Buffalo - Page 76 of 847 - The Buffalo News

Share this article

print logo

Since the building's reopening six years ago, the Statler's history and grandeur has made it the premier downtown destination for large weddings and other events. While the luster of the ballrooms and other interior spaces on the three restored levels of the former hotel are evident, work on the outside of Statler City has lagged. But changes could come in 2017, said Ma…

A 10-year-old child struck by a Buffalo police car responding to a call on Tuesday was released from the hospital, according to a tweet from the Buffalo Police Department. The police vehicle was responding to a call about a man with a gun when it struck the boy, who was crossing Niagara Street near Porter Avenue at about 8 a.m. Tuesday, according to authorities. The …

Greenhouses 2 and 3 at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens reopened to large crowds a couple of weekends ago after being closed for two years. Now comes the color. [Gallery: Lumagination] Beginning Wednesday, the greenhouses' new exhibits – and everything else under the indoor nature attraction's three Victorian glass houses – will be bathed in multi…

Local pet owners now may take their beloved cremated pets with them to their graves, at least in Forest Lawn and its three suburban cemeteries. And that means more than the obvious dogs and cats. Forest Lawn soon will become home to the cremated remains of birds and fish, rabbits and turtles, gerbils and hamsters and other pets, President Joseph P. Dispenza expects. …

A fire in a vehicle spread to a Buffalo home Sunday night, causing $85,000 in damage to the house, according to the Buffalo Fire Department Alarm Office. The blaze at 58 Kermit Ave., just west of Bailey Avenue and north of East Delavan Avenue, was reported at 10:55 p.m., the Alarm Office said. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Michael A. Altieri Sr.'s first memories of World War II start when he was 15 years old. He had just returned from a matinee showing of the Buck Rogers serial at the Palace Theater in Schenectady. "I walked into the kitchen and my parents were sitting and listening to their little plastic ivory radio. My dad looked up and said, 'The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.' He w…

State officials continue to press forward with their latest proposal to convert the Scajaquada Expressway into a lower-speed boulevard, but the plan is increasingly meeting with opposition from those who say it doesn't go far enough to encourage and protect both pedestrians and bicyclists. The New York State Department of Transportation has scheduled a public meeting at 5…

Two teen-aged Buffalo males were struck by gunfire around 2 a.m. Sunday in the Kensington-Bailey area on the city’s East Side. A 16-year-old was treated and released from Erie County Medical Center while a 17-year-old was listed in fair condition at ECMC following the shootings at Cornwall Avenue and Sussex Street. Anyone with information is asked to call or text the P…

A 63-year-old Olean man was identified by police Sunday as the suspect in a fire early Saturday morning that forced tenants out of a Bailey Avenue apartment building. Buffalo fire marshals arrested Roger Cornell in connection with the fire at 437 Bailey. Cornell was charged late Saturday night with arson, criminal mischief and reckless endangerment. Fire marshal…

The Erie Canal Harbor board of directors may have lost more than a trusted board member and workhorse when David Colligan resigned last week. It also may have lost its quorum. For more than two years, four of the seven voting members rarely missed a meeting of the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. But those in the other three board seats missed more than half of th…

A small residential fire on Buffalo's East Side left four adults and eight children temporarily homeless Saturday afternoon. The fire at 310 Sobieski St. started around 1:17 p.m. and originated within a second-floor wall, according to Buffalo fire dispatchers. The fire caused an estimated $4,000 in damage to the 2 1/2 story wood-frame structure and $1,000 in damage to t…

Buffalo firefighters put out a fire at a vacant warehouse in Buffalo's Riverside neighborhood Saturday night. The fire was discovered at about 8:40 p.m. at a warehouse at 25 Reno St., fire dispatchers said. It apparently ignited in the office area of a one-story, brick structure and was extinguished within an hour. Firefighters estimate $10,000 in damage to the building…

It’s unusual for Buffalo police and firefighters get called to a scene for a snake bite. It’s weirder still when the 2-foot-long snake is still attached to the victim, shows no sign of letting go, and is named for a drag queen. The mini-drama unfolded around 7:15 p.m. Saturday when dispatchers sent police and firefighters to a South Buffalo address on a snake bite c…

The Erie County Central Library invites all job seekers to attend a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25. Nearly 30 businesses and organizations will be participating in the job fair, offering positions in fields ranging from casinos and transportation to healthcare and housing. For a listing of specific companies, visit the Buffalo and Erie County website…

Eleven hours and just a few minutes after Donald J. Trump officially became the 45th president, 11-year-old Siana Akauola and her grandmother, Valerie Akaoula, boarded a bus in Buffalo headed for the nation's capital. In eight hours they would join a massive crowd of at least 500,000 protesters determined to show the new president that they don't support his ideas about…