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There was a time when Buffalo Republicans at least fantasized about electing one of their own as mayor. Candidates such as Richard A. Grimm III and Kevin J. Helfer would raise money, campaign on the issues, and haunt the heavily favored Democratic candidates. But in a city where Democrats outnumber Republicans by more than 7 to 1, those days appear to be over. No Rep…

Emma Sipos' dad helped lay down a layer of stone for the ground. Logan, Irelin and Madison's grandmother donated $150 for a paver stone with the kids' names on it. Casey and Sydney Fata's parents helped them run a lemonade stand that raised $200. On Saturday, moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas and all the other people who volunteered their time and raised money …

My father told me the story only once, less than two years before he died. He was smoking a cigarette on the sidewalk, by a Dunkirk street where workers from the nearby steel plant flooded past each afternoon. This was more than 30 years ago. My mother was at the kitchen table inside our house, already staggered by the lung cancer that would take her life. That moment r…

A man and a woman were shot during "some type of dispute involving a large group of individuals" early Saturday morning at East Delavan and Jefferson avenues in Buffalo, police reported. The incident was reported just before 1:30 a.m. The victims, whose names were not released, are in their 20s, police said. They were taken to Erie County Medical Center with non-…

A Buffalo woman was charged with driving while intoxicated after her car crashed into a tree on Orchard Park Road at Union Road early Saturday morning, Orchard Park police said. Police were dispatched to investigate a report of a car hitting a tree at about 1:40 a.m. They found a small SUV with heavy front-end damage. Police "determined that the vehicle was traveling at…

Police are searching for the driver of an SUV that struck and killed a 60-year-old man as he was crossing Bailey Avenue at Lang Street at about 6:40 p.m. Friday. Investigators released a photo of the vehicle suspected to have been involved in the fatal hit and run. It was described as a newer model SUV with tinted windows. Police said the SUV "should have heavy front e…

WASHINGTON – To hear country-rock relic Charlie Daniels tell it, it's as if the devil went down to the Senate floor – in the form of Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer. "There's something sinister about seeing you bent over the lectern in the Senate Chamber, your countenance resembling what I would imagine Edgar Allen Poe's would look like reciting one of his…

We can’t accept that this happened. We can’t grasp why, either. We don't know when it’s going to happen next. But we do know it likely will. This is about the May 22 bombing in Manchester, England, that killed 22 people and injured dozens more as a crowd left an Ariana Grande concert. But this is also about the Orlando nightclub massacre. The Boston Marathon…

The Clean Air Coalition wants the state  to hold a meeting for Tonawanda residents to answer their questions and provide details concerning a plan for reprocessing waste at the Tonawanda Coke site. Earlier this month, the Department of Environmental Conservation proposed "an expedited cleanup"  on a part of Tonawanda Coke's site near the Niagara River where contaminan…

A federal grand jury has returned a six-count indictment against two Dunkirk men on various cocaine charges. Fred A. Santiago, 29, and Michael Pacheco, 27, were each charged with conspiracy to distribute and distribution of five or more kilograms of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine, and maintaining a drug premise. The charges car…

Two Niagara Falls residents have been indicted on cocaine distribution charges by a federal grand jury, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Raymond Hopson, 32, and Lindsay Carrier, 32, each was charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine base, possession with intent to distribute and distribution …

Men's ice hockey and baseball are the most likely sports programs at Erie Community College to be suspended or eliminated if college officials can't find additional funds to support the athletics department. Cutting the two sports would affect about 60 students but could save as much as $134,000. College trustees this week again rejected a proposal to increase the s…

The recent improvements on Ohio Street happened without any action involving a dilapidated complex on the corner of Chicago Street. That's about to change. Ellicott Development, which owns several properties in and around the former E.&B. Holmes Machine Company building, has reached an agreement to buy the brick structure and put in apartments, along with some re…