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Nik Rivers has enjoyed plenty of travel, social gatherings and brushes with celebrities during two decades as a radio personality. Until last spring, he had 50 extra pounds to show for his professional career, too. Crazy hours, fast food meals and vending machine snacks were part of the mix at stints at stations in New England, Florida, Albany, Rochester and, for the…

WASHINGTON – Two of Western New York's House members will head to the White House Tuesday to talk about tax reform with President Trump. Rep. Brian Higgins and Rep. Tom Reed are among several members of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee to receive the invitation. Higgins, a Buffalo Democrat, said Saturday that he will use the meeting to push for a tax …

A Buffalo seasonal parks employee was charged after he stabbed a dog that was being walked by its owner Saturday morning. Buffalo Police said a woman was walking her dog just after 8 a.m.  Saturday near Mineral Springs Road and Frank Avenue when a man got out of the passenger side of a City of Buffalo vehicle, exchanged words with her and then stabbed her dog with a kn…

Authorities are looking for a man who demanded money Saturday morning from the Bank of America branch, 495 Elmwood Ave. The robbery occurred just before 10:30 a.m., and police have released two images of the suspect. Detectives say a white man entered the bank, demanded money from a teller and then fled on foot after making off with an undisclosed amount of money. …

WASHINGTON - Rep. Chris Collins didn't report his role with a dormant company on his personal financial disclosure forms — and Rep. Louise M. Slaughter isn't happy about it. Slaughter wrote a letter last week to the House Ethics Committee — which is investigating Collins' involvement with Innate Immunotherapeutics — criticizing Collins for not reporting his positi…

The Buffalo Heritage Carousel will give an update on its progress to bring a solar-powered carousel to Canalside at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 30 in Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave. Featured panelists will be Kevin Connors, principal architect at Eco_Logic Studios; Martha Bohm, University at Buffalo assistant professor of architecture; and Megan Hahin, education di…

Randy Mathewson of Fort Erie, Ont., didn't have to think twice when he heard two women yelling Friday afternoon that a man was drowning in the Niagara River. He handed them the leash to his chocolate Labrador, Bella, and his cell phone, and started running down the shore line as the river carried the man in its current. Mathewson, who was born in Buffalo and grew up …

Candidates for supervisor in Hamburg will appear at a Hamburg Chamber of Commerce forum at 3:15 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Lodge at Woodlawn Beach, 3580 Lakeshore Road. James M. Shaw and Dennis Gaughan will discuss their priorities and answer questions in a session led by a guest moderator. Dennis Gaughan is running on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform par…

A Buffalo man was treated and released from the Erie County Medical Center for an overnight shooting that may have been a drive-by incident. Buffalo police said the 24-year-old man was driven to the hospital in a civilian vehicle after he was shot just before 3:30 a.m. Saturday. The incident appears to have happened at East Lovejoy and Ideal streets, according to detect…

A home health care aide faces 30 years in prison after she pleaded guilty Friday to bank fraud in U.S. District Court after admitting she opened an unauthorized credit card account in the name of the elderly woman she was hired to care for and used it to fraudulently make thousands of dollars in purchases. In May 2015, Cassie Tillinghast, 32, of Buffalo was hired as an …

A Jamestown man was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison and 10 years supervised release following his conviction on charges of distributing child pornography According to the U.S. Attorney's office, Christopher Whitford, 46, on May 1, 2016, used a peer-to-peer file sharing program in which he shared files with an undercover law enforcement officer. On June 23, 2016,…

Two people were taken to the hospital and a rooster died in a fire on Hertel Avenue Saturday morning. Buffalo Fire Alarm reports that the fire started in the first floor of a 2.5-story home on the rear of the property at 156 Hertel Ave. The ages and conditions of the people taken to the hospital or which hospital they were taken were not available. The fire, repor…

A Buffalo woman was arrested after she failed to pull over for troopers in Olean Friday night and crashed a stolen SUV with four small children, state police said. At about 8:30 p.m., troopers attempted to pull over a 2008 Nissan Pathfinder for speeding on E. River Road. The driver didn't comply and troopers put on their emergency lights. The Nissan turned onto Steam Va…

Former Erie County District Attorney Frank J. Clark III died Friday night in Buffalo General Medical Center after a long illness. He was 74. The Brooklyn native became one of Western New York’s best known political and legal figures through his ubiquitous radio and television appearances during his long career. A graduate of Canisius High School and Niagara University…

The rundown farm where former Town of Aurora horse owner Beth Lynne Hoskins was charged with dozens of counts of animal cruelty is threatened with foreclosure. Two banks have filed foreclosure notices for failure to pay the mortgages on two houses on more than 28 acres on Emery Road. It's another mark against the colorful Hoskins, who collected Morgan horses and got …

The Buffalo Planning Board wants Norstar Development to revise its plans for construction of its final 176 apartments at the former Shoreline Apartments. Norstar wants to demolish a total of 16 buildings on 7th street, including 105, 85, 65 and 45 as well as the following locations on Niagara Street: 130, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190, 200, 210, 220, 230 and 240. The …