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Niagara Falls police have identified the woman whose body was found Saturday afternoon in a field north of the 2200 block of Buffalo Avenue near train tracks, they announced Monday. Police had asked for the public's help in determining her identity over the weekend. "She was identified due to a family member calling in response to our request," police said in a state…

Buffalo

The site of the former Deaconess Hospital on Humboldt Parkway – now a sprawling swath of grass-covered land near the Buffalo Museum of Science – may be destined for a new Head Start day care center and medical clinic before it gets any houses. The Community Action Organization, which purchased the 5.7-acre property after Kaleida Health demolished the 268,000-square-foot…

Business

The owner of Nichol City Realty in Lancaster has acquired the former office of the Brown Chiari law firm on Broadway. Shannon McNichol, acting through 5775 NCB LLC, paid $410,000 to buy the building at 5775 Broadway from BC Broadway LLC, which is controlled by Donald P. Chiari. The 5,169-square-foot former office of the personal-injury firm is a single-story red-bric…

Business

A national engineering and construction services firm that already has three offices in Western New York has opened its first location in the heart of downtown Buffalo to better serve its public-sector clients in response to continued growth in all of its business areas. Greenman-Pedersen Inc. moved its 14-member engineering department from its suburban office in Cheekt…

Buffalo police are asking the public's help in locating a missing teenage girl. Joelle Rollerson, 14, was last seen on June 1. Police ask anyone with information about her whereabouts to call 911.

Books

The Larkin Square Author Series on June 25 will feature Margaret Sullivan, media columnist for the Washington Post, and author Lauren Belfer. The free event is scheduled from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. at 745 Seneca St. in Larkin Square. "We are honored that Lauren Belfer and Margaret Sullivan will appear together for a talk in Larkinville," said Leslie Zemsky, Larkin Square'…

Buffalo

A 17-year-old is in serious condition after he was shot Sunday night in Buffalo's Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood, a police spokesman said. The teen was shot at about 8:45 p.m. on Lombard Street. The victim, who was taken to Erie County Medical Center, was initially listed in critical condition, the spokesman said. Police did not release any further information about …

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Voters in the Village of Lewiston will elect a new mayor and two trustees in balloting from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Village Hall, 145 N. Fourth St. Republican Bruce R. Sutherland is giving up his trustee seat to run for mayor and is being opposed by Anne C. Welch, former village clerk-treasurer, a registered Republican running on the Democratic and Village Party l…

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Instagrammers, get ready. The Elmwood Village is about to be invaded by a flock of birds. But think Florida kitsch, rather than Hitchcock horror. The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy announced that it is going to attempt to break the Guinness World Records title for the "longest line of garden flamingos" by placing 1,500 plastic pink flamingos on Bidwell Parkway thi…

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NEW YORK – On a summer day five years ago, Andrew Kennedy was in the midst of touring potential sites for a new solar manufacturing plant in Buffalo when an unexpected visitor arrived. It was Louis Ciminelli, said Kennedy, one of the state's top economic development officials at the time. Even though plans for the solar plant were still private and confidential, Kenn…

Crime

Gregory Roy, the stepson of a California man whose body was found last month in Cattaraugus County, has been found mentally competent to stand trial on a gun possession charge. Niagara County District Attorney Caroline A. Wojtaszek declined to comment Monday when asked about the status of the murder investigation and whether Roy is involved. During Roy's arraignment …

Crime

An Erie County man with a revoked driver's license and two prior convictions for driving while intoxicated was charged with felony DWI early Saturday morning in Elma, the Erie County Sheriff's Office said. Joseph Amadori, 25, of the Town of Boston, was pulled over shortly before 2:30 a.m. on Rice Road. He failed field sobriety tests and registered an initial blood-alcoh…

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The Village of Williamsville is holding a special election Tuesday, but the candidates won't have to hold their breath about the outcome. Mayor Dan DeLano is running to fill the last year of Brian J. Kulpa's term in the job. DeLano was appointed to replace Kulpa late last year after Kulpa won election as Amherst supervisor. DeLano said next year he would have to run for…

Erie County

Today's going to be a scorcher with heavy rain later in the day. Thanks to high temperatures and high humidity, weather forecasters say it's going to feel like the upper 90s across much of the region, including Buffalo and northern Erie County, as well as Niagara, Orleans and Genesee counties. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for those areas fr…

Erie County

The driver killed Saturday after he was ejected from his custom 1920s open car along Route 400 in Elma has been identified as Jeffrey Mogg, 52, of Franklinville, the Erie County Sheriff's Office said Monday. Mogg was alone in the car driving southbound on Route 400 when he lost control of the vehicle at about 3:20 p.m. and hit a safety rail near Maple Road, the Sheriff'…