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PHOENIX — A year ago, the NFL was making a strong push for the Buffalo Bills to build a new stadium. The league's position appears to have softened greatly since then. According to a high-ranking NFL source, the league now believes that Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula are doing the right thing by taking their time before committing to a move from New Era…

A dense fog advisory is in effect for Buffalo and northern Erie County through 8 p.m. today. The advisory is for areas near Lake Erie. 235PM: Dense Fog Advisory now until 8 PM. Motorists are advised to use caution and slow down. #Bufwx #peasoup pic.twitter.com/9mLPqq2HFn — NWS Buffalo (@NWSBUFFALO) March 27, 2017 Visibility is expected to be down to a quarter…

Flags will be flown at half-staff at all New York State buildings Tuesday in honor of U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alexandria Mae Morrow, who died in Southwest Asia Wednesday in a non-combat incident. Morrow was 25 and grew up in Dansville in Livingston County, near Rochester. She was the mother of two young children, according to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. …

NIAGARA FALLS - Glenn G. Bartlett of Niagara Falls will be paid $500,000 to settle his lawsuit against the City of Niagara Falls. He was hurt two years ago in a crash between a police car and a pickup truck. The City Council approved the payout last week, after State Supreme Court Justice Mark A. Montour ruled the police officer was entirely at fault. A trial woul…

LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls man who fought his roommate over missing food faces up to seven years in prison after pleading guilty Monday in Niagara County Court. The victim, Dennis McGuire, 52, was left with "significant brain trauma," Niagara County Assistant District Attorney Doreen M. Hoffmann told Judge Matthew J. Murphy III. Murphy scheduled sentencing May 16 f…

Thomas J. Hook, the Integer Holdings Corp. CEO who moved the former Greatbatch Ltd.'s headquarters from Clarence to Texas, has resigned as the medical products manufacturer's president and CEO. Hook's resignation after 11 years as Integer's CEO and 13 years after he joined the company caused the company's stock to tumble by 6 percent, or $2.62, to $38.08 per share, in l…

WASHINGTON — The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee this week will target Rep. Chris Collins, a prominent supporter of both President Trump and the failed Republican health care bill, with the group's first web ad of the 2018 campaign season. Collins, R-Clarence, represents New York's 27th district, a reliably Republican stretch of suburbs and countryside be…

Two former Buffalo Athletic Club locations in the suburbs that had been acquired and then closed by L.A. Fitness have now been sold to Benderson Development Co. Benderson, through Undev LLC, paid $1.45 million to buy the two club buildings at 4687 Transit Rd. in Clarence and 1185 Niagara Falls Blvd. in Amherst from Fitness International LLC. Both were formerly BAC locat…

As work continues to transform a former Niagara Street warehouse into the Crescendo Lofts, owner Angelo Natale is taking aim at his next redevelopment project – directly across the street. Natale Development, through 1485 Niagara LLC, paid $599,000 on Friday to acquire the former Aldrich & Ray Manufacturing Company building from Bowmart Niagara LLC. Specific …

Year in and year out, they arrive by the hundreds, refugees hoping Buffalo will be their gateway to the American dream. Last year alone, the number of new arrivals rose to more than 1,800 across the region. This year, though, expect about half that number. Immigration advocates say President Trump's downsizing of the nation's resettlement program is almost certain…

Police are seeking the public's helping in locating a Buffalo woman last seen on the city's West Side on March 15. Alicia Rivas, 47, was last seen wearing a denim Nike jacket and blue skinny jeans. Police described her as having brown eyes and orange-reddish colored hair. A flier about her disappearance said she has a tattoo on her left shoulder blade that says "…

The people who shape Great Lakes policy are in Buffalo Tuesday and they want to hear from you. Do you fish Lake Ontario? Swim at Woodlawn Beach State Park? Boat out of the Small Boat Harbor, Sturgeon Point or Barcelona? Now's your chance to speak up. Restoring the Great Lakes and tackling the environmental challenges facing them will be discussed at a public meeti…

Twenty-five architects have signed a letter backing the Central Terminal as the site for a new Buffalo train station. At a time when other cities go to great lengths to create a sense of "authenticity," Buffalo has the real thing with the Central Terminal and ought to capitalize on it, the architects said in their letter to the Buffalo train station site selection commi…

Lackawanna Mayor Geoffrey Szymanski went beyond city limits in his appointments for development director and city comptroller. Drew Shapiro of Amherst was named director of development, filling the vacancy created when Szymanski fired Fred K. Heinle earlier this month. Shapiro's appointment was effective Thursday. Carolyn Nicometo of Orchard Park, a certified public …