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A 62-year-old woman is in stable condition after being hit by a car in Niagara Falls Saturday, according to the Niagara Falls Police Department. The woman was walking south on 10th street through the intersection with Walnut Avenue, using her wheelchair as a walker, police said, when she was struck by a 2009 Dodge Caravan. The Dodge was being driven by an 81-year-old ma…

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A Buffalo man was arrested on multiple charges early Tuesday morning at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino after threatening to shoot a man during an incident on the gaming floor, according to the Niagara Falls Police Department. Ken Wong, 52, was charged with felony counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and third-degree menacing after police said …

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A Niagara Falls woman was arrested Wednesday afternoon after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend's dog because she was jealous of his relationship with the puppy. Christina Leighton, 54, was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, a felony, after Niagara Falls police said they arrived at a Whirlpool Street home to find a young female mixed-hound dog bleeding from it…

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A motorcyclist was injured Tuesday in a crash at the intersection of Cayuga Drive and 92nd Street in Niagara Falls, according to Niagara Falls Police. Police said the 48-year-old driver of the motorcycle – whose identity was not released – was allegedly struck by the 28-year-old operator of a 2018 Chevy pickup, as the motorcyclist was making a left turn onto 92nd Street. …

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A Niagara Falls man was arrested Monday after he was accused of pulling a gun on two city police officers, according to a Niagara Falls Police Department report. Police said James A. Manz, 50, of Woodlawn Avenue was charged two felony counts of menacing a police officer and one count of disorderly conduct by creating a hazardous condition. According to the police rep…

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Niagara Falls Police Tuesday released the name of a victim who died Sunday following an accident between a motorcycle and an SUV at the intersection of Pine and Walnut avenues. Police said 23-year-old Thomas Burket of North Tonawanda was operating a 2019 Kawasaki motorcycle and proceeding south on Pine Avenue when he was struck by a westbound 1999 Chevy Suburban operate…

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A Niagara Falls man was arrested Tuesday after waving his middle finger several times at traffic on Niagara Falls Boulevard, according to the Niagara Falls Police Department. Jesse J. Scott, 47, was arrested on one count of disorderly conduct. Officers said they were on routine patrol at around 6:20 p.m. Tuesday when they witnessed Scott walking in front of 8700 Niag…

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An elderly Niagara Falls woman who was struck by a vehicle Monday while riding her bicycle on Hyde Park Boulevard has died from her injuries, according to the Niagara Falls Police Department. Police said 86-year-old Beverly Laughlan was heading west on Hyde Park Boulevard around 11:30 a.m. when a vehicle operated by a 75-year-old Lewiston man was traveling east on Grand…

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The Niagara Falls City Police Department is searching for a man following a standoff and a rescue of a woman found chained in the basement of a Monroe Avenue home Sunday, according to the Niagara Gazette and other media outlets. Police surrounded the home of Michael Ciskiewic, 25, in the 3000 block of Monroe Avenue on Sunday afternoon, but after a standoff that lasted a…

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A Niagara Falls man is facing several charges after he allegedly fled from police, struck an officer with his vehicle and later caused a car accident Monday night, according to the Niagara Falls Police Department. John Davis, 36, is charged with second-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree criminal contempt, reckless driving and several other vehicle and traffic v…

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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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Niagara Falls Police are investigating the death of a 3-month-old girl as a homicide, Niagara County District Attorney Caroline Wojtaszek confirmed Friday. The child died Feb. 23, Wojtaszek said. "It has been investigated since the death of the baby, but we just got confirmation from the medical examiner's office that it has been ruled a homicide," Wojtaszek said. …

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A missing person report has been filed in Niagara Falls for a New Jersey man who has been missing since December after the man's car was recovered in Niagara Falls, according to the Niagara Intelligence and Crime Analysis Center. The missing man is Joseph M. Lamartina, 32. His last known address was 68 Annette Drive, Marlboro, N.J. NICAC's bulletin lists a previous addr…

Niagara Falls police detectives Tuesday arrested an individual in connection with a shooting that injured a man Friday at 23rd Street and Tennessee Avenue. Detectives said 19-year-old Richard Rogers Jr., of Birch Court, will be arraigned Wednesday in Niagara Falls City Court on a charge of first-degree assault. The victim was recovering in Erie County Medical Cen…

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A Florida man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly biting a Seneca Niagara Casino security manager who was escorting him from the premises, according to Niagara Falls Police. Police said Brian L. Benjamin, 65, of Largo, was observed by security at about 9:20 p.m. inside the casino, after he had been banned from entering the property. As the security manager was escortin…