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A Nebraska man who mistakenly drove into Canada was arrested on felony gun charges on his way back, the New York State Police announced Monday. Skyler R. Kruse, 33, of Omaha, declared to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officers that he had a loaded semi-automatic pistol upon returning to the United States at the Peace Bridge Plaza Friday, troopers said. Officials said th…

Crime

Buffalo police charged five men with gun possession early Monday morning after officers found two loaded handguns in their vehicle in Riverside, according to a police report. Officers pulled over a pickup truck near Heward Avenue and Lamont Place that matched the description of a vehicle involved in a shooting about 20 minutes earlier, according to the report. Police…

Courts

When the SAFE Act became law, it emerged as one of the most controversial pieces of legislation on the books in New York. It also may be among the most confusing. Thanks to a ruling from a federal judge in Buffalo five years ago, authorities from police to prosecutors differ on how – or even whether – to enforce part of the law. A provision of the law aimed at limiti…

Courts

A Buffalo man faces up to 10 years in prison after being charged with unlawful possession of a machine gun, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. The weapon was one of eight Jeffrey Parker, 33, turned over to Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents on Sept. 6, prosecutors said. Parker bought the weapon in May 2011 from Craiglows Gun Shop in West Seneca. T…

Buffalo

A 37-year-old Buffalo man told police he was robbed of his vehicle at gunpoint Sunday night on Person Street, according to a police report. The victim told Buffalo Police the robber came out of a yard on Person near Grimes Street and approached his vehicle at about 11:30 p.m. The robber pointed the handgun at the victim's face and demanded the man get out of the car,…