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The Buffalo News
Verizon turns down federal funds to expand broadband serviceThe Communications Workers of America is criticizing Verizon for rejecting fede
Verizon turns down federal funds to expand broadband service
The Buffalo News / Posted an hour ago
The Communications Workers of America is criticizing Verizon for rejecting federal funding that would have helped the telecommunications giant expand high-speed Internet service to rural communities in several states, including in New York. The... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Race for Masten District seat tightening upA tight, three-way race is shaping up in the Masten District, as two young poli
Race for Masten District seat tightening up
The Buffalo News / Posted an hour ago
A tight, three-way race is shaping up in the Masten District, as two young political neophytes and a Buffalo School Board member battle for an open seat on the Common Council. The conventional wisdom and name recognition factor would seem to favor... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Amherst IDA approves scorecard for senior housing projectsThe Amherst Industrial Development Agency on Friday approved a “scorecard” for
Amherst IDA approves scorecard for senior housing projects
The Buffalo News / Posted 8 hours ago
The Amherst Industrial Development Agency on Friday approved a “scorecard” for granting tax breaks for market-rate senior housing. The Amherst IDA built on the county-wide policy for tax breaks for such projects, which includes nine criteria for... Read more
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Warren Times Observer
Identity of man found dead not yet released"He's been identified, but it's pending notification of next of kin," Warren Co
Identity of man found dead not yet released
Warren Times Observer / Posted 18 hours ago
"He's been identified, but it's pending notification of next of kin," Warren County Deputy Coroner Ed Lloyd said on Thursday. Officials are conducting DNA testing to provide absolute confirmation because of the state the body was in when it was... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Inquiry is emphasis of new charter schoolIt was the first time that 7-year-old Cedric Adams would see his new classroom.
Inquiry is emphasis of new charter school
The Buffalo News / Posted 22 hours ago
It was the first time that 7-year-old Cedric Adams would see his new classroom. Cedric is among an eager inaugural group of 150 students who will be attending the brand-new Charter School of Inquiry when it opens Monday. But at Thursday’s... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Parents remember ‘little superhero’ after tragic drowning in Town of BostonTo Erinn Blaser, her son, Charlie, was “my little super hero” and “my buddy boy
Parents remember ‘little superhero’ after tragic drowning in Town of Boston
The Buffalo News / Posted 22 hours ago
To Erinn Blaser, her son, Charlie, was “my little super hero” and “my buddy boy.” To everyone else, the 3-year-old was a boundless bundle of energy who loved sharing inside jokes, had a strong sense of empathy and a remarkable knack for remembering... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Two basketball tournaments scheduled for this weekend in Erie CountyCall it the battle of the summer outdoor basketball tournaments, on the same we
Two basketball tournaments scheduled for this weekend in Erie County
The Buffalo News / Posted 22 hours ago
Call it the battle of the summer outdoor basketball tournaments, on the same weekend. In one corner stands the veteran, the 3-on-3 Gus Macker Tournament that will return to local outdoor courts for the 24th straight year. This year, though, it will... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Sister Mary Laurene, teacher, principal, librarianJan. 22, 1918 – Aug. 24, 2015 Sister Mary Laurene, a Felician Sister for 78 ye
Sister Mary Laurene, teacher, principal, librarian
The Buffalo News / Posted yesterday
Jan. 22, 1918 – Aug. 24, 2015 Sister Mary Laurene, a Felician Sister for 78 years, died in Erie County Medical Center on Aug. 24, 2015. She was 97. The former Helen Szymanski was born in Buffalo and was a member of Assumption Parish. She entered... Read more
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The Buffalo News
ECMC dedicates ‘comfort room’ for young adult patientsErie County Medical Center on Thursday dedicated the “Anthony V. Mannino Comfor
ECMC dedicates ‘comfort room’ for young adult patients
The Buffalo News / Posted yesterday
Erie County Medical Center on Thursday dedicated the “Anthony V. Mannino Comfort Room” in memory of a local man who lost a 22-month battle with esophageal cancer in 2009 at the age of 21. His family started the Anthony V. Mannino Foundation to... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Erie County awarded $2.1 million to upgrade emergency communicationsErie County has been awarded $2.1 million in state funds to help upgrade its vi
Erie County awarded $2.1 million to upgrade emergency communications
The Buffalo News / Posted yesterday
Erie County has been awarded $2.1 million in state funds to help upgrade its vital emergency communications systems, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Thursday. The county is one of 17 counties across the state to receive a portion of $50 million in... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose accused of rapeNBA Chicago Bulls' basketball player Derrick Rose with fans in China. Photo: Re
Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose accused of rape
Brisbane Times / Posted yesterday
NBA Chicago Bulls' basketball player Derrick Rose with fans in China. Photo: Reuters Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose has been accused of sexual assault in a lawsuit filed Wednesday by a former girlfriend in Los Angeles - a charge Rose quickly denied... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose accused of rapeNBA Chicago Bulls' basketball player Derrick Rose with fans in China. Photo: Re
Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose accused of rape
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted yesterday
NBA Chicago Bulls' basketball player Derrick Rose with fans in China. Photo: Reuters Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose has been accused of sexual assault in a lawsuit filed Wednesday by a former girlfriend in Los Angeles - a charge Rose quickly denied... Read more
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WA Today
Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose accused of rapeNBA Chicago Bulls' basketball player Derrick Rose with fans in China. Photo: Re
Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose accused of rape
WA Today / Posted yesterday
NBA Chicago Bulls' basketball player Derrick Rose with fans in China. Photo: Reuters Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose has been accused of sexual assault in a lawsuit filed Wednesday by a former girlfriend in Los Angeles - a charge Rose quickly denied... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Reporters’ NotebookOLAF FUB SEZ: British indie rock singer Florence Welch, born on this date in 19
Reporters’ Notebook
The Buffalo News / Posted yesterday
OLAF FUB SEZ: British indie rock singer Florence Welch, born on this date in 1986, felt an early connection with music as a girl. “I started off singing in church as a child. The sound of voices coming together, that was my first moment of touching... Read more
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The Age
Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose accused of rapeNBA Chicago Bulls' basketball player Derrick Rose with fans in China. Photo: Re
Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose accused of rape
The Age / Posted yesterday
NBA Chicago Bulls' basketball player Derrick Rose with fans in China. Photo: Reuters Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose has been accused of sexual assault in a lawsuit filed Wednesday by a former girlfriend in Los Angeles - a charge Rose quickly denied... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Former church thief again sought by suburban policeAfter confessing four years ago that he had helped himself to church collection
Former church thief again sought by suburban police
The Buffalo News / Posted yesterday
After confessing four years ago that he had helped himself to church collections, a former church usher was sentenced to six months in jail. But that sentence apparently didn’t lead to repentance, according to local police. The same man now is... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose accused in lawsuit of rapeChicago Bulls star Derrick Rose has been accused by a former girlfriend of sexu
Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose accused in lawsuit of rape
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose has been accused by a former girlfriend of sexual assault in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles — a charge Rose denied. The woman, identified in the court filing as "Jane Doe," alleges that she was "gang raped"... Read more
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The Buffalo News
On-air killings put new focus on security in the workplaceThe on-air murders of a television news reporter and cameraman in Virginia on W
On-air killings put new focus on security in the workplace
The Buffalo News / Posted yesterday
The on-air murders of a television news reporter and cameraman in Virginia on Wednesday and the almost immediate suspicion that an unhappy former employee of the TV station pulled the trigger serve as yet another reminder that the workplace can be a... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Rash of vehicle break-ins hits Grand IslandResidents in Grand Island should be aware of a recent string of vehicle break-i
Rash of vehicle break-ins hits Grand Island
The Buffalo News / Posted yesterday
Residents in Grand Island should be aware of a recent string of vehicle break-ins, the Erie County Sheriff’s Department notes. Residents along Love Road were the most recent victims during the overnight hours Wednesday into Thursday morning when... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Two young men shot in Keystone Street driveby remain hospitalizedTwo young men wounded in a drive-by shooting on Keystone Street remain hospital
Two young men shot in Keystone Street driveby remain hospitalized
The Buffalo News / Posted yesterday
Two young men wounded in a drive-by shooting on Keystone Street remain hospitalized Wednesday, according to a spokesman for Buffalo police. A 23-year-old man is listed in serious condition at Erie County Medical Center, while an 18-year-old is... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Eden moves closer to county takeover of water systemThe Eden Town Board has set the timeline for the Erie County Water Authority’s
Eden moves closer to county takeover of water system
The Buffalo News / Posted yesterday
The Eden Town Board has set the timeline for the Erie County Water Authority’s takeover of the town’s water system. Board members approved the takeover’s schedule Wednesday night. A referendum, bid openings and other steps remain before the town... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Cell phone violation leads to arrest of motorist on ThruwayA West Seneca man who was pulled over along the Niagara Thruway for a cell phon
Cell phone violation leads to arrest of motorist on Thruway
The Buffalo News / Posted yesterday
A West Seneca man who was pulled over along the Niagara Thruway for a cell phone violation ended up in jail on felony charges, according to State Police. When Nicholas J. Wisnowski, 34, was pulled over late Tuesday night in Buffalo for the phone... Read more
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KHQ Spokane
Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, August 26thPolice in Port St. Lucie, Florida say they arrested a man who broke into a scho
Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, August 26th
KHQ Spokane / Posted yesterday
Police in Port St. Lucie, Florida say they arrested a man who broke into a school, because he wanted to find a phone to call his grandmother. 19-year-old Aaron D. Richardson was arrested a few days after police noticed a damaged fence near Treasure... Read more
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KBOI-TV Boise
Woman found intruder taking a shower, doing laundryPolice: ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say a woman found an intru
Woman found intruder taking a shower, doing laundry
KBOI-TV Boise / Posted yesterday
Police: ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say a woman found an intruder taking a shower and doing his laundry at her home when she woke up. Troopers say the resident summoned police to... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Falls man imprisoned in domestic violence caseLOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls man who admitted injuring a woman in a domestic viol
Falls man imprisoned in domestic violence case
The Buffalo News / Posted 2 days ago
LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls man who admitted injuring a woman in a domestic violence incident in North Tonawanda was sentenced Wednesday to 1 1/3 to four years in state prison. Shawn M. Lydic, 35, of 19th Street, had pleaded guilty to a reduced... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Plan unveiled to calm traffic on Nash Road in North TonawandaNORTH TONAWANDA – Changes could be in the works for Nash Road, a busy four-lane
Plan unveiled to calm traffic on Nash Road in North Tonawanda
The Buffalo News / Posted 2 days ago
NORTH TONAWANDA – Changes could be in the works for Nash Road, a busy four-lane road that runs through the heart of the City of North Tonawanda before becoming a two-lane road in Wheatfield. A plan to decrease the number of lanes in the city was... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Two basketball tournaments scheduled for this weekend in Erie CountyCall it the battle of the summer outdoor basketball tournaments, on the same we
Two basketball tournaments scheduled for this weekend in Erie County
The Buffalo News / Posted 2 days ago
Call it the battle of the summer outdoor basketball tournaments, on the same weekend. In one corner stands the veteran, the 3-on-3 Gus Macker Tournament that will return to local outdoor courts for the 24th straight year. This year, though, it will... Read more
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Norwalk Reflector
Were business break-ins ‘fueled by drugs’?Police said they believe the same suspects are responsible for three Norwalk bu
Were business break-ins ‘fueled by drugs’?
Norwalk Reflector / Posted 2 days ago
Police said they believe the same suspects are responsible for three Norwalk business break-ins and similar offenses in Erie County. The Norwalk Police Department is investigating break-ins at NAPA Auto Parts and DS Express Carriers and an attempted... Read more
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The Buffalo News
County Fair offers more than just rides and food The Erie County Fair has ended and yet someone wrote a letter complaining abo
County Fair offers more than just rides and food
The Buffalo News / Posted 2 days ago
The Erie County Fair has ended and yet someone wrote a letter complaining about the prices for admission, rides, food, etc. These are only a few aspects of the fair that she and her children... Read more
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The Buffalo News
New general manager of Buffalo Sewer Authority namedOluwole A. “OJ” McFoy, a licensed professional engineer, Wednesday was named Ge
New general manager of Buffalo Sewer Authority named
The Buffalo News / Posted 2 days ago
Oluwole A. “OJ” McFoy, a licensed professional engineer, Wednesday was named General Manager of the Buffalo Sewer Authority. McFoy replaces former general manager David P. Comerford, who recently retired from the position he held for almost 10... Read more
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SportingNews
Patrick Kane meets with investigators regarding rape allegationsPatrick Kane is either one step closer to having his name cleared, or one step
Patrick Kane meets with investigators regarding rape allegations
SportingNews / Posted 2 days ago
Patrick Kane is either one step closer to having his name cleared, or one step closer to being in a world of trouble. The case is being worked by both the Erie County District Attorney’s Office and the Hamburg Police Department. A sourced told The... Read more
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The Buffalo News
3 lawyers helping Amanda Wienckowski’s mother get records on her deathEven Amanda Wienckowski’s mom is surprised by the “dream team” she suddenly is
3 lawyers helping Amanda Wienckowski’s mother get records on her death
The Buffalo News / Posted 2 days ago
Even Amanda Wienckowski’s mom is surprised by the “dream team” she suddenly is working with as she pursues the truth about her daughter’s death six years ago. Instead of representing herself on Monday when she returned to State Supreme Court, Leslie... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Police raid Kingsmen clubhouse, site of two killings last yearFederal, state and local police raided the Kingsmen Motorcycle Clubhouse on Oli
Police raid Kingsmen clubhouse, site of two killings last year
The Buffalo News / Posted 2 days ago
Federal, state and local police raided the Kingsmen Motorcycle Clubhouse on Oliver Street in North Tonawanda on Wednesday morning, the site of a double execution less than a year ago. Police were observed taking boxes and other material from the... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Visitor accused of smuggling attempt at holding centerA visitor who attempted to smuggle drugs to an inmate at the Erie County Holdin
Visitor accused of smuggling attempt at holding center
The Buffalo News / Posted 2 days ago
A visitor who attempted to smuggle drugs to an inmate at the Erie County Holding Center ended up behind bars, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office reported Wednesday. Tuesday morning, a woman arrived for a noncontact visit with an inmate at the downtown... Read more
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New Jersey Herald
Rochester man confesses to role in 1998 drug-related murderROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A Rochester man has admitted to his role in a drug consp
Rochester man confesses to role in 1998 drug-related murder
New Jersey Herald / Posted 2 days ago
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A Rochester man has admitted to his role in a drug conspiracy that led to a murder on the Seneca Indian Reservation. The U.S. Attorney's Office says 39-year-old Angelo Cruz pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to conspiracy... Read more
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Warren Times Observer
Body recovered at Jakes RocksThe identity of the deceased had not been determined Tuesday evening and was no
Body recovered at Jakes Rocks
Warren Times Observer / Posted 2 days ago
The identity of the deceased had not been determined Tuesday evening and was not released by press time. According to Warren County Sheriff Kenneth Klakamp, the body was discovered earlier Tuesday evening by sheriff's deputies. Officials were not... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Alert cancelled for missing Colden man, 81The Erie County Sheriff’s Office late Tuesday cancelled a Silver Alert that had
Alert cancelled for missing Colden man, 81
The Buffalo News / Posted 2 days ago
The Erie County Sheriff’s Office late Tuesday cancelled a Silver Alert that had been issued earlier in the day for a missing Colden man. Thomas J. Phelan, 81, suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease or a related cognitive disorder. The Erie County... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Two young men shot in Keystone Street drivebyTwo young men were wounded in a drive by shooting as they stood outside 212 Key
Two young men shot in Keystone Street driveby
The Buffalo News / Posted 2 days ago
Two young men were wounded in a drive by shooting as they stood outside 212 Keystone Street off Walden Avenue just after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to witnesses. Although about half a dozen police cars remained at the scene more than two hours... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Mascia is suspended as tenant commissionerJoseph A. Mascia is suspended from his post as tenant commissioner at the Buffa
Mascia is suspended as tenant commissioner
The Buffalo News / Posted 2 days ago
Joseph A. Mascia is suspended from his post as tenant commissioner at the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority pending a hearing to determine whether he will be removed from the board for his racist rant against the city’s African-American... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Alert issued for missing Colden man, 81The Erie County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday evening issued a Silver Alert, aski
Alert issued for missing Colden man, 81
The Buffalo News / Posted 2 days ago
The Erie County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday evening issued a Silver Alert, asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 81-year-old Colden man who suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease or a related cognitive disorder. Thomas J. Phelan was described... Read more
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The Buffalo News
For Rubio, Tuesday was a profitable day in SnyderBuffalo and New York State may appear “blue” on the presidential election map,
For Rubio, Tuesday was a profitable day in Snyder
The Buffalo News / Posted 2 days ago
Buffalo and New York State may appear “blue” on the presidential election map, but it looked all “green” to Sen. Marco Rubio on Tuesday. The Republican presidential contender returned to his Florida base with about $250,000 following the evening... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Settlement reached by Ballowe in fatal hit-runGabriele P. Ballowe and her insurers agreed Tuesday to settle a wrongful-death
Settlement reached by Ballowe in fatal hit-run
The Buffalo News / Posted 3 days ago
Gabriele P. Ballowe and her insurers agreed Tuesday to settle a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the family of Barry T. “Bob” Moss, the Town of Evans man fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver in December 2013. The amount of money that Ballowe and... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
Western New York power plant’s transition plan on holeALBANY – An aging western New York power plant’s $150 million transition from c
Western New York power plant’s transition plan on hole
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
ALBANY – An aging western New York power plant’s $150 million transition from coal to natural gas is officially in limbo, less than two years after Gov. Andrew Cuomo and local officials held a news conference heralding the plan. David Gaier, a... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Driver who crashed into Allentown restaurant given Narcan, taken to ECMCThe driver of a Jeep that crashed into the Cantina Loco bar and restaurant in A
Driver who crashed into Allentown restaurant given Narcan, taken to ECMC
The Buffalo News / Posted 3 days ago
The driver of a Jeep that crashed into the Cantina Loco bar and restaurant in Allentown Tuesday afternoon was given Narcan, an the anti-opioid medicine, at the accident scene by a Buffalo firefighters, authorities said. The accident at the corner of... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Man shot at Genesee and Burgard PlaceAn unidentified man who was shot at Burgard Place and Genesee Street about 4 p.
Man shot at Genesee and Burgard Place
The Buffalo News / Posted 3 days ago
An unidentified man who was shot at Burgard Place and Genesee Street about 4 p.m. Tuesday was rushed to the Erie County Medical Center for treatment for what Buffalo Police spokesman Michael DeGeorge said “appear to be non-life-threatening... Read more
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13WHAM Rochester
Man admits to role in 1998 murder, drug salesUpdated: Tuesday, August 25 2015, 05:07 PM EDT ROCHESTER, N.Y. - A Rochester m
Man admits to role in 1998 murder, drug sales
13WHAM Rochester / Posted 3 days ago
Updated: Tuesday, August 25 2015, 05:07 PM EDT ROCHESTER, N.Y. - A Rochester man pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiring to distribute crack cocaine - and also admitted being involved in a 1998 murder. Prosecutors said 39-year-old Angelo Cruz pleaded... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Niagara Sheriff’s deputies release ID of motorcycle crash victimLOCKPORT –The Niagara County Sheriff Department has identified Richard Howes, 4
Niagara Sheriff’s deputies release ID of motorcycle crash victim
The Buffalo News / Posted 3 days ago
LOCKPORT –The Niagara County Sheriff Department has identified Richard Howes, 42, of Lockport as the operator in a motorcycle crash which happened just after 7:30 p.m. Monday on Tonawanda Creek Road. Howes was remained in serious condition on... Read more
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19 Action News Cleveland
Woman pleads guilty after crashing car into river, killing childThe woman who drove her car into the Huron River last December, killing a 4-yea
Woman pleads guilty after crashing car into river, killing child
19 Action News Cleveland / Posted 3 days ago
The woman who drove her car into the Huron River last December, killing a 4-year-old child, pleaded guilty in Erie County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday. Lindsey Gundlach will be sentenced on Nov. 13. Erie County sheriff's deputies say Gundlach was... Read more
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Bleacher Report
Kane Meets with InvestigatorsThe investigation into allegations Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane rape
Kane Meets with Investigators
Bleacher Report / Posted 3 days ago
The investigation into allegations Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane raped a woman at his Hamburg, New York, home entered a new phase Monday as investigators reportedly met with the NHL superstar. According to Lou Michel and Tim Graham of the... Read more
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FOX 8 Cleveland
Woman accused of backing car into river, killing 4-old boy pleads guiltySANDUSKY, Ohio — An Ohio woman who authorities say was drunk when her car went
Woman accused of backing car into river, killing 4-old boy pleads guilty
FOX 8 Cleveland / Posted 3 days ago
SANDUSKY, Ohio — An Ohio woman who authorities say was drunk when her car went into a river, killing a 4-year-old, has pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide. Lindsey Gundlach, of Huron, pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated vehicular... Read more
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