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Neighbors are welcome to gather for National Night Out events from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, in the Cazenovia Neighborhood Library, 155 Cazenovia St. The first 30 adults to arrive will be given free weatherization kits by National Fuel. Refreshments will be served and children's games will be organized. A Buffalo Fire Department truck will be on site, and representat…

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Moving day has been a moving target when it comes to combining Buffalo’s police and fire headquarters under one roof inside the former Michael J. Dillon Federal Courthouse on Niagara Square. It was supposed to happen in September 2017. Then it was set for this month. Now the target date is late fall. But not only has the move-in date changed, so has the price t…

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Buffalo police have made two arrests in connection with an overnight shooting that injured a pair of men, including an off-duty police officer. The incident occurred in the 1200 block of Broadway just before 3:30 a.m., detectives said. The two victims, a Buffalo police officer who is 29 and a male companion from Buffalo who is 28, were taken by ambulance to Erie County …

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Gary Astridge and Robert Swierat are two Buffalo area men in their early 60s who say they were repeatedly raped by Catholic priests decades ago. The two have something else in common – they say the Diocese of Buffalo has so far refused to accept any responsibility for the incidents because the abuser priests were members of religious orders and not ordained by the dioce…

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It was a furious scramble for a careening ball, a third-quarter play that in most games with a score of 35-3 would have been utterly meaningless. In this case, it was a pivotal instant in an astounding piece of football history. Mark Maddox, who was in the middle of it, only wishes he could remember. A little more than a quarter-century ago, with the Buffalo Bills…

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Like many people in Western New York, Jose A. Palma Jr. is sweating it out this summer. Unlike most, Palma's concerns revolve around keeping his putting green free from grubs, slugs and other organisms. "You're constantly fighting something, whether it’s the grubs or diseases," he said. "That's the thing with short grass. You see everything when grass is cut so low."…

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A Buffalo man has been charged with biting off the lower lip of his 62-year-old upstairs neighbor during a fight, according to a city police report. David J. Beaner, 20, was arrested Wednesday night at his residence on Northampton Street, just west of Martin Luther King Jr. Park. "The defendant did bite the lower lip of [the victim] causing substantial pain, bleeding…

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Authorities are looking for the public's help to find a missing 14-year-old from Lackawanna. Jayviona Jackson has been missing since July 5 and may be in Buffalo, according to an alert from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Jackson is described as a black female, 5-foot-5 and 125 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with inform…

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The mother of Keona Owens, the Buffalo woman charged in the death of her 2½-year-old son, is defending her daughter who now faces a manslaughter charge. Toni D. Owens told The Buffalo News on Friday she didn't believe her daughter could have harmed Xavion Hazzard, who prosecutors say died earlier this week from multiple blunt force injuries. Authorities have charged …

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John and Nicolette Weber were horrified to learn they live in a neighborhood — including parts of Buffalo's East Side and western Cheektowaga — where a higher-than-normal percentage of residents have had six different types of cancers. But they are relieved that the state Department of Health is investigating. The Health Department has found elevated incidences of co…

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Seneca Street is finally seeing better days. After decades of neglect, the heart of the South Buffalo commercial district is getting new attention and investment. Investors, developers and residents are purchasing and renovating old buildings, particularly the two-story structures that line the street, as well as some old churches. They're sprucing up building fac…

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Two big development projects at Gates Circle and Waterfront Village received key variances from the Buffalo Zoning Board of Appeals, enabling them to proceed toward final approval, but a third one in the Elmwood Village was shot down amid neighborhood and political opposition. The board backed variance requests for townhouse projects by Uniland Development Co. on the Pa…

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A West Side community organization known for its advocacy on behalf of low-income and minority residents of Buffalo has completed a $14.8 million redevelopment of a former city school into a new community hub, anchored by affordable senior apartments and powered by the sun. PUSH Buffalo – whose acronym stands for People United for Sustainable Housing – unveiled the reno…

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The mother of the 2-½-year-old boy who died Tuesday of blunt force injuries was arrested Thursday evening and charged with first-degree manslaughter. Keona Owens, 22, was arraigned on the charge in Buffalo City Court Friday morning and ordered held on $500,000 bail. Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn said the manslaughter charge accuses Owens of shaking and …