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Buffalo may own a national reputation for snowstorms off Lake Erie, but it turns out some know us for our tsunamis, too. No, not 100-foot wall-of-water, earthquake-driven tsunamis that swamp far-away places in the Pacific. The tsunamis around here are different and pass with little impact. They're called meteotsunamis, and researchers have determined more than 100 of…

A City of Tonawanda man who was seen driving with no lights on at 2:30 a.m. Sunday on Main Street in the city faces felony charges of driving while intoxicated and driving without a license, which police said had been revoked due to a previous DWI conviction. Trevor J. Mullins, 38, of Patton Road, had his license revoked after he was convicted of DWI in Cheektowaga in …

A West Seneca man was ticketed after he turned left in front of an oncoming vehicle in the Town of Hanover Sunday morning, causing a crash that injured the other driver, the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office reported. Deputies were called to the intersection of Route 5 and 20 and Alleghany Road shortly before 8:45 a.m. They found that Patrick White, 69, had turned l…

As recoveries go, the rebound from the Great Recession has gone pretty well for the Buffalo Niagara region. Our job growth since the recession ended in 2009 has averaged 0.7 percent a year. That’s not tremendous by any stretch of the imagination, but the prolonged expansion has pushed the number of jobs in the Buffalo Niagara region to an all-time high and driven the …

A man from Vancouver, Wash., who was acting as his group's "designated driver" was charged with DWI after a traffic stop in the City of Tonawanda around 4:45 a.m. Saturday, police said. Christian R. Leal, 22,  told Tonawanda police he had "only two beers" in Buffalo before getting behind the wheel as the group's designated driver.  He was pulled over on Main Street …

A City of Tonawanda man faces a felony count of endangering the welfare of an incompetent person after police said he failed to call 911 when he found a 24-year-old woman unconscious and barely breathing in a Grove Street apartment Friday evening after an apparent drug overdose. Tonawanda police said Juan C. Reyes, 53,  who said he lives at the Grove Street apartment …

Paul R. Hulub remembers the plans he made with two buddies after they received their draft notices for service in World War II. "I'd heard so many good things about the Marines that I convinced my two friends that we would all join the Marines," the 91-year-old Hulub said in recalling how the trio took the train from North Andover, Mass., to the Boston Navy Yard. "…

Every athlete has a dream school. Michaila Raby’s no different in that sense. She just competes in a sport not usually associated with high school athletics. Basketball players may envision themselves playing at Syracuse, or volleyball players at Penn State. But what about cowgirls? Michaila has her mind set on earning a rodeo scholarship to Montana State Uni…

After several sessions before a court-appointed mediator, battling law partners Ross M. Cellino Jr. and Steven E. Barnes have made no progress toward patching up their differences, sources on both sides of the case told The Buffalo News. Attorneys for Cellino and Barnes were scheduled to appear in court Monday to give a progress report to State Supreme Court Justice De…

Several private colleges and universities in Western New York won't participate in a new state financial aid program that includes some of the same controversial strings attached to the free-tuition program for the public SUNY campuses. Daemen College, Medaille College, D'Youville College and St. Bonaventure University have informed the Higher Education Services Corp., …

Since he was elected to the Buffalo School Board, Carl P. Paladino has cultivated more enemies than friends. Now, he's using those foes' attempts to have him removed from office as a platform to air his grievances about the Buffalo schools, essentially shifting the spotlight off of himself and onto the many problems he's criticized since he was first elected. That ma…

A Niagara Falls man was stopped by State Police at 9:56 a.m. Saturday on Tuscarora Road in the Town of Niagara and charged with drunken driving. Troopers said someone called 911 to report a possible intoxicated driver. Police stopped the suspect, Ruben Flores, 50, and he was taken into custody. A breath test revealed a blood alcohol level of 0.28 percent, which three an…

A cast iron sign that touts "Birthplace of the Grain Elevator" was reported stolen to the Buffalo Police Department on Saturday by Industrial Heritage Committee President Lorraine Pierro. The heavy, metal sign was taken off a concrete post located near lamp post No. 7 on Erie Street. Pierro said it wasn't certain exactly when the sign was taken, but the Buffalo Histo…

Instead of risking hypothermia in April, Buffalo’s Burmese community waits until it is shorts-and-sandals weather to get wet. Hundreds of people attended the annual Buffalo Myanmar Water Festival on Saturday, celebrating the Burmese New Year, which occurred in mid-April. In Burmese culture, water is sacred. On a day-to-day basis, it sustains life; on their New Year, i…

Dec. 20, 1937 – June 18, 2017 Whether it was working as an office boy for the Butler family or serving customers as a district manager, Donald J. McPhee Sr. was always proud of what he did for a living. Proud enough to spend 46 years doing it at The Buffalo News. Mr. McPhee, a longtime district manager, died Sunday at his home in Alden. He was 79. Born and ra…