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Was your bicycle stolen in Buffalo? Do you think it could be among the 88 bikes seized during a narcotics raid earlier this week on Plymouth Avenue on the city's West Side? Buffalo police said Wednesday they are "working diligently on getting an inventory of all of the seized bikes. Police suggested anyone searching for their stolen bike to contact their local police…

Business

The Flower Stand, a Southtowns U-pick flower farm, is about to lose its remaining crop of blooms to freezing temperatures in the forecast. Rather than let the flowers die, the farm is giving them away to anyone who wants to go out into the field and cut them. The farm, at Vaughn Street and Route 240 in Springville, will be open from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Takers s…

Buffalo

A Buffalo man was arrested early Wednesday morning and accused of stealing items from vehicles near D'Youville College, police said. Hector Sanchez, 26, was arrested after midnight near Porter and Fargo avenues after police received a report of a suspicious person who was "casing" vehicles. Sanchez, who was stopped by campus security, is accused of breaking the front…

Buffalo

A 27-year-old Cheektowaga man died Tuesday night in a shooting in Buffalo, a police spokesman said Wednesday. The victim, whose name has not been released, was shot shortly after 8 p.m. near the intersection of Brooklyn Street and Winslow Avenue. He died at the scene, the spokesman said. The department posted on Twitter Tuesday night that the victim was seriously wou…

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The developers of the former Women and Children's Hospital site are inviting the public to an information session from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Kleinhans Music Hall. Sinatra & Company Real Estate and Ellicott Development are planning to turn the old hospital into a mixed-use community – including up to 322 apartments, condominiums and town houses, plus an urban groce…

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State police warned the public about a phone scam in which someone pretending to be a trooper is calling people and asking for Social Security numbers and other personal information. The calls show up on caller ID as coming from a state police station but authorities said it's not them. The calls have been reported in areas between Erie County and Steuben County. "We…

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April 12, 1923 – Oct. 14, 2018 Betty A. Maloney spent decades assisting Studio Arena Theatre and advocating for the disabled. But the loves of her life were her Catholic faith and her family, starting with her husband of 62 years, Arthur J. Maloney, who died in 2011. "She was extremely, deeply religious," said her son, Barry Maloney. A "very, very strong-willed wo…

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Steve Bannon, the onetime close adviser to Donald Trump with wide appeal among the president’s supporters, will highlight an Elma campaign rally on Oct. 24 in a sign of the GOP’s escalating effort to excite its base and turn out the vote on Election Day. Bannon will appear with local Republican candidates at 4:30 p.m. at the Jamison Road Volunteer Fire Co, 1071 Jamison …

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Feb. 3, 1948 – Oct. 13, 2018 James G. Sawyer was a stained-glass artist and a devout Catholic who dedicated his life to scientific research. Visitors to his Lexington Avenue shop, Six Dimension Design, may have seen hints of his scientific passion in the geometric shapes he used in his stained and leaded glass designs. Mr. Sawyer died Oct. 13, 2018, in Erie County…

Buffalo

A Buffalo man told police he was robbed at gunpoint in his house Tuesday by a man let into the home by a female friend. The 49-year-old victim told Northeast District officers his friend called him and told him he needed to come home "now" to his residence on Easton Avenue, near Suffolk Street, according to a Buffalo police report. When the victim arrived, the friend…

Business

It's just shy of three years since M&T Bank Corp. launched its big push into New Jersey, when the bank completed its deal for Hudson City Bank. The acquisition has paid off, said Darren J. King, M&T's chief financial officer. "We're very pleased with how things are going in New Jersey, and the deal has pretty much unfolded as we expected when we announced the me…

Erie County

An internal audit on how the Erie County Water Authority dealt with public information requests found the agency improperly handled 42 percent of those it received in 2016. Last year,  the authority mishandled 18 percent of the Freedom of Information Law requests. "I think the findings confirm the suspicion that the oversight of simple fundamentals was bad," said aut…

Buffalo

A Cheektowaga man has been charged with stealing a Buffalo police car from the Central District station on Main Street on Tuesday, according to police. The police car was left running in the station's parking lot, Buffalo Police Capt. Jeffrey Rinaldo said. Police stopped the driver, identified as Boneito Matthews, and recovered the vehicle about 2 miles away, near Fi…

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WASHINGTON – Democratic congressional candidate Nathan McMurray Wednesday got the strong support from his national party that he's been longing for for months. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which is charged with electing more Democrats to the House, added McMurray to its "Red to Blue" program. The move means that McMurray will likely get financial and…

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Three homes on Box Avenue in Buffalo were involved in an overnight two-alarm fire, with $150,000 damage estimated to one home, the Buffalo Fire Department said. There were no injuries in the fire, and the cause is under investigation, officials said. The Buffalo Fire Department called the Red Cross to assist nine adults. There was $150,000 damage estimated to 214 Box…