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A 48-year-old West Delavan Avenue woman was arrested on drunken driving and other charges when she allegedly struck five parked cars and drove over the curb in the 2100 block of Main Street near the grounds of Sisters Hospital early Friday.Christine Sanders was also charged with disorderly conduct and obstruction for refusing to cooperate with officers at the scene.Sanders…

A 40-year-old Buffalo man suspected in a number of recent store robberies in Erie County remained in the Erie County Holding Center on Friday after his arrest by Orchard Park police detectives.James E. Uptegrove, of Ryan Street, was arrested several hours after he allegedly threatened a clerk and stole several hundred dollars Thursday evening at a Kwik Fill gas station at …

The atmosphere created by some young people Thursday in Riverside Park during the Independence Day festivities turned as combustible as the fireworks.Groups from outside the neighborhood, according to witnesses, started a number of fights and later wreaked havoc on Tonawanda Street by blocking traffic and jumping on cars before they were dispersed without arrests.“It was a…

Buffalo police are still investigating a collision that killed a motorcyclist this evening. The motorcycle collided with an SUV at the intersection of Leroy Avenue and Holden Street at about 7:15 p.m.Buffalo police confirmed the male motorcyclist was declared dead at the scene.Police said the SUV struck the motorcycle and then struck a house on Leroy.The cause remains unde…

A car thief drove off with more than he bargained for Friday morning when he jumped into an unattended car at a gas station at William Street and Fillmore Avenue.A 3-year-old was in the back seat.The toddler – unharmed – and the vehicle were later recovered.Police charged both the suspected car thief and the child’s mother.Shortly after 12:30 a.m., a man got into the vehic…

MAYVILLE – A 31-year-old man who crashed a car in the Town of Hanover and fled the scene has been arrested on multiple charges, Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies said today.Deputies were dispatched shortly after 7 a.m. Thursday to investigate a crash on Hanover Road, where the vehicle involved was abandoned. The crash occurred sometime the night before.Deputies determin…

NIAGARA FALLS – A St. John’s Parkway man was arrested and taken to the hospital with a small stab wound to the chest early Thursday morning after witnesses told city police the assailant chased a man with a knife and dragged a woman by her hair.James A. Mylar, 39, who police described as appearing highly intoxicated, was arrested at about 4:30 a.m. in the parking lot of an…

Three people safely fled a house fire this morning in the Town of Hartland, Niagara County sheriff’s deputies reported.The fire at 3875 Root Road was reported at 6:25 a.m. Friday by the homeowner, who said there were flames coming from the second floor, deputies said.Two adults and a juvenile were out of the house by the time deputies and firefighters arrived. The fire was…

Erie County deputies made DWI arrests on land and water Thursday.A 26-year-old driver with a blood-alcohol content more than three times the legal limit was arrested following a traffic stop in the Town of Elma, Erie County sheriff’s deputies reported this morning.Deputy Tim Christian pulled over a vehicle being driven erratically about 8:20 p.m. Thursday night on Bowen R…

ALBION – A Rochester teen was injured Thursday in a fireworks explosion at a camp site in the Orleans County Town of Murray, sheriff’s deputies reported.Brent A. Mead, 19, was setting off fireworks on private property along Ridge Road late Thursday afternoon when one exploded within the mortar shell he was holding, injuring his hands and chest. He was airlifted to Strong M…

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Ross C. Miller had a very unusual story to tell family members during a visit this week to his hometown of Elma.It is a story involving the FBI, government intrigue and an alleged attempt to poison the president of the United States.Earlier this year, the 44-year-old artist and small-businessman assisted the FBI as a witness in a case involving letters that were poisoned w…

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A July Fourth holiday crackdown on distracted driving was cheered Thursday by the mother of a West Seneca man who was killed in a texting-related crash in 2007.“Isn’t it awesome?” asked Kelly Cline of West Seneca. “I think it’s fabulous. I love when they do that on holiday weekends.”Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the crackdown this week, saying that up to $1 million was to…

One resident was treated for smoke inhalation in Erie County Medical Center after a fire routed the occupants of a Linwood Avenue apartment house about 3 a.m. Thursday.Spokesman Michael DeGeorge said the two-alarm fire did $50,000 damage to the building at 175 Linwood. The cause appears to have been careless smoking, he said. The injured person was identified only as a man…

A cellphone store, a shoe store and a dollar store were burglarized overnight, Northwest District police said Thursday.The T-Mobile cellphone store at 2730 Delaware Ave., just south of Kenmore Avenue, police said. The intruder smashed the front window and stole eight phones of various brands worth $4,540. Four other phones, all Samsung models, valued at $2,150, were damage…

South District police arrested four men on assault charges Thursday morning, after a man was beaten on Perry Street.Juan Rodriguez was hit in the face, opening a 2-inch cut, and also was knocked down and repeatedly kicked by the assailants about 6:40 a.m. near the Tyson Foods plant, police said. Rodriguez was treated in Mercy Hospital.The suspects were identified as Jorge…