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One or more shooters fired as many as 30 rounds at a home on Buffalo's West Side on Sunday evening, police said. No one was injured. Central District officers said they found "26 to 30" bullet shell casings and "multiple bullet holes in front and inside"a house on the 100 block of Hampshire Street.  A woman who resides at the residence said she did not know who was …

A City of Tonawanda man who allegedly threatened a woman in her Buffalo home with a stick or crowbar and struck her with his fists Sunday night has been charged with assault, Buffalo police said. Northwest District police said Christian B. Didas, 25, of the 200 block of Brookside Terrace, entered the woman's Ross Avenue home at 10:15 p.m. and began waving what appeared …

Local News

CCS Oncology and a related company owe the Internal Revenue Service and New York State a combined $1.78 million in back taxes, according to documents filed with the Erie County Clerk's Office. Two weeks after the Internal Revenue Service filed a $1 million tax lien against CCS Oncology, the IRS has placed a new $461,000 lien against a related company, CCS Medical, that …

Buffalo

Scott Norwood’s Super Bowl XXV helmet, the French Connection’s game-used hockey sticks, and the only remaining original 1959 Buffalo Bills jersey will be on display at the Buffalo History Museum's new exhibit, "Icons: The Makers and Moments of Buffalo Sports." The museum said its multimedia exhibit, the first-ever comprehensive exhibition of Buffalo professional spo…

Politics

WASHINGTON — It was as if the mild-mannered backbench congressman from Buffalo stripped off his boxy pinstriped suit to reveal a silver spandex shirt with a big blue "D" on it as he as he suddenly became … SuperDemocrat! Raising his voice to nearly a shout, Rep. Brian Higgins last week summed up his party's argument against the Republican tax cut plan as the House …

Town of Tonawanda

The parochial vicar of St. Christopher Roman Catholic Church in the Town of Tonawanda has been sent back to his home country of India after being caught endorsing checks meant for the church's outreach program, the church's pastor told parishioners at Masses on Sunday. The Rev. Steve Jekielek announced to the congregation that the Rev. Suresh Yamarthy had been sent back…

Saluting Our War Heroes

David M. Dehler had a rough life from the start. His father, a soldier serving in Germany, fell in love with a German woman and a year later Dehler was born. But Dehler's father, who was from Buffalo, returned to the United States before his birth in February 1985 and it seemed they would never know each other. His mother, Sabine Dehler, remained in Germany with h…

Buffalo

Two house fires – one in a vacant building, the other driving out two adults – kept Buffalo firefighters busy Saturday night. The first fire, at 7:56 p.m., was at a vacant house at 465 Seventh St. at Pennsylvania Street. Damage to the 2-1/2 story wood frame structure was estimated at $5,000. The fire started on the first floor and was confined there. The cause…

Erie County

On the face of things, Erie County appears as a most hospitable place for Democrats seeking office. Upstate New York’s largest metropolitan area boasts a strong Democratic tradition, unified party leadership and – most of all – 133,756 more Democrats than Republicans. But voters once again on Tuesday showed that anything can happen in Erie County. Despite the …

Hamburg

Hamburg Town Board Member Tom Best Jr. plans to offer revisions to the town's proposed 2018 budget before it is adopted Monday night. Spending in Supervisor Steven Walters' proposed $47 million budget is up 2.7 percent, and the total amount to be raised by taxes, $27.47 million, is up 2.2 percent. Under the proposed budget, the owner of a house assessed at $100,000 wou…

Erie County

Carl P. Paladino, his family and his companies contributed more than $1.3 million to favored candidates and political organizations over the past 12 years. Very little went to Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown, until this year. Paladino's son and one of the Paladino development companies gave Brown a total of $4,000 during 2017. Compared to the $105,675 in total contri…

Crime

Lancaster Police on Saturday afternoon were looking for two women -- one with the shape of a heart shaved on the side of her head -- in connection with a $300 larceny at the Walmart store on Transit Road, according to Lancaster Police on Saturday. The incident occurred at approximately 3:20 p.m. at the Walmart store at 4975 Transit, according to Lancaster police. …

Buffalo

An employee was roughed up, and three young suspects were arrested in a $30 robbery Friday morning at a Seneca Street supermarket, South District police reported. Police responding to Tops Market, 1989 Seneca, discovered an employee with a large gash above his left eye and several  bruises on his body suffered in an altercation with the thieves, police said. Th…

Construction and Growth

Just outside the Village of East Aurora on Mill Road sits a 95-acre parcel that gently slopes down to Cazenovia Creek. That's where construction of the first of 85 patio homes, known as Aurora Mills, is to start next summer. The $35 million project is expected to take three to four years to complete. "It's a special piece of property," said John M. Manns, executive …

Buffalo

Among the many remarkable births and babies over the last century at Women & Children's Hospital in Buffalo was Bridgett Maskell's. On Oct. 1, 2009, the Lockport mom gave birth to quintuplets, believed to be the only quints born in modern Western New York history. Maskell was sent to the high-risk clinic at Children's as soon as her doctor saw in the sonogram tha…