The Buffalo area will see a few snow flurries without accumulation on Saturday, but it is a different story in the Southern Tier. Areas from the far southern end of Erie County, around Springville, into most of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus and even Allegany counties should expect another four to seven inches,  said Jon Hitchcock, a meteorologist with the National Weather…

A man was  shot in the leg early Saturday on the East Side, Buffalo police reported. The man was involved in a dispute with another man shortly after midnight in front of a home on Sprenger Street, when the other man shot the victim, Buffalo police said. The victim was taken to Erie County Medical Center for treatment. Police officer not other information about t…

WASHINGTON -- Congress late Friday finalized legislation that will help school districts across New York and the rest of the country to test their drinking water for potential lead contamination. The bill's chief sponsor, Sen. Charles E. Schumer, said the bill was included in the Water Resources Development Act that both houses of Congress passed and that President Bara…

WASHINGTON -- Congress has given its final approval to legislation intended to cut congestion on the Peace Bridge by allowing U.S. officials to inspect truck cargo at the larger inspection plaza on the Canadian side in Fort Erie. By voice vote, the Senate Friday  approved the Promoting Travel, Commerce and National Security Act of 2016, which would allow U.S. Customs a…

Two teenagers robbed a man at gunpoint, taking $1,700, but were later arrested Friday night, Bufflao police reporter. Police charged Calvin Williams IV, 17, and Eliana L. Guarina, 18. The victim claimed Williams pointed a gun at him at East Delavan Avenue and Bailey Avenue and forced him to withdraw cash from an ATM. Police said Williams then took the cash and forced…

A 21-year-old woman was charged with driving while intoxicated and possession of crack cocaine following a one-vehicle accident late Friday in the Black Rock/Riverside neighborhood. Samantha D. Oriani was driving an unregistered green Chevrolet pickup truck, with no license plates, when it  struck a fire hydrant on Niagara Street between Hertel Avenue and Ontario Stree…

'Tis the season for deception, fakery and fraud. Whether it's online or at your corner store, there's no shortage of illegitimate retailers trying to reach into your wallet and fool you this holiday season. The goods they're selling range from high-priced watches and sunglasses to designer clothes and footwear, and they are always cheaper, often considerably cheaper,…

A resident reported burglars stole about $3,000 worth of electronics and other items from a home on the 100 block of Parkside Avenue this week, Buffalo Police said. The resident said the house was burglarized sometime between Wednesday night and Friday morning. An air conditioning unit was removed from a rear window, allowing the thieves to enter the house. Police sa…

Four men using what are believed to be  cloned credit cards obtained goods worth up to $1,200 last month at the Wegmans' store at 601 Amherst St., Buffalo Police said. The thieves men used several credit cards to fraudulently acquire gift cards and other items. Wegmans reported the incidents occurred in mid November.  …

BURT -- For more than 30 years, Denise Noble has been distributing donated toys, winter clothing and Christmas trees with all of the trimmings to needy families throughout rural Niagara County. She is making her plea for donations again this holiday season, but, she said she is doing so with greater urgency because she has recently been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a di…

Gotta be the shoes Napoleon “Polo” Kerber has a big meeting later this month – with LeBron James. Kerber, co-owner of Fabes Sole High in Buffalo, will talk to the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar about creating a pair of custom basketball shoes, which is Fabes’ specialty. The ideas are already flowing. People close to LeBron have mentioned possibly a design r…

This is not going to be a record-breaking cold December, but my confidence remains high that much of the time between now and Christmas, and at least a little beyond Christmas, temperatures will be running below-average for this time of the year, and well below-average later next week. That again reinforces my confidence that most or all of Western New York will have at le…

YOUNGSTOWN -- Volunteers will gather next week to pick up, sort, wrap and deliver food and presents to the needy in Youngstown and Porter as part of the annual Youngstown Community Christmas Baskets effort. Boy Scout Troop 829 and Cub Scout Pack 829 of Youngstown and their families will go door-to-door at dinnertime Tuesday, Dec. 13 to pick up bags of canned goods and o…