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After several sessions before a court-appointed mediator, battling law partners Ross M. Cellino Jr. and Stephen E. Barnes have made no progress toward patching up their differences, sources on both sides of the case told The Buffalo News. Attorneys for Cellino and Barnes were scheduled to appear in court Monday to give a progress report to State Supreme Court Justice D…

For many Western New York families, the school year has ended and the weather – at least some days – has improved to the point that outdoor activities are welcome. Below are the top 10 outdoor fitness activities that adults – and in some cases kids – can enjoy in the region this week. A bonus: They're all free. MONDAY Splish Splash Summer Bash: 11:30 a.…

ALBANY - After a weekend break, the hearing to remove Carl P. Paladino from the Buffalo Board of Education continues this afternoon for a third day of testimony. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. to give all the parties from Buffalo a chance to return. The proceedings are being held at the State Education Department before Commissioner MaryEllen Elia. Among…

Damage was estimated at $70,000 after a house fire Monday morning on Wilbury Place, near Delaware and Hertel avenues. Heavy fire and smoke was reported coming from inside the two-story home at 29 Wilbury at about 6:50 a.m., according to radio transmissions from Buffalo firefighters arriving at the scene. The fire started on the second floor and firefighters were able…

Buffalo firefighters rescued a person from a fourth-floor balcony during a fire inside a 12-story apartment building on Elmwood Avenue on Monday morning. The fire broke out shortly before 4 a.m. in the Elmwood Square Apartments, at Elmwood and West Utica Street, according to the Buffalo Fire Department Alarm Office. Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the …

In 1989, the historic Bank of Buffalo building and its domed roof were carefully taken apart, piece by piece, in a hopeful effort to preserve the granite facade and other decorative elements after the structure was badly damaged. Located next to the Merchants Mutual Insurance building at the corner of Main and Seneca streets, the vacant bank facility had been badly dama…

Erie County Youth Services will sponsor a free Summer Reading & Writing Camp. Dog Ears Bookstore, 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo, will host the camp. The first installment, for 7- and 8-year-olds, will run daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 24 to 28. Others will take place July 31 to Aug. 4 for those 9 to 11; and Aug. 14 to 18 for students ages 12 and 13. Camps a…

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – A 54-year-old man was airlifted to a Toronto area hospital with a serious head injury Sunday evening after he fell while hiking with his family in the Niagara Glen, 3050 Niagara Parkway, the Niagara Parks Police Service reports. Police said the man left the trail near the metal staircase access, climbed about 25 feet up the headwall and slipped,…

OLAF FUB SEZ: A thought from art historian Bernard Berenson, born on this date in 1865: “I wish I could stand on a busy street corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours.” . . . SUMMER HOME – Now that the summer season has started at Chautauqua Institution, Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History, Nature (C-SAAHN) founder Denn…

A man was taken into custody Sunday night in Lewiston after police issued a shelter-in-place order for residents near the 900 block of Pletcher Road. Lewiston Police on Sunday morning posted on Facebook they were trying to locate Jon B. Ellington, 44, in connection to an unspecified incident that happened Saturday in Lewiston. Police said Ellington was to be conside…

Josh Geartz had been slated to leave Iraq that September day in 2003 when the explosive hit. It blew his Humvee on its side, and after he helped his gunner, he crawled out the driver's seat to find the winch. Then he passed out. Eleven years later, Geartz would pass out again after downing a bottle's worth of pills. Years of battling blood clots, spinal and brain …

"The Gig Economy and the American Dream" will be the topic of a talk by Professor Louis Hyman of Cornell University starting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, 641 Delaware Ave. The talk will be free and open to the public. Hyman, who directs the Institute for Workplace Studies at Cornell, will discuss how the gig economy, in which workers ar…

Three men who live in the Hamlin Park neighborhood returned home to find a man inside their apartment with cologne and two watches belonging to one of them stuffed in his pockets, police said. The three confronted and held Lee Walker, 47, of no permanent address, until police arrived. The men told police that Walker might have entered through an unlocked front door. …

Sitting in his favorite blue easy chair, Monsignor Thomas F. Maloney looked around the small rectory office where he counseled hundreds of people as they dealt with some of the worst troubles of their lives. "They come to you with serious problems, and you do your best to help," said the 74-year-old priest, looking back on his long tenure as pastor of St. Amelia Church …

A North Buffalo man was accused of breaking into his ex-wife's home near LaSalle Park and striking her boyfriend in the face, then continuing his rampage outside by damaging the window and mirror of a parked car. Police said Miguel A. Febles, 33, of Lawn Avenue, broke into his ex-wife's home shortly before 1:30 a.m. Sunday and attacked a man he found there. Febles th…

An essay contest asking students in grades six through 12 to imagine the future of the Central Terminal is being sponsored by retired teacher and longtime journalist Eva M. Doyle. The contest asks students to share their suggestions for what should be done with the long-vacant terminal, including the question of what should happen to the people who live in the surroundi…