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It appears that Chris Collins’ indictment could already be the catalyst for a reshaping of some of Congress’ governing rules. Legislation introduced Thursday by Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning and Rep. Kathleen Rice, a New York City-area Democrat would ban members of the House of Representatives from serving on boards of publicly-held companies. “We’ve gotten a lot of inter…

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Lou Piccone remembers suffering concussions during his days with the Buffalo Bills. So the 69-year-old retired wide receiver was surprised to learn that a team of University at Buffalo researchers found no signs of dementia-related, structural damage to his brain —despite his years playing professional football in 1970s. So were the researchers. After examining 21…

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The Amherst Central School District is hosting a substitute job recruitment fair from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 21 in Amherst High School, 4301 Main St., the district announced Monday. The district wants to hire substitute instructional, teaching assistants, aides, food service workers and nurses. Substitutes are need for Amherst’s high school, middle school and elementa…

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A former high-ranking Indiana University administrator is helping fill a major role at Hilbert College, the Hamburg school announced Monday. Gregory Roberts, who previously worked at Indiana’s Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, will take over as interim vice provost and dean of students at Hilbert on Aug. 13, the college said. Roberts is replacing former Hilbert o…

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A man was found asleep on the breakwall near Erie Basin Marina by rescue crews early Sunday, after a boat he was in sank, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard said the man reported about 3:40 a.m. that a 21-foot yellow boat he was in next to the breakwall was taking on water. The man said he was in knee-deep water without a life jacket. Emergency crews …

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Eleven people were arrested Saturday during country singer Dierks Bentley’s concert at Darien Lake, according to the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office. Seven of those people were arrested on charges of possession of alcohol with intent to consume under the age of 21, deputies said. One man, Steven J. Bopp, 30, of Spencerport, was arrested after allegedly running into a…

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It was like stepping back in time. Hundreds of classic cars — aqua green, gleaming black and bright red vehicles — were parked along Delaware Avenue, as a version of Duane Eddy’s “40 Miles of Bad Road” played from a set of speakers at Kenmore’s Paddock Chevrolet dealership. It could have been the 1950s, when Eddy’s rock 'n’ roll hit took off up the Top 100 chart. …

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A 15-year-old girl from Niagara Falls was struck by a vehicle while walking on Route 33 westbound near the Best Street ramp early Sunday, according to Buffalo Police Department spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge. The girl, who was not identified by police, suffered what appeared to be injuries that were not life-threatening injuries, DeGeorge said. She was struck at about…

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A tractor-trailer driver died in a one-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon on southbound Route 219, near Route 39 in Springville, according to Erie County Sheriff's Office spokesman Scott Zylka. Sheriff's deputies reported the tractor-trailer had left the road, and that upon arriving, they did not detect a pulse on the driver. Zylka late Sunday said the driver, who was no…

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The Corning Museum of Glass’ GlassBarge will again be docked Sunday at Canalside, operating from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. “It’s beautiful,” said Linda Mielcarek, 52, of Lackawanna, after attending a glassblowing demonstration on the barge Saturday at Canalside. Demonstrations are free. They last about 30 minutes. GlassBarge left Brooklyn in May and will end its trip in C…

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Burglars stole an unknown amount in donations this week from a West Side mosque, according to a Buffalo police report filed on Saturday. The imam of the Masjid Al-Eiman Mosque told police that two unidentified individuals stole donations from the building in the 400 block of Connecticut Street at about 3 a.m. Wednesday. Police reported that the suspects also caused a…

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Federal officials found hundreds of rounds of ammunition and receipts for a high-powered SKS assault rifle at the Grand Island home of Carlos Bayon, 63, who was arrested Wednesday on charges of threatening two members of Congress in voicemails he left them in late June, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Federal officers searched his home after his arrest Wednesda…

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A 26-year-old Buffalo man's gamble didn't pay off Friday. Police say he tried to use a fake check at Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino. It didn't end well, police say. Joshua R. Blassingame tried to cash a counterfeit check from Hobby Lobby for $996.15, police reported. A casino cage manager verified the check was fake, and a Buffalo police detective arrested Blassingam…

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A 33-year-old Conewango man has been indicted by a Chautauqua County grand jury on charges of first-degree rape and first-degree criminal sexual act, the Jamestown Police Department said Friday. Dennis L. Park, 33, was arrested by Jamestown Police on July 17 after he allegedly sexually assaulted a victim in the 100 block of Marion Street, according to a police repor…

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A 7-year-old girl was listed in stable condition after she was shot in the leg Friday night while inside her home,  police spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge said Saturday. The girl was transported to Oishei Children’s Hospital. Police are investigating the shooting, which was reported just after 9:20 p.m. Friday in the first block of Domedion Avenue, DeGeorge said. Of…