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Town of Hamburg Police said Wednesday that a man's body was recovered from Lake Erie after he apparently ran into trouble while kiteboarding. The name of the victim had not been released. Hamburg Town Police and the Erie County Medical Examiner's Office were still investigating. The man's situation was noticed at around 2:36 p.m. by a Hamburg police officer. Police s…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: Career tip from actress Ethel Barrymore, born on this date in 1879, “For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of a Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a MaCaulay, the figure of Juno and the hide of a rhinoceros.” • • • HOME BASE – The Buffalo Lafayette Chapter of Optimist International, which focuses on serv…

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WASHINGTON – One of Rep. Chris Collins' last imprints on Congress could be tougher ethics legislation. Republicans and Democrats alike are discussing new ethics rules of varying sorts, with one possibility being a narrow measure – blocking House members from sitting on corporate boards – this fall, and a broader ethics effort next year. Good government groups are pus…

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“For me, that was the last straw,” former Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant said Tuesday night after holding a news conference where she denounced President Trump for a tweet in which he called his former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman a “lowlife” and a “dog.” “For two years, we have made excuses and gave him the benefit of the doubt,” she told The Buffalo News, “b…

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Karin Housley has won the Republican primary for the special Senate election to fill out the rest of Al Franken's term, the AP reported Tuesday night. Housley, the wife of Buffalo Sabres coach Phil Housley, has been a state Senator in Minnesota since 2012. She will now go on to run in the general election in November. She tweeted a thank-you message to her supporters…

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BATAVIA – Republican party leaders in eight Western New York counties will interview candidates for the 27th Congressional District seat next week. The party heads met Tuesday night to discuss how to get Rep. Chris Collins off the November ballot and how to choose a successor candidate for the indicted congressman. “We’re hoping to get a handle on who’s really in, wh…

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Anne Spisiak is excited about the Cantalician Center for Learning's plan to transform a long, barren concrete courtyard into an accessible playground for kids with disabilities. The secure and largely covered space that is envisioned would provide new opportunities for the needy children of the Cantalician Center to play and grow in safety. Spisiak, the agency's exec…

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Eviction proceedings against Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy’s former girlfriend have been finalized, McCoy’s attorney confirmed Tuesday afternoon. The announcement came after a session with a mediator to resolve whether Delicia Cordon could stay in a home of his that they shared in Milton, Ga., an Atlanta suburb, or if she would have to leave. Cordon will be…

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Williamsville is seeking nearly $300,000 in state aid for the construction of sidewalks in the village. The project focuses on the portions of eight streets that lack sidewalks, primarily because the homes' construction predates any sidewalk requirement, said Keaton DePriest, the village's director of community development. The eight streets are in the neighborhoods …

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is asking the Department of Veterans Affairs to reconsider next month's closure of an outpatient clinic in Amherst's Northtown Plaza, but the agency said it is moving forward with its plans. The New York Democrat on Tuesday wrote to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie touting the services and camaraderie provided by the Adult Day Health Care clinic, loc…

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For the first time in more than a century, there will be no elephants at the Buffalo Zoo. In a move described by Buffalo Zoo leaders as "bittersweet," officials on Tuesday announced that its two Asian elephants will be relocated to New Orleans' Audubon Zoo this fall. The move will leave the zoo without elephants for the first time since 1900, and there are no plans to r…

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The Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force is recommending that the opioid-antidote naloxone be placed inside the storage units where automatic defibrillator units are kept, Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale R. Burstein said Tuesday. Naloxone, better known by the brand name Narcan, can be used to resuscitate a person who has overdosed on heroin or other opioid. …

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If there's buzz over the upcoming Sabres season, it hasn't reached Joseph Boyer of Niagara Falls. He's not holding out much hope for the Bills, either. On Tuesday, State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. tried to use one of Buffalo's pro sports teams to motivate Boyer to obey the rules of his probation sentence. Boyer, 28, was one of two men who pleaded guilty …

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Troopers are asking for the public's help in locating a missing Rock River Arms rifle last seen early Monday on Buffalo Street near Interstate 86 in Olean. The AR-15 style rifle, which was in a soft, black carrying case, is a State Police weapon, officials said. Investigators don't believe it was stolen but officials would not comment further on what may have happene…

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A Buffalo man who shot and killed his estranged wife's boyfriend in July 2016 in Cheektowaga was sentenced Tuesday to 17 years in prison, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Jeffrey Brown, 44, of Buffalo shot David Brown, 46, on July 3, 2016, on Marne Road in Cheektowaga. David Brown died the next morning. Jeffrey Brown pleaded guilty to first…