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The Buffalo Bills today joined those lauding heroic bus driver Darnell J. Barton, making him a guest at today’s game after a locker-room greeting from head coach Doug Marrone and Russ Brandon, president and chief executive officer.Barton was invited into the locker room before today’s encounter with the Kansas City Chiefs, where Bills officials and players added their than…

Buffalo firefighters rescued two people from a burning house on the city’s East Side early Sunday morning.The occupants of a home at 56 Wasmuth Ave. were saved from the blaze, while one firefighter was injured responding to the fire and taken to the hospital for treatment.Damage to the building is estimated at $50,000 and cause of the fire is being investigated.The same gr…

One man is in critical condition and another is stable after an overnight shooting near Jefferson Avenue and Davis Street, the site of a similar shooting last weekend.Buffalo homicide detectives are investigating the incident, which occurred about 3:15 a.m. Sunday. The victims, who have not been identified, were taken to Erie County Medical Center.A 25-year-old man is in c…

The Jacobs family needs your help.You see, the wealthiest family in the Buffalo Niagara region — and the 193rd richest in the entire country with a net worth of $2.8 billion, according to Forbes magazine – wants to build a signature headquarters on Delaware Avenue for its $2.6 billion hospitality business that would replace its current home office, now located a little mor…

Buffalo firefighters responded to a fire late Saturday at a vacant, two-story home at 53 Quincy St., south of Broadway on the East Side.The fire was declared under control about 11:30 p.m. There were no injuries, and a damage estimate was not immediately available.

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When Darnell J. Barton stopped his Metro bus on an Elmwood Avenue overpass and rescued a distraught woman from jumping into the speeding traffic below on the Scajaquada Expressway, he reacted out of instinct.But there was something more going on in his head than his split-second decision to do the right thing as others walked and drove past the woman.“I looked at that woma…

Two men approached their victim on a downtown street on Halloween night and asked him for change for a $20 bill.As they were handed the change, one of the men then hit their victim in the face with a glass bottle, leaving a cut above his upper lip, according to police. As he lay on the street, the robbers then pummeled him with their fists, police said. The attack played o…

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During a recent routine stop at the pharmacy to pick up prescriptions and greeting cards, Kenmore resident Margaret Dolan pocketed a big lottery winner. But she didn’t know it for days.“I put it in my purse; I actually forgot I had it for a couple days,” she said of the New York State Lottery “Win for Life” scratch-off game she purchased at a Rite Aid in the Town of Tonawa…

One city lawmaker vowed civil disobedience to stall the wrecking ball at St. Ann’s Church, located at Broadway and Emslie Street,And two nuns who are sisters recalled the lives they touched as teachers at St. Ann’s School.On Friday the spirited campaign to save the East Side church gained momentum as 40 supporters rallied at St. Columba-Brigid at Eagle and Hickory streets.…

Two men have been taken into custody for the shootings of three people last Saturday night near St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church at Townsend and Peckham streets.Ferry-Fillmore District officers arrested Dennis A. Triplett, 38, of Buffalo about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Then, just before 10 p.m. Friday, they arrested Ricky M. Grace, 40, of Niagara Falls. Chief of Detectives…

Erie County Medical Center celebrated its spacious new second-floor addiction clinic on Main Street this week with a ribbon cutting, refreshments and an open house Friday.The rooms and offices, in a refurbished old book bindery, are a dramatic improvement over the previous clinic operating from a basement space across the street since the late 1970s.“People have worked tho…

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New York’s Central Park Zoo needs a polar bear. So does the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro.The St. Louis Zoo is also seeking a white bear.So it should come as no surprise that some zoos are casting a covetous eye on Kali, the orphaned polar bear who found a home at the Buffalo Zoo.In fact, rumors within the zoo community suggest that federal wildlife officials, the custodi…

A Buffalo man was sentenced Friday to 1½ years in jail for a drunken driving crash last summer in the Town of Hamburg, with nine children in his vehicle, and for a break-in 2½ weeks later at a Hamburg home.Erie County Judge Thomas P. Franczyk sentenced Angel Morales, 36, of Paul Place, who pleaded guilty Oct. 1 to aggravated driving while intoxicated, endangering the welfa…

LOCKPORT – A Buffalo man who caused bleeding in the brain of his seven-week-old daughter by shaking her was given a chance Friday to convince a judge not to send him to prison.Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas gave Jeremy R. Hayes six months of probation, pending a final sentencing decision.Hayes, 25, of Humber Avenue, had pleaded guilty in June to a reduced charge …

At least five guys robbed a Five Guys Burgers and Fries location on Delaware Avenue in North Buffalo on Halloween night, Buffalo police reported.Shortly after 10:30 p.m. Thursday, the crew of at least five men, most dressed in all black and at least one wearing a Halloween mask, entered the restaurant at 2636 Delaware Ave. Police believe one of the thieves was armed with a…