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1. He put up big-time numbers in a pro-style offense. Pittsburgh averaged 40.92 points per game, setting a school record. Peterman went 398 of 662 for 5,236 yards and 47 touchdowns, and also rushed for 525 yards and another five scores. The Panthers ran a pro-style system that had Peterman take snaps from under center -- a rarity these days in college. 2. He's gone thro…

LITTLE VALLEY -   Two  men pleaded not guilty before Cattaraugus County Judge Ronald D. Ploetz last week to indictments accusing them of operating methamphetamine laboratories in separate cases. Daren D. Tinque Jr., 27, of Machias  was charged with second- and-third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, second-degree criminal possession of a controlled sub…

RIDGEWAY - Orleans County Sheriff's deputies and State Police searched Saturday for a man believed armed with as many as three handguns who was seen running into the woods following a domestic confrontation. A shelter-in -place order was issued by Orleans County officials just after 1 p.m., when the man was spotted near North Gravel and Ridge roads, after a physical dom…

Friends of Gregory T. Miller this weekend are recalling the president of the Erie County Bar Association as a man who recognized the special requirements of his profession. “Being a lawyer alters your world view and perspective on matters big and small,” he once said, “because of the degree of responsibility that you have to others.” Miller, an Orchard Park r…

Theresa Banks always liked science, and she wants a high school where she can learn about forensics or biomedical research. Adacelis Mendez thought she would pursue a career in carpentry, but after learning about a new solar panel manufacturing program, she now thinks that might be a better path. And although Treviyon Slaughter isn't quite sure what he wants to do, h…

Hundreds of Buffalo voices were joined Saturday by an influential international voice during a rally to protest President Trump's stances on climate change and environmental protection. Michael E. Mann, a Nobel Prize winner and climate scientist, was among the roughly 300 people who gathered in Niagara Square to decry Trump's reversal of long-standing federal policies t…

JAMESTOWN - A Jamestown man with a prior conviction for driving while intoxicated registered a blood-alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit after a crash Friday morning, police said. Russell A. Swartz, 51, rear-ended another driver just after 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of Arterial and Foote avenues, Jamestown police said. The other driver suffered back i…

The family of Zach Matla was with the 12-year-old boy Saturday morning when he died at Women and Children's Hospital, according to a family member. The sixth-grade student at Iroquois Intermediate School suffered a severe head injury Wednesday afternoon when the all-terrain vehicle he was riding overturned as he was attempting to  scale a hill in Elma. The boy was …

Erie County Democrats spurned one of their most successful candidates of recent years last week when passing out their endorsement for clerk. Same old, same old for Michael P. Kearns. The Democratic assemblyman from South Buffalo and now a candidate county clerk is used to rejection from Democratic Headquarters. He may even revel in it, much like his mentor and polit…

The National Weather Service has issued a lakeshore flood warning for Lake Ontario for late this evening until late Sunday. This is an upgrade from the flood watch previously in effect. High lake levels and moderate to strong northeast winds are expected to result in increased flooding and shoreline erosion in Niagara, Orleans and western Monroe counties, the weather…

Hamburg and Orchard Park residents reported a power failure shortly before 2 p.m. today. The New York State Electric and Gas website indicates almost 4,000 customers are without power this afternoon for an unreported reason. NYSEG officials estimate service will be restored around 5 p.m. Police officers were seen directing traffic in the Village of Hamburg, as street…

The third lane of the  Peace Bridge should be reopened around May 15 as the first phase of a three-year, $100 million rehabilitation project winds down. All three lanes will be available throughout the peak travel season until construction resumes in October,  Chief Operating Officer Thomas A. Boyle said. Authority contractors have been working since October 2016 o…

Move over, Shark Girl. Have a seat, Scary Lucy. There's a new statue in town that bears the likeness of Mark Twain, cast in bronze and already seated on its own bronze park bench. The artwork was delivered earlier this week to the Ellicott Square building, where it will be on permanent display in the interior courtyard of the historic office complex. For the time …