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Three women were arrested by Genesee County Sheriff's deputies Thursday during a Miranda Lambert concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, according to the Sheriff's Office. Monica W. Granata, 54, of West Seneca, was charged with two counts of second-degree harassment for allegedly punching, kicking and biting two Live Nation security officers as she was ejected fr…

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A Pennsylvania man was arrested by Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies Sunday and charged with driving while intoxicated, authorities said. According to the Sheriff's Office, John J. Patrick, 37, of Lansdale, was operating a vehicle that went off the road at about 6:18 p.m. and became lodged in a ditch off Route 83 in the Town of Cherry Creek. Deputies administered …

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A Town of Sheridan business was raided Friday and its owner charged with drug-related and stolen property crimes, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. James L. Langendorfer, 55, of Fredonia, was charged with fourth- and fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, fourth-degree criminal possession of…

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For the third time in six years, Raymond M. Burley has been imprisoned for operating a methamphetamine lab in Niagara County. In 2009, Burley was the first local man to operate a mobile meth lab and taught others how to make the drug, Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon said Monday, quoting from a Probation Department pre-sentencing report. "You are a threat to the com…

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Town of Tonawanda police were called to the Milton J. Broundshidle American Legion Post at 3354 Delaware Ave. after hundreds of people showed up to a birthday party booked at the location, according to police reports. "All working police personnel" were sent to the hall at about 8:40 p.m. Saturday after a manager shut down the party when too many people showed up, a pol…

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Murray Holman needs a ride. The executive director of the Stop the Violence Coalition says the 15-person shuttle bus that his organization uses to get to scenes of homicides, take kids to sporting events and get the word out bringing peace to the streets of Buffalo broke down and can't be fixed. "It broke down on Night Out," Holman said. The 18-year-old bus wrapped i…

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A 19-year-old woman has been charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of NaKara Morgan at a house party on Schreck Avenue late Friday night, Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced Monday. The suspect, Areyona Favors, was arraigned before Buffalo City Court Judge Debra Givens on Sunday and was being held without bail. Morgan was stabbed m…

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The first of three public forms on policing in the City of Buffalo is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, in the Frank Merriweather Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave. "This forum is an opportunity for community members and residents and folks who want to share their thoughts and feelings about policing but who may not traditionally have opportunities to speak about these t…

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Buffalo police are asking the public's help in identifying a bank robber who held up the M&T Bank branch at 1800 Main St., at West Delavan Avenue, at about 11:15 a.m. Friday. The robber, who was wearing a dark rain jacket, passed a note to the teller and fled with an undisclosed amount of money. Police ask anyone with information about the robber to call the Buff…

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A 21-year old Buffalo man remained in critical condition Monday morning after he was shot Sunday evening in Buffalo's Leroy neighborhood, Buffalo Police reported. The victim, whose name was not released, was on the first block of Richlawn Avenue north of Leroy Avenue when he was struck by gunfire just before 8 p.m., police said. He was rushed to the Erie County Medic…

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Buffalo Police arrested a Lockport man Friday night after he crashed his sport utility vehicle during an eight-block high-speed chase on the East Side. Jamar Fountain, 30, of Pine Street, was charged with reckless endangerment and various traffic charges after police saw him allegedly speeding on Jefferson Avenue at about 9:15 p.m. Officers tried to stop the SUV at M…

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A man in the process of moving out of a Ninth Street apartment he had shared with his late fiancée told Niagara Falls Police on Saturday that some expensive jewelry had been stolen from the residence. The victim told police that that management of the building had recently contracted to have the locks changed in the apartment. In the meantime, a women's gold-and-diamond…

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An Ashland Avenue landlord told Niagara Falls Police that he suspected a tenant of causing substantial damage to his rental property last week, apparently in retaliation for the landlord having the man arrested. The arrest stemmed from an incident in which the landlord's car was damaged, according to police reports. On Wednesday morning, the landlord reported finding su…

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A woman who was house-sitting for a friend told Niagara Falls Police that the Whitney Avenue residence was burglarized sometime between noon and 9 p.m. on Saturday. The woman told police that she left the residence around noon Saturday, at which time everything was in order. Upon returning at 9 p.m., she reported receiving a text alleging that a woman had broken into th…