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A train derailment left three tanker cars on their sides in Niagara Falls Saturday afternoon. At 3:57 p.m., the Niagara County Sheriff's Office called the Niagara Falls Fire Department about three tanker cars that had derailed near a service road by a Wendy's restaurant at 6020 Porter Ave. A fourth car was derailed but upright. All four cars were filled with butane. …

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With a falling rate of gun violence, Buffalo is a safer city today than in years past. Several factors have contributed to that welcome change, but chief among them is smarter policing. Through the end of summer, the number of people shot in Buffalo was the lowest in at least nine years. Driving the statistic are the city’s commitment to community policing, a police new…

High Schools

Section VI has owned the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C girls volleyball championship for the last 12 years and Portville will go for No. 13 next weekend at Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls. Coach Kelly Unverdorben’s Panthers advanced to the final four by sweeping three sets from Section III’s Skaneateles on Saturday at Jamesville-DeWit…

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Crime

A former home care aide is being sought on multiple charges after an Elderberry Place man discovered 102 unauthorized transactions against his bank card, Town of Niagara Police reported. The victim, who is on a fixed income and rarely leaves his home, told police that he went to an automated teller machine recently to withdraw some money and the transaction was declined…

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BROCKPORT – When the Southwestern Trojans took the football field after halftime, there was no hiding the fact they were winning rather handily. The team had a collective pep in their steps and seemed to be basking in the bitter cold while warming up their muscles by doing some jumping jacks at midfield. The Trojans’ opponent, on the other hand, looked beaten as Letc…

Crime

A 36-year-old homeless man was beaten by a group of teenagers Friday evening after he tried to intervene in an argument between a man and a woman, Niagara Falls Police reported. The victim told police he came across the arguing pair around 6:30 p.m. at the Metro bus station on Portage Road. He said that he tried to speak up on behalf of the woman, who had apparently ang…

Crime

A Bergholz man who was arrested for impaired driving Tuesday evening reportedly explained that he was en route to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting when he was pulled over, according to Town of Niagara Police. Patrick J. Zuccari, 40, of Niagara Road, initially attracted the attention of police by driving 79 mph in a 40 mph zone of Porter Road, according to arrest reports.…

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Riding a horse was a new experience for Kevin Degnan. But after a little time in the saddle, he looked comfortable holding the reins as he rode Louie. Degnan was beaming after he dismounted. He admitted he was a bit nervous at first, but the volunteers walking alongside put him at ease. "Before you knew it, Louie went back to his initial speed, and I didn't even k…

Crime

From the Department of Things That Shouldn't Need To Be Said: Don't leave your car running if you're not inside it. Especially if your kids are inside. Buffalo police are reminding people that it's a terrible idea to leave your car running, even if you're just running into a store, the ATM or even back into your house for just a second. Auto thefts in the city oft…

High Schools

The Grand Island boys volleyball has advanced to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association state tournament for the first time in school history. Grand Island beat Section V champion Churchville Chili in four games Saturday. Game scores were 21-25, 25-21, 25-20 and 25-12. In the first game, the teams were tied at 19-19 before Churchville scored three…

Colleges

TORONTO – Jayvon Graves hit a 3-pointer just before the buzzer at the end of the first half that gave the University at Buffalo men’s basketball team a much-needed lift against Harvard. But a lone, highlight-reel-worthy 3-pointer from more than 30 feet out wasn’t going to sustain the Bulls as they entered the second half. The Bulls continued that charge by doing some ti…

High Schools

By Perry L. Novak, Special to the News CORTLAND -- For a team that just lost its sixth consecutive New York State Public High School Athletic Association semifinal, the Clarence girls soccer team was relatively upbeat. And deservedly so. Saturday, at Cortland State, the Red Devils grabbed a 1-0 lead late in the first half against defending state champion Monroe-Wo…

High Schools

A fourth-place finish by West Seneca East senior Vinny Pagliaccio led Section VI to second place in Class B in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association cross country championships Saturday in Plattsburgh. Section VI had 298 points. Section IV won the Class B title with 269 points. Pioneer/Holland sophomore Brody Jones was 11th (15:09.9) and Pioneer/…

Crime

An Orchard Park man who was shot last December during an altercation in Ellicottville has filed a civil suit against the shooter and one of the local establishments. The attorney for Brandon Janesz filed a lawsuit in State Supreme Court last week against Damien M. Marvin, the man charged and later acquitted in the shooting, as well as the Villaggio, an Ellicottville res…