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Man found sleeping in Rite-Aid bathroom facing drug charges


CLARENCE, N.Y. -- A man who was found passed out in a Rite-Aid bathroom is now facing charges for possession of drugs.

Police say 29-year-old Joshua Dunn was found passed out on the bathroom floor of a Rite-Aid store by employees around 10:50 p.m. Monday night.

When deputies arrived at the scene he was in possession of a glass pipe and crack cocaine.

Dunn is facing charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance and is currently being held at the Erie County Holding Center on a $250 bail pending his arraignment in Clarence Town Court. 


Early morning car crash results in DWI arrest


CLARENCE, N.Y. -- A 21-year-old is facing DWI charges after causing a car accident early Tuesday morning.

Deputies arrived at the scene of the crash on Goodrich Road in the Town of Clarence around 1:30 a.m. where they saw a vehicle in a ditch and a damaged concrete wall nearby.

Police say the driver was found in a second vehicle near the scene. Police administered a field sobriety test, which the driver, Joshua Smith, failed.

 Smith was charged with a DWI, a license restriction violation, three lane violations and refusal to take a breath test.

Smith was released on tickets and faces a future court appearance in Clarence Town Court.


19-year-old killed and 4 others hurt in Clarence crash


CLARENCE, N.Y. – The young woman killed in a car crash in Clarence has been identified as 19-year-old Shelby Adamczak. Erie County Sheriff's deputies say she died shortly after the car she was driving went off the road and hit a tree.

The crash happened on Tonawanda Creek Road near Brauer Road around 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Deputies say the vehicle crossed over the lane of traffic, hit a tree and a fence before coming to rest on a lawn.

Adamczak was pinned in the vehicle and had to be extricated by firefighters. She later died at the hospital. There were four passengers in the car with Adamczak. There is no word yet on their conditions or identities.

Deputies are still investigating the exact cause of the crash.

No Stoppin’ This Boppin’ Takes a Look Back at the Buffalo Music Scene; Book-signing Event Planned

No Stoppin’ This Boppin’ Takes a Look Back at the Buffalo Music Scene; Book-signing Event Planned

Visible Imagination Press is proud to announce the re-release of Bob and Terri Skurzewski’s book, “No Stoppin’ This Boppin’ – Let The Good Times Roll.” To kick off the re-release, a book-signing event with the Elma, N.Y., authors will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo.

No Stoppin’ This Boppin’ looks back at the music scene in Buffalo from 1950 through 1964, when AM radio was king! Buffalo was home to many great DJs, and each interview in this book takes readers behind the scenes and shows how the broadcast industry worked, and how these DJs entertained with their on-air antics.

Elmwood Village Farmers Market at Buffalo State to Open on December 5

Elmwood Village Farmers Market at Buffalo State to Open on December 5

The new Elmwood Village Farmers Market at Buffalo State will make its debut from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, in Buckham Hall on the campus of SUNY Buffalo State, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo. A continuation of the popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, the 20-week winter market will run through April 30 (with the exception of Dec. 26 and Jan. 2).

Buckham Hall is located on Rockwell Road near Grant Street. Free parking will be available on campus during market hours. The outdoor market at Elmwood-Bidwell concludes on Saturday, Nov. 28, and will resume on Saturday, May 7, 2016.

Rochester women charged with prostitution


CLARENCE, NY – Erie County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested two Rochester women at a hotel and charged them with prostitution.

Tyler M. Washington, 24, and Tina Saber, 31, are awaiting arraignment in Clarence Town Court. Saber was also charged with possesion of marijuana.

Deputies were responding to complaints they have received, according to a statement released Sunday. The women were arrested Thursday afternoon.


New Book Features the Best of Newspaper Columnist Phil Ranallo; Two Signings Planned

New Book Features the Best of Newspaper Columnist Phil Ranallo; Two Signings Planned

Paul Ranallo, son of the late newspaper columnist Phil Ranallo, will hold two book-signing events Dec. 4 and 5 during the annual Hertel Holidays. Ranallo’s very first signing will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at The Pasta Peddler/Blackbird Sweets, 1547 Hertel Ave., Buffalo. The second signing is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at North Park Theatre, 1428 Hertel Ave.

Ranallo’s book, “What’s New, Harry? The Best of Buffalo Courier-Express Columnist Phil Ranallo,” features more than 100 of Phil Ranallo’s greatest columns originally written during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. The columns cover a variety of public figures — from Ralph Wilson, Tim Horton and Jack Kemp to Muhammad Ali, Jesse Owens and Martin Luther King — in addition to historic moments in American history. Each story, according to the author, is like opening a long-lost time capsule.