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Six people were shot over four days during a recent spurt of violence in Buffalo, according to police reports. The four apparently unrelated shootings stretched from Tuesday to Friday and kept homicide detectives busy in the Ferry-Fillmore and Northeast districts. The six victims survived. The first shooting took place just after 4 p.m. Tuesday at Poplar Avenue and F…

A crane lifted a new aluminum dome onto the roof of the Buffalo Museum of Science Friday so that stargazers will be able to explore outer space next year. The Kellogg Observatory dome replaces the original patina-ed copper dome removed in June. The observatory will house the museum's refurbished Lundin telescope and will be handicap-accessible for the first time by bein…

Sue-Jolie Rioux and Tim Boylan know the community is extremely interested in what happens to their home. After all, with a more than 200-year history in Buffalo dating to 1815, the Federal-style Coit House on Virginia Street is the city's oldest existing house. And it has the tradition and lore that go along with that. They're used to having visitors and tour groups …

People passing by Parkside Candy in University Heights could be excused for doing a double take. For as long as many can remember, the twin 1940s-era signs over the entrance to the shop, located at 3208 Main St., had looked rusted and rundown. That all changed Thursday – when two brand-new, Art Deco-style replicas were hoisted by crane above the candy and ice cream sh…

Next Street, an advisory firm with offices in New York City, Boston and Chicago, has been selected as the program operator for the Beverly Gray Business Exchange Center on the city’s East Side. Next Street provides financing solutions, training and strategic advice to entrepreneurs and urban businesses to help them expand to serve more clients and handle larger job…

Two people were shot early Thursday several blocks from Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo police said. The two victims, identified only as male, were struck shortly before 12:30 a.m. in the 300 block of Wyoming Avenue, just north of East Delavan Avenue, a police spokesman said in an email. Police provided no information about the victims' injuries or conditions. Bo…

A major drug dealer on Buffalo’s West Side has pleaded guilty to a heroin trafficking conspiracy charge before Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci Jr. Daniel Molina “Ponce” Rios, 43, faces a maximum of 40 years in prison and a $5 million fine when he appears for sentencing before Judge Geraci on Nov. 2, according to acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy. …

A West Avenue man was beaten and robbed of $470 Monday in a supermarket parking lot on Amherst Street, Buffalo police said. The victim had just withdrawn the money from Bank of America on Military Road and was planning to purchase a money order at Tops on Amherst when he was accosted and beaten to the ground by a robber who fled in a red van, police said. The victim …

As Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor signed autographs at training camp, about 20 people stood in line at a pop-up barbershop under a tent in a nearby parking lot. Fans were skipping the Bills practice and the opportunity to collect autographs to get a Bills logo cut into their hair by Signature Cutz. Signature Cutz, which calls itself the unofficial barber of t…

Buffalo police have released the names of the city's four most recent homicide victims. The four killings happened over a nine-day span. Cornelius Caddele, 20, was killed July 29 in a shooting on Carl Street that also injured four others. All five victims were hit with a shotgun blast after a dispute between neighbors escalated, police have said. The four who w…

The state Department of Transportation said it is undertaking a comprehensive study of New York's funding of public transportation systems across the state, as two state lawmakers from the Buffalo area press the state for additional funding for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority. Sen. Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, and Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes, D-Buffalo…

Emergency demolition has been requested following an early morning house fire in South Buffalo. Firefighters found 2 1/2-story home at 58 Allegany St., fully involved after the blaze was reported at 3:39 a.m. Wednesday, the Buffalo Fire Department Alarm Office said. Damage to the home, just north of Tifft Street, was estimated at $120,000, the Alarm Office said. The …

The arrival and installation of a new heating and cooling unit at the Allendale Theatre will close the west end of Allen Street at 7 a.m. Wednesday. The blocks affected run from Elmwood Avenue to Wadsworth and Hudson streets, said Andrew Eisenhard, executive director of the Allentown Association. Mariner and College streets, which intersect with Allen, will be clo…