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Man's body recovered from Erie Canal in Lockport

A man in his 40s was pronounced dead Sunday night after being pulled from the Erie Canal in the City of Lockport, police said.Police were called about 7:47 p.m. to the locks near Upson Park for a report of a man who had entered the water and did not resurface. Lockport firefighters pulled the man fr

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-05-28 02:46:52

Man's body pulled from canal

Lockport firefighters, police and the Niagara County Sheriff's Office dive team pulled a male body from the Erie Canal Sunday evening after he reportedly fell into the Erie Canal, somewhere near the intersection where Pine, Ontario and Gooding streets meet in the city.

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN - 2018-05-28 02:15:00

Buffalo Police investigating multiple incidents Sunday

He was charged with DWI, felony assault, aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle and leaving the scene of an injury accident. One female was taken to ECMC while the other was taken to Kenmore Mercy.

WIVB - 2018-05-27 20:05:10

Denied alcohol purchase, man instead robs 7-Eleven store

A man acting as though he had a handgun in his pocket robbed the 7-Eleven store at 2620 Niagara St., Niagara Falls, early Saturday, moments after a clerk refused to accept his electronic benefits card for a beer purchase.

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-05-27 21:15:57

GLYNN: Welcome center turning heads on Grand Island

Ah, finally, mystery solved!That unique architecture on the new Western New York Welcome Center on Grand Island was originally a page out of the prairie style that Frank Lloyd Wright made famous. Take a look — as it nears completion — and you’ll be convinced Wright’s impact is minimal.The only probl

NIAGARA GAZETTE - 2018-05-27 07:00:00

Shoplifter caught pushing cart full of unpaid groceries out of store

Realizing that the $300 or so worth of merchandise had not been paid for, the manager stopped the woman, who reportedly admitted to stealing the goods and begged for mercy. When the manager tried to bring her back into the store to call police, she fled the scene, but was caught a couple blocks away

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-05-27 06:47:51

East Side shooting victim in serious condition

A man suffered serious injuries Sunday afternoon when he was struck by gunfire on the East Side, Buffalo police reported.Police responded just after 1:30 p.m. to the shooting scene in the 100 block of Hirschbeck Street, said Buffalo Police spokesman Michael DeGeorge.No further information was releas

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-05-28 00:20:47

Buffalo Police respond to Hirschbeck shooting

BUFFALO, NY - Police are investigating a shooting that occurred on Hirschbeck Street in Buffalo Sunday.Buffalo Police say they responded to a call of a shooting just after 1:30 p.m. Sunday, in the 100 block of Hirschbeck.One man was struck by gunfire, and authorities say his injuries appear serious

WGRZ TV - 2018-05-27 20:31:16

E-ZPasses selling fast as Grand Island goes to cashless tolls

The Erie County Clerk's Office expected to sell 350 E-ZPass tags this year, but underestimated the increased demand for tags after the Grand Island toll barriers shut down in late March, and the Thruway Authority moved to a cashless toll system on that stretch of the I-190.

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-05-27 21:04:45

Runner causes Buffalo Police motorcycle crash

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Buffalo Police are investigating a crash between two police motorcycles that occurred Sunday morning during the Buffalo Marathon.Police say a runner ran out in front of a BPD motorcycle and caused the officer to swerve, when the officer swerved he struck another BPD motorcycle

WKBW-TV - 2018-05-27 20:47:56

In prelude to parade, drunken 'Jimmy Olson' crawls down Pine Avenue

In an unscheduled prelude to Saturday morning's Memorial Day parade down Pine Avenue in Niagara Falls, police scuffled with a large, intoxicated man who was crawling on all fours in the middle of the busy street, disrupting traffic.

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-05-27 01:39:06

Falls man pulls pellet gun on public and police

Police were called to the area around 8:20 p.m. after witnesses reported seeing a man with a gun. The first officer who arrived said he saw Lewis D. Bogan, 32, standing in front of the Raymart store and grabbing what appeared to be a semi-automatic handgun from his waistband. Bogan reportedly pointe

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-05-26 21:21:07

Man carrying hundreds in cash reports attack and robbery in Kaisertown

The man told police he was walking down Casimir Street, near Willet Street, about 7 p.m. when a man approached him, asking if he wanted to buy marijuana. He told the man "no," and as he was walking away, he was attacked, police said.

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-05-26 22:38:24

Niagara Falls Ghostbusters: Possible Ghost Encounter Sparks 911 Call - The Niagara Reporter

As first reported by our partner, The Action Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls Police responded to a call on the 2400 block of Ontario Avenue on Friday May 25th, 2018.The person said that they were fearful for their lives after possibly being the victim of a ghost encounter.The basis for the claim that t

NIAGARA FALLS REPORTER - 2018-05-26 12:27:38

Sobriety checkpoint in West Seneca results in four arrests

Troopers reported making one arrest for driving while intoxicated, one arrest for driving while impaired by drugs and two arrests for unlawful possession of marijuana. Eight tickets for vehicle and traffic violations were issued, state police said.

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-05-26 11:41:06

Four people arrested following raid on Town of Evans home

Four people were arrested by Evans Police following a raid on an Oakland Street residence, where illegal drugs were seized, Town of Evans Police said.


Boomerang Island now open at Buffalo Zoo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - The Buffalo Zoo is offering new family fun that's for the birds! The "Boomerang Island: Birds from Down Under" exhibit opened for the public Saturday morning.

WIVB - 2018-05-26 16:18:46

Tonawanda man sentenced for stealing funds from Volunteer Fire Company

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) - Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced that 36-year-old Timothy Kler has been sentenced to 3 1/2 to 7 years in prison for stealing funds from the River Road Volunteer Fire Company.Kler served as the treasurer of the fire company and from January 1, 2017 to Sep


Police search for 9-year-old who walked away from school

Police say he was last seen wearing a navy blue polo with a "Westminster Charter School” logo, tan khaki shorts, yellow socks, and black/orange sneakers. He was carrying a yellow and gray book-bag.


Buffalo woman who received cocaine through mail sentenced

Elisa Rivera Ortiz, 36, was convicted of attempted possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.