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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.


Local News

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

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 …

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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…

Crime

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…

Local News

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 …

Local News

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…