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Outer-ring suburbs in the northern and eastern sections of Erie County where new housing abounds grew faster than any other communities in Erie County over the last seven years. Clarence, Lancaster and Elma all grew more than 4 percent between 2010 and 2017, with Clarence's population rising by 6 percent, according to the latest Census population estimates. But 17 of…

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With summer vacation season peeking around the corner of the calendar, Buffalo-bound travelers are getting their itineraries in shape. For many, eating leads the list of attractions. Those returning to the Queen City often have a list of new places they want to try. As The News’ food editor and restaurant critic, I get lots of questions about the new places. Then the…

Crime

An Amber Alert was issued Friday morning for a child abducted in Wayne County. Owen Hidalgo-Calderon, who is about 14 months old, was taken from an address on Joy Road in the Town of Sodus on Wednesday morning, according to the state Division of Criminal Justice Services. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, is about 2 feet tall and weighs about 30 pounds. He is k…

Running

The Buffalo Marathon takes place Sunday. Whether you're running, watching or trying to plan around road closures, here's what you need to know. The course: The road closures: You can track the marathon live, once it begins, on this Buffalo Marathon page.

Buffalo

A Buffalo real estate investor and property manager has acquired a 62-unit apartment and office complex in West Seneca, paying the Florida-based seller $2.43 million. Gregory Suffoletto, through 770 Mill LLC, bought the Queen's Court Apartments at 770 Mill Road and 4185 Seneca St. from Ansar and Almas Ahmed of Windermere, Fla. The 11,015-square-foot complex consists …

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Tammy Cleveland, whose husband allegedly was wrongly pronounced dead after a heart attack, has appealed two adverse pretrial court rulings. Cleveland asked the Appellate Division of State Supreme Court last week to overturn Justice Frank Caruso's decisions to delete her demand for punitive damages against Kaleida Health and Dr. Gregory C. Perry, and to impose a gag …

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A 17-year-old told Buffalo police he was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday by three males in Davey Park in the city's Lovejoy neighborhood. The teen said one of the robbers pulled out a pistol and the trio stole his iPhone and e-cigarette, according to a police report. A summary of the police report did not include the time the robbery happened.

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Splash pads in Buffalo will open Saturday morning, in time for Memorial Day Weekend, Mayor Byron W. Brown announced Friday morning. It'll be a perfect activity for this mostly sunny holiday weekend, according to the National Weather Service office in Buffalo. Saturday is forecast to be sunny with a high around 73. Sunday, there's a slight chance of showers and thunderst…

Health and Fitness

History – and a really good recipe for fudge – convinced Tara Porter to accept a job at Compeer Niagara two years ago, after she landed a bachelor's degree in leadership development from Houghton College. Her previous work, at People Inc. group homes and a day program for the intellectually disabled, underlined her desire to work where those with limitations were encour…

Crime

Evans police were searching for a man who held up a Derby liquor store at gunpoint Thursday night. Top Shelf Liquor on Erie Road was robbed at about 9:40 p.m. Police said the robber displayed a black, semi-automatic handgun and fled with an undisclosed amount of a cash. He was described as about 5 foot 10 and between 180 and 200 pounds. He appeared to be in his late 40s…

Politics

WASHINGTON – The noise emanating from the White House is drowning out the news. That's the only conclusion that can be drawn from a poll released this week that shows 59 percent of Americans surveyed think special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election has not uncovered any crimes. In fact, it's uncovered plenty…

Business

Irritable bowel syndrome is a common, costly and uncomfortable condition that's difficult to treat and embarrassing to deal with. That's why researchers, including those involved with a new study from the University at Buffalo, are attempting to come up with low-tech, practical solutions -- things like learning to identify triggers and strategies to relax. The 40 mil…

Business

New products are the lifeblood of an auto parts plant, like General Motors' engine plant in the Town of Tonawanda. So when GM announced that the Tonawanda plant would make a new type of more fuel-efficient V-8 engine for its top-selling Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck, beginning with the 2019 model that goes on sale this fall, it was a coup for the local factory, its …

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ALBANY – Federal prosecutors want a delay in the Buffalo Billion corruption trial because a document they call “highly relevant” to charges against two former LPCiminelli executives was not turned over to them by the Buffalo firm in response to a grand jury subpoena seeking evidence into the alleged pay-to-play case. Lawyers for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan T…

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Tom Reed Thursday signed onto an effort to push to a vote legislation that would provide a legal solution for Dreamers, young undocumented immigrants brought to the United States by their parents. Reed's move -- and that of other members of the Problem-Solvers Caucus -- means a discharge petition on legislation providing a solution for Dreamers appear…