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Two women have been arrested on drug charges after a joint investigation by members of the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office and the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force. Caryn M. Hale, 37, of Springville, and Brianna R. Harvey, 29, of East Otto, were charged with second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after authorities executed a search warrant…

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An investigation involving drug distribution on and around the Seneca Allegany Indian reservation has netted charges against two men in two separate incidents, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District. In the first case, Brandon Blackshear, 35, of Olean, was charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, crack co…

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Carlos Francisco Lopez used an instant messaging app to meet his victim, a 15-year old girl looking to run away from home in Western New York. City of Tonawanda Police, acting on a tip, located the girl on a bus in Tonawanda, and she eventually admitted that she was on her way to California to meet an unknown person and that the two of them had discussed having sex. Lope…

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An 18-year-old and a 17-year-old from Ontario who tried to cross into the United States over the Peace Bridge on Sunday night were charged with felony marijuana possession, according to a Buffalo police report. The pair was accused of having nearly 4 pounds of marijuana in a backpack in the back seat of their SUV when they tried to enter the country from Canada shortly …

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Paul Humphrey's football teammates filled the front steps of Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School while family, friends and faculty gathered on the front lawn of the South Buffalo school Monday morning for a prayer service in which the slain 17-year-old was remembered for his smile and positive energy. Humphrey, who had recently completed his sophomore year, was killed in …

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NIAGARA FALLS – After being burned out of his Niagara Street apartment Saturday afternoon, a man returned Sunday morning and was re-victimized when his victim assistance credit card was stolen. A fire at 1806 Niagara St. around noontime Saturday heavily damaged the building, which is being assessed for possible demolition, police said. A 55-year-old man who lived in one…

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A 26-year-old Buffalo man suffered a non-life threatening chest injury early Sunday when he was struck by what appeared to be bullet fragments, according to Niagara Falls police. The victim was being treated in the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center emergency room at 4 a.m., when police were called to the hospital due to the nature of the injury, police said. The …

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A 58-year-old man told police he was attacked inside a Pine Avenue convenience store in Niagara Falls early Saturday, but he was the one who ended up arrested. Roderick D. Haslip of 23rd Street told police he went to the 7-Eleven store at 2824 Pine Ave. around 5:30 a.m. and, once inside, was attacked by another man who came in behind him. Haslip told police he had never…

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The 17-year-old Buffalo boy who was killed in a shooting early Saturday in the city's Schiller Park neighborhood has been identified as Paul Humphrey, a student and football player at Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School in South Buffalo. The school identified him in a statement on social media on Saturday that police confirmed Sunday morning. "The Bishop Timon-St. Jude…

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A 68-year-old woman from the Southern Tier had to be tasered after refusing to comply with deputies during a traffic stop in the Town of Lockport, Niagara County sheriff's deputies reported Saturday. Deputies said they stopped a vehicle driven by Rosemary U. Bohlman, of Ripley, at 10 p.m. Wednesday, when she failed to signal a turn, and subsequently learned she was want…

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A man's body was recovered from the Niagara River off Isle View Park in the City of Tonawanda Saturday afternoon. Tonawanda City Police Capt. Fredric Foels said the body was that of a white man in his mid- to late-70s, fully clothed. There was no wallet or other identification with the man and officers did not know Saturday night how the man got into the water, Foels sa…

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The owners of Muscoreil's Fine Desserts told police recently that nearly $7,000 was stolen from the bank account of the Niagara Falls Boulevard business. The theft was discovered July 8, according to reports. Several checks were stolen from the business in the days before that. Investigators believe the thief used information from those checks to create "counterfeit"…

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An unidentified male was shot about 9:25 a.m. Saturday in front of 41 South St. in Lockport, city police said. Capt. Douglas Haak said the victim was hospitalized at Erie County Medical Center with what he called non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is continuing and no further information was disclosed.

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The 7-11 store on Dingens Street was robbed early Saturday morning, Buffalo police said. A man entered the store at 398 Dingens at around 1:34 a.m. Saturday, displayed what appeared to be a gun and demanded cash from the clerk, according to police reports. The cashier handed over about $45 from the register and the robber fled the store. The suspect, described as …

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A male was stabbed during an altercation on Chippewa Street early Saturday morning, Buffalo police said. The victim told police he was walking with his girlfriend near 69 West Chippewa St. just before 2 a.m. Saturday, when he was approached by another male wearing a black shirt and shorts, according to police reports. The two males started fighting. The suspect stabb…