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Brandon White, 32, of Gowanda, who was charged with first-degree manslaughter in the shooting of a Gowanda man on July 12, now faces an additional misdemeanor assault charge for a domestic violence issue that occurred before the shooting, according to the Erie County Sheriff's office. White is accused of causing severe injuries to his girlfriend's head and face. The a …

A middle school science teacher in the Williamsville Central School District is one of 10 teachers nationwide chosen to help promote the STEM curriculum of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Kenneth L. Huff, a teacher at Mill Middle School, was named this week to serve as a 2017 STEM Teacher Ambassador. The program aims to train the teachers in communicat…

The Town of Amherst is one step closer to preserving as parkland 60 acres of green space that were the subject of a bruising legal fight with a developer who wanted to build a subdivision there. The land, largely made up of wetlands, was as far back as 2000 the intended site of the 57-home, Gramercy Park Estates subdivision between Casey and North French roads, west of …

WASHINGTON -- Now that Senate Republicans have failed in their attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare and cut Medicaid, House Republicans are pushing a budget that aims to do all that and then some. Their budget proposal partially privatizes Medicare and deeply cuts social programs such as food stamps. While it is a non-binding guide for future congressional action,…

Buffalo police have identified the man fatally shot Tuesday night on Deshler Street. Joseph Tabor, 22, of Cheektowaga, was shot shortly before 10:30 p.m. and later died, police said. Police have not released any further information about what happened. The department asks anyone who may have information about what happened Tuesday night to call or text the confide…

KeyCorp credited the First Niagara deal with helping deliver solid results in the second quarter. “We were pleased with the strength and quality of our second quarter results, which reflect Key's continued business momentum and realization of value from the First Niagara acquisition," Beth Mooney, Key's chairwoman and CEO, said in a statement. Cleveland-based Key …

Two people were arrested on drug and weapons possession charges at Isle View Park in the Town of Tonawanda on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. While patrolling the park, customs agents boarded a boat and found marijuana and three guns there, authorities said. Three people were on board the boat during the search. The people arrested wer…

Nicola Tesla's theory on alternating current electricity helped harness the hydroelectric power of Niagara Falls for the 1901 Pan-American Exposition. His theory and design demonstrated that alternating current was superior to Thomas Edison's direct current, or DC, system, making it the more stable and practical way to harness electrical power. And that is why the Co…

CNB Financial Corp., which has a local presence through Bank on Buffalo, recorded a 64 percent increase in its second quarter profits, to $6.7 million. Pennsylvania-based CNB's net interest income from making loans and taking deposits increased nearly 19 percent, to $23 million. Its non-interest income from sources like fees increased 6 percent, to $5.1 million. CNB…

It's the end of an era on Elmwood Avenue. Urban will close its doors Aug. 27 after 25 years on the Elmwood strip. The name of the store, at 736 Elmwood Ave., has changed over the years to correspond with its changing retail focus. When it opened in 1992, it was called Urban Surfer after the surf and skate gear and clothing it sold. When it shifted its focus to snowboard…

ALBANY – Defense lawyers again are the beneficiaries of Albany politicians' continuing run-ins with corruption accusations, new campaign finance filings show. Both former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and  Sen. Robert Ortt of North Tonawanda tapped into their campaign funds to hire lawyers to defend against accusations against them. The indictment against Ortt r…

The National Weather Service issued a rare tornado warning for portions of Erie, Wyoming and Cattaraugus counties until 1 p.m. The weather service said radar showed there was a rotating storm near Hamburg about 12:30 p.m. It was headed east at 40 mph. A severe thunderstorm warning is also posted for portions of Erie, Niagara, Orleans and Genesee counties until 1:1…

Seniors citizens who use Hamburg's therapeutic pool want to show Town Board members that the pool is popular, but too small for the aqua strength and aerobics classes held there. "We have all kinds of people who want to use this place," Teresa Ferraro said. "We're kicking each other and almost playing bumper cars." Ferraro and others will bring charts to Monday's Tow…

The City of Tonawanda Common Council will vote to offer five vacant zombie properties to the Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corporation, also known as the "Land Bank," at council's regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall. Zombie properties are homes that are abandoned by a homeowner during the foreclosure process and are left in limbo by banks without …