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WASHINGTON – Rep. Brian Higgins may be more well-known for fighting for Buffalo's waterfront and Central Terminal than he is for fighting over major national issues such as health care reform, but that seems to be changing. Higgins, D-Buffalo, has been increasingly raising his voice on national issues. He proved it last week when he took the lead in decrying the fact …

James has an extraordinary tale to tell. He came to Buffalo last summer to seek the help of Vive, a shelter in Buffalo for immigrants seeking asylum in Canada. But with no close relatives in Canada, he learned there was only a slim chance he’d be given asylum. Seeking asylum in the U.S. can take years. People who applied for asylum in January and February of 2015…

Business

Dr. Jeremy P. Doak's philosophy on medicine is simple – fix those broken bones and get on with life. "It's also kind of like a glorified body mechanic," said Doak, a North Tonawanda native who returned to Buffalo to work at Women & Children's Hospital after his medical school stint at the University of Florida and residency work. His career chart includes put…

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The story of Army hero Charles N. DeGlopper reads like a Hollywood script: A small town boy joins the Army in World War II and gives his life to save his platoon, stepping out into the open to fight the Germans alone and stopping them from taking control of a strategic bridge in the Normandy campaign. But on June 9, 1944, this was the true story of local hero Pfc. D…

Amherst

Can Amherst Town Supervisor Barry A. Weinstein stay? Or should he go? Weinstein has made no secret of the fact that he's interested in staying on the Town Board, but there's a question about whether he's even eligible to run for a council seat due to term limits imposed by town law. Now, Weinstein has hinted that he may propose amending the law, to clear up any c…

Construction and Growth

The owner of the Northtown Plaza has reeled in one of the big-name retailers from its wish list. L.L. Bean has signed a lease to open its first store in the area at the Amherst shopping plaza, according to a document filed with the Erie County Clerk's Office. The venerable outdoor retailer is the second tenant publicly identified for the plaza on Sheridan Drive near …

A "man with a gun" call led to the arrest of Donald Clark, 42, of Manhart Street late Saturday afternoon. Police ordered Clark to pull over as he drove down Grider Street about 5 p.m., shortly after he allegedly threatened a woman with a handgun on East Delavan Avenue near Bailey Avenue. Told that Clark had driven toward Grider Street after allegedly making the armed t…

Amanda J. Cheek, 33, of Warwick Avenue, was charged with drug possession by Buffalo police after a traffic stop in the 100 block of Weston Avenue off Bailey Avenue about 12:30 a.m. Sunday. She was in the driver's seat when officers approached her stopped car and reported spotting a crack pipe on her lap. Cheek, who police say was trying to hide an object in her vehicle…

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New York Times Op-Ed Editor James Dao returned to his Williamsville roots Sunday to offer a wide-ranging perspective on the state of journalism today. He discussed how to discern real news from fake, the challenges for journalists digging for the truth amid the chaos of the Trump administration and the impact of social media platforms as "sources" of news. "We try t…

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Myadah Kalia, 22, of Syracuse had her eyes on Zambia, where she will travel with the Peace Corps in two weeks to jump-start her career in public health. Matthew Glosek, 21, of Buffalo hopes to work as a neurosurgeon, so next year he will begin studies for his master's degree in anatomical sciences. Shabir Mustehsan, 22, formerly of Amherst, graduated in December wit…

Crime

Lackawanna Police Sunday continued to seek public help in tracking down the man who allegedly fired more than a dozen times from a handgun into a loud block party on Holland Avenue just before 3 a.m. Sunday. One partygoer was shot in the lower back and taken to Erie County Medical Center for treatment of what police described as a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. …

Michael S. Brown, 47, of Ashville, was charged with drunken driving after he was pulled over on College Street in North Harmony about 12:43 a.m. Sunday. Chautauqua County sheriff deputies charged him with driving while intoxicated and refusing to take a breath test. He was also charged with failing to signal before turning onto College Street and failing to maintain a l…

A faulty muffler led to the felony drunken driving arrest of a Town of Alabama man by Genesee County sheriff deputies early Sunday morning. John Paul Daley, 36, was pulled over on Alleghany Road about 12:19 a.m. After reportedly smelling alcohol on Daley, deputies asked him to take a breath test, but he refused. After a check on his records, he was charged with felony D…

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Some buildings are deeply associated with a city. The beloved Fellheimer & Wagner-designed Central Terminal, which rises 17 stories above the East Side, is one such place for Buffalo. Families said goodbye there to loved ones departing for military service during World War II, and later the Korean and Vietnam wars. Many immigrants who settled in Buffalo steppe…