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Buffalo man pleads guilty to falsely receiving disability benefits

A Buffalo man has pleaded guilty to making a false statement to the Social Security Administration so that he could keep receiving disability benefits, Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. announced on Monday. Ari Elias Baum, 32, faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he retu

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-19 01:00:51

Buffalo man shot on Northland Avenue

A 56-year-old Buffalo man was shot on Northland Avenue on Sunday night, according to Buffalo police. The man was shot at about 10:15 on the 300 block of Northland and taken to Erie County Medical Center, where he was treated and released. Police ask anyone with information to call or text the depart

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-18 15:51:58

Ex-boxer David Bey killed in construction accident

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A former heavyweight boxing champ who was defeated by Larry Holmes died in a construction accident on Thursday. David Bey, 60, of Philadelphia, was struck by a piece of metal and killed while working on a mixed-use real estate development project in Camden, according to the Occup

WIVB - 2017-09-19 17:22:33

Vendors sought for NT Fall Festival

Vendors are being sought for a Crafter and Vendor Table Show, set for Oct. 14 at the sixth annual Fall Festival in North Tonawanda. The event, hosted in collaboration by the North Tonawanda Department of Youth, Recreation and Parks and the Christian Academy of Western New York, will give area crafte

NIAGARA GAZETTE - 2017-09-19 00:43:00

HIGGS: Niagara Falls hotels through the ages

Never let it be said that you could not get a room when visiting Niagara Falls during its early years before it was a city. There were 70 hotels and saloons listed in the Town of Niagara alone. This was before Niagara Falls was a city. Names we probably never heard of, such as the American Hotel at

NIAGARA GAZETTE - 2017-09-19 00:30:00

'We put you in your seats, we can put you out,' union chief tells Tonawanda Board

About 70 members of the Hourly Employees Association of the Town of Tonawanda picketed outside of the Town of Tonawanda board meeting Monday to express frustration of being without a contract for the past six years. Once inside, the union president threatened to oust the Town Board, which the union

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-19 11:24:09

Fashion Outlets to get food hall - but don't call it a food court

This rendering shows what Mercado Development has planned for its Hip City food hall coming to an outparcel at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls. (Rendering courtesy Mercado Development) Don't call it a food court. The food hall planned for a former Red Lobster storefront outside the Fashion Outlets

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-19 16:51:09

Grand Island homeowners fight against road paving

Ordinarily, having your street re-paved would be a good thing, but after what they feel was a botched job a group of Grand Island homeowners are banding together to stop their street from potentially getting worse. WKBW Broadcast GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WKBW) - Ordinarily, having your street re-paved wo

WKBW-TV - 2017-09-18 22:22:50

Mulch fire damages Grand Island home

Grand Island firefighters Monday put out a mulch fire that ignited some vinyl siding on a house on Jamestown Road, fire officials said. Firefighters were alerted to the fire shortly before 8 a.m. by a 911 dispatcher who got reports from neighbors that flames were shooting out of a nearby house. Acco

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-19 01:18:43

Clause in union contract an issue for city council

Discord from Niagara Falls lawmakers over a pending agreement between the city hall and a union rose to an emotional tone Monday. Niagara Falls City Councilman Ken Tompkins called his 'yes' vote on a contract extension between Falls government and the United Steelworkers local the most difficult he

NIAGARA GAZETTE - 2017-09-19 05:52:00

Initiative recruits barbers and beauticians in community health efforts

Much like centuries ago, when barbers were surgeons and healers, a trip to six Niagara hair cutters and stylists can help make patrons healthier these days. Since July 1, a group of six city barbers and beauticians has become champions for the well being of their clients through a program that help

NIAGARA GAZETTE - 2017-09-19 15:44:19

SCHEER: Tourists head for the 'Hill'

The article said it without actually coming right out and saying it. The story, which appeared in the Buffalo News last week, essentially amounted to a travel piece, highlighting how fun it can be, even for adults, to take a walk around Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls, Ontario. It did not delve deep i

NIAGARA GAZETTE - 2017-09-19 00:29:00

Rise Against finds itself on the rise before Rapids date

There are plenty of politically charged bands that would have multiple axes to grind in the seemingly divisive climate the country finds itself in. Rise Against is one of the few that finds itself on active duty. Formed in 1999, the Chicago hard rock/punk quartet (Tim McIlrath, vocals, guitar; Zach

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-19 12:00:11

Two Niagara Falls motorcyclists collide on LaSalle Expressway

A Niagara Falls man was flown by helicopter to Erie County Medical Center following a collision between two motorcyclists Monday night on the LaSalle Expressway in Niagara Falls, state police said. The two motorcycles collided at about 9:10 p.m., police said. Deevine Colon, 28, was heading west on a

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-19 11:29:13

Editorial: Water Board deserved state intervention

We're not exactly sure what the $50,000 fine will accomplish - or, more to the point, who will actually end up paying it - but, regardless, it's all to the good that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo came to Niagara Falls last week to vent his anger over July's black sediment discharge into the world-famous rive

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-18 20:19:55

Hungry? UberEATS delivery launches in Buffalo

There is a new way to have food from your favorite Buffalo restaurants delivered to your doorstep. UberEats, an app-based food delivery platform, has launched service in Western New York. The standalone app offers food delivery with full menus from over 60 of Buffalo's favorite restaurants includin

WKBW-TV - 2017-09-19 10:00:51

Bell Tower Lofts rings out new housing option in North Buffalo

More than five years after an arsonist's fire ravaged an old stone church in North Buffalo, the surviving bell tower has gained new life in its residential neighborhood - as the centerpiece of a new apartment building. The novice developers behind Bell Tower Lofts are preparing to open their 26-unit

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-19 13:37:21

Niagara Falls dads participate in "Dads take your child to school day"

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) - "Dads take your child to school" day is part of an annual event that takes place across the state. In Niagara Falls more than a thousand dads participated. "I think it's important for the kids to go to school because education is very important and I want to see my daugh

WIVB - 2017-09-19 16:23:57

Cassandra L. LaFlair, B.S., R.N. promoted at The Wound Center of Niagara at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center

Cassandra L. LaFlair, B.S., R.N., was named program director of The Wound Center of Niagara at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. She is experienced in all aspects of wound care including the use of skin substitutes, compression therapy, negative pressure wound therapy and hyperbaric oxygen ther

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-19 16:21:17

Tremont Seals returns home to Buffalo, continues recovery

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- A block party ended in tragedy on Loring Avenue this Fourth of July. Then 7-year-old Tremont Seals was found bleeding from his head on the pavement, after Buffalo police say he was struck by a car. The driver took off, and no arrests have been made. "It's frustrating but honest

WIVB - 2017-09-18 20:59:04