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A Black Rock man woke up this week to a burglar wearing a black mask and a brown cowboy hat inside his apartment, according to a Buffalo police report. The Gorton Street resident told police he ran out of his home at about 5:40 a.m. Tuesday after he saw the intruder. The burglar, who had entered through an open window, took the victim's cellphone, according to the repor…

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A man who claimed to have a gun robbed Denny's in North Buffalo early Tuesday, according to a Buffalo police report. The robber entered the Delaware Avenue diner at about 4:45 a.m., told a waitress he had a gun and demanded money. He also held his hand in his pocket as if he had a handgun, officers wrote in the report. The robber fled on foot with cash and may hav…

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A 27-year-old Cheektowaga man was arraigned Tuesday on a vehicular manslaughter charge in connection with the May 4 death of a woman on Pine Ridge Road, the Erie County District Attorney's Office said. Blair Bell also faces two misdemeanor counts of driving while intoxicated. Bell has been accused of striking Tonya Gravely, 46, at about 11:30 p.m. May 4 as Gravely was r…

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A 94-year-old Niagara Falls man told police Monday he believes he was swindled out of about $40,000, which he said he sent to people who told him he'd won $3.3 million in the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes. The man told officers he sent a series of checks and cash, which he was told were "service fees" required for him to obtain his winnings, according to a Niaga…

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Buffalo police charged an 18-year-old with felony forgery Monday night after finding 94 counterfeit $100 bills during a traffic stop in Black Rock, according to a police report. Hector L. Quinones, of Churchill Street, was a back-seat passenger in a car pulled over on Churchill, a dead-end street off Amherst Street, west of Military Road, shortly before 11 p.m., accordi…

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A noise complaint in the maternity ward at South Buffalo Mercy Hospital on Monday night ended with a security officer getting punched and suffering a bloody nose. The security officer responding to a noise complaint at about 9:40 p.m. asked a woman to leave a room, but the woman “got louder and screamed more,” according to a Buffalo police report. As the guard attempted…

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A Buffalo man whose trial on murder, attempted murder and weapons charges ended with a mistrial in May due to juror misconduct is scheduled to be tried again in October. Jury selection will begin Oct. 16 in Lemuele T. Jackson's new murder trial, the judge, prosecutors and defense attorneys decided in Erie County Court on Monday. Jackson, 32, has been accused of a…

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A pizza deliveryman was beaten into unconsciousness Thursday morning on Clinton Street, according to a Buffalo police report. The attack happened around 10 a.m. on the 500 block of Clinton Street, just west of Jefferson Avenue, according to Buffalo police. The male victim was taken to Erie County Medical Center with unspecified injuries. Food and an unknown amount of…

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An Elmwood Avenue resident told Buffalo police he was robbed early Saturday while walking to a Grant Street convenience store to buy food, according to a police report. The victim told police he was attacked at about 3:30 a.m. by three males near the corner of Grant and Lafayette Avenue while he was walking to a 7-Eleven at Grant and Auburn Avenue, according to the repo…

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Buffalo police want the public's help locating a missing 57-year-old woman. Sabra Woodson was last seen Wednesday on Seventh Street, police said Saturday in a Facebook post. Woodson was described as 5-feet, 7-inches tall, weighing about 200 pounds with brown eyes. Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call 911.

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The woman charged with killing her best friend in an April crash in Cheektowaga had just stolen from a nearby grocery store and significantly damaged her car in another crash just prior to the fatal collision, prosecutors allege in court documents. Aleia C. Easley was speeding away from the Save A Lot store on South Rossler Avenue when she ran a red light and struck ano…

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A 66-year-old Clarence man was hospitalized and a Corfu woman charged with driving while intoxicated after a collision on Transit Road early Friday morning, according to Amherst police. The two-vehicle crash happened at about 12:30 a.m. in the 6900 block of Transit, near Wehrle Drive. A southbound vehicle driven by Megan H. Hardy, 23, collided with a vehicle driven b…

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A 33-year-old man was shot early Thursday morning on Brownell Street, according to a Buffalo police spokesman. The shooting happened shortly before 1:30 a.m. in the first block of Brownell, which runs off Broadway several blocks west of Bailey Avenue. The victim was taken by ambulance to Erie County Medical Center, where he was treated and released, the spokesman sai…

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Cheektowaga police want the public's help locating a man and a woman suspected of stealing thousands of dollars in headphones from the Apple Store in the Walden Galleria. Police posted photos of the two suspects on Facebook on Wednesday morning. The post did not include any further details about the theft. Police ask anyone with information to call the department's d…

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A Buffalo man has pleaded guilty to vehicular assault in connection with a wrong-way, head-on collision on the Kensington Expressway in October, the Erie County District Attorney's Office said in a news release Friday. Rodney E. Borden Jr., 30, entered the plea to the felony charge Thursday in Erie County Court, the District Attorney's Office said. The collision …