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An M&T Bank branch in Buffalo was robbed late Tuesday by a man who handed a note to branch staff demanding money and no dye pack.The suspect, said to be in his early 40s, fled the branch at 490 Dorrance St. in South Buffalo after getting nearly $2,400.South District police, the FBI and the Safe Streets Task Force were investigating.

ROYALTON – A fire in the Town of Royalton in Niagara County destroyed a barn despite the efforts of three fire companies but no occupants or animals were inside when the fire started.Following a 911 call, Niagara County’s Sheriff’s patrol units found a barn fully engulfed by fire at 7954 Simms Road on Wednesday at 3:13 p.m. Firefighters from Rapids, Wolcottsville and Terry…

The body of a missing 26-year-old man was found this afternoon in a wooded area west of State Route 77 in Genesee County, one day after he went missing from a home in the Town of Darien.Ryan C. Bergman was pronounced dead by Genesee County Coroner Kristine Flanagan. There was no indication of foul play, and the cause of death is still to be determined, according to a press…

Amherst Police have closed Smith Road from Transit Road to Millersport Highway and Dann Road from Smith to Transit because of heavy flooding, but were still trying to determine the cause of the flooding Wednesday afternoon.Routine police patrols found water rising at a rapid clip as of late afternoon, prompting the shutdown of the two roads as well as multiple courts and n…

An autopsy is scheduled Thursday for the man killed when his vehicle collided with a train at a railroad crossing on Eden-Evans Center Road on Tuesday afternoon.The man, whose name still has yet to be released, was believed to be in his 40s, authorities said.Town of Evans police provided no further information Wednesday.

A woman was stabbed in the wrist and then raped with a knife held to her throat early Wednesday on West Chippewa Street downtown, Central District police said.The victim told police she was visiting her boyfriend at his West Chippewa Street apartment between 12:30 and 12:45 a.m., when she was attacked with a steak knife while borrowing DVDs from her boyfriend’s neighbor. A…

Central District police hope that video surveillance will lead them to the gunman who fired a shot at a customer in a High Street delicatessen Tuesday afternoon.Shortly after 1 p.m., a man wearing all-dark clothing displayed a handgun and began shooting at the customer toward the rear of the deli, at High and Maple streets, according to police.The shot damaged a cooler an…

A kitchen fire left $7,000 damage Wednesday morning to an apartment in the Santa Maria Towers on Connecticut Street, on Buffalo’s West Side, fire officials said.Firefighters responding to a 7:27 a.m. alarm at 255 Connecticut managed to confine the damage to the second-floor apartment. The cause remains under investigation.

WHEATFIELD – A robber displaying a handgun fled with an undetermined amount of cash after holding up the Kwik Fill at 3945 Niagara Falls Blvd. shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday.Niagara County sheriff’s deputies the bandit confronted a gas station clerk with the gun displayed, then got into a vehicle parked on nearby Crescent Drive. Anyone with information is urged to contact I…

SHERMAN – A Pennsylvania driver whose vehicle veered off the westbound I-86 about 7 p.m. Tuesday has been charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated,Daniel P. Hido, 25, of Girard, Pa., also was charged with DWI and moving from a lane unsafely. Deputies said he posted a blood-alcohol level of .18 percent and faces a future appearance in Sherman Town Court.

JAMESTOWN — A 21-year-old Sinclairville man faces charges stemming from an investigation into stolen checks that were cashed following a burglary, state police announced Tuesday.Troopers on Dec. 13 arrested Shawn M. Hale, of Kent Street, on charges of third-degree grand larceny, fifth-degree possession of stolen property and second-degree criminal possession of a forged in…

JAMESTOWN — State police have charged a 14-year-old boy with menacing for allegedly pointing a loaded shotgun at a woman in Ashville.The boy and another boy were walking through the woods behind a residence on Blockville-Watts Flats Road when a woman tried to get their attention by yelling to them. Once the boy made it to a clearing he loaded a shotgun and then aimed the l…

The driver of a car was killed Tuesday when the vehicle collided with a train at about 1 p.m. Tuesday at a railroad crossing along the Norfolk Southern Railway tracks on Eden-Evans Center Road near Delamater Road, Town of Evans Police said.The identity of the driver was not released pending notification of family.The collision is being investigated by Evans police.In addit…

Police arrested four people on charges of stealing three radio-controlled vehicles from the 7-Eleven store at 460 Hertel Ave., Buffalo police reported.Northwest District officers said the two men and two women distracted a cashier and made off in a gray Saturn with the merchandise valued at $179.97. Police found the toys in the suspects’ possession when officers stopped th…

A Sumner Place man who forgot to lock his front door was robbed late Monday in his home, Buffalo police reported.Police said three men approached the home in the 100 block of Sumner on the city’s East Side around 8:40 p.m. and one them entered. The victim was pushed down and $300 was taken from his pockets, according to a report.The suspects fled south over the railroad tr…