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Dec. 4, 1920 – Jan. 13, 2018 Alphonse F. Leising died in a hospital he helped build nearly seven decades ago. He was in his 20s at the time, a carpenter, and his relationship with the Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Bailey Avenue didn't end then. Decades later, Mr. Leising, a World War II veteran, found himself a patient at the VA. He died there Saturday at the…

Crime

A Lockport man was arrested after a pedestrian was seriously injured in a hit-and-run Sunday night, according to Lockport police. The pedestrian was hit near the corner of East Avenue and Washburn Street at about 10:30 p.m. The driver of the vehicle ran from the scene but was taken into custody by officers about 100 yards away, police said. Robert E. Adams, 24, of Be…

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Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly and the Kelly for Kids Foundation have announced the names of local organizations that will be recipients of a total of $240,000 in 2017 grants. The charities that help children will be awarded their grants at the Kelly for Kids Annual Luncheon set for noon Tuesday at Ilio DiPaolo’s restaurant in Blasdell. One representat…

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A Buffalo man has been charged with stabbing another man in the Broadway-Bailey neighborhood on Monday night, according to a Buffalo police report. Bryan L. Suarez, 25, faces multiple charges, including second-degree assault, after a man was stabbed twice with a kitchen knife on Schutrum Street around 11:30 p.m., according to the report. The victim, who was stabbed i…

Business

Northtown Automotive Cos. has acquired Zeigler Honda Amherst, adding another brand to Northtown's lineup. The deal also ends Zeigler Automotive Group's presence in the region. While Zeigler is one of the nation's largest dealer groups, it didn't expand here beyond owning its Honda dealership over the past several years. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The deale…

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Last year, Niagara County paid former Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth R. Donatello $335,000 to settle a federal lawsuit that claimed her boss harassed her and other female prosecutors with unwelcome remarks about their "weight, hair style and breast size." Michael J. Violante resigned in March 2016 as district attorney, as The Buffalo News learned that other membe…

Teens who have something to say about key issues affecting them and their peers can audition for the chance when "Real Teens Reel Talk"  holds a casting call from 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 27 at 716 Live in the Larkin Center of Commerce, 701 Seneca St. Teens between the ages of 13 and 19 will answer questions about current events and themselves as producers seek panelists for th…

Business

Weber's Mustard is back on shelves at BJ's Wholesale Clubs in the Buffalo Niagara market, following an outcry from local foodies. The Western New York favorite had been discontinued at BJ's locations in Amherst, Clarence, Hamburg and Olean; the only stores where it was carried by the national chain. But shortly after a story ran on BuffaloNews.com, and a post went vi…

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A downstate electronics entrepreneur and real estate investor, who took a shot at One Seneca Tower before Douglas Jemal came along, has instead acquired a pair of industrial warehouse buildings on the East Side – for a lot less money. Harvey Kaylie, acting through 1400 William Properties LLC, paid $1.238 million late last month to acquire the former Federal Bakery Suppl…

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As wood-fired pizza becomes more common, here's some uncommon examples to try in the Buffalo area. Most can be described as Neapolitan-style, baked in seconds or a few minutes in a blisteringly hot oven before making it to your table. Crispy edged and often floppy in the middle, these are only distantly related to the thick, cheese-quilted Buffalo-style pizzas. Inspi…

Business

North Park Florist, a 30-year-old stalwart on Hertel Avenue, is getting into one of the fastest-growing segments in the retail industry: the subscription box. Dubbed Love. Local. Me., each box gathers sample and full-sized products from Buffalo-based companies such as Buffalo Gal Organics and Whimsy Confections. Subscribers receive a new box each month with a different …

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The National Weather Service published its morning list of the snowfall totals across the Buffalo Niagara region over the last 24 hours. That included 1.7 inches at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, which pushed the season's snowfall total for Buffalo over 50 inches. Here's a look around Western New York: Erie County Glenwood, 3.5 inches Colden,…

Crime

Two burglars stole a safe from Popeyes Louisiana Chicken in Niagara Falls early Monday morning, according to a police report. The thieves entered the fast-food restaurant at the corner of Niagara Falls Boulevard and Military Road at 12:17 a.m., broke through an office door and took the portable safe, according to the report. One of the burglars smashed a drive-thru w…

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An Amherst woman was killed in a head-on crash Monday night in Lockport, the State Police said. Elizabeth A. Lytle, 27, was driving a 2008 Saturn Vue east on Dysinger Road, just west of Old Dysinger Road, when her vehicle crossed the center line and collided with a 2015 Toyota Highlander at about 6 p.m., police said. Lytle died at the scene. The driver of the Toyo…

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A Dollar General in Buffalo's Riverside neighborhood was robbed again Sunday morning, the second time in a week the store's been robbed. A man wearing a gray hoodie and a gray mask displayed a handgun inside his pocket and demanded cash at about 10:25 a.m. at the Dollar General at 827 Tonawanda St., according to a Buffalo police report. On Jan. 8, two masked men, inc…