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When Edward J. Lattuca Sr. was born in Italy in 1920, he was named in honor of his uncle Edward who had died fighting the Germans in World War I Ten years after Lattuca's parents moved the family to America, young Edward found himself in his own little war of sorts on the streets of Buffalo's West Side. The youngster quickly learned how to fight off neighborhood bull…

A 14-year-old girl was reported in critical condition in Women and Children's Hospital late Saturday after being involved in an ATV crash in Clarence, officials said. The girl was a passenger on a four-wheel all-terrain vehicle driven by a 15-year-old boy, who also was injured though not as seriously, the Erie County Sheriff's Office said. The Sheriff's Office said i…

WASHINGTON – Rep. Brian Higgins isn't exactly sticking to his guns. After accepting $5,000 in donations from the National Rifle Association between 2006 and 2012, the Democratic lawmaker from Buffalo announced on Facebook earlier this month that he now plans to donate that money to local and national organizations dedicated to fighting for what he called "common sens…

Jamestown residents called police after seeing a car driving around the city with heavy front-end damage and just one working headlight. Police found the car parked in a driving lane of Jones and Gifford Avenue around 1 a.m. Sunday. They charged Michael Woodward, 23, of Jamestown, with DWI and aggravated DWI because his blood count was higher than 0.18 percent, city pol…

A Buffalo lawyer is challenging whether a non-profit corporation that finances and develops residence halls on behalf of the University at Buffalo has the right to withhold records about its financial dealings and keep its board meetings private. John N. Lipsitz, a UB Law School alumnus and partner in the firm Lipsitz & Ponterio LLC, has asked a State Supreme Court …

John Miller has gone from starter to backup to out of the lineup entirely over the last few weeks for the Buffalo Bills. Miller is a healthy inactive Sunday, when the Bills host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Era Field. That means Vlad Ducasse will start at right guard – and has won that competition. Also inactive for the Bills are: tight end Charles Clay (knee), …

A driver from Fredonia spotted driving the wrong way on Interstate 86 was charged Saturday with felony driving while intoxicated, as well as aggravated DWI because he carried a passenger under 16, Chautauqua County deputies said. James E. Murphy, 47, also was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation because he was driving though his license had been revoked, deputi…

The first crash was at Southwestern Boulevard and Transit Road, where a Jeep struck a Honda at a stop sign and injured its driver, police said. The driver of the Jeep drove off but struck some trees at Angle and Michael roads. When he couldn't dislodge the Jeep from the trees around 6:30 a.m. Saturday, he ran. With re4sidents' help, Orchard Park police found him hidin…

Kristian Rodriquez came to Buffalo to pick up the pieces of his life left in ruins by Hurricane Maria after it struck Puerto Rico. He’s 9. For him – and dozens more kids like him – returning to some sense of normalcy includes a stop at the Central Registration Office at 33 Ash St. in Buffalo, where he came last week with his grandmother to enroll in the four…

Check back each evening for a new trivia question about Buffalo's favorite football team. Think you can match wits with our staff? Here's today's question: 35. Overtime began in the NFL in 1974 but the Bills did not play their first OT game until 1979. Who was it against? Scroll down ... A. The Bills beat the New England Patriots in Foxborough on Nov. 25…

Monica Weisedel moved almost every year of her childhood. Her mother suffered from mental illness and drug addiction, and she would inexplicably disappear for hours or days. When Weisedel was 15, a Social Services worker showed up and hollered for her and her young sister to grab their things and go. "It was a horrible experience," she said, recounting all the screaming…

The Buffalo Bills (3-2) host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-3) today at 1 p.m. at New Era Field. http://buffalonews.com/2017/10/22/pregame-primer-everything-need-know-bills-bucs-plus-five-things-watch/ Follow along for live updates from our team. https://twitter.com/TheBuffaloNews/lists/bn-blitz-staff Stay with BNblitz.com for complete coverage of the Buffalo Bill…

If the Buffalo Bills are going to end a 17-year playoff drought, now is the time to show they're serious. Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicks off a stretch of three out of the next four at New Era Field, with the lone road trip a visit to the New York Jets. Win their home games, and the Bills will be legitimate playoff contenders. Here are all the de…

Orchard Park police charged three Buffalo residents, one of them waiting in a get-away car, in connection with the theft of more than $900 worth of items Friday night from Kohl's Department Store at Quaker Crossing. Police report they arrived at the store about 8:30 p.m. to find Shaquana F. Bush, 30, and Alexis L. Rose, 23, fleeing from the  store to a vehicle pulled u…