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Crime

The man accused of placing three fake pipe bombs outside a police station and a post office in South Buffalo last month may soon get another chance at rehabilitation. James J. Timpanaro has a long history of mental health and substance abuse issues, according to his attorney, but since his arrest has been turned down for inpatient treatment in a Department of Veterans A…

Courts

"I may spend the rest of my life in prison. But it will be worth it ... Texas has lots and lots of pawn shops." That was just one of several hundred threatening electronic messages sent by a Buffalo man who pleaded guilty to cyberstalking Thursday in federal court, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of New York. Mark Bieniek, 45, who res…

Local News

Staged apartments. Fake loans and leases. And a woman who pretended she was a tenant but couldn't let inspectors into a bedroom because her boyfriend was "sleeping" there. The fraud charges leveled Tuesday against two Buffalo commercial mortgage brokers and two relatives of Rochester apartment mogul Robert Morgan shined a bright light on the underbelly of the murky worl…