The federal indictment of Louis P. Ciminelli and two of his top deputies is sure to affect the 56-year-old construction company he leads. The question is how much. Supporters say LPCiminelli is much bigger than three executives, with a deep cadre of leaders to carry on. State, county and city officials say it’s not barred from seeking government work, and the company …

Individuals renewing or buying health insurance for next year on the New York State Department of Health marketplace must do so by Dec. 15. Here are some tips for those who look to renew coverage: Read your renewal notice from the marketplace. Carefully follow instructions within the notice. It may ask you to contact the marketplace directly or update your account…

Ron Golden entered the decade flying high. He had a nearly six-figure income as a collections agency supervisor. A wife and two kids. A nice house in Orchard Park and two cars in the driveway. But he couldn’t kick a painkiller addiction that started a few years earlier after a car crash. “The drugs were controlling me,” he said. “That was my life. I went from Lorta…

Charles W. Burns enlisted in the U.S. Air Force a quarter century ago and worked as an electronics specialist on the cruise missile program during Operation Desert Storm. But his interests turned to health care after he returned to his native Western New York and enrolled in the biomedical technology program at Erie Community College. “We had to take anatomy and physi…

BATAVIA -- A correction officer at the county jail has been charged with rape, in a case involving a female inmate, according to Genesee County Sheriff Gary T. Maha on Friday. Michael E. Glow, 36, of Batavia, was charged with rape in the third-degree, according to authorities. An investigation began after the Sheriff's Office received a report that Glow, while super…

WASHINGTON – The election of Donald J. Trump as president turned Rep. Chris Collins from back-bencher to power broker. After three relatively low-key years in Congress followed by a year as one of Trump's most outspoken supporters, the Republican from Clarence now finds himself as the point person for recommending a new U.S. attorney for Western New York as well as,…

Cars are being broken into in several neighborhoods in Orchard Park, Orchard Park police officials said Friday. Town police urged residents to lock any vehicles left out in the open. Residents are also being urged to never leave valuables in vehicles, said Lt. Patrick Fitzgerald. If a theft occurs, residents should call the Orchard Park Police Department at 662-64…

A Buffalo police officer learned Friday he was cleared of criminal responsibility by an Erie County Grand Jury in the 2012 shooting case that resulted in the deaths of a drunken driving suspect and an innocent bystander on Fillmore Avenue. The grand jury found Officer Kenneth Agee, now an eight-year veteran with the Buffalo Police Department, was justified in the Dec. 6…

The City of Buffalo - with help from a lot of others - is promising a full-fledged attack on poverty. The United Way of Buffalo and Erie County as well as the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo are being hired, Mayor Byron W. Brown said, to help develop a plan to attack what some view as Buffalo's most important issue and most stubborn problem: The large number …

Aaron J. McDuffie, 21, allegedly known to WNY drug addicts as "G," was arrested and jailed Friday on federal charges of distribution of heroin and an especially strong version of fentanyl causing a drug death and possession with intent to distributethe fentanyl. Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. lauded investigative work on the case by Cheektowaga police office…

This week in pictures: Nov. 26- Dec.2, 2016, highlights news, entertainment and sports images taken by Buffalo News photographers. Bringing you a visual recap of the week through pictures and stories - from a salute to the military at New Era Field - to soulful stews. We hope you enjoy our favorites. Military Escort - Buffalo Bills Marquise Goodwin is introduced pri…

Green Lake in Orchard Park, which was drained last year for dredging, will be refilled starting next week. "We expect to have the project completed soon and a public ceremony with the closing of the gates will take place at noon on Thursday," Supervisor Patrick Keem said in an announcement on the town's website. Keem said the final concrete pour took place in late Oc…

For Elon Musk, the hard work is just beginning now that Tesla Motors has gobbled up SolarCity. Musk succeeded in getting shareholders to buy into his vision that the $2.1 billion merger was a linchpin in his vision of turning Tesla into a renewable energy powerhouse, offering solar panels, electric vehicles and the batteries that each uses. The question now facing Mu…