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Three men were charged with gun possession in separate incidents Monday in Buffalo, according to police reports. Antwaine J. Parker, 25, of North Tonawanda, was accused of firing a gun from the porch of a home on Jones Street on the city's East Side shortly before 7:30 p.m. Parker, who was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and first-degree reckl…

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Grand Island Supervisor Nate McMurray agreed to shut down a town Facebook page after a Town Board member objected to how his office manages the site. Critics say the Democratic supervisor or his staff improperly removed unwanted comments from the page, blocked people from seeing or contributing to the page and shared posts boosting McMurray's run for Congress. Republica…

Buffalo

Three people who showed up separately Monday at a Buffalo home to sell items they offered for sale online received payment in counterfeit cash, according to Buffalo police reports. The fraudulent transactions happened at a house on Thornton Avenue, off Bailey Avenue just south of East Amherst Street, where the parties agreed to meet to complete the sales, according to t…

Amherst

A former Williamsville resident pleaded guilty Monday to stealing a vehicle belonging to Eastern Niagara Hospital in Lockport June 22 and crashing it in front of a supermarket a couple of miles away. Matthew K. Shiesley, 32, who said he had no current address, is to be sentenced by State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. Nov. 19 for fourth-degree grand larceny …

Bills

Sunday’s Buffalo Bills win over the Minnesota Vikings still seems beautifully unthinkable, one of the great upsets the franchise has managed to put together in its 58-year history. The Bills, after all, were 0-2, swamped in their first two starts, and people were already putting the Vikings and the Super Bowl together in the same sentence. Still, if you want to look bac…

Crime

A 26-year-old Grand Island woman remains behind bars but has yet to be formally charged in the death of her boyfriend's 2-year-old daughter. Raelynn Rose Fuller died Saturday in Oishei Children's Hospital, 12 days after police were called to the hospital after medical staff suspected the toddler may have been the victim of abuse, the Erie County Sheriff's Office said. …

Buffalo

The Buffalo Planning Board Monday approved a $25 million project by surgeon-turned-developer Dr. Fadi Dagher to construct a five-story mixed-use building on a former motel site just north of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The proposal by Dagher's Cedarland Development, in conjunction with Utah-based student-housing developer Blackfish Investments, would feature 215…

Erie County

Twenty-five family members of people who died in the crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 nearly 10 years ago Monday called for Congress to reauthorize safety standards by passing legislation this week. The legislation that funds and keeps the Federal Aviation Administration in operation will expire Sunday. The agency has operated under five short-term extensi…

Buffalo

The five decorative carousel horses and lone tiger looked nearly ready Monday to be transported from a North Tonawanda workshop to their permanent home next year at Canalside. The blond palomino sported a reddish-pink rose bouquet and tassels of silver leafing glazed with oil tint, with colorfully detailed tack work and a salmon-colored scarf collar with gold clasps. …

Buffalo

Applications are now available for local small businesses to participate in the city's 2018 "holiday edition" of the Queen City Pop-Up retail program. The "pop-up" initiative – run by Buffalo Urban Development Corp., Buffalo Place and Working for Downtown – is designed to bring more small retailers to Main Street in downtown Buffalo by offering rent-free space for two m…

Buffalo

The months-long labor dispute over school aides, teacher transfers and "non-teaching" duties at City Honors School is alive and well. In fact, it has gotten even murkier. The Buffalo Teachers Federation declared a victory Monday when an arbitrator handed down a ruling that told the school district to rescind its decision to transfer teachers out of City Honors and retur…

Buffalo

Another 50 units of "workforce housing" will soon be available for rent in Buffalo, as developer Nick Sinatra seeks to wrap up his new MidCity Apartments project. Most of the work at 1665 Main St. is now completed, even though it may not look like it from the outside, Sinatra said. Crews are now primarily focusing on the first-floor commercial space, in particular waiti…

Buffalo

Ellicott Development Co.'s planned new hotel and event space on Pearl Street should be open by January, the company's top executive said, offering a new option for large-scale meetings, parties and weddings in downtown Buffalo. Although it's opening several months later than previously predicted, the 110-room Aloft by Marriott hotel will be the first completed component…

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A Lindbergh is coming to Charles A. Lindbergh Elementary School in the Town of Tonawanda on Saturday – by air, of course. Erik Lindbergh, grandson of the famed aviator whose name graces the school, will fly in Mercy Flight's Bell 429 helicopter and land in the field next to the school, 184 Irving Terrace. The Kenmore-Town of Tonwanda School District community and the…