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Two-thirds of the students in the Buffalo Public Schools are either black or Latino, while 87 percent of their teachers are white. Four out of 10 students in Niagara Falls are black or Latino, while 93 percent of their teachers are white. And at Cleveland Hill, 37 percent of students are black or Latino, while there is one African-American teacher. In fact, a th…

Hamburg police and firefighters pulled an unresponsive 62-year-old man from his vehicle after it went off the road and deep into a pond late Monday. The victim was taken by Mercy Flight to the Erie County Medical Center, where he remained in critical condition Tuesday morning in the intensive care unit. A police report and Hamburg police officials described a harrowi…

The Buffalo News will provide live coverage today of Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Buffalo to talk about proposed tax cuts and to help Rep. Chris Collins raise campaign funds. Beginning around 11 a.m., Buffalo News reporters Maki Becker and Robert McCarthy, as well as photographer Derek Gee, will provide live coverage of Pence's stop at the Buffalo Niagara Intern…

Performance Advantage, located on Central Avenue in the Village of Lancaster, will play host to Vice President Pence on one of his stops in the Buffalo area on Tuesday. The company makes and markets tool mounting brackets, primarily for firefighting vehicles. Richard Young founded the business in 1992. The company's other customers include law enforcement, the mili…

Oct. 17, 1965 – The Bills entered the day with a 4-1 record, set to take on the Chiefs at Kansas City Municipal Stadium. This contest, unlike the other nostalgic game pieces I have written, such as their 38-31 victory over the Baltimore Colts on Oct. 12, 1975, did not feature a dominant, high-powered offense. Instead, it was emphasized by a strong, gritty defensive pe…

A family night out with a Halloween costume giveaway and cooking demonstrations will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, at Catholic Charities of Buffalo, 75 Caldwell Place in Lackawanna. More than 30 providers including BlueCross BlueShield, Journey’s End Refugee Services, Child Care Resource Network, Best Self, YourCare Health Plan, Erie County Department of…

A free electronics recycling event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, in the parking lot of Erie 1 BOCES, 355 Harlem Road, West Seneca. “Televisions, computers and other electronics contain materials that are not safe to put in a landfill and under state law it is illegal to put these items out to the curb with your regular trash,” said state…

The Rotary Club of Hamburg has begun collecting monetary donations to provide needy youths with new warm winter clothing as part of this year's Warm the Children initiative. Schools, churches and human service agencies identify families in need of assistance from Hamburg, Angola, Blasdell, Brant, Derby, Eden, Evans, Lake View and North Collins. Those parents will shop a…

You never know when a little Buffalove will come in handy, even when you’re about 200 miles from the City of Good Neighbors. Apparently, it got Kate Goss out of a jam. Goss, who grew up in the Town of Tonawanda and graduated from Kenmore West High School, now lives in the Cleveland area. At a recent traffic stop out there, a police officer decided to go easy on her…

Two Canadian men were charged with trafficking minors following an investigation by the Niagara Regional Police Service into two underage girls involved in the sex trade who were being housed at a hotel in Niagara Falls, Ont. Authorities received a tip about the girls on Saturday, the police service said Tuesday. Jerdaine Foster, 24, and Shamaree Salmon, 23, both of …

University at Buffalo faculty are considering a vote to publicly censure a university administrator for alleged unfair treatment of an assistant professor whose contract wasn't renewed in 2016. Members of the university's Faculty Senate were scheduled Tuesday to discuss a formal censure of Robert G. Shibley, dean of the School of Architecture and Planning. The censur…

A Buffalo startup that helps doctors participate in clinical trials and offer the studies to patients announced a partnership Tuesday that it said would create the largest clinical research site network in the nation. Circuit Clinical said it would partner with ePatientFinder, a leader in using digital technology to identify patients who might benefit from investigati…

The Buffalo Central Terminal has been named to the 2018 World Monuments Watch list, one of just 25 cultural heritage sites around the world that the private nonprofit group has chosen to highlight. "The brick and limestone building complex was designed by the firm of Fellheimer and Wagner, specialists in railroad architecture who were responsible for many successful de…

Vice President Pence is scheduled to arrive in Buffalo a little before noon today for two events, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo also is planning a morning appearance here. Pence has scheduled a meeting with business executives and “New York families” for a discussion on tax reform and also for a fundraiser for Rep. Chris Collins of Clarence. He's also expected to visit Per…