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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.


Police have charged a man with robbing a Dunkin Donuts in East Aurora on Saturday. Kyle Kennon-Brown, 36, who was being held in the Erie County Holding Center on unrelated charges, was accused of grabbing cash from the register at the donut shop at 230 Main St.  at about 8:02 p.m., said East Aurora police. Police said Kennon-Brown will be arraigned in Town of Aurora…

A Dunkirk woman was injured Wednesday when she was hit by a car in the parking lot of a Tops Friendly Markets in Dunkirk. Corinne M. Crino, 84, of Dunkirk, was ticketed with failure to yield the right of way after her vehicle struck Margaret Steffan, 68, of Dunkirk, Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies said. Steffan was taken to Brooks Memorial Hospital for treatment…

A Jamestown man was arraigned Monday on charges that he raped a child in August in the Bemus Point area, the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office said. Timothy J. Perrin, 28, was charged with two counts of rape and with criminal sex act, all felonies, in connection with an incident at 11 p.m. Aug. 22. Perin, who was arrested Sept. 28, was ordered held in the county jai…

A Buffalo man and his girlfriend pleaded not guilty on Thursday to manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide related to the fatal beating of 39-year-old Jessica Garcia on the 800 block of Niagara Street in August. Freddie Cortez, 22, and Michelis Romero, 24, were arraigned before Erie County Family Court Judge Kenneth F. Case. Cortez also pleaded not guilty to felo…

Buffalo wasn't the only upstate New York city where voters were picking winners in primary elections on Tuesday. In Rochester, Mayor Lovely Warren won the Democratic primary over two challengers, capturing 62 percent of the vote to beat former Rochester police chief James Sheppard, 22 percent, and former journalist Rachel Barnhart, 16 percent, the Rochester Democrat and…

A state corrections officer was arrested Wednesday, accused of being the motorist who seriously injured a Grand Island woman in a hit-and-run accident in June. Edward J. Kuebler III, 27, of the Town of Tonawanda, an officer at Wende Correctional Facility, was charged with leaving the scene of a serious personal injury incident, a felony, in connection with the accident …

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…