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A motorcycle accident in Cattaraugus County on Sunday night has claimed the life of a 43-year-old woman and critically injured a 49-year-old man, state police at Machias reported.Both the driver and passenger were ejected from the vehicle in the accident, reported at about 7 p.m. Sunday on McKinstry Road in the Town of Machias.While heading south, the operator failed to ne…

STOCKTON – A 32-year-old Hamburg man was flown by Starflight to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, with injuries suffered about 2 p.m. Sunday when a pickup truck towing a camper trailer went out of control on a hill on Hartfield-Stockton Road, hit an embankment and rolled over, Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies reported.The man was said to have non-life-threatening …

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – The Niagara Falls Fire Department used its newly-acquired davit arm Sunday afternoon to lift an injured man out of the Niagara Gorge after a mishap on the Niagara Glen Recreational Trail, the Niagara Parks Police Service reported.The man, identified as a 70-year-old Niagara Falls resident, was taken to Greater Niagara General Hospital with a suspected…

A Hamburg man died early this morning after he was ejected from his motorcycle at the intersection of Big Tree Road and South Park Avenue, according to Hamburg police.The man, 42, was found in the roundabout shortly after 2 a.m. and taken to Mercy Hospital, where he later died, authorities said.Police did not release the man’s name and said they are still investigating th…

A fire Saturday night at a vacant home near the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus night caused $75,000 in damage, Buffalo Fire Department officials said.Firefighters were called to 246 Carlton St. at 10:13 p.m., and the cause of the fire is under investigation, authorities said.The fire began on the first floor and eventually spread to the second floor, according to departmen…

Three store clerks and a bartender were arrested for selling alcohol to a minor in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties after New York State Police made compliance checks at area bars and convenience stores on Saturday, officials said today.Twenty-four establishments were checked, and 20 were in compliance, according to police.In Hartfield, Almedia Erhard, 24, of Sherman, w…

LOCKPORT – Daryl Ubiles, a Lockport man who sued the city after it rejected two of his winning bids at last year’s tax foreclosure auction and refused to return his deposits, scored a victory in State Supreme Court on Thursday. Court officials said Justice Frank Caruso granted Ubiles summary judgment – a win without a trial – in the fight over $6,150 in deposits.Ubiles, wh…

Five Buffalo firefighters suffered injuries while battling three house fires early Saturday – one a three-alarm fire in the city’s Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood, followed by a blaze on the city’s West Side an hour later.Firefighters were first called at 1:54 a.m. to extinguish fires at two vacant homes at 73 and 95 Milburn St., fire officials said Saturday. Both structure…

NIAGARA FALLS – A Lewiston man who returned to his Niagara Avenue property Friday afternoon discovered a thief snipping the copper wires leading to his electric meter. Police said that the thief, who was in the final stages of gathering up the wire valued at about $100, was arrested as he tried to walk away from the scene shortly after 1 p.m. Charged with petit larceny a…

SANBORN – Two employees returning from their lunch break are credited with foiling the theft of scrap metal on Friday, Niagara County sheriff’s deputies said.The employees spotted a car behind the CFI building on Cory Drive shortly after 1 p.m. and noticed two people attempting to load a 300-pound steel plate into the vehicle. The plate was valued at $400. Police arrested…

After a five-mile chase with police, a Silver Lake teenager was arrested early Saturday morning for stealing a car, the Arcade Police Department reported.The vehicle sped away when police tried to stop it at 12:57 a.m. for a traffic infraction, and the chase did not end until the driver lost control of the vehicle on Creek Road in the Cattaraugus County town of Yorkshire, …

Two people are dead and a Buffalo man is charged with their murders, which occurred just hours apart.Michael Moore, 31, of Crestwood Avenue, was arrested Saturday and accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend late Friday in their North Buffalo house, then killing another man early Saturday outside a store at Bailey Avenue and East Ferry Street, Buffalo police said.Police…

A laptop was forcibly taken from a woman walking on Merrimac Street in the University Heights neighborhood Friday afternoon, officials said.She was walking home and was robbed at the corner of Bruce Street at 4:30 p.m., according to police. The laptop was valued at $800.The two robbers fled east on Heath Street, police said, and one of them was riding a pink bicycle.

A birthday party on Freund Street was interrupted early Saturday morning by a gunshot, Buffalo police said.A woman was shot in the foot while at a birthday party for her mother that lasted until 3:15 a.m., , officials said.The shooter is unknown to the woman and police.

A Hertel Avenue man was arrested after he refused to leave Mulligan’s Brick Bar on Allen Street, then became combative in the Buffalo police lockup about 1:30 a.m. Friday. Marc Madden, 37, faces multiple counts of harassment and obstructing governmental administration, police said.