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An Edison Street man was charged Thursday with second-degree vehicular manslaughter for a fatal accident involving a pedestrian that occurred Nov. 5 on the 1000 block of East Ferry Street, according to Lt. Thomas J. Leatherbarrow, commander of the Buffalo Police Department Accident Investigation Unit.Toxicology results determined that Alfred Long Jr., 28, was driving a r…

ALBION – Two drivers and a passenger were hospitalized after a two-car crash Thursday morning on Roosevelt Highway in the Town of Kendall.William A. Ireland, 85, of Kendall was driving his pickup-truck east in the 16800 block of Roosevelt which is State Route 18, and was trying to make a left turn into Crosby’s Mini-Mart there about 10:45 a.m. when he crossed into the path…

NIAGARA FALLS – Universal Wireless reported $15,000 worth of cell phones stolen in a break-in between 2 a.m.and 3 a.m. Wednesday at the store at 2930 Pine Ave.Police were called because of a broken front door window. Inside, they found three large pieces of cement that were used to break the windows. Damage was estimated at $2,000A total of 35 cell phones, valued at $15,00…

WHEATFIELD – A Ferchen Drive man contacted the Niagara County Sheriff Department Tuesday night after his two dogs, a beagle and a pit bull mix, suddenly became ill. The man said his veterinarian told him that the dogs may have ingested a toxic substance. The 44-year-old owner of the dogs said he believes his neighbor, who had threatened to kill his dog over the summer if i…

Armed robberies at two 7-Eleven convenience stores in North Tonawanda and Amherst early Thursday morning appear to be related to a string of armed robberies that have been reported throughout Erie and Niagara counties since Dec. 24, police officials say.A man who had his face covered and was wearing gloves displayed a handgun and demanded cash from a store clerk at the 7-E…

Robin Hart will be allowed to see her 3-month-old granddaughter the first Thursday of every month at the home of the baby’s foster parents, and if the visits go well, she could see the infant more often, an Erie County Family Court judge said Thursday at a hearing.The baby was born Oct. 3 to Hart’s daughter, Nora Brooks, and Matthew W. Kuzdzal, with whom Brooks lived on th…

The tires of about 16 vehicles were punctured Thursday morning after a chunk of concrete became dislodged on the westbound Youngmann Highway where it goes over Delaware Avenue, created a hole and caused some traffic backup on the highway, Town of Tonawanda Police and state Department of Transportation officials said.“There was actually a piece of material that came out of…

A Buffalo resident pulled over for speeding on Route 33 Wednesday night was charged with driving while intoxicated, state police reported this morning.Troopers said a car traveling at 90 mph in the 55 mph zone was pulled over at about 10:10 p.m. in city limits. Brian F. Madden, 35, of Sagamore Terrace, showed signs of intoxication and failed roadside sobriety tests, troope…

LOCKPORT – David J. Mongielo, the Lockport businessman who has been fighting the Town of Lockport sign ordinance for four years, won’t have to go to jail for violating it, at least for now.Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III agreed Wednesday to hear an appeal of the 10-day jail term imposed Tuesday night on Mongielo by Town Justice Leonard G. Tilney Jr., and stayed …

ATTICA – A correctional officer and an inmate at Attica Correctional Facility were taken for hospital treatment after a prisoner serving a sentence for murder attacked the officer Wednesday evening when the officer was preparing to enter and search the inmate’s cell, the state Department of Corrections said.Their injuries were not considered life-threatening.The inmate, Mi…

NIAGARA FALLS – A 32-year-old Niagara Falls man was arrested after a Rural/Metro ambulance was stolen in the 1800 block of Ontario Avenue here about 4:20 p.m. Wednesday and then found abandoned near the suspect’s home in the 2600 block of North Avenue minutes later. Michael Adam Dobson was arrested on a grand larceny fourth-degree charge and other counts by Niagara Falls P…

A 37-year-old Highgate Avenue man was arrested late Wednesday morning for allegedly trying to strangle a neighbor woman during an argument. Kenneth J. Garland was charged with attempted strangulation, third-degree assault, harassment and obstruction of governmental administration after allegedly giving the woman a black eye, trying to choke her with an electrical cord from…

A 17-year-old Brinton Street youth was arrested outside Bennett High School about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday after a police officer reported a “strong odor of marijuana” on him.The youth was charged after officers reported finding three small bags of marijuana in his inside coat pocket.

A 26-year-old Buffalo woman was arrested for drunken driving and drinking in a vehicle after her car was found stuck in a ditch on Chestnut Ridge Road by Orchard Park Detective John Payne and Officer Tom Mariano about 3:15 a.m. Wednesday. Ester Oo said she had become lost while driving home from a friend’s house and got stuck in the ditch while trying to turn around on the…

A 27-year-old Lackawanna woman was arrested for drunken driving on Abbott Road in the Town of Orchard Park about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday. Laura C. Kwiatkowski was pulled over after Police Officer Patrick Rizzo reported spotting her weaving between lanes. She was arrested for driving while intoxicated and failing to keep right. She was released to a family member and blood test …