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BUFFALO -- French high-wire artist Didier Pasquette plans to kick off "Beyond/In Western New York" at 6:30 p.m Thursday by crossing the 150 feet between the downtown Liberty Building's twin replicas of the Statue of Liberty. Pasquette will perform again in Niagara Falls with three walks across a wire near Prospect and Old Falls streets at noon, 1 and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Re…

Good morning.  Heavy rain and thunderstorms this morning are impacting the morning commute. Here's a look at a few of the latest headlines: - A new poll by Quinnipiac University released this morning shows Republican Carl Paladino is within six points of Democrat Andrew Cuomo in the race for governor, Tom Precious of the News Albany Bureau reports. - A lawyer who …

Showers and thunderstorms moving through the region will continue to affect the morning commute.The National Weather Service cautions drivers this morning to watch out for ponding on area roads and reduced visibility.Some thunderstorms moving through the region could produce heavy downpours with frequent lightning and wind gusts up to 30 mph, according to the weather servi…

TONAWANDA -- A newly formed group of citizens is urging residents who live near Tonawanda Coke to fill out a health survey to determine the impact of air emissions. The volunteer group, Citizens United for Justice, hope to gather enough data from residents to determine if there is a pattern of illness in the area linked to the plant. "We need to unite so that we are stro…

Good morning.It's going to be warm and breezy today. The National Weather Service forecast calls for a high near 81 in Buffalo. Plan for a chance of showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday.Watch out for traffic on Route 400 northbound. the Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition reports there was congestion beyond Route 277 to Seneca Street at 8:12 a.…

It may not be baseball season at the ballpark, but Coca-Cola Field has been seeing plenty of action over the last two weeks. Inside the stadium, the Sports Construction Group of Brecksville, Ohio is giving the Bisons' field a face-lift. Heavy equipment is being used to dig 18 inches below the surface and remove 600 truckloads of dirt so that a new drainage system can be …

TOWN OF LOCKPORT -- About 30 people picketed outside the new Yahoo! facility this afternoon, where Gov. David A. Paterson is participating in a ceremonial opening for the company's data center. With signs like "Let Our Six Nations Live in Peace" and "Honor Indian Treaties: No NYS Tax," protesters called on Paterson to stop his push for the state …

Friends and family of Kenmore West teacher Brian Dugan gathered at St. Amelia Church in the Town of Tonawanda today to say goodbye. Dugan was killed after being struck by a car while jogging Sept. 15. Dugan was also remembered at a moving ceremony Saturday afternoon following Kenmore West's football game: Other reflections upon Dugan's life -- from the Ken West prin…

Good morning Western New York. Expect clear skies and temperatures ranging from a high of 62 to a low of 43 degrees today. This Monday morning Buffalo Bills fans are still left waiting for a victory as the team dropped to 0-2 yesterday with a painful 34-7 loss to Green Bay at Lambeau Field. Perhaps the one hurting the most this morning though is quarterback Trent Edward…

Step into LaSalle Park today and you'll be stepping into a bit of a time machine. Hello Yesterday! An '80s Festival kicked off at noon and runs through the night, capping off with a performance by Flock of Seagulls. Here's what News Pop Music Critic Jeff Miers had to say about today's event. Check back See above for video, including which includes …

The festivities have kicked off inside and outside HSBC Arena for the Sabres Puck Drop 2010. 1:06 p.m.: Eric Scheck of Cheektowaga was on a team with some friends in today's street hockey tournament. His team, Shoot to Thrill, has players from his old youth hockey league. They won their first game, 6-3, Scheck said. "I'm just here to play and have fun. …

It's a crisp, fall-like day -- and there's no shortage of things happening throughout the day. If you haven't made plans, it's definitely not too late to get out to something that fits your interests. Some highlights:--Sabres Puckdrop 2010, with street hockey tourney happening right now outside HSBC Arena and the official unveiling of the team's th…

Good morning. Here are some of this morning's top headlines. An 8-year-old boy died in a fire in a vacant Niagara Falls house on Friday.The Sabres are holding a day-long Puck Drop 2010 event inside and outside HSBC Arena. Stay tuned to Buffalo News Live and the Sabres Edge blogs for complete coverage. For the most complete coverage of Friday night high school footba…

As a part of National Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day, several dozen people, including veterans and Veterans Administration officials, attended a morning ceremony today in the VA Medical Center on Bailey Avenue. Several former prisoners of war who were captured in World War II were on hand for the event. Here's Donald Meckle of West Seneca, who spe…

An electronic recycling event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday outside the General Motors Tonawanda Engine Plant.The site of the event, which is sponsored by Erie County, will be on the Vulcan Street side of the plant, between Tonawanda Street and Kenmore Avenue.While recycling a television will cost $5, all other electronic items can be recycled for free. Those…