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Robert J. Freeman, executive director of the New York Committee on Open Government, will explain the state's "open government" laws and answer questions in a public forum from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Buffalo History Museum on Nottingham Terrace, just east of Elmwood Avenue at Route 198. Freeman will discuss the legal requirements for obtaining information…

As an instructor of English 105: Writing & Rhetoric, Nicole L. Lowman teaches undergraduate students college-level writing and critical thinking skills. Thousands of University at Buffalo freshmen each year are required to take the four-credit introductory course, which is taught by dozens of graduate students like Lowman. Those who do well in the course tend to gra…

The Buffalo Bills (1-1) kick off against the Denver Broncos (2-0) at 1 p.m. at New Era Field. Follow along for live updates from our team. https://twitter.com/TheBuffaloNews/lists/bn-blitz-staff Stay with BNblitz.com for everything you could want to know about the Buffalo Bills.

ALBANY – The feverish anticipation over Amazon’s search for a new second headquarters that could bring up to 50,000 new jobs has spread across North America, including New York State. That has left the Cuomo administration in a peculiar place: unable to name a favorite candidate. Will it be New York City? Or could it be Buffalo? What about Westchester County or …

The Western New York Women's Foundation is hosting a discussion Monday on the power of gender differences in the workplace. The discussion, based on the neuroscience research of Barbara Annis, is free and open to the public. The discussion will take place 4:30 p.m. and again at 6:15 p.m. at the Alliance Advisory office at 600 Delaware Ave. The goal of this event is t…

ULYSSES, Pa. – A roughneck rappels down a wire after setting in place another 90-foot section of pipe on a rig that will drill a hole about four miles into the earth. The 150-foot-tall rig chugs along in a rhythmic hum, boring at a relatively slow pace of 33 feet per hour as the bit hits tougher rock. In the coming days, drilling will slowly turn from vertical to hori…

FBI agents have sent out subpoenas in an investigation of deals involving Buffalo's fastest-growing apartment owner, Robert C. Morgan. Morgan's companies, with corporate headquarters in suburban Rochester, have been buying up apartment complexes here for more than a decade and now own, co-own or manage 3,500 local units. Morgan is part of the team redeveloping the forme…

Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard has taken the gloves off early in his bid for re-election this fall, launching a television attack ad Friday against Democratic challenger Bernard A. Tolbert. Tolbert and other Democratic leaders say the early launch of a negative ad is a sign that Howard's campaign perceives Tolbert as a serious threat. "Tim Howard’s ad is cla…

All westbound lanes of the New York State Thruway on the I-90 are closed at the Pembroke exit 48A due to an accident with injuries. Reports said a pedestrian was struck. The incident occurred between the Pembroke exit and Depew exit 49 at about 8:40 p.m. Saturday. The Thruway Authority issued an alert at 8:53 p.m. asking drivers to plan for extended delays and seek alte…

NFL sideline protests had been a fading issue. A few players still kneel or raise a fist during "The Star-Spangled Banner," but the regular season began three weeks ago. Fans are watching the games, tracking their fantasy players, betting the point spreads. While Colin Kaepernick's continued unemployment after kneeling out national anthems last season remains a debate, p…

Funny animals, clouds in the evening sky, trees, family celebrations and still life are this year's categories for the Burchfield Nature and Art Center's annual photography contest. Youth 12 and under will have a separate general category. Judging will be done by a panel of professional photographers. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place winners i…

WASHINGTON – Two of Western New York's House members will head to the White House Tuesday to talk about tax reform with President Trump. Rep. Brian Higgins and Rep. Tom Reed are among several members of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee to receive the invitation. Higgins, a Buffalo Democrat, said Saturday that he will use the meeting to push for a tax …

A Buffalo seasonal parks employee was charged after he stabbed a pit bull that was being walked by its owner Saturday morning. Buffalo Police said a woman was walking her dog just after 8 a.m.  Saturday near Mineral Springs Road and Frank Avenue when a man got out of the passenger side of a City of Buffalo vehicle, exchanged words with her and then stabbed her dog with…

Authorities are looking for a man who demanded money Saturday morning from the Bank of America branch, 495 Elmwood Ave. The robbery occurred just before 10:30 a.m., and police have released two images of the suspect. Detectives say a white man entered the bank, demanded money from a teller and then fled on foot after making off with an undisclosed amount of money. …