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A Buffalo man accused of killing a 13-year-old girl last month in his Hagen Street apartment after a late-night party also faces a charge that he raped the teenager before fatally stabbing her.Darshawn Morris, 21, also known as “Slink,” was indicted on charges of second-degree murder, second-degree rape and second-degree criminal sexual act in the Sept. 1 attack on Lanasha…

Police and emergency crews were called to the scene of a crash at Wehrle Drive and Youngs Roads in Amherst this morning.The crash occurred at about 6:20 a.m. and officers and other first responders have been at the scene for more than hour

MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County prosecutors Tuesday began unveiling a torrent of physical evidence in their case against Anthony R. “Rob” Taglianetti – including the gun they say was used in the 2012 murder of Clymer School Superintendent Keith L. Reed Jr. and a crumpled ATM receipt from Taglianetti’s bank account found at the crime scene.The .357 Magnum was discovered in a c…

LOCKPORT – A man who was accused of violating a woman’s restraining order against him four times pleaded guilty to two felonies to settle the cases Tuesday.Antiwon J. Dunmeyer, 33, of 15th Street, Buffalo, a former Niagara Falls resident, pleaded guilty to aggravated and first-degree criminal contempt. Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas promised him concurrent senten…

LOCKPORT – Plea bargain talks in the chambers of State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. Tuesday didn’t resolve the separate cases of two drivers facing charges in connection with fatal crashes in Niagara County.Defense attorney Joel L. Daniels was representing both defendants: Taylor J. Clause, 18, of Steele Circle, Town of Niagara, and Frederick J. Lederhouse, 6…

PEMBROKE – State police arrested two reputed Rochester area bank robbers when their alleged getaway vehicle crashed into the center median of the Thruway in the Town of Pembroke during a high speed chase about 3 p.m. Tuesday.The two suspects, both taken into custody without apparent injuries, allegedly robbed a bank in the Rochester suburb of Irondequoit about 1 p.m. State…

NIAGARA FALLS – The third of three suspects who assaulted clerks and robbed a Pine Avenue pawn shop Monday afternoon still was being sought Tuesday night by Niagara Falls Police. Arrested after brief foot chases when police responded to the call for help from the operators of the Casino Buy and Sell store at 2001 Pine about 3:15 p.m. Monday were Edwin Keith Ridgeway, 26, …

NIAGARA FALLS – Two teenagers told police they were assaulted and robbed by a group of 8 to 10 other teens as they walked in the 1900 block of Forest Avenue at 8:10 p.m. Monday.The teens said the boys ran across Liberty Park towards them and told them to get on the ground and empty their pockets.One victim said he was kicked in the head and the ribs while he was on the gro…

NIAGARA FALLS – Two men collecting scrap metal at the former Wendt’s Dairy on Buffalo Avenue caused an ammonia leak when they cut a pipe in a storage room in the building at 10:30 a.m. Monday, police said.The two men, who were tenants of the building, said they cut into a line that began to hiss and secrete a noxious odor. They left, and called police.Police found the hiss…

Cattaraugus County Judge Ronald D. Ploets spared a Portville man a prison sentence on his grand larceny and forgery convictions but ordered him to spend the next five years of his probation and more if necessary repaying $23,100 to two Olean businesses he defrauded earlier this year.Jaryd J. Rodgers was sentenced in County Court in Little Valley on his conviction of third-…

NIAGARA FALLS – Police were searching for a suspect in a stabbing Monday night on Ferry Avenue.The victim, an unidentified 37-year-old Niagara Falls man, was stabbed in the left side of the chest following an argument over a can of spray paint, which escalated into a physical fight, according to police.The two men went outside and began to fight at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in th…

LEWISTON – A 70-year-old man received minor injuries after he was hit by a car at 9 a.m. today in the 900 block of Center Street at the Robert Moses Parkway.The pedestrian was taken by Lewiston No. 1 emergency medical services to Mount St. Mary’s Hospital with minor injuries, possibly a broken hip, according to Lewiston Police.Police did not charge the driver who told po…

A Buffalo man pleaded guilty Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to production of counterfeit currency.Assistant U.S. Attorney John E. Rogowski said Bishara Lott, 41, used a personal computer to print $5,090 in fake $20, $50, and $100 bills.Rogowski said Lott was caught after trying to sell his counterfeit money to an undercover operative of the U.S. Secre…

A West Seneca man has been sentenced to 7½ years in prison for wounding a Buffalo police officer and himself as he tried to run away from police in May.Jeffrey Thomas, 22, of Harlem Road, pleaded guilty in July to second-degree assault and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon before State Supreme Court Justice John L. Michalski for the May 25 shooting of Officer J…

A 26-year-old man was fatally shot at about 11 p.m Monday on the 300 block of Stockbridge Avenue, a short distance from the intersection of Bailey Avenue, authorities said.The identity of the man, who died at the scene, has not yet been released and no arrests have been made. Homicide detectives have appealed to the public for assistance. Anyone with information is asked t…