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A 41-year-old Donovan Drive man was arrested on marijuana charges after he allegedly refused to get out of the way of police officers checking on a report about a “suspicious vehicle” at East Ferry Street and Cornwall Avenue about 8:40 p.m. Wednesday. Parris Palmer was arrested after he allegedly refused to comply with police officer requests, began harassing them and thr…

A West Avenue woman and her son were arrested on assault and other charges when the woman allegedly began fighting with officers who were taking her son into custody for allegedly punching a woman during a street incident about 8:54 p.m. Wednesday. Nilda Gutierrez, 49, and her son, Alex Labory, 25, were arrested at their home when police tracked the man there after a woman…

Erie County

A week after the beating death of a 5-year-old West Side boy, allegedly at the hands of his mother’s boyfriend, the Erie County Legislature unanimously agreed to hire six additional Child Protective Services caseworkers and a team coordinator to address burgeoning complaints of child abuse and neglect.What the lawmakers couldn’t agree on Thursday was the need for three new…

Amherst

North Council Member Joseph Golombek on Thursday called for the city to use casino revenue to entice Erie Community College to expand downtown, instead of expanding in Amherst. The message from ECC? That won’t be happening. “Everything’s been signed, this is all in motion,” said Michael Farrell, ECC public information officer. Golombek, who announced his plan on the steps …

Homeowners who receive a foreclosure notice from their bank should stay in the house, and cut off any padlock that is put on their door, Housing Court Judge Patrick M. Carney said Thursday. Carney spoke to about 50 people who had gathered in Council chambers in City Hall for a public hearing about housing issues, where vacant and flipped properties were also addressed. Pe…

Buffalo

The huge terminal complex on Buffalo’s outer harbor once hosted a bustling Ford Motor Co. plant, and then ocean-going ships as key fixtures at the Port of Buffalo. Later, it was a movie set before becoming vacant for several years.Now a new role awaits the sprawling waterfront complex known as Terminals A and B, following the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority’s dec…

The 23-year-old man who was shot as he was walking in the 500 block of Peckham Street just before 9 p.m. Wednesday remained in serious condition Thursday in Erie County Medical Center.Police identified the victim as Reginald Moss III. The shooting remained under investigation and anyone with information is urged to call or text the Buffalo Police Confidential TIPCall line …

Buffalo

Nearly $17 million in upgrades means new classrooms, courtyards and computers for one of the city's top elementary schools.But it also means that Frederick Law Olmsted School 64 bears a real imprint of the man who serves as its namesake.Tributes to the renowned landscape architect who designed Buffalo's park system are all over the recently refurbished school, from the lea…

A Grand Island woman pleaded guilty to embezzling $18,521 from a special needs trust established for her developmentally disabled daughter, who currently resides in a group home, according to District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III.Sheri Cooney, 51, pleaded guilty before Erie County Judge Thomas P. Franczyk to a charge of third-degree grand larceny, the highest charge for wh…

The acting Secretary of Homeland Security is in Buffalo today to inspect border security operations.Officials said the secretary, Rand Beers, also will receive operational briefings from employees of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the U.S. Coast Guard.Beers is traveling with CBP Acting Commissioner Thomas Winkowski.From here, the acting secretary will travel to Mo…

Two of the region’s prominent public accounting firms will merge on Nov. 1, creating a combined firm that will rank among the six biggest in the Buffalo Niagara region.The Bonadio Group, upstate New York’s largest independent firm, and Gaines Kriner Elliott LLP, Buffalo’s 11th-largest firm, announced their merger Thursday. “Our presence in the Western New York market will …

Buffalo

North Council Member Joe Golombek will call for the Common Council to use a “significant portion” of the city’s share of casino revenue to fund an expansion of Erie Community College’s city campus.

A man driving under the influence of drugs was among several unrelated DWI arrests made by Erie County sheriff’s deputies overnight.Dennis J. Stanek, 60, of Depew, was pulled over at about 12:30 a.m. today after failing to stop at a stop sign on Krupp Avenue, at Broadway, in Buffalo, deputies reported. He was charged with driving while intoxicated by drugs, aggravated unli…

The Buffalo Bills will award Lucy Candelario the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award at the team’s home game Sunday.Candelario was executive director of West Side Community Services for 18 years and is now executive director at the Belle Center. She is also on the board of the West Buffalo Charter School. Candelario selected the Belle Center to receive the $2,000 donati…

State Sen. Mark J. Grisanti is hosting an electronics recycling event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Andrew’s Country Day School, 1545 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda. Laptop and desktop computers, TVs, cellphones, printers, video games and other devices can be dropped off for recycling. A list can be found at www.sunnking.com.