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A Mexican national who was convicted of illegally re-entering the United States after he was deported for being convicted of an aggravated felony and violating the terms of his supervised release was sentenced to 14 months in prison Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Acara. Juan Felix Andres, 20, was convicted in 2016 in Texas of having illegally smuggled foreign…

Dajah Logan, a junior transfer from the College of Charleston, and freshman Deja Francis will long remember their first home basketball game for St. Bonaventure. The two newcomers scored 10 of the Bonnies’ 12 points in the third overtime for a 100-94 victory over Canisius in a wild, back-and-forth battle at the Reilly Center Tuesday night. Logan scored five of her 12 tot…

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Superior depth for the University at Buffalo paid off Monday night in the Bulls’ 62-53 victory over Southern Illinois before 4,373 at SIU Arena in Carbondale, Ill. UB (3-0), which cracked the Associated Press Top 25 for the first time in its history earlier in the day, broke the game open with a 15-3 run in the second half. The Bulls went from a 45-40 advantage to a 60-…

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Another taste of winter is forecast across Western New York this week. Temperatures much below average, mixed precipitation and lake-effect snow are in the forecast, according to the National Weather Service. The weather will be generated by a nor'easter that will track from the deep South up the Eastern Seaboard tonight into Tuesday. The storm system "could bring…

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Josh Allen is Buffalo's quarterback of the future. But is Matt Barkley the passer for the present? After watching Barkley revive the Bills' offense in Sunday's 41-10 blowout of the New York Jets, Jason Wolf writes that "the only sane option" would be for Barkley to remain the starting quarterback coming out of the bye week, even if Allen has fully recovered from his elb…

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It's Matt Barkley's turn today to lead the worst offense in the NFL, one that has scored fewer points through the first nine games than any team in Buffalo Bills history. Vic Carucci asks how much worse can the Bills offense be with Barkley at quarterback? Jay Skurski answers how management let things get this bad on offense in his weekly mailbag column. Jay also wri…

Senior defenseman Cameron Heath, who had only one point in the first seven games, had a career night with a power-play goal and an assist for Canisius in a 6-3 victory over Clarkson at Harbor Center on Saturday night. It was only the second victory for Canisius in the eight times it has met the Golden Knights from Potsdam. The Griffs only win over Clarkson was 4-3 in over…

By Blaine S. Schwartz Hours before his attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, the suspected attacker announced his intention on social media: “HIAS likes to bring invaders in that kill our people. I can’t sit by and watch my people get slaughtered. Screw your optics, I’m going in.” The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)…

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The Family Help Center seeks volunteers, particularly on weekdays, to assist at Eastern Hills Mall during the holiday season for its Giving Tree project. The Giving Tree assists needy children affected by abuse or neglect. The tree holds tagged ornaments with a child's name on it and the child's gift wish. Shoppers can choose an ornament, buy that gift and return it …

Eden boys volleyball coach Robert Pierce didn’t know if Alex Overhoff would have been able to participate in the Section VI playoffs due to having mononucleosis. The junior outside hitter was out for four weeks and just began to feel better about two weeks ago, according to Pierce. Wednesday night was a perfect time for Overhoff to show his coach that he has finally hea…

By Marshall Haim Special to the News After losing in last year’s Division II-A championship game to Sweet Home, the Grand Island boys volleyball team was eager to win the school’s first-ever championship. That feeling came into fruition Tuesday evening as the second-seeded Vikings claimed the Division II-A championship in straight sets over No. 8 seed Hamburg, 25-19, 25…

Senior goalkeeper Megan Dulniak (Cheektowaga) of D'Youville was named Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Defensive Player of the Year and selected to the All-AMCC first team in women's soccer. Also, Spartans coach Jim Hesch was named AMCC Coach of the Year. Dulniak led the AMCC in save percentage (.935) and shutouts (6). Hesch guided the Sparants to a third-place fi…

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Isaiah Reese knows where and what he comes from. In fact, that sentiment is inked on his chest. “It's a tattoo that says ‘Against All Odds,’ with the city of Miami underneath,” said Reese, a junior guard on the Canisius men’s basketball team. “Nobody gave me the opportunities I should have been given, and it’s always motivated me.” C.J. Massinburg is just as enthusia…