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The old C.W. Miller Livery Building is being recommended by Buffalo school officials as the site for a second Emerson School of Hospitality. The building at 73 W. Huron St. is right around the corner from the existing Emerson on West Chippewa Street – the backs of the two buildings abut each other – and together the two high schools would create an expanded "hospita…

The Darien Lake summer concert season received its ceremonial ribbon-cutting on Wednesday, as what appeared to be a full house welcomed Future's "Nobody Safe Tour" for what turned out to be a major celebration of Atlanta's primary present-day cultural currency - trap music, the sub-genre of hip-hop in which Future is king. With the rapid-fire hi-hat subdivisions shimmer…

At sunrise on a recent morning, several dozen people gathered in an unused unit at Women & Children's Hospital and surveyed the beds, monitors and equipment in five rooms. Cassandra Church, who is overseeing the move in November to the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, checked that someone from every department that need…

ALBANY – People craving a nicotine fix via vaping soon may be scrambling to find places to light up in New York. Some key lawmakers and health care organizations, including Roswell Park Cancer Institute, are launching an all-out push to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in all public places where tobacco cigarettes also are prohibited. That means bars and restau…

Call it the ultimate good versus evil showdown: The Gospel and the Koran versus the code of the streets. When the Rev. Darius Pridgen went public with photos of two men who broke into his church and appealed to "someone who cares enough about their community and these young men" to identify the burglars, it marked another call from the pulpit to reject the code of silence…

The prosecution of Rachel Winter – the daughter of a former Niagara County assistant district attorney – ended earlier this month when a judge dismissed her drunken driving charge and she admitted to failure to keep right and an equipment violation. But the reverberations of her case continue. Orleans County District Attorney Joseph V. Cardone, who handled the ca…

The casino at Martin Luther King Jr. Park off Humboldt Parkway is in the final stages of a $2.6 million renovation. This last phase includes installing a new wood door and wood windows that match the original 1926 portals to maintain the historic design. A new brick and stone stairway will be built to match the original stairway that had been demolished. And a new elevato…

Nine people were arrested at two protests Wednesday against Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard's management of the county's jails and his appearance at a pro-Trump rally. The protests were organized by the group Showing Up for Racial Justice in Buffalo. The first protest was held inside the Sheriff's Office building on Delaware Avenue in downtown Buffalo. A second…

Attention continues to focus on Rep. Chris Collins and his investments in the health care industry. The Daily Beast website intensified the spotlight Wednesday by reporting that the Clarence Republican stands out among 40 GOP members of Congress who voted for the American Health Care Act while owning stock in health care companies. Collins holds the most stock of any r…

One of the investigations that led to prostitution-related arrests at two Town of Tonawanda motels earlier this month started as a truancy case. Police discovered one of the victims, who is younger than 18, when they contacted her mother because of her chronic absences from school, Town of Tonwanda Police Det. Lt. William Krier said. The mother told police she thoug…

WASHINGTON – Michael R. Caputo will have to speak to the House Intelligence Committee in its investigation of Russian influence in last year's presidential election, but initial indications are that he will not be testifying in public. The committee is interested in talking to Caputo because he worked for the Donald Trump presidential campaign from November 2015 thro…

For centuries, the wild beauty and strategic location of the Niagara County shore of Lake Ontario has drawn vacationers, residents, anglers and armies. But every once in a while, proximity to the mighty lake becomes a hazard. That was the case this spring, when high water levels and wind-blown rainstorms washed away land and trees, swamped docks and pushed debris up …

The University at Buffalo has named Suzanne Rosenblith as the new dean for its Graduate School of Education. She's currently associate dean of undergraduate programs and professor of educational foundations at Clemson University. Provost Charles F. Zukoski announced the appointment Wednesday morning by email. Rosenblith will start July 1. She succeeds Jaekyung Le…

Car break-ins are often prosecuted as misdemeanors and don't hold criminals accountable for one of the city's most pervasive crimes, Erie County Legislator Peter Savage said Wednesday. Savage said he wants the "car pops" prosecuted as felonies. "The last thing someone wants is to wake up in the morning and find their windows smashed," the Buffalo Democrat said. …