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Bantamweight (54 kg.) Mikiah Kreps of Niagara Falls was the first American to win in the Elite World Women’s Boxing Championships on Wednesday in Ulan Use, Russia. Kreps scored a 4-1 victory over second seeded Karina Tazabekova of Russia and next will face sixth seed Dina Zholaman of Kazakhstan on Thursday. Other Team USA winners on Wednesday were Rashida Ellis of Lynn,…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to comedian Chevy Chase, born Cornelius Crane Chase on this date in 1943, “Two wrongs don’t make a right, but three rights make a left.” • • • PREP FOR PRINT – Author Kathryn Radeff will offer tips on pitching and marketing in a mini-workshop, “Get Published Now!,” at 6 p.m. Thursday in Alden High School, 13190 Park St., Alden. Cost is $20, plus a…

Crime

One man is dead and another charged with manslaughter after a fight led to an early morning shooting in the Chautauqua County Village of Sherman. Sheriff's deputies said Justin M. Gibbons, 29, suffered numerous gunshot wounds while at 114 W. Main St. at around 1:30 Sunday morning. Gibbons, who lived at Elmwood Road in Mayville, was pronounced dead at Westfield Memorial …

By Chris Jacobs Dysfunction in Washington is often the norm, but there is an incredible opportunity for Congress to finally get something important done for the American people, especially for communities like Western New York, by passing President Trump’s newly renegotiated trade deal that will replace NAFTA. Scrapping NAFTA, which was never a great deal for Western…

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We are asking readers to help choose our Buffalo News Prep Talk Athletes of the Week, sponsored by Sgroi Financial.  You can vote in the poll embedded below until noon Thursday. Each Athlete of the Week winner will be eligible for the Athlete of the Year poll conducted in the spring. To nominate an athlete, send your suggestions to sports@buffnews.com by Sunday night. …

Courts

If jurors convict Kenneth Achtyl in the brutality trial going on this week, he could still hold the title of Erie County sheriff's deputy. The jury in the case against Achtyl began deliberating shortly after 1 p.m. Friday, after hearing the prosecution and defense sum up their evidence Friday morning. Sheriff Timothy B. Howard's team doesn't intend to automatically f…

Business

It's a sensitive question for any agency that uses public money to fund private businesses: What to do when those businesses don't live up to their end of the bargain. That's an issue that an affiliate of the Erie County Industrial Development Agency is grappling with after one of its biggest borrowers fell behind on loan payments to the Regional Development Corp. Er…

High Schools

St. Joe’s at Canisius, 1 p.m. Saturday at the Stransky Complex The Canisius-St. Joe’s feud receives the Great American Rivalry Series treatment. It’s not the first time in the 16 years of the Great American series that the spotlight has shown on this heated Western New York battle. Canisius enters this clash 0-2 but has beaten the Marauders 10 straight times. That inclu…

High Schools

In many cases, local high school basketball players must travel outside of Western New York to get on the radar of college recruiters. Organizers of the upstart Best of the Best Upstate Exposure Showcase are hoping to change that. Reginald Burke, a Buffalo native who has operated Bay Area Hoops in Tampa, Fla., since 2009, and Quintin Redfern, a local basketball coach and…

Courts

A man who says he endured repeat episodes of sexual abuse while in the seventh grade has filed a lawsuit against the Salamanca City School District and a former teacher who did prison time for abuse. Douglas Woodin of Cattaraugus County says in the lawsuit that teacher Michael J. DuPont targeted him during the 2002-03 school year because Woodin was a loner, came fro…

High Schools

Ty Parker’s coaching journey began 20 years ago with the Cheektowaga Thunderbirds Little Loop football organization. Friday night under the lights at Cheektowaga Central, Parker made his head coaching debut, fervently pacing the sidelines, hollering instructions and demonstrating techniques during the merged WNY Maritime/Health Sciences program’s 18-12 overtime victory ove…