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Buffalo Police are investigating the city's first homicide of 2019. Buffalo Police say Buffalo's Frank Navaroli, 27, died as a result of gunshot wounds prior to a car accident in the early morning hours of New Year's Day. Police say that emergency responders were called to a motor vehicle accident on Franklin Street, near Allen Street, at around 2:30 a.m. Jan. 1. Nav…

Buffalo

The first person to wish Arnester Vanoy a happy birthday every year usually was her daughter. When the calendar hit Oct. 28, Tonya Harvey would sing "Happy Birthday" to her mother from the other end of the phone line. Whether live or on voicemail, Vanoy always listened to the entire rendition. On her 54th birthday a little more than a week ago, for the first time in …

Buffalo

Authorities are offering a reward for information about the June killing of a 20-year-old Buffalo man. Ronald Willis III was fatally shot on Stanley Street, off Bailey Avenue near Broadway at about 9:45 p.m. on June 1. Crime Stoppers Buffalo is offering up to $2,500 and the Buffalo Police Department is offering up to $1,500 for information that leads to an arrest or …

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The complex case against Diamond Lewis was rolled out in bits and pieces last week in Erie County Court, where a judge heard evidence in four shootings that left two young men dead and injured six other people, most of whom did not know the man accused of shooting them. Five of the people allegedly shot by Lewis have taken the witness stand; two identified him as the gunm…