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The pickup truck that State Police investigators believe struck a Grand Island woman in a hit-and-run incident June 13 is registered to a state correction officer, his attorney confirmed to The Buffalo News. The pickup is registered to Edward J. Kuebler III of the Town of Tonawanda, Kuebler's attorney Barry Covert, said Thursday. Kuebler has not been charged. Sta…

Plans for the historic restoration and adaptive reuse of the old Schoellkopf ice house are on hold amid concerns about the structural integrity of parts of the historic building in Buffalo's Valley neighborhood. Businessman Jon Williams wants to redevelop the entire 21.7-acre industrial site at the corner of Elk and Lee streets, near the Buffalo River, into residential,…

One of the many tragic parts of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in late 2012 is that several of the 26 victims bled to death before emergency medical crews could get to them. It’s why a group of first responders and trauma care medical specialists, called the Hartford Consensus, recommended a federal effort to train the general public about how to help slow sev…

  Former WGRZ-TV weekend anchor Erika Brason is pedaling into a new career by opening an indoor cycling and fitness complex in Clarence this year. Brason plans to open Rebel Ride Indoor Cycling & Strength at 6449 Transit Road, just north of Transit Valley Country Club. Brason's business will take up 3,500 square feet in The Abbey. Immersive indoor cyc…

Someone threw a Molotov cocktail through the window of a Buffalo home Friday morning, according to the city fire department. It happened around 6 a.m. on Edna Place, between Michigan and Masten avenues, just north of Best Street. The incendiary device started a couch on fire. Damage to the home was estimated at about $2,500.

Thunderstorms expected to hit Western New York this afternoon and tonight carry a marginal risk of becoming severe with gusty winds, according to the National Weather Service. The region will face a chance of rain most of Friday, with the likeliest period from about 7 to 9 p.m., the weather service said. The rain will come through ahead of a cold front, though today's h…

The vast former Niagara Machine & Tool Works factory casts a huge shadow on Northland Avenue. Inside its hulking interior, black oil-soaked wood blocks, some buckled into mounds, cover most of the dirt subfloor. Puddles of rainwater collect below gaps in the roof, while broken glass litters the ground. Rusty yellow cranes sit overhead on tracks, their unused hooks d…

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to humorist Irvin S. Cobb, born on this date in 1876, “If I wanted to go crazy I would do it in Washington because it would not be noticed.” . . . SUMMER BOOKINGS – Dog Ears Bookstore, 688 Abbott Road, hosts three free reading and writing camps for kids and teens this summer. The first week-long camp, sponsored by South Council Member Chris…

It's understandable if music fans hear the name Sheila E. and immediately think of another iconic artist: Prince. The two collaborated myriad times, whether on the Prince single "Erotic City" or Sheila's 1984 breakthrough album, "The Glamorous Life." They created together, toured together and, at one time, were engaged to be married. But for the performer born Sheila…

The New York State Thruway Thursday night reported that one lane has reopened but traffic remains slow at the scene of an injury accident on the westbound Interstate-90 between the Eden/Angola and Silver Creek exits. All westbound lanes were blocked for about 40 minutes following the incident. The accident was reported about 10:16 p.m. https://twitter.com/ThruwayTraf…

A home health care aide has been been sentenced to five years of probation in Erie County Court for stealing money from an 82-year-old West Seneca woman. Mary Talbot, 54, of Cheektowaga, pleaded guilty in April to grand larceny in the third degree and five counts of forgery in the second degree. According to the Erie County District Attorney's Office, between Janua…

June 23, 1964 – June 10, 2017 If Thomas S. Kozoduj wanted something, he was the kind of guy who would take to the road and go after it. It was what the Orchard Park resident did in 1988, when he decided to leave a job for the love of his life, and again in 1990, when he was determined to be there when the Buffalo Bills faced off against the New York Giants in Super…

A Canadian man who tried to scam an Iowa woman by falsely notifying her that she won “the Australian lottery” won a small break himself on Thursday in State Supreme Court. Daniel Dumesh, 25, of Holland Landing, Ont., received a conditional discharge of his case provided he is not arrested again in the next year. Dumesh originally was charged with attempted grand lar…

A Lockport woman who is accused of selling opioids has been indicted on drug charges by a federal grand jury, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Colette Arne, 66, was charged Thursday with distribution of oxymorphone and maintaining a drug-involved premises. Arne faces a maximum possible sentence of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine if convicted. Accordi…

May 17, 1925 – June 20, 2017 James J. Dorscheid of Lancaster, a retired purchasing agent active in Infant of Prague Catholic Church, died Tuesday in ElderWood Health Care at Lancaster. He was 92. Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of South Park High School and served in the Army during the Korean War. Mr. Dorscheid worked as a purchasing agent at Hewitt Robbins …

The unprecedented hearing before New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia is to decide whether Carl P. Paladino should be removed from his elected position. But during the first day of testimony Thursday, it was those seeking his removal who were on the hot seat – specifically School Board President Barbara A. Seals Nevergold, a longtime Paladino nemesis. …