Patrick Ellinger,  Daniel Bronson and New York State Police Captain Eric Laughton laugh after Ellinger and Bronson were presented awards in the Town Courthouse in Lockport N.Y. on Friday, Nov. 18. The awards were presented to the pair for their assistance in the apprehension of would-be robber Matthew Biles. Bronson, a University of Rochester quarterback, chased and tackled Biles after the man snatched a purse out of an elderly womans hands outside of a Cammerata's Restaurant.(Joed Viera/Lockport Union-Sun & Journal)

College quarterback runs down purse snatcher and tackles him

After having dinner with his girlfriend and her family at a Lockport restaurant, the group was walking to the parking lot when quarterback Daniel Bronson saw the man steal the purse of the elderly woman who had just left the eatery with her husband.

Officers were called to the 6500 block of Alvarez Drive in the Blackhawk Apartments around 4 Saturday morning.

Man seriously hurt in shooting

The incident happened in 6500 block of Alvarez Drive in the Blackhawk Apartments around 4:00 a.m. Saturday.


Man in critical condition after shooting

Officers were called the 1300 block of Fay Drive at 8:50 p.m. Investigators believe that someone fired a gunshot from outside into the home.

Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault, left, tribal youth Garrett Hairychin and actress Shailene Woodley, right, look on as several celebrities met with tribal officials and youth in Fort Yates, N.D. to discuss efforts to halt construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. (AP Photo/James MacPherson)

Dakota Access oil pipeline developer won’t consider reroute

The CEO of Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners, said the company has no alternative than to stick to its plan for the $3.8 billion pipeline, which would ship oil from North Dakota to Illinois and which is nearly completed.

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Police find evidence of dogfighting after serving warrant

Late Friday morning Fort Wayne police officers served a search warrant in the 2300 block of 25th Avenue as part of a drug dealing investigation where they found four pit bulls and evidence of dogfighting in addition to cocaine and marijuana.


Fast casual Miami Grill now open in Fort Wayne

The fast-casual chain offers burgers, seafood, subs, and even Don Perignon champagne. This is the first franchise to open in Fort Wayne and the opening was celebrated with multiple family-related activities.