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A man was found asleep on the breakwall near Erie Basin Marina by rescue crews early Sunday, after a boat he was in sank, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard said the man reported about 3:40 a.m. that a 21-foot yellow boat he was in next to the breakwall was taking on water. The man said he was in knee-deep water without a life jacket. Emergency crews …

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A 15-year-old girl from Niagara Falls was struck by a vehicle while walking on Route 33 westbound near the Best Street ramp early Sunday, according to Buffalo Police Department spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge. The girl, who was not identified by police, suffered what appeared to be injuries that were not life-threatening injuries, DeGeorge said. She was struck at about…

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Burglars stole an unknown amount in donations this week from a West Side mosque, according to a Buffalo police report filed on Saturday. The imam of the Masjid Al-Eiman Mosque told police that two unidentified individuals stole donations from the building in the 400 block of Connecticut Street at about 3 a.m. Wednesday. Police reported that the suspects also caused a…

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A 26-year-old Buffalo man's gamble didn't pay off Friday. Police say he tried to use a fake check at Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino. It didn't end well, police say. Joshua R. Blassingame tried to cash a counterfeit check from Hobby Lobby for $996.15, police reported. A casino cage manager verified the check was fake, and a Buffalo police detective arrested Blassingam…

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A 7-year-old girl was listed in stable condition after she was shot in the leg Friday night while inside her home,  police spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge said Saturday. The girl was transported to Oishei Children’s Hospital. Police are investigating the shooting, which was reported just after 9:20 p.m. Friday in the first block of Domedion Avenue, DeGeorge said. Of…

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A 31-year-old woman was fatally struck by gunfire Thursday while inside a vehicle in the first block of Butler Avenue, according to Buffalo Police. Police said the incident occurred just before 1:45 p.m. The victim was transported to Erie County Medical Center, where she died of her injuries, according to police. Police asked anyone with information about the shoo…

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Kimberly Thomas, 48, knows the pain won’t go away, ever. Thomas, of the East Side, will always remember her godson, Curtis Byers, of Buffalo, who was shot and killed in October 2016 on Sherman Street. “You can never get over sadness,” Thomas told The Buffalo News. But Sunday helped Thomas “embrace” her grief, she said. In Martin Luther King Jr. Park, Thomas was…

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A 20-year-old Buffalo man who was fatally shot while inside a vehicle early Wednesday morning has been identified by Buffalo Police as Lee Holland, according to Buffalo Police. The incident took place at about 12:30 a.m. on Northumberland Avenue, between Kensington Avenue and the Kensington Expressway, according to police. After Holland was shot, the vehicle went up …

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A motorcyclist was badly injured in a crash Wednesday at William and New Babcock streets, according to Buffalo Police. Police said the collision occurred at about 6:45 p.m. when the motorcycle struck a curb, went airborne and crashed into a utility pole. The operator of the motorcycle was transported to Erie County Medical Center where he was listed in critical condi…

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A Buffalo man whose attempt to flee a Buffalo police officer resulted in a fatal car accident was arraigned on a second-degree manslaughter charge Tuesday in State Supreme Court, according to the Erie County District Attorney's office. Kevon Walker, 28, also was charged with first-degree attempted assault and unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle in the…

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The City of Buffalo late Tuesday ordered the immediate shutdown of an East Side nightclub where an off-duty Buffalo police officer and another man were the victims of gunfire early Sunday, according to a tweet by the Buffalo Police Department. Officer Christopher Bridgett, 29, and the second victim, Darnell Davis, 28, were leaving the Groove Lounge, 1210 Broadway at Lat…

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A 2-year-old girl was rushed in critical condition from a Buffalo day care center to Oishei Children's Hospital Monday afternoon. Buffalo police were called just before 3:30 p.m. to Mozee's Ultimate Family Daycare at 83 Glenwood Ave., according to police and neighbors of the business. Police said the child was in critical condition but police provided little informat…

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The death of a man whose body was found Monday morning in a North Buffalo apartment has been ruled a homicide, Buffalo police said Tuesday. The man has been identified as Carl Davis, 71, police said. An autopsy by the Erie County Medical Examiner's Office determined Davis died of blunt force injury, police said at a news conference. The man's body was found shortl…

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A Buffalo Police officer needed two stitches after forcing entry into a Delaware Avenue apartment where a man started a possibly dangerous fire on Friday morning, according to a police report. Vincent Redmond, 39, was arrested on a charge of reckless endangerment after police said he put 24 tenants in an apartment complex at “grave risk” of serious injury or death, acco…

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An armed robbery was reported Friday at New City Market on Buffalo’s East Side, according to city police. At about 4 p.m., two men entered the East Ferry Street convenience store, one armed with a handgun, and threatened customers there, a Buffalo Police report noted. One of the suspects ran into a back room and stole $3,000, police said. The robbers then fled west o…