The Buffalo area will see a few snow flurries without accumulation on Saturday, but it is a different story in the Southern Tier. Areas from the far southern end of Erie County, around Springville, into most of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus and even Allegany counties should expect another four to seven inches,  said Jon Hitchcock, a meteorologist with the National Weather…

A resident reported burglars stole about $3,000 worth of electronics and other items from a home on the 100 block of Parkside Avenue this week, Buffalo Police said. The resident said the house was burglarized sometime between Wednesday night and Friday morning. An air conditioning unit was removed from a rear window, allowing the thieves to enter the house. Police sa…

Four men using what are believed to be  cloned credit cards obtained goods worth up to $1,200 last month at the Wegmans' store at 601 Amherst St., Buffalo Police said. The thieves men used several credit cards to fraudulently acquire gift cards and other items. Wegmans reported the incidents occurred in mid November.  …

BURT -- For more than 30 years, Denise Noble has been distributing donated toys, winter clothing and Christmas trees with all of the trimmings to needy families throughout rural Niagara County. She is making her plea for donations again this holiday season, but, she said she is doing so with greater urgency because she has recently been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a di…

Gotta be the shoes Napoleon “Polo” Kerber has a big meeting later this month – with LeBron James. Kerber, co-owner of Fabes Sole High in Buffalo, will talk to the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar about creating a pair of custom basketball shoes, which is Fabes’ specialty. The ideas are already flowing. People close to LeBron have mentioned possibly a design r…

YOUNGSTOWN -- Volunteers will gather next week to pick up, sort, wrap and deliver food and presents to the needy in Youngstown and Porter as part of the annual Youngstown Community Christmas Baskets effort. Boy Scout Troop 829 and Cub Scout Pack 829 of Youngstown and their families will go door-to-door at dinnertime Tuesday, Dec. 13 to pick up bags of canned goods and o…

A North Tonawanda woman early Friday was charged with felony driving while intoxicated after a border patrol agent called Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies about a vehicle being operated erratically on Cayuga Drive near Williams Road in Wheatfield, deputies reported. Lindsay R. Peace, 32, who had a DWI conviction several years ago, was charged with felony aggravated d…

Buffalo police officers arrested a Potomac Avenue man Thursday on drunk driving charges, while responding to another call on Germain Street, off Amherst Street, Buffalo police said Friday. Jean Safari, 21, was stopped by officers as he was about to drive from Germain onto Amherst at about 8 p.m., according to police. Officers reported that Safari allegedly had an odor o…

A Fredonia man was taken into custody by Buffalo police on Thursday, in connection with a sex incident that allegedly happened in downtown Buffalo, according to a Buffalo police report. Abdulla O. Mahmood, 26, of Water Street, was taken into custody during questioning at police headquarters on Franklin Street, according to the police report. Mahmood was charged with …

National Grid crews were working in South Buffalo to install a temporary overhead line to compensate for a failed underground cable that knocked out power to over 250 customers Friday and also affected some stop lights earlier in the day, according to Kathy Hill, a spokeswoman for the utility, on Friday evening. Some were still affected later in the day on Friday. The …

The national rate of teen-age pregnancy has fallen to historic lows. Yet pockets of high rates persist in some areas of the country -- including parts of Buffalo. HOPE Buffalo represents an initiative, funded by a major federal grant, to do something about the situation. Project representatives will hold two community forums in Buffalo to discuss a goal of reducing t…

Buffalo Police are looking for at least two men who posed as utility workers to get into a Normal Avenue house Thursday afternoon. The victims said they the men claimed there was a gas leak in the house and let them in. Once inside, the suspects tied up one of the victims and struck him, causing facial injuries that required treatment at the Erie County Medical Cente…

Michael H. Wilson raised a few eyebrows when he arrived in town and bought a $6.3 million home in Hamburg in 2008. Only 22 at the time, Wilson had a reputation as a savvy, young investor from Cleveland. On Friday, he returned to Buffalo but, this time, as a criminal defendant accused of operating an $8 million investment scam. Wilson, who has been on the run, was …

Lakeside property owners and municipal officials fear shoreline erosion and property damage could result from a new Lake Ontario management plan that changes how high and low the lake’s water level can fluctuate. But advocates say the change will help restore a more natural shoreline and prove more ecologically beneficial for birds, fish and other shore life. And, …