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Federal and state agents five weeks ago raided the headquarters of Grassroots – one of Buffalo's most influential political organizations – along with the home of its founder, Maurice L. Garner, amid reports that authorities are following a money trail tied to campaign finance reports. Even though investigators are believed to be scrutinizing the records and compute…

OLAF FUB SEZ: Advice from aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart, born on this date in 1898, “Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done.” . . . ALL WET – Making a splash today is Ten Lives Club cat and rescue adoption group, which is setting up a “Dunk a Hunk, Dunk a Diva” dunking booth from 3 to 7:30 p.m. at its shelter at 3741 Lake Shore Road (R…

Maj. Patrick Miller has been to war in Iraq, and undergone countless surgeries and medical procedures since being shot in the abdomen by a gunman at Fort Hood, Texas three years ago. But it is his mother he is most proud of, and he praised her during a benefit concert he organized Sunday in Allegany for Wounded Warriors. Carole Miller lost her father, an Army lieuten…

Two people died in a car crash earlier this evening in Hartland, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. The crash happened at Quaker and Ridge roads, according to the Sheriff's Office. The roads are closed as an investigation gets underway. The sheriff added that the accident involved two cars. The victims have not been identified.

A man was severely injured after jumping from the top of Akron Falls on Sunday, according to the Akron Fire Company. At around 4:50 p.m., Akron EMS responded to the Upper Falls parking lot off of Skyline Drive, where the man's friends had brought him after the accident. Swimming is not permitted in Akron Falls Park, which surrounds a section of Murder Creek, a tributary…

Looking out for cyclists might be a bit easier this coming Saturday — some of them could be nude. For the third year in a row, the World Naked Bike Ride will cruise through Buffalo to bring awareness to "oil addiction and the negative impacts of car culture," according to a press release. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at Tony Sisti Park on the corner of North and F…

An apartment building now marks the spot where Orchard Park High School's Class of 1947 attended school. The students who graduated two years after World War II ended are around 88 years of age, and on Sunday, 14 of them and a number of their spouses showed their school spirit was still intact at their 70th high school reunion. "It's wonderful to get together," said …

Five people in Cattaraugus County have been arrested in the past two weeks for forging signatures on social services documents. Each arrest came after a Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services investigation. Here's the list from the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office: · Leighann A. Russell, 30, of Salamanca was charged with three counts of first-degree off…

After Darryl McCunes was told by his sister he could not stay at her house Saturday, he slashed the ties on her car, according to Buffalo police. McCunes, of Buffalo, had an argument with his brother-in-law and returned later in the day to slash the four tires on his sister's 2010 Cadillac, officials said. The sister and brother-in-law saw him leave the scene of the …

A Napoli man was arrested on several DWI, traffic and child endangerment charges in the Town of New Albion on Friday. Craig A. Dechow, 39, of Allegany Road was arrested after a traffic stop just before 8 p.m. He was charged with DWI, aggravated DWI with a child under 15 in the vehicle, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, other traffic violations and three coun…

A funnel cloud spun through Wyoming County on Sunday, according the National Weather Service in Buffalo. It was one incident in a string of severe weather events in the area. https://twitter.com/NWSBUFFALO/status/889242878324727808 Flash flooding is expected tonight in northeastern Wyoming County and southeastern Genesee County, according to a release from the Nation…

When Chelsea Ellis began making plans for a trip across the world to Nepal, the Buffalo teacher didn't just consult travel guides. She went to her students at school who had grown up in refugee camps there. She gave them copies of a map of the South Asian country and asked them to label where they had lived and where they thought she should visit. One student, Prakr…

Roy Harris of Buffalo attempted to set fire to an apartment on the 400 block of Fillmore Avenue late in the morning on Saturday, according to Buffalo police. Police report that Harris jimmied the lock off the apartment's rear door and hit a person who was inside on the head with a bottle. Harris then allegedly poured rubbing alcohol over the person's bed and the apar…

Don't be surprised to see the Buffalo comptroller on your doorstep this week. Mark J.F. Schroeder already has visited thousands of homes this summer as he challenges incumbent Byron W. Brown for mayor in the September Democratic primary. And Brown, along with Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant, could be expected to/is also looking to ramp up activity this week a…

On the corner of Suffolk Street and Minnesota Avenue in the city’s University District stands one of the biggest houses on its side of the block. The vacant, three-story building looks like it was a multi-family dwelling at one time. But a plan to open a Muslim community center by the end of the year will breathe new life into the boarded-up building — as cautio…

Emergency crews responded Sunday afternoon to a two-vehicle accident in the Town of Lockport in which one vehicle rolled over. The accident was reported at South Transit Road, near Rapids Road, according to Niagara County Fire Wire. A Buick Encore involved in the crash rolled over onto its roof. New York State Police, the Wendelville Fire Co., and Twin City Ambulan…