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FBI agents have sent out subpoenas in an investigation of deals involving Buffalo's fastest-growing apartment owner, Robert C. Morgan. Morgan's companies, with corporate headquarters in suburban Rochester, have been buying up apartment complexes here for more than a decade and now own, co-own or manage 3,500 local units. Morgan is part of the team redeveloping the forme…

Evans would pay county for its policing manpowerThe Another Voice comment of Sept. 18 titled, “County needs to fund sheriff’s road patrol fairly,” erroneously states if the Town of Evans were to replace the Evans police force with the Erie County Sheriff’s Department, “all of Erie County taxpayers will subsidize their police services.” It appears that the write…

A Buffalo street gang member faces a mandatory life sentence after a jury found him guilty Monday of conspiracy and murder. The verdict, reached after a trial that focused on the gang's rap music videos, means the jury found Schuele Boys member Roderick Arrington responsible for the revenge killing of Quincy Balance  in August 2012. The jury, which found Arrington …

Buffalo General Medical Center is getting a makeover. The hospital's exterior at 100 High St. will no longer have a brown-and-beige color theme, but will update its colors to off-white with cadet blue panels, according to Kaleida Health. The new look will match Buffalo General's surroundings, including Gates Vascular Institute and Oishei Children's Hospital. Interio…

Mary Howard, a sixth-grade teacher at Grand Island Central School District's Veronica E. Connor Middle School was selected as one of five finalists for the 2018 New York State Teacher of the Year Award. Brockport Schools' fourth-grade teacher Christopher Albrecht was selected the teacher of the year. Howard said her only regret in not coming home with the top award w…

Albert Victory went to prison for killing a New York City police officer and, when the state botched his parole decades later, he sued in Buffalo federal court. Now 76 and free, Victory has settled his suit for an undisclosed amount of money. The settlement ends Victory's 15-year legal battle over a state parole board that granted his request for freedom and then, un…

The long-time leader of the Erie County Fair announced his retirement Monday. Friday will be the last day on the job for Dennis Lang, who was appointed CEO and fair manager in 1999. Lang will remain a member of the Erie County Agricultural Society's Board of Directors. Current Assistant Fair Manager and Manager of Agriculture Jessica Underberg will succeed him. Sh…

A member of the Bailey Boys street gang admitted Monday to taking part in a drug ripoff that turned deadly. Rayshod Washington, 26, pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy as part of a deal that also linked him to the Feb. 9, 2012, murder of Fred Rozier on Deerfield Street. Washington was accused of giving a gun to Raymel Weeden, who shot and killed Rozier. Washi…

Jan. 23, 1928 – Sept. 22, 2017 Henry A. Chimes, an accordion musician who performed as the “Caktus Kid” and founded Chimes Music Corp., died Sept. 22. He was 89. Mr. Chimes, of Cheektowaga, was born in Buffalo, the son of the late Helen and Henry Chmielewski. He graduated from Depew High School and attended Canisius College. He began playing accordion at ag…

DowDuPont workers at the company's Yerkes plant in the Town of Tonawanda have ratified a four-year contract. Members of United Steelworkers of America Local 6992 on Friday voted 153-38 in favor of the four-year deal. "It is a good agreement for the workers we represent and the company," said Gary Guralny, president of the local. The union represents more than 320 hourly…

A 27-year-old Buffalo man is in serious condition in Erie County Medical Center after he was shot Sunday night off East Delavan Avenue near the Cheektowaga border. The victim was shot in the 100 block of Roma Avenue shortly before 9:30 p.m., according to a Buffalo police spokesman. Police did not release any further information. The department asks anyone who may …

The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy has been awarded a $24,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Fund to renovate the Rumsey soccer field at Delaware Park. “This funding will allow us to re-grade the field, amend the soil profile, and reestablish the turf to create a safe, level playing surface for the thousands of youth that use the field each season.” s…

Willie Rosas is thinking about his mother's advice, more than ever. Twenty months ago, Rosalia Rosas flew home to watch as Willie was inaugurated as the mayor of Dunkirk in Chautauqua County. It was an unforgettable moment. Willie's parents were born in Puerto Rico. In Dunkirk, with a population of not quite 12,000, he became the first Latino in state history to be elec…

The state Department of Health recently awarded a $20.6 million contract to Roswell Park Cancer Institute to continue to house the New York State Smokers’ Quitline for another five years – an agreement that will allow Roswell Park to provide a comprehensive approach to help tobacco users successfully quit. “Our goal is to motivate and help as many New Yorkers as p…

Three Western New York Red Cross volunteers are heading to Puerto Rico on Monday to help with relief efforts following Hurricane Maria. Jim Nowak of East Aurora, Rachael Snyder of Buffalo and Alexis Willard of Lewiston are among the latest volunteers from the area to assist the agency following hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, the local Red Cross office said. About…

A 36-year-old Buffalo motorist whose vehicle collided with a school bus Monday morning said she didn't see the traffic signal was red because the sun was in her eyes. At least five people were injured when the collision happened at Clinton and Hickory streets at 7:45 a.m., according to Buffalo police. Police did not say whether any students on the bus were among those i…