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NIAGARA FALLS – A car thief may have gotten more than he bargained for Friday morning after stealing a 2002 Ford Explorer from the parking lot of the Seneca One-Stop gas station on Niagara Street. The vehicle, owned by a Lancaster man, was outfitted with an ignition interlock device that limits driveability, the operator told police, so the thief probably didn't get ver…

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NIAGARA FALLS – A group of juveniles is suspected of setting fires Thursday night that damaged the synthetic turf of two Niagara Falls School District softball fields. Police said that a group of seven juveniles were seen walking to the fields at the Packard Court sports complex around 8:20 p.m. Thursday, moments before a fire was reported. An older juvenile, believed t…

University at Buffalo researchers received a five-year, $3 million grant to apply the power of big data to enhance liver health in the region. The grant comes from the Troup Fund of Kaleida Health Foundation. The award comes at a time when liver disease is spiking nationally, according to UB experts. "Clearly, it's not an exaggeration to say that we are seeing a n…

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Fifteen people were arrested at country singer Jason Aldean's Friday night concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, including one accused of breaking a deputy's nose, according to the Genesee County Sheriff's Department. Arrested were: Robert A. Maharrey, 23, of Oklona, Miss., charged with assaulting a police officer, for allegedly head butting a deputy in th…

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A 27-year-old Forestville woman was arrested on weapons and assault charges after she attempted to stab another person with a sharp object Friday night, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. Sharlene A. Downey attempted to injure two people at a Town of Villenova address, one of whom has an order of protection against her, deputies said. Downey attempt…

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Michelle M. Roman is expected to be the Democratic candidate for mayor of Lockport in November, The Buffalo News learned Saturday. Meanwhile, The News also learned the Niagara County Republican Party commissioned a poll to test where GOP Mayor David R. Wohleben stands against other prominent Lockport Republicans who might be nominated for mayor. The political scrambl…

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Who will replace Chris Collins in the race for the 27th Congressional District? Names of potential Republican candidates started to emerge Saturday shortly after the 10 a.m. announcement of Collins' exit from the race. Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw was the first to announce his candidacy; not long after the names of several state elected officials start…

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Real estate investor Adam Backus has acquired a three-story mixed-use building in the Elmwood Village from Alfonse J. Muto. Backus, through AMB Real Estate Holdings LLC, paid $720,000 to buy the property at 798 Elmwood Ave., at the corner of Auburn Avenue, from Muto's AJM Development LLC. Constructed in 2005, the 4,511-square-foot building with peaked roofs and a tur…

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A Buffalo man who was convicted on drug possession charges was sentenced Friday to 60 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo, according to the U.S. Attorney's office Charles Newkirk, 34, was convicted of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, 10 grams or more of butyryl fentanyl. The U.S. Attorney's office said that between June …

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If you’re between the ages of 10 and 13 and looking for adventure on the high seas, the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps may be just for you. Boys and girls ages 10 to 13 serve with the Navy League Corps of Cadets and then graduate to the Sea Cadet Corps. Training in the warmer months is conducted on the decommissioned ships at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military…

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A 29-year-old 43North winner is on an entrepreneurial roll. Last October Davielle Jackson placed third in the competition and was awarded $500,000 and free rent for a year to expand her feminine care company, Femi Secrets. Now Jackson has published a book, “Ready Set Go: The Green Print,” sharing her philosophies and business success story. Jackson, who relocated …

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A call to change the hiring practices for coaches in Buffalo Public Schools has picked up steam with news that a popular high school football coach was passed over for the head coaching job in favor of someone with more seniority. Football players from Hutchinson-Central Technical High School have collected nearly 1,200 signatures online over the past week calling on di…

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Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw says he's running for the 27th Congressional seat now that embattled Congressman Chris Collins is stepping aside. Mychajliw released a statement shortly after 11 a.m. Saturday that read, in part: "This has been a sad and difficult week for NY27. I respect Congressman Collins' decision and I than him for his decade of public…

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During the summer of 2009, a war erupted between the 7th and 10th Street gangs on the streets of  Buffalo's West Side. Nine people were killed, including a 14-year-old boy shot while riding his bicycle. To combat the violence, Buffalo police worked with the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s office over the next five years, eventually putting more than 50 gang members behind b…

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Rep. Chris Collins, a Republican from Clarence facing insider trading charges, said Saturday he would not run for re-election. Collins said that he would serve out his term, however, which lasts until Jan. 3, 2019. Outside his home in the wealthy Spaulding Lake community in Clarence on Saturday, Collins declined to discuss any potential successors and asked for priva…