Local News - The Buffalo News
print logo

The usual rules about distance running apparently do not apply to Kiplangat Tisia. Most avid distance runners only run a couple of marathons a year, since it's so taxing to go 26.2 miles. Tisia, a Kenyan who lives in Rochester, won his second marathon in a week, on Sunday. In the process, he became the first three-time winner in Buffalo Marathon history when he cross…

A dryer fire caused $2,000 in damage early Sunday afternoon to a home in the Old First Ward, Buffalo fire officials said. Firefighters were called to the 2½ story home at 54 South Street, at the corner of Tennessee Street, just before 1 p.m. for a report of fire on the first floor, officials said. The fire began in a clothes dryer and spread before the blaze was ext…

A Highgate Avenue man in his mid-30s is being sought by Buffalo police for allegedly violently punching a 17-year-old Cheektowaga girl during an after-school program at St. Mary's School for the Deaf, at 2257 Main St., officials reported Saturday. The girl's mother just told police about the incident that allegedly happened at the school a month ago. She said the man re…

A man is in custody following a domestic incident that turned into a standoff with police Sunday morning at a home in South Buffalo, authorities said. South District officers were called about 10 a.m. to the first block of Duerstein Street for a report of a man physically assaulting his girlfriend, police spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge said. At some point the man ba…

A black man and a white woman, both in their 20s and wearing black hoodies, are suspects in a knifepoint robbery  that happened early Saturday, according to Buffalo police. A driver told officers that, when he gave the couple a lift, they used a knife to force him to pull over on Delaware Avenue near Allen Street about 12:20 a.m. Saturday. The man said they both punch…

Buffalo police were looking Saturday for a man and a woman who allegedly mugged a man and stole his wallet during an early morning incident on Richmond Avenue. The victim claimed he was mugged on Richmond near North Street at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday by a thin-built black man standing about 6 feet tall and a overweight black woman standing about 5-feet, 6 inches tall…

The theft of nearly $3,000 in computer and video game devices and cash from a home on Niagara Falls Boulevard near Kenmore Avenue remained under investigation by Buffalo police Saturday night. The home owner reported that someone broke the front window of his home to enter before early Friday evening.  He said he had no idea how many people took part in the burglary, …

A pot of $1 million is waiting to be spent on good ideas to fight the local opioid epidemic. But if you have a good idea, you'd better move faster than normal. When it comes to addressing a public health crisis killing Erie County residents at a rate of more than one a day, decision makers holding the purse strings have been torn between the need for speed and the ne…

Veterans with a service-connected disability that results in the inability to have biological children can receive fertility counseling and treatment at Veterans Affairs facilities under a change in regulations announced this month. Spouses of eligible veterans also are covered under the change, which includes in vitro fertilization. For more information on the guide…

W. Jay Milligan had a theory on why demolition derbies are so popular. "If you have ever been sitting at a traffic light and the light turns green and the guy behind you lays on the horn, what would you like to do? Some people may want to take a hammer to the car. That’s what demolition derby is for. When a driver enters a car in the derby, 10 of his best friends come…

Just one day after transit officials approved a new 10-year lease for New York Trailways at Buffalo’s downtown bus station, the bus company’s president says he can’t wait to bolt for the new bus/rail facility planned in the Exchange Street area. Trailways will join Amtrak as soon as possible at the new station recommended for the Exchange Street areas, said Eugene…

William C. Shrubsall gained an infamous reputation in 1988 when, as a teenager, he killed his mother with a baseball bat on the night before he was to graduate as class valedictorian from LaSalle High School. Despite the horrific crime, he had a close relationship with his mother’s sister, June. I Epp. The bond was strong enough that she bailed her nephew out of jail …

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s government and political associates continue to avoid answering questions about connections between his 2014 campaign and a federal complaint facing political operative G. Steven Pigeon. The Buffalo News made several attempts  to discuss the $25,000 donation Pigeon allegedly sought to procure in 2014 – a centerpiece of the complaint against …

Early week bike rides, and two 5Ks and fundraising bike ride next weekend, are among the 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. xxx MONDAY Slow Roll Memorial Day Ride: Meet at 5:30 p.m., ride at 6:30, Buffalo Naval Park, Canalside. Roughly 1…

They have become as familiar on America's roads as rumble strips. The roadside memorials create somber landscapes along suburban highways and urban streets. Spontaneous displays dedicated to the memory of a loved one lost through accident or homicide, the memorials often feature stuffed animals, floral bouquets, solar lights, candles and crosses, and personal messages t…