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Buffalo police are offering a reward in a 2013 killing in Riverside, the department announced Tuesday. John Stein, 19, was fatally shot Dec. 13, 2013, in the vicinity of 37 Humphrey Road, just behind Riverside High School. "The [Buffalo Police Department] knows that there are individuals who have knowledge about this case, and on behalf of the victim and the victim's fam…

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Eric Jones’ trial on drug possession and narcotics sales was supposed to start Monday morning in State Supreme Court in Buffalo. By late morning, jurors were being sent home and the trial was canceled. That’s because Jones was fatally shot Sunday night on the city’s West Side, hours before opening statements were slated to be delivered. Jones, 35, was shot while he was …

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Homicides are up 68 percent in Buffalo over the first eight months of the year, and police have solved just three of the 32 killings, according statistics on the Buffalo Police Department’s website. Seven people were shot to death in August, making it the deadliest month of the year so far. The police department’s website lists only three of this year’s homicides as “cle…

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For more than 55 years, Glenn Voelker has been minding the front counter at his family’s fourth-generation bowling alley in Buffalo. He’s seen bowlers come and go, and leagues rise and fall, all along greeting his customers with a gentle, friendly smile on his rounded face. Through the years, countless Buffalonians have rolled strikes and gutter balls down his lanes, whil…

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A violent weekend in Buffalo continued into Monday. A 24-year-old man who was shot late Monday afternoon on the city's West Side became Buffalo's 30th homicide of 2016. It also was the third homicide in three days. On Saturday, a 25-year-old woman was fatally shot on Shumway Street. On Sunday, 39-year-old Earl Parker was killed in a double shooting on Schreck Avenue. Mo…

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Two people were killed over the weekend in Buffalo, bringing the number of homicides so far this year to 29. A 25-year-old woman died early Saturday after she was shot on Shumway Street, near Paderewski Drive. She was identified by police as Shakila Cottrell of Buffalo. A 39-year-old man died after a double shooting early Sunday on Schreck Avenue, near Bailey and East De…

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Buffalo's a Top 20 city on WalletHub's list of the “Best and Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle” and not long ago ranked No. 9 on its “Best Cities for Recreation.” For retirees, apparently, that's not enough, according to the Internet list generator WalletHub. The site ranks Buffalo in the bottom third of 150 American cities as a place to retire. In its analysis, Buffal…