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The VA said the use of an improperly cleaned medical scope may have put patients at risk of infection, but that the risk is "very low."

The VA said the use of an improperly cleaned medical scope may have put patients at risk of infection, but that the risk is "very low."

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Paladino protesters stall Buffalo School Board meeting. Again. Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Upset that Carl Paladino is still on the Buffalo Board of Education and impatient that the state's Education Commissioner has yet to rule on his possible removal, protesters once again turned Wednesday's School Board meeting upside down. More than…

Diann Zinteck, 68, photographer and gallery owner Wed, Aug 16, 2017

July 19, 1949 – Aug. 8, 2017 Diann Zinteck was ready to start a career in the classroom after graduating from SUNY Buffalo State with a bachelor’s degree in art education in the early 1970s, but she could not find the teaching position she wan…

Douglas Turner: North Korea's goals remain unchanged

WASHINGTON – North Korea is not Switzerland, or Belgium. Over the course of several generations, North Korea has become a hereditary, disciplined aggress…

Rod Watson: Blame game leaves citizens stuck in justice system’s ‘revolving door’

The cases read like a point by point description of what is wrong with the criminal justice system: • The 16-year-old had five separate armed robberies o…

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Niagara Falls man charged with hauling metal from renovated house Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Ramon Armand, one of the two men caught April 21 when Niagara Falls police stopped a rented truck and found metal objects allegedly stolen from a house under renovation, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in State Supreme Court. Armand, 24, of 17th Stre…

VA medical center warning 526 patients of infection risk from scopes Wed, Aug 16, 2017

The VA said the use of an improperly cleaned medical scope may have put patients at risk of infection, but that the risk is "very low."

Don Paul: Bringing some light to the coming shadow of the moon

What effect will the Aug. 21 solar eclipse have on the weather – or people? Don Paul offers some reasonable hypotheses.

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Guns N' Roses songs go down easy at New Era Field Wed, Aug 16, 2017

The rose-colored lenses seem fitting: A circa 1980s band. One with a fluctuating lineup that, until just recently, was devoid of a key member. The one that is emulated by curly-wig-wearing, black-top-hat-donning, sunglassed fans throughout the crowd.…