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A 21-year-old Buffalo man remained hospitalized in serious condition Monday morning after he and an accomplice were shot by one of the men they held up Sunday evening in the University District, police said..Bernard Byrd III, who apparently was shot in the chest, remained in Erie County Medical Center, where he was taken after the robbery on Minnesota Avenue, just west of …

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As the last remaining admirers bid adieu to gardens around the city and the 19th annual Garden Walk Buffalo drew to a close Sunday evening, all indications were that this year’s edition of the natural scenery showcase was a resounding success – a little rain notwithstanding. “I think things went very well” said Cindy Loomis, who, in addition to her duties as first-year pre…

A thief forced entry into a Buffalo police officer’s locked vehicle and stole a wallet containing the officer’s credit cards, drivers license, and police department work ID, police reported Sunday. The officer reported that his vehicle was parked outside his home when, sometime Saturday or Sunday, an unknown suspect forced the passenger-side window open, pried open the glo…

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It was like a NASCAR race – minus the cars.Instead, it was substituted with bicyclists whizzing around Niagara Square and the surrounding downtown area. Toss in a potent helping of gust. Added together, it was Sunday’s Queen City Criterium. The course, which cut across about one mile of downtown’s landscape, was styled like a race track, in that competitors completed laps …

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On a warm Friday night, Tonya Moore sat in a hot gym at the Delavan-Grider Community Center, watching as dozens of boys and girls learned the do's and don'ts of basketball.Down the hall, her 8-year-old son Ervin listened as Brian Dux, the former Canisius College point guard still recovering from a near-fatal car accident, talked about the ups and downs he's faced in life.F…

Four vehicle owners reported their tires were slashed around 11:30 p.m. Saturday in a downtown parking ramp, Buffalo police reported.The vehicles were parked in the Augspurger Ramp near West Huron Street.Central District detectives are investigating.

A man was knocked unconscious by two unknown suspects around 3:30 p.m. Friday at his Albert Avenue home in the Riverside section of the city, police reported.The suspects attacked the victim from behind. One of them threw the man to the ground, knocking him unconscious. The second suspect took his cell phone and $130. The man suffered head, back and neck pain. The report …

A man was robbed of a $56.80, a pack of cigarettes and his bicycle after being threatened by an unknown suspect with a box cutter, according to police reportsThe victim was riding his bike on South Park Avenue and Alabama Street around 5:45 p.m. Saturday when the male suspect approached and asked for a cigarette. The suspect, described as in his 30s or 40s, then displayed …

Three men robbed a 7-Eleven convenience store in the 500 block of Ontario Street at gunpoint at 4:14 a.m. Sunday. One of the suspects approached the sales clerk and displayed a short pistol shotgun. According to the police report, the suspect said, “Give me all the money in the register.” The two remaining suspects acted as lookouts, the report stated. The suspects made aw…

BuffaloThe renovation of a building on Elmwood Avenue and plans for a new medical office building on the West Side will be reviewed by the Planning Board when it meets at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday in Room 901 of City Hall. Sinatra Realty will bring plans to renovate windows and a courtyard at 400 Elmwood Ave., just south of Bryant Street, and Dr. Raul Vazquez will bring plans for …

A woman fended off two would-be robbers Saturday afternoon in Riverside.The woman was followed by two teenagers after she walked away from a gas station sometime between 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, according to Buffalo police reports.While at Skillen Street and Esser Avenue, the two teens tried to take money out of the woman’s hand. The woman fought off the two, giving …

Four males forced their way into an Allentown apartment and beat two people with a shovel, Buffalo police said Saturday.The incident happened in an apartment on Elmwood Avenue, between Allen and Virginia streets, where the two victims were beaten about the head and body, according to police reports.The two were treated at the scene and then transported to Erie County Medic…

Two people were robbed at gunpoint over the weekend in the city’s Schiller Park neighborhood, Buffalo police said Saturday.The two victims – both males – told police they were at Genesee Street and Crossman Avenue at about 11:37 p.m. Friday when they were approached by a male in his late teens, according to police report.The teenager pulled out a black handgun from his wai…

A 24-year-old woman and a 10-year-old girl were sexually assaulted at gunpoint while at home Saturday morning in the city’s Kensington-Bailey neighborhood, police said.The incident happened at about 6:30 a.m. Saturday at a home on Roosevelt Avenue.One man assaulted the two victims, while another man held them at gunpoint, according to police reports.The gunman stole the a …

WASHINGTON – Pushing back hard against any further state funding cuts to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Rep. Brian Higgins is proposing just the opposite.The Buffalo Democrat in an interview last week said that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo ought to consider using part of the “Buffalo billion” in aid targeted to the region to help boost the venerable cancer hospital, which finds it…