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Two men face felony drug charges after the Erie County Sheriff's Office on Monday discovered more than 200 marijuana plants in their Kenmore home during a heroin investigation. The Sheriff's Office's Narcotics Unit raided a home on Kenmore Avenue, between Myron and Rowley avenues, where they found the plants, packaging materials, digital scales, cocaine and cutting agen…

Buffalo

A 23-year-old Buffalo man was arrested Monday night on the city's West Side by police investigating a robbery earlier this month in which the victim was pistol-whipped. Victor Javier-Morales ran from an apartment on Whitney Place shortly after 9 p.m. when officers arrived to investigate an April 7 robbery that happened on East Delavan Avenue near Roebling Avenue, accord…

Local News

The Amherst Town Board won't decide the fate of a controversial $35 million subdivision planned for East Amherst for at least six more weeks. The board on Monday adjourned its review of the project until June 4 to await the completion of an analysis of the area's sanitary sewer capacity. The board held a public hearing in March on a request to rezone 49 out of the 57…

Buffalo

Bishop Richard J. Malone mentioned in March that no Catholic Diocese of Buffalo properties would be off-limits from the possibility of being sold to help compensate childhood victims of clergy sexual abuse. The sell-off started on Tuesday, with Malone's sudden announcement that he will put on the market his own residence, a palatial mansion on one of Buffalo's most excl…

Buffalo

For the first time in decades, a developer wants to construct a 10-story building along the Niagara River on Buffalo's West Side, taking the restoration of that commercial arterial to a new level. A Rochester firm is teaming up with Buffalo's Roger Trettel to build new apartments overlooking the Niagara River on the site of an aging, two-story former train car repair fa…

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The Town of Tonawanda Senior Center will host its annual Trade and Services show from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday in the Senior Citizens Center, 291 Ensminger Road. Companies offering services for local seniors, such as Brothers of Mercy, Elderwood Senior Care, Schofield Care, Ken-Ton Presbyterian Village, Meals on Wheels, and more will be available to provide information…

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Mavis Discount Tire has opened a new store in Amherst in a former Sears Auto Center. Mavis in the past few days opened its latest store in the Buffalo Niagara market in a retail building at 1435 Niagara Falls Blvd., just north of Maple Road and the Boulevard Mall. The store opened in the late 1990s as a National Tire and Battery automotive store before closing in 199…

Buffalo

A 75-year-old man was found fatally stabbed early Tuesday in an apartment building on Best Street, according to Buffalo police. The man's body was found just before 12:30 a.m., a police spokesman said. The man was a resident of the building, located on Best near Timon Street, east of Jefferson Avenue. Police withheld the victim's name, pending notification of his fam…

Buffalo

Buffalo police on Monday charged a 24-year-old woman with robbing a Main Street bank in August, but they're still looking for her teenage accomplice. Alexis L. Rose was arrested at the Northeast District station and charged with third-degree robbery, fourth-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree conspiracy, according to a Buffalo police report. Rose, of Harvard Place…

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Cheektowaga Democrats unanimously endorsed Asst. Police Chief James J. Speyer Jr. for the town justice seat currently held by Dennis Gorski. Speyer's 35 years of law enforcement experience was a determining factor in the endorsement, said Matt Janiszewski, Cheektowaga Democratic Party chairman. “Jim’s decades of experience in law enforcement will give him a unique pe…

Crime

Two Buffalo men were charged with crack cocaine possession after a traffic stop on Grand Island early Tuesday, the Erie County Sheriff's Office said. A sheriff's deputy made a traffic stop on South Parkway shortly before 1:30 a.m. for vehicle and traffic violations. The driver, Jose Cortes, 43, was wanted on a warrant out of the Town of Tonawanda, the Sheriff's Office s…

Local News

Fraud prevention comes to Orchard Park Thursday when AARP New York and the Erie County Parks Department will sponsor a free paper shredding event. Shredding will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, or until the shredding truck reaches capacity, at Chestnut Ridge Park. The effort is part of a series of events providing free and secure destruction of personal financial record…

Erie County

A 16-year-old girl suffered severe smoke inhalation in a house fire in the City of Tonawanda on Monday afternoon, Fire Chief Charles B. Stuart said. Firefighters called to the scene on Summit Street, between Delaware and Dexter streets, shortly after 4:30 p.m. received reports of individuals possibly trapped inside the burning home. The girl's older brother was in th…

Columns

Based on the calendar, we are almost a month into spring. By any notion of Western New York reality, that is a laugh. The winter jackets still hang on their hooks, above the boots near the door. The dogs need toweling off after walks in the woods, layers of ice and mud caught in their fur. We open the door in the early morning, searching for some hint of warmth, and …

Buffalo

Construction is to begin soon on the two-year bridge rehab of the Skyway, and that means lane closures and detours. Motorists can get a firsthand look at the plans and detour routes and talk to Department of Transportation representatives during an open-format community forum from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Gateway Building, 3556 Lakeshore Road, Hamburg. The $29.8 …