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The photo shoot inside the Old Tyme Photos stand at the Erie County Fair on Sunday lasted no more than 10 minutes. Kristen Gould donned a red sleeveless gown and held a bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey and a sash of stolen money. Her husband, Matthew Radder, wore a cowboy hat and slung a rifle over his shoulder. Their daughter Madelyn, 5, flashed a crooked smirk when photogr…

The Town of Tonawanda Youth Parks and Recreation Department is accepting new members for its Kids Club program, a place for children to come in the late afternoon to do homework, play games, do crafts and meet up with friends. There is also access to a computer room, playground and sports fields, as well as field trips. The program, for children ages 4-11,  meets in th…

OLAF FUB SEZ: A favorite lyric from singer Kenny Rogers, born on this date in 1938, “You gotta know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, know when to walk away, know when to run.” . . . GET SMART – Brochures are available, starting today, for Frontier Central School District Community Education fall classes for adults and children. Classes, which include Ca…

Independent Health's Fitness in the Parks classes close out the summer season this week. Meanwhile, Canalside outdoor classes – presented by BlueCross Blue Shield of Western New York – will stretch into Labor Day weekend. All of these classes are free and all are welcome to participate. Below is a complete listing of remaining classes. * Independent Health cla…

A patron of the Cobblestone at 130 South Park Ave. told police that, as he was leaving the bar early Sunday, he heard four to six shots fired as he was walking to his car. One of the shots grazed the man's left thigh and another went though his right thigh, police said. The victim was taken by private car to Sisters Hospital where he was treated for non life-threat…

A security man working the door at the Soho Burger Bar in the Chippewa Entertainment District is suspected of pocketing $50,000 over a nearly two-year period, according to Buffalo Police reports. A report filed early Saturday with the Central District Police states that the thefts took place between Sept. 11, 2015 and Aug. 5. The suspect allegedly collected cover cha…

July 14, 1931 - Aug. 17, 2017 Danny Neaverth's fans must feel like they knew his wife, Marie. After all, it wasn't uncommon for Neaverth 's wife of 59 years to pop up in conversation with one of his radio co-hosts, often as part of a joke poking fun at one or the other. Marie Neaverth died Thursday. She was 86. "She deserves a tribute and a salute," Neaverth sa…

A couple from South Buffalo died Sunday after an apparent fall from a cliff at Zoar Valley in Cattaraugus County. Their two sons, ages 5 and 7, were airlifted to the hospital, according to the Erie County Sheriff's Office. Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard identified the couple as William Green, 33, and his wife, Amanda, 35, of Seneca Street. Two people hiking al…

A 41-year-old man swimming across Lake Erie with a group of more than 40 swimmers ages 11 to 58 was rescued Sunday afternoon by the Canadian Coast Guard. Michael Kenny of Cambridge, Ont., said he was just past the halfway point of the swim between Sturgeon Point Crystal Beach, Ont., when he became separated from his safety boat. "I sort of looked around and said, 'W…

You may wonder how a burst appendix can play into a decision to join the military and serve in the Vietnam War. It happened that way for Norm Murray. When he was 11 years old, his appendix was removed, and he was so impressed with the surgeon that he wanted to become a physician. Years later, when he attended Wesleyan University in Connecticut, he realized the pre-me…

A boy and a woman were injured and one of the people behind the wheel was charged with driving while intoxicated after a two-vehicle accident Saturday in Mayville. Chuatauqua County sheriff's deputies say the crash took place near the intersection of Chautauqua and Erie streets in the village at about 10:40 p.m. The crash led to charges that Jacob S. Dehart of Erie, …

The driver of a tractor-trailer was injured when his rig overturned in the Town of Hanover on Sunday. Forestville fire officials treated Carlos Ziminsky, 20, for a possible shoulder injury at the scene of the early-morning accident on Route 39. An investigation by Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies found that Ziminsky drove off the roadway and when he tried to driv…

In Peter A. Reese's eyes, nothing has really changed. He still sees a divided and dysfunctional Erie County Democratic Party. He also sees a party in need of new leadership. Reese, a North Buffalo lawyer and longtime Democratic committee member, announced last week his intention to challenge County Chairman Jeremy J. Zellner when Zellner comes up for re-elecction …

July 19, 2006: Marlon Clay, 35, died of asphyxiation in the Erie County Correctional Facility after choking on two bags of contraband tobacco. He had been in custody since the previous September. Jan, 23, 2007: Michael G. Roberts, 49, threw himself over a Holding Center railing and fell about 15 feet. The West Seneca resident had been charged with felony sexual abuse …

A one-car rollover crash in Little Valley early Sunday morning killed one of the three people in the car. Cattaraugus County sheriff's deputies said the other victims were taken by emergency medical personnel to a nearby hospital, but did not indicate the extent of their injuries or condition. The crash occurred on Route 242 at about 1:25 a.m. Sunday and, according t…