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One bloody scrape trailed from her left eye to the corner of her mouth, where it met a wide bruise on her chin. More blood-red patches marred her nose, forehead and the skin between her eyes. Bobbie L. Mael of Lockport says in legal papers that her arms and legs were bruised, too, and she suffered a concussion when an Erie County Sheriff's deputy threw her face first on…

The decaying Bethlehem Steel ovens and abandoned engine and boiler houses along the hundreds of acres on Route 5 in Lackawanna remind passing motorists every day of the region’s decline. But local leaders see the opposite. They see unmatched potential. “This property represents one of the most marketable pieces of industrial property in all of North America,” s…

Families expecting a new baby or who already have one are invited to four Healthy Baby Festivals in coming weeks. Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program will host the free events, which offer activities for children and information for parents from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the following days: Dunkirk: Tuesday in Washington Park. Buffalo…

Federal and state agents five weeks ago raided the headquarters of Grassroots – one of Buffalo's most influential political organizations – along with the home of its founder, Maurice L. Garner, amid reports that authorities are following a money trail tied to campaign finance reports. Even though investigators are believed to be scrutinizing the records and compute…

Although James P. Klyczek resigned as president of Niagara County Community College almost three months ago, his legacy – in the form of unguarded comments surreptitiously recorded by colleagues – lives on. A 48-year-old Lewiston woman who told police she was sexually assaulted on the college's Sanborn campus, has sued Klyczek and the college, accusing them of defam…

Dec. 24, 1929- July 21, 2017 The Rev. Robert Bellingham, a Presbyterian pastor for 50 years, died Friday in his Lewiston home under the care of his family. He was 87. Rev. Bellingham received his schooling in music education at the Hamilton Conservatory and Moody Bible Institute. He received a bachelor's degree in theology at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minn., and hi…

The great structure is almost unimaginable for its size, stretching for a distance of not quite 2 miles at a height of 42 feet, with a width that extends at its base to 150 feet. It is a vast wall of stone, impossible to see in its entirety, its function and history intertwined with the absolute DNA of why Buffalo exists. While much of it is invisible, it is the ultimat…

A Niagara Falls man driving a high-performance go-kart on the 1900 block of Buffalo Avenue in Niagara Falls died Saturday after being hit by a Chevrolet Volt at around 2:45 p.m. According to the Niagara Falls Police Department, the go-kart driver – after just having new equipment installed on his machine at a near-by auto shop – was westbound on the roadway when the…

A 46-year-old man was severely injured Saturday in a hit-and-run in a Main Street parking lot, according to Buffalo Police. Accident investigators say a woman was backing her vehicle out of a parking spot in the 2500 block of Main Street at 12:30 p.m. when she struck a man who was behind the vehicle. The unidentified man was transported to Erie County Medical Center …

WASHINGTON – The Families of Continental Flight 3407 appear to be winning their latest battle to preserve the aviation safety measures they pushed into law seven years ago. They did it, in part, by enlisting the help of the two pilots from "Miracle on the Hudson" – and by relying on the strong support of New York's two U.S. senators, both Democrats. The latest ba…

A Buffalo man was arrested Friday night in connection to a shooting last month on Burgard Place. No injuries were reported. Andre Jones, 33, of Fairfield Avenue, was charged with felony assault at 8:55 p.m. Friday. He allegedly walked up the driveway of a home in the 20 block of Burgard Place on June 29, while armed with a handgun and pointed the gun at the victim. A…

Dec. 7, 1919 – July 15, 2017 Carlyn M. Sanes was a pilot, a nurse and a speech therapist. She also fought for desegregation of the Buffalo public schools. She died July 15 after a short illness while living with family in Boston. She was 97. The former Carlyn Belasco was born in Philadelphia and raised in Buffalo, where she graduated from Lafayette High School i…

A worker at Petey's Pizzaria on Forest Avenue was charged with forgery after allegedly stealing a check from the business and making it out to herself. Patti S. Platt, 50, of Rapin Place is accused of cashing the check for an unnamed sum at Bank of America on Bailey Avenue in Buffalo. Upon searching Platt, police also reported finding a black Taser in her purse. Plat…

Buffalo police charged a Buffalo man with driving while intoxicated in connection with a hit-and-run incident in May that left the victim with a broken wrist and leg. Troy Kaderback, 23, of Hertel Avenue is accused of being intoxicated when he struck Willie Bell, 38, of Blaine Avenue, just after midnight on May 13 and then fleeing the scene, according to a police report…

The City of Niagara Falls' NFC Development Corp. has approved $100,000 grants to a national pharmaceutical sales company and a locally owned Dairy Queen. KeySource USA, a pharmaceutical distributor, will move its national headquarters from Cincinnati to Niagara Falls through a $426,000 renovation of space in the Power City Building on Old Falls Street, NFC Executive Di…