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Everything from batteries to rock salt to floor tile can cost more when the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority is the buyer, a Buffalo News' analysis of BMHA spending found. Sometimes the BMHA paid more than the City of Buffalo did – like when the housing authority paid $5 more for every garbage and recycling tote it ordered, as well as an additional delivery fee. S…

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The Junior League of Buffalo will celebrate 100 years of service to Western New York with an evening at Torn Space Theater Sept. 21. The event, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the theater, 612 Fillmore Ave., is one of many planned over the next 20 months to celebrate the organization's upcoming centennial. Tickets can be purchased for $25 at the league's website at www.jlbuffalo…

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A 33-year-old Buffalo man whose boat sank early Sunday morning near Erie Basin Marina and who was found asleep on a breakwater was charged with boating while intoxicated, the Erie County Sheriff's Office said Monday. The Sheriff's Office received a report shortly before 4 a.m. about a vessel overheating and taking on water near the outer breakwater. At 5:50 a.m., dep…

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Sabres star Jack Eichel has a lucrative contract that kicks in this season – and a new place to live in Buffalo. Eichel paid $985,000 for the waterfront townhouse owned by former Bills general manager Doug Whaley and Whaley's wife, Stephanie, according to a document filed Friday with the Erie County Clerk's Office. The property on Ojibwa Circle was built in 2016 and …

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Even now, nine years later, the accounts differ on what happened to Donald J. Silmon while he was handcuffed in the back seat of a Buffalo police car. Did Detective Raymond Krug shoot the teenager with a BB gun? And did Officer Joseph Wendel egg Krug on? Now in his 20s, Silmon will be the key witness in a civil rights trial that centers around allegations that Kru…

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Larry Bailey worked up a sweat Sunday afternoon demonstrating a jiujitsu throwdown at RiverWorks on Ganson Street. "You work with what you have," said Bailey, wiping his brow. "I know I don't have my natural knees, but I can use my weight to take someone down." Seconds later, Bailey did just that, taking Joseph Serio to the mat with a solid slam – not bad for a tripl…

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One woman was shot to death and another woman was injured late Saturday in an incident in the 100 block of Hagen Street, Buffalo police said. Police said the two women were shot just before 10:40 p.m. in connection with a dispute involving a house party. A 26-year-old Buffalo woman, who was not identified, was taken to Erie County Medical Center, where she was later …

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You could soon be paying more for tickets at some of the city's most popular venues. But will it be a new ticket tax or just an extra fee? And why will it apply to just five entertainment destinations? Those questions are at the heart of a debate that could put a legal roadblock in front of a Brown administration plan to bring in more money for the city budget by …

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Neighbors scrambled outside Thursday afternoon when they heard the gunshots on Butler Avenue, followed by the sound of a skidding car. Lakendra Tillmon's white pickup left the curb and struck a tree hard enough to tear the bark off. One man recounted how he heard the distressed sounds of children in the back seat. He and another neighbor got them out and brought them in…

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The Corning Museum of Glass’ GlassBarge will again be docked Sunday at Canalside, operating from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. “It’s beautiful,” said Linda Mielcarek, 52, of Lackawanna, after attending a glassblowing demonstration on the barge Saturday at Canalside. Demonstrations are free. They last about 30 minutes. GlassBarge left Brooklyn in May and will end its trip in C…

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A strange thing happened on Buffalo's West Side this week: One of the city's leading advocates for affordable housing celebrated a high-end apartment project. That's because the Rochester developer behind the $25 million project to construct a 10-story apartment building overlooking the Niagara River agreed to set aside nearly 15 percent of the 95 units for low-income t…

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A Buffalo mother died after being shot Thursday in front of three of her young children in broad daylight, according to police. Lakendra Tillmon, 31, was with a man and three children – all between the ages of 5 and 9 – in a white pickup truck when gunfire erupted at about 1:45 p.m. on Butler Avenue, a couple blocks from Jefferson Avenue and East Ferry Street, Buffalo p…

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Buffalo police have identified the woman who died Thursday after being shot in a vehicle on Butler Avenue as LaKendra Tillman, 31. Three of Tillman's children were in the back seat of the pickup when the gunfire erupted at about 1:45 p.m., police said. Tillman was rushed to Erie County Medical Center where she died. Police ask anyone who may have information about…

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A 36-year-old Buffalo man admitted he tried to sexually abuse an underage girl over four months last year, said Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn. Manuel Blanco Ortiz pleaded guilty before State Supreme Court Justice Paul B. Wojtaszek to first-degree attempted sexual abuse, Flynn said. Ortiz faces a maximum four years in prison when he is sentenced at 9:30 a.m…

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The city agency responsible for cleaning up, managing and redeveloping brownfield properties has barely owned the a century-old former manufacturing property in Riverside for a few weeks, and the property's neighbor already is interested in buying a significant piece of the 7-acre site. The Buffalo Urban Development Corp. bought the former sewing machine and television …

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A Riverside man stabbed multiple times Thursday evening on Unity Island was treated and released from Erie County Medical Center. The victim told police he was confronted shortly before 7 p.m. in Unity Island Park by at least two people following an argument about a "lighter and public urination," according to Buffalo police. The victim was stabbed in the left upper …