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Casey Zmich likes to say he traded 18 wheels for two. The retired longhaul truck driver returned home to Cheektowaga last week after logging 16,000 miles during a yearlong bicycle tour spanning the U.S. "I wanted to stay healthy for retirement and see the country by bicycle, instead of from a truck cab," said Zmich, 66. He retired in 2009, after 35 years hauling f…

About 1,400 employees will relocate in November to the new John R. Oishei Children's Hospital on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, and some are anxious about where they will park. Medical Campus officials say there's no shortage of parking options for hospital staff. But with just half of a new $40 million parking ramp behind the hospital completed, a limited 180 …

OLAF FUB SEZ: Advice from cartoonist and children’s book author Shel Silverstein, born on this date in 1930, “If you’re a bird, be an early bird. But if you’re a worm, sleep late.” . . . SCIENTIFIC METHOD – A discussion led by Jim Guido, a retired physics teacher and a leader in the WNY STEM Hub, will be featured at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the IMAGINE Buffalo l…

The public is asked to help locate a 72-year-old man who is missing in Lancaster. James Kamysz was last seen at about 5 p.m. Sunday on Central Avenue in the village. He is described as white with gray hair, 5-feet-9-inches tall and about 175 pounds. He was wearing a gray shirt and dark pants and sometimes uses a walker. The missing man has schizophrenic disorder and …

Sunday's hot weather compounded the number of calls to Orchard Park Police before, during and after the Buffalo Bills Game at New Era Field. Police reported that they responded to more than 100 calls for service, including medical calls they attributed to the combination of alcohol consumption by fans and the heat. Other incidents included car crashes, fires, fights,…

Jay Skurski, Vic Carucci and Jerry Sullivan discuss the 2-1 Buffalo Bills, and how they got there with an impressive victory over the Denver Broncos. https://youtu.be/CeVZeb-h2BI For more on the Bills, stay with [BN] Blitz: Exclusive Buffalo Bills coverage for the obsessive fan. http://buffalonews.com/2017/09/24/vic-caruccis-take-five-necessary-offensive-tweaks-go…

A woman was charged Saturday morning with harassing a neighbor, something the victim said has been going on almost daily for two years. The complainant told police that Anita White, 58, of 274 Delaware Ave., regularly trespasses on her property at 247 Georgia St. and threatens to harm her with profanity-laced rants. White was arrested after accosting the victim at 11…

Two people were injured shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday when their westbound motorcycle struck a minivan that made a left turn in front of them on West Lake Road (Route 18), just west of Olcott, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office reported. The two riders were thrown from the motorcycle, deputies said, and were taken by Mercy Flight to Erie County Medical Center. Their n…

A Buffalo man was arrested Sunday on several charges after allegedly beating a woman in front of two children, ages 9 and 3. Jonathan Rivera, 21, of 80 Edson St., was accused of striking the victim repeatedly, bruising her face, neck and body, and also shoving, choking and dragging her into their home. Police responded to the domestic abuse at 9:30 p.m.

Several justices will give an inside view of the State Supreme Court Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department, during a program Wednesday at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown. The 1 p.m. program will feature a panel discussion on best practices by Presiding Justice Gerald J. Whalen, and Associate Justices Erin M. Peradotto and John M. Curran, moderated by…

A broken antique swing-arm floor lamp collected years of tarnish in Adrienne Punturiero's Village of Hamburg basement. Until Sunday afternoon when Punturiero dared to repair it. She brought the brass and marble floor lamp to the University Heights Tool Library's first-ever Dare to Repair Cafe. That's where expert volunteer "fixers" showed homeowners how to rewire th…

NIAGARA FALLS – An argument over a broken video game controller led to a Saturday morning fistfight that left one woman injured and another in jail. A 33-year-old Niagara Falls Boulevard woman told police that she went to a home in the 400 block of 27th Street just after 2 a.m., where several people were hanging out. An argument erupted over the broken controller, and…

State Police were reconstructing what happened in Pembroke at around 8:40 p.m. Saturday, when a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in the westbound lanes of the Thruway. The New York State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit was on the scene and is investigating. No information has been released about the victim or the driver. http://buffalonews.com/2017/09/23/thruw…

A 24-year-old man is believed to have been the victim of an overnight drive-by shooting near East Lovejoy and Ideal streets Sunday. The man was treated and released from Erie County Medical Center.  An investigation is underway into the shooting, which occurred just before 3:30 a.m. Anyone with information is asked to call or text the Confidential TIP-CALL Line at …

Several members of the Buffalo Bills participated in a silent form of protest during the playing of the national anthem prior to Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos at New Era Field. After coming out of the tunnel together as a team, the Bills gathered on the field before the anthem was performed by Abby Anderson. Running back LeSean McCoy alternated between sittin…