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In a two-day effort Wednesday and Thursday, police agencies in Niagara County arrested 112 people on warrants that in some cases were three years old. Every police agency in the county, including state and federal agencies, took part in the roundup, the results of which were announced Thursday at a news conference in Lockport. Some were fresh cases, including grand j…

The monies being spent on several environmental studies for the Skyway is a total waste of time. They have been doing studies on the Skyway for years and nothing to show for except designs. The money they have spent on all these studies they could have torn it down and rebuilt a new one by now.John JendrysekOrchard Park

Just recently Jerry Nadler stated on one side of his mouth that “Tyrant Trump” needed to be impeached. On his very next breath he stated on the other side of his mouth that the American public needs to be behind impeaching the president. Both Nadler and Nancy Pelosi need to understand that impeachment is not a popularity contest. When a police officer apprehends somebody f…

After watching Donald Trump’s reelection tirade since his taking office, and the continued barrage on cable news, I feel it’s time for a change. I think any campaigning should start six months before election day. After almost four years of whose the best candidate, and who can beat whom, by the time election day comes around most people are so worn out, they don’t worry a…

Sadly, Rod Watson and The Buffalo News chose to praise and support a principal that has severely undermined the education of students while attacking the teachers and union attempting to stop the damage that is and has been done to the students at McKinley High School.We sent Watson State Education Department statistics that detailed how, under the previous principal, Crys…

I wanted to write in response to the recent article regarding City Court Judge Andrew C. LoTempio and his release of Antonio Martin. This behavior is so disturbing and the fact he was just released leads me to believe this judge isn’t taking this crime seriously.There is no excuse for abusing an innocent animal. None. In addition, sending pictures of the dead tortured anim…

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Nov. 16, 1957 - Sept. 16, 2019 In the close-knit community that is Buffalo's criminal defense bar, there are lawyers who are not only respected, but beloved. Robert A. Liebers was one of them. Talk to anyone who crossed paths with him, whether it was in Buffalo federal court or Jamestown City Court, and you will hear stories about his compassion for his clients an…

Bills

Tasked with playing their second consecutive game at MetLife Stadium, the Buffalo Bills stayed in the same hotel last week – with players lodged in the very same rooms – to mimic the lead-up to their opening week 17-16 comeback win over the New York Jets. They proceeded to trounce the Giants, 28-14, to improve to 2-0 for the first time since 2014. On the other side of t…

Business

KeyBank chairman and CEO Beth E. Mooney will retire at the beginning of May 2020, the Cleveland-based bank announced Thursday. Christopher Gorman, who currently serves as president of banking, will be her successor. Effective immediately, Gorman was promoted to president and chief operating officer and was named to the board. Gorman was widely seen as the likely success…

Environment

There is no formal proposal to install wind turbines in Lake Erie waters off Western New York. But nearly 100 people showed up at an Erie County Legislature meeting on Thursday anticipating or fearing that day is coming soon. Clean energy advocates pressed legislators to be open-minded about wind energy use. Though there are currently no freshwater wind farms in the Uni…

Courts

The judge asked one group of a dozen potential jurors for the trial of Erie County Sheriff's Deputy Kenneth P. Achtyl if they had seen newspaper or other media accounts of the case. Four raised their hands Thursday during an early phase of jury selection. But none said they had an opinion about the guilt or innocence of Achtyl, who is standing trial on four misdemeanors…

Courts

A jury has found 23-year-old Jamarr Rainey of Buffalo guilty, as charged, on one count of first-degree robbery, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. The jury rendered its decision Wednesday following a five-day trial. At about 5 p.m. on Nov. 23, 2018, Rainey approached a woman sitting in her SUV parked on Cornwall Avenue in Buffalo. Rainey displayed …

Buffalo

Buffalo police said Thursday they have not identified two bodies found inside a charred vehicle on Monday, but said the rental car was driven from Florida to Buffalo by the missing parents of a 3-year-old boy found sleeping alone on a West Side porch earlier that day. The missing parents have been identified as Nicole Marie Merced Plaud, 24, and Miguel Anthony Valentin-…

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A worker who was seriously injured while moving elevator construction materials onto a work site on the South Campus of the University at Buffalo was awarded $3.9 million by a jury, according to his lawyer. The verdict followed a State Supreme Court trial that focused on Bryan Baum's injuries, workplace conditions and the role of Javen Construction of Penfield, a contra…

Bills

The NFL season is upon us and members of The Buffalo News sports staff will be picking games on BNblitz.com. Here is how Jay Skurski, Mark Gaughan and Jason Wolf see the slate for Week 2, beginning with the Thursday night game. Point spreads are through Thursday morning. Asterisk indicates best bet. THURSDAY Skurski Gaughan Wolf Titans -1 1/2 at Jaguar…