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"Aints" no more. The New Orleans Saints' 31-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV on Sunday is dominating news coverage this morning. Somehow miss the big game? View photographs of the action. Or review Jerry Sullivan's live Super Bowl chat. Check back with Buffalo News Live later today for a recap of the best and worst Su…

NIAGARA FALLS -- For the last three years, Nelseau Doreus has been funding the education of 25 Haitian children residing in his hometown. Doreus, who grew up in Cotes-de-Fer but now lives in Niagara Falls, said that he has always felt the need to make a difference back home. In 2007, Doreus and childhood friend Alce Previlon founded the CDF Haiti Organization, a non-profit…

DOWNTOWN BUFFALO -- More than 1,300 young fans visiting WNED's downtown studios this weekend met a few of their favorite television stars -- none of them being human. Buddy, the young Tyrannosaurus Rex from the show "Dinosaur Train"; Becky Botsford, a fifth-grader who becomes a caped crusader for better vocabulary skills on "WordGirl"; and Sid the Science Kid were among se…

ALLENTOWN -- While its outdoor bar remains covered in snow, Cozumel prepares indoors for a Super Bowl fiesta tonight. Bartender Michelle Cotter and line cook Tim Collins explain what makes today different and the same than any other Sunday at the grill and tequila bar on Elmwood Avenue. Watch: Drink specials include $3.50 beer, $4 well drinks and $6 margaritas. Cozumel is…

Snow continues to fall throughout Western New York and temperatures remain in the teens while Miami's forecast predicts 60 degrees and partly cloudy skies for tonight's Super Bowl XLIV.  Super Bowl XLIV is all about the quarterbacks, says former News columnist Larry Felser. Check out Mark Gaughn's story on Peyton Manning's place in NFL history and Allen Willson's look…

For the faithful BuffaloNews.com Live readers, you get a sneak preview of the video accompanying Charity Vogel's Spotlight cover story in Sunday's paper. Charity wrote about Robin Tolsma - a Lancaster mother of two whose husband, Darren, died in the crash of Flight 3407 - and her push for better air travel safety. Watch the video below then read about Tolsma in tomorrow's …

BUFFALO — With a volley of rifle shots and placing of wreaths, dozens of people gathered at the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society this afternoon paid tribute to the United States' sixteenth president Abraham Lincoln to mark his 201st birthday. Civil War reenactor Steve Teeft led the ceremony and told the crowd about Western New York's contribution to the Ci…

AMHERST — There are no Styrofoam solar systems or erupting volcanoes here at the UB North campus today for the Science Olympiad. Teams of high schoolers from around Western New York are competing in the four disciplines of science plus technology and design. Winners will be announced later today. Today's construction events include bridge efficiency and trajectory ac…

While the East Coast braces for a paralyzing storm, Western New York will be spared. But on this drab day there's plenty of activities throughout the area for the whole family including a celebration of Abraham Lincoln's birthday at the Historical Society, an animal-centered event at the Central Library downtown and more. Find more details at Good Morning, Buffalo. A bas…

--Jason Ocasio -- whose brother, Eric, was shot and killed by police Monday after he wounded a Buffalo police officer in an armed standoff -- struck a Buffalo police cruiser and apparently pulled a gun on an officer before being taken into custody, according to Buffalo police sources. --The Sabres are taking on the Carolina Hurricanes in HSBC Arena, where Mike Harring…

The Harlem Globetrotters come to UB's Alumni Arena in Amherst tonight at 7.The dazzling dribblers and high-flying hoopsters are on a 44-state, 269-game tour. According to their Web site, the team's also playing in Houston and Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico, today.Tickets are sold out for tonight's event, according to a team spokesman, but they are still available f…

2:02 p.m.: Kelley Walter flew from Baltimore to Buffalo on her way to Toronto. Listen to how the storm altered her plans: Cheryl Molnar of Lancaster came home from Washington, D.C. this afternoon, a few hours earlier than originally planned. Here's what she had to say: Barbara Fox of Little Valley also flew home from D.C. She talked about her travel plan…

East Coast weather is topping the national news, but it looks like we'll be spared.National Fuel's profits beat expectations. Gov. David A. Paterson appointed Nils Olsen to head the city control board.Sheriff's officials need help in the North Collins murder investigation.In sports, Cam Ward is out tonight as the Hurricanes visit the Sabres. At 1 p.m., head …

11:59 a.m.: What do the Guinness Book of World Records, ice tubing down a Skyway off-ramp and a snowman-building contest have in common?They're all part of the Buffalo Powder Keg Winter Festival, a free, downtown-centered event open to the public planned for Feb. 27 and 28."This will definitely be a festival that no one's seen the likings of," said Jeff…