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A 24-year-old woman and a 10-year-old girl were sexually assaulted at gunpoint while at home Saturday morning in the city’s Kensington-Bailey neighborhood, police said.The incident happened at about 6:30 a.m. Saturday at a home on Roosevelt Avenue.One man assaulted the two victims, while another man held them at gunpoint, according to police reports.The gunman stole the a …

WASHINGTON – Pushing back hard against any further state funding cuts to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Rep. Brian Higgins is proposing just the opposite.The Buffalo Democrat in an interview last week said that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo ought to consider using part of the “Buffalo billion” in aid targeted to the region to help boost the venerable cancer hospital, which finds it…

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Living in a place where the civic zeitgeist hovers somewhere between stubborn pride and deep-set inferiority, Buffalonians aren't always accustomed to hearing out-of-towners say nice things about the once and future Queen City.Gardening enthusiasts from across the country must have missed the memo. Skeptical city residents might have considered getting their ears checked S…

Sixty years to the day after the armistice ending the Korean War was signed, an area veteran received two of New York’s highest honors for his service after decades of waiting. Robert Lucia of Buffalo was awarded the New York State Conspicuous Service Star and the New York State Medal for Merit at a ceremony Saturday. State Sen. Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, who helped expedite …

The First Niagara Foundation is giving a $10,000 grant to help Willie Hutch Jones Educational and Sports Programs provide character-building activities and instructional help at no charge for youth in Buffalo and Lackawanna.The Willie Hutch Jones organization offers 16 sports clinics during the summer in everything from basketball to rowing. During the school year, it prov…

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Sergio Citriniti walked in to Mes Que, Hertel Avenue’s Euro-style hangout and Buffalo’s only soccer bar, with his trench coat dripping rain. A Mes Que regular, he had come to catch a cold beer and an afternoon game, but this time, he was late. He needed a seat.Within minutes we were sharing an assortment of imported charcuterie and cheese served on a slate slab, and a prim…

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Signs are all around that the times are changing in the city’s Old First Ward.A new park two years ago.A new casino on its way.A makeover of Ohio Street coming soon.Another sign came this week when the regulars trickled in and out of the Malamute Tavern to say goodbye to Richard Pyszczek Sr. and his classic Buffalo bar at the corner of South Park and Michigan avenues.“Than…

Two male jet skiers were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Erie County Sheriff’s Marine Unit after they collided about 8:24 p.m. Friday in the Niagara River under the Peace Bridge. Officials reported neither victim had to be treated for injuries after being brought to the shore. The sheriff’s unit continues to investigate the incident.

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Just weeks after Ottawa and Albany settled a bitter controversy over development at the Peace Bridge, another “international dispute” is brewing along the U.S.-Canada border.This time, the Town Council of Fort Erie, Ont., is directing barbs at the Buffalo Common Council for even suggesting a merger of the two binational bodies that govern the four bridges spanning the Niag…

A Buffalo man was arrested early Friday morning for menacing after he pointed a 12-gauge shotgun at a police officer, authorities said.When Buffalo police arrived at a Liddell Street residence to respond to a domestic trouble call, officials said, the complainant brought officers to a back room to retrieve her property before going to her mother’s house.But behind the door…

A structure fire Friday morning caused $30,000 in damage to a house on Kirkpatrick Street, a residential street off of Bailey Avenue between East Delavan Avenue and Wecker Street, authorities said.There also was $10,000 damage to the house’s contents, fire officials reported.The fire, which began on the first floor of 2½-story home, was brought under control around 11:35 a…

A store at 139 Vermont St. was burglarized this week, Buffalo police reported Friday.An unknown person damaged the surveillance camera and front door of the store and smashed the Plexiglas window on the east side to gain access, authorities said.The person then ransacked the counter area, damaged the computer system and stole merchandise and about $300 from the cash regist…

The First Niagara Foundation is giving a $10,000 grant to help Willie Hutch Jones Educational and Sports Programs provide character-building activities and instructional help at no charge for youth in Buffalo and Lackawanna.The Willie Hutch Jones organization offers 16 sports clinics during the summer ranging from basketball to rowing. During the school year, it provides a…

The Canadian rock band the Guess Who will headline the first John P. McGowan Concert for a Cure from 2 to 10 p.m. Sunday at Canalside on the Buffalo waterfront. Proceeds will benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute.Also performing will be local bands Hit N Run, the Informers, Route 66, the Heritage, Whiskey Reverb, Double Shot, the Carl Motyka Band, and Leon and the Fork Lif…

Drivers in Buffalo will face two new obstacles Saturday – an eight-hour closure of an entrance ramp to the Skyway and a weeklong project on a section of the Scajaquada Expressway, the state Department of Transportation announced. The ramp linking the southbound Niagara Thruway to the westbound Skyway will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday for bridge maintenance. Mot…