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The Buffalo News
Police search for suspect in fatal East Side shootingA 53–year–old Buffalo man was fatally shot early Sunday morning on Dutton Avenu
Police search for suspect in fatal East Side shooting
The Buffalo News / Posted 2 hours ago
A 53–year–old Buffalo man was fatally shot early Sunday morning on Dutton Avenue, according to Buffalo police. The unidentified man was shot just before 5:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Dutton, in the Fillmore-Ferry area. Homicide detectives said the... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Outrages & Insights: Lead poisoning issue in the City of BuffaloErie County Health Commissioner Gale Burstein said the other day that lead pois
Outrages & Insights: Lead poisoning issue in the City of Buffalo
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 4 hours ago
Erie County Health Commissioner Gale Burstein said the other day that lead poisoning is the biggest health risk facing young children in the city. She’s been saying for some time that her department could use help in dealing with the problem, which... Read more
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The Post-Journal
Area Police ReportsThomas E. Kurtz, 21, was arrested Friday after Chautauqua County Sheriff's depu
Area Police Reports
The Post-Journal / Posted 12 hours ago
Thomas E. Kurtz, 21, was arrested Friday after Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies responded to a motor vehicle accident on South Swede Road in the village of Brocton around 3:43 a.m. Upon arrival, deputies observed a vehicle in a ditch that had... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Ripley man facing drug and weapons chargesRIPLEY – A Ripley man faces weapons and drug charges after marijuana and a 12-g
Ripley man facing drug and weapons charges
The Buffalo News / Posted 16 hours ago
RIPLEY – A Ripley man faces weapons and drug charges after marijuana and a 12-guage shotgun were found in his home, authorities said Saturday. Elmer Gorton, 54. was charged with marijuana possession and criminal possession of a weapon, and issued an... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Cold weather, warm placesIt was a day to sled – without crowds. And then to warm near a fire. Or, for
Cold weather, warm places
The Buffalo News / Posted 16 hours ago
It was a day to sled – without crowds. And then to warm near a fire. Or, for some, it was a day to switch activities – and maybe do something indoors, instead. Like walk around an indoor garden. Or do some crafts and games. “We’re not going to... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Botanical Gardens serving up a finishing flourish for Orchids 2016Final weekend events have been announced for Buffalo and Erie County Botanical
Botanical Gardens serving up a finishing flourish for Orchids 2016
The Buffalo News / Posted 17 hours ago
Final weekend events have been announced for Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens’ Orchids 2016 exhibit. The exhibit continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Feb. 28. The Orchid Showcase will be offered from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 27 and... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Erie County Democratic leaders back John Flynn for DA, reject Michael FlahertyIn a clear and emphatic break from the legacy of former District Attorney Frank
Erie County Democratic leaders back John Flynn for DA, reject Michael Flaherty
The Buffalo News / Posted 17 hours ago
In a clear and emphatic break from the legacy of former District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III, Erie County Democrats on Saturday rejected his former top assistant and unanimously endorsed John J. Flynn Jr. of the Town of Tonawanda for the... Read more
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The Buffalo News
People Talk: Bouncer flexes sinews of patience at his jobPaul “PJ” Colvin Jr. has what it takes to be the perfect bouncer. He is 6 foot
People Talk: Bouncer flexes sinews of patience at his job
The Buffalo News / Posted 17 hours ago
Paul “PJ” Colvin Jr. has what it takes to be the perfect bouncer. He is 6 foot 1 and weighs a solid 280 pounds, but Colvin’s job as doorman at Exchange on Allen Street requires more than muscle. Colvin brings patience and street smarts to work with... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Erie County Republicans back Trump in straw pollNew Yorkers won’t vote for any presidential candidates until April 19 when the
Erie County Republicans back Trump in straw poll
The Buffalo News / Posted 18 hours ago
New Yorkers won’t vote for any presidential candidates until April 19 when the primaries are held, but Erie County Republicans strongly hinted their preference Saturday by overwhelmingly backing Donald Trump in a straw poll the local party... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Dems back Flynn over acting district attorneyBUFFALO, NY - There is now a candidate with Democratic Party backing in the run
Dems back Flynn over acting district attorney
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 19 hours ago
BUFFALO, NY - There is now a candidate with Democratic Party backing in the running for Erie County District Attorney. Former Tonawanda Town Court Judge John Flynn is the choice of local party officials as they announced during their meeting Saturday... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Erie County sales tax revenue fell $15 million short of projectionsSales tax collections in Erie County fell $15 million short of projections last
Erie County sales tax revenue fell $15 million short of projections
The Buffalo News / Posted 20 hours ago
Sales tax collections in Erie County fell $15 million short of projections last year, thanks in large part to lower gas and energy prices, but county leaders said they do not anticipate any negative consequences in this year’s county programs and... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Mark E. Palascak, partner, managing principal at PKK Wealth ManagementJuly 8, 1953 – Feb. 10, 2016 Mark E. Palascak, a partner and managing principa
Mark E. Palascak, partner, managing principal at PKK Wealth Management
The Buffalo News / Posted 21 hours ago
July 8, 1953 – Feb. 10, 2016 Mark E. Palascak, a partner and managing principal in the investment firm PKK Wealth Management, died unexpectedly Wednesday at his home in East Aurora. He was 62. Born in Buffalo, he grew up in Lancaster and was a 1970... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Cheektowaga man arrested for Sunday evening stabbing on East DelavanA 23-year-old Cheektowaga man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing e
Cheektowaga man arrested for Sunday evening stabbing on East Delavan
The Buffalo News / Posted 23 hours ago
A 23-year-old Cheektowaga man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing early Sunday evening in the 1200 block of East Delavan Avenue, Buffalo police said Friday. Gary L. Heard, of Preston Road, has been charged with attempted second-degree... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Democratic leaders unanimously endorse Flynn for district attorneyIn a clear and emphatic break from the legacy of former District Attorney Frank
Democratic leaders unanimously endorse Flynn for district attorney
The Buffalo News / Posted yesterday
In a clear and emphatic break from the legacy of former District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III, Erie County Democrats Saturday rejected his onetime top assistant and unanimously endorsed John J. Flynn Jr. of the Town of Tonawanda for the post. A... Read more
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The Buffalo News
‘Sextortion’ of girls continued after Buffalo man made bail, feds sayRobert Pritchett liked to hide behind aliases such as Jason and Jess when he se
‘Sextortion’ of girls continued after Buffalo man made bail, feds say
The Buffalo News / Posted yesterday
Robert Pritchett liked to hide behind aliases such as Jason and Jess when he searched for underage girls, federal agents say. And when he connected with one, it was usually through meetme.com, Kik or another video chat and messaging site popular... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
County Leaders Tell People to Stay Inside this WeekendBUFFALO, N.Y. -- Erie County leaders are stressing that they want everyone to s
County Leaders Tell People to Stay Inside this Weekend
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted yesterday
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Erie County leaders are stressing that they want everyone to stay inside this weekend if they can. "These are the types of conditions where you could die. You could easily suffer hypothermia and frostbite," says Erie County... Read more
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Warren Times Observer
Cause of deathMarcus A. Mattson, 18, of Russell, was killed on Feb. 5. James A. McDaniel, 25,
Cause of death
Warren Times Observer / Posted yesterday
Marcus A. Mattson, 18, of Russell, was killed on Feb. 5. James A. McDaniel, 25, of Russell, is charged with his murder, and Gary R. Williams, 22, of North Cambria is charged with helping cover up the murder. Both are being held without bond, and... Read more
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The Post-Journal
Two Suspects In Custody For Role In Death Of 18-Year-OldWARREN, Pa. - Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of an 18
Two Suspects In Custody For Role In Death Of 18-Year-Old
The Post-Journal / Posted yesterday
WARREN, Pa. - Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of an 18-year-old Russel, Pa., resident, missing since Feb. 5. Pennsylvania State Police said a body found Thursday morning at a 275 Abraham Hollow Road residence in Brokenstraw... Read more
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The Buffalo News
After snowy jab, a frigid hookWe’ve all known we’ve had it coming. And now it’s here. The mercury will be s
After snowy jab, a frigid hook
The Buffalo News / Posted yesterday
We’ve all known we’ve had it coming. And now it’s here. The mercury will be stuck in the single digits and even drop into minus territory on Saturday. When you factor in the wind chill, it will be far worse, according to the National Weather... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Cheektowaga man arrested for Sunday evening shooting on East DelavanA 23-year-old Cheektowaga man has been arrested in connection with a shooting e
Cheektowaga man arrested for Sunday evening shooting on East Delavan
The Buffalo News / Posted yesterday
A 23-year-old Cheektowaga man has been arrested in connection with a shooting early Sunday evening in the 1200 block of East Delavan Avenue, Buffalo police said Friday. Gary L. Heard, of Preston Road, has been charged with attempted second-degree... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Lake-effect snow sets the stage for a frigid weekendWe’ve all known we’ve had it coming. And now it’s here. The mercury will be s
Lake-effect snow sets the stage for a frigid weekend
The Buffalo News / Posted yesterday
We’ve all known we’ve had it coming. And now it’s here. The mercury will be stuck in the single digits and even drop into minus territory on Saturday. When you factor in the wind chill, it will be far worse, according to the National Weather... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Annette Nocera, co-owner of family brokerage businessJuly 11, 1932 — Feb. 11, 2016 Annette Nocera of Amherst, co-owner of Ameri-Can
Annette Nocera, co-owner of family brokerage business
The Buffalo News / Posted yesterday
July 11, 1932 — Feb. 11, 2016 Annette Nocera of Amherst, co-owner of Ameri-Can Customshouse Brokerage in Williamsville, died Thursday at her East Amherst home. She was 83. Born in Buffalo, she earned a nursing degree at Trocaire College. Mrs.... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Niagara County to renew deal with lobbying firmLOCKPORT – The Niagara County Legislature’s Administration and Community Safety
Niagara County to renew deal with lobbying firm
The Buffalo News / Posted yesterday
LOCKPORT – The Niagara County Legislature’s Administration and Community Safety and Security committees this week approved a renewed homeland security lobbying contract with the firm of Masiello, Martucci, Calabrese and Associates. The firm will be... Read more
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FOX 8 Cleveland
Sandusky community concerned after teens arrested for attempted murderSANDUSKY -- Five teens are in custody, accused of attempted murder, and now a c
Sandusky community concerned after teens arrested for attempted murder
FOX 8 Cleveland / Posted yesterday
SANDUSKY -- Five teens are in custody, accused of attempted murder, and now a community is staying vigilant when it comes to safety. The incident happened back on January 25 according to Sandusky police. "It was a staged thing that night, there was... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Health and safety tips for extremely cold conditionsBe aware of dangers for pets The extreme cold is also dangerous for pets. Her
Health and safety tips for extremely cold conditions
The Buffalo News / Posted yesterday
Be aware of dangers for pets The extreme cold is also dangerous for pets. Here are recommendations from the SPCA Serving Erie County: • Make sure outdoor animal shelters are suitable for the inclement weather. Animal welfare officers can rescue... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Health safety tips for extremely cold conditionsBe aware of dangers for pets The extreme cold is also dangerous for pets. Her
Health safety tips for extremely cold conditions
The Buffalo News / Posted yesterday
Be aware of dangers for pets The extreme cold is also dangerous for pets. Here are recommendations from the SPCA Serving Erie County: • Make sure outdoor animal shelters are suitable for the inclement weather. Animal welfare officers can rescue... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Athenex will reach 450 jobs at Dunkirk plant by 2023Athenex company officials said they are already hiring workers, the day after G
Athenex will reach 450 jobs at Dunkirk plant by 2023
The Buffalo News / Posted yesterday
Athenex company officials said they are already hiring workers, the day after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the state will build the company a $200 million drug manufacturing plant in the Town of Dunkirk. The first hires are quality control workers... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Be aware of dangers cold poses for petsThe extreme cold is also dangerous for pets. Here are recommendations from the
Be aware of dangers cold poses for pets
The Buffalo News / Posted yesterday
The extreme cold is also dangerous for pets. Here are recommendations from the SPCA Serving Erie County: • Make sure outdoor animal shelters are suitable for the inclement weather. Animal welfare officers can rescue pet thanks to New York State’s... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Former assemblyman fined $100,000 for harrassmentALBANY -- A state legislative ethics commission fined former Assemblyman Dennis
Former assemblyman fined $100,000 for harrassment
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted yesterday
ALBANY -- A state legislative ethics commission fined former Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak $100,000 on Friday, saying it concurred with a separate ethics board's conclusion that the Buffalo-area lawmaker harassed his female aides. Dennis Gabryszak,... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
NY's teacher ranks continue to plummetBy Joseph Spector, Gannett Albany ALBANY – New York has nearly 13,000 fewer ed
NY's teacher ranks continue to plummet
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted yesterday
By Joseph Spector, Gannett Albany ALBANY – New York has nearly 13,000 fewer educators than it did five years, while the number of retirees continues to swell, state records show. The number of active educators in the state’s Teacher Retirement... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Problems plague first month of medical marijuanaGRAND ISLAND, N.Y. -- For the first time in her short life, 8-year-old Maya Val
Problems plague first month of medical marijuana
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted yesterday
GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. -- For the first time in her short life, 8-year-old Maya Valle is now taking legal medical marijuana, but it has not been an easy process. New York State's medical marijuana program got up and running on January 7, and more than a... Read more
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Middletown Times Herald-Record
Arctic blast hits upstate NYBUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Dozens of schools in the Buffalo area are closed as an arc
Arctic blast hits upstate NY
Middletown Times Herald-Record / Posted 2 days ago
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Dozens of schools in the Buffalo area are closed as an arctic combination of lake-effect snow and chilling temperatures grip the region. School districts across Erie County called off classes Friday as forecasts call for up to a... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Golf notebook: Peek n’ Peak in full planning mode for Web.com eventJohn Coolbaugh sat inside the resort at Peek n’ Peak on Thursday watching the s
Golf notebook: Peek n’ Peak in full planning mode for Web.com event
The Buffalo News / Posted 2 days ago
John Coolbaugh sat inside the resort at Peek n’ Peak on Thursday watching the snow fly. It might have seemed like an odd time to be worrying about the logistics of a golf tournament, but for Coolbaugh, that never stops. As the director of... Read more
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News 10 NBC Rochester
Members of beauty industry fight microbead banSeveral companies are banning the sale of products with microbeads in their sto
Members of beauty industry fight microbead ban
News 10 NBC Rochester / Posted 2 days ago
Several companies are banning the sale of products with microbeads in their stores due to evidence that the beads are harmful to water life. According to the Buffalo News, members of the beauty industry are now fighting that move. Leaders in the... Read more
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The Post-Journal
Murder In WarrenPennsylvania State Police said a body found Thursday morning at a 275 Abraham H
Murder In Warren
The Post-Journal / Posted 2 days ago
Pennsylvania State Police said a body found Thursday morning at a 275 Abraham Hollow Road residence in Brokenstraw Township is presumed to be that of Marcus Mattson. James Anthony McDaniel, 25, Russell, and Gary R. Williams, 22, North Cambria, were... Read more
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Warren Times Observer
Accused’s confession led to finding victim’s bodyAccording to Pennsylvania State Police, the body found at 275 Abraham Hollow Ro
Accused’s confession led to finding victim’s body
Warren Times Observer / Posted 2 days ago
According to Pennsylvania State Police, the body found at 275 Abraham Hollow Road, Brokenstraw Township, is presumed to be that of Marcus A. Mattson, 18, of Russell. Warren County Deputy Coroner Ed Lloyd said a positive identification is expected to... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Two candidates may seek Democratic line in 143rd Assembly DistrictDemocrats in Cheektowaga and Lancaster appear headed toward a primary contest i
Two candidates may seek Democratic line in 143rd Assembly District
The Buffalo News / Posted 2 days ago
Democrats in Cheektowaga and Lancaster appear headed toward a primary contest in September for the 143rd Assembly District seat held by Angela M. Wozniak, a Conservative who organizes with Albany Republicans. James P. Rogowski, a teacher and... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Erie County won’t enforce microbead ban immediatelyErie County retailers must remove all beauty and body products containing tiny,
Erie County won’t enforce microbead ban immediately
The Buffalo News / Posted 2 days ago
Erie County retailers must remove all beauty and body products containing tiny, plastic beads from their shelves starting Sunday, everything from toothpastes to facial scrubs, under a law passed by the County Legislature last summer. In theory, at... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Problems plague first month of medical marijuanaGRAND ISLAND, N.Y. -- For the first time in her short life, 8-year-old Maya Val
Problems plague first month of medical marijuana
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 2 days ago
GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. -- For the first time in her short life, 8-year-old Maya Valle is now taking legal medical marijuana, but it has not been an easy process. New York State's medical marijuana program got up and running on January 7, and more than a... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Garden Notes: News of area clubs and eventsWestern New York Hosta Society (wnyhosta.com) will meet Sunday in the East Auro
Garden Notes: News of area clubs and events
The Buffalo News / Posted 2 days ago
Western New York Hosta Society (wnyhosta.com) will meet Sunday in the East Aurora Senior Center, King Street and Oakwood Avenue. Doors open at 1 p.m.; program begins at 2 p.m. Mike Shadrack and Jackie Adams will present “Making Your Own Hosta.” The B... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Shoplifting probe reveals stolen tombstonesGowanda police went to Shawn Blanc’s apartment earlier this month to investigat
Shoplifting probe reveals stolen tombstones
The Buffalo News / Posted 2 days ago
Gowanda police went to Shawn Blanc’s apartment earlier this month to investigate a theft from a grocery store. Authorities believed that they had the 21-year-old Gowanda man on a surveillance video stealing three alcoholic energy drinks from a Shop... Read more
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TribLIVE
NYPD cell tracking used 1,000 times since 2008 | TribLIVE Neighborhoods NEW YORK — The New York Police Department has use
NYPD cell tracking used 1,000 times since 2008
TribLIVE / Posted 2 days ago
| TribLIVE Neighborhoods NEW YORK — The New York Police Department has used secretive cellphone tracking technology more than 1,000 times since 2008,... Read more
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PhysOrg
NYPD has used cell tracking technology 1,000 times since '08The New York Police Department has used secretive cellphone tracking technology
NYPD has used cell tracking technology 1,000 times since '08
PhysOrg / Posted 2 days ago
The New York Police Department has used secretive cellphone tracking technology more than 1,000 times since 2008, according to data released Thursday by the New York Civil Liberties Union. A cell-site simulator, also known as a Stingray, is a... Read more
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Daily Herald
NYPD has used cell tracking technology 1,000 times since '08NEW YORK -- The New York Police Department has used secretive cellphone trackin
NYPD has used cell tracking technology 1,000 times since '08
Daily Herald / Posted 2 days ago
NEW YORK -- The New York Police Department has used secretive cellphone tracking technology more than 1,000 times since 2008, according to data released Thursday by the New York Civil Liberties Union. A cell-site simulator, also known as a Stingray,... Read more
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The Buffalo News
‘Anecdotally, it’s getting worse,’ governor says of heroin epidemicThe heroin epidemic keeps getting worse, despite the millions of dollars spent
‘Anecdotally, it’s getting worse,’ governor says of heroin epidemic
The Buffalo News / Posted 2 days ago
The heroin epidemic keeps getting worse, despite the millions of dollars spent on additional treatment beds, public awareness campaigns and Narcan training, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Thursday. “Anecdotally, it’s getting worse. It’s not getting... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Reporters’ NotebookOLAF FUB SEZ: A thought from our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, born on this
Reporters’ Notebook
The Buffalo News / Posted 2 days ago
OLAF FUB SEZ: A thought from our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, born on this date in 1809, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” NEW BEST FRIENDS – Twenty pet rescue agencies will bring their... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
NYPD used secretive cellphone tracking technology more than 1,000 times since 2008According to records released by the NYCLU, general practice was to obtain a "p
NYPD used secretive cellphone tracking technology more than 1,000 times since 2008
Crain's New York Business / Posted 2 days ago
According to records released by the NYCLU, general practice was to obtain a "pen register order," which has lower standards than a warrant The New York Police Department has used secretive cellphone tracking technology more than 1,000 times since... Read more
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Boston Herald
NYPD has used cell tracking technology 1,000 times since '08NEW YORK — The New York Police Department has used secretive cellphone tracking
NYPD has used cell tracking technology 1,000 times since '08
Boston Herald / Posted 2 days ago
NEW YORK — The New York Police Department has used secretive cellphone tracking technology more than 1,000 times since 2008, according to data released Thursday by the New York Civil Liberties Union. A cell-site simulator, also known as a Stingray,... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
NYPD Has Used Stingrays More Than 1,000 Times Since 2008NEW YORK - The NYPD has confirmed that it owns and operates Stingrays—controver
NYPD Has Used Stingrays More Than 1,000 Times Since 2008
CommonDreams.org / Posted 2 days ago
NEW YORK - The NYPD has confirmed that it owns and operates Stingrays—controversial surveillance devices that spy on cell phones nearby and that can be used to track location—the New York Civil Liberties Union announced today. In response to an NYCLU... Read more
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Artvoice
Paladino To Speak At Verel Installation Feb. 24Carl Paladino will be the guest speaker on Wednesday, Feb. 24, when A. J. Verel
Paladino To Speak At Verel Installation Feb. 24
Artvoice / Posted 3 days ago
Carl Paladino will be the guest speaker on Wednesday, Feb. 24, when A. J. Verel of South Buffalo, a member of the martial arts Hall of Fame, will be sworn in as the 52nd president of the Judges and Police Conference of Erie County at DiPaolo’s... Read more
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