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How a candidate is dressed for a job interview makes a difference, especially for some men in the military, who are transitioning to civilian work and life. That's where donating to Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown's Suits for Veterans clothing drive can help, said David Bellavia, the Western New Yorker who in June became the first living Iraq War veteran to receive the Med…

Courts

A Lackawanna man who admitted to engaging in sexual conduct with a 14-year-old victim was sentenced Tuesday in State Supreme Court to six months in jail followed by 10 years of sex offender probation, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 68-year-old Stephen Savaglio on July 22 pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal sexual act – a v…

Courts

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn Tuesday issued a warning to those who attempt to either intimidate or tamper with one of his witnesses that they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Flynn issued the warning at a news conference following the arraignment of 28-year-old Dayquain Trent on an indictment charging Trent with attempted murder, assau…

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Democratic Amherst Town Board candidate Mike Szukala, who narrowly trailed a Republican challenger after Election Day, has pulled ahead by 57 votes with absentee ballots counted. Republican Joe Spino, 42, special projects coordinator with the Erie County District Attorney's Office, held a 48-vote lead over Szukala, 56, the county's Medicaid inspector general, after earl…

Business

Unemployment is starting to tick upward ever so slightly. The Buffalo Niagara region’s unemployment rate inched up to 4% last month from 3.7% during October 2018, according to data released Tuesday by the State Labor Department. While the unemployment rate still was the second-lowest for any October since 2001, it was the third straight month that joblessness was hig…

Education

All those bald heads at Frontier Middle School the last three years are getting some thanks, after raising more than $95,000 to fight cancer. The school has participated in the Goin' Bald for Bucks the last three years, and it was the top fundraiser for two consecutive years. Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer recognized the school Tuesday for its outstanding support.…

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ALBANY – Assemblyman Robin Schimminger, a Kenmore Democrat who has been in office since the post-Watergate era, will not seek re-election next year, the lawmaker told The Buffalo News on Tuesday. Schimminger, first elected to the Assembly in 1976, will serve out his term but not run in the November 2020 elections. “Going forward, I would like to be able to spend more…

Buffalo

The Great Steel Strike of 1919, an historically important national labor action that was underway a century ago in greater Buffalo, will be the focus of a remembrance at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Steel Plant Museum of Western New York, in the Heritage Discovery Center at 100 Lee St. During the walkout, thousands of steelworkers at local plants left their jobs as part of a…

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Randall Goosby sat on the stairs Monday by the auditorium stage at the Buffalo International School, P.S. 45. As about 100 third-graders quietly filled a few rows of old wooden seats, Goosby made casual observations to children while they filed past, such as glancing at their feet and saying in admiration: Cool shoes. Whatever they were expecting, the chances are thi…

Health and Fitness

ALBANY – New York State has sued e-cigarette giant Juul Labs over what Attorney General Letitia James called a pattern of deceptive marketing designed to lure consumers, especially teenagers, to its products. The lawsuit in State Supreme Court in Manhattan comes after similar legal steps by California on Monday and North Carolina earlier this year. The New York attor…

Business

The state attorney general has slapped Kaleida Health with a $500,000 penalty in a settlement that sharply criticized the care provided to a 16-month-old boy who died at Kaleida's HighPointe on Michigan nursing home and the falsified records about a 56-year-old resident who died there. The $500,000 penalty is among the most significant penalties imposed against a Buffal…

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Niagara Falls Mayor-elect Robert M. Restaino announced Tuesday that Nov. 29 is the application deadline for top jobs in his administration. Restaino, a Democrat, solicited applicants for city administrator, clerk, engineer and controller, police and fire chief, and directors of community development, business development, economic development, personnel and public works…

Crime

Joshua J. Lindsey, on probation for two convictions for having a gun in his vehicle when he was pulled over on other charges, pleaded guilty Tuesday in a third such incident. Lindsey, 29, of Memorial Parkway, Niagara Falls, admitted to third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. A gun was found in his vehicle May 18 when he wa…

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The SPCA of Niagara is under pressure again, following the resignations of three board members last week. They accused the agency's executive director of mismanagement, which they say has led to maltreatment of animals. Amy L. Lewis said Monday that she left as a consultant to the SPCA earlier this year because she no longer wanted to be associated with the way Executiv…

Business

The new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, powered by engines from General Motors' Town of Tonawanda plant, was named MotorTrend's 2020 Car of the Year. GM Tonawanda is making small volumes of the 6.2-liter, small block V-8 engines for test vehicles of the new Corvette. Full-scale engine production is expected to begin in early 2020, when a GM assembly plant in Bowling Green,…