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Mike McAndrew

I'm the editor supervising The Buffalo News reporters that cover Erie County's suburbs. I started at The Buffalo News in July 2016 after working for three decades for newspapers in Syracuse and Pottsville, Pa.


Amherst Town Clerk Marjory H. Jaeger is not barred by term limits from running for town supervisor this year, a state Supreme Court judge ruled. Justice Emilio Colaiacova rejected on Thursday a petition from town Democratic leaders who were trying to block Jaeger, a Conservative, from getting on the ballot as a Republican candidate. The town's term limit law allows e…

The state Department of Transportation said it is undertaking a comprehensive study of New York's funding of public transportation systems across the state, as two state lawmakers from the Buffalo area press the state for additional funding for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority. Sen. Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, and Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes, D-Buffalo…

Attorneys for the feuding partners at the Cellino & Barnes law firm will be in court in Buffalo this afternoon as the bitter battle to break up one of the state's most successful personal injury law firms continues. Buffalo News reporter Melinda Miller will be covering the drama live via Twitter from State Supreme Court Judge Deborah A. Chimes' court.  You can fol…

Commuters will find some roads closed this afternoon in Erie County due to the possible tornado that downed trees and power lines in Hamburg, Orchard Park and places east and south of there. [See photos of the storm damage] Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz issued a travel advisory for the Towns of Aurora, Hamburg and Orchard Park because of the storm, warning …

President Trump took to Twitter on Sunday morning to thank Buffalo area political consultant Michael R. Caputo for testifying before the House Intelligence Committee investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and whether Trump's campaign colluded with the Russians. "Thank you to former campaign adviser Michael Caputo for saying so powerfully that t…

A male pedestrian who is about 30 years old was killed Sunday morning in a hit-and-run accident at Broadway and Gatchell Street, Buffalo police said. Police have not identified the victim, who was struck just after 3 a.m. by an SUV traveling east on Broadway as he attempted to cross the street. The victim was transported by ambulance to ECMC and pronounced dead at th…

There have been at least three pedestrians critically injured by hit-and-run drivers in Erie County in a 23-day period. No arrests have been made in any of them. A 40-year-old woman died after she was struck in a hit-and-run accident Thursday night near the corner of East Ferry and Grider streets in Buffalo. Buffalo police have not identified the woman. A 7-year-old …

Lancaster Town Police are refusing to identify a security guard who died after breaking up a July 3 disturbance in a beer tent at a Village of Lancaster event but have identified the man accused of causing the disturbance. Ryan A. Manuella, 24, of Cheektowaga, got into a tussle with a private security guard at 10:26 p.m. in the beer tent as he was being escorted out of …

Protesters have dogged Buffalo School Board Member Carl Paladino ever since his racist comments about then-President Barack Obama and his wife were published in December. But Thursday morning, when State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia commenced an unprecedented hearing in Albany to determine if Paladino should be kicked off the School Board, there were no protest…

Voters in Erie County will get to decide who to elect to nearly 150 public offices in November, filling posts that range from public library trustees to Supreme Court justices. Residents who want to run for these elected jobs in the cities of Buffalo, Lackawanna and Tonawanda and surrounding towns and the village of Kenmore can still get on the ballot, but deadlines are…

A Clarence woman died from injuries she suffered in an all-terrain vehicle accident Sunday in the Cattaraugus County town of Yorkshire. Dawn Krol, 33, of 4990 Alexander Drive, was injured when the ATV she was driving tipped over and rolled onto her at about 7:14 p.m. Sunday at 10788 Eastland Road, said Cattauraugus County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Nathan Root. Krol was tran…

LITTLE VALLEY - A Cattaraugus County man was charged with manslaughter Tuesday following an investigation into a Jan. 26 collision that killed his mother. Andrew J. Armbruster, 30, of East Otto, was under the influence of a narcotic, driving at a high rate of speed in slippery conditions, and distracted by his cellphone when his car failed to stop at a stop sign at 1:45…

Niagara Falls police said Monday evening they have arrested a third person in connection with the April 12 death of Jose Hewitt, a bystander who died during a robbery. Police charged Devante L. Beasley, 18, of 1626 Weston Ave. and 649 Ashland Ave., Niagara Falls, with second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary for his role in Hewitt's death…

As Western New Yorkers shoot each other with squirt guns, tap each other with pussy willows, or celebrate Dyngus Day today in some other fashion, The Buffalo News will bring you live coverage of the festivities at the Dyngus Day parade and the Central Terminal party. Reporter Harold McNeil and photographer Mark Mulville will be at the Dyngus Day gatherings, and will be …

One day after news broke that a grand jury is investigating allegations of bid rigging at Niagara County Community College, the college made news for a much better reason. Schools.com ranked NCCC the second best among 39 community colleges in New York State, NCCC announced Wednesday. Only Jefferson Community College in Watertown was ranked higher. NCCC "offers big le…