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Just one day after transit officials approved a new 10-year lease for New York Trailways at Buffalo’s downtown bus station, the bus company’s president says he can’t wait to bolt for the new bus/rail facility planned in the Exchange Street area. Trailways will join Amtrak as soon as possible at the new station recommended for the Exchange Street areas, said Eugene…

The American Red Cross on Sunday received a $25,000 donation from restaurateur Russell J. Salvatore to support transportation of donated blood to Western New York hospitals. In 2016, 62 Red Cross volunteers made more than 1,800 trips in Blood Services vehicles. They logged over 214,000 miles delivering blood to area hospitals and transporting just-donated blood to be …

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for northwestern Cattaraugus County, southwestern Erie County and northeastern Chautauqua County until 7 p.m. At 6:11 p.m. a severe thunderstorm was located near Fredonia, moving northeast at 20 mph, the Weather Service said. Potential hazards include 60 mph wind gusts and half-dollar si…

The parents of an 11-year-old boy are looking into their legal options after he reportedly was "thrown off'' his school bus Thursday afternoon after an altercation with a bus aide, who says the boy assaulted her. The boy, a student at the Niagara Street Elementary School, and his younger brother were removed from the bus at Portage Road and Niagara Street, according to pol…

From a distance Friday, you could see the two of them, solitary figures searching the ground in a green plot at Forest Lawn Cemetery. They were in a section filled with rows upon rows of identical veterans’ graves near the Main Street fence – a place where a single tombstone can seem as hard to find as a grain of sand. Grover Coleman Jr. kept one arm around the shou…

Nicholas C. Simon, 19, of South Haven, Mich., was arrested by Buffalo Police at the Peace Bridge Saturday night on weapons and drug charges. Simon was detained about 11:55 p.m. by border security officers while attempting to travel into Canada after the officers reported finding 91 rifle rounds, an empty AR-15 magazine, about 22 grams of marijuana, some hash and five M…

Kyle Wallum, 25, of West Seneca, was arrested at his home Saturday night and turned over to the Orchard Park Police for allegedly claiming there was a bomb in the Union Road pizzeria where he worked. The bomb threat was reported to police by a manager of the Little Caesars Pizza on Union Road about 7:43 p.m. Saturday and the Erie County Sheriff's Bomb Squad was quickly …

Serina A. Wolfe, 22, of Buffalo, was arrested on felony charges by City of Tonawanda police early Sunday morning for allegedly stealing the wallet of a man she had just met at a Main Street bar there. Wolfe was found by officers several blocks from the bar about 4 a.m., shortly after the victim called police. He said she had apparently stolen his wallet containing cash …

Frank Schupp, 46, was taken into custody by Town of Lancaster police at his Harmony Lane home in Cheektowaga a short time after he allegedly staged an armed robbery at the Tops Express convenience store at 6363 Transit Road at 6:45 p.m. Saturday. Based on information provided by witnesses and the license plate number of the car used by the robber – who wore pantyhose …

A dryer fire caused $2,000 in damage early Sunday afternoon to a home in the Old First Ward, Buffalo fire officials said. Firefighters were called to the 2½ story home at 54 South St., at the corner of Tennessee Street, just before 1 p.m. for a report of fire on the first floor, officials said. The fire began in a clothes dryer and spread before the blaze was exting…

A Highgate Avenue man in his mid-30s is being sought by Buffalo police for allegedly violently punching a 17-year-old Cheektowaga girl during an after-school program at St. Mary's School for the Deaf, at 2257 Main St., officials reported Saturday. The girl's mother just told police about the incident that allegedly happened at the school a month ago. She said the man re…

A man is in custody following a domestic incident that turned into a standoff with police Sunday morning at a home in South Buffalo, authorities said. South District officers were called about 10 a.m. to the first block of Duerstein Street for a report of a man physically assaulting his girlfriend, police spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge said. At some point the man ba…

A black man and a white woman, both in their 20s and wearing black hoodies, are suspects in a knifepoint robbery that happened early Saturday, according to Buffalo police. A driver told officers that, when he gave the couple a lift, they used a knife to force him to pull over on Delaware Avenue near Allen Street about 12:20 a.m. Saturday. The man said they both punched…

Buffalo police were looking Saturday for a man and a woman who allegedly mugged a man and stole his wallet during an early morning incident on Richmond Avenue. The victim claimed he was mugged on Richmond near North Street at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday by a thin-built black man standing about 6 feet tall and an overweight black woman standing about 5 feet, 6 inches tal…

The theft of nearly $3,000 in computer and video game devices and cash from a home on Niagara Falls Boulevard near Kenmore Avenue remained under investigation by Buffalo police Saturday night. The home owner reported that someone broke the front window of his home to enter before early Friday evening. He said he had no idea how many people took part in the burglary, bu…

A pot of $1 million is waiting to be spent on good ideas to fight the local opioid epidemic. But if you have a good idea, you'd better move faster than normal. When it comes to addressing a public health crisis killing Erie County residents at a rate of more than one a day, decision makers holding the purse strings have been torn between the need for speed and the ne…