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ALBANY – The feverish anticipation over Amazon’s search for a new second headquarters that could bring as many as 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 Count…

A 23-year-old Buffalo man was shot in the leg Sunday night in a gas station parking lot on Bailey Avenue, according to Buffalo police. The shooting happened at about 11:15 p.m. on the 2200 block of Bailey, Buffalo police spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge said. The victim was taken to Erie County Medical Center where he was listed in stable condition Monday morning, DeGeorge…

The Buffalo, Cattaraugus & Jamestown Scenic Railway in Hamburg will offer train excursions behind a vintage 1920s era steam locomotive this November to honor veterans of all eras. Trains will depart Hamburg’s historic Erie Railroad Depot, 4 Scott St., for a 12 mile round trip to Eden. Departure times for the 1½ hour journeys are 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Nov…

HealtheLink, the regional system for sharing health information electronically among hospitals and doctors, has reached 1 million patients who have consented to have their medical data shared. “Getting to one million patients is a significant milestone as patients hold the key to enabling their treating providers to have a more complete picture of their medical record…

A Monroe County man has been identified as the pedestrian struck and killed Saturday night on the Thruway in Pembroke. State police said William H. Ferguson, 47, of Hilton, got out of his vehicle at about 8:40 p.m. and ran into westbound traffic, where he was hit by a vehicle. Investigators don't know why Ferguson darted into traffic, police said. Police have not pub…

As some Bills players including LeSean McCoy took a knee during the national anthem at Sunday's Bills game, Bills Hall of Famer Jim Kelly raised his Bills cap and held his hand over his heart. In an Instagram post, Kelly wrote: "Even though I'm thankful the BILLS won today, I'm really upset and sad about what's happening. And I imagine many of you are too. "I love…

Slow Roll is twice as nice this week, Food Truck Tuesday is about to wind down, and Nardin Academy will host a squash gathering to fight cancer during the weekend. These are among WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region. To see this week’s complete calendar, click here. MONDAY Slow Roll Buffal…

A horse-drawn Jell-O wagon from between 1902 and 1904 will be unveiled Saturday, Sept. 30 at the Buffalo Transportation/Pierce-Arrow Museum. The wagon, made for the Jell-O company in Leroy, was discovered by Danielle Colby of  the History Channel's "American Pickers" show in an Ouachita Parish, La., family barn. James and Mary Ann Sandoro, who run the museum, bought th…

A Niagara Falls woman faces two felony animal cruelty charges after police found two dead dogs in a vacant house. The dogs – hound mixes named Chevy and Onyx – were found Sept. 13 inside 547 20th St. locked in metal crates on the second floor where they apparently starved to death, according to a city police report. Camillya L. Joseph, 28, of Walnut Avenue, turn…

It has been eight years since the downsizing winds hit Erie County, and voters in Evans will decide on Election Day if it will be the second town since then to upsize its government. Evans was one of five towns in Erie County that voted to reduce the number of board members from five to three from 2009 to 2012. The others included Alden, Hamburg, Orchard Park and West S…

Casey Zmich likes to say he traded 18 wheels for two. The retired longhaul truck driver returned home to Cheektowaga last week after logging 16,000 miles during a yearlong bicycle tour spanning the U.S. "I wanted to stay healthy for retirement and see the country by bicycle, instead of from a truck cab," said Zmich, 66. He retired in 2009, after 35 years hauling f…

About 1,400 employees will relocate in November to the new John R. Oishei Children's Hospital on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, and some are anxious about where they will park. Medical Campus officials say there's no shortage of parking options for hospital staff. But with just half of a new $40 million parking ramp behind the hospital completed, a limited 180 …

OLAF FUB SEZ: Advice from cartoonist and children’s book author Shel Silverstein, born on this date in 1930, “If you’re a bird, be an early bird. But if you’re a worm, sleep late.” . . . SCIENTIFIC METHOD – A discussion led by Jim Guido, a retired physics teacher and a leader in the WNY STEM Hub, will be featured at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the IMAGINE Buffalo l…

The Silver Alert for a missing Lancaster man has been canceled, the Erie County Sheriff's Office said Monday morning. The Sheriff's Office did not release any information about the man's condition. The missing man, who lives in Symphony Manor on Broadway, has schizophrenic disorder and did not take his medication Sunday, authorities reported.

Sunday's hot weather compounded the number of calls to Orchard Park Police before, during and after the Buffalo Bills Game at New Era Field. Police reported that they responded to more than 100 calls for service, including medical calls they attributed to the combination of alcohol consumption by fans and the heat. Other incidents included car crashes, fires, fights,…

Jay Skurski, Vic Carucci and Jerry Sullivan discuss the 2-1 Buffalo Bills, and how they got there with an impressive victory over the Denver Broncos. https://youtu.be/CeVZeb-h2BI For more on the Bills, stay with [BN] Blitz: Exclusive Buffalo Bills coverage for the obsessive fan. http://buffalonews.com/2017/09/24/vic-caruccis-take-five-necessary-offensive-tweaks-go…