Get outside, if you haven't already. Sunday promises to be in the mid-50s and dry. Not since early November have the stars aligned so that Buffalo area residents could enjoy a weekend above 50 degrees without any significant rain. And this is January. By Monday, windy and rainy conditions return. And by this time next weekend, daytime highs will be 30 degrees colder,…

The Erie County Central Library invites all job seekers to attend a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25. Nearly 30 businesses and organizations will be participating in the job fair, offering positions in fields ranging from casinos and transportation to healthcare and housing. For a listing of specific companies, visit the Buffalo and Erie County website…

Joseph Tigano III, the Chautauqua County man serving 20 years in prison for growing marijuana, was denied clemency last week. Tigano, who was hoping President Obama would commute his sentence as one of his final acts, will now forward his appeal to the Trump administration. His lawyers, like the federal judge who sentenced him in 2015, believe his mandat…

Eleven hours and just a few minutes after Donald J. Trump officially became the 45th president, 11-year-old Siana Akauola and her grandmother, Valerie Akaoula, boarded a bus in Buffalo headed for the nation's capital. In eight hours they would join a massive crowd of at least 500,000 protesters determined to show the new president that they don't support his ideas about…

Jordan Hollingsworth, 22, was charged by Buffalo police with a felony count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon after a routine search by a state parole officer at Hollingsworth's Dunlop Avenue home about 8:15  a.m. Friday, police said. According to a Buffalo Police arrest report, police were called after the parole officer reported finding Hollingsworth …

Not every Western New Yorker concerned about women's issues in the era of President Donald J. Trump could make it to the nation's capital Saturday. Some came to Buffalo's Niagara Square instead. There was Megan Vaughan of Lancaster, accompanied by her son, Rocco,  8. "We should respect everyone," Rocco said. There was Leah Schwab, 36,  of Kenmore, walking with …

When immigration officials denied asylum to Noorullah Aminyar, his lawyer predicted almost certain torture and death upon the Afghan solider’s return home. “The blood will be on the hands of the U.S. government,” Buffalo attorney Matthew Borowski said at the time. A year later, Aminyar remains at the Federal Detention Center in Batavia, still fighting his d…

LOCKPORT - Tony L. Moore hid 1.75 ounces of cocaine in a box of frozen pierogies. Now he is going to prison for  five years for that felony and two others. Moore, 35, was arrested July 28, 2015, when police executed a search warrant at his Niagara Avenue home in Niagara Falls and found the cocaine in the pierogies in the freezer. They also found an unlicensed, loaded …

Hundreds of people, women and men and some children, marched in Buffalo to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, as thousands marched in Washington, D.C., across the nation and in cities around the world.

A  22-year-old parolee was arrested after a loaded gun was found in his Dunlop Avenue home, police said Saturday. Jordan Hollingsworth, of 131 Dunlop Ave., was charged with felony criminal possession of a weapon. A search of Hollingsworth's home Friday morning by a parole officer found a loaded .45-caliber pistol in Hollingsworth's jacket, located in his bedroom, po…

An early-Saturday morning fire in a Bailey Avenue apartment building forced at least a dozen people out of their homes. No injuries were reported. Firefighters were called to the two-story, 10-unit apartment building at 437 Bailey Ave. at 5:10 a.m., fire officials said. The fire was brought under control, but fire fighters remained at the scene as of 9:45 a.m. …

A man was shot Wednesday night while inside a Jefferson Avenue liquor store, police said Saturday. The victim was shot in the left hand, and another bullet grazed his head,  police said. The victim was taken to Erie County Medical Center for treatment. The shooting occurred about 10 p.m. inside the liquor store at 279 Jefferson Ave., police said.

The  Subway restaurant at 2626 Main St. was robbed at gunpoint Friday night, Buffalo police reported. An employee told police the masked man entered the restaurant shortly after 8 p.m. carrying a long pistol wrapped in a blue bag. The robber demanded money, and got away with $400 in cash, according to the police report.    

Koyuki Nakahara has seen two sides of America. Thirteen months ago, the Japanese tourist was robbed, beaten and sexually assaulted as she went for a late night walk at Niagara Falls. And on Friday, she watched and listened as her attacker was convicted on all counts. Nakahara says she chooses to see the good side of this country and not just because Robert E. MacL…

300 Western New Yorkers traveled by bus overnight to Washington, D.C., for today's Women's March on Washington, an event expected to draw thousands of women from across the country, as similar demonstrations are held in cities across the country. Follow our reporting on today's events in the nation's capital: https://twitter.com/JWestmoore/lists/women-s-march