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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to race car driver Richard Petty, born on this date in 1937, “No one wants to quit when he’s losing, and no one wants to quit when he’s winning.”...WOOLLY BULLY – For the third year, the annual Rock-a-Bully Concert, from 6 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday in Mr. Goodbar, 1110 Elmwood Ave., will bring together good music and a great cause. Playing will be loca…

Monday turned into a tough day for the Erie County District Attorney’s Office in Tonawanda City Court.First, City Judge Joseph J. Cassata dismissed a misdemeanor harassment case against Antoine J. Garner, who is already serving an 18-year prison sentence for three separate violent crimes.During and after the court proceeding, defense attorney Mark A. Sacha and Leslie L. Br…

The prosecutor formerly involved in the widely publicized animal-cruelty case against Beth Lynne Hoskins was fired from his job with the Erie County District Attorney’s Office late last week.The exact reason for Friday afternoon’s termination of Assistant District Attorney Matthew A. Albert remained unclear. However, it’s believed to be related to a relationship he maintai…

LOCKPORT – A Fallen Heroes Memorial for the City of Lockport will be built around a fountain near the Outwater Park overlook, a city committee decided Monday.But the exact design has yet to be determined for the effort to honor those from Lockport who gave their lives in the military, police or fire service.“We’re going to take that old, rickety fountain out there and make…

Orchard Park School Board members elected Natalie Schaffer president during their reorganization meeting Monday afternoon.Schaffer had been vice president last year, and served as president for about two months after the resignation of Alfred McClymonds from the board in April.David Nielsen was elected vice president. Newly elected board member Anthony Agnello was sworn in…

The Maryvale Board of Education elected new leadership Monday night, as Patrick Weisansal and Tammy McCarthy were appointed president and vice president, respectively, during the board’s annual re-organizational meeting.A third-year board member, Weisansal was unanimously elected to his first term as president. He works as a radiologic technologist.McCarthy, a stay-at-home…

Buffalo

Michael Campbell, a Buffalo native and University at Buffalo graduate, was the helicopter pilot who safely landed a charter tourist helicopter in the Hudson River in New York City about noon Sunday, saving himself and four Swedish vacationers.Campbell deployed pontoons when the chopper lost power near 79th Street, near the New York City Marina. The helicopter had a hard la…

JAMESTOWN – One person was shot in the shoulder and a second was stabbed multiple times in the arm and torso early Sunday on E. Second Street, police said.The victims, whose names were not released, were taken to the emergency room at WCA Hospital by private vehicles.Investigators said the injuries occurred during an altercation in the 500 block of E. Second Street at abou…

Fire of undetermined origin caused an estimated $150,000 damage Monday afternoon to a four-story brick building at 106 Elmwood Avenue. and $50,000 damage to its contents, according to the Fire Department.The Red Cross is helping two adult residents of the building with living conditions.The Fire Department was called to the scene of the smoky fire at 5:05 p.m. and crews we…

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There were lucky golfers at the tournament at Brierwood Country Club in Hamburg on Monday and some that were a little less lucky – and the luck had nothing to do with the fact that some were playing with prosthetic legs or arms.No, it was another round of wet weather that dampened the action.The first group of golfers at the 2013 Buffalo Amputee Golf Classic teed off at 8 …

Crime

Hamburg police detectives investigating the Toys R Us killing are awaiting the results of DNA testing on a baseball cap sent to the FBI lab in Quantico, Va., they told The Buffalo News on Monday.The hat, which was found at the scene, had enough DNA to test. Copies of the store video were also sent to the FBI lab.The identity of the suspect captured on the surveillance tape…

Iskalo Development Corp. isn't happy about its signature hotel project on Main Street being turned into the hottest political issue of Amherst's election season. In a letter to the Town Board, Iskalo officials shot back at both candidates for Amherst supervisor, saying they have essentially changed their stances on the project for political expediency. Read the f…

Buffalo’s outdoor pools opened Monday for the summer, and are open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. six days per week.Splash pads are open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days per week. Pools and splash pads are located at: • Martin Luther King Jr. Park, at Fillmore Avenue and Best Street, wading pool, closed Sunday. • Masten Park, at Best and Orange streets, pool closed Saturday. • K…

NIAGARA FALLS – Police are looking for an owner who abandoned two dogs and a puppy in a 12th Street apartment. They are also investigating whether three other puppies that were reported to have been in the apartment earlier were sold or may have died.On Sunday morning two of the three dogs were found emaciated. One of them, an eight-week Labrador retriever-Rottweiler mix, …