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Erie County sheriff's deputies say they are seeking the public's help in identifying a tractor-trailer involved in a hit-and-run collision that occurred Tuesday morning at the intersection of Transit Road and Clinton Street in Elma. According to deputies, the truck was traveling north on Transit Road at around 11 a.m. when witnesses observed it making a right turn onto …

Clarence

Charges are pending against a truck driver who allegedly struck and injured a woman who was walking her dog Dec. 4 on Harris Hill Road in Clarence, according to a Facebook post Wednesday from the Sheriff's Office. According to the Sheriff's Office, the driver of the truck turned himself in. The victim was a 51-year-old Williamsville woman walking her dog, who was hit…

Clarence

The Erie County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help identifying a truck that allegedly struck and injured a pedestrian Dec. 4 on Harris Hill Road in Clarence, according to a Facebook post from the Sheriff's Office. Sheriff's deputies responded to the call at about 5:40 p.m. The Sheriff's Office said initial reports were that a 51-year-old Williamsville woma…

Buffalo

The red Ford Mustang, a gift from Andrew Sipowicz's parents, was the answer to a dream. In Orchard Park, Sipowicz was a standout pitcher on his high school baseball team. Not quite four years ago, when he was accepted by Canisius College, his dad promised he would help Sipowicz buy himself a car if his combination of scholarships covered a large enough portion of his tu…

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A 20-year-old University at Buffalo student remained in critical condition Monday afternoon after being hit Thursday by a vehicle whose driver fled the scene of the accident. On Monday, UB released the name of the undergraduate student from Singapore: Renuka Ramanadhan. A LinkedIn profile states that she is an accounting major. The collision is being investigated as …

Local News

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in an apparent hit-and-run accident Wednesday at East Robinson and Mead streets in North Tonawanda, city police and the Niagara County Sheriff's Office confirmed. No additional details were available late Wednesday.

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Lewiston police have made an arrest in connection with the hit-and-run death of a man in 2012 on the Tuscarora Indian Reservation. Police and the Niagara County District Attorney's Office will announce the break in the 6-year-old cold case at 1 p.m. today at the Lewiston Police Department. Loren Jacobs, then 59, was struck at about 10 p.m. Feb. 8, 2012, while walking…

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A Buffalo man has been sentenced to 1 1/3 to 4 years in prison for a hit-and-run car crash that left the driver of the car he struck seriously injured. Reginald Alls, 31, was handed the sentence Thursday by Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi. In October, Alls pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an incident resulting in serious physical injury. According to pro…

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Buffalo Police reported an arrest shortly after a hit-and-run at 6:45 p.m. Monday at Philadelphia and Ontario streets in Riverside. No details on the arrest have been reported. Injuries to the female pedestrian appear to be serious, according to police.

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Dana Papaj, the Grand Island woman injured by a hit-and-run driver while walking her dog two weeks ago, remains in guarded condition in a coma, unable to speak or focus her eyes. But she has spontaneously opened her eyes on a few occasions, which has given her family "tremendous hope," according to Steven M. Cohen, the family attorney. "They are praying around the cl…

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A Grand Island woman remains in critical condition after she was struck by a pickup in a hit-and-run Tuesday as she was walking on East River Road on Grand Island, according to State Police. Dana Papaj, 53, had been walking on the west shoulder of the road between Whitehaven Road and Riverwoods Drive when she was struck shortly after 8 p.m. https://twitter.com/jmccoy…

Niagara Falls police have identified the alleged driver of a vehicle that allegedly struck and severely injured a 19-year-old bicyclist Thursday on Ontario Avenue, before leaving the scene of the accident, police said. Ronald W. Harrison, 61, of Niagara Falls, was charged Monday with a single count of leaving the scene of a serious injury accident, a felony, according t…

Niagara Falls police on Friday were searching for a 2002- to 2005-model, charcoal-colored Hyundai Sonata with front passenger side damage, in connection with a collision Thursday that left a 19-year-old bicyclist in serious condition. The incident occurred about 3:20 p.m. Thursday in the 1100 block of Ontario Avenue, according to authorities. The victim, whose name was …