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Police are investigating the report of a helicopter crash in Orleans County. Few details were immediately available, but the crash was reported at Gaines Valley Airport on Gaines Waterport Road in the town of Gaines, the Orleans County Sheriff's Office said. The report came in shortly after 2 p.m., according to a sheriff's dispatcher. No information was immediatel…

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Two 25-year-old men face multiple charges in connection with illegally shooting and killing a hooded merganser in Wyoming County late last month, the state Department of Environmental Conservation reported. Coby W. Cox of Gainesville and Brody J. Fisher of Livonia were tracked down by DEC officer RJ Ward in connection with the incident in Gainesville on March 31. The…

Buffalo

Two Buffalo men were arrested early Saturday morning following gunfire in the city's Kensington neighborhood, according to a city police report. Police called to a report of "shots fired" on Manhart Street near Olympic Avenue at about 2:20 a.m. found two shell casings in a driveway. Officers at the scene heard two men inside a home "talking about firing a weapon," an…

Obituaries

Feb. 7, 1929 – April 13, 2018 Patricia “Tish” Blaine, a figure skater and interior designer, died April 13 in Sarasota, Fla. She was 89. Born Patricia Stapleton in Buffalo, she was the daughter of Helen Blackman, one of the founders of the Buffalo Skating Club. A champion skater, she went on to serve as a skating judge and an instructor in ice dance. In 1992, she and…

Bills

You can bet on just about anything related to the NFL Draft -- Will a player snub a Roger Goodell hug? How long will Round 1 last? will the Cardinals select Baker Mayfield as a psychic predicted? Here we focus on the player- and selection-based wagering with some interesting odds on how might be drafted when. Bovada.lv has the odds for the first four draft picks with…

Bills

Brandon Beane admits he has experienced some sleepless nights in recent weeks, as he anxiously weighs the countless scenarios in his head while preparing for his first draft as an NFL general manager. "You think about it all the time, even when you don't want to think about it," Beane said at the Bills' recent pre-draft luncheon. "We're competitors. We want to win every…

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The first round of the Calder Cup playoffs is over for Rochester Americans defenseman Andrew MacWilliam. And unless the Amerks pull off a huge comeback in their series against the Syracuse Crunch, so is MacWilliam's season. MacWilliam has been suspended for three games by the AHL for his actions Saturday night during the Crunch's 6-5 win over the Amerks in Game 2 at the…

Gusto

In 2014, when David Michael Miller released the album "Poisons Sipped," he was ostensibly still a member of Dive House Union, the soul-rock powerhouse that had a majority of music-savvy locals tossing around the notion that bigger things were in store. Much bigger. But when co-founder Todd Eberwine decided to leave the group to focus on family and other musical ventures…

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The Benchmark Group has paid $10.3 million to the Weinberg Campus to buy an apartment complex in Getzville that allows seniors to live independently. Amherst-based Benchmark Group bought the 123-unit Turtle Creek independent-living complex at 2730 North Forest Road late last week, public records show. Turtle Creek is located just north of Weinberg's main campus. It w…

Business

The corner of Woodward and Elmwood avenues in the Town of Tonawanda just hasn't been the same since Reid's hot dog stand closed last year. Its loyal customers were dreading their first season in nearly 50 years without a stop at their favorite summertime hangout. No one was sure how long the stand would remain empty or what would become of it. Now their summer plans …

Analysis

Here is a list of the top players available in the 2018 NFL Draft by position on offense. Asterisk denotes underclassman. QUARTERBACKS Grade: A This has been widely touted as the best group at the position since the legendary Class of 1983, which produced Hall of Famers John Elway, Dan Marino and Jim Kelly. A record six QBs were selected in the first round that y…

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ALBANY – The holder of a possible swing vote for control of the State Senate suggested he will make clear his partisan caucus intentions later today – before voting is finalized in a battleground special election contest taking place today in Westchester County. “I think I’ll make a quick decision no matter what happens," Sen. Simcha Felder, a Brooklyn Democrat, said in…

Crime

A former Buffalo city parks employee was sentenced to two years in jail for stabbing a dog in a South Buffalo neighborhood last fall. James Craddock, 47, previously pleaded guilty in State Supreme Court to one count of aggravated cruelty to animals, a felony, for attacking the dog. The owner of the dog, named Audi, was walking him along Mineral Springs Road the morning …

Bills

Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen says the questions about his accuracy and his 56.1 percent completion rate have been "blown out of proportion." But that figure is a key part of the Allen narrative heading into the NFL Draft. The physical traits -- size, big arm -- are obvious. How well and how quickly he can transition to the NFL is the concern. Here are five draft an…