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Drew Cerza, the self-styled “Wing King,” has come up with some new offerings to spice up the 12-year-old National Buffalo Wing Festival.Wednesday, Cerza announced there will be a mechanical chicken, a hockey tournament on synthetic ice, comedy cooking show and even a first-ever vegetarian “wing” this Labor Day weekend at Coca-Cola Field.The festival also will welcome 15 ne…

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Drew Cerza, the self-styled “Wing King,” has come up with some new offerings to spice up the 12-year-old National Buffalo Wing Festival.Wednesday, Cerza announced there will be a mechanical chicken, a hockey tournament on synthetic ice, comedy cooking show and even a first-ever vegetarian “wing” this Labor Day weekend at Coca-Cola Field.The festival also will welcome 15 ne…

Three Buffalo men were arrested in connection with an early-morning robbery on Lasalle Avenue on Wednesday, according to police.Around 12:30 a.m., Howard Cahee, 20, of Cheektowaga; Robert Proctor, 19, of Buffalo; and Daryl Bland, 18, of Buffalo, brandished a revolver and a .22-caliber rifle as they took a laptop and other items from a male victim, authorities said.The men …

A man was shot three times on the 1800 block of Kenmore Avenue near Military Road early Wednesday morning, according to Buffalo police, but he is expected to make a full recovery.Eric Scaife, 39, of Kenmore Avenue, told police that two unknown males wearing dark hoodies approached him just after 3:30 a.m. and fired three shots from a black revolver, striking him in the rig…

A female pedestrian in her late 40s who was attempting to cross the street Tuesday night was struck by a minivan at East Ferry Street and Fillmore Avenue and later pronounced dead, authorities said.The accident occurred just after 9:30 p.m., according to police, and the woman was taken to Erie County Medical Center.Police are continuing to investigate, but no charges have …

By now, you've probably heard about the selection of Intertrust Development and Uniland Development Co. on Tuesday to compete to redevelop the remaining vacant parts of the former Rainbow Centre mall. Intertrust and Uniland, who will be working with other companies to make their proposals, were picked out of an undisclosed number of firms who responded to this request…

Two men were arrested and one charged with driving while intoxicated in connection with a home invasion robbery in Orchard Park on Tuesday night, officials said.Orchard Park police stopped a white pickup truck on East Quaker Street after responding at 8:30 p.m. to a report of two men breaking into a home on Kathryn Drive, near Orchard Park High School, and stealing a flats…

President Obama’s visit to Buffalo and other upstate cities will cause temporary traffic delays along the Thruway on Thursday and Friday, state officials said.At certain times, motorists may be unable to enter the interstate at some interchanges, or unable to re-enter from Thruway service plazas and rest areas, according to the Thruway Authority.The president is scheduled …

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – A 76-year-old tourist from Quebec died after he, his wife and their grandson were hit Tuesday night on Niagara Parkway by a pickup truck whose driver was impaired, Niagara Regional Police reported.The victims were crossing the parkway, south of Murray Street, when they were struck and knocked to the ground at about 10 p.m. by a southbound pickup truck…

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Customers of Paula’s Donuts – old and new – are having no trouble finding the new location on Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda, which opened at 5 this morning.After losing the lease and moving out of her long-time store at 308 Kenmore Ave. last weekend, Paula Huber and her crew moved into more spacious digs at 2319 Sheridan Drive.The store was very busy – with some…

SHERIDAN – The Chautauqua County Democratic Committee has endorsed Amy Farnham in the Sept. 10 primary election race for the District 5 seat in the County Legislature, county Chairman Norman P. Green announced. She already has the Working Families Party endorsement.Farnham, a lifelong Sheridan and Arkwright resident who has served on the Sheridan Town Board for 10 years, i…

Today’s meeting scheduled to consider the sale of the Chautauqua County Home has been canceled.Chautauqua County Attorney Stephen Abdella announced Tuesday that the special meeting, which had been scheduled for 6:30 p.m., was called off because the prospective buyer did not provide a security deposit for the proposed sale. County Legislature Chairman Jay Gould approved t…

LOCKPORT – The town Planning Board granted a special-use permit recently for a Hertz rental car location on South Transit Road.The store will open soon in the former Lifetime Muffler building at 5660 S. Transit Road, a property owned by South Lockport Fire Company.In other matters, the board tabled a site plan for a new 18,000-square-foot building at Mantelli Trailer Sales…

PENDLETON – Yellow Dot – the free lifesaving program designed to help first-responders provide timely medical attention – is available through the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office.Yellow Dot, organized by the New York State Sheriffs’ Association, is geared toward senior citizens in particular. An official Yellow Dot placed in the driver’s-side rear window of a vehicle will …

The seventh annual West Falls-Colden Community Library Hot Dog Roast Fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the library, 1966 Davis Road, West Falls.Sahlen’s hot dogs will be sold for $1 at the event, and Italian sausage will be sold for $2. A bottle of spring water will be included with both meals. The fundraiser, which was announced by Erie County Leg…