A local architect who wants a new Buffalo train station that embraces the future said the debate about its location should not just be between the Central Terminal and Canalside. Adam Sokol has drawn a non-traditional concept at Larkinville, by railroad tracks that cross an overpass over Swan and Seymour streets. Sokol said the area around the station could also be l…

State police charged a Batavia man with aggravated driving while intoxicated Sunday night in Newstead. A state trooper pulled over Adam L. Rumley for speeding at about 10:22 p.m. on the mainline Thruway. Rumley, 26, was transported to the Batavia barracks where he registered a blood-alcohol content of 0.22 percent, nearly three times the legal limit, according to the St…

A driver with a previous conviction for driving while intoxicated faces a felony DWI charge after State police pulled him over Sunday night. Troopers charged Joseph R. Monthony Jr., of Hamburg, after a traffic stop at about 8:30 p.m. on the mainline Thruway in West Seneca, the State Police said. Monthony, 37, was arrested and taken to the agency's Buffalo barracks, w…

The St. Gerard church and rectory on Buffalo's East Side will soon have a new owner, as long as a State Supreme Court justice does not object. The buildings -- which have been owned by St. Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church Society of Buffalo -- would stay in place at the corner of Bailey and East Delavan avenues. The buildings would be sold for $120,000 in cash to Ala…

Depew residents face a soggy voting day as they determine the fate of their historic village. Expect high temperatures nearing 45 degrees through the afternoon, but it will feel like the high 30s. Showers will continue throughout the day with light winds at 12 mph. [High turnout expected as Depew votes on dissolution] Still, turnout is expected to be heavy among the …

ALBANY –Gov. Andrew Cuomo flew around the state last week delivering six State of the State messages. But as he prepares to release a spending plan of more than $150 billion to help pay for the promises he made last week, Cuomo and his office have been silent about how and when he will release his 2017 budget. Will he personally deliver a speech explaining his budg…

Buffalo Niagara manufacturers had a strong finish in December to an otherwise down year at local factories. The region's manufacturers finished 2016 with four straight months of growth, including the biggest increase in 18 months during December, after struggling for most of the year, a new survey of local purchasing managers found. "We had an overall strong month to…

The presentation looks more like C-SPAN than “Law & Order,” but even without the added dramatics, the recently launched webcast from the appellate court in Rochester is sure to be a hit in certain circles. Those circles include law students and fans of the intricacies of the judicial system, along with parties involved in the appeals, plus their attorneys and pe…

When power was knocked out in the City of Tonawanda last spring, a decades-old emergency generator failed to fully restore power to City Hall and the police department dispatch center there. City Council President Jenna Koch noted that the generator dates back to the day when City Hall opened in 1959. She said this is part of the reason why the cost to install a new gen…

A private plane that flew from Genesee County crashed Monday in Michigan, injuring the pilot, according to multiple media reports. The crash happened at the Livingston County Airport in Howell, Mich., just before noon, according to aviation-safety.net. The Cessna 525C apparently skidded off the runway as it tried to land. https://twitter.com/camillefox2news/status/8…

LOCKPORT - Brookfield Renewable, which owns a small hydroelectric plant beside the Erie Canal locks in Lockport, presented the city with a $1,500 grant Monday to help pay for new signs to explain the workings of the original canal locks, which are being restored as a tourist attraction. David R. Kinyon, president of the city's Locks Heritage Development Corp., said …

Demeris Petty, 20, was arrested on a weapons charge late Friday night after a confrontation with another man and then with police on the first block of Niagara Street, Buffalo police reported. Officers saw Petty push another man to the ground and walk away about 11:30 p.m. clutching a bulge in his right jacket pocket. Petty was repeatedly told to stop, according to a…

A garage fire at a fence business on Transit Road in Clarence caused an estimated $200,000 in damage overnight, authorities said. The blaze at Picket Fence & Exteriors, 6695 Transit, was reported at about 1:36 a.m. by an Amherst police officer on patrol who saw smoke coming from a storage garage, according to Amherst Fire Control. Firefighters found fire inside a…

Six people have been killed in Buffalo so far this year, making it the most deadly January in at least the last decade. Half of the victims were killed New Year's Day. As part of The Buffalo News' ongoing coverage of crime and criminal justice, take a look at an interactive map to get more information about each homicide. The map will be updated throughout 2017. …

Every Person Influences Children (EPIC) has inducted the following four new members to its 2016-17 board of directors. EPIC provides research-based and evidence-informed year-round programming in family engagement in education, encouraging early literacy and building parents’ capacity to become more actively involved in their children’s education through workshops, …

Roads are wet and salt trucks are out for the Tuesday morning commute as a freezing rain advisory remains in effect until 10 a.m. Amherst police have reported icy surfaces, and the Erie County Sheriff's Office has reported icy conditions near Transit and Miles roads in Clarence. "For the most part, most of the roads have just become wet," said David Thomas, meteorol…