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Memories of the Holocaust were combined with concern for today's refugees and immigrants during an annual Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony Sunday. Six "Buffalo Upstanders," as the organizers of the event called them, were honored for their work on behalf of newcomers and those subject to prejudice and persecution. Each came to Temple Beth Tzedek in Amherst to l…

Memories of the Holocaust were combined with concern for today's refugees and immigrants during an annual Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony Sunday. Six "Buffalo Upstanders," as the organizers of the event called them, were honored for their work on behalf of newcomers and those subject to prejudice and persecution. Each came to Temple Beth Tzedek in Amherst to l…

Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News of April 23, 1917: • After ousting five Buffalo School Board members who were unfriendly his administration, Mayor Louis Fuhrmann was planning to appoint their replacements. The article read: "Public school affairs in this city have been pretty well disorganized and confused during the last 14 months as the resul…

WASHINGTON – More than 19,000 Buffalo area residents on the state's Essential Plan health care option could be in danger of losing their insurance because the Trump administration is threatening to withdraw a huge part of the program's funding. Meantime, another 10,637 metro Buffalo residents who buy their health care on the state's insurance exchange could see dra…

Now that downtown has been selected as the location for a new train station, the peregrine falcons nesting atop the Central Terminal need not be concerned about Amtrak trains pulling into and out of the East Side landmark. On the horizon, though, is a developer who has been negotiating for more than a year to buy the terminal, with a deal possibly weeks or months away.…

Amanda Lynn Wienckowski’s mother has filed a lawsuit accusing the Erie County Medical Examiner’s office and the District Attorney’s Office of mishandling the investigation into the young woman’s death eight years ago. Wienckowski’s frozen body was discovered in a garbage tote, and prosecutors, relying on the medical examiner’s report, said the death was not …

A 35-year-old man was taken into custody by the Buffalo Police SWAT Team after shots were fired in the first block of Keystone Street just before 2 p.m. Saturday. The man had barricaded himself inside a downstairs flat and was apparently firing shots to the outside through a window with a shotgun, said Michael J. DeGeorge, spokesman for the police department.  Police were…

The battle over cell towers is moving closer to your front door. Growing demand for cellular data by smartphones, tablets and other devices has led wireless carriers across the country to deploy a new kind of wireless transmitter called "small cells" to provide better coverage in densely populated areas. About 4 feet tall and weighing about 400 pounds, small cells…

A male was struck by gunfire shortly after 9:30 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of Genesee Street and Crossman Avenue, Buffalo police said. His injuries were not considered life-threatening. No further information was immediately available. https://twitter.com/BPDAlerts/status/855977173215326208  

BARRE – The Orleans County Sheriff's Office was investigating reports that a skydiver was killed in an accident in the Orleans County community Saturday evening. The fatal incident is reportedly to have taken place in a field near Pask and Pine Hill roads here sometime before 9 p.m. WGRZ first reported the incident. An official with the Barre Fire Company confirmed t…

Juan Torres, 42, was arrested at his flat in the 100 block of Eckhert Street by Buffalo police shortly after 5 p.m. Friday. Several hours earlier he allegedly choked a neighbor woman into unconsciousness after punching and biting her and pulled her hair to prevent her from leaving his flat. Torres was charged with second-degree strangulation, second-degree unlawful imp…

Douglas Anderson, 34, was arrested by Buffalo police about 12:30 a.m. Saturday shortly after investigators said he injured a man and woman during an altercation in a house in the first block of Butler Avenue. Anderson, of Clinton Street, was arrested after allegedly striking the female victim on the head with an iron and repeatedly punching the male victim as two young …

NIAGARA FALLS – At least five cars were broken into overnight Thursday in the north lot of a University Court apartment complex, police reported. Investigating officers were able to track down the owners of two of the involved vehicles, and neither reported anything missing from their cars. The other owners could not be contacted immediately. One owner told police …

NORTH HARMONY – Muhiziwinto Pascal, 33, of Dayton, Ohio was arrested in for aggravated drunken driving on Route 1-86 near the Town of Stowe by State Police and Chautauqua County sheriff deputies. Pascal was remanded to the county jail in Mayville pending further court proceedings here. According to state police Pascal was driving erratically while heading east on I-8…

Some remembered him as a powerful federal judge for nearly a half-century, making decisions that affected the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. Some recalled him as a loving family man, a caring friend or respected colleague. Others simply remembered John T. Curtin as a humble guy who took the bus to work, kept his number in the telephone book, knew people fr…

West Seneca police have charged an 18-year-old town resident with rape and endangering the welfare of a child. Adario C. Morrison is accused of having sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old female victim in August of 2016. The West Seneca Police Family Offense Unit arrested and charged Morrison after obtaining an arrest warrant from the West Seneca Justice Court. M…