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Dan Herbeck

Dan Herbeck is an investigative reporter who has been at The Buffalo News for nearly 40 years. He is a graduate of Sweet Home High School, Erie County Community College and St. Bonaventure University. He and Lou Michel wrote a best-selling book in 2001 about Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City bombing, "American Terrorist."


Feb. 12, 1921 – Sept. 13, 2017 As a teenager in Adolf Hitler's Germany, Gunter Paul Heinze grew up with great fear and apprehension about what the future would hold. He and his parents, who lived in Berlin, had many Jewish friends. They did not support the Nazi dictator, his war efforts or his plans to exterminate the Jewish race. "My father didn’t think he h…

"Reversing the Stigma," a documentary film about the history of addiction and how the opioid crisis is being handled in New York state, will be premiered at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Main Lecture Hall at Medaille College, 18 Agassiz Circle. The presentation, sponsored by Save The Michaels of the World and Medaille College, will be free and open to the public.

Two leaders of the Western New York chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization will attend an entrepreneurship event on Sept. 18 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. The local chapter's global chairman, Brian Brault and its president, J.P. Midgley, will represent the local entrepreneurial community to engage in conversations with business leaders in th…

Buffalo Bills Thunder, a charitable group made up of Buffalo Bills fans, will be taking 15 youngsters from the TJ Dulski Community Center on Buffalo's East Side to Sunday's home opener against the New York Jets. The organization said it will also sponsor a "family-friendly tailgate party" for the kids outside New Era Field before the game.

Like millions of people in Florida, Charles P. "Chuck" Ewing is hunkering down in his home, preparing for the worst but hoping and praying for the best. Ewing is a University at Buffalo law professor and forensic psychologist who recently moved to Naples, Fla. He spent a nervous Saturday getting ready for the expected landfall of Hurricane Irma. Ewing, 68, is facing …

A neighbor's pit bull attacked Daisy Moore's cockapoo two years ago near her Grand Island home, and the dog suffered serious injuries. Her dog, little Maggie, recovered after expensive treatment by a veterinarian. But Maggie died a few months later of cancer. So Moore, a 76-year-old widow and retiree,  got another cockapoo, this one named Brandi. Once again, a neigh…

BIOGRAPHY Jimmy Buffett – A Good Life All The Way By Ryan White Touchstone 354 pages, $26.99 It was one of those "throwaway" songs, a silly little tune that Jimmy Buffett didn't give a whole lot of thought, one of many, many songs he wrote while traveling across the nation, one bar at a time. A song that took him no more than 20 minutes to write. He scr…

When local attorneys, business people and others donated a record amount of money to Acea M. Mosey’s campaign fund, they knew they were giving money to an experienced lawyer and Democratic Party stalwart running for Erie County Surrogate Court judge. What they may not have known is that some of their donations – at least $33,393 – would go to political parties, po…

"Are You Sincere?" No doubt, those three words have run through the brain of Judge Thomas P. "Tim" Franczyk more than a few times as he listened to witnesses testify before him in Erie County Court over the past nine years. But these days, the words have a different meaning for Franczyk. "Are You Sincere" is the first song on the new country music compact disc recent…

Sometime in late 2014, Acea M. Mosey, a wealthy Buffalo attorney with strong political connections, decided she wanted to become Erie County’s Surrogate Court judge, one of the most powerful seats in the county’s court system. One thing all judicial candidates – including Mosey – know is that the surest way to win an election is to run unopposed. So she obtai…

For decades, he has been known as the attorney for some of Buffalo’s most notorious defendants, including accused mobsters, killers and those suspected of political corruption. Now, some people also know him as “Reverend Paul Cambria.” The feisty and outspoken Buffalo defense lawyer is now certified as a minister in the Universal Life Church. He got the certifi…

A South Buffalo native whose father was a decorated Buffalo Police lieutenant has been named the new special agent in charge of Homeland Security investigations in Western New York. Kevin Kelly, a 29-year veteran of federal law enforcement, supervises a group of agents responsible for investigative work across 48 counties in central, western and northern New York State.…

The Minority Bar Association of Western New York has given rankings of "qualified" and higher to six judicial candidates. The candidates and rankings are: Appellate Division Judge Erin Peradotto, State Supreme Court: superior Judge Susan Eagan, Erie County Court: well qualified Acea Mosey, candidate for Erie County Surrogate Court: well qualified Judge Bet…

In the impending business divorce of Ross M. Cellino Jr. and Stephen Barnes, who gets custody of the 888-8888 telephone hotline number? That is one of the many issues to be decided in the bitter break-up of the two longtime law partners, and a legal action involving the phone number has been filed by Cellino – against Barnes – in the state of Delaware. In the rec…

A walk in Delaware Park to honor the late Father Joseph F. Moreno Jr. will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, with proceeds benefiting the Father Joe Foundation. Walkers are asked to donate $30 to the foundation, which benefits people in need in the Buffalo area. Registration can be done at frjoefoundation.com or at 8 a.m. on the day of the walk near Zoo Gate 8 in the park. K…