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A city public works employee already on probation for felony drug and weapons convictions was arrested May 15, when he was pulled over in a van that contained 1.75 pounds of cocaine and $17,000 in cash, court records show. Dominic Daniels, 30, pleaded guilty last October to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree and attempted criminal posses…

State Police in Boston charged an Arcade man with felony DWI and possession of marijuana after a traffic stop Sunday in Sardinia. Michael Goss, 51, of Liberty Street, was stopped for speeding on State Route 39 in the Town of Sardinia. After smelling alcohol, troopers asked Goss to perform sobriety tests, which he failed, state police said. While being arrested for DWI, …

The Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor has a lot of stories to tell. The Michigan Street Baptist Church – a stop on the Underground Railroad that hosted such figures as Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington – speaks to the abolitionist and civil rights movements. So does the Nash House Museum, home to the Rev. J. Edward Nash, who was instrument…

Rep. Chris Collins will speak and answer questions in Hamburg June 19. His appearance is part of the Leaders of Western New York series sponsored by the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce. Collins will discuss issues affecting the area and businesses. Check in is at 11:30 a.m. for the noon lunch and presentation at Michael's Catering & Banquets, 4884 Southwestern Bl…

Karen Eichler and Andrew Spragge were on a walk Monday, enjoying the springlike weather when they turned up in Ashley Place, an alley in the City of Lockport where they normally don't go. The cries of a duck caught their attention. "We heard her first," Eichler told The Buffalo News. "She was very, very upset." https://youtu.be/LajZ9YLEKKg Eichler and her husba…

An early morning fire caused more than $100,000 in damage to a mixed-use building on Broadway near Sweet Avenue, Buffalo fire officials said. The fire was reported just after 3:30 a.m. Tuesday to the 2-1/2 story wood frame building that has a deli on the ground floor. Fire officials estimated the damage at $105,000. No injuries were reported. The cause of the blaz…

A Dunkirk man was charged with felony driving while intoxicated Sunday evening after he was pulled over by Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies in the Town of Sheridan, officials said. Phylip R. Greene, 54, was pulled over at about 8:50 p.m. Sunday on Route 39 after deputies said they observed him "traveling partially in the opposite lane of travel," officials said. …

A man was shot Monday night on Sprenger Avenue in what police are calling an "apparent drive-by incident." The shooting took place at 8:20 p.m. in the 100 block of Sprenger Avenue. The victim, whose name was not released, was transported to Erie County Medical Center with "apparent non-life threatening injuries," police said. Police asked anyone with information a…

If there was any doubt that chaotic Washington politics would be a central theme during local races this year in Amherst, that doubt was erased late last week. On the same night the Amherst Republican Committee endorsed Town Clerk Marjory Jaeger for supervisor, the Erie County Democratic Committee issued a news release condemning the selection and branding her and t…

Tom Rush remembers when stores lined Seneca Street and the neighborhood bubbled with activity. “Seneca Street was the heart of South Buffalo,” the 80-year-old Rush said as he tended bar at Hopper’s Rush Inn. “That’s where, if you needed something, you could find it.” Locals shopped at the Woolworth five and dime and ordered ham sandwiches and ice cream so…

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to English poet laureate Alfred Austin, born on this date in 1835, “Show me your garden, provided it be your own, and I will tell you what you are like.” . . . TALK THE TALK – The International Institute of Buffalo is offering a pair of two-week training courses for bilingual people who would like to become certified as medical interpreters…

Authorities have identified the man involved in Sunday morning's police standoff in South Buffalo. Martin Lachance, 35 of Duerstein Street, faces a slew of charges as a result of the standoff, which began as a domestic incident. The female victim involved in the crime reported being held against her will for 12 hours, during which she says she was hit with a hammer, …

Reusing Buffalo's abandoned grain silos is something talked about but rarely done. Light shows are projected nightly on the Outer Harbor's Connecting Terminal. Silo City comes alive several times a summer with artistic events at its cluster of grain elevators. Now, the most challenging project so far has been completed: Buffalo RiverWorks this past weekend opened a $…

A 42-year-old Buffalo man died after he was ejected in a roll over crash Monday afternoon on Dupont Street and Woodlawn Avenue, Buffalo police said. Investigators said a vehicle went through a stop sign at the intersection and was hit by a second vehicle just before 6 p.m. A Chrysler Sebring flipped over and the driver was ejected, police said. He was declared dead a…

Mercy Flight was called to respond to a motor vehicle accident in Royalton around 5 p.m. Monday evening, but the emergency rescue flight was cancelled after the victim died at the scene. The motorcyclist was driving northbound and struck a southbound truck which was turning into a driveway. The driver of the motorcycle was found unresponsive but was later determined to…

An Allegany County man charged with drunken driving early Monday now faces manslaughter charges following the death of the pedestrian his vehicle allegedly struck. Todd V. Gardner, 43 of Scio, faces second-degree manslaughter and DWI charges, according to State Police. Troopers responded at 12:29 a.m. to reports of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on County Route 18.…