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Lyme disease is called “the great imitator,” because its symptoms – which can include severe headaches, joint pain and swelling, fainting spells, heart palpitations and the flu – mimic those of other conditions. It helps explain why medical professionals feared that landscaper Chuk Roll of West Seneca had cancer, lupus, multiple sclerosis and reactive arthritis …

Lyme disease is called “the great imitator,” because its symptoms – which can include severe headaches, joint pain and swelling, fainting spells, heart palpitations and the flu – mimic those of other conditions. It helps explain why medical professionals feared that landscaper Chuk Roll of West Seneca had cancer, lupus, multiple sclerosis and reactive arthritis …

By Jim Heaney INVESTIGATIVE POST New York State has sunk a lot of taxpayer money – $25 billion by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s estimate – into recharging upstate’s moribund economy. The return on investment: Anemic job growth that is a quarter of the national average. This will come as a shock for those who have been taking Cuomo’s proclamations of upstate’…

Local foods got top billing Thursday as the Buffalo Bisons unveiled several new food, beverage and merchandise items they will offer for the 2017 season. When the gates open for the season opener April 6 against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the team will offer Rich's fried cheese curds and Ru's pierogis at the concession stands, featuring varieties like buffalo wing and beef…

By ADAM GOLDMAN and ALAN BLINDER WASHINGTON – Israeli police on Thursday arrested a man believed to be responsible for scores of bomb threats that were phoned in to Jewish community centers across the United States, U.S. officials said. The FBI confirmed in a statement that the bureau had worked with Israeli national police to arrest the teenager, who, officials sa…

With three days between games, including an off-day on Wednesday, the Buffalo Sabres reassigned three players to Rochester. Forward Justin Bailey and defensemen Brady Austin and Casey Nelson were sent to the Amerks. Bailey has two goals and two assists in 32 games with the Sabres this season. He was on his fourth recall of the season. Austin made his NHL debut in …

The results of private soil sampling around their homes late last year confirmed some of the decades-long fears of residents in a North Tonawanda neighborhood. A toxic stew from nearby landfill, which once housed waste from Love Canal, was detected in their yards, they said. Now, a separate investigation by the state Department of Environmental Conservation will incl…

DETROIT -- The Buffalo Sabres have a unique game here Monday night against the Detroit Red Wings, as it will be their final visit to Joe Louis Arena. The NHL's oldest building, which has hugged the Detroit River since 1979, is closing after the season and will be replaced by Little Caesars Arena in the downtown core in the fall. Tonight's game is a 7:30 start on NBC Spo…

By Julie Hirschfeld Davis WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – President Trump has selected George Conway III, the husband of his counselor Kellyanne Conway, to head the civil division of the Justice Department, people familiar with the decision said Saturday, placing him in charge of a crucial office charged with defending Trump’s contentious travel ban and lawsuits alleging th…

HARTLAND - Firefighters from several companies Saturday night battled a fire that started in a motor home and spread to a barn  at 7321 Ridge Road. The fire was reported about  5:45 p.m., and when deputies  arrived on the scene both the motor home and barn were fully engulfed, authorities said. The blaze was extinguished by firefighters from companies including W…

No one expected this. The Canisius Golden Griffins weren't expected to do much this season, what with two of the best offensive players in program history gone and an uncertain goaltending situation. But the Griffs proved that the sum can be greater than its parts in rattling off a 17-game winning streak, winning the regular season Atlantic Hockey title and advancing to th…

By Tamar Hallerman The Atlanta Journal-Constitution WASHINGTON _ The nonprofit journalism outlet ProPublica reported Friday that former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara was investigating the stock trades of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price when the White House fired him last week. An excerpt from the ProPublica report said: “The investigation of Price’s …

Bo Farrell couldn't help but laugh Friday while recalling his parents' reactions when they walked down the basement stairs to assess the damage. He and his younger brother, Matt, known nationally as Notre Dame's point guard, often played one-on-one Nerf basketball while growing up in New Jersey. As anyone with brothers or sons would attest, it was a matter of time befor…

TROY − Fredonia’s girls basketball fought out of a huge hole at the beginning to get within striking distance, but couldn’t finish the sale. The Hillbillies dropped a 69-57 decision to Irvington Friday in a New York State semifinal at Hudson Valley Community College. Irvington advanced to the Class B final against Seton Catholic on Saturday afternoon. “I’m …

The state girls basketball championships get underway today at Hudson Valley Community Valley in Troy. Fredonia opens the action from a Section VI perspective with at 11:45 a.m. game. Since high school is supposed to be educational, here are five things about the host city you may not have known. 1 - At the beginning. Killiaen van Rensselaer was a successful Dutch me…