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The Buffalo News will provide live coverage today of Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Buffalo to talk about proposed tax cuts and to help Rep. Chris Collins raise campaign funds. Beginning around 11 a.m., Buffalo News reporters Maki Becker and Robert McCarthy, as well as photographer Derek Gee, will provide live coverage of Pence's stop at the Buffalo Niagara Intern…

Five kittens died Monday from a contagious feline virus in the SPCA of Niagara shelter - even though they had been vaccinated four times against the disease, according to Executive Director Amy L. Lewis. The kittens had been in the shelter for about six weeks. They died of feline panleukopenia. "They were vaccinated and should have had immunity, but they didn't," Lew…

Rep. Chris Collins, the Clarence Republican facing an ethics investigation stemming from his involvement in a struggling Australian biotech firm, spent more money on lawyers in the past three months than he raised for his re-election campaign. But Collins is likely to get a substantial fundraising boost today, as Vice President Pence travels to Buffalo for a fundraiser…

Hamburg police and firefighters pulled an unresponsive 62-year-old man from his vehicle after it went off the road and deep into a pond late Monday. The victim was taken by Mercy Flight to the Erie County Medical Center, where he remained in critical condition Tuesday morning in the intensive care unit. A police report and Hamburg police officials described a harrowi…

Performance Advantage, located on Central Avenue in the Village of Lancaster, will play host to Vice President Pence on one of his stops in the Buffalo area on Tuesday. The company makes and markets tool mounting brackets, primarily for firefighting vehicles. Richard Young founded the business in 1992. The company's other customers include law enforcement, the mili…

Oct. 17, 1965 – The Bills entered the day with a 4-1 record, set to take on the Chiefs at Kansas City Municipal Stadium. This contest, unlike the other nostalgic game pieces I have written, such as their 38-31 victory over the Baltimore Colts on Oct. 12, 1975, did not feature a dominant, high-powered offense. Instead, it was emphasized by a strong, gritty defensive pe…

A family night out with a Halloween costume giveaway and cooking demonstrations will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, at Catholic Charities of Buffalo, 75 Caldwell Place in Lackawanna. More than 30 providers including BlueCross BlueShield, Journey’s End Refugee Services, Child Care Resource Network, Best Self, YourCare Health Plan, Erie County Department of…

A free electronics recycling event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, in the parking lot of Erie 1 BOCES, 355 Harlem Road, West Seneca. “Televisions, computers and other electronics contain materials that are not safe to put in a landfill and under state law it is illegal to put these items out to the curb with your regular trash,” said state…

The Rotary Club of Hamburg has begun collecting monetary donations to provide needy youths with new warm winter clothing as part of this year's Warm the Children initiative. Schools, churches and human service agencies identify families in need of assistance from Hamburg, Angola, Blasdell, Brant, Derby, Eden, Evans, Lake View and North Collins. Those parents will shop a…

You never know when a little Buffalove will come in handy, even when you’re about 200 miles from the City of Good Neighbors. Apparently, it got Kate Goss out of a jam. Goss, who grew up in the Town of Tonawanda and graduated from Kenmore West High School, now lives in the Cleveland area. At a recent traffic stop out there, a police officer decided to go easy on her…

Two Canadian men were charged with trafficking minors following an investigation by the Niagara Regional Police Service into two underage girls involved in the sex trade who were being housed at a hotel in Niagara Falls, Ont. Authorities received a tip about the girls on Saturday, the police service said Tuesday. Jerdaine Foster, 24, and Shamaree Salmon, 23, both of …

University at Buffalo faculty are considering a vote to publicly censure a university administrator for alleged unfair treatment of an assistant professor whose contract wasn't renewed in 2016. Members of the university's Faculty Senate were scheduled Tuesday to discuss a formal censure of Robert G. Shibley, dean of the School of Architecture and Planning. The censur…