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Jerry Young and Shawn Wright can be excused these days if they measure their excitement in bushels. On or around July 1, the owners of Young + Wright Architectural will move their firm into an abandoned malt house and grain elevator complex last occupied by Buffalo Malting Corp. in 1986. The Valley neighborhood property will eventually offer residential and more office …

Tales of Civil War soldiers, a woman who was the oldest living American and the only tombstone in Western New York with a curse on it will be highlights of a tour at 11 a.m. Saturday in historic Concordia Cemetery, 438 Walden Ave. at Sycamore Street. It’s free and open to the public. Uniformed members of Echoes Through Time, dedicated to education about the Civil War, w…

The Center for Elder Law & Justice and Erie County Senior Services are presenting Elder Law Day on Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church St. This event is free and open to the public, and will feature 15 minute, one-on-one consultations for seniors with attorneys, health insurance counselors and case managers. There also will be …

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Even now, after 26 years behind bars, Valentino Dixon is hopeful, more so than ever before, that "God's plan" for him will soon lead to freedom. Dixon's story is well known and not just here in his hometown of Buffalo, but across the country. He sits in Wende Correctional Facility, serving 38 years to life for a murder he claims he didn't commit. His story is also ab…

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Through his lawyer, Republican operative Michael R. Caputo of East Aurora has told a House committee that he wants to add to the testimony he gave a year ago as the congressional panel investigated Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Caputo now wants the committee to know that in May 2016 he helped connect a Russian who was offering "dirt" on Hillary Cli…

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Did someone say save the bees? Hundreds of honeybees swarmed an SUV on Saturday evening in Southgate Plaza in West Seneca after a queen bee got stuck in the car’s grille, in danger of being squished. A local beekeeper was called to the rescue, said Town of Tonawanda resident Bethany B. Desmond-Weitz, who was there to get dinner with her son at about 5:30 p.m. Saturda…

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Niagara Falls Bridge Commission employees tell police that a woman has passed through tolls on the Rainbow Bridge nine times over the past year without paying any tolls. Since Aug. 11, 2017, the woman has run up a $42.75 tab for unpaid tolls, according to reports filed with police. On her most recent trip across the bridge on Friday morning, toll collectors asked her fo…

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A man was killed in East Aurora after he was ejected from a custom 1920s open car along Route 400 on Saturday afternoon, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office confirmed. The man was the only person in the vehicle. At about 3:20 p.m. Saturday, he was driving southbound on Route 400 when he lost control and struck a safety rail near Maple Road. The Sheriff’s Office is inves…

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A punch thrown on Chippewa Street led to a criminal charge for one man and a serious injury for the victim, according to a Buffalo police report. The victim told police he was leaving a fight inside the establishment known as Venu, at 75 W. Chippewa, when he was hit from behind and knocked unconscious around 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Police said the victim, who resides in Nia…

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A man who insisted on video recording a woman and her child as they walked down a North Buffalo street Saturday afternoon now faces a felony charge of unlawful surveillance, Buffalo police said. Aaron Jackson, 31, who police said has no current address, pedaled his bicycle after the woman and her 12-year-old daughter, recording them on his cellphone and asking questions…

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A woman who may have suffered a broken jaw walked about a quarter of a mile to the police station early Sunday to report that she'd been attacked. Police charged her acquaintance, Joseph Judd, 28, of Allegany St. with assault, harassment and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation. The victim told police that Judd punched her in the face, threw her on …

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When Karl B. Schultz graduated from McKinley High School in June 2004, he kept up the family tradition and joined the Air Force. And he knew without a doubt that by enlisting he would end up on the front lines in the War on Terror. That did not deter him. Schultz had been around the military his whole life and wanted to be part of the action. When he was a boy, his f…

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It’s expected to be hot again Monday with high temperatures hovering at about 80 degrees Fahrenheit, a day after an air-quality alert was issued for Western New York on a hot, muggy afternoon. An air-quality alert was issued until 11 p.m. Sunday for Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Wyoming, Genesee and Orleans counties. Ozone levels were expected to be greater…

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Where did the City of Buffalo’s public access channel go? It’s in "Siberia" along with other public programming, say Buffalo Common Council members. The city’s Public, Educational and Governmental access programs are no longer on channels 19, 20, 21 and 22, said Lovejoy Council Member Richard A. Fontana. Instead, Spectrum cable company moved them "in the cloak of …

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NIAGARA FALLS – A 13th Street man told police he suspects neighborhood kids of setting fire to his storage shed Friday afternoon. Someone broke into the shed shortly before 6 p.m., police said, and knocked over a gasoline can before setting fire to the flammable liquid. The homeowner noticed smoke and called 911. Damage to the shed was contained largely to the floor and…

A variety of free screenings will be offered at a Health and Wellness Open House for older adults and their families from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday,  in People Inc. Marigold Senior Living, 3026 Grand Island Blvd., Grand Island. There will be blood pressure checks, glucose tests and mammograms. For mammography appointments, call Windsong Radiology at 929-9494. There als…