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One bloody scrape trailed from her left eye to the corner of her mouth, where it met a wide bruise on her chin. More blood-red patches marred her nose, forehead and the skin between her eyes. Bobbie L. Mael of Lockport says in legal papers that her arms and legs were bruised, too, and she suffered a concussion when an Erie County Sheriff's deputy threw her face first on…

A Niagara Falls man driving a high-performance go-kart on the 1900 block of Buffalo Avenue in Niagara Falls died Saturday after being hit by a Chevrolet Volt at around 2:45 p.m. According to the Niagara Falls Police Department, the go-kart driver – after just having new equipment installed on his machine at a near-by auto shop – was westbound on the roadway when the…

A 46-year-old man was severely injured Saturday in a hit-and-run in a Main Street parking lot, according to Buffalo Police. Accident investigators say a woman was backing her vehicle out of a parking spot in the 2500 block of Main Street at 12:30 p.m. when she struck a man who was behind the vehicle. The unidentified man was transported to Erie County Medical Center …

WASHINGTON – The Families of Continental Flight 3407 appear to be winning their latest battle to preserve the aviation safety measures they pushed into law seven years ago. They did it, in part, by enlisting the help of the two pilots from "Miracle on the Hudson" – and by relying on the strong support of New York's two U.S. senators, both Democrats. The latest ba…

A Buffalo man was arrested Friday night in connection to a shooting last month on Burgard Place. No injuries were reported. Andre Jones, 33, of Fairfield Avenue, was charged with felony assault at 8:55 p.m. Friday. He allegedly walked up the driveway of a home in the 20 block of Burgard Place on June 29, while armed with a handgun and pointed the gun at the victim. A…

Dec. 7, 1919 – July 15, 2017 Carlyn M. Sanes was a pilot, a nurse and a speech therapist. She also fought for desegregation of the Buffalo public schools. She died July 15 after a short illness while living with family in Boston. She was 97. The former Carlyn Belasco was born in Philadelphia and raised in Buffalo, where she graduated from Lafayette High School i…

A worker at Petey's Pizzaria on Forest Avenue was charged with forgery after allegedly stealing a check from the business and making it out to herself. Patti S. Platt, 50, of Rapin Place is accused of cashing the check for an unnamed sum at Bank of America on Bailey Avenue in Buffalo. Upon searching Platt, police also reported finding a black Taser in her purse. Plat…

Buffalo police charged a Buffalo man with driving while intoxicated in connection with a hit-and-run incident in May that left the victim with a broken wrist and leg. Troy Kaderback, 23, of Hertel Avenue is accused of being intoxicated when he struck Willie Bell, 38, of Blaine Avenue, just after midnight on May 13 and then fleeing the scene, according to a police report…

The City of Niagara Falls' NFC Development Corp. has approved $100,000 grants to a national pharmaceutical sales company and a locally owned Dairy Queen. KeySource USA, a pharmaceutical distributor, will move its national headquarters from Cincinnati to Niagara Falls through a $426,000 renovation of space in the Power City Building on Old Falls Street, NFC Executive Di…

A Northwest Bank teller told Buffalo police that a man scammed her out of $1,200 Friday while exchanging money and asked for Euros. The man entered the Lafayette Avenue bank with $2,800 in $100 bills and requested to exchange them for $20 bills. The teller gave the man the $2,800 in $20 bills. The man pocketed $1,200 and requested $2,800 worth of Euros instead. When …

Just days after one of three damaging tornados put the Hamburg Fairgrounds directly in its sights, Erie County Fair organizers are now cleaning up the considerable damage, but they are also taking some time to celebrate the area's resilience. A T-shirt which proclaims "I survived Fairnado" is being promoted on the Erie County Fair's Facebook page. "Thank-you again fo…

Three teens are accused of breaking into a Cricket Wireless store at 2483 Bailey Ave., Buffalo police reported. Police responded to a burglary-in-progress call at 4 a.m. Wednesday and reported finding a damaged door and window. After reviewing the store's security video and obtaining a description of three suspects, police went to a home on Gerald Avenue where they f…

A Buffalo woman told police that her 15-year-old daughter was raped Friday night by a man known to the family only as Greg, according to a police report. The man provided the girl with narcotics and alcohol, forced her into a bed and forced himself on her over the teen's protests, according to a police report. A rape kit was completed at Erie County Medical Center an…

Local health insurance executive Art Wingerter is branching out into economic development. Wingerter, the president of Univera Healthcare, last month was named chairman of Invest Buffalo Niagara, the local economic development and marketing group. Wingerter replaces Randall Clark, the local Dunn Tire executive who has been involved with Invest Buffalo Niagara since i…

A New York Alert to "shelter in place" was lifted at 11:20 a.m. for Lewiston residents in the area of Garlow, Stolz, Kline, and Laurel roads and Donna Drive. New York State police had responded to a a barricaded suicidal subject on Garlow Road and were able to take him into custody without incident, according to State Police spokesperson Trooper James O'Callahan. Sta…