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NIAGARA FALLS – A second arrest was made Tuesday in connection with a home invasion on Linwood Avenue in January.Lester M. Streeter, 18, of 22nd Street was arraigned in City Court following his arrest Tuesday on felony charges of first-degree burglary, first-degree robbery and second-degree robbery. He was released Wednesday after posting a $3,000 bond. A return court date…

NIAGARA FALLS – An unnamed employee is suspected of taking $2,500 in cash while working a shift as a financial cash cashier, according to Seneca Niagara Casino’s head of security on Tuesday.He said the suspect started her shift at 10:15 p.m. on July 25 and finished at 6:15 a.m. on July 26. The finance cage manager did a count of the drawer and found it $2,500 short. A draw…

An M&T Bank at 1300 Jefferson Ave. was robbed at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Buffalo police said.A person entered the bank and handed a bank teller a note reading, “Give me all your money and give me my note back,” police said. The person then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and was last seen heading north on Jefferson, authorities said.The person was described as a blac…

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April 23, 1934 – Aug. 17, 2013Donald L. O’Brien, retired director of the reading clinic at SUNY Buffalo State and a longtime football referee and Muny baseball player, died Saturday in his Town of Tonawanda home after a long illness. He was 79.Mr. O’Brien joined the Buffalo State faculty in 1969 as an associate professor in the elementary education and reading department.…

April 25, 1959 – Aug. 18, 2013Theodore C. Donner, highway superintendent for the Town of Clarence, died Sunday in his Clarence home after a year’s illness. He was 54.Born in Clarence, he was a graduate of Williamsville North High School and Buffalo State College, earning a degree in mechanical engineering. Mr. Donner worked for Seitz Paving Co. while in college, then in pu…

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ALBANY – In the largest bond act ever proposed for approval by New York voters, State Sen. Mark J. Grisanti introduced legislation Wednesday for Albany to borrow $5 billion for a range of environmental infrastructure improvements across the state.The bill was quietly introduced Wednesday afternoon by Grisanti, a Buffalo Republican who is chairman of the Senate Environmenta…

The man accused of starting a fire at an Amherst Target department store appeared in Amherst Town Court this morning, but the proceeding was rescheduled for Sept. 19 because the defendant hasn’t undergone a court-ordered mental health evaluation, his defense attorney said.William Lattin, who has been charged with second-degree arson, told the judge he did not start the fir…

A man convicted of robbery, burglary and assault for pistol-whipping and choking an 80-year-old woman was sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison by State Supreme Court Justice Christopher Burns, Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III announced Tuesday.Tige Billingsley, 32, was already on parole for burglary convictions when he invaded the woman’s Buffalo …

A Buffalo man accused of hitting a motorcyclist while driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol was arraigned in Erie County court Tuesday morning, District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III announced.Patrick Burke, 49, of Scott Street, was charged with three counts of vehicular assault for allegedly hitting Joshua Karczewski, 31, on June 1 after turning onto Spindrift D…

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Amherst police are searching for the man who robbed a Williamsville bank Tuesday morning.The robbery occurred at about 10 a.m. at the Key Bank at 5200 Main St. near South Forest Road.The robber handed a teller a note demanding money and stating that he had a gun, police said. He fled with an undetermined amount of money and was last seen fleeing to the north of the bank.Th…

A recent history of the former Rainbow Centre mall and planning efforts surrounding the empty portion of it: September 2012: At a ribbon cutting for the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, initial ideas surface from national real estate experts on what might be done with the empty part of the former Rainbow Centre. March: Urban Land Institute releases a report on what should…

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Sprucing up a community center in South Buffalo, helping prepare a Bailey-Kensington school for classes and celebrating the end of summer with a field day for children from the Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo were all part of the 21st annual United Way Day of Caring on Wednesday.“Everything done today is meaningful,” said Michael Weiner, president of the United Way of Buffalo…

TOWN OF NIAGARA – Details of a sexual harassment case in the parks department that has caught the attention of the FBI and raised questions about payment of legal bills connected to the matter were discussed Tuesday at the Town Board meeting.The complaint involved a female parks employee who charged that she was sexually harassed by a male supervisor and as a result, had n…