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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.


Gov. Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to deliver his proposed state budget today at 1 p.m. in Albany. You can watch Cuomo's budget talk live in the video below:   Below are tweets from Tom Precious, The Buffalo News' Albany reporter who is covering Cuomo's budget speech:   https://twitter.com/TomPreciousALB http://buffalonews.com/2018/01/15/cuomo-f…

Crime

A Wyoming County father whose 3-year-old son accidentally shot himself with his father's gun was charged Friday with endangering the welfare of the child. Matthew Howell, 42, of Tooley Road, Town of Bennington, was issued an appearance ticket for the misdemeanor crime. The boy, who shot himself at 7:56 a.m. Dec. 30 in the chest or shoulder with a .45 caliber handgun …

Buffalo

The Skyway reopened in both directions at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday after being closed for nearly seven hours because of poor visibility. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory shortly after 10 a.m. for Erie, Niagara, Orleans Genesee and Wyoming counties, warning motorists that snow and blowing snow would create slippery road conditions and poor visibilit…

Crime

The Appellate Division of the State Supreme Court has tossed out the conviction of a Buffalo woman on kidnapping and weapon possession charges stemming from a hostage situation that ended when she shot herself. Latisha Maxwell pleaded guilty in 2015, admitting she went to her estranged husband's home armed with a pistol, took three people hostage and threatened to kill …

Local News

The driver of a car injured in a head-on collision with a box truck in the Town of Hartland Tuesday remains in critical condition Wednesday at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office said. Jennifer Ross, 48, of Royalton, was driving south at 4:13 p.m. Tuesday when her car collided with a northbound box truck near 3678 Hartland Road, th…

Crime

Buffalo police arrested a 25-year-old Buffalo man after a his girlfriend was stabbed Thursday morning during a domestic dispute on Peace Street. Contrelle Hornsby, of Buffalo, was charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon and menacing, police said. Officers responded to the call at approximately 8:40 a.m. after the 31-year-old woman was wounded. The victi…

Crime

Luis Rivera, 25, was the victim of the Tuesday night fatal shooting in Buffalo's Riverside neighborhood, Buffalo police said Thursday. Rivera was shot at about 8:15 p.m. in the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority's Shaffer Village housing complex in the first block of Center Lane. Buffalo police ask anyone who may have information about the fatal shooting to call or …

Local News

Darien Lake Theme Park says its new $5 million roller coaster, called Tantrum, will begin thrilling riders in May. Tantrum riders will go up a 98-foot vertical lift at a 90-degree angle, straight up the coaster’s first hill. In seconds, the coaster will plummet into a 97-degree drop and pretzel inversion. Passengers will reach speeds of 52 mph as the coaster snakes thro…

A Lewiston man was charged with second-degree kidnapping and second-degree menacing Thursday following a domestic dispute that resulted in state police issuing a shelter in place order to residents near a Town of Niagara home. Troopers alleged Michael G. Greaser, 57, threatened to kill his wife and himself, and displayed a long gun, during an argument with his wife …

Crime

Three Tonawanda High School students were injured Friday afternoon when a motorist trying to cut off another vehicle crashed into a light pole in the school's parking lot, police said. Cameron J. Shields, 16, the driver, was issued a ticket, charging him with reckless driving and having underage passengers in his vehicle while driving with a junior license, Tonawanda ci…

Buffalo

A pedestrian in his 60s who was hit by a car Monday on Delaware Avenue has died, Buffalo police said Thursday. Investigators are trying to make a positive identification of the victim, who was hit at about 4:30 p.m. Monday in the 1900 block of Delaware, near Delaware Park. The man was transported to ECMC, where he later died. No charges have been filed in the case.

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…