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NORTH TONAWANDA — A man accused of assaulting his newborn great-grandson has pleaded guilty to violating an order of protection that stemmed from the assault charges. 

A Darien Center man was spared jail time Thursday for snatching a purse at Cornerstone CFCU Arena in January 2018.

Richard A. Leathers of Newfane is facing multiple felony charges for allegedly forcibly raping an adult woman in Arcade this past October.

Erik Dobbertean, of Niagara Falls, was indicted Thursday for stabbing and badly injuring a Falls man at his Walnut Avenue home on Nov. 30.

Niagara County Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. sentenced a tearful Niagara Falls drug dealer to five years in prison on Thursday, telling him, "You deal death."

A Lewiston police officer, accused of using his cellphone to secretly photograph or record a woman as she was changing in a locker room, has been formally arraigned in Wheatfield Town Court.

Clarence M. Maracle Jr. of Niagara Falls is heading back to jail for choking a woman almost two years ago after he violated his probation sentence. 

Three weeks before trial, Victor Johnson, a Niagara Falls man accused of heading a fraudulent check ring, was indicted on new charges Tuesday.

George Hillman of Newfane was sentenced Tuesday to one to three years in county jail for his third violation of sex offender registration requirements. 

Todd A. Gailie, Jr. said he was black-out drunk when he stole and crashed a truck in North Tonawanda last year.

A nurse at the Niagara County Jail was charged with driving while intoxicated after she arrived at work last week.

Jordan Patterson, who was convicted of 11 sex crimes this past September, rejected yet another plea offer Tuesday to a single count of third-degree rape that would have satisfied the remaining 10 charges he is facing.

The Lockport Police Department assisted members of the Niagara County Drug Task Force on Friday in executing a search warrant at a home on East Avenue that resulted in the arrest of a man on drug charges.