A Western New York congressman has interjected himself squarely into the escalating war of words between President-elect Donald Trump and Rep. John Lewis. Rep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence, told Fox Business Network on Monday that Lewis – the Georgia Democratic congressman and civil rights icon – should be compared to a “spoiled child” after casting doubt that Tru…

An 11-year-old Hagen Street girl who was reported missing early Monday afternoon was reportedly found, according to Buffalo Police late Monday evening. Ellis Duplantis was found safe, police said, but they did not release any further information.

A Goemble Avenue man was arrested Friday after he allegedly struck a parked car and sped off, according to Buffalo police. Odell Willkens, 36, was arrested by officers after being stopped at Goemble and Hazel Place at about 3 p.m., according to a Buffalo police report. He had allegedly struck a parked car on Goemble and then sped off, driving past three stop signs, …

The crash of a car on Sunshine Drive, off Sweet Home Road and North French Road, at about 6 p.m. Monday is under investigation by the Amherst Police Traffic Accident Investigation Bureau. No further information was released Monday night.

STOW -- Two Pennsylvania men were charged with marijuana possession after being pulled over for speeding on I-86 by state police Sunday, according to authorities. Dylan Folk, 24, and Stephen Coester, 20, both of Butler, were both charged with the marijuana charge, and Coester was also charged with speeding, police said. After searching the vehicle, which was driven b…

JAMESTOWN -- A Buffalo man was charged with possession of marijuana after being spotted by state police talking on a cell phone while driving Sunday on Route 60 in Gerry, according to authorities. Michael Dilaura, 28, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after troopers reported finding in his car a bag allegedly containing three grams of marijuana and a p…

Firefighters from the Evans Center Volunteer Fire Company on Monday extinguished a rubbish fire that was reported in the 8500 block of Erie Road in the Village of Angola. The initial call was put out around 4:54 p.m. and was reported as a possible oil tank on fire with heavy smoke in the area and possible traffic delays as a result. However, it turned out to be a rub…

The assessed value of land to be redeveloped at the former Westwood Country Club in Amherst would be reduced by nearly two-thirds under a settlement reached between the town and the investor group that bought the club five years ago. Mensch Capital Partners wants to redevelop the vacant golf course at Sheridan Drive and North Forest Road into a new mixed-use neighborho…

Community leaders joined about 200 protesters to rally against Buffalo School Board Member Carl Paladino's recent controversial remarks. The rally was held at Buffalo's Martin Luther King Park on Martin Luther King Day.

Two students from the Kenton Career & Tech Center in the Town of Tonawanda advanced to the National Automotive Technology Competition after their team won a local competition. Daniel Hudson and Jeff Kassman took first place on Saturday in the Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association's Ron Smith Memorial AutoTech Competition. That earned the two seniors a spot…

A local architect who wants a new Buffalo train station that embraces the future said the debate about its location should not just be between the Central Terminal and Canalside. Adam Sokol has drawn a non-traditional concept at Larkinville, by railroad tracks that cross an overpass over Swan and Seymour streets. Sokol said the area around the station could also be l…

Republicans will offer one of their top judges for re-election this fall after Appellate Division Justice Erin M. Peradotto said Tuesday she will seek a second term in State Supreme Court. Peradotto won her first term in 2003 and was appointed to the Appellate Division’s Fourth Department in 2006 by then-Gov. George E. Pataki. She has been included three times on …

Those leading the push to have Carl P. Paladino removed from the Buffalo School Board have a message for elected officials across the region. "This coalition will examine closely those who are with us and those who stand with racism," said the Rev. George Nicholas of the Concerned Clergy Coalition during a rally on Monday. "They must stand with us today in asking for th…

Communities around the country are taking part in a National Day of Racial Healing on Tuesday as part of a commitment to close the racial, ethnic and religious divides in American society. In Buffalo, the public is invited to an interfaith prayer service, sponsored by the Greater Buffalo Racial Equity Roundtable. The service begins at 6 p.m. at Blessed Trinity Church, 3…

Raw sewage in Scajaquada Creek near the Buffalo History Museum. Manure and pesticides in Chautauqua Lake. Elevated levels of lead in drinking water in schools and homes. Floatable debris polluting beaches and even Canalside. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said he wants to address problems like these with a $2 billion proposal to improve water quality in the Buffalo Niaga…

The New York State Canal System corridor from Troy to the City of Tonawanda has been named a National Historic Landmark, the nation's highest historic designation. The designation includes the canal system in North Tonawanda, Amherst, Lockport, Medina, Middleport and Gasport. Construction of the New York State Canal System began 100 years ago. The canal corridor rank…