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By Griff Witte and Karla Adam LONDON — A lone attacker blew himself up at a pop concert filled with teenagers and their parents killing 22 people in an apparent effort to harm as many young people,  Manchester police police said Tuesday. https://twitter.com/AP/status/866984057296609281 British Prime Minister Theresa May said it was “now beyond doubt” that i…

The SPCA Serving  Erie County is waiving animal adoption fees for current and past members of the military. The waiver, in honor of the men and women of the armed services for Memorial Day, will take place through May 31. The SPCA will waive the adoption fees for those on active duty, reserves, honorable discharge and service-disabled veterans, or those retired from…

Speed contributed to a one-car crash Monday in the Town of Oakfield that sent two teens to the hospital, the Genesee County Sheriff's Office said. The car went off the road and hit a tree near Maltby and North Pearl roads at about 5:51 p.m., the Sheriff's Office said. The driver, identified as Isaac L. Mejia, 17, of Batavia, was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital in R…

The Family Justice Center of Erie County, which provides free domestic violence support to women and their children, is hoping to open a third FJC satellite location that would serve the Grand Island and neighbors to the north. FJC Executive Director Mary Travers Murphy and a Grand Island team will hold a community meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Buffalo Launch Club,…

Buffalo police responded to the Niagara River on Tuesday morning after receiving a report of a body in the water. The department's Underwater Recovery Team was called to the scene near Unity Island, the department said on Twitter. The report came in shortly after 7 a.m., according to department radio communications. https://twitter.com/BPDAlerts/status/86699370212…

Vibrant, multi-colored stained glass windows grace Libby's Chapel just off the lobby of Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. The main panel of windows is a strong presence in the chapel, showing children playing sports, a mother holding her infant, an expectant mother and a doctor with a stethoscope examining a young child. There even is a black-and-white soccer …

Dunn Tire has filed plans with the Town of Amherst for its proposed, 10,500-square-foot store on Sheridan Drive. The new store at 3424 Sheridan Drive is 50 percent larger than the company's existing store at 3045 Sheridan Drive in the Northtown Plaza. The new building, which currently houses Color-Tech Photo Lab, is just east of Sweet Home Road. The Town Board already r…

Advocates to remove the tollbooths on the Grand Island Bridge will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 25 in the Town of Tonawanda about the health impacts of motor vehicle traffic idling at the tollbooths. The meeting will be in the American Legion Post 205, 3354 Delaware Ave. The presentation will feature newly released information about elevated chemic…

After months of discussion, the Town of Tonawanda is taking the last steps to purchase 30,000 garbage totes at a cost of nearly $1.4 million. A public hearing to approve a bond for the purchase will be held at 7 p.m. June 5 in the Municipal Building, 2919 Delaware Ave. Councilman John A. Bargnesi Jr. said these are the final steps to bring the covered recycling bins …

An estate sale drew thousands of antique-hunters and curiosity-seekers over three days in late April to a privately owned castle on an island in Ellicott Creek in Williamsville. It also caused headaches for the neighbors on Oakgrove Drive, near the castle. Grass along the public right-of-way was torn up by vehicles, visitors parked in front of fire hydrants, and res…

Non-hearing appeals to Amherst's Board of Assessment Review must be received at the Assessor's Office in Town Hall, or to the Board of Assessment Review, by 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. The deadline to challenge property assessments, also known as “Grievance Day,” is May 23 in most communities, according to the state Department of Taxation and Finance. Tentative assessment…

A man with a gun who tried to rob a food trailer Sunday night in downtown Niagara Falls ran away when confronted by a relative of the victim, according to a city police report. The victim told police he was getting ready to close for the evening just before midnight when a man tried entering the trailer near the corner of Rainbow Boulevard and Old Falls Street, accordin…

A free rabies clinic will be offered from 4 to 7 p.m. May 24 by the Town of Tonawanda and Erie County Department of Health at the Highway Department garage, 450 Woodward Ave., Kenmore. The clinic will offer free rabies shots for dogs, cats and ferrets. Residents are asked to bring pets on a leash or in a pet carrier. For additional information, please contact the Hig…

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to actress and author Joan Collins, born on this date in 1933, “The problem with beauty is that it’s like being born rich and getting poorer.” . . . LEG UP – “Arthritis and Degenerative Disorders of the Knee and Hip” is the topic as the Town Hamburg Senior Services holds the final session in its series for adult learners 55 and older a…

Two Hamburg town councilmen are in favor of putting a freeze on the proposed $30 million public/private ice rink project. The Buffalo News reported Sunday that the Erie County District Attorney's Office is investigating an allegation of a bribe in connection with the project. The councilmen, speaking to a town council chambers filled with residents Monday night, said…

A Buffalo man was sentenced Monday to 18 years in prison for his conviction on a heroin possession and distribution charge in U.S. District Court, officials said. Steven Martinez, 51,  was one of five people convicted in the case, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Another man, Jeffrey Coleman, 47, was convicted earlier this month on the same charge as Martine…