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A 23-year-old Buffalo man was shot shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday in the 1200 block of Fillmore Avenue, Buffalo police reported. The man was taken to Erie County Medical Center with what appeared to be serious injuries, police said. No other details were immediately available. Anyone with information  on the shooting is asked to call or text the Confidential TIP-CA…

Colleges

2017 wasn't supposed to be a big year for the University at Buffalo's Emmanuel Reed. Junior Johnathan Hawkins entered the season as the feature running back, coming off a 338-yard sophomore season as Jordan Johnson's backup. Reed was supposed to be a change of pace runner as he continued to get accustomed to the offense. "During the offseason, you definitely train to…

A Buffalo fentanyl dealer has been sentenced to 33 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. John Walker Jr., 25, previously was convicted of distribution of fentanyl and unlawful possession of a firearm. Walker sold fentanyl to an FBI confidential source five separate times in March and April 2016, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Wei Xiang. The…

Buffalo

When an arsonist destroyed the Lafayette-Barton Apartments on the West Side of Buffalo in March, all 36 units were damaged, leaving about 90 people, many of them resettled refugees and immigrants, without a home. Two young women decided to take action. Laila Ismail, whose family members were displaced by the fire, set up a gofundme.com account the following night to …

Buffalo

Construction on the proposed new Emerson School of Hospitality in downtown Buffalo could begin by January, after the city Planning Board gave the $36.8 million project a green light. But first the developers have to sign a lease agreement that's being negotiated with the Buffalo Public Schools. They also want sales and mortgage recording tax breaks, to boot, as the pr…

Columns

Naniette Coleman had a memorable homecoming last weekend at the University at Buffalo. "To say this place made me who I am is an understatement," said Coleman, a 2002 UB graduate who is studying for her Ph.D in sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. Coleman returns as often as she can. Still, this visit had particular meaning: She came back to serve as …

Bills

The Buffalo Bills have gotten into the Thanksgiving spirit. More than half of the roster helped hand out meals for 600 families last week at the Food Bank of Western New York. Owner Kim Pegula and several dozen team employees also participated in the annual Thanksgiving Blitz. “This is really a very true showing of heart and compassion for people who are having a tough…

A vehicle was severely damaged and the house sustained smoke damage when a fire broke out Wednesday night in the attached garage of a home at 436 Lake Shore Drive East, the Dunkirk Fire Department reported. Two residents were displaced by the fire, which was reported at 11:44 p.m.  Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and fire and spent about two hours battling …

A multi-agency DWI "saturation patrol" in Orleans County resulted in seven DWI arrests and 45 traffic tickets between 9 p.m. Wednesday and 3:30 a.m. Thursday, according to the Orleans County Sheriff's Office. This effort involved every law enforcement agency in the county along with New York State Parole, the Orleans County Probation Department and U.S. Immigration an…

A Buffalo man who organized a telephone scam that defrauded people of more than $340,000 has pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Shawn Sylvia, 35, entered his plea before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara and faces a maximum possible penalty of 20 years in prison when he is sentenced April 3. Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie P. Grisan…

Crime

Two brothers are charged for illegal hunting practices earlier this month in Chautauqua County, the DEC announced Wednesday. Environmental Conservation Officers found two brothers standing over a large, newly slain 9-point buck in Charlotte and learned one of the men shot the deer and allegedly tagged it with his brother's archery tag. He admitted that a few days…

An increased amount of traffic enforcement by State Police will continue through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend to discourage impaired, distracted, aggressive and reckless driving. Troopers in marked and unmarked vehicles will be more of a presence on highways through Sunday with sobriety checkpoints, underage drinker enforcement and Operation Hang Up enforcement, whi…

High Schools

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Bills

Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. When Cornelius Bennett walked on the field at Rich Stadium in 1987, he wasn’t sure what to expect. The highly regarded linebacker out of Alabama went second overall in the draft to the Indianapolis Colts, but was dealt to the Bills shortly before the tra…

If you are a patient or visitor at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, don't expect to park anymore in the Michigan Avenue/Goodrich  Street parking ramp. The MIGO parking garage at 134 High St., with 2,036 spaces, is returning to employee and student parking, said Kari Root Bonaro, spokeswoman for Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Inc. , the nonprofit organizaton that ove…