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The Fredonia Police Department is warning that it plans to post on Facebook all the arrests its officers make in the village over the coming weekend. A press release issued Wednesday by Fredonia Police Chief Bradley C. Meyers did not specifically allude to why the department was taking such measures, beyond stating its "anticipation of the possibility of illegal activit…

Temperatures in Buffalo are forecast to reach a record-breaking 86 degrees this afternoon. But, the blast of summer won't stick around long. A sharp cold front is forecast to sweep through the Buffalo Niagara region in time for the afternoon rush-hour. It could bring high winds and the possibility of heavy thunderstorms. The best chance for rain starts about 5 …

The Village of Williamsville is hosting two community meetings over the next week where residents can discuss a proposed land swap between Natale Development and the village. They are the latest forums on a potential public-private agreement that would clear the way for Natale's planned $30 million development of apartments and townhomes on California Drive and South Lo…

A collision beyond Whitehaven Road has closed the left lane of the southbound Niagara Section of the Thruway on Grand Island, according to the Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition. The crash was reported shortly before 8 a.m. between exits 19 and 18B, the Thruway Authority reported. It has resulted in reports of bumper-to-bumper traffic for the m…

State officials have designated four undeveloped parcels at Orchard Park's Sterling Business Park as "shovel-ready" sites, positioning them to be marketed for quick and easy development for businesses that want to locate there with little delay. The four properties in the medical, business and technology park total 23.9 acres, and have been "pre-qualified" by Empire Sta…

Laurence A. Levite, the longtime owner and president of Buffalo Spree magazine and the former president of WBEN radio, died Wednesday after an illness, on his 77th birthday. Mr. Levite's long career in Buffalo broadcasting and publishing circles dates back to 1967. He was inducted into the Buffalo Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame in 2003. A full obituary will a…

When you organize a cherry blossom festival, timing is everything. This year, organizers of the Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival believe they will get the timing right. When the festival opens this weekend, most cherry blossom trees in the Japanese Garden in Delaware Park likely will be in peak bloom, hugging the trees in blankets of pink petals, according to organi…

WASHINGTON -- President Trump is getting an earful these days about all the troubles in Western New York's farm country. Maureen Torrey, Genesee County farmer, met with the president at the White House this week during an agricultural roundtable  -- and told Trump all about the labor shortages local farmers are experiencing. And a day later, Rep. Chris Collins sent …

WASHINGTON – Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer is taking his fight for a new simulator at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station all the way to the top of the Air Force. The New York Democrat met Tuesday with former Rep. Heather Wilson of New Mexico, President Trump's nominee to serve as Air Force secretary, and told her about the local base and its importance to…

Construction will begin on the new Explore & More Children's Museum at Canalside next week, four weeks after the official groundbreaking, the nonprofit's CEO told Buffalo Place board members Wednesday. Douglas Love said LeChase Construction of Rochester will start work on the $27 million project, which is expected to serve as a cultural anchor to attract visitor…

A Buffalo man suffered an apparent seizure while driving in the City of Tonawanda Wednesday afternoon, and crashed into a utility pole, police said. Gregory J. Treadwell, 24, was driving north on Delaware Street near Grove Street at about 12:09 p.m. when he veered over the center lines, crossed the southbound lane and crashed into a pole, City of Tonawanda police said. …

The Eden man accused of killing his mother inside the home they shared in the rural community pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Wednesday in Eden Town Court. Wayne Kozak, 48, is charged with murder in the shooting of his mother, Mary Louise Kozak, 79. The woman's body was found in her home at 8925 East Eden Road after police received a call from a concerned citizen,…

The end of a pet's life can be difficult for the animal and for its people. But an innovative approach to those final months, weeks or even hours is easing the way for both people and their beloved cats and dogs. Lap of Love mobile veterinary hospice care has been offered in Western New York since 2014 by a longtime Lockport veterinarian. Dr. Steven M. Schultz provid…

WHEATFIELD – A hit-and-run driver killed a teenage pedestrian on Krueger Road three years ago, and the fallout from that tragedy continues. The driver was eventually apprehended and served a jail sentence. The victim's mother filed a lawsuit against the driver. And the mother was accused in early March of trying to run over the hit-and-run driver. If there ha…

Sean Wall's Baltic porter beat out 181 other beers to win the best of show in this year's Erie County Fair homebrew competition. The Hamburg resident's beer was deemed the best last week by 24 judges following guidelines of the Beer Judge Certification Program. It is dark brown with ruby highlights in appearance, and filled with plum, dark cherry and raisin aromas. Acco…