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One of the eight prize winners from last October's 43North competition isn't moving to Buffalo. PocketSuite, from San Francisco, provides mobile-based booking, payment and client management tools for "solopreneuers." The start-up was one of seven runners-up to win $500,000, and it also won the people's choice award, as voted by the audience at Shea's. 43North said "m…

Health and Fitness

Public health officials are monitoring five people in New York State to determine whether they have been infected by the novel coronavirus that has sickened nearly 3,000 people, mostly in China, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday. Tests by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention came back negative for four other people in New York State, Cuomo said. In the meant…

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When he was sidelined with a high ankle sprain for nearly two months at the start of the 2016-17 season, Jack Eichel drew plenty of inspiration from Kobe Bryant. A year earlier, Showtime released an 83-minute documentary entitled "Kobe Bryant's Muse" that took a deep dive into the career of the Los Angeles Lakers legend and paid particular emphasis to his 2013 rehab fro…

Bills

MOBILE, Ala. — The Ferguson family business of long snapping is about to branch out. Reid Ferguson has been the outstanding long snapper for the Buffalo Bills for the past three seasons. Now his younger brother, Blake, is poised to enter the NFL after a four-year career at Louisiana State University. Blake’s graduation is the end of an era, because he succeeded his o…

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Jan. 17, 1935 – Jan. 24, 2020 The ministry didn’t run in his family, but the Rev. Otto G. Struckmann knew as a young boy that would be his calling. “I had a second-grade parochial schoolteacher who insisted he planted the seed in my mind,” Rev. Struckmann told The Buffalo News in 2005. “But I can remember that – if you can believe this – even before I was in grade sc…

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Although temperatures will run at or a little below average Tuesday through Thursday this week, this January bears no resemblance to last January, other than in hours and minutes of daylight. For starters, the upper air pattern that drives the conditions on the ground has been utterly different. Here is a NOAA upper air map from last Jan. 26. A year ago there was a strong…

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East Aurora native Kaitlin Hawayek and her ice dancing partner, Jean-Luc Baker, have been selected to the Four Continents Championships and World Figure Skating Championships. The pair finished third in the U.S. Championships for the second consecutive year with their performances Friday and Saturday in Greensboro, N.C. The pairs who finished first and second — Madis…