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Amiyah King


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Lauren Hardy lives on Buffalo's East Side, but when possible she does her grocery shopping in Amherst. She said she doesn't have much of a choice. "The inner city doesn't have nearly enough grocery stores for us," she said. "I know if I go to Amherst, I can hit every grocery store I need and get just what I'm looking for." For some Buffalo residents, a shortage of…

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An East Side nightclub that was the scene of a shooting last month will remain closed, despite efforts by its owners to reverse a city decision to reopen it. Following a 90-minute hearing in State Supreme Court, Justice Dennis Ward said Club 1210 and The Groove Lounge on Broadway would remain closed at least until the Buffalo Police Department can provide records of cri…

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A Dunkirk man was charged with driving while intoxicated early Sunday morning when he was pulled over by Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies for traffic violations, authorities said. At about 2:47 a.m., Daniel Gornikiewicz, 35, was operating his vehicle on Van Buren Road in the Town of Pomfret when he was stopped for failure to keep right, authorities said. He was arre…

Kristean Geiger, a Buffalo mother of two, spends as much time as she can with her kids, staying away from corporate offices that are not conducive to the care she desires to give her children. She said that after the birth of her first child, she would often spend her work breaks cowering in her car, frantically looking back and forth for witnesses as she pumped her bre…

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Officials announced Wednesday that $50,000 in state funds have been secured for the development of the High School Student Ambassador Program, which will aim to increase awareness and fight against the national opioid crisis. The program will act as an extension of the Leaders in Training summer camp program, led by Beth Anzalone, and continue through the academic year.…

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Metro Rail inbound and outbound service between the Allen-Medical Campus and University stations was temporarily shut down Wednesday afternoon after a human body was found on the tracks. The shutdown caused headaches for frustrated Metro Rail passengers, who had to board shuttle buses to get to where they were headed during the afternoon rush hour. Passengers scattered …

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Eugene Straub died in 1942 when Japanese torpedoes sank the USS Juneau. Seventy-five years later in Buffalo, his daughter Marjorie Lagana received his World War II decorations: the Purple Heart, Combat Action ribbon, American Defense Service medal, American Campaign medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign medal with four bronze stars, World War II Victory Medal and Honorable Se…

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The five-minute video on Facebook has been viewed nearly half a million times: A white security guard and a black man are seen arguing inside a Tim Hortons in the Liberty Building in downtown Buffalo, and then they start physically fighting. Many who saw the video on Facebook questioned why the black man was the one who was arrested. Now, Buffalo police have watched …

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Kelvin Murphy, 45, of Batavia, was arrested early Saturday morning after being pulled over for speeding on State Route 98, according to State Police. Just after 2 a.m., state troopers detected the odor of alcohol while speaking to Murphy, who was operating the vehicle, which prompted them to administer sobriety tests that he failed. Murphy was arrested and transporte…

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Buffalo Police Officer Felisha Kenyon had a terrible eight weeks. Her baby brother was shot to death May 27, she was fired by the city, and then she watched helplessly as her ex-husband, Officer Christopher Bridgett, was shot Sunday outside a Buffalo bar. Kenyon said she doesn't think there's any connection between the three events. Buffalo Police aren't saying an…

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A Lancaster man died Saturday after he lost consciousness while diving in Pompano Beach, Fla., the Broward County Sheriff's Office reported. Authorities said Paul Elmore, 67, had been exploring an artificial reef with South Florida Diving Headquarters, east of the Hillsboro Inlet in Pompano Beach. Shortly after Elmore was located by fellow divers, the sheriff's Marin…

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Richard McIntosh never thought his contributions to his father's auto parts business would turn him into a local celebrity. He inherited the business after his father died in 1999 and served as the CEO, president and co-owner of Mac's Antique Auto Parts until 2012, when he sold the company. Cars had always been a part of McIntosh's life, since his father began collectin…

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Buffalo resident Christopher Boyd was sentenced to 35 years in prison for shooting the owner of Zoe Restaurant and other crimes, the Erie Country District Attorney's Office said Thursday. Boyd, 37, was also sentenced by Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio to 10 years of post-release supervision. Boyd pleaded guilty to attempted murder in connection with the Se…

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Four men attacked a Nepalese man early Sunday morning in the triangular park at the intersection of Plymouth Avenue and School Street, Buffalo Police reported. The suspects were described as being around 15 to 19 years old, all with dark, short hair. They all were wearing white T-shirts at the time of the attack, according to the victim, who only speaks Nepali. The a…

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Last week, Western New York families grilled hot dogs, bought fireworks and flew American flags, while leaving the blood bags high and dry – literally. Blood donations at the American Red Cross are down this week, due to the holiday festivities, plunging the organization into an emergency blood shortage, with local donations running about 3,000 behind what is needed. …