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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…

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 …

Serina A. Wolfe, 22, of Buffalo, was arrested on felony charges by City of Tonawanda police early Sunday morning for allegedly stealing the wallet of a man she had just met at a Main Street bar there. Wolfe was found by officers several blocks from the bar about 4 a.m., shortly after the victim called police. He said she had apparently stolen his wallet containing cash …

Frank Schupp, 46, was taken into custody by Town of Lancaster police at his Harmony Lane home in Cheektowaga a short time after he allegedly staged an armed robbery at the Tops Express convenience store at 6363 Transit Road at 6:45 p.m. Saturday. Based on information provided by witnesses and the license plate number of the car used by the robber – who wore pantyhose …

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 St., 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 exting…

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 punched…

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 an overweight black woman standing about 5 feet, 6 inches tal…

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, bu…

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…

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 …