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An overdue tribute will be paid to C. Wade McClusky Jr., the Buffalo native credited with playing an instrumental role in helping win World War II's pivotal Battle of Midway. Philip M. McClusky, the deceased war hero's only surviving child, will attend a series of events at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park and at his father's alma mater, South Park Hi…

A Lancaster woman is accused of drunken driving early Saturday in the City of Tonawanda after she was stopped for allegedly speeding and talking on her cellphone, police said Monday. Jaquelyn J. Schiefer, 35, was pulled over about 12:30 a.m. on Delaware Street, Police Capt. Fredric Foels said in a news release. Schiefer was charged with aggravated DWI after her bl…

A city public works employee already on probation for felony drug and weapons convictions was arrested May 15, when he was pulled over in a van that contained 1.75 pounds of cocaine and $17,000 in cash, court records show. Dominic Daniels, 30, pleaded guilty last October to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree and attempted criminal posses…

June 5, 1920 – May 22, 2017 Mary Jane Luhr never edited her remarks. She called it like she saw it. She volunteered many hours over her life to health-related causes and was an expert at crafts, from needlepoint to knitting. A skilled bridge player, she also played golf. She lived most of her life on Grand Island and wintered in Florida where her family loved to visi…

Work to make Elmwood Avenue in the Village of Kenmore safer for pedestrians and bicyclists is expected to begin Tuesday, Rep. Brian Higgins, D-Buffalo, announced Monday. The project includes new 6-foot sidewalks, new driveway aprons and curb ramps that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act that will run along the entire east side of Elmwood in the village, …

Therapeutic nutrition intervention for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer will be the topic of a free Breast Cancer Network of Western New York educational seminar at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the network’s center, 3297 Walden Ave. in Depew. The seminar will feature Mary Jo Parker, a registered dietitian nutritionist, nutrition therapist and consultant. It w…

In Kenmore, two men with the same name and title also have the same goal: to protect the village from harm. It's only fitting that they are father and son. Kenmore's police chief is Peter J. Breitnauer, a lifelong resident who has been on the police force since 1984 and was a Kenmore fire chief before then. His son, Peter D. Breitnauer, was appointed last month as…

The prosecutor in the drunken driving case against the daughter of a prominent Lockport attorney agreed with the defense motion to dismiss the main charges against her, a court transcript shows. So did the judge, who apologized to her. Niagara Falls City Court Judge Robert P. Merino, who was assigned the case after judges in two other cities recused themselves, agreed w…

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to President John F. Kennedy, born on this date in 1917, “Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don’t want them to become politicians in the process.” . . . SOME GAVE ALL – An exhibit on local residents who served in World Wars I and II is a highlight of open house tours from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today in the …

Hamburg Police and a Hamburg Fire emergency medical services unit were dispatched to the intersection of Southwestern Boulevard and South Park Avenue after receiving a report of a pedestrian struck by a car there came in about 9:30 p.m. Sunday. The incident remained under investigation about 10:30 p.m. and no other information was initially issued.

Gregg Allman, who died Saturday at the age of 69, was no stranger to Buffalo when he came here in July 1975 to seek treatment for addiction. Along with others in the Allman Brothers Band, he had been regularly checking into Linwood Bryant Hospital, now BryLin, for help with drug problems. And then there was that infamous gig in 1970 at Aliotta’s Lounge on Hertel Av…

A tractor-trailer driver died when his rig veered off the westbound I-90 near the Milestrip Road exit in the Town of Hamburg about 7:52 p.m. Sunday, according to State Police. The rig crashed into a house at 4377 Highland Parkway, but no one in the house was reported injured. According to a State Police report, the rig was loaded and  struck a utility pole after vee…

Several Buffalo Fire Department crews were sent to deal with a heavy fire that engulfed a two-and-a-half-story frame house at 894 Kensington Ave. Sunday night. The fire department was called in at 8:33 p.m. and, with the flames extending from the first floor to the second floor and attic space, all firefighters were ordered out of the unoccupied house at 8:50 p.m. On…

A tractor-trailer driver died when his rig veered off the I-90 westbound Thruway near Exit 56 in the Town of Hamburg about 7:52 p.m. Sunday, according to State Police. The rig crashed into a house at 4377 Highland Pkwy., but no one in the house was reportedly injured. According to a State Police report, the rig was loaded and struck a utility pole after veering off the …

NIAGARA FALLS – A city man was arrested Saturday morning after a passing motorist noticed him cutting the ground wires off utility poles on the 11th Street bridge on Highland Avenue, police said. Officers responding to the scene found Sheldon W. Crogan, 41, walking down Highland Avenue carrying a bag containing pieces of copper wire. He also had a pair of bolt cutters…