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A man arrested in a June 10 police raid that seized more than 2 ounces of methamphetamine oil pleaded guilty Tuesday in Niagara County Court. Walter T. Fraser, 42, of Sandrock Road, Eden, was arrested in the raid at a home on Ide Road in Newfane. He pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and faces a maximum sentence of 5½ years in …

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Kareem Allen knows what it's like to live in a part of Buffalo where gun violence is commonplace. Allen owns a business in a section of the city – a slice of the Schiller Park neighborhood near the Cheektowaga border – that's had among the highest concentration of shootings over almost the last nine years. The neighborhood has made progress and is in better shape now…

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A Buffalo man was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated Saturday, following a one-vehicle accident on the Interstate-190, according to State Police. Troopers said 27-year-old Corey D. Perry was uninjured in the accident, but it was determined by troopers that he was intoxicated and driving with a suspended license. Perry's blood alcohol content registered…

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An Albion man was arrested on several motor vehicle and traffic charges, following a one-vehicle accident Tuesday in the Town of Alabama, according to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said 47-year-old Thomas Scott Flower was charged with driving while intoxicated, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle wit…

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A Syracuse woman was arrested for allegedly attempting to smuggle synthetic marijuana into the Collins Correctional Facility in the Town of Collins, according to State Police. Troopers, who were called at 11:30 a.m. Sunday to the facility, arrested Debora L. Fuentes, 22, who allegedly was attempting to smuggle about 12.1 grams of synthetic cannabinoid into the prison. …

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A Buffalo man was arrested for DWI as well as drug and weapon possession charges, following a traffic stop Friday on the Interstate 190, according to State Police. Troopers said a vehicle operated by 31-year-old Johnny D. Moore Jr. was stopped shortly after 10 p.m., when Moore was allegedly determined to have been intoxicated and taken into custody. During a search o…

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A suspended Erie County sheriff's deputy who was arrested last month on prostitution-related charges was arraigned Tuesday in Lancaster Town Court, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors charged 52-year-old Wallace Waliczek with promoting prostitution after an investigation into his wife's alleged actions revealed evidence that pointed to h…

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Buffalo police are continuing their investigation into a shooting Monday evening in which two Buffalo men were injured near Inter Park and Fillmore avenues, according to the Buffalo Police Department. The shooting occurred about 5:45 p.m. while both men were seated inside a vehicle, police said. Both men were transported to Erie County Medical Center. According to po…

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A Niagara Falls man who scammed three local businesses out of more than $10,000 in inventory has been sentenced in Erie County Court to nine to 18 years in state prison as a persistent felony offender, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 49-year-old Randall Keith McGovern in the summer of 2017 placed telephone orders for inventory f…

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Shelby Garigen's arrest drew attention for a lot of reasons. She served in a position of trust – athletic trainer at an elite soccer club – and stood accused of victimizing two 17-year-old boys under her watch. On top of that, she was young and female, two traits not often seen in a defendant accused of exploiting minors. On Tuesday, the 41-year-old Clarence Cente…

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“Enlighten & Empower: An Evening with Survivors” will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the parish center of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 6919 Transit Road, Swormville. Survivors of childhood sexual abuse will discuss how the abuse has affected them over their lifetimes. The event is being organized by the Buffalo Survivors Group, formed by five men who s…

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LEWISTON – Police said that they are attempting to use a store loyalty card to identify a man who threw a pair of scissors at a Tops cashier recently, striking the woman beneath her right eye. The incident occurred Oct. 29 at the Tops store on Center Street, police said. A man came through a checkout line with an older male believed to be his father. When the young man …

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An Allegany County man was arrested last week on multiple charges after he allegedly tattooed a minor, the New York State Police announced Monday. Jeremy M. Luther, 22, of Wellsville, was arrested by troopers out of the State Police Amity office on charges of tattooing a child under 18 years old and endangering the welfare of a child. Troopers investigated a complain…

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A retired Buffalo detective has started a podcast called “Search Warrant” that vows to “investigate crime, corruption and media bias.” Anna Mydlarz, who recently retired after 30 years with the city police force, has recruited two other law enforcement retirees who, she says, will “suffer no fools and take no prisoners.” Joining her are Tom Purcell, a former Buffalo …

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A Rochester man is going to prison for the rest of his life after a jury convicted him of taking part in a fatal armed robbery. After a five-week federal court trial, Richard Leon Wilbern, 59, was found guilty of robbing the Xerox Federal Credit Union in Webster in 2003 and causing the death of Raymond Batzel. During the trial, Assistant U.S. Attorneys Douglas E. Gre…