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WASHINGTON – Buffalo-area political consultant Michael R. Caputo wants to testify publicly before a House committee that asked to interview him privately about his involvement in the Donald Trump campaign and Russian interference in last year's presidential election. A source told The Buffalo News on Monday that Caputo wants to appear in public before the House Intell…

SILVER CREEK  – A Gowanda woman was taken to Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk, with non-life-threatening injuries after a rollover accident on Route 39 in the Town of Hanover about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office reported. Syrena L. Neamon, 30, told deputies she swerved to avoid an animal in the road. She was charged with third-degree aggr…

ALBANY  – The State Senate has passed a bill sponsored by Sen. Catharine Young, R-Olean, which would add dentists to the state's "Doctors Across New York" program, Young reported Tuesday. The bill would allow the State Department of Health to recruit and provide financial incentives for dentists to work in communities that lack dental care. "We have a real short…

SILVER CREEK – A Mayville man has been charged with second-degree aggravated harassment for an incident May 15 in the Town of Hanover, the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office reported Tuesday. Justin M. Stanfield, 30, was arrested Monday and accused of sending unwanted text messages and voicemail messages to another person on Hanover Road. The Sheriff's Office said he …

Gayle Meyers doesn't fit the stereotype of a poor person, but the developmentally disabled woman from Buffalo has lived for years on Social Security disability payments, with Medicaid to take care of her health needs. In other words, she's lived her adult life with the aid of programs that President Trump's fiscal 2018 budget, released Tuesday, would cut. "I would no…

Six African-American police officers who were promoted by the Buffalo Police Department earlier this year say they've been harassed and "treated like criminals" by their police union and fellow officers for accepting provisional promotions from the commissioner against their union's directive. Officer Deidre Carswell recalled how excited and honored she felt when the ad…

A Buffalo woman pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter Tuesday morning for fatally stabbing her child’s father during an argument. Kearra Bailey, 19, admitted in State Supreme Court that she killed Shaundez Davis, 19, on Nov. 20 when Davis came to her apartment uninvited. At the time, police said the encounter turned into a domestic dispute that continued out…

The Summit, a largely vacant shopping mall on Williams Road in Wheatfield, is receiving a three-year allocation of low-cost electricity from Niagara County for use in an inflatable sports dome to be built behind the mall this year. The 96,000-square-foot dome will house several athletic fields and courts. According to Summit Outlets' application for 184 kilowatts from…

Four people were arrested at two Town of Tonawanda motels last week as part of an investigation into sex trafficking, police said Tuesday. The four people were charged last Wednesday and Thursday during undercover sting operations at the Knights Inn, 1970 Niagara Falls Blvd., and the Days Inn, 1120 Niagara Falls Blvd., Town of Tonawanda police said. Those arrested in…

Two girls said they were followed in separate incidents by a man in a vehicle near Southside Elementary on Tuesday, according to Buffalo Public Schools officials. One girl said she was followed from the fire station at the corner of Southside Parkway to the playground at the elementary school. Another girl said the man followed her and then pulled into the parking lot…

Immigrants and refugees settling in Buffalo sometimes run into difficulties, and when difficulties occur, police frequently respond to help sort out the problems. But how to communicate, when thousands of refugees speak dozens of different languages in Buffalo? Buffalo police came up with a way. They carry a card listing 75 different languages that are spoken in the …

The Erie County Health Department is hosting two free rabies clinics this Wednesday and next Wednesday for all dog, cat and ferret owners. The first free rabies clinic will be held from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Town of Tonawanda Highway Garage, 450 Woodward Ave. The next clinic will be held at the same times on May 31 by the Broadway Market at 999 Broadway in…

A grand jury has indicted a Marilla teenager on charges of murder by depraved indifference and manslaughter in the beating death of a toddler in March. Devon M. Vanderwege, 17, is scheduled to be arraigned in Erie County Court on Wednesday. On March 10, a 911 call alerted authorities about a child not breathing at 2039 Hemstreet Road in Marilla. Police and rescue…

State health officials have issued an advisory that some people may have been exposed to measles May 11-12 at four locations, including Niagara Falls. A tourist from India with measles visited the locations, according to the Health Department. People lacking immunity or who are not sure if they have been vaccinated should contact their physician if they develop measl…

What do you get when cross a golf course groundskeeper with three successful restaurateurs in Lewiston? Visitors to the main drag in the Niagara County village will find out this weekend when the Brickyard Brewing Co. holds an open house as part of the Taste of Lewiston. “We really want to try to wow people,” said Eric Matthews, who along with Ken Bryan owns of t…