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Two men with handguns and wearing ski masks robbed a bar on Amherst Street on Wednesday night, according to a Buffalo police report. The robbers entered Casey's Tavern, 484 Amherst St., at about 9:45 p.m. and demanded money from the bartender, according to the report. At least three patrons were inside the bar at the time of the robbery, the report said. After taking…

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Someone stole about $3,500 in sound equipment from a church on Broadway in Buffalo, according to a police report. The theft from Mt. Hope Community Church, 1326 Broadway, happened between 6 p.m. Monday and 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to the report. The burglar or burglars removed plywood from a back door and then damaged an interior door and frame to gain access t…

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When "build it, and they will come" doesn’t apply, you try another approach: Grow your own by focusing on the folks already there. That means building around people like Jermaine Scott, who wants to open another car wash to complement the one his father operates at Jefferson Avenue and Broadway. Or like Angela Borden, who wants to expand the Angel Lights home decor busin…

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Two Buffalo police officers who were arresting Wardel Davis, a 20-year-old unarmed African-American man, when he died will not be charged in connection with his death, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Wednesday. The Attorney General's Office said it found no evidence to warrant criminal charges against Officers Todd C. McAlister and Nicholas J. Parisi…

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A Buffalo police officer was injured late Tuesday while arresting an alleged drunk driver in the motorist's driveway, according to a police report. Officer Patrick Morrow injured his left hamstring when Scott J. Surma, 42, pushed backwards into him around midnight in the driveway of Surma's Hallam Road home, according to the report. A short time earlier, Morrow saw S…

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The menagerie carousel figures coming to Canalside in 2019 were a drab-looking bunch when they emerged from 61 years of storage earlier this year. Now, in a temporary workshop in North Tonawanda, they're returning to form in dazzling fashion. An exquisitely detailed deer, with replacement antlers and reconstructed hoofs, features a deeply carved coat of hair and a mu…

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Three people face weapon possession charges after police found a loaded handgun during a traffic stop on Genesee Street on Tuesday morning, according to a Buffalo police report. Keoyna Scott-Harris, 22, of Buffalo, was pulled over at about 2:30 a.m. on the 1100 block of Genesee, just east of Martin Luther King Jr. Park, for having an inadequate license plate lamp, accor…

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A man who escaped from Buffalo police at Erie County Medical Center for about 10 hours by climbing up into the ceiling was caught Wednesday morning trying to walk out of the hospital, police said. Randy C. Schindler, 28, was caught at about 7 a.m. by ECMC police, Buffalo Police Capt. Jeffrey Rinaldo said. On Tuesday night, officers at the hospital had taken handcuffs…

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As the Brown administration’s 2018 capital budget was unanimously approved Tuesday by the Common Council, concerns were raised about a $35 million gap in the 2016-17 operating budget. Last year, the city budgeted $10 million to balance the 2016-17 operating budget; but in actuality, the city comptroller said, $34.5 million in unassigned reserves is needed to close the b…

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A Wheatfield man was sentenced Tuesday to 1 to 3 years in prison for a September hit-and-run in Riverside that left a 55-year-old pedestrian with a severe head injury, the Erie County District Attorney's Office said. Theodore J. Canaski, 29, pleaded guilty in October to leaving the scene of an incident that resulted in serious injury, according to the DA's office. C…

Business

Had enough of the snow? Frontier Airlines, a Tampa-based low-cost airline that announced last week it would begin offering non-stop flights between Buffalo and parts of Florida, is selling tickets purchased by Dec. 13 or 14 to Miami and Fort Myers starting at $31 one way, $49 to Tampa and $94 to Orlando for this winter. You can buy tickets online at: flyfrontier.com …

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A Buffalo man faces felony cocaine possession charges after he was arrested following a traffic stop Monday morning, according to a Buffalo police report. Woodie Johnson, 47, of Hillside Avenue, was pulled over at about 1 a.m. near East Delavan Avenue and Roslyn Street when officers noticed his car had no front license plate and illegally tinted windows, according to th…

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It won't be anything close to the 78 degrees and sunshine expected in Miami. But, the incoming Dolphins won't have to battle heavy lake-effect snow, and the Buffalo Bills, like the visiting Indianapolis Colts did last Sunday. The lake-effect machine churned up again Saturday, but a shift in the wind direction choked it off by late afternoon. High pressure Sunday w…

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A Buffalo man found sleeping behind the wheel of a "small bus" in Buffalo on Sunday night was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, according to a Buffalo police report. Kevin L. Garrett, 42, of Tioga Street, was found by officers outside 249 Newburgh Ave., near East Delavan Avenue, at 10:10 p.m. The engine was running and the vehicle was in gear, according…