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Two-thirds of the students in the Buffalo Public Schools are either black or Latino, while 87 percent of their teachers are white. Four out of 10 students in Niagara Falls are black or Latino, while 93 percent of their teachers are white. And at Cleveland Hill, 37 percent of students are black or Latino, while there is one African-American teacher. In fact, a th…

A Buffalo startup that helps doctors participate in clinical trials and offer the studies to patients announced a partnership Tuesday that it said would create the largest clinical research site network in the nation. Circuit Clinical said it would partner with ePatientFinder, a leader in using digital technology to identify patients who might benefit from investigati…

The Buffalo Central Terminal has been named to the 2018 World Monuments Watch list, one of just 25 cultural heritage sites around the world that the private nonprofit group  has chosen to highlight. "The brick and limestone building complex was designed by the firm of Fellheimer and Wagner, specialists in railroad architecture who were responsible for many successful …

Vice President Pence is scheduled to arrive in Buffalo a little before noon today for two events: a meeting with business executives and “New York families” for a discussion on tax reform and also for a fundraiser for Rep. Chris Collins of Clarence. He's also expected to visit Performance Advantage, a tool mounting company in Lancaster. Protesters are expected to d…

The search for missing Buffalo Police diver Craig E. Lehner resumed Tuesday morning. Officers searched until sundown Monday but found no trace of the 34-year-old police officer. "Everybody's tired. Everybody's stressed. But as I've said, we've got a job to do," Police Lt. Jeff Rinaldo said Monday. "... We have a responsibility to bring Craig home for his family and w…

The Lackawanna City Council OK'd $2.5 million in improvements to the city's downtown area. Among the improvements expected are: Stamped concrete crosswalks at Ridge Road and Electric Avenue and at Ridge and South Park Avenue. A mixed residential-commercial development at the site of the former St. Barbara's Church at 551 Ridge. The church located on a 1.3-acre…

Thieves stole $1,450 in gift cards and $2,800 worth of musical equipment from vehicles parked in driveways in separate incidents late Sunday or Monday in Buffalo, police reported. In the first case, the owner of a 2015 Toyota minivan said she had left a small purse inside the vehicle while it was parked on Carlyle Avenue, off Abbott Road in South Buffalo. The van was lo…

A Buffalo man was driving drunk when he crashed his vehicle into a porch and tried to flee into the house next door, according to Buffalo police. Kevin M. Garner, 36, of East Utica Street, was driving at about 4:45 a.m. Sunday on Grider Street, near Erie County Medical Center, when he left the road and smashed into a side porch at 305 Grider. When officers responded, a …

The overnight parking ban in the Town of Tonawanda begins Nov. 1. Winter parking on all streets in the town will be prohibited between 2 and 6 a.m. until April 1, town police said. Parking tickets will be issued beginning Nov. 1, police said. Police also reminded residents that town code prohibits parking motor vehicles or trailers on the landscaped portion of any fr…

Young professionals love Buffalo Niagara, but some are afraid they won't be as successful here as they could be elsewhere. That's according to a survey released Monday by the Buffalo Niagara Partnership and its young professional program, BN360. With the local population of young professionals projected to trend downward, the group is focused on helping its members rec…

Niagara Parks Police in Ontario said Monday they have not as of this time charged the mother of a 10-year-old boy who was badly injured when he fell about 80 feet off a railing into the gorge near the base of the Horseshoe Falls over the weekend as she was taking a picture of him. Police said they had no update on the boy's condition from McMaster Children's Hospital in…

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin, born on this date in 1930, “Don’t trust a brilliant idea unless it survives the hangover.” . . . LICKIN’ GOOD – St. James United Methodist Church, 4661 Porter Road, Niagara Falls, will host a Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Dinners are $10, drive-through only. Call 297-6421…

Classes have been canceled on Tuesday in Clemens Hall on the University at Buffalo's North Campus due to flooding caused by a broken valve in a water line, the university has announced. Floors one through four of the building will be closed as well, while floors five through eight will be open Tuesday and have water access. The upper floors were unaffected by the flo…

A proposed increase of 12 percent in West Seneca's property taxes didn't sit well Monday night with a capacity crowd of more than 150 residents that filled Council Chambers. With a line of at least 60 residents standing in line outside Town Hall waiting to get in, the Town Board got an earful from residents upset about the tentative 2018 town budget of $40.2 million. …