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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."


Four days ago, she was a just another stray dog roaming Buffa lo's streets, held in such low re gard that giggling youths set her on fire. Today, Stinky is a star.An unprecedented outpouring of sympathy is soothing the pains of the little mutt that was nearly burned to death last week in a malicious incident near the Peace Bridge, according to officials of the Erie Co…

K. T. Oslin, This Woman (RCA 8369-1-R). Gotta love this lady for her spunk if nothing else. A 46-year-old veteran of bit parts on Broadway and hemorrhoid commercials on radio, she has suddenly blossomed into one of the hottest singer-songwriters in country music. She does not have a great voice, but she's an expressive interpreter of a new kind of country song that ch…

A Buffalo man who already faces criminal charges in connection with his alleged involvement in child pornography was indicted again late Thursday, the U.S. attorney's office reported.David C. Maday, 40, a former Buffalo meat-packing executive, was charged by a federal grand jury with soliciting and acquiring "scores of obscene homosexual magazines" depicting young mal…

The estate of the late Gov. Nelson D. Rockefeller is not financially responsible for the deaths that occurred during the bloody retaking of the Attica State Correctional Facility in 1971, a federal judge ruled today.The ruling, filed in Buffalo today, is a blow to the Attica inmates at the time of the uprising who had filed a $2 billion lawsuit against former state of…

Jobs for 235 new government employees will be created here in the largest expansion by the Buffalo District of the Internal Revenue Service.The total annual salaries for the jobs were estimated at $3.23 million today during a press conference to announce the expansion of IRS telephone information operations in the Buffalo area.The jobs will mean good news for the Buff…

The federal agent who posed as a crooked contractor to bribe public officials in "Operation Plumline" has served a 45-day suspension for breaking FBI regulations during the probe, law enforcement officials said Thursday.Officials close to the case said the FBI's disciplinary action could be the death blow for the 1985 corruption investigation that was once heralded as…

While anxious Niagara Falls officials awaited a state decision expected tonight on resettling the Love Canal area, attorneys for Occidental Chemical Corp. won a court battle late Monday in the Love Canal lawsuit.The victory came with a ruling from U.S. District Judge John T. Curtin that Occidental's attorneys would be allowed to question state health officials on poli…

Nobody disputes that Ronald G. Dewar was carrying $154,000 cash in a brown paper bag and a duffel bag when Buffalo police officers stopped him on Dartmouth Avenue last month.Police took the cash. Dewar wants the money returned.Dewar, 23, said he made the money doing odd jobs around Buffalo, according to police. And Herbert L. Greenman, Dewar's attorney, also insists t…

A federal jury was scheduled to begin deliberations today on charges that a millionaire banker orchestrated a $580,000 loan fraud against the Bank of New York in the early 1980s.Peter J. Castiglia of Hamburg, once considered a rising star of the Buffalo banking industry, has been the central figure in a five-week trial before U.S. District Judge John T. Elfvin.Castigl…

Cars, boats, houses, jewelry and cash seized from local drug dealers are proving to be a financial windfall for police agencies in Western New York.U.S. Attorney Dennis C. Vacco Monday handed checks totaling $72,000 to representatives of six law-enforcement agencies and announced that more than $4 million more may be on the way. The presentations made by Vacco and U.S…

Cars, boats, houses, jewelry and cash seized from local drug dealers are proving to be a financial windfall for police agencies in Western New York.U.S. Attorney Dennis C. Vacco today handed checks totaling $72,000 to representatives of six law-enforcement agencies and announced that more than $4 million more may be on the way. The presentations made by Vacco and U.S.…

FIRST,DON Johnson lost his memory in 'Miami Vice' and thought he was a drug dealer," said the cynical-sounding AM disc jockey. "Now he thinks he's a singer."Go ahead and laugh, deejays of the world. Johnson and Barbra Streisand have a fast-rising hit on their hands.Actually, the lovebirds' (or is it former lovebirds now?) duet is the best moment on Till I Loved You (C…

Bobby Ross, Voice of America (Constellation VOA-1). This may be one of the most important records you listen to this year. Songs are written by Vietnam War veterans and sung by Ross, a former lieutenant with the 101st Airborne Division. He is not a great singer, but on every song, his message rings true. Especially on "Me and Oscar," a tale that traces the relationship bet…