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The Sheriff offices of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties have enlisted the aid of a non-profit anti-crime organization and are seeking public help in the investigation of recent break-ins or attempted break-ins at four pharmacies – the most recent, Tuesday morning.Two of the incidents occcurred May 29, at The Corner Drug Store, Cattaraugus, and Johnson Pharmacy, Mayvi…

Already previously convicted for drunken driving, Mary Jane Hagler of Hamburg added a new crime to her record.The bookkeeper on Friday admitted stealing nearly $800,000 over 10 years from the Buffalo property company where she worked. The stolen money helped support her casino gambling habit, a prosecutor said.Hagler, 58, of Rosedale Avenue, pleaded guilty to third-degree …

A West Seneca contractor can sue the company that owns the Seneca Nation’s Hickory Stick Golf Course in Lewiston for unpaid bills, an appellate court ruled Friday.The Appellate Division of State Supreme Court in Rochester unanimously upheld a March 2012 decision by State Supreme Court Justice Catherine Nugent Panepinto that Sue/Perior Concrete and Paving may pursue its cla…

A Buffalo man was charged Friday with robbing two banks earlier this year.Jason Berg, 23, is accused of robbing the M&T Bank at 788 Tonawanda St. on May 16 and the M&T Bank at 1580 Hertel Ave. on June 12.Assistant U.S. Attorney Melissa Marangola said Berg passed notes to the bank tellers indicating he had a firearm.Berg’s arrest is the result of an investigation by the Bu…

A 29-year-old Cheektowaga man was the victim of a fatal shooting about 3 p.m. Friday near Northland and Rocker avenues on the East Side, Buffalo homicide officials said.The victim was shot multiple times, said homicide detectives investigating the case. Further information, including the victim’s identity, were unavailable. Anyone with information is asked to call or tex…

A federal court jury found a Buffalo man guilty Friday of selling heroin.The verdict means Alejandro Navarro-Gonzalez, 31, will face a mandatory minimum penalty of 20 years in prison when he is sentenced in September by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Catherine Baumgarten, who prosecuted the case with Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Opanga, …

A Buffalo man involved in setting a Jack Russell terrier on fire last fall will be sentenced at 11 a.m. on June 27 by State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia.The sentencing of Adell Ziegler was scheduled for Friday, but was postponed after a conference among the judge, the Erie County District Attorney’s Office and Ziegler’s attorneys.Questions arose after the DA’…

An Orchard Park man has admitted stealing $25,789 from a friend who entrusted him to handle his finances, the Erie County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday.Geary H. Murray, 55, of Michael Road, pleaded guilty, as charged, to third-degree grand larceny before Erie County Judge Thomas P. Franczyk.Murray, a teacher for Buffalo Public Schools, faces a prison sentence…

Solar-powered traffic control signs are now blinking brightly at speeders along Parkside Avenue by the Buffalo Zoo informing them of exactly how fast they are going above the 30 mph speed limit.Mayor Byron W. Brown and Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda unveiled the devices, strapped to light poles, this morning. They explained that the high-tech radar speed detectors ofte…

An Alden man missing since Wednesday was found safe late Thursday night in Tennessee, State Police reported.An alert issued Thursday described 75-year-old John W. Millard as a vulnerable adult with dementia last seen driving his gray 2006 Ford truck on the Peace Bridge.Police reported Millard was found safe around 11:30 p.m. at a welcome center in Jellico, Tenn. without hi…

A Buffalo woman faces a maximum of four years in prison following her third conviction for drunken driving, Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III reported Wednesday.Tammy Karek, 32, of Eden Street, pleaded guilty to felony DWI and leaving the scene of an accident before State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller. He set sentencing for Dec. 6.Sedita said Kare…

A 40-year-old Zelmer Street man was arrested on drug and marijuana charges after police stopped his car for a front headlight problem in the 300 block of West Delavan Avenue about 12:40 a.m. Wednesday. Antoine D. Vance was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana.Police reported seizing from him 24 glassine envelopes c…

A Buffalo police officer was taken by ambulance to Erie County Medical Center for treatment of injuries she suffered in a collision between her patrol car and a civilian car shortly after 10:30 p.m. Thursday at Porter Avenue and York Street on the city’s West Side.Police Spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge this morning said a passenger in the other vehicle also suffered minor in…

LOCKPORT – Frank Rylowicz didn’t hold back Thursday in State Supreme Court when he confronted the man who murdered his daughter.“You’re nothing more than an egotistical, barbaric terrorist who should be shot by a firing squad,” Rylowicz told Brian C. Lowry, who killed Heather M. Rylowicz, his live-in girlfriend, in North Tonawanda last November.Lowry, 32, was sentenced to …

A Buffalo man who has been arrested 64 times has been sentenced to 20 years to life in state prison as a persistent violent felony offender, Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III reported Thursday. In his latest brush with the law, Jessie Medley, 51, of Walden Avenue, was convicted of first-degree robbery and third-degree possession of a weapon after a week-lon…