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State police arrested a Jamestown man for aggravated drunk driving after he was spotted driving erractically with two children in the car in southern Chautauqua County. Jason Green, 37, was stopped on Buffalo Street Extension in Jamestown after officers, responding to a complaint, observed his behavior firsthand. Green failed several field sobriety tests and was taken …

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A Jamestown man was shot in the abdomen during a home invasion and robbery Saturday night. Jamestown police, responding to reports of shots fired at 533 E. 5th St., found that two males reportedly entered the home, robbed the occupants and shot the man before fleeing. The perpetrators wore dark-colored hooded sweatshirts. The incident occurred at about 8:10 p.m. …

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Cattaraugus County sheriff's deputies arrested an East Otto man for drunk-driving after a minor crash Friday morning that caused property damage in the town. Police charged Nathanial V. Lincoln, 39, with DWI, moving from a lane unsafely and refusing to take a breath test after the incident on Reed Hill Road at about 4:46 a.m. Lincoln's car had apparently gone off the r…

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A one-car crash in the Town of Salamanca late Saturday night resulted in the death of a passenger, who was ejected from the vehicle after it struck a tree. Details were still sketchy Sunday morning, but the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office reported that the unidentified driver on Old Route 17 crossed the center line and went off the road. The force of the impact wi…

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A 17-year-old Buffalo girl and her boyfriend have been charged with second-degree murder in the death of the girl's 58-year-old father Friday night in their home. Alexandria Heath and Romaine Jirdon, 19, also of Buffalo, are accused of beating and stabbing Thomas Heath around 9:30 p.m. in their  West Ferry Street home, District Attorney John J. Flynn announced Sund…

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The total number of international students at colleges and universities in the U.S. grew to a record 1.08 million in 2016-17, including 7,252 international students at the University at Buffalo. But data reported last week by the Institute of International Education also showed that the number of new international students – those enrolled at a U.S. institution for the …

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ALBANY – The Buffalo  woman who recently told her story of being sexually harassed by Sam Hoyt, a former state lawmaker and top economic adviser to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, has filed a federal lawsuit against Hoyt for engaging in a “pattern of committing sexual harassment, assault, discrimination and retaliation” against her. Lisa Marie Cater, who previously talked to …

Saluting Our War Heroes

As a youngster, Ronald Peoples stocked shelves at his family's East Side grocery store at Peckham and Monroe streets, but he also found time for sports. Raised across the street from Willert Park playground, he often joined in games of football on a gravel coated field – talk about a gridiron – and played basketball on the courts. He learned the games from "the o…

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The Niagara Falls Water Board's proposed $42 million budget would quadruple spending on repairs and upgrades to its wastewater treatment plant. "Until we have a Christmas miracle and get a new plant, we have to repair the one that's there," said Board Member Gretchen M. Leffler. The proposed 2018 budget calls for $1.6 million in capital projects for sewers, compared …

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A small rate increase for residential customers next year coupled with a more substantial hike for commercial customers will fulfill a three-year plan to equalize rates and repair infrastructure, Erie County Water Authority officials say. Next year’s 1.9 percent increase for residential customers stems from water consultants’ previous recommendations that larger use…

About $4,000 in materials were reported stolen from an automotive shop in the 200 block of Fillmore Avenue early Friday. Buffalo police said one or more burglars broke in through a side office and window and stole: 12 converters, a welder, a Stanley booster box, four car batteries and various tools. The thieves also targeted two vehicles in the shop, stealing a repor…

Two University Heights residents reported the theft of $1,580 worth of possessions from their residence. The two men told Buffalo police said someone entered their residence in the 100 block of Merrimac Street through an unlocked door Friday night and stole a PlayStation 3, Wii game system, a computer tablet, a Dell laptop and two Xbox consoles, among other items. &n…

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It almost happened here. Last Tuesday afternoon, a lone gunman approached a Dollar General store in Cheektowaga. He wore an armored vest and camouflage and fired 20 rounds from an AR-15. This story – or at least variations of it – has been told far too often across America in recent years. Mass shootings have shaken our country. This week, it nearly shook us…

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Victor Pacheco planted, trimmed and harvested the grapes and raspberries at the Diller-Raby farm in Lewiston for more than two decades. Over time, he became foreman, moved into the rent-free trailer near the main house, got married and became a fixture in the community. He was a welcome addition to the Raby family. But on a warm afternoon last month, Pacheco found hi…

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Airline service between Buffalo and Albany ended more than seven years ago, and since then travelers to the state capital have endured  long cross-state trip via the Thruway or Amtrak. That may be about to change. OneJet Airlines says it is weighing the possibility of restoring air service between the two cities in the near future, confirming reports from three sour…