Buffalo firefighters began battling a large house fire on Massachusetts Avenue, near Prospect Avenue, at around 7 a.m. Friday.
Buffalo News reporter Maki Becker is at the scene, covering the fire live through Tweets.
A Town of Lockport resident and her daughter are facing as yet unspecified charges after Niagara County authorities said they discovered 343 animals -- some of which are unlawful to keep as pets -- in a home on Hamm Road.
Deputies accompanied the town's animal control officer and building inspector Tuesday to the Hamm Road property, with a warrant to search the premises…
Buffalo lags the national average for solving homicides, clearing barely more than half of 246 killings in the past five years, and now police and prosecutors say it might take more money to boost the clearance rate.
The money would pay for bigger rewards to entice witnesses to come forward with information.
"Increased witness cooperation is the key to a lot of these…
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The Buffalo Police Department reported being on the scene of a reported shooting late Thursday in the 300 block of Leroy Avenue.
There were reports of two men having been struck by gunfire around 9 p.m., according to a tweet from the Buffalo Police Department on Thursday night.
Traffic could be affected in the area, the Buffalo Police tweet stated.
The Buffalo Police officer who first drew wide attention in February 2016 after he was suspended from the force for making outrageous and sometimes crude social media videos — known as “Angry Cops” — and posting them online has again been suspended for similar activity, a Buffalo Police Department spokesman said Thursday night.
Officer Richard Hy was suspended…
When Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, Chito Olivencia was up all night calling friends and family in his little hometown of Hormigueros to make sure everyone was okay.
"I couldn't get anybody," said Olivencia, a longtime leader in Buffalo's Puerto Rican community.
Lucy Candelario has been trying to reach her cousin, Roger, in Humacao, located along the easte…
Lockport's budget surpluses in the past three years have helped raise the city's credit rating.
"The outlook is positive," S&P Global Ratings said after it raised the rating from BBB to BBB+ for general obligation bonds.
Bond ratings affect the city's costs when it borrows money through bonds.
"The city has operated to surpluses in each of the past three ye…
Erie County officials are likely to move forward with a new policy that requires county government-bought products and materials be made in America.
But it's not going to be the law originally proposed by County Legislator Ted Morton, R-Cheektowaga.
Morton's proposed law, which originally passed in the Legislature by a 9-1 vote, would require county contractors to g…
ALDI will unveil a new look at its Jamestown store next week.
The store, at 930 Fairmount Ave., will reopen Wednesday with the company's latest decor and layout concept after being closed for renovations.
ALDI has committed to investing $1.6 billion in 1,300 stores across the country by 2020.
Improvements include airy ceilings and natural lighting as well as expan…
A Town of Boston man has admitted in State Supreme Court to repeatedly sexually abusing a 5-year-old child over the course of nearly a year, the Erie County District Attorney's Office announced Thursday.
David Stitt, 63, pleaded guilty before Justice John L. Michalski to one count of course of sexual conduct against a child in the first degree.
Stitt reportedly engag…
A tanker truck hauling milk rolled over Wednesday morning in Wyoming County, according to authorities.
The driver was airlifted to Erie County Medical Center for leg and chest injuries after he was extricated from the wreckage, the Wyoming County Sheriff's deputies said.
Investigators believe the driver, Ja-Ryan Marquis Steen, 24, of Arcade, was driving east on Beave…
Three more national chains are coming to the gradually revamped Northtown Plaza in Amherst, including the first Buffalo area location for home furnishings retailer West Elm.
Williams Sonoma, a gourmet kitchenware and home decor seller, and home furnishings store Pottery Barn will be moving to the plaza from their exiting locations at Walden Galleria, said Brian Sciera, …
Ann M. Hood's retirement from leading the largest Western New York-based credit union is still a little ways off, but a search for her successor is under way.
Hood has served as president and CEO of the Lockport-based Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union since 2000. She is set to retire Feb. 28, wrapping up a career at Cornerstone that began in 1983. Hood st…