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ALBANY – The feverish anticipation over Amazon’s search for a new second headquarters that could bring as many as 50,000 new jobs has spread across North America, including New York State. That has left the Cuomo administration in a peculiar place: unable to name a favorite candidate. Will it be New York City? Or could it be Buffalo? What about Westchester Count…

The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy has been awarded a $24,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Fund to renovate the Rumsey soccer field at Delaware Park. “This funding will allow us to re-grade the field, amend the soil profile, and reestablish the turf to create a safe, level playing surface for the thousands of youth that use the field each season.” s…

Willie Rosas is thinking about his mother's advice, more than ever. Twenty months ago, Rosalia Rosas flew home to watch as Willie was inaugurated as the mayor of Dunkirk in Chautauqua County. It was an unforgettable moment. Willie's parents were born in Puerto Rico. In Dunkirk, with a population of not quite 12,000, he became the first Latino in state history to be elec…

The state Department of Health recently awarded a $20.6 million contract to Roswell Park Cancer Institute to continue to house the New York State Smokers’ Quitline for another five years – an agreement that will allow Roswell Park to provide a comprehensive approach to help tobacco users successfully quit. “Our goal is to motivate and help as many New Yorkers as p…

Three Western New York Red Cross volunteers are heading to Puerto Rico on Monday to help with relief efforts following Hurricane Maria. Jim Nowak of East Aurora, Rachael Snyder of Buffalo and Alexis Willard of Lewiston are among the latest volunteers from the area to assist the agency following hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, the local Red Cross office said. About…

A collision involving a school bus Monday morning at Clinton and Hickory streets may have injured up to five people, according to Buffalo police. The police department tweeted the collision happened at 7:45 a.m. Of the possibly injured people, two were on the bus, according to police. No further information was released by police. https://twitter.com/BPDAlerts/sta…

The temperature in Buffalo doesn't hit 90 degrees often in September, but when it does, it often happens more than once. On Sunday, the temperature at Buffalo hit 90 degrees. Forecasters expect the mercury to make another charge toward 90 today. This is the warmest air of 2017 — three days into autumn. The year's previous high temperature, 89 degrees, came June 17.…

Police have identified the two people on a motorcycle injured Sunday afternoon in a collision with a minivan near Olcott. Thaddeus T. Bielawa Jr., 75, and Anne G. Bielawa, 72, both of Clarence, were airlifted to Erie County Medical Center after the crash. Thaddeus Bielawa, who was driving the motorcycle, was listed in guarded condition, while Anne Bielawa was listed in …

A 23-year-old Buffalo man was shot in the leg Sunday night in a gas station parking lot on Bailey Avenue, according to Buffalo police. The shooting happened at about 11:15 p.m. on the 2200 block of Bailey, Buffalo police spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge said. The victim was taken to Erie County Medical Center where he was listed in stable condition Monday morning, DeGeorge…

The Buffalo, Cattaraugus & Jamestown Scenic Railway in Hamburg will offer train excursions behind a vintage 1920s era steam locomotive this November to honor veterans of all eras. Trains will depart Hamburg’s historic Erie Railroad Depot, 4 Scott St., for a 12 mile round trip to Eden. Departure times for the 1½ hour journeys are 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Nov…

HealtheLink, the regional system for sharing health information electronically among hospitals and doctors, has reached 1 million patients who have consented to have their medical data shared. “Getting to one million patients is a significant milestone as patients hold the key to enabling their treating providers to have a more complete picture of their medical record…

A Monroe County man has been identified as the pedestrian struck and killed Saturday night on the Thruway in Pembroke. State police said William H. Ferguson, 47, of Hilton, got out of his vehicle at about 8:40 p.m. and ran into westbound traffic, where he was hit by a vehicle. Investigators don't know why Ferguson darted into traffic, police said. Police have not pub…

Slow Roll is twice as nice this week, Food Truck Tuesday is about to wind down, and Nardin Academy will host a squash gathering to fight cancer during the weekend. These are among WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region. To see this week’s complete calendar, click here. MONDAY Slow Roll Buffal…

A horse-drawn Jell-O wagon from between 1902 and 1904 will be unveiled Saturday, Sept. 30 at the Buffalo Transportation/Pierce-Arrow Museum. The wagon, made for the Jell-O company in Leroy, was discovered by Danielle Colby of  the History Channel's "American Pickers" show in an Ouachita Parish, La., family barn. James and Mary Ann Sandoro, the not-for-profit museum's f…

A Niagara Falls woman faces two felony animal cruelty charges after police found two dead dogs in a vacant house. The dogs – hound mixes named Chevy and Onyx – were found Sept. 13 inside 547 20th St. locked in metal crates on the second floor where they apparently starved to death, according to a city police report. Camillya L. Joseph, 28, of Walnut Avenue, turn…

It has been eight years since the downsizing winds hit Erie County, and voters in Evans will decide on Election Day if it will be the second town since then to upsize its government. Evans was one of five towns in Erie County that voted to reduce the number of board members from five to three from 2009 to 2012. The others included Alden, Hamburg, Orchard Park and West S…