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Charles Lee Abell, a retired stockbroker who lives in one of the city's more tony neighborhoods, can be counted on to vote Republican in most elections. But not this one. "I don't like either candidate, but I voted for Hillary (Clinton), and then voted pretty much Republican from then out," Abell said Tuesday. "Well,  Trump, I'm just scared of him," Abell added abou…

Lashy Lucas, a 44-year-old childcare worker, tends not to vote in off-year elections, yet she can be counted on to go to the polls when the candidates for president are on the ballot every four years. Lucas said she voted enthusiastically in 2008 and 2012 for Barack Obama, the first African American elected president. On Tuesday, she cast her ballot for Democrat Hillary…

The Buffalo News is taking a close look at six election districts in Erie County that display the same demographics that help predict presidential preferences nationwide. One of the districts is Niagara 25 in the City of Buffalo, which runs between Richmond and Elmwood avenues and Bryant and Summer streets. It has 663 registered voteres. In this election district, on…

The Buffalo News is taking a close look at six election districts in Erie County that display the same demographics that help predict presidential preferences nationwide. One of the districts is Delaware 26 in the City of Buffalo, where 35 percent of adults have bachelor's degrees, the highest concentration in the county. There are 572 registered voters in the district…

He's best known for his artwork on goalie masks, but artist David Arrigo will paint on a different medium during the Sabres-Devils game inside KeyBank Center on Friday night, when he "live paints" a mural celebrating the city of Buffalo. Arrigo will paint a new Labatt Blue hockey and beer-inspired mural near the Labatt Blue Zone bar in the arena. The event celebrates…

The value of Rand Capital Corp.'s investments fell by 2 percent during the third quarter as the Buffalo venture capital firm's dividend income declined following the acquisition of West Seneca manufacturer Gemcor earlier this year. Because of the Gemcor acquisition during the first quarter, Rand's dividend and investment income fell by $455,000. Gemcor had been Rand's b…

For more than two decades, Earl Ketry has been defying the odds, and even his own advice, in his personal bid to restore some of his city's luster. Starting with his first investment in the floundering Pearl Street Grill & Brewery in 1997, the beer-loving and sports-minded entrepreneur has gradually built a retail and entertainment empire in underappreciated parts of …

LOCKPORT - A Buffalo woman was sentenced Friday to five years' probation and $3,013 in restitution to a former Canisius College student who suffered head injuries in a beating and robbery in Niagara Falls last year. Samantha C. Przybysz, 21, of Miller Avenue, had pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree robbery. She drove the robbers to and from the crime scene on Will…

LOCKPORT - A man with a lifelong criminal record is headed back to state prison for the seventh time, this time because of a burglary at a Lockport tire store. John H. Kelley, 58, of Phyllis Avenue, Buffalo, was sentenced Friday to 3 1/2 to seven years behind bars. Kelley pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary last year for the break-in at Tread City Tire and was plac…

A man was shot in the leg on Rose Street on the East Side about 6:30 p.m., Buffalo Police said. A Rural/Metro ambulance and detectives were called to the scene. The victim's injuries were not considered life-threatening.. In another incident, a woman told staff at the Erie County Medical Center emergency room Saturday night that she was shot in the upper arm Friday, …

Three teenagers - a 16-year-old girl and 14- and 15-year-old boys - were arrested early Saturday by Northeast District police and charged with vandalizing at least five parked vehicles with a machete overnight. Four of the incidents occurred on Norfolk Avenue, and another tied to the same suspects was reported at East Delavan and Ericson avenues. The younger boy live…

A Northeast District officer suffered a shoulder injury in a fight with a suspect at 24 Langfield Drive early Saturday, according to a police report. The officer was hurt in a fight with suspect Charlie Brown, 18, of Hazelwood Avenue, who was one of several males who ran from an allegedly stolen car with Florida license plates that police spotted about 1:45 a.m. in a pa…

Northwest District police arrested an Appleton man late Friday and accused him stabbing a man in the nose in the 600 block of Grant Street. Raymond Torres, 27, of Lake Road, was charged with two felony counts of assault and single counts of attempted assault, menacing and criminal mischief in the 10:30 p.m. incident. Jose J. Rodriguez of Grant Street needed 10 stitch…

Police released details Saturday on a Wednesday burglary at School 74, the Hamlin Park Claude and Ouida Clapp Academy, where surveillance video recorded some of the crime and a school employee saw the burglar fleeing in a car. Northeast District police said a male burglar used a pick to get through the main door of the school at 126 Donaldson Road about 1:30 a.m. Wedn…

Ever want to take the train from Hamburg to Buffalo? Now's your chance. Two trips on the former Erie Railroad - an excursion not usually available to the public - will take place Nov. 12 and 13 when the Buffalo, Cattaraugus & Jamestown Scenic Railway Co. offers the chance to travel in vintage railroad equipment that includes two fully-restored 1930s era passenger ca…