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Two dozen pigs were seized Tuesday from a Cattaraugus County property where 128 neglected animals were seized in 2002, according to Farm Sanctuary, a non-profit organization. The pigs, most of which were between 1 and 6 months old, were described as being "sick, emaciated and mange-ridden," the organization said. The group did not identify the property owner nor the …

Health and Fitness

The fear, pain and uncertainty that come with going to the dentist can unnerve even the healthiest among us. Imagine what it can be like for those with autism, dementia, physical limitations, developmental disabilities or cancer. These are the patients in the working world of Drs. Elizabeth Kapral and Maureen Sullivan, two of a dozen dentists who help staff three den…

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A 1-year-old male snow leopard has a new home at the Buffalo Zoo. Altai arrived at the zoo in October and has cleared health quarantine and been introduced to a new habitat, the zoo announced Friday. Altai was one of three snow leopards born at the Akron Zoo on March 5, 2016, and is named after the Altai Republic in Siberia and Altai Mountain Range in Central and Eas…

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WASHINGTON – Thousands of abortion opponents from around the country traveled to the nation's capital Friday for the annual March for Life, and many said they did so with mixed feelings of hope and trepidation – all because of President Trump. Attendees from Buffalo praised Trump for his appointments of a conservative Supreme Court justice, Neil Gorsuch, as well as othe…

Crime

An Amherst family whose son died of alcohol poisoning during a fraternity hazing ritual in West Virginia more than two years ago has reached a settlement with the students, fraternity and university responsible for the teen's death. Nolan Michael Burch, a Canisius High School graduate, was 18 years old and a freshman a West Virginia University when he became a pledge at…

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More changes are being made at Buffalo's public housing agency. The Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority is set to hire a top-level executive to take over some of the day-to-day responsibilities of running the 27 housing developments where some 10,000 tenants live. Yvonne C. McCray, who currently serves as director of housing at the Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency, will …

Crime

A Niagara Falls man who walked into a Pine Avenue bar carrying a loaded gun in his hand early Friday morning was tackled and detained until police arrived, according to Niagara Falls police. Tommy D. George, 47, of 22nd Street, also had a knife when he walked inside Empire Sportz Lounge, 1602 Pine, at about 2:25 a.m., according to a police report. Several people disa…

Crime

A cook at Attica Correctional Facility has been charged with official misconduct and misdemeanor sexual abuse, according to the State Police. Joann Thompson, 53, of the village of Wyoming, is accused of having an unlawful personal relationship with an inmate, troopers said. She has been suspended without pay, according to the state Department of Corrections and Communit…

Business

The Days Inn at the Falls at 443 Main St., Niagara Falls, will be rebranded in March as the Wyndham Garden at Niagara Falls. The announcement was made Friday by American Niagara Hospitality, the hotel group owned by the DiCienzo family, which controls several hotels on both sides of the international border. Michael DiCienzo said the company has been working on a mul…

A wide variety of adult education classes, from Italian cooking to decorating Ukranian Easter eggs, are planned at four different Niagara Falls School District locations in the upcoming weeks. The catalog includes 76 classes and four travel opportunities, plus a registration form.   Classes will be held at Niagara Falls High School, 4455 Porter Road; the Administrati…

Crime

A Buffalo man shoveling snow on Thursday night told police he was robbed by a man with a gun who threatened to shoot him, according to a city police report. The robbery happened at about 7:45 p.m. on Hempstead Avenue in the Kenfield/Langfield Homes, according to the police report. The victim told police he initially refused to hand over any belongings but the robber …

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A Buffalo woman ran into some trouble this week when she went to smoke marijuana with some people she had met on Snapchat. The woman told Buffalo police a man and a woman got into the backseat of her vehicle on LaSalle Avenue at about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, according to a police report. The two then picked a fight with her and a male friend who was with her in the car. …

The Village of Blasdell is looking for candidates for village trustee. The opening came as a result of former Mayor Michael Petrie winning election to the Hamburg Town Board. Petrie resigned Wednesday as mayor, and the Village Board appointed Trustee Rob Hefner to succeed him. Hefner will accept letters of interest accompanied by resumes from village residents who ar…

Art

Colorful paintings of the historic Fruit Belt neighborhood to the east of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus are making a statement in a common walkway on the campus. Tucked on the eastern end of a hallway between Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and Scott Bieler Clinical Sciences Center is the newly installed Community Artists Gallery, giving many patients and …

Business

Campus WheelWorks over the years has looked to do what it can to keep its business rolling through the winter. They’ve tried selling brewing equipment, downhill skis and other accessories, with limited success. In the middle of this "New Buffalo" decade, the cycling shop tried its hand at cross-country skis, snowshoes and fat bikes, a combination its staff believes h…