Share this article

Local News

print logo
Featured

Rep. Chris Collins refuses to say whether he will resign or continue in Congress should he win reelection on Nov. 6. A day after announcing he will remain a candidate despite his indictment on insider trading charges, spokeswoman Sarah Minkel on Tuesday said Collins will not comment on his course of action. As a result, voters asked to retain the 27th Congressional Dist…

Local News

State Supreme Court Judge Mark A. Montour Tuesday afternoon determined that Cheektowaga Councilman James P. Rogowski must step down from his seat on the Cheektowaga Town Board. Montour rendered the decision less than four hours after arguments were concluded in the proceeding filed by Cheektowaga seeking a court order to force Rogowski from office for his guilty ple…

Columns

The sense of companionship helped draw Eric Medler into radio. As a high school student in Brockport, long before mobile phones or the internet, he used to flip the dial to radio station WCMF, out of Rochester. Medler would settle back in his room and listen to Dave Kane, a rock ’n’ roll personality who is still going strong on-air with WCMF, decades later. For the t…

Local News

Common Council President Darius Pridgen said Tuesday the public should receive regular updates about the investigation into last week's fatal shooting of a man by a Buffalo police officer on the city's West Side. Pridgen said he wants the Erie County District Attorney's Office to provide the community with information as it continues to investigate the shooting death of…

Crime

Andrea R. Lang, who was under the influence of alcohol and an anti-anxiety drug when her vehicle collided head-on with one driven by Lockport Town Clerk Judith A. Newbold, was sentenced Tuesday to five years' probation and a $500 fine. State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. could have sent Lang to prison for as long as four years. Lang, 34, of Heritage Cou…

Local News

An oil spill into Cayuga Creek in Niagara Falls two years ago led to the arrest of Michael Yount of Lancaster. Yount, a Deltic Sonic employee at the time, was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford to two years of probation and 100 hours of community service benefiting the environment. [Related: Delta Sonic employee pleads guilty in oil spill i…

Local News

Catholic Charities of Buffalo has added two new members to its board of trustees. Patricia Fogarty, an Allegany County assistant public defender, and Sister Regina Murphy, director of the Research and Planning Department for the Catholic Diocese, were elected to three year terms. [Related: As Catholic Charities pursues unity among staff, third member leaves board…

Business

Wendy's is giving away a free Dave's Classic Single cheeseburger with any purchase every single day for the rest of the month. The offer can be redeemed once a day at participating locations through the Wendy's app. To get your free burger, download the Wendy's app and tap "offers" at the top of the screen. Tap "Free Dave's Single with any purchase," then "use at res…

Business

Real estate brokerage MJ Peterson Corp. is ready to put its competitors on ice, launching a new marketing campaign and hiring former Buffalo Sabres defenseman and commentator Mike Robitaille as its new vice president of public relations. The Amherst-based firm, the area's No. 3 brokerage, is seeking to emphasize its long-standing commitment to Western New York through a…

Local News

The fifth annual Peace Justice Nonviolence Assembly is slated to take place 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday in Niagara Square. The event, which will include music and speakers, is organized by the WNY Peace Center, Riverside Salem Church, Pax Christi of WNY, SSJ Sr Karen Klimczak Center for Nonviolence, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence and other organizations.

Health and Fitness

Embrace Recovery Buffalo, a new nonprofit group dedicated helping people and families challenged by addiction, will host a free related program this weekend. “Understanding Addiction and Recovery,” will run from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 22, at the HUB, 4999 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg. Presenters will include Dr. Arthur Weissman, who will focus on effective treatment and hop…

Local News

The site famous for forecasting political races has updated its model for New York's 27th congressional district following Monday's news that Rep. Chris Collins will stay on the ballot. And not much changed. FiveThirtyEight.com now has Collins on the ballot in its forecast, but it still sees a more than 80 percent chance that the seat will stay Republican. Collins…

Local News

A body recovered Monday morning in Jamestown has been ruled an accidental drowning, Jamestown Police said Tuesday. The body of Robert Cavender, 61, was recovered Monday morning by Jamestown Police following a 6:30 a.m. report of a body floating in the Chadakoin River in the area of the intersection of Victoria Avenue and Institute Street. The body was taken to the Er…

#viralWNY

After seven years in Chicago, Maura and Dan Devlin knew it was time to buy a house and commit to living in the Windy City — or move back to Buffalo, the city they would always call home. It didn’t take them long to decide on the City of Good Neighbors, the place they were raised and longed to raise a family of their own. “Our hearts were always here [in Buffalo],” Ma…

Crime

A 25-year-old man and 16-year-old boy from Westfield were arrested for a July incident in which they placed an unoccupied car on train tracks with the hopes of it being set on fire, the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday. The arrests of Christopher Weston, 25, and the 16-year-old came following an investigation into a July 22 incident in which a train …

Business

Gary M. Crosby didn't see it coming. The president of the First Niagara Foundation was stunned to learn the foundation, in conjunction with KeyBank, was donating $2 million in his honor to Say Yes Buffalo. His fellow board members sprung the news on him a couple of weeks ago, culminating in Tuesday's formal announcement. Crosby served as president and CEO of First Ni…