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An admitted drug dealer out on bail while awaiting sentencing is facing new allegations linking him to a fatal overdose in Lancaster. Nathaniel Myers, who prosecutors claim is a leader of the LRGP street gang, appeared Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Roemer and was ordered held without bail. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joel Violanti said Myers was schedul…

Niagara Wheatfield, the first-place team in the Niagara Division of the Niagara Frontier League, triumphed at Kenmore East, 3-1, to improve to 6-1 in boys soccer play on Monday. Junior forward Jacob Vallas scored twice for the Falcons with senior midfielder Alexis Leon assisting on each goal. Leon scored the other goal for N-W. The loss dropped Kenmore East to 3-2 in NFL…

Business

Following are real estate transactions over $5,000 as listed in records of the Erie County clerk’s office for the week ending Aug. 10. AKRON • 21 Monroe St., Steven J. Pautler to Neil R. Donhauser, $115,000. ALDEN • 140 Kristoria Lane, Ann M. Gorski; Jeffrey J. Gorski to Leah Dobson; Stephen Dobson, $305,000. • 1215 Two Rod Road, Anthony S. Kaminski; Joanne M. Kam…

High Schools

The Bennett Tigers' four horsemen stable running backs are still brainstorming nicknames. “The dynamic quadruple,” Justin Campbell suggested in the afterglow of Friday night’s 34-7 victory over Clarence. “We’re working on trying to find a name,” Ja’Vair Walker interjected. “Whatever it is,” Campbell said, “we’re going to find something good. We’ve got the best running b…

Jim Fowler will be interim head coach of women’s ice hockey at SUNY Buffalo State, director of athletics Jerry Boyes announced Wednesday. Fowler coached the Bengals’ men’s team from 1996-2005 before assuming the roles of department budget manager and manager of the Buffalo State Ice Arena. He will continue in those roles. Buffalo State will conduct a national search …

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Head Coach Sean McDermott Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Q: Who will be your starting quarterback against the Chargers? The report is that it is Josh Allen. A: That is correct. Josh will start. Q: Can you also explain your thinking is in making the change? A: It’s the right move for our team, the right move for our team. Q: Can you elaborate on that, Sean…

The good people at Catholic Charities have fallen into an all-too-common trap. Amid an outcry over the agency’s decision to end its foster care and adoption program, the agency is trying to muzzle unhappy employees. That never works. As reported in The News, administrators have reminded employees to “use agency computers only for authorized purposes.” No talking t…

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Twelve strides. Andy Phillips stood in his driveway Monday and looked toward the spot where his parents made that short walk across a two-lane road hundreds, if not thousands, of times. Michael Phillips, 73, Andy’s father, was a retired teacher who served as supervisor of the Town of Salamanca. His wife, Donna, 70, who worked for years in the office at Prospect Eleme…

Bills

It's going to be a dreary Monday in Western New York. Rain is in the forecast, and the collective spirit of the region has been dampened by the worst season opener in Buffalo Bills' history. Buffalo's 47-3 loss Sunday in Baltimore earned Fs across the board on Jay Skurski's report card. "[Sean] McDermott and his staff should be embarrassed," our Bills beat reporter wrot…

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots won. The New Orleans Saints’ defense is a sieve. The Kansas City Chiefs have an explosive weapon in Tyreek Hill. So, what’s new in the NFL? Well, the Cleveland Browns did not lose. They didn’t win either, though, rallying for a 21-all tie against the rival Pittsburgh Steelers in Cleveland. And one of the heroes who helped end Clevel…

Bills

The Buffalo Bills kickoff the 2018 season today in Baltimore. BNBlitz.com will have live coverage before, during and after the 1 p.m. kickoff. Pregame primer: Jay Skurski has all the facts and figures you need to know before game time, as well as five key points to watch for. Vic Carucci's Take Five: How long does Nathan Peterman get to be the Bills' starting quarter…

Niagara Wheatfield football is 2-0 for the first time since 2007. How the Falcons are doing it is even more remarkable. Saturday, coach Russ Nixon’s team defeated Frontier, 19-0, in a Class A-1 game at Sanborn for its second straight shutout. Blanking two straight opponents is a far cry from last season when Niagara Wheatfield allowed 40 points or more seven times in a 3-…

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Albion earned respect last year by claiming a share of its first division title in 11 seasons and reaching the sectional playoffs after a six-year absence. Now the Purple Eagles are spreading their wings and soaring atop the Class B-2 division. Explosive on offense and opportunistic on defense, Albion overwhelmed visiting Lackawanna in a 43-8 victory on Friday night at S…

Health and Fitness

Some of the top outdoor fitness instructors at Canalside will return to the downtown waterfront park this weekend for one last summer hurrah. “We talked about it and said, ‘Let's end with a big splash,’ ” said Maureen Hanagan, manager of community relations with BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, which sponsors health and fitness activities at Canalside. The E…