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The Fredonia Police Department is warning that it plans to post on Facebook all the arrests its officers make in the village over the coming weekend. A press release issued Wednesday by Fredonia Police Chief Bradley C. Meyers did not specifically allude to why the department was taking such measures, beyond stating its "anticipation of the possibility of illegal activit…

The Amherst Democratic Committee has made its endorsements of candidates for town justice, Town Board and Erie County legislator. The committee endorsed Kara Buscaglia for a second four-year term as town justice; Shawn Lavin and Jacqualine Berger for two open seats on the Amherst Town Board; and Thomas Loughran for the 5th Erie County Legislative District. The en…

The public will get a rare chance to step inside a privately owned castle on an island in Ellicott Creek in Williamsville over three days beginning today. An estate sale begins at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 27 in the stone home known alternately as "Cambria Castle" or "Oechsner's Castle." It was built on 1.3 acres of Dream Island beginning in 1917 by a German-born mason nam…

When Carlo J. Marinello II started his Buffalo-based courier business, it's a good bet he never saw himself at the center of a criminal case that would prompt two judges to suggest "no one is safe" from the IRS. It's also a safe bet Marinello never imagined his tax evasion case going to the U.S. Supreme Court. Marinello, who is 70 and now serving time in federal pris…

There will be a lot of talk about a "spoiler" in this year’s mayoral race, and why not? After all, unless one of them drops out, either Byron Brown or Mark Schroeder will be blamed for potentially splitting the male vote and opening the way for Buffalo’s first female chief executive. But of course, that’s not the kind of spoiler anyone envisions in a city long know…

Damage caused on the I-290 near the Sheridan Drive overpass early Wednesday morning is under investigation by the Amherst Police Department, officials confirmed. A Cheektowaga man who witnessed the incident called and reported it about 4:15 a.m., according to police officials. Officials did not release further details on the incident because the investigation is ongoing…

Gregory Ramos was sentenced in State Supreme Court Wednesday for a domestic violence conviction. But he has more court appearances ahead of him. He already was convicted in federal court on drug and firearms charges. And he faces a murder charge in Erie County Court. Ramos, 25, is accused of being the driver for the gunman in the fatal shooting last May of an emp…

LOCKPORT – Gia M. Arnold, who ran for the State Senate in 2014 on a platform opposing New York's SAFE Act gun control law, pleaded guilty Wednesday to illegal possession of a semiautomatic assault rifle. Arnold, 26, of Rochester, who was arrested last year in Niagara Falls after police found the gun in her vehicle, said she accepted a plea offer on the recommendation …

SANBORN – James P. Klyczek retired Wednesday afternoon as president of Niagara County Community College, less than three hours before the college Board of Trustees was expected to fire him. Klyczek has been under fire for insulting remarks he reportedly made regarding a woman who reported being sexually assaulted on campus last summer. A federal grand jury also is …

A woman from Romania was sentenced to time served Wednesday for her role in an ATM skimming scheme that targeted Bank of America customers in the Buffalo area. Marinela Unguru-Ducila, one half of a husband and wife team, had previously admitted using skimming devices and cameras at several local ATMs to steal bank account information from consumers. Skimming devices, whic…

A new reciprocal agreement between the Buffalo Niagara Partnership and two Canadian chambers of commerce was in the works long before President Trump was even a candidate for the White House. But his views on the North American Free Trade Agreement and the potential fallout for international business relationships have made its intent all the more relevant. "It helps…

A Buffalo man called as “backup” when a friend was in a fight admitted Wednesday killing a man to protect his friend’s “turf.” Russell M. Adams, 19, said he shot and killed Myron Kemp the night of Aug. 31 on a West Side street corner. Prosecutors believe that Kemp had gone to Grant and Breckenridge streets that evening to confront the drug dealer he believe…

The Erie County Industrial Development Agency had a record-setting day on Wednesday. The economic development agency approved tax breaks for seven projects – the largest number of projects that it has provided subsidies for in a single meeting since it was created in 1970, agency officials said. "It shows the economic development activity that is happening in our r…

Irvin Bates worked for one of the only companies in the country that manufactures postage stamps. He also stole some of the stamps while on his lunch break. Bates, 64, a former employee of Ashton Potter in Williamsville, was sentenced Wednesday to two years of probation for his guilty plea to theft of government funds. As part of a plea agreement, Bates admitted s…

Research has shown that people diagnosed with prediabetes can make lifestyle changes to reduce their chances of developing Type 2 diabetes. To help those at risk, YMCA Buffalo Niagara next week will start its next session of the National Diabetes Prevention Program at four of its branches. “We’ve seen great results with the Diabetes Prevention Program," said Kelly S…