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After several sessions before a court-appointed mediator, battling law partners Ross M. Cellino Jr. and Stephen E. Barnes have made no progress toward patching up their differences, sources on both sides of the case told The Buffalo News. Attorneys for Cellino and Barnes were scheduled to appear in court Monday to give a progress report to State Supreme Court Justice D…

Erie County Youth Services will sponsor a free Summer Reading & Writing Camp. Dog Ears Bookstore, 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo, will host the camp. The first installment, for 7- and 8-year-olds, will run daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 24 to 28. Others will take place July 31 to Aug. 4 for those 9 to 11; and Aug. 14 to 18 for students ages 12 and 13. Camps a…

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – A 54-year-old man was airlifted to a Toronto area hospital with a serious head injury Sunday evening after he fell while hiking with his family in the Niagara Glen, 3050 Niagara Parkway, the Niagara Parks Police Service reports. Police said the man left the trail near the metal staircase access, climbed about 25 feet up the headwall and slipped,…

OLAF FUB SEZ: A thought from art historian Bernard Berenson, born on this date in 1865: “I wish I could stand on a busy street corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours.” . . . SUMMER HOME – Now that the summer season has started at Chautauqua Institution, Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History, Nature (C-SAAHN) founder Denn…

DARIEN CENTER – Zac Brown Band plucks songs from multiple sources for its concert playlists: its own extensive opus, Country-Western forebears, and rock and roll (classic as well as contemporary). Its lively Sunday night show at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center – two sets with a snappy, five-minute intermission – kept all fans on their toes as it swung from cou…

Police reportedly have lifted a shelter-in-place alert that had been in effect for more than two hours in the area around the 900 block of Pletcher Road in Lewiston. Authorities were searching for a man believed to be armed and dangerous. A suspect was taken into custody sometime after 8 p.m.

Josh Geartz had been slated to leave Iraq that September day in 2003 when the explosive hit. It blew his Humvee on its side, and after he helped his gunner, he crawled out the driver's seat to find the winch. Then he passed out. Eleven years later, Geartz would pass out again after downing a bottle's worth of pills. Years of battling blood clots, spinal and brain …

"The Gig Economy and the American Dream" will be the topic of a talk by Professor Louis Hyman of Cornell University starting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, 641 Delaware Ave. The talk will be free and open to the public. Hyman, who directs the Institute for Workplace Studies at Cornell, will discuss how the gig economy, in which workers ar…

Three men who live in the Hamlin Park neighborhood returned home to find a man inside their apartment with cologne and two watches belonging to one of them stuffed in his pockets, police said. The three confronted and held Lee Walker, 47, of no permanent address, until police arrived. The men told police that Walker might have entered through an unlocked front door. …

Sitting in his favorite blue easy chair, Monsignor Thomas F. Maloney looked around the small rectory office where he counseled hundreds of people as they dealt with some of the worst troubles of their lives. "They come to you with serious problems, and you do your best to help," said the 74-year-old priest, looking back on his long tenure as pastor of St. Amelia Church …

A North Buffalo man was accused of breaking into his ex-wife's home near LaSalle Park and striking her boyfriend in the face, then continuing his rampage outside by damaging the window and mirror of a parked car. Police said Miguel A. Febles, 33, of Lawn Avenue, broke into his ex-wife's home shortly before 1:30 a.m. Sunday and attacked a man he found there. Febles th…

An essay contest asking students in grades six through 12 to imagine the future of the Central Terminal is being sponsored by retired teacher and longtime journalist Eva M. Doyle. The contest asks students to share their suggestions for what should be done with the long-vacant terminal, including the question of what should happen to the people who live in the surroundi…

Buffalo police are seeking an intruder who spray-painted "I hate you" and an obscenity on the living room walls of a man's house before stealing a piece of music-production equipment valued at $1,500. The 42-year-old man, who lives in the Bailey-Walden avenues area, reported that the break-in and theft took place sometime between noon and 6 p.m. Saturday. The thie…

A brazen thief who used a tool stolen from a homeowner's locked backyard shed made off with cameras and a television from an East Side home Saturday, police said. The resident called police at 7 a.m. Saturday to report that an intruder had first broken the lock off her backyard shed and stolen hedge clippers, then used the tool to pry open a rear kitchen window to get i…

The deadline for applying for the $1,000 Carl R. Allen Memorial Scholarship for aspiring journalists is June 30. The scholarship is sponsored by the Buffalo Association of Black Journalists with support from The Buffalo News and the Buffalo Newspaper Guild. It is open to African-American high school seniors, as well as college freshmen, sophomores and juniors who ar…

A City of Tonawanda man who was seen driving with no lights on at 2:30 a.m. Sunday on Main Street in the city faces felony charges of driving while intoxicated and driving without a license, which police said had been revoked due to a previous DWI conviction. Trevor J. Mullins, 38, of Patton Road, had his license revoked after he was convicted of DWI in Cheektowaga in …