ESPN is still hungry for the story of University at Buffalo senior Kyle Hughes and his pizza prize.
Hughes became famous Tuesday night as the fan who reacted with over-the-top enthusiasm after sinking a half-court basket at the UB-Akron men's basketball game and winning 12 medium pizzas. "SportsCenter" hosts, in a segment that went viral, wondered why Hughes was so exci…
When are 12 pizzas worth more than a new car?
When they land you on ESPN's "SportsCenter" and they launch you into social media stardom.
Before Tuesday's men's basketball game between the University at Buffalo and the University of Akron, Kyle Hughes was best known as a vocal leader of UB's rabid "True Blue" student section.
But when the UB senior made a half-cour…
Chickens may soon be coming home to roost in Williamsville.
The Village Board on Monday agreed to consider amending the village's prohibition on homeowners raising chickens.
The decision was prompted by a request from a village resident, Elizabeth Dagostino, who said she wants to raise a flock of three hens with her sons, ages 7 and 4.
"They are excited about the …
Some of the area's newest and planned recreation destinations are described as "slam dunks" and "home runs."
But they have nothing to do with basketball or baseball.
The Town of Tonawanda's 4-mile rails to trails path has been getting rave reviews from joggers, bicyclists and dog-walkers for nearly two years. The City of Tonawanda is trying to capitalize on its confl…
A member of the Amherst Ethics Board has to give up his seat.
The reason? An ethical lapse.
Thomas M. Grace had 30 days to file a financial disclosure form after taking office Jan. 23, but he missed the deadline by four days. Under the terms of the ethics code, which the Town Board revised last month, Grace's seat is now vacant.
"The statute is clear," Town Attorn…
An Amherst man has been taken into custody by State Police after the Thruway was shut down in both directions for more than four hours Monday between the Batavia and LeRoy exits, State Police said.
State Police were sent to that area of the Thruway about 1:15 p.m., after receiving a report of an allegedly emotionally disturbed man who was possibly operating an SUV near …
Century-old wood-paneled walls, with a quotation etched in one of them.
Historic fireplaces and built-in bookcases.
Skylights from 120 years ago, and leaded glass windows.
These are among the more unusual features in the newly completed Cathedral Commons apartments on Pearl Street in downtown Buffalo.
Now the interim dean and rector of St. Paul's Cathedral acro…
A man allegedly brandished a large knife at a clerk Thursday during the robbery of an electronics store in Eggertsville, Amherst police said.
Justin Arnold, 29, of Buffalo was charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree burglary and first-degree possession of a forged instrument, Amherst Police said.
Amherst Police at about 1 p.m. responded to a call of an armed…
An East Amherst man who admitted stealing $1.3 million from his comatose boss now owes $1.4 million for failing to pay state and federal income taxes.
Christopher Myles, 48, pleaded guilty in 2016 to grand larceny and criminal tax fraud and received three to nine years in prison, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office said.
Prosecutors said the bookkeeper embezzled…
Metro Rail’s proposed extension to Amherst survived a crucial test Thursday, even after Rep. Brian Higgins said he could no longer support the $1.2 billion proposal.
The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority unanimously, and without discussion, approved an almost $5 million environmental impact study required to proceed with the project.
But that doesn’t mean dou…
As soon as Ray Walter saw the pictures, they reminded him of perhaps the most famous – or infamous – fishing photo in the annals of New York State politics.
Walter, a Republican Assemblyman from Amherst, went fishing off the coast of Fort Myers, Fla., on Monday with his father, Raymond, and his son, Jack, 10.
They had a pretty good catch of mackerel, at least based o…
A key Washington player now questions the wisdom of extending Metro Rail to Amherst, even as transit officials are poised today to spend almost $5 million for a study beginning the process.
Rep. Brian Higgins, a member of the House Budget and Ways and Means committees, said Wednesday he is reconsidering his support for doubling the current 6.5 mile Metro Rail system and…
Tops Markets said Wednesday its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing would not affect the more than 14,000 employees at its headquarters in Amherst and its network of stores in three states.
But those workers, most represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Local One, will keep a close eye on proceedings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern Di…
Some people buy their loved ones a bouquet of flowers.
Dave Davis gave his beloved alma mater a whole garden center.
The former owner of Queen City Garden Town Nursery donated its Harlem Road property to Hobart & William Smith Colleges, allowing the schools to make $200,000 by reselling it.
This is the second time that Davis, also well known locally as a boost…
Tops Markets' reorganizational bankruptcy filing includes a list of the company's 20 largest creditors. The list ranges from a commercial banking services company to suppliers and union funds. The 20 largest creditors, in order, are:
U.S. Bank National Association
9 percent notes due 2021, $70.7 million
Trade debt, $54.7 million