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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."


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Ross M. Cellino Jr., the millionaire lawyer who filed a lawsuit four months ago to get out of the Cellino & Barnes law firm, is getting his wish – at least in California. The Cellino & Barnes law firm no longer exists in California. In early September, the firm began operating as The Barnes Firm in Los Angeles, San Diego and Oakland. And according to Barnes Fi…

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A North Collins-based blogger has been ordered by a judge to pay almost $38,289 in damages and legal fees to Bills Fan Thunder, a children's charity organization made up of Buffalo Bills' football fans. In her order, State Supreme Court Justice E. Jeannette Ogden said she found that blogger James Kriger made statements that "constitute defamation" in a series of posts a…

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In his heyday with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Graham Nash performed in some of the biggest rock music events of all time – including the 1969 Woodstock festival, a huge stadium tour in 1974 and the No Nukes concerts of 1979. This year, Nash has put all that wild stuff aside for awhile. At age 75, he's on a tour of small venues, mostly in small cities that inclu…

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.

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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"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…

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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…

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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.…