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Armed with a videotape and a strongly worded court decision, anti-war protester Nate Buckley thought he had a good case against the NFTA. A federal judge disagreed and dismissed Buckley's civil lawsuit claiming he was falsely arrested and assaulted during a 2011 anti-war protest outside one of M&T Bank’s downtown offices. Buckley plans to appeal. In his ruling…

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They are calling it the Circle of Heroes, a military monument that will honor local war heroes and serve as a major Canalside tourist attraction. It will showcase some of the region’s most famous military heroes and some of its lesser-known heroes, perhaps obscured by the passage of time. C. Wade McClusky Jr., whose heroics as a pilot in Battle of Midway were nearly …

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You’ve seen Niagara Falls. The American side views are breathtaking from Terrapin Point, Three Sisters Islands, the Cave of the Winds and the Maid of the Mist. But most haven’t seen the Niagara Gorge the way Father Louis Hennepin discovered its natural glory in the late 17th century – the 43 acres between the Whirlpool Rapids and Rainbow bridges. The Western New Y…

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The United Nations estimates that 2.4 million men, women and children globally are victims of human trafficking at any one time. Buffalo native Kelly Galloway nearly became one of them. The 31-year-old missionary grew up worshipping with her family at St. John Baptist Church on Goodell Street. Now she works overseas with orphans who live in garbage dumps and toxic landfi…

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Donald Trump's election turned a lot of people's worlds upside down, and few know that better than Buffalo lawyer Kathleen M. Sweet. It's no secret Trump is eyeing the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy but does the president-elect also have an interest in lower court judgeships and, if he does, what does that mean to Sweet's nomination to the federal bench here? President O…

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Ernest P. Masullo much flew under the radar in his first five years as the Town of Evans police chief. He was the chief of police in a town of 16,000 people, where drunk drivers and fist fights in Lake Erie beach bars provided most of the fireworks, and Masullo was not one to seek publicity. Then, a few days before Christmas in 2013, handyman Barry Moss was struck an…