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An overdue tribute will be paid to C. Wade McClusky Jr., the Buffalo native credited with playing an instrumental role in helping win World War II's pivotal Battle of Midway. Philip M. McClusky, the deceased war hero's only surviving child, will attend a series of events at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park and at his father's alma mater, South Park Hi…

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to President John F. Kennedy, born on this date in 1917, “Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don’t want them to become politicians in the process.” . . . SOME GAVE ALL – An exhibit on local residents who served in World Wars I and II is a highlight of open house tours from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today in the …

Hamburg Police and a Hamburg Fire emergency medical services unit were dispatched to the intersection of Southwestern Boulevard and South Park Avenue after receiving a report of a pedestrian struck by a car there came in about 9:30 p.m. The incident remained under investigation about 10:30 p.m. and no other information was initially issued.

Gregg Allman, who died Saturday at the age of 69, was no stranger to Buffalo when he came here in July 1975 to seek treatment for addiction. Along with others in the Allman Brothers Band, he had been regularly checking into Linwood Bryant Hospital, now BryLin, for help with drug problems. And then there was that infamous gig in 1970 at Aliotta’s Lounge on Hertel Av…

Several Buffalo Fire Department crews were sent to deal with a heavy fire that engulfed a two-and-a-half-story frame house at 894 Kensington Ave. Sunday night. The fire department was called in at 8:33 p.m. and, with the flames extending from the first floor to the second floor and attic space, all firefighters were ordered out of the unoccupied house at 8:50 p.m. On…

A tractor-trailer driver died when his rig veered off the I-90 westbound Thruway near Exit 56 in the Town of Hamburg about 7:52 p.m. Sunday, according to State Police. The rig crashed into a house at 4377 Highland Pkwy., but no one in the house was reportedly injured. According to a State Police report, the rig was loaded and struck a utility pole after veering off the …

NIAGARA FALLS – A city man was arrested Saturday morning after a passing motorist noticed him cutting the ground wires off utility poles on the 11th Street bridge on Highland Avenue, police said. Officers responding to the scene found Sheldon W. Crogan, 41, walking down Highland Avenue carrying a bag containing pieces of copper wire. He also had a pair of bolt cutters…

I think it’s been about five minutes since I last reported a store closing. Seriously, it feels like I get word of a newly shuttered shop or shrinking retail chain every day. Since the beginning of last year, we’ve lost 54 stores at our five local malls alone. Bye bye, Bebe. So long, Sears. Farewell, Wet Seal. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to get e…

Buffalo police early Sunday evening were investigating the shooting of a male teenager that happened near the intersection of Dewey Avenue and Castle Place at about 1 p.m. According to Michael J. DeGeorge, Buffalo Police spokesman, the shooting victim was initially driven to Sisters Hospital with a gunshot wound. The unidentified victim was taken from there by ambulanc…

The American Red Cross on Sunday received a $25,000 donation from restaurateur Russell J. Salvatore to support transportation of donated blood to Western New York hospitals. In 2016, 62 Red Cross volunteers made more than 1,800 trips in Blood Services vehicles. They logged over 214,000 miles delivering blood to area hospitals and transporting just-donated blood to be …

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for northwestern Cattaraugus County, southwestern Erie County and northeastern Chautauqua County until 7:45 p.m. At 6:11 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located near Fredonia, moving northeast at 20 mph, the Weather Service said. Potential hazards include 60 mph wind gusts and half-dolla…

The parents of an 11-year-old boy are looking into their legal options after he reportedly was "thrown off'' his school bus Thursday afternoon after an altercation with a bus aide, who says the boy assaulted her. The boy, a student at the Niagara Street Elementary School, and his younger brother were removed from the bus at Portage Road and Niagara Street, according to pol…

From a distance Friday, you could see the two of them, solitary figures searching the ground in a green plot at Forest Lawn Cemetery. They were in a section filled with rows upon rows of identical veterans’ graves near the Main Street fence – a place where a single tombstone can seem as hard to find as a grain of sand. Grover Coleman Jr. kept one arm around the shou…

Nicholas C. Simon, 19, of South Haven, Mich., was arrested by Buffalo Police at the Peace Bridge Saturday night on weapons and drug charges. Simon was detained about 11:55 p.m. by border security officers while attempting to travel into Canada after the officers reported finding 91 rifle rounds, an empty AR-15 magazine, about 22 grams of marijuana, some hash and five M…

Kyle Wallum, 25, of West Seneca, was arrested at his home Saturday night and turned over to the Orchard Park Police for allegedly claiming there was a bomb in the Union Road pizzeria where he worked. The bomb threat was reported to police by a manager of the Little Caesars Pizza on Union Road about 7:43 p.m. Saturday and the Erie County Sheriff's Bomb Squad was quickly …