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Emergency management officials in the Town of Lancaster said "it looks worse than it is." But it looked pretty bad. Scajaquada Creek, a stream constantly plagued by sewage overflows during heavy rains, was dyed red Tuesday when rainwater apparently helped mulch dyes from a Walden Avenue company run off into the creek. "We're monitoring the flow of it now," said Ro…

The Grand Island Foundation, which has recognized distinguished alumni of Grand Island High School since 2007, is seeking nominations for the spring 2018 induction ceremony. Nominees must have graduated from Grand Island Senior High School, demonstrated excellence in his or her chosen field or profession and provided outstanding service to the community, profession or c…

Here are some highlights from The Buffalo Evening News of April 26, 1917: * In a battle at Guillemont, British troops killed every German soldier on the field, after a bitter fight. An American schooner was also sunk by a German submarine, but the crew was rescued. Over the summer, 50,000 American troops were expected to be sent to the battle lines in Europe. * Four…

Two people caught shoplifting became belligerent after their arrests, Orchard Park Police reported. Shawn Brill, 26, of Colden, and Casey Mann, 34, of Buffalo, were identified as shoplifters by security officers and surveillance video at the Kohl's department store in Quaker Crossing Plaza, police said. They were charged with petit larceny and possession of stolen prope…

A downtown building that houses a popular sandwich shop sustained about $300,000 in damage from a fire Wednesday morning, according to the Buffalo Fire Department. The fire at 395 Delaware Ave., between Edward and West Tupper streets, is home to Chris' NY Sandwich Co. on the first floor and is attached to a five-story apartment building that contains about 30 units. …

Erie County Democrats will have one less candidate to consider when they endorse for county clerk Wednesday night following Tuesday's withdrawal of Janique S. Curry as a candidate. A former Buffalo Board of Education member who now works as an Erie County Medical Center administrator, Curry said in a letter to party officials that she wants to devote more time to her f…

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to naturalist John James Audubon, born on this date in 1785, “A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.” . . . WEEKEND FOR VETS – A ceremony at noon Thursday in Buffalo’s Front Park to mark the arrival of the American Veterans D’Youville Traveling Tribute Vietnam…

BATAVIA – A 19-year-old Albion man was killed Tuesday when the truck he was driving struck a tree on Route 77 in the town of Alabama, authorities said. Joseph Manley was traveling north on Route 77 when the vehicle he was driving crossed the southbound lane and struck a tree on the west side of the road, according to State Police. Troopers responded to the accident…

Police in Buffalo and Cheektowaga on Tuesday located a yellow-colored vehicle that was linked to an incident of alleged luring Monday and, after an investigation, determined no crime had taken place, according to authorities. A 15-year-old girl said she was accosted Monday by two men in a yellow SUV about 11 a.m. near South Park Avenue and Louisiana Street, according to…

Dennis Roberson's failing vision was a private misery. The solid 6-foot-2-inch Roberson was an outdoorsman who led whitewater rafting trips down the Ocoee River in Tennessee. When he was not rafting, he worked his usual 50-hour week as a waiter at FoodWorks, a casual upscale restaurant in Chattanooga. It was early April and it seemed his deteriorating vision – stea…

SANBORN – James P. Klyczek is likely to be fired or placed on administrative leave Wednesday as president of Niagara County Community College. Klyczek can be heard on a surreptitiously recorded audio tape ridiculing a woman who reported last summer that she was sexually assaulted on campus, said a source with knowledge of the matter. "You can't call the victim of …

City of Tonawanda Common Council members will be coming to your neighborhood at the next "Council on Your Corner" event from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 29 at the Senior Citizens Center, 35 Main St. Council President Jenna Koch announced the event as a way to help keep the community informed on what's happening and share details on the future direction of the city. …

Two bicyclists were injured Tuesday after they were struck by a pickup while crossing Dick Road at George Urban Boulevard, Depew Police said. The bicyclists, both men, ages 27 and 25, were struck while traveling in the left turn lane just north of George Urban Boulevard when the accident occurred at about 3:23 p.m., according to authorities. Police had not yet releas…

If you tell Daisy "Estelle" Anderson she doesn't look her age, the 95-year-old will giggle and tell you you're flattering her. You're not flattering her, you're just telling the truth. One reason Anderson has been able to stay young may be because she has stayed busy and learned new things. And now the mother of four has been named the national volunteer of the year …

Labatt USA, the Buffalo-based importer of the Canadian beer brand, is relocating its headquarters from Fountain Plaza to a Cobblestone District warehouse the Pegulas plan to redevelop. Pegula Sports and Entertainment, the umbrella arm for Terry and Kim Pegula's business empire, will announce Wednesday it intends to renovate the five-story Hi-Temp Fabrication building at…

UBMD Physicians’ Group is continuing its phased move into the Conventus building downtown, centralizing in one location more than 100 doctors from the big medical group on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. UBMD, which formed in 2005, is the umbrella organization for 18 separate medical specialty practices whose more than 500 doctors are affiliated with the Jacobs Sc…