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Ko-Ed Candies has been a South Buffalo staple since 1947. Even after longtime owners Gary and Sandy Whitt retired and fellow chocolatier Platter's took over the business four years ago, Ko-Ed's sponge candy and other sweets have remained rabidly popular. Chocolate lovers will now have greater opportunity to take advantage of Ko-Ed Candies, at 285 Abbott Road, which will…

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A man found a racial slur scratched into his car in South Buffalo, according to a Buffalo police report. The victim told officers the N-word was etched on the trunk of his car, which was parked overnight on Remoleno Street, near Southside Parkway, he reported Wednesday. Doors on both sides of the car were also keyed. The victim, who went to the South District police …

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The 78-year-old South Buffalo man accused of stealing a police vehicle earlier this week left a path of injuries and property damage over just a few blocks, according to court documents. The driver, identified in court documents as Robert J. Closs of Culver Road, sent two police officers and another driver to the hospital and totaled the stolen police SUV, according to …

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A South Buffalo man reported two guns stolen from his home Sunday night, according to a police report. A .22-caliber revolver and a double-barrel sawed-off shotgun were taken from a home on Lockwood Avenue, officers were told at about 9 p.m. The victim told police the guns had been stored in a safe in his bedroom closet. The report did not indicate whether there h…

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A man told Buffalo police he was beaten and robbed Monday by two men, one armed with a baseball bat and the other with a gun, according to a police report. The victim told officers his girlfriend asked him to come over because "there was a problem with some missing drugs," an officer wrote in the report. When the victim arrived at a home on Good Avenue, between South…

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By the end of 2020, Western New Yorkers could be drinking beverages, swallowing pills, inhaling oils and smoking joints made from marijuana and produced right here in South Buffalo. Flora-California Prime, which calls itself a health and wellness company, plans to manufacture a range of cannabis products to address a variety of medical needs for adults at a new facility…

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A South Buffalo woman told police she was robbed early Tuesday morning after she went outside to investigate a noise in her driveway, according to a police report. The Roanoke Parkway woman said she heard a noise at about 3:30 a.m. and saw her car door was ajar. When she went outside, she was approached from behind by a robber who grabbed her throat, according to the re…

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Two women were arrested Tuesday at Southside Elementary School after police said they walked into the school and encouraged a student to attack another student. The women entered the South Buffalo school at about 9:15 a.m. and went into a classroom and spurred a student there to fight another student, according to a Buffalo police report. The student who initiated th…

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A South Buffalo man faces charges after a three-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon at Seneca and Stevenson streets, according to a police report. Aaron J. Leo, 25, was charged with operating a vehicle while impaired by drugs and driving while intoxicated, according to the report. Leo was accused of crossing double yellow lines and driving through a red light before str…

Gusto

After closing in May, fans of Conlon's Bar & Grill mourned its passing. In November, after owners Dan and Emily Conlon regrouped, they reopened their tavern at 382 Abbott Road. The hiatus gave the couple time to work out how they wanted to operate the business, Dan Conlon said. They started selling food to go on a few Fridays. "That went over really well, so I…

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A South Buffalo woman whose driver's license was revoked about two weeks prior following an aggravated driving while intoxicated conviction was arrested early Thursday morning and charged with aggravated DWI, according to a Buffalo police report. Officers found the driver pulled over on the side of the road near Southside Parkway and Almont Place just before 3 a.m. The …

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Buffalo police confiscated a BB gun from a 14-year-old non-student in connection with a social media post involving Southside Elementary School in South Buffalo, a department spokesman said Wednesday. Buffalo police had a visible presence at the school on Wednesday morning. Police became aware of the post on Dec. 19 or 20, after which school resource officers intervi…

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Two Buffalo men were charged in separate cases on Christmas Eve with killing a relative. In each case, a relative of the victims called police and asked them to check on their loved one. When they arrived, Buffalo police officers found both victims were already dead. And in both circumstances, prosecutors asked the judge to order psychiatric evaluations for both s…

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Buffalo police arrested a man early Monday morning and charged him with killing his grandmother in her South Buffalo home. Alec M. Swiderski, 30, was arrested at 12:30 a.m. on Seneca Street, near Hammerschmidt Avenue, and charged with second-degree murder in the death of Pamela A. Toy, 74, according to a Buffalo police report. Toy was found dead at about 7:50 p.m. Su…

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A robber stole less than $100 from the cash register of a South Buffalo 7-Eleven on Saturday, according to a police report. The suspect demanded an employee of the convenience store at 481 Abbott Road open the register drawer and give him money or he "will blow up the place," according to the report. After he reached over the counter and took money, two customers tri…