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Authorities are searching for a 90-year-old Town of Hamburg man who was reported missing about 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Sylvester Strang was last seen driving a four-door, white, 2007 Mercury Marquis, license plate BGW3387.  He was described as being 6 feet tall, 190 pounds, with white hair and blue eyes. Contact the Erie County Sheriff's Office at (716) 648-6111, Ext. 0, …

Environmental studies major Vanessa Dwyer last year started prodding University at Buffalo officials to divest endowment funds from fossil fuel companies, as several universities around the country already have done. This year, a full-throated campaign has taken hold at UB. And even though she will be graduating later this month, Dwyer expects it to grow louder and stro…

Don’t bother turning to the next page on your calendar. April, which  was on track Sunday night to become the wettest  in history,  appears to be going into extra innings. Monday will seem like May at first, but only until midafternoon, the National Weather Service says, when a cold front will roll in behind a line of showers and thunderstorms with potentially dama…

NIAGARA FALLS – A Pine Avenue man told police he interrupted a burglary at his home early Saturday evening, when two men beat and robbed him before fleeing in a car. The victim told police one of the burglars tripped him and hit him in the face and body while the other rifled through his pockets, stealing keys and a cellphone. The two fled the scene in a Chevrolet Imp…

NIAGARA FALLS - An 87-year-old landlord was beaten and robbed shortly after 6:30 p.m. Saturday  by a former tenant he hired to help renovate a vacant  Niagara Avenue apartment, Niagara Falls police said. Police said an argument erupted over the quality of the work being performed, and when the former tenant demanded payment,  the victim refused to pay until the job w…

COLDSPRING  -  A Coldspring man ejected from a utility task vehicle on Robinson Run Road  about 10 a.m. Sunday was taken to Erie County Medical Center for treatment of  injuries not considered life-threatening. The Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office identified the victim as Tyler Yockey, no age listed. The accident  remains under investigation.

FREDONIA -  Several gunshots were  fired at a car occupied by a driver in the driveway of a Center Street home about 4 a.m. Sunday, Fredonia police said. The gunfire erupted after a woman who had just left a house party got into the driver's sea, police said. One of the shots struck the driver's side windshield but did not hit or injure the woman, according to police.…

Bicyclists and pedestrians crossing the Peace Bridge can catch a breath over the next year: Shuttle vans soon will start ferrying them between the United States and Canada. The south sidewalk of the bridge, facing Lake Erie, will be torn up beginning in mid-June as part of the $100 million rehabilitation of the international span. So until approximately May 15, 2018, t…

Erie Community College appears headed toward a seventh consecutive year of tuition increases. Faced with a budget gap of $3.7 million in 2017-18, college trustees are weighing a tuition hike of 3 percent, a move administrators said would raise about $1.3 million toward closing the gap. Tuition currently is $4,733 per year – 43 percent more than in 2010, which is th…

Democrats in the County Legislature’s District 2 will consider at least three candidates to run for the seat being vacated by mayoral candidate Betty Jean Grant during a Wednesday meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Martha Mitchell Community Center on Oakwood Avenue. Erie County Democratic Chairman Jeremy J. Zellner said other potential candidates are invited, too. But he sai…

Jasper E. Rivera says his early days in Colorado on the family's ranch taught him how to be self-sufficient, a quality that has served him well over his long life. "We had our own equipment and we raised all of our own food and we shared with our neighbors and other people in our church during the Great Depression," he said. Rivera's family history also inspired him …

Three major Buffalo medical organizations started construction Friday on a project to build a radiation oncology center in the Southtowns. The partnership, named the Roswell Park Care Network, consists of the cancer institute, as well as the Catholic Health hospital system and the Buffalo Medical Group. The 5,000-square-foot facility, which is scheduled to open by ea…