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The Niagara County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the motorcyclist who struck a deer early Wednesday morning in Cambria. Eugene E. Dold, 46, was listed in critical condition in Erie County Medical Center early Thursday morning, the Sheriff's Office said. Deputies were called at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday for the report of a crash on Plank Road, between Rid…

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A 41-year-old man was arrested following an early morning crash Tuesday in which he drove away from police only to crash through a yard in Newfane, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Department. Patrick Singleton was arrested on charges of reckless driving, unlawful fleeing of a police officer, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation as well as multiple veh…

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A Niagara County man who was wanted for allegedly running over his ex-wife multiple times with a pickup truck was taken into custody Thursday, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. Authorities said 40-year-old Shane Hescox of Niagara Falls was tracked down at an address in Rochester after the Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Marshals Service Violent Felony Task…

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Four two-week-old puppies died in a house fire Monday in Wheatfield, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said a man and a woman who lived at the 103rd Street residence escaped with several dogs. They were prevented by heavy smoke from rescuing the puppies that were still in the basement when firefighters arrived on the scene after 7:30 a.m. The…

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Law enforcement from multiple jurisdictions in Western New York are investigating a recent string of 11 armed robberies that are "possibly linked to a similar suspect," according to the Town of Tonawanda Police Department. Authorities say the robberies have occurred over the last three weeks at gas stations and convenience stores throughout Erie and Niagara Counties, wi…

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A driver who suffered an apparent medical issue struck a utility pole Friday at Ridge and Hosmer roads in Hartland, knocking out power in the immediate area, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said the driver was traveling east on Ridge when the vehicle exited the road and into a yard before striking and severing a utility pole. National Grid …

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Four people were arrested on drug charges Thursday following a raid on a North Transit Street residence in Lockport, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. The search warrant was executed by the Niagara County Drug Task Force and assisted by the Niagara County Emergency Response Team. During the search, investigators seized over half an ounce of crack cocaine…

A house fire Monday forced the evacuation of several occupants of a residence on Youngstown-Lockport Road in the Town of Porter, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff's deputies were called to the scene at 7:11 p.m. and encountered multiple volunteer fire crews working to extinguish the fire. Deputies were advised that the house had already been evac…

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A Lockport man was charged Monday with driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol after the vehicle he was driving struck a house in Newfane, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. William Johnson, 40, was westbound on Ridge Road when the vehicle he was driving struck a tree and then crashed into a residence, causing minor damage to the structure, polic…

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Niagara Falls native William C. Shrubsall, who spent 20 years in a Canadian prison for a series of violent crimes in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is back in the custody of the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff James R. Voutour announced Monday. Shrubsall, whose troubles with the law go back to 1988, when he was charged with beating his mother to death with a baseball ba…

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The Barker Public Library and Barker Village Hall were destroyed by fire overnight, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. Both the library and Village Hall were located in the same building at 8706 Main St., Barker. "The entire building is a complete loss," stated the sheriff's office report. There were no injuries. According to the Sheriff's Office…

A Lockport man has been charged with second-degree course of sexual conduct against a child and endangering the welfare of a child, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. Edward D. Baker, 77, was arrested Friday after a weeklong investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau of the Sheriff's Office, the Sheriff's Office said. Baker was arraigned be…

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The dogs found dead on the side of a Town of Lockport road last week may have been poisoned, according to an autopsy of one of the animals. Although initial reports from the town animal control officer and the Niagara County Sheriff's Office said the dogs appeared to have been beaten and burned, the animal autopsy did not confirm that was the cause of death. Timothy …

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A Lockport man was charged Thursday with driving while intoxicated after the vehicle he was driving struck a utility pole, which interrupted electrical power for nearby residents, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. Casey M. Schultz, 24, was traveling south on Lake Street in Wilson when the accident occurred shortly after midnight, the Sheriff's Office sai…

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A male gunman robbed a Town of Niagara convenience store and gas station of an undetermined amount of money shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday, Niagara County sheriff's deputies reported. The clerk at the Sunoco station at 6730 Packard Road told deputies the suspect entered, pulled a handgun and demanded cash before the leaving with the money. The suspect was wearing a mar…