Stuart Strickland remembered his father's stories about the most harrowing moment in his life, when William R. Strickland saw the out-of-control freighter Michael K. Tewksbury topple the Michigan Avenue lift bridge into the ice-choked Buffalo River just before midnight on Jan. 21, 1959. This weekend, Stuart Strickland plans to travel from his home in Pittsburgh to j…

As more than 300 Buffalo area residents board buses tonight bound for the Women's March on Washington, Buffalo News reporter Maki Becker and photographer Robert Kirkham will travel with them. The two  will ride through the night on a chartered bus to provide live coverage Saturday of  the protest against President Donald Trump in Washington, one day after Trump was in…

The Buffalo Preservation Board, fresh off a heated meeting a week ago, has scheduled a new public hearing early next month over Ciminelli Real Estate Corp.’s controversial project proposed for Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway. The board will hold a special public hearing at Lafayette High School, at 370 Lafayette Avenue, at 6 p.m. Thursday Feb. 2. The subject will be …

A Buffalo man who ran into the woods after a traffic stop on Route 16 in the Town of Holland and his female passenger were arrested by Erie County sheriff deputies late Wednesday night, Sheriff Timothy B. Howard said Thursday. Jamie Wilson, 47, and Jenna Shoup, 26, also of Buffalo, were arrested on felony and misdemeanor charges of criminal possession of a controlled su…

A New York City firm that plans to redevelop the Pierce-Arrow administration building in North Buffalo into apartments wants tax breaks from the county to get the $29 million project done. Read Property Group and previous owner Joseph Hecht want to renovate the 190,000-square-foot complex on Elmwood Avenue. The project includes the historic administration building, a…

A 20-year-old man died after he was shot Wednesday night near Walden and Bailey avenues, Buffalo police said Thursday morning. The man was shot at about 10:45 p.m. in the 100 block of Keystone Street, off Walden and east of Bailey, according to police. The victim was taken to Erie County Medical Center. Police have released no further details. The man becomes the …

The Buffalo Preservation Board will hold a special meeting  at 6 p.m. Feb. 2 in Lafayette High School Auditorium to discuss a demolition application for five properties on Elmwood Avenue, two on Ashland and one on Potomac. The meeting was originally scheduled for next week in Council chambers. The demolitions would make way for a mixed-use development of apartments …

Members of the committee tasked with choosing a new Buffalo train station location listened to 36 people present their ideas at the committee's first public meeting, and second overall. Supporters came out to back the historic Central Terminal, which they see as an opportunity to breathe new life into an architectural icon while boosting economic development to a part …

The $13.6 million increase in state aid that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo proposed for the Buffalo Public Schools in his 2017 budget will come in handy. But as of right now, district leaders are not exactly sure how the money will be used. And Buffalo is still waiting on approximately $91 million the district is owed from a 2006 court ruling targeting high needs district. But af…

The Buffalo Planning Board on Tuesday postponed action on the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority's proposed project to redevelop its A.D. Price Courts housing project, citing hesitancy over a pending state report about the historic merits of the existing buildings that would be demolished. BMHA, together with affiliate Bridges Development Inc. and partner Norstar Dev…

Maureen Milligan is going to the march because she believes in the power of peaceful protest. Ramona Santa Maria is going to make sure the voices of women, people of color and people with disabilities are heard. Roseanne Cullis is taking her daughters so they can witness history. Late Friday night and into the early morning hours, more than 300 people across the B…

A public hearing on plans to convert the Scajaquada Expressway will be held next week, the state Department of Transportation announced. The hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at Olmsted School 64, 874 Amherst St. It was initially scheduled for Dec. 14 but was postponed because of weather. For a look at what's at stake, specifics on what the state wants to do,…

In his first public statements since Carl P. Paladino made racist and inflammatory comments about the Obamas, Buffalo Schools Superintendent Kriner Cash said there must be consequences for his behavior. In a rare move, Cash allowed Paladino to respond to speakers who turned out to condemn the remarks that were published last month in Artvoice. Board members do not usual…

Officers charged Arthur McMorris, 21, Jordan Williams, 20, and Demario MCarley, 17, all of Langfield Drive, with weapons and drug possession counts after stopping a vehicle on a routine traffic check at Langfield and Edison Avenue about 7:30 p.m. Monday, according to Buffalo Police. Officers said they found a small plastic bag of crack cocaine, a vial of marijuana, a bu…