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A Buffalo motorcyclist was killed early Saturday morning when his motorcycle crashed on the inbound Kensington Expressway near Best Street, Buffalo Police reported. The crash occurred just after 4 a.m. The motorcyclist, a 45-year-old Buffalo man, apparently lost control of his motorcycle and fell off the bike, police accident investigators said. It's possible that…

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A Rosedale Street man was arraigned in Buffalo City Court Saturday morning on one count of second-degree murder in connection with the July 9 fatal shooting of Angel Marcial on the Niagara Section of the Thruway. Juan A. Colon, 22, was identified by the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation as the gunman. Colon, who was represented by defense attorne…

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A serial bank robber was sentenced to serve 15 years in prison for robbing a Key Bank in Amherst, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Thomas Cascio, 52, of Cheektowaga, was convicted of robbing the branch at 5200 Main St. On March 6, 2017, Cascio entered the bank wearing a hard hat, safety vest and eye protection goggles, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Pau…

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A federal jury has convicted a Jamestown drug dealer of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Andrew Garner, 37, faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison when he is sentenced before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joel L. Violanti and Emmanuel O. Ulubiyo, who handled th…

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Gregory A. Roy, the Porter man charged with shooting his stepfather to death April 29, was ordered Friday to give a DNA sample. After Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III made the ruling, Roy submitted to a "buccal swab" being scraped against the inside of his cheek. The swab was wielded by a sheriff's deputy right in the courtroom, as co-defense counsel Miche…

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A Buffalo man faces rape charges in a July 2017 assault on a woman, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Carl Thomas, 24, was arraigned Thursday in Erie County Court on one count of first-degree rape, two first-degree counts of criminal sex act, one count of second-degree strangulation and one count of sex abuse in the first degree. According to t…

Buffalo

A 56-year-old man was shot in the leg early Friday morning in Buffalo's Fillmore-Leroy neighborhood, police said. The victim was shot shortly after 3:30 a.m. on the 200 block of Leroy Avenue, just east of Fillmore Avenue. He was transported to Erie County Medical Center with injuries not believed to be life-threatening, a police spokesman said in an email. Police ask…

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A Buffalo man who pleaded guilty to drug and weapons possession has been sentenced to eight years in prison by Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Calvin Young, 42, has criminal convictions including a felony narcotics conviction from 2012 and an illegal firearm possession conviction from 1999, the District At…

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A 25-year-old man was the victim of a fatal shooting Thursday in the 200 block of Lisbon Avenue, according to Buffalo Police. Police said the shooting occurred just before 4:30 p.m. The name of victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was not released, according to Buffalo Police. Buffalo Police are asking anyone with information to call or text the Buffalo P…

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NEW YORK — A federal jury Thursday convicted Buffalo developer Louis P. Ciminelli and former SUNY Polytechnic Institute leader Alain Kaloyeros of fraud and conspiracy charges, saying they rigged the bidding process on Buffalo's giant RiverBend industrial project so that Ciminelli's company got the business. The jury also convicted two Syracuse-area developers, Steven Ai…

City of Tonawanda

Two residential burglaries and five larcenies from vehicles happened over the last week in the area of Franklin, James and Kohler streets in the City of Tonawanda, police said Thursday. In the burglaries, the homes were entered through rear, unlocked doors with the residents asleep upstairs, City of Tonawanda police said. Cash, prescription pills and a pilot's licen…

Bills

When an intruder hit LeSean McCoy’s ex-girlfriend in the face with a handgun multiple times at the Buffalo Bills running back's house outside Atlanta early Tuesday, he demanded “specific items of jewelry and cash” that McCoy had given her and had asked for her to return, her lawyer said. McCoy often suggested to the ex-girlfriend, Delicia Cordon, “could be robbed becaus…

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The FBI and local police are looking for the man who robbed a Niagara Falls bank on Wednesday afternoon. The robbery happened at 12:17 p.m. at the M&T Bank branch at 880 Military Road. The suspect, who wore a hat and gloves and displayed a weapon, was described as about 6-foot or 6-foot-1 and between 180 and 200 pounds, said FBI spokeswoman Maureen Dempsey.

Buffalo

A former postal carrier from Derby and a Buffalo man have been sentenced for their roles in a marijuana ring involving shipments of pot sent through the mail from California, federal prosecutors announced Thursday. Dennis M. Bernhard, 59, was sentenced the one year of supervised release, three months of home confinement and time served after he admitted he admitted he t…

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A 52-year-old Buffalo man who was shot on Broadway Wednesday night remained in critical condition at Erie County Medical Center Thursday. The man was shot at about 8 p.m. in the 1400 block of Broadway, across from Goodyear Avenue, Buffalo Police spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge said in an email. Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call or tex…