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Crime

A Cheektowaga man is suing Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard and a sheriff's deputy for the return of $80,110 cash and a 2012 luxury vehicle, both seized from him in a traffic stop Aug. 20. Buffalo attorney Robert M. Goldstein said his client in the lawsuit, James L. Terrell, was not charged with a crime. "He wasn't given any tickets, and he hasn't been given any…

Buffalo

A state judge declined to issue an immediate order blocking the sale of a city-owned parking lot in downtown Buffalo to Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. for a redevelopment project, rejecting the arguments by rival developer Rocco Termini that the loss of the parking posed an imminent threat to his Hotel @ the Lafayette and other businesses. But State Supreme Court Justice E…

Buffalo

The man suing the City of Buffalo and police after an altercation with a security guard and an arrest in a downtown coffee shop last summer alleges he was tied to a chair and deprived of food and water for 24 hours while held by authorities, according to new court documents. Darryl Mingo has alleged he was restrained and not allowed to use the restroom from the time whe…

Courts

A black man arrested last summer after a physical altercation with a white security guard in a downtown coffee shop has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that he was the victim of racial discrimination and other civil rights violations. The incident, which was captured on video viewed widely on Facebook, resulted in charges against Darryl Mingo of Buffalo. The charges…

Business

Four years after spending $5 million to install wind turbines at four highway exits, the New York State Thruway Authority is now suing the company, contractor and consultants who installed them because the machines haven't worked since last year. The authority on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Vergnet Group S.A., Prudent Engineering LLP, Ravi Engineering & Land Su…

Buffalo

A well-known environmental and land-use attorney and two South Buffalo residents are suing the Western New York Maritime Charter School and the city's Common Council, seeking to overturn the approvals for the new high school building and stop its construction. The lawsuit filed by Arthur Giacalone, a frequent critic of development projects, accuses the city Planning Boa…

Bills

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has been named in two separate lawsuits by women who claimed he sexually assaulted them while they were unconscious. One day after a Jacksonville, Fla., station reported that the former Bills first-round pick was being sued for sexual assault stemming from an incident in April, he also was named in a suit involving a …

Buffalo

Not so fast, Queen City Landing fans. Developer Gerald Buchheit thought he was all set to get started on his 23-story residential tower on Buffalo's Outer Harbor after a court again last month rejected a lawsuit seeking to stop it. With the demolition of the former Freezer Queen warehouse building completed and the site cleared of debris, officials are trying to fina…

Buffalo

A state Supreme Court justice this week cleared the way for Queen City Landing developer Gerald Buchheit to proceed with his $60 million residential tower on Buffalo's Outer Harbor, after dismissing the last legal challenge currently facing the project. In a four-page decision issued Monday but released Thursday, Justice Catherine Nugent Panepinto sided with Buchheit an…