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Car crashes into house early Sunday morning

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) -We have new video this morning of an overnight crash that sent one car into a house in Buffalo.The car ran into a corner of the house, taking out a post, and part of the lower walls.

WIVB - 2018-04-22 15:01:09

Oakfield man arrested after allegedly threatening staff at DMV in Batavia

BATAVIA - Thursday night's Genesee Association of Municipalities meeting included a public safety "word to the wise" - as County Manager Jay Gsell put it - for the municipal leaders who were at the Batavia Town Hall. Gsell described a situation that took place this week at the Department of Motor Ve

THE DAILY NEWS ONLINE - 2018-04-21 12:15:00

Police: Duo arrested for selling cocaine and heroin in Fairport

According to the Fairport Police Department, 37-year-old Scott Wagner and 27-year-old Jessica Noto, both of Orchard Street in Fairport, were arrested on Friday in connection to a three month investigation involving the distribution and sale of cocaine and heroin in Fairport. (Photos: Fairport Police

13 WHAM - 2018-04-21 08:47:03

Police release name of Batavia motel stabbing victim, seek relatives

BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) -- Police have released the name of a woman found stabbed to death in the motel where she lived in western New York, in hopes of locating her next of kin. The Genesee County Sheriff's Office in a Wednesday news conference identified the victim as 58-year-old Sherri Colleen Butler.


One person shot at Ellicott St. bus station

Buffalo Police are investigating a shooting inside the Ellicott Street bus station, BUFFALO, NY - One person was shot inside the Ellicott Street bus station Friday night, according to Buffalo Police Captain Jeff Rinaldo. The male victim was shot in the stomach, however the extent of injuries are u

WGRZ TV - 2018-04-21 03:24:00

Tops Markets seeking court approval to close some stores

Tops Friendly Markets is seeking the court's permission to close under-performing stores, according to documents filed this week in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. "To close any stores that they determine, in their business judgment, should be closed in order to preserve liquidity and maximize the value of

DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE - 2018-04-21 15:26:57

Police Chief Recalls Drug Bust During Hearing

Jamestown police chief Harry Snellings at a press conference in August 2016 after about $2.4 million worth of narcotics were seized by police. It was reported to be the largest drug seizure in the city's history. P-Jfile photo In 2016, Jamestown Police Department Chief Harry Snellings witnessed som

POST-JOURNAL - 2018-04-22 07:00:00

Second defendant in brutal gang assault sentenced to 15 years

A city man found guilty after trial of bashing another man in the head with a cooking pan during a gang assault last year was sentenced Friday to 15 years in state prison. Anthony J. Spencer Jr., 26, had rejected plea deals that would have capped his sentence at 10 years and opted to take the case t


Man pulls fire alarm for third time in 10 days

A city man apparently refused to stop setting off the fire alarm at his apartment complex. Jonathan P. Balaz, 41, who lives at DePaul Housing Complex on East Main Street, was charged Friday with second-degree falsely reporting an incident. City police said Balaz pulled the fire alarm at DePaul at 4:


Mount Morris man facing multiple drug charges

MOUNT MORRIS - A Mount Morris man is facing multiple drug charges following a traffic stop in the village for an obstructed view, reports Mount Morris Police. Juan R. Baez DeJesus, 47, of Mount Morris, was charged March 22 with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent t


Early praise for work by the City of Batavia on the mall

BATAVIA - It's early, but the spring cleaning that the City of Batavia has undertaken at the City Centre mall has been well-received. Council member John Canale said Monday an unidentified mall merchant sought him out at last weekend's Home Show to share her appreciation for the immediate efforts ta


Falls man facing multiple charges after firing gun in parking lot

A Niagara Falls man faces felony charges after firing a .357 pistol in a bar parking lot.The incident happened in the rear parking lot of the Dome Stadium Bar, at 200 Main St., Tonawanda.


Man accused of vomiting bags of heroin, giving fake name to deputy

GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Niagara Falls man is facing charges after authorities say he vomited bags of heroin and lied about his identity. Around 1:15 a.m., Michael Paonessa, 28, was stopped on I-190 in Grand Island. A deputy with the Erie County Sheriff's Office says Paonessa had no driver's li


CPS had no red flags before Sweden mom killed her 7-year-old son, but review ordered

Cardenas was killed inside his Lake Road home on April 5 in the town of Sweden. His mother, Hanane Mouhib, a 36-year-old former nurse practitioner has been charged with second-degree murder.


Elba man with history of thefts gets a state prison term

BATAVIA - Matthew S. Williams was arrested two weeks ago and charged with selling stolen property at a pawn shop in Batavia. He was free at the time and awaiting sentencing for two other crimes: Stealing catalytic converters and selling them for scrap and selling a car that didn't belong to him. A w


Wyoming Co. man charged with killing puppy

A Wyoming County man is facing charges for the death of an 8-week-old puppy. ARCADE, NY - A Wyoming County man is charged with torturing or injuring an animal following the death of a puppy last month. Arcade Police say Tyler Cummins, 20, of North Java, allegedly slapped the 8-week-old dog in the


Police say suspect tossed crack cocaine from car during chase along Route 1

WARREN - Three people remained at the Knox County Jail in Rockland Thursday following a brief car chase Wednesday during which one suspect was tossing crack cocaine out a window. Chamara Cox, 31, of Rochester, N.Y., and Derrick Presha, 38, of Buffalo, N.Y., were arrested and charged with Class A agg


WEATHER UPDATE: High winds cause rollovers, downed trees and wires in Genesee County

BATAVIA - High winds are making a mess of highways today in Genesee County. Emergency crews are responding to reports of two tractor-trailers rolled over on Route 77 in Darien. The first was at the Darien Lake Theme Park entrance, while the second was about a mile north near MacGregor Road. The driv


Police officer involved in shooting on Betwood Lane in Greece

GREECE, N.Y. (WROC) - A police officer was involved in a shooting on Betwood Lane in Greece Thursday morning. The Monroe County Medical Examiner was seen leaving the area, but a large police presence remains. Several streets in the area are closed, including Northwood Drive. Police Chief Patrick Phe


Buffalo police pursuit ends in fatal crash

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Police in Buffalo are investigating a fatal crash that happened Wednesday night. Around 10:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of shots fired near Michigan Ave. and Goodell St. When officers say they saw the suspect's vehicle, a pursuit began. The chase ended when the vehi