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Police departments dodged sunshine law requests, ACLU claims

Police departments in almost two dozen towns and cities across the state tried to dodge Freedom of Information requests seeking information about their use of force, complaints about alleged brutality, racial profiling and the use of surveillance technology, according to the New York Civil Liberties

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-18 14:58:20

My View: Hospital will always remain in my heart

My hospital sits on a well-traveled country road in rural Erie County. It draws patients from Arcade to Gowanda and everywhere in between. They visit to get healthy, to stay healthy and to heal what ails them. I call Bertrand Chaffee Hospital "my hospital" with good reason. I started my first and on

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-18 20:30:57

State Police: Drunk driver crashes into pole

TOWN OF YORKSHIRE, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Cattaraugus County driver has been charged with striking a utility pole while drunk. New York State Police say Franklinville resident Andrew Vosburg, 32, crashed into a pole in the Town of Yorkshire this weekend. He was found by Troopers on Block Rd. around 3:30 a.

WIVB - 2017-09-18 13:27:55

Charges continue to pile up for Farmersville teen, now charged with arson

FARMERSVILLE - A Farmersville teen who caused an Amber Alert in May and faces felony sex charges has been arrested once again, this time in connection with suspicious fires. Joshua R. Monette, 18, of Farmersville, was charged Friday with third-degree arson, a class C felony, and second-degree crimin

TIMES-HERALD - 2017-09-19 15:30:00

Demolition underway at major building in WVDP cleanup

WEST VALLEY - Demolition has begun on a major building at the West Valley Demonstration Project, site of the federal-state cleanup at the first commercial nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in the U.S. The vitrification facility, where more than 600,000 gallons of radioactive liquid waste were processe

TIMES-HERALD - 2017-09-19 18:00:00

Allegany Man Arrested After Domestic Dispute

ALLEGANY, NY -- State troopers arrested a 40-year-old Allegany man Monday after responding to a 911 call for a domestic dispute. Sammy L. Mcdaniel was charged with harassment, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal mischief on Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Police said troopers arrived at Colonial

TAPINTO.NET - 2017-09-20 19:38:00

SHS swimmers focused on improvement, postseason

New coach Madison Nieves took over the Salamanca varsity girls swimming program in a unique circumstance. She had just graduated from Penn State - where she swam for the Nittany Lions - in May and had been hired as a special education teacher at Salamanca High. A Jamestown native who swam for six ye

SALAMANCA PRESS - 2017-09-20 14:30:00

Out of Darkness Walk shines light on suicide

OLEAN - Public awareness about the risk of suicide was the message delivered Sunday morning by a solemn parade of walkers stretching along a mile of sidewalk between Good Times of Olean and and Lincoln Park. Olean's fifth annual Out of the Darkness Community Walk for suicide prevention also aimed to

TIMES-HERALD - 2017-09-18 18:00:00

HEAP season starts Nov. 13 with new application process

The 2017-18 Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) season will open on Nov. 13 with a streamlined application process in Niagara County. Applications have already been sent to qualified individuals that received HEAP last year and meet the early outreach criteria. Seniors can obtain help with their a

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN - 2017-09-18 03:00:00

Leaner Olean tree program may come back for this year

Olean Times Herald file photo Limbs from a tree in the public right-of-way damaged the former Keenan Estate house on Fulton Street on Sept. 4 in a windstorm. City officials are considering the removal of 14 "potentially hazardous" trees in the public right-of-ways, like the tree pictured, using cont

TIMES-HERALD - 2017-09-20 18:00:00

Allegany-Limestone board continues superintendent search

ALLEGANY, N.Y. - Updates on the superintendent search, enrollment figures and the capital project were among items discussed during Tuesday's school board meeting for Allegany-Limestone Central School District. In his report, board president Dr. Joe Zimmer said a series of focus groups from the scho

BRADFORD ERA - 2017-09-20 14:00:00

Citizens for Peace to mark anniversary on International Day of Peace

The Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace will celebrate International Day of Peace on Sept. 21 at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 23 Main St., Geneseo. The event, which begins at 4 p.m., will include music, speeches and collaborative games. Kevin Martin, president of the national organization Peace Act

THELCN.COM - 2017-09-20 17:28:00

Port Allegany campaign for United Way off to great start

Solicitation efforts for the Port Allegany campaign for United Way have begun, and officials say it's been a great start to the annual appeal. "We've already raised 25 percent of the $15,000 goal established for the Port Allegany community this year," said Executive Director Mandi Wilton Davis. "We'

BRADFORD ERA - 2017-09-19 14:00:00

Review: 'Stronger' tells a survivor's heart-wrenching story

"Stronger " is about a survivor but it is not a feel-good movie. In 2013, 27-year-old Jeff Bauman went to watch his ex-girlfriend, Erin Hurley, run the Boston Marathon. He was there when the bombs went off and lost both of his legs as a result. An Associated Press photograph of Bauman, bloodied and

TIMES-HERALD - 2017-09-20 18:41:28

Sammy Watkins is a flat-earther

Planet Earth is round. It can be defined as an oblate spheroid, since its rotation causes it to be slightly wider at the equator, but if you shrunk our planet down it would be as round and as smooth as billiard ball, even though its peaks and valleys seem massive from our vantage point. But despite

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-20 17:21:57

'Stronger' spawns a new friendship for Jake Gyllenhaal

TORONTO (AP) - Jake Gyllenhaal says he's never gotten closer to a real-life character he's played than the Boston Marathon bombing victim Jeff Bauman. While making the upcoming film "Stronger," Gyllenhaal and Bauman became close. Gyllenhaal made frequent trips to Boston to spend time with the 31-yea

TIMES-HERALD - 2017-09-19 20:14:49

The Latest: Women in acid attack offer prayers for assailant

BOSTON (AP) - The Latest on the attack on four American women with acid at a Marseille train station (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Two women who were among four Boston College students attacked with acid at a train station in France are showing compassion for their assailant. Courtney Siverling said

TIMES-HERALD - 2017-09-18 16:59:48

MEHL, Edward A. "Sandy"

MEHL - Edward A. "Sandy" Of East Aurora on September 17, 2017 at the age of 57. Husband and soul mate of Laura (nee Brown) Mehl; son of Violet M. (George) Janofsky and the late Edward G. Mehl; brother of Jody (Daniel) Kelley, Leslie (Timothy) Wade, David (Jennifer) Mehl; as well as nieces and nephe

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

Preet Bharara makes podcast debut, addresses why he believes Trump fired him

In his debut as a podcast host, former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara recounts his in-person meeting with President Donald Trump and why he believes he was fired from his post, despite previous assertions that he would remain as the top prosecutor for the Southern District of New York. The first episo

CITIZEN ONLINE - 2017-09-20 15:32:00

Watch: Upstate NY donation truck delivers tears of joy to Hurricane Harvey victim

A truck from full of donations for Hurricane Harvey victims delivered a very special gift from Upstate New York to a little boy in Texas, and his dads emotional response is going viral. Michael Orta lost everything when his Port Arthur home was destroyed during Harvey. Orta told NBC New York the mom

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-20 19:38:00