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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…

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A substitute teacher was arrested after he allegedly assaulted an eighth-grade boy during a summer program at Southside Elementary School on Thursday, choking him, slamming him onto a desk and “repeatedly” punching him in the face, city police reported Thursday. Police identified the substitute teacher as Mark Magavern, 31, of Buffalo. Magavern was charged with third-de…

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A 42-year-old Buffalo woman was injured when a vehicle apparently intentionally struck the bicycle she was riding Tuesday evening on the West Side, Buffalo police said. According to officers from the Central District, it appeared the bicyclist was intentionally struck by a vehicle at about 7:20 p.m. Tuesday at Massachusetts and Normal avenues. After striking the bicy…

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UPDATE: "I completely forgive him," mother says of boyfriend charged in 2-year-old's death ••• Bashar Hall, 23, was arraigned on a charge of first-degree manslaughter today in Buffalo City Court in the Tuesday death of his girlfriend's 2-year-old son. Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn said today the boy had been shaken and beaten although the autopsy is …

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A driver was administered Narcan after striking a bus shelter and pedestrian about 6 p.m. Saturday at Fillmore Avenue and Broadway on the East Side, police said. The driver was administered Narcan at the scene, police said. Narcan is a brand name of Naloxone, the opiate rescue drug. The driver was transported to Buffalo General Medical Center. Injuries to the pedestr…

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The man who was seriously wounded Saturday evening in a shooting at Genesee Street and Crossman Avenue died Sunday of his injuries, Buffalo police spokesman Michael DeGeorge reported. The 28-year-old man was shot about 7 p.m. Saturday and transported to Erie County Medical Center with “serious” injuries, said DeGeorge, who did not release the victim's name. Anyone wi…

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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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The Amar Second Hand Store in Black Rock was robbed of $440 Saturday evening by a man with a small silver and black handgun, a woman told police. “Hand me the money in the register,” the man said, according to the woman’s report to Buffalo police. Amar Second Hand Store is located in the 400 block of Tonawanda Street. The suspect left walking northwest, according to …

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A Lovejoy woman’s trampoline, pool and 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser were damaged by a person or people who entered her locked yard and lit off fireworks, she told Buffalo police on Sunday. While she was away on vacation, the woman told police, fireworks at her home resulted in roughly $400 damage to a trampoline, $170 damage to a pool cover and $500 damage to the sport utilit…

A reward of $4,000 is being offered for information on the 2013 killing of a man at the corner of East Delavan Avenue and Texas Street in Buffalo. Crime Stoppers Buffalo is offering up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest or indictment of the person or people responsible for the homicide of Carl Robinson, the agency announced Friday. Buffalo Police also ar…

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A woman from Buffalo’s Black Rock neighborhood says a man assaulted her and held her against her will for six days, according to a police report. Markitan Cook said Christian R. Gault held her captive in her home on East Street between June 26 and Sunday, according to the report. Cook escaped with injuries, including bruising and swelling to her left arm, the left si…

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Buffalo police responded to a call about a shooting Wednesday afternoon on the city’s Lower West Side, where a man may have been struck in the leg by a bullet, police said. Officers believe someone in a white van fired a shot in the 300 block of Massachusetts Avenue at about 1 p.m. Wednesday, according to a police report. A small amount of blood was observed on the s…

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A 16-year-old boy stole a large pizza and $100 after pointing a gun at someone on Buffalo’s East Side early Wednesday morning, city police said. The boy was arrested on a charge of robbery, police said. The incident took place in the 200 block of Swan Street at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. Officers apprehended the boy in the 400 block of South Division Street, police …

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Two women from Buffalo’s East Side reported Tuesday that they were robbed by men they met online, Buffalo police said. At 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, a North Parade Avenue woman said that a man she knew via a dating app called “Meet Me” stole her wallet and credit cards, according to a police report. At 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, another woman on North Parade told police a man stole …

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A shootout was reported in the Black Rock neighborhood between a group of people in a black Chevrolet TrailBlazer and others walking on Bush Street, Buffalo police said Wednesday. A total of seven people were involved, according to reports. A witness told police Wednesday that the shootout occurred Tuesday night. A vehicle was damaged by the shots, according to a police…