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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is directing state police to investigate the distribution of fliers expressing white supremacist views that were found earlier this week in the driveways of more than a dozen homes in Lewiston. "These messages contradict all that we stand for as New Yorkers,"  Cuomo said in a statement issued Saturday.  " I am directing the State Police to wo…

The Peace Bridge, at the request of the Make Lemon Aide Foundation, will be bathed in green lighting Saturday to mark National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day. Lauren Walier, 18, began the nonprofit foundation after she learned six years ago that there was little federal funding for a condition that she and 17 millions others have across the country. Walier and her family …

Four months after being notified that it had been misled about a serious attack inside the Erie County Correctional Facility, the state watchdog will arrive. Back in November, the state Commission of Correction vowed to investigate after learning from The Buffalo News that an inmate had attacked another inmate. Sheriff Timothy B. Howard’s officials had wrongly told…

Enterprise Charter School will hold its student placement lottery for the upcoming school year at 11 a.m. Monday April 3. The lottery, which will take place at the school at 275 Oak S., will be for students entering kindergarten through eighth grade. Incoming kindergartners from the Buffalo School District must be 5 years old by Dec. 31 to be eligible for enrollment. Th…

A finalist to become the next dean of the University at Buffalo Law School was indicted this week on federal fraud charges related to the alleged embezzlement of millions of dollars from investors in a company he helped run. The U.S. Attorney's Office District of Minnesota charged Edward S. Adams, 64, a law professor at the University of Minnesota, with eight counts of …

A man was in critical condition at Erie County Medical Center after he was stabbed several times at a residence on Delmar Avenue in the Town of Tonawanda early Saturday, Town of Tonawanda police said. Town of Tonawanda police were called to the address on Delmar at 3:45 a.m. and found the victim had lost a large amount of blood and had deep puncture wounds to the ki…

A Bemus Point attorney was convicted in federal court Friday of mail fraud, receiving more than $3.4 million from victim investors, according to the U.S. Attorney's office. James A. MacCallum, 46, faces a maximum 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine MacCallum-- who was a practicing attorney at the time-- devised a scheme to defraud investors out of the money betwee…

An aerial drone crashed through a window on the 23rd floor of Buffalo City Hall. No one was in the office when the craft landed in an office late Wednesday afternoon after workers had gone home for the day, police said. Its operator didn't even know what happened to the drone and later called police asking if anyone had found it. "I'm actually surprised it broke t…

For hundreds of young women in Western New York, the Gowns for Prom program is all about the dress. Each year, Colvin Cleaners collects thousands of donated dresses and displays and distributes them free to high school girls April 4-6 on the stage at Shea's Performing Arts Center. The dresses chosen by the girls are professionally altered, dry cleaned and delivered …

The Town of Tonawanda and Rotary Club of Kenmore will hold their 34th annual Easter egg hunt for children beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 8, inside the Lincoln Arena, 1200 Parker Boulevard. The free indoor event regularly draws about 500 children. Participants must be  Kenmore or Town of Tonawanda residents, aged 2 to 10. "This is a community favorite," said…

Leaders at the City Mission in 2014 unveiled a dream expansion that would have tripled the size of its East Tupper Street headquarters and created room for 184 emergency shelter beds. But after three years of fits and starts, the project didn't get off the ground. Now, the City Mission is pursuing a scaled-back, $15.1 million plan to construct a four-story complex an…

The Western New York Doulas are a loosely knit, five-member group of women with a total of 20 children. And one on the way. “A lot of people looking to start a family want to know what their options are,” said Jenny Beam, 30, of North Tonawanda, who is expecting her fifth child in June. Beam is among the doulas who will throw a public baby shower next weekend …

Fliers related to white supremacist topics were found earlier this week in the driveways of more than a dozen homes in Lewiston, according to town police. Lewiston Police Chief Frank Previte said the fliers were distributed sometime between late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. They were found at properties on Mohawk Street, Chicora Road and Lower River Ro…

JAMESTOWN -- A man faces kidnapping, drug and weapons charges after he allegedly held a man at gunpoint earlier this month in his residence, according to authorities. Mark E. Diers Jr., 39, of Norwood Avenue, has been charged with kidnapping, menacing, criminally using drug paraphernalia and reckless endangerment in connection with the alleged incident on March 12, acco…