More than 40 residents of the Elmwood Village area turned out Monday night, mostly in opposition, as the city Planning Board took public comment on a proposed $30 million condo project on Elmwood Avenue. While most remained silent during the hour-long public hearing, more than a dozen people testified before the seven-member board, with opponents outnumbering supporters…

Tariq Brown wanted to increase his standing in the Bailey Boys. Shooting into a crowd of people at Martin Luther King Park, killing one man and wounding four others, was his way of doing it. Brown, 23, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny to 22 years in prison. Brown, who took a plea deal earlier this year, admitted pulling the trigger that day …

A look at what’s happening in our communities in December, 2016. Akron/Newstead The Village Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in Village Hall, 21 Main St. • The Town Board holds its regular meetings at 8 p.m. Dec. 12 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 29 in Town Hall, 5 Clarence Center Road. • The School Board holds its business meetings at 7 p.m. Dec. 15 in the high school, 47 …

YOUNGSTOWN – Youngstown’s Christmas in the Village will unfold from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 with free horse and carriage rides, music, gift ideas, cookie decorating and crafts and a chance to visit with Santa Claus. “This is a really nice event and it brings families together to share the joy of Christmas,” said Youngstown Village Trustee Tim Adamso…

Two 18-year-old men are accused of robbing someone at gunpoint in Elma Centennial Park on Sunday, according to the Erie County Sheriff's Office. The victim told deputies he was approached while in his vehicle by a person who pointed a handgun at him and took his wallet. Deputies later located the suspects' vehicle on Caroline Road in Elma, the sheriff's office said. …

POMFRET - A Cassadaga man was charged Saturday with aggravated driving while intoxicated, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. Marlow C. Reuther, 30, was pulled over for speeding on Route 60 at about 2:48 a.m., the sheriff's office said. Reuther had a blood-alcohol level of 0.18 percent or greater. In addition to the aggravated DWI charge, he was al…

Two Buffalo men face weapons charges after a traffic stop at about 2 a.m. Monday on Interstate-190, according to the Erie County Sheriff's Office. Giorgio Williams, 23, and Carlos Boyd, 23, had a loaded handgun in the center console of their vehicle and neither had a pistol permit, the sheriff's office said. Both were charged with criminal possession of a loaded firearm…

Seven years have passed since the arrest of four teenagers led to allegations of excessive force by Buffalo Police. During that time, two of the teens sued the city and won settlements of $65,000 and $10,000 a piece. Now, on the eve of a criminal trial involving two of the officers there that night, the defense made it clear Monday they intend to point to those settl…

LOCKPORT - In recent years, it's been possible for someone to open a fire hydrant in the Town of Lockport, pump thousands of gallons of water to irrigate a farm field or a lawn, and get away with not paying for it. Wednesday, the Town Board intends to pass a measure that would put a stop to that. Town Engineer Robert D. Klavoon said such water use is not supposed t…

Carl Korzkowski of Baraga Street was arrested late Sunday while smoking crack cocaine in a stolen car, Buffalo police reported Monday. Korzkowski, whose age was not released, was taken into custody about 11:30 p.m. Sunday after police officers reported finding him in the stolen Pontiac in the 100 block of Kelburn Street in the Kaisertown area. Korzkowski tried to spe…

A Wyoming County man is accused of attempting to engage a 13-year-old girl in sexual contact. Glen T. Tarbell, 55, of Perry was charged with second-degree attempted criminal sexual act and first-degree attempted disseminating indecent material to minors, according to state police. Troopers arrested Tarbell on Nov. 30 before he had any contact with the girl, authoriti…

An early morning fire in Buffalo's Lovejoy neighborhood has displaced six people and caused $65,000 in damage. The blaze at 139 Benzinger St. was reported at 1:15 a.m., according to the Buffalo Fire Department Alarm Office. The fire, which investigators determined started by the "misuse of a stove," started in the rear step-down of the home and spread to the rear bac…

LOCKPORT - The town began delivering new wheeled recycling totes to residents on Monday, as it prepares to switch to every-other-week recycling pickup as of Jan. 1. Supervisor Mark C. Crocker said every home in the town should have its tote by Friday, along with a printout of the garbage and recycling schedule and the rules for using the totes. Although Waste Managem…

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to comedian Steven Wright, born on this date in 1955, “The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.” . . . MILESTONE MEMORIAL – The Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park and Erie County Veteran Services will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Nava…

People Inc. got the green light Monday night from the Buffalo Planning Board for a proposed new senior housing project at Gates Circle, after multiple meetings with community members and the city's Historic Preservation Board led to changes that addressed prior design concerns. The Amherst-based social services nonprofit is seeking to build a 37-unit  facility at 637 L…