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A man was taken into custody Sunday night in Lewiston after police issued a shelter-in-place order for residents near the 900 block of Pletcher Road. Lewiston Police on Sunday morning posted on Facebook they were trying to locate Jon B. Ellington, 44, in connection to an unspecified incident that happened Saturday in Lewiston. Police said Ellington was to be conside…

Josh Geartz had been slated to leave Iraq that September day in 2003 when the explosive hit. It blew his Humvee on its side, and after he helped his gunner, he crawled out the driver's seat to find the winch. Then he passed out. Eleven years later, Geartz would pass out again after downing a bottle's worth of pills. Years of battling blood clots, spinal and brain …

President Trump hasn't been able to lock down a travel ban, or repeal Obamacare, but he has succeeded in one area: changing school food. And local school cafeteria directors think Trump's moves to loosen Obama-era nutrition standards will encourage students to reject less of their lunches. "It doesn't put such a chokehold on the items that we can serve," said Sandy C…

A 21-year-old Limestone man was arrested Friday on two drug-related charges. Dominick Bleier of Limestone Run Road was charged with one count of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, with intent to sell, and one count of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, according to police. The arrest took place on Limestone Run Road at 4:30…

Flash floods and severe thunderstorms may continue in some Western New York counties this evening, according to the National Weather Service. There are flash flood watches for Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Southern Erie and Wyoming counties through midnight. There are severe thunderstorm warnings in most of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties until 8:30 p.m. …

Mario Echevarria, 35, of Verona Street was arrested early Sunday morning for possession of cocaine. Police stopped the white Dodge Durango he was driving at 12:43 a.m. and found a plastic bag of powder cocaine and a plastic straw at Echevarria's feet, police said. Echevarria dropped a second plastic bag of cocaine from his left pocket at City Court booking, police said.…

Police are investigating the Saturday night shooting of an unnamed victim near Minnesota Avenue and Orleans Street in the Kensington-Bailey area on the city's East Side. One or more assailants fired shots at the victim at around 11:49 p.m. Saturday, police said, striking him in the left ankle. The victim drove himself to Sisters Hospital and was in stable condition, …

For three or four hours, six days a week, Scott Zelasko walks on the track, pedals on a sitting elliptical and exercises in the pool at the YMCA in Amherst. On Thursday, he found a surprise in the place where he's spent years retraining his brain after a 2005 stroke paralyzed half his body, stole his peripheral vision and threatened to leave him in a nursing home. It…

He sat perched on his father's shoulders as they rolled in, all in gleaming black, blue, red, gray and white. By the time the 17 jacked-up trucks and Jeeps had parked outside his family's Akron home Sunday, little Teddy DeGolier was squealing. It was Teddy's 5th birthday party, and this was his surprise: a group of good Samaritans putting on a show for the monster tr…

Nancy Carrier, a bartender at Mr. Quiggleys Dead Dog Saloon, would rather see tonight's prime rib special in the news than raccoons. But raccoons it is. A customer at the Lockport restaurant last Friday found a baby raccoon in the parking lot, and they and two others petted it, Carrier said. Now, the Niagara County Health Department is asking anyone who touched the a…

Nov. 15, 1953 - June 3, 2017 Timothy Joseph Fedeson served as a City of Tonawanda firefighter for 31 years, manning the pump on the engines he drove with pride and diligence. But the 63-year-old's real passion lay far away from smoke and flames: For decades, he wrangled walleyes in Lake Erie and, later in life, spent his winters ocean fishing in the Florida Keys. …