For Rio slum residents, police a mixed blessing
At his barbershop carved into the steep flank of a Rio hillside slum, Jose do Carmo dos Santos used to cut the hair of the neighborhood’s drug dealers and of the addicts who walked up the narrow alleyways for a fix and stuck around for the $5 trims.

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Report of Man Banging on Doors Leads to Arrest
A Buffalo man was arrested in Elma around 2:30 a.m. on Dec. 22 after he drove his vehicle into a snow bank, considerably damaging his vehicle. Deputies from the Erie County Sheriff’s Office Elma substation responded to the scene after receiving a complaint that a man was pounding on doors in the area. The 35-year-old man from Hedwig Avenue, Buffalo, was located at the scene, reportedly in an …

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Four-Way Stop Approved at Center and Prospect
After hearing from residents on both sides of the issue, the East Aurora Village Board was split in its Dec. 20 vote to create a four-way stop at the intersection of Prospect Avenue and Center Street. There has long been a stop sign for motorists on Prospect Avenue, but once new signs are installed, those on Center Street will need to stop as well.

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