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Buffalo families would no longer have to drive to suburban sports facilities in the wintertime to play sports indoors because of a project to be announced today. They could just head to North Buffalo. City officials on Wednesday will announce a project to build an indoor multipurpose sports facility at Shoshone Park for baseball, soccer, lacrosse and other sports. …

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An Angola man pleaded guilty to first-degree sexual abuse Tuesday before State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said Jason Hari, 38, admitted he sexually abused a female victim by forcible compulsion on Aug. 30, 2014, inside his North Main Street Apartment in the village. Hari faces a maximu…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to Chinese writer Lin Yutang, born on this date in 1895, “A man who has to be punctually at a certain place at five o’clock has the whole afternoon from one to five ruined for him already.” • • • CANINE CAPERS – The Kennel Club of Buffalo Inc. and the Kennel Club of Niagara Falls will hold “The Nickel City Cluster,” four all-breed conformation dog…

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After each of his four surgeries, one for his back, another for his shoulder and two more for his knees, Peter Breitnauer took hydrocodone prescribed by his doctors. In each case, he was cut off at some point. The problem, Breitnauer's defense lawyer said this week, is that the Kenmore police chief was still in pain. "It's an all too familiar story," said defense …

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In a basement courtroom in the Erie County Courthouse, Buffalo residents are fighting for their homes. More than 3,000 properties in the city could end up on the auction block next week. The city is giving property owners a last chance to pay, or least start making payments, on taxes, sewer fees and water bills in arrears. Tuesday morning, between 20 to 30 people sat…

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Neighborhood Health Center has completed the move of its Southtowns Women's Group to a larger facility in Hamburg, occupying the former Lifetime Health Medical Group's location on Elmview Avenue. The nonprofit federally qualified health center opened its new facility in a 12,000-square-foot building at 151 Elmview, increasing the size of its office, while enabling it to…

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Six Buffalo fire stations will open their doors for tours in conjunction with Fire Prevention and Safety Month, Mayor Byron W. Brown announced. The 90-minute programs will include children’s activities and free smoke detectors. The first open house is at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Engine 2, Elmwood Avenue and Virginia Street. Two more are scheduled on Saturday, Oc…

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A former corrections officer at Attica has pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted murder in the May 2017 stabbing of his ex-girlfriend. According to the Erie County District Attorney's Office, Peter Vegas, 38, also pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Prosecutors said Vegas on the evening of May 21, 2017, …

The northern section of Buffalo’s Elmwood Village lost power for more than two hours Tuesday evening, before crews from National Grid were able to restore electrical service. Power company spokesman Julian Hannush said the outage was first reported at 8:30 p.m. and that electricity was restored to about 880 customers at around 10:45 p.m. The company’s outage map show…

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Rental Assistance Corp. of Buffalo has opened its waitlist for those seeking help to pay rent. The list has been closed for more than five years and will close again next week. RACB administers the City of Buffalo's Section 8 housing program, assisting roughly 5,000 households each month. It recently exhausted its current waitlist, which was five years long. Once the li…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to singer and songwriter John Lennon, born on this date in 1940, “Everything will be OK in the end. If it’s not OK, it’s not the end.” • • • MARK THE DATE – Women Interested in Cystic Health will hold a silent auction at 11 a.m. Wednesday followed by a luncheon at noon in the Brookfield Country Club, 5120 Shimerville Road, Clarence. For info, call…

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The Episcopal Church Home & Affiliates hopes to start work by late spring of 2019 on its project at the former Church of the Ascension in Buffalo, once it gets through procedural hurdles to obtain a package of state tax credits to support the effort. The arm of the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York wants to transform the sandstone church at 67 North St. and 16 L…

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Investment guru Jeffrey Gundlach expects long-term interest rates to keep rising, which could threaten the nation’s housing market at a time when the Trump administration’s tax cuts have created a “Miracle-Gro” economy. Gundlach, the Amherst native and Albright-Knox benefactor who is chief executive officer of DoubleLine Capital in Los Angeles, outlined his views on the…

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A Buffalo man whose parole-issued ankle monitor helped police track him pleaded guilty in an April 30 shooting case, the Erie County District Attorney's Office said Tuesday. Tanaja "Little" Whittaker, 18, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon before State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller. Whittaker, at about …

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A fire was reported in the seventh story of the 17 Court St. building in Buffalo Tuesday afternoon. Police and fire crews are on the scene. Traffic in the area may be affected.