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Two men armed with a silver revolver stole about $380 in a robbery at a South Park Avenue store late Friday night, South District police reported.The two thieves entered Nadeem’s Grocery and Deli, at 2082 South Park, at about 11:25 p.m. Friday. They flashed the gun and demanded money from the cash register, before fleeing with the money. During the holdup, one of the vic…

Police are hoping that surveillance camera footage from both inside the store and on the street may help them identify the person who took all the $5 bills from the cash register at the Landes and Blackwell Mobil station at Elmwood and Lexington avenues on Friday night.The thief, after fleeing with the $5 bills at about 8:15 p.m., dropped his cell phone and was seen getti…

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Four people were wounded, one critically, in an apparent drive-by shooting early Saturday at a Jefferson Avenue bar and lounge, Buffalo police reported.“It was like 3:45, and we heard like a machine gun – at least 10 shots,” one neighbor said at mid-morning Saturday. “It woke us up. We said, ‘We’re not going out there. We don’t know which way they’re shooting.’ ”The shooti…

The Town of Tonawanda has advanced to step two in a three-step program designed by the state to clean up and revitalize vacant, abandoned, underutilized and environmentally contaminated properties in the town’s industrial core.A $275,400 state grant will be used to further analyze and prioritize sites according to their potential, town officials said this week.“This grant,…

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When Agustin Melendez, his girlfriend and their two young daughters became homeless in September after the landlord raised the rent on their small apartment on the Buffalo’s Lower West Side, the family wanted to stay together above all else.“I think dads, they’ve got to be there,” the Puerto Rico native said of his girls, Ana, 3, and Elena, 18 months. “Emotionally, these g…

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NORTH TONAWANDA – As an athletic trainer for the Buffalo Stallions in the 1980s and the Buffalo Blizzard in the 1990s, Joe Robinson made a career out of fixing up soccer players.Since gaining majority ownership of Sportsplex last month, Robinson has set out to rejuvenate Niagara County’s largest indoor soccer facility.Sportsplex was once a jewel of both North Tonawanda and…

A rally is set for 3 p.m. Sunday in front of City Hall to draw attention to the unsolved death of Kenmore resident Amanda Wienckowski, who was found dead in a garbage can more than four years ago outside an East Side church.“We’re fighting for justice for Amanda and for all other unsolved homicides,” said Leslie Brill, Wienckowski’s mother.

Volunteers from Re-Tree Western New York and Daemen College will team up today to plant more than 100 trees on the Main Street campus in Snyder.Daemen faculty, staff and trustees, along with anonymous donors, raised more than $40,000 to make the planting possible.

Orchard Park Supervisor Janis Colarusso has gained the endorsement of one of Orchard Park’s most famous citizens: former Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly. Kelly, sitting on a bench in the lobby of the Orchard Park Municipal Center in the folksy YouTube video, says he met Colarusso when he moved to the town in 1986. Colarusso says “experience matters” whethe…

Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard on Friday night credited help from the community with leading to the arrest of a 44-year-old Cheektowaga man ondrug charges.Ronald Klos was arrested and a kilo of cocaine and $58,000 in rolls of $100, $50 and $20 bills was seized from his house at 1259 French Road.Speaking at a Friday night news conference, Howard and Senior Detective …

Bishop Richard J. Malone ordained John W. Adams, Bryan J. Zielenieski and Frank S. Kedzielawa on Friday night.Adams and Zielenieski became transitional deacons, the next step in their journey toward priesthood.Kedzielawa was ordained a permanent deacon. He will receive his ministry assignment and will be able to officiate at weddings, baptisms, funerals and wakes.The cerem…

The nightly closures on the southbound South Grand Island Bridge have ended, the Thruway Authority said Friday.While work on the bridge continues, the contractor will use the shoulder closures on the Niagara Thruway until construction on the movable barrier in the south crossover is finished. That work, which will be performed in the daytime, is expected to be completed in…

ARCADE – HomeCare & Hospice again is offering an opportunity to honor the memory of loved ones with its 18th annual Tree of Life. A departed family member or friend can be memorialized with an ornament on the Tree of Life during the holiday season. This year’s ornament is a pewter heart with glitter and can be engraved with the name of the loved one. Donation is $15.To ord…

Women & Children’s Hospital has opened three more OB/GYN centers.The new centers are in Lockport, Lancaster and Hamburg.“We’re trying to extend access to the care at Women & Children’s,” said Dr. Gil Farkash, Kaleida Health’s chief of service for OB/GYN.Women & Children’s Hospital opened similar centers in the last two years in Kaleida Health’s DeGraff Memorial Hospital in…

Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard Friday night credited help from the community with leading to the arrest of a 44-year-old Cheektowaga man with alleged ties to a Mexican drug cartel.Ronald Klos was arrested and a kilo of cocaine and nearly $6,000 in rolls of $100, $50 and $20 bills was seized from his house at 1259 French Road.Speaking at a Friday night press conferen…