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WASHINGTON – Republicans couldn't decide which treatment to force-feed upon the sick patient called Obamacare, so now the top Republican – President Donald Trump – wants the patient to starve to death. "As I said from the beginning, let Obamacare implode, then deal. Watch!" Trump tweeted early Friday, after the Senate failed to pass its "skinny" Obamacare repeal b…

A 27-year-old Denver, Colo., man pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute marijuana, and to money laundering conspiracy before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford. Authorities said that between April and September 2015, Abrams conspired with Damarcus Hennings, Shaquata Hennings, Arthur Clark, Shahana Beaver and Janice Hump…

Hayward Tarver, 38, of Buffalo, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny to possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine.  The charges carries a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum penalty of 40 years, and a $5 million fine. Buffalo Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration on Sept. 27, 2013 e…

David Young, 50, of Buffalo, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, was sentenced to 30 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford. Cheektowaga Police on Feb. 2, 2015, conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle Young was driving. Young advised an officer that the …

A 35-year-old Olean man pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography, a charge that carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, the U.S. Attorney's Office reported July 28. An undercover law enforcement officer began communicating online with Shawn Lebrecht in August 2016, and Lebrecht sent the officer several images of child pornography…

A Clymer man was arrested on drug charges Friday after state trooprs pulled him over for a traffic violation and noticed marijuana in the back seat of his vehicle. Thomas McFarren, 28, was charged with criminal possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana. Troopers  said they pulled McFarren pulled …

Curtis Nalls, 38, John Banks, 34, and Cassondra McDougald, 32, all of Niagara Falls are of conspiracy to smuggle over 100 kilograms of marijuana into the United States from Canada, according to the U.S. Attorney's office. Border agents in November 2016 received information that Banks and Nalls were involved in drug trafficking and smuggling activity from Canada to the N…

A Steuben County man who steadfastly maintained that his 15-year-old son was not aboard an airplane he was piloting when it crashed in Perry back in 2015 has pleaded guilty to making false statements to a federal agent. Brian Woodhams, 40, of Wayland faces a maximum five years in prison when he is sentenced Nov. 3 in U.S. District Court. Woodhams was issued a student…

WASHINGTON -- "Kids Korner," the child care program for patients at the Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center, would be made a permanent fixture at the hospital under legislation passed Friday by the House of Representatives. Rep. Brian Higgins, a Buffalo Democrat, announced that the House had approved the Veteran's Access to Child Care Act, which makes permanent a pr…

Joshua D. Llanos, who had 120 baggies of cocaine, a sawed-off rifle and some cash when police raided his Niagara Falls apartment last year, was sentenced on Friday to three years in state prison. Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III tacked on three years of post-release supervision for Llanos, 21, of 22nd Street in Niagara Falls. He had pleaded guilty to attempted…

Marcel Brooks has been sentenced to 15 years in prison and five years post-release supervision, for causing serious injuries to a toddler in his care,. Brooks, 26, pleaded guilty in June to one count of first-degree assault. He was caring for his girlfriend's 22-month-old nephew on Oct. 5 in the 2600 block of Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda, according to the Eri…

It has been one month since Uber began offering ride-hailing services in Buffalo. The company just released a list of the top 10 most popular drop-off locations in the area. They are: Buffalo Niagara International Airport in Cheektowaga, 4200 Genessee St. Falley Allen, a contemporary restaurant on Allen Street Sky Bar, a Franklin Street nightclub Buffalo Grey…

Following is a weekly listing of upcoming public events for those interested in health, fitness, nutrition and family support. The Buffalo News is now accepting more community events than ever for an expanded online calendar. If you would like your event included, submit the information two weeks in advance online at BuffaloNews.com/submit. Mail, fax and email submission…

The Lymstone Lofts building on the Williamsville-Amherst border is set to open to its residential tenants next week, with a spa and Lloyd Taco Factory coming after that. Bevilacqua Development is developer and general contractor on the three-story building at 5933 Main St., across from Williamsville South High School. The 56,000-square-foot building has retail on the fi…

Things have changed since the first time Tracy Hurley and her family attended the FARE Food Allergies walk six years ago. “One out of every 13 kids has food allergies, so more people are touched by it directly now. Maybe a nephew or a niece, or brother, sister or a classmate has it, so I think people are understanding it more. The millennials have grown up with it now…