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More than 24,000 Western New Yorkers signed up for this spring’s Independent Health and Buffalo Bills Health & Wellness Challenge, making it the most successful challenge to date. As with past challenges, the eighth installment once again challenged participants make exercise, healthier eating and better hydration a part of their daily lives. Each participant, on av…

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Summer shines on with busy weekends full of festivals, music and beautiful weather. Here are some stories you may have missed from over the weekend. Firm with ties to BMHA supervisor gets $391,000 from BMHA, mostly without bidding Just months after it was founded, GFY General Services & Cleaning got nearly $400,000 in largely no-bid work from the Buffalo Municipal Ho…

Crime

One man died and another man was wounded following a pair of shootings within two blocks of each other Saturday evening on Buffalo's East Side. Police spokesman Michael DeGeorge said that 28-year-old man died Sunday in Erie County Medical Center, where he was taken after he was shot at about 7 p.m. Saturday at Genesee Street and Crossman Avenue. His name was not immedia…

Dance

O.J. Simpson was invited to the Mulligan's Reunion Party Sunday afternoon at Templeton Landing Restaurant near Erie Basin Marina. "He couldn't make it," said Michael Militello, looking tanned and toned as he greeted guests to the VIP party in the restaurant's rooftop club. "His parole officer declined," Militello said. "He's with his children and they are planning a …

Crime

A Woodlawn Avenue resident, on heightened alert due to a spate of recent break-ins, alerted Niagara Falls Police to a potential burglary-in-progress Saturday evening at a neighbor's home. Police were able to capture the suspect as he fled down an adjoining alleyway, stolen goods in hand. The witness phoned police to report a shirtless man lurking around a neighbor's gar…

Crime

A Niagara Falls woman told police she heard a commotion inside her apartment while she showered Saturday afternoon, emerging to find that someone had broken in and stolen $2,500 worth of property. The victim told police that she left her brother playing video games inside her Willow Avenue apartment at 4:45 p.m. Saturday while she took a shower. While she showered, s…

Crime

A burglar had to move one all-terrain vehicle in order to get to the one he wanted to steal from inside a shed on Model City Road in the Town of Lewiston recently, police said. According to reports, the 2005 Yamaha Raptor was taken sometime after 3 p.m. on June 27. Police said the burglar had to move a different ATV in order to get the Raptor out, and in the process als…

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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…

Buffalo

Three people instrumental in the push to restore the Humboldt Park community by covering part of the Kensington Expressway to reunite divided neighborhoods will be honored at a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the Adam's Mark Hotel. The late Clarke E. Eaton, a Hamlin Park resident who helped establish the vision, and Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes and former state…

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Move over, ranch dressing. Blue cheese is the wing dip king on Monday. Drew Cerza has revealed the plans for his first National Blue Cheese Dressing Day. Cerza acted after Frank's RedHot outraged Buffalonians in March with a tweet claiming ranch was the best wing dipping sauce and after he discovered blue cheese didn't have a day. https://buffalonews.com/2018/06/04/b…

Crime

A 59-year-old woman was charged with impaired driving Saturday following a roll-over accident on State Route 238 in the Town of Attica,  the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office reported. Debora J. Bennett of Silver Springs was driving southbound on Route 238 when she drove across the oncoming lane, struck a guard rail and rolled the vehicle several times, said Sgt. Colin Re…

Erie County

Baby Blue had lost considerable weight by the time Dr. Helen E. Sweeney examined the anorexic koi in her West Seneca office. The fish had not eaten in weeks, yet it unleashed a flurry of tail flaps as the veterinarian approached its tank. Sweeney, unfazed, trained her eyes on the pale blue fish. As she reached into the tank with one hand, its tail began to redden, a sig…

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"Take what you need, bring what you can. Above all, be blessed." That's the message to anyone who might need a little food to tide them over from the Blessing Box in Orchard Park. The bad thing about being hungry in an upscale community like Orchard Park – besides being hungry – is that no one thinks hard times have hit the suburbs. But Michele Pellette knew there…

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A 24-year-old hiker who "lost his bearings" during a hike on the Niagara Falls gorge trail and fell 50 feet was rescued early Sunday, reported Niagara Falls State Park Police. The unidentified hiker, who suffered several bone fractures, was spotted around 5 a.m. by a fisherman on the lower gorge trail, police said. The man fell approximately 50 feet onto the lower go…