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The Fredonia Police Department is warning that it plans to post on Facebook all the arrests its officers make in the village over the coming weekend. A press release issued Wednesday by Fredonia Police Chief Bradley C. Meyers did not specifically allude to why the department was taking such measures, beyond stating its "anticipation of the possibility of illegal activit…

In early 2011, James M. Palladino sent out newsletters with "misleading and fictitious information" about the penny stocks he was trying to manipulate. Palladino, who was eventually caught and arrested, pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to engage in monetary transfers and will face a recommended prison term of up to 27 months when he is sentenced by U.S. District J…

East Aurora, Buffalo and Jamestown will be beneficiaries of land trust grant monies allocated by the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The DEC announced Wednesday that 58 land trust groups statewide would receive portions of $1.8 million in Conservation Partnership Program grants. Locally, grants were awarded to: the Western New York Land Conserva…

Evans Bancorp wasn't part of KeyCorp's deal for First Niagara Financial Group last year, but it still reaped the benefits, Evans president and CEO David J. Nasca said. Twenty percent of Evans' new business in loans and deposits resulted from market disruption sparked by the Key-First Niagara deal, Nasca said. Overall, Evans generated record-high profits of $8.3 million …

There's nothing like a good draft. Except maybe two. Or 34. In advance of the NFL Draft Thursday night, 34 craft breweries – half from southern Ontario, half from Western New York – joined forces in Niagara Falls on Wednesday to begin the process of making 34 collaborative beers for the first CanAm Craft Beer Festival next year. The Buffalo Niagara Brewers …

The Catholic Health hospital system and BryLin Behavioral Health System are in talks over a possible collaboration. The organizations said Thursday that discussions will continue as they explore in more detail how they may come together and what that might mean for changes in services. “We have been talking over the past few months to see where it makes sense for o…

An alert off-duty Town of Tonawanda Police officer quickly collared a Lackawanna teen who allegedly used a baseball bat to rob a Delaware Avenue McDonald's late Wednesday, police in the town reported. Tyler Williamson, 19, is accused of threatening a clerk at the 3354 Delaware Ave. restaurant at Sheridan Drive with a baseball bat. Williamson demanded cash during the …

City Honors School came in as the No. 23 best high school in New York State, according to the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News also ranked it No. 167 among high schools in the United States. [U.S. News & World Report list of best high schools in New York State] While it was enough to earn the school a "gold" medal, City Honors has dro…

In health care, if there is agreement on one issue, it is that the system does not work nearly as well as it should. Cost, quality and insurance coverage remain problems to be solved in the United States, which spends far more per person on health services than any other country in the world. The Affordable Care Act during the Obama administration put in motion signi…

Scajaquada Creek isn't the color of Frank's Red Hot anymore. But, the state Department of Environmental Conservation will continue its probe into the release of a highly concentrated mulch dye that colored the creek red from Lancaster to Buffalo Tuesday and early Wednesday. DEC officials said late Wednesday that the source of the spill at Superior Pallets on Walden A…

The Grider Street ramp was closed shortly before 10 a.m. Thursday due to a rollover crash on the eastbound Kensington Expressway, the Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition reported. The rollover appears to have occurred on the shoulder of the ramp heading up to Grider Street, according to NITTEC cameras. Police have closed the ramp. Details…

A sixth-grade student at Iroquois Intermediate/Middle School suffered a critical head injury late Wednesday afternoon when the all-terrain vehicle he was riding overturned and pinned him, Erie County sheriff's officials reported. The incident occurred just before 5:30 p.m. in an area about a mile off the road near the intersection of Townline Road and Clinton Street in …

An Olean man was arrested on a felony drunk driving charge after New York State troopers observed him driving recklessly. Gary G. Lerchen, 65, was charged with felony driving while intoxicated after troopers stopped him shortly after 5 p.m. Monday on Route 16 in Machias for crossing the center line, state police said. While interviewing Lerchen, troopers said they could…

The late Buffalo music legend, drummer Ted D. Reinhardt, and his brother, Tom, a bass guitarist, were among a class of eight who were inducted recently into the Kenmore East High School Performing Arts Hall of Fame. Ted Reinhardt died at the age of 62, in a single-engine plane crash in Norfolk, Va., on March 4, 2015, which killed him, the pilot and another man. The Rein…

OLEAN - A Portville woman gave her sister's name and date of birth when stopped by a state trooper for speeding and now faces other charges, according to State Police. Kelly M. Crawford, 36, was charged with criminal impersonation, aggravated unlicensed operation and other vehicle and traffic infractions. Police said Crawford was stopped on Route 417 in Portville abo…

Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Inc. will give one-week Metro passes to campus employees in May to encourage them to take the train or bus instead of driving to work. Starting Monday and for three consecutive weeks in May, BNMC Inc. will offer a free, one-week trial to campus workers as part of its Give Transit A Try program and its broader initiative to promote health…