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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 …

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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…

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10:31 a.m.: Listen to the full audio of the press conference: Anyone with information about this case, or other cases of abuse, should call the Erie County sheriff's dispatch center at 858-2903.10:12 a.m.: The Sheriff's Office had initially told us they planned to release more details about the case, but this morning's press conference turned into a r…

11:45 a.m.: More on the storm from The News' Barbara O'Brien, including the National Weather Service's take on how it will (or won't) affect Western New York.As the Mid-Atlantic region braces for a big winter storm, some airlines aren't taking any chances. The departures page on the Buffalo Niagara International Airport Web site shows that many of …

Good morning, and welcome to Friday.Police in Erie and Niagara counties are trying to catch a gym bandit, News Staff Reporter Sandra Tan reports this morning.Bills Beat Reporter Mark Gaughan spoke with former Bills QB Frank Reich about what it's like to coach Peyton Manning. Click here to listen to Reich talk about "The Comeback" and more.Toyota's facin…

--The Cheektowaga Town Board voted to fire police officer David Robida for exchanging threatening text messages with an ex-girlfriend, rejecting the recommendation of the town attorney a day earlier to suspend Robida. --Facebook posts have led to the arrest of a man wanted in Lockport. Christopher K. Crego is in police custody in Terre Haute, Ind., and will be extradited b…

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Several Sweet Home School District students suffered minor injuries shortly after 4 p.m. today when their bus collided with a pickup on Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst. The News' John Hickey filed these photos from the scene:  

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A community jazz concert celebrating Black History Month will be held tonight in the Buffalo Museum of Science.   Performances are scheduled from area musicians and poets, including members of Love Supreme, Buffalo Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts Jazz Band, Niagara Falls High School Jazz Band, Vernon James, David Blackburn (pictured at right) and Beautiful…

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Photo by Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo NewsBuffalo State College’s art conservation department wrapped up a three-year project today, sending a piece of Southern Italian pottery dated to the 4th century B.C. back to its home in Utah. The item, known as an amphora, or a clay storage vessel, was packed this morning for shipment to the Utah Museum of Fine Arts in Salt Lake City.…

4:15 p.m.: For jack, and others, here's the full text of the audio:Carl Paladino: “Just tell Sheldon Silver I’m coming; I’m coming to get him. I’m going to take him down.”The Buffalo News: Is it fair? He brings up that --CP: “I never received subsidies. Everybody that knows me understands that. I’m not a subsidy developer. He’s pissing in the wind with that crap.”TBN:…

More developments today in the crash of Flight 3407, as the U.S. Department of Transportation's inspector general finds fault with how the FAA has responded since last February's accident. Mark Stets Jr., one of three special-operations soldiers killed by a bomb blast in Pakistan on Wednesday, comes from a family that lived in Lewiston, and he still has relativ…

12:35 p.m.: Here's a list of the commission members, and here's the schedule of amateur events for this year. 11:31 a.m.: Listen to the full audio of the press conference. Here's a short question-and-answer session that happened at the end. 11:13 a.m.: The idea for creating this commission has been part of the CVB's five-year plan, and an idea that has been…