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The huge terminal complex on Buffalo’s outer harbor once hosted a bustling Ford Motor Co. plant, and then ocean-going ships as key fixtures at the Port of Buffalo. Later, it was a movie set before becoming vacant for several years.Now a new role awaits the sprawling waterfront complex known as Terminals A and B, following the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority’s dec…

There was little left to the imagination when Miley Cyrus grinded her way into adulthood at the recent Video Music Awards. But one part of her performance was bleeped out later, when she sang that people like to party, “dancing with Molly.”“Molly” is the street name of an increasingly popular club drug, a variation of Ecstasy.And Molly has made plenty of headlines the last…

RANDOLPH – It’s been five years since the Randolph Central School District completed its last capital project. Ideas for future projects were bandied about at Wednesday night’s Board of Education meeting, which was more of a workshop with representatives of Campus Construction Management.One project that stood out was changing the traffic flow in the parking lot, which cou…

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With flu season approaching, area health officials are urging people to get vaccinated before the influenza viruses start circulating.Flu season typically begins here in October, and vaccines remain plentiful.“Last year, a lot of people put off getting vaccinated and when the flu peaked, there was a surge in demand and offices ran out of vaccine. There was a temporary shor…

NIAGARA FALLS – A grounds keeper for St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church said someone removed four copper downspouts and damaged the gutters on the church at 616 Cayuga Drive.The grounds keeper said Wednesday that the theft happened sometime in the past two weeks. Total loss estimated at $1,000.

LOCKPORT – The about-to-be-divorced father of three daughters under age 4 was placed on probation for 10 years Thursday for viewing child pornography.Aaron M. Dean, 23, of Royal Parkway South, Lockport, pleaded guilty July 10 to a reduced felony charge of attempted possession of a sexual performance by a child. The material was downloaded onto his computer in January 2012.…

LOCKPORT – A motorcyclist whose name is Harley Davidson Milstead was taken to a hospital for back and shoulder injuries after his Harley Davidson motorcycle struck two parked trucks and he was thrown from his vehicle at 12:55 p.m. today on North Transit Street near West Main Street in the City of Lockport.The injured driver, 38, of Lockport, was driving his 1985 motorcyc…

NEWFANE – A 16-year-old boy was found in possession of cocaine after he was stopped on a traffic violation just before 2 a.m. Thursday in the 2100 block of Ewings Road.The Charlotteville Road teen was stopped by Niagara County sheriff’s deputies who questioned him further when they smelled marijuana.The teen said the odor of marijuana could have lingered from marijuana he …

The 23-year-old man who was shot as he was walking in the 500 block of Peckham Street just before 9 p.m. Wednesday remained in serious condition Thursday in Erie County Medical Center.Police identified the victim as Reginald Moss III. The shooting remained under investigation and anyone with information is urged to call or text the Buffalo Police Confidential TIPCall line …

An exhibit depicting “The Journey of Hispanics in Western New York” will be a highlight of the Hispanic Heritage Month Finale Banquet at 6 p.m. Oct. 12 in Marygold Manor, 770 Maryvale Drive, Cheektowaga.The exhibit, including a photo gallery and oral interviews, contains a draft timeline being put together as part of the Hispanic History Project sponsored by the Hispanic H…

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Nearly $17 million in upgrades means new classrooms, courtyards and computers for one of the city's top elementary schools.But it also means that Frederick Law Olmsted School 64 bears a real imprint of the man who serves as its namesake.Tributes to the renowned landscape architect who designed Buffalo's park system are all over the recently refurbished school, from the lea…

LOCKPORT – A man who was drunk when he set fire to three parked vehicles in North Tonawanda was sentenced to a stint in the state prison system’s secure substance abuse facility Thursday by Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III.“The origin of your problem is alcohol abuse,” Murphy told David E. Spencer, 27, of Model City Road, Lewiston, who had pleaded guilty to a red…

National Grid’s hourly workers across New York – and some management employees – will be getting an extra $750 in their paychecks, along with any unpaid wages they were owed because of payroll glitches that occurred when the utility switched to a new computer system.The payments, which will total more than $4.8 million, are part of a settlement announced Thursday between t…

Byron-Bergen schools in Genesee County were evacuated Thursday morning after two small gas leaks were detected in the district’s elementary and junior/senior high school, Superintendent Casey Kosiorek said.Fire companies were called around 9:15 a.m. and the district’s 1,050 students were evacuated from the buildings, Kosiorek said. No illness or symptoms were reported, he …

The Niagara Falls School Board will vote tonight on making $5.3 million in payments for the ongoing district-wide capital improvement project. The board holds an agenda review session at 5:30 p.m. in the district administration building, 630 66th St. The regular business meeting follows at 7. Here's the full agenda for tonight's meeting: Niagara Falls Schoo…