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Northtown Automotive Cos. has acquired Zeigler Honda Amherst, adding another brand to Northtown's lineup. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The dealership, located at 2277 Niagara Falls Blvd., will change its name to Northtown Honda effective Thursday, said Lawrence Schreiber, a Northtown Automotive co-owner. Zeigler Automotive Group, based in Michigan, entered t…

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Niagara County last year paid former Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth R. Donatello $335,000 to settle a federal lawsuit that claimed her boss harassed her and other female prosecutors with unwelcome remarks about their "weight, hair style and breast size." Michael J. Violante resigned in March 2016 as district attorney, as The Buffalo News learned that other member…

Teens who have something to say about key issues affecting them and their peers can audition for the chance when "Real Teens Reel Talk"  holds a casting call from 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 27 at 716 Live in the Larkin Center of Commerce, 701 Seneca St. Teens between the ages of 13 and 19 will answer questions about current events and themselves as producers seek panelists for th…

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Weber's Mustard is back on shelves at BJ's Wholesale Clubs in the Buffalo Niagara market. The Western New York favorite had been discontinued at the local BJ's stores, the only stores where it was carried by the national chain. But shortly after a story ran on BuffaloNews.com, and a post went viral on the Facebook page of Weber's owner Steven Desmond, BJ's contacted …

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A downstate electronics entrepreneur and real estate investor, who took a shot at One Seneca Tower before Douglas Jemal came along, has instead acquired a pair of industrial warehouse buildings on the East Side – for a lot less money. Harvey Kaylie, acting through 1400 William Properties LLC, paid $1.238 million late last month to acquire the former Federal Bakery Suppl…

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North Park Florist, a 30-year-old stalwart on Hertel Avenue, is getting into one of the fastest-growing segments in the retail industry: the subscription box. Dubbed Love. Local. Me., each box gathers sample and full-sized products from Buffalo-based companies such as Buffalo Gal Organics and Whimsy Confections. Subscribers receive a new box each month with a different …

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The National Weather Service published its morning list of the snowfall totals across the Buffalo Niagara region over the last 24 hours. That included 1.7 inches at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, which pushed the season's snowfall total for Buffalo over 50 inches. Here's a look around Western New York: Erie County Glenwood, 3.5 inches Colden,…

Crime

Two burglars stole a safe from Popeyes Louisiana Chicken in Niagara Falls early Monday morning, according to a police report. The thieves entered the fast-food restaurant at the corner of Niagara Falls Boulevard and Military Road at 12:17 a.m., broke through an office door and took the portable safe, according to the report. One of the burglars smashed a drive-thru w…

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An Amherst woman was killed in a head-on crash Monday night in Lockport, the State Police said. Elizabeth A. Lytle, 27, was driving a 2008 Saturn Vue east on Dysinger Road, just west of Old Dysinger Road, when her vehicle crossed the center line and collided with a 2015 Toyota Highlander at about 6 p.m., police said. Lytle died at the scene. The driver of the Toyo…

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A Dollar General in Buffalo's Riverside neighborhood was robbed again Monday morning, the second time in a week the store's been robbed. A man wearing a gray hoodie and a gray mask displayed a handgun inside his pocket and demanded cash at about 10:25 a.m. at the Dollar General at 827 Tonawanda St., according to a Buffalo police report. On Jan. 8, two masked men, inc…

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Every day, every season, can be different on Lake Erie. The coldest winter in years has tightened the opportunities for David Sandford to do what brings him every year to the shore, and he was grateful for what he saw on Dec. 6, when the lake is often at its wildest. Lake Erie, pitching and violent, seemed alive. Sandford moved in and out of the water at Port Stanley, O…

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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has a favorability rate among likely voters of 62 percent to 30 percent, the highest in his eight years as governor, according to a poll conducted by the Siena Research Institute released today. The news comes as Cuomo is preparing to unveil his eighth state budget plan as governor today. The poll also found that Cuomo's job performance rating is…

Food and Drink

Those of a certain age might remember "Murphy Brown," a 1990s sit-com about a fictional CBS television news show with an eclectic cast of characters. A craft beer emporium in Clarence may share the same name but, FYI, has little else in common – unless you consider its eclectic cast of beers. Craft beer is the star at Murphy Brown's, a quieter alternative to several …

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A Town of Tonawanda woman and a Buffalo man were arrested on drunken driving charges after two different accidents Sunday in the city of Tonawanda. Ann Marie F. Hollerud, 32, of Raintree Island, was charged with DWI after nearly striking a concrete jersey barrier while at the wheel of a vehicle on Main and Young streets, which is closed to traffic. Police said Hollerud …