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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…

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A bitter feud between two Buffalo women resulted in their arrests after one woman apparently broke into the other's apartment Saturday, leading her victim to retaliate by slashing the first woman's tires, according to Buffalo Police. Buffalo Police reported that Ronette N. Cooks, 23, of High Street broke through the front door of Helena L. Green's home on Carlton Street…

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A thief stole a full cash register after assaulting a clerk early Sunday at the Sunoco gas station at the intersection of Delaware and West Delavan avenues in Buffalo. The Sunoco employee told Buffalo Police that an unknown man confronted him around 3 a.m. Sunday, grabbed him by the collar, punched him in the face and shoved him to the ground, injuring his right leg. Th…

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A woman shopping at the Wegmans supermarket in Black Rock early Saturday morning was arrested and charged with shoplifting after police said she tried to sneak out of the store with a bunch of steaks. Michelle A. Davis of West Avenue was arrested at 5:10 a.m. Saturday at the Wegmans on Amherst Street after leaving the store without paying for a family pack of strip stea…

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A Buffalo man visiting relatives in Erie, Pa., for a birthday party was found dead on the ice in Presque Isle Bay early Saturday. He was identified as Thomas Fields, 65. Erie County, Pa., Coroner Lyell Cook said Fields died of exposure after wandering from a relative's house late Friday evening and falling off a dock at the foot of Dobbins Landing, a tourist area by Pre…

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Long before Stephen E. Still became a millionaire, University at Buffalo officials quietly cultivated him as a potential major donor. "They'd say, 'Gee, are you free for a coffee?' " recalled Still, a 1976 UB alumnus. "There was no expectation to bring your checkbook or anything, but it started to create a relationship." The years of casual coffee klatches in the Was…

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Construction of the proposed 23-story Queen City Landing residential tower at Buffalo's Outer Harbor may still be in legal limbo pending a court ruling, but an environmental cleanup of the site is poised to get underway. Developer Gerald Buchheit's Queen City Landing LLC is proposing a broad remediation of the cleared 20-acre peninsula site at 975 and 1005 Fuhrmann Blvd…

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With Canada in their name, two new residents of the Buffalo Zoo should feel right at home in a community that embraces Tim Hortons and ice hockey. The zoo this weekend introduced to the public two female Canada lynx, 10-month-old sisters named Rosie and Hazel. They arrived in November from the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, Conn., where they were born in April, and they r…

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Being lifelong friends takes on new meaning when you get into your 90s, and you've lived a few blocks away from each other your entire lives. It means you put up with their ribbing and banter, you don't have any secrets – and you count each day with them as a blessing. And now three South Buffalo gals, Jean Ormond, Evelyn Kruse and Jean Conlon, are even closer. They …

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While chaperoning a Boy Scout overnight, Daniel Huzinec took sexually explicit photos of a sleeping 16-year-old boy. Huzinec, an assistant scoutmaster at the time, also posed as an underage girl named "Jennifer" in order to get a former member of his troop, a 15-year-old boy, to send him sexually explicit photos of himself. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Lawrence J…

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It's the "it" baby shower gift for Buffalo buffs this winter: A bison-covered swaddling cloth. Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw, a frequent tweeter, debuted his newborn, 7-pound, 13-ounce son, Maksym Roman, on Twitter, expertly wrapped like a burrito in the fashionable muslin swaddling blanket. Also wearing the blanket with style was Jack Archer Lipinczyk…

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The public is invited at 4 p.m. on Feb. 28 to listen to 11 grant proposals being considered by the Buffalo & Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee. The presentations will be made at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, 726 Exchange St., Ste. 25. Awards will be announced March 23. The committee receives $2 million annually from the New York Powe…

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"The Final Year," the documentary account of former President Obama's final year of office, will be screened at 11:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at the North Park Theatre, 1428 Hertel Ave. The film -- which includes unprecedented access to the White House and State Department -- is the highlight of the President's Day Weekend Film Festival. The film features Obama's Se…

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Mercy Hospital of Buffalo has acquired a former Buffalo Medical Group building near the South Buffalo hospital's Abbott Road location. The Catholic Health System hospital paid $365,000 to buy 518 Abbott, a two-story brick medical office building. The standalone 4,370-square-foot building, constructed in 1992 on a quarter-acre lot, has 10 to 15 parking spaces, including …

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While other Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority members stand to salute the flag at the beginning of each board meeting, tenant-elected Commissioner Leonard Williams sits, his hands at his side. "The same as the athletes who take a knee, until I see - especially - young black males treated correctly by police and courts, I can't stand (up) to salute the flag," Williams …

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The owner of the Ferry Express Mart on the East Side plans to more than double the size of the current store, if the Zoning Board of Appeals grants him five variances for side yards and parking. Hani Abuhamra wants to construct a 5,225 square-foot addition to his current 1,724-square-foot retail store at 966 E. Ferry St., on 0.71 acres. That would allow him to expand hi…