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NIAGARA FALLS – An argument over a broken video game controller led to a Saturday morning fistfight that left one woman injured and another in jail. A 33-year-old Niagara Falls Boulevard woman told police that she went to a home in the 400 block of 27th Street just after 2 a.m., where several people were hanging out. An argument erupted over the broken controller, and…

State Police were reconstructing what happened in Pembroke at around 8:40 p.m. Saturday, when a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in the westbound lanes of the Thruway. The New York State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit was on the scene and is investigating. No information has been released about the victim or the driver. http://buffalonews.com/2017/09/23/thruw…

A 24-year-old man is believed to have been the victim of an overnight drive-by shooting near East Lovejoy and Ideal streets Sunday. The man was treated and released from Erie County Medical Center.  An investigation is underway into the shooting, which occurred just before 3:30 a.m. Anyone with information is asked to call or text the Confidential TIP-CALL Line at …

Several members of the Buffalo Bills participated in a silent form of protest during the playing of the national anthem prior to Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos at New Era Field. After coming out of the tunnel together as a team, the Bills gathered on the field before the anthem was performed by Abby Anderson. Running back LeSean McCoy alternated between sittin…

A year ago this week, I wrote a column about Colin Kaepernick and speculated on whether any Bills might protest during the anthem that week. “I think by the end of the season, every team will be doing it,” said former Bills defensive tackle Corbin Bryant. No Bill made any overtly political gestures that week, or later in the season. The issue faded as the year we…

A marker to commemorate Gold Star families was unveiled Sunday at Buffalo Naval Park across from The USS Sullivans. The marker honors families whose loved ones died serving in the military and was erected on National American Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day. "There's no better place in Western New York to have it than the Naval Park's Memorial Garden,  because ever…

A storeroom in the EXPO Market, an array of five restaurants located at the Market Arcade complex at 617 Main St., suffered minor damage Sunday after a single-alarm fire broke out shortly before 9 a.m. The manager for Mercato and the catering chef for Osteria were on the premises and notified the Buffalo Fire Department after first hearing the fire alarm and then seeing…

Summer is working overtime in Buffalo. For the ninth day in a row Sunday — and 11th day of the last 13 days — the mercury has soared to at least 80 degrees. At 4 p.m. Sunday, it hit a record-breaking 90 degrees. It was the first September day to reach the mark since Sept. 3, 2012 and the warmest day this late in the season since a 90-degree reading on Sept. 2…

Robert J. Freeman, executive director of the New York Committee on Open Government, will explain the state's "open government" laws and answer questions in a public forum from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Buffalo History Museum on Nottingham Terrace, just east of Elmwood Avenue at Route 198. Freeman will discuss the legal requirements for obtaining information unde…

As an instructor of English 105: Writing & Rhetoric, Nicole L. Lowman teaches undergraduate students college-level writing and critical thinking skills. Thousands of University at Buffalo freshmen each year are required to take the four-credit introductory course, which is taught by dozens of graduate students like Lowman. Those who do well in the course tend to gra…

The Buffalo Bills (1-1) kick off against the Denver Broncos (2-0) at 1 p.m. at New Era Field. Follow along for live updates from our team. https://twitter.com/TheBuffaloNews/lists/bn-blitz-staff Stay with BNblitz.com for everything you could want to know about the Buffalo Bills.

ALBANY – The feverish anticipation over Amazon’s search for a new second headquarters that could bring as many as 50,000 new jobs has spread across North America, including New York State. That has left the Cuomo administration in a peculiar place: unable to name a favorite candidate. Will it be New York City? Or could it be Buffalo? What about Westchester Count…

The Western New York Women's Foundation is hosting a discussion Monday on the power of gender differences in the workplace. The discussion, based on the neuroscience research of Barbara Annis, is free and open to the public. The discussion will take place at 4:30 p.m. and again at 6:15 p.m. at the Alliance Advisory office at 600 Delaware Ave. The goal of this event i…

ULYSSES, Pa. – A roughneck rappels down a wire after setting in place another 90-foot section of pipe on a rig that will drill a hole about four miles into the earth. The 150-foot-tall rig chugs along in a rhythmic hum, boring at a relatively slow pace of 33 feet per hour as the bit hits tougher rock. In the coming days, drilling will slowly turn from vertical to hori…

FBI agents have sent out subpoenas in an investigation of deals involving Buffalo's fastest-growing apartment owner, Robert C. Morgan. Morgan's companies, with corporate headquarters in suburban Rochester, have been buying up apartment complexes here for more than a decade and now own, co-own or manage 3,500 local units. Morgan is part of the team redeveloping the forme…