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A Salamanca man was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated after he was found slumped at the wheel of a car parked in the middle of Hatchery Road in the Town of Coldspring, State Police reported. Troopers arrested Catlin Jackson, 34, early Saturday. Police said they found Jackson slumped at the wheel of his car after responding to a report that a vehicle w…

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A Dunkirk man is being held without bail in Chautauqua County Jail on charges connected with a holdup about 9 p.m. Friday at a gas station and convenience store on Central Avenue, Dunkirk Police reported. Police said Murray Hall III, 32, was located near the store when officers searched the area after responding to a call about a robbery in progress. Officers said he wa…

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A Garden Avenue woman told Niagara Falls Police that almost $900 worth of fraudulent purchases were made on her credit card after she used it recently at a bar and restaurant on Niagara Falls Boulevard. The woman said she used her card to pay checks Nov. 3 at both the restaurant and bar portions of the business, then received an electronic receipt after she left showing…

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A Lewiston woman told Lewiston Town Police she lost $5,000 recently to a telephone scammer who informed her she had won $4 million in a lottery. The woman said the caller directed her to deposit a check that she would be receiving in the mail, and then to wire $5,000 of the winnings to an account number that he supplied. The woman did as instructed, only to be inform…

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A Niagara Falls man was shot in the leg when he fought with two men who attacked him about 7 p.m. Friday as he walked near his home in the 400 block of Ninth Street, Niagara Falls Police reported. Franklin C. Smouse, 45, who described himself to officers as a former drug dealer, told police the gun discharged when he tried to take it away from an assailant who was beati…

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A man was stabbed in the left shoulder and another man was beaten in a Thursday night brawl near Pine Avenue and Hyde Park Boulevard, Niagara Falls Police said. The two victims were driving in the area just after 8 p.m. when their car was boxed in by two other vehicles, according to police reports. Five or six men emerged from the two blocking vehicles, confronted the p…

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A 43-year-old man suffered minor injuries Friday night when he was attacked and robbed while walking in the 1600 block of Niagara Avenue, Niagara Falls Police said. The victim, a Whitney Avenue resident, told police he was walking north on 16th Street near Niagara Avenue a short time after 10 p.m. when he was attacked from behind by two or three men. He was knocked face…

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A Buffalo man faces up to 10 years in prison after being charged with unlawful possession of a machine gun, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. The weapon was one of eight Jeffrey Parker, 33, turned over to Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents on Sept. 6, prosecutors said. Parker bought the weapon in May 2011 from Craiglows Gun Shop in West Seneca. T…

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A Delaware woman was arrested at the Peace Bridge this week after authorities said she crossed from Canada into the United States with nine cigarettes containing marijuana in her car. During a secondary inspection at the bridge on Monday afternoon involving, Customs and Border Protection officials reported finding the cigarettes inside a blue plastic container on the fl…

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A Williamsville man admitted in federal court on Friday he stole from the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades and an insurance company after the death of his brother, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Timothy McCluskey, 61, faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud. McCluskey got his brother, Shawn McCluskey,…

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A West Side man who crashed his SUV into a boulder near the foot of Ontario Street, flipping the vehicle onto its side, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, according to a Buffalo police report. Saw Kyaw, 52, of Plymouth Avenue, crashed his Toyota Rav4 at about 4:55 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Ontario and Niagara streets in Riverside. Kya…

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Buffalo police have released new details about a shooting last month on the city's East Side. D'Yontae J. Parker, 25, of Buffalo was shot just after midnight Oct. 24 on the first block of Kent Street, between Lombard and Playter streets, not far from the Broadway Market. He suffered critical injuries and died several hours later after undergoing emergency surgery at Eri…

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A 23-year-old LeRoy man was fatally shot late Friday in the Town of Byron, the Genesee County Sheriff's Department has reported. John L. Carney was pronounced dead at the scene on Byron Holley Road by Genesee County Coroner Donald Coleman. The Sheriff's Department said the investigation is continuing. An autopsy will be conducted by the Monroe County Medical Exami…

A Buffalo man who, following his arrest in 2017, allegedly attempted to have one of his assault victims killed pleaded guilty Thursday in State Supreme Court to a single count of second-degree criminal solicitation. Robbie Said, 39, pleaded guilty to the highest charge possible, the Erie County District Attorney's Office said Friday. Prosecutors said that on Aug. 8, …

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A Grand Island-area man wanted on child sex abuse charges was arrested this week in Florida, according to the Erie County Sheriff's Office. A warrant was issued in October for Jacob Beach, 25, who was indicted on felony sex abuse charges against a child, but he did not appear at his arraignment, the Sheriff's Office said. Beach was captured Wednesday by sheriff's dep…