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The body of a man was found in a home on the city's East Side and police are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine the cause of death. A department spokesman said the male body was found inside a home in the 200 block of Box Avenue, off Kehr Street, just before 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Police did not provide details on the condition of the body nor whether foul pl…

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Someone drove two men who were wounded in an overnight shooting to the Erie County Medical Center for treatment, Buffalo police said Saturday. A 24-year-old Buffalo man was in serious condition and a 25-year-old man, also from Buffalo, was in stable condition on Saturday, police said. Their names and additional details were not immediately available. A department spo…

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News that the Buffalo Niagara YMCA may construct a larger location in North Buffalo caught at least one party by surprise: The Town of Tonawanda, which could lose its Ken-Ton Family YMCA branch if the nonprofit moves forward with a consolidation plan shared with members this month. While the Buffalo Niagara YMCA is weighing closing its Ken-Ton and Delaware Family bra…

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Julie Curtin, an English teacher in the Buffalo city schools, said it quickly became clear that Krystal Brumfield was among the most talented young writers she had ever met. Yet Curtin guarantees that Brumfield is only going to improve, because the teenager already understands that fine writers often learn through the most direct of passions. They read. Brumfield, at…

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For decades, people walking along Mirror Lake and the Japanese Gardens near the Buffalo History Museum have seen the century-old building's impressive eight-column portico, its grand stairways made of Vermont marble, its statue of Abraham Lincoln ... and a doorway that isn't really a doorway. That will be changing as part of an ongoing renovation that will restore the m…

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A 41-year-old Lackawanna man is accused of urinating in an elevator in Erie County's Rath Building, according to the Sheriff's Office. Deputies say Jason Claar relieved himself in an elevator that serves the Social Services Department. He is charged with criminal tampering and disorderly conduct that created an offensive condition. A tweet from the Sheriff's Office a…

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The Buffalo Skyway will be closed in both directions for much of Saturday to allow filming of a commercial on the roadway. Route 5 from Ohio to Church streets will be closed to traffic from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., the City of Buffalo, Erie County Department of Public Works and state Department of Transportation announced. The agencies said filming for a WAZE carpool…

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After years of neglect, developers are once again giving their regards to Broadway. From the edge of downtown Buffalo to the neighborhood surrounding the Broadway Market, one of the city's primary routes through the East Side and into Cheektowaga is finally getting attention from several developers – albeit slowly. But it's extending the city's redevelopment boom int…

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A crush of first-day customers beyond expectation surprised the owners of the new Chef's On the Go Thursday at Williamsville Place on Sheridan Drive, following a grand opening that caused some loyalists to wait all night for the big moment on a nearby sidewalk, as recounted in my column today. The place was forced to close its doors with many orders still outstanding fo…

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The beginning of the school year always brings some problems with the yellow buses. Kids not getting picked up. Kids dropped off late. Kids dropped off at the wrong bus stop. But parent leaders in Buffalo say the situation this year has reached a “crisis” and they’re weighing legal options to force the school district and its transportation provider, First Stud…

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Catholic Health is reopening its search for a new chief operating officer after the health care executive hired to fill the role recently informed the system she no longer can accept the position. Mark A. Sullivan, the regional health system's president and CEO, this week told Catholic Health executives and managers that Dr. Hui Jiang-Saldana would not serve as COO and …

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Joe Salamone did not believe he would really need to stop. It was almost midnight Wednesday when he returned in raw October weather from Rochester, where his supervisors at Paychex had needed him to be for the day. Salamone figured he would simply make sure no one was already in line for the new Chef's on the Go at the Williamsville Place shopping center on Sheridan Drive.…

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A 21-year-old male commuter student was arrested Thursday on attempted murder and other charges in connection with an on-campus shooting at SUNY Buffalo State on Sept. 29, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office and university police. Isaiah Doyle faces charges of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree attempted assault, first-degree criminal use o…

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Several major Western New York roadways will be affected by roadwork this weekend, including the ramp to Route 198 from the northbound Interstate 190, the New York State Department of Transportation announced Thursday. Bridge maintenance work will lead to these closings on Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 19 and 20). I-190/Route 198 interchange On Sunday between 9 a.m. a…