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City Hall is normally the focal point of government business. On Thursday, that focus switched to show business. The occasion was the third day of filming in Buffalo for "Nightmare Alley," the new movie from Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro. The director and his cast – including Bradley Cooper and Rooney Mara – previously shot scenes inside City Hall and the…

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The framed image hangs near the door of Montez Thalman’s apartment in a retirement community in Arizona. It still causes people to stop in admiration, a kind of magic that after more than 60 years has yet to lose its power. Neighbors routinely pause to study a photograph that shows Thalman, as she is today, holding a black-and-white photo. It portrays Elvis Presley on h…

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As much as 1 to 2 feet of snow are forecast to fall through Friday in Southern Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties. See how much snow your area received: https://buffalonews.com/2020/02/26/what-to-expect-the-next-36-hours-northtowns-expected-to-be-hit-hard-with-snow/

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Sharon Sookdeo and Chekesha Johnson rushed into the Metro Rail train stopped at Canalside Thursday morning, happy for a little respite from the biting winds buffeting downtown. "I don't think I'm dressed enough for this," said Johnson, who was wearing a thick parka, scarf and gloves. "I'm wearing three pants," Sookdeo proudly announced. The two visitors from N…

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Blowing snow steadily battered Western New York Thursday as a winter storm made for hazardous travel throughout Buffalo and the Northtowns. Meanwhile, blizzard conditions were expected to make travel "very difficult to impossible" in the Southtowns and Southern Tier, and a flood watch was issued for the Lake Erie shoreline.

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Word of snow coming to Buffalo is welcome news to the "Nightmare Alley" filmmakers in town this week, but the accompanying high wind forecast is causing concern. The "Nightmare Alley" scenes scheduled to be filmed in Niagara Square Thursday require large cranes on the scene to hold special lighting, said Buffalo Niagara film commissioner Timothy Clark. [What to expec…

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For some, it’s a comfortable reading chair and ottoman near the fireplace. For others, it’s the corner of the couch under a thick throw – with a hot drink and television remote within easy reach. When we asked a few Western New Yorkers to describe the coziest spot in their house during the winter months, we heard these and other options for retreating on cold days. (…

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On Tuesday, I’d forecast as much as 8 to 10 inches of widespread snow from the metro area northward, beginning late Wednesday night into Thursday. I’m taking that range down a tad just as the National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for southern Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and mainly northwest Allegany counties. The warning is in effect from late t…

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Name: John E. Richmond, 35. Who he is: Personal injury attorney; co-founding member along with Keith R. Vona of Richmond Vona LLC, with offices in the former Fairfield Library on Amherst Street in North Buffalo. The Rochester native lived in New York City for 10 years and moved to Buffalo about five years ago. He graduated from Miami University of Ohio where he was a go…

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ALBANY – State environmental conservation workers in Buffalo are tasked with protecting the public from contaminated sites, oil and chemical spills, air pollution and dirty water. Now, some of those employees say something is putting their own health at risk: their workplace provided by the state in a private downtown Buffalo office building. The Public Employees Fed…

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One of our favorite things about Western New York: Its four seasons. Which is why we're starting a year-round, reader-driven photo project documenting WNY's weather. Send us your photos and we may feature them here. We're looking for your photographs of Western New York's snow, wind, rain, sleet, fog, fall foliage, spring buds, breathtaking sunsets – you get the idea. Subm…

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On Oct. 24, 10-year-old Sam Hypnarowski went to the nurse’s office at Iroquois Middle School in Elma, complaining of a headache and feeling sick to his stomach. What happened next is every parent’s nightmare that quickly became a reality for Jeff Hypnarowski, Sam’s father and a long-serving member of the Buffalo music scene. “It was around 12:45 that day, and I was o…

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Get ready for your close-up, Niagara Square. The historic traffic circle and gathering place for such popular events as Taste of Buffalo will be shut down to traffic on Thursday as it takes its place in the spotlight of "Nightmare Alley," the latest Hollywood film to shoot in Buffalo. Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro, his crew and a few stars have arrived fr…

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The special-effects crew for the Guillermo del Toro film "Nightmare Alley" last visited Buffalo in December for a scouting trip. It was a whiteout, with 4 inches of snow on the ground. The crew knew it would be back here to shoot outdoor scenes in February, and they, of course, figured there would be snow. Buffalo. February. Do the math. But a winter warmup left t…