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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Buffalo Zoo has a new African male lion cub, born March 5 to one of the zoo's lionesses. The cub, which has not yet been named, weighs 10 pounds. It will grow to 300 to 400 pounds. https://twitter.com/buffalozoo/status/725321196137533440 The last lion to be born at the zoo was in 1991. Watch the zoo's... Read More

By Anne Neville » Wednesday, April 27, 2016

An East Aurora mother and daughter and Niagara Falls make a brief but memorable appearance in a video that was broadcast on Ireland's official national channel as part of the nation's commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, the armed rebellion that started the process of independence from... Read More

By bchee » Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Greg Tranter is the ultimate Bills fan. He grew up in the Corning/Elmira area and never has lived in Buffalo. But his passion for the Bills runs deep. His collection, a half-century labor of love containing a staggering 100,000-plus items about his favorite passion, is all about the history of the Buffalo Bills. Thanks... Read More

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A two-alarm fire at a vacant building on South Park Avenue on Tuesday morning spread to four other South Buffalo buildings. The blaze began at 1628 South Park Ave. and was reported at 10:46 a.m. It spread to a vacant building at 1632 South Park, the Bread of Life church at 1638 South Park, as well as 7 and 11 Remoleno... Read More

By Sean Kirst » Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Jeanne Giovannini’s life changed through the movement she celebrates each day. The president of the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls graduated from high school, she said, at a time when women who sought to work outside the house were tacitly expected to be a “secretary, nurse or a teacher.” She got... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Buffalo is going to be part of U.S. Navy history. A new combat vessel will officially join the Navy’s fleet during ceremonies on the city’s waterfront later this year or early next year. The new USS Little Rock, a Littoral Combat Ship, will be commissioned at Canalside next to the decommissioned ship of the same... Read More

By Charity Vogel » Thursday, April 14, 2016

This story was originally published in 2012 on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. On a clear April night a century ago, two men from Western New York retired to accommodations aboard R.M.S. Titanic that were as different as the lives they led by day. Edward Austin Kent, 58, a wealthy... Read More

By Bruce Andriatch » Tuesday, April 12, 2016

I went to my first heroin funeral last week. It was for a young man I didn’t know, from a family that I know pretty well. I knew he was struggling. I also knew how hard his loved ones were trying to save him. I hoped they would succeed. I feared they would not. So did they. The death toll just keeps rising. Eleven... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Monday, April 11, 2016

Someone got shot in Buffalo about every other day last month. Three people died by gunfire. Gun violence continued at about the same rate in the city as it did during the first two months of the year, according to statistics compiled by The Buffalo News from Buffalo police reports. Nineteen people were shot in 16... Read More

By Melinda Miller » Thursday, March 31, 2016

Twenty years ago, the idea of Luciano “Dilly” Spataro ever walking free again would have seemed ridiculous. Spataro had been convicted for three killings and was suspected in even more. The mob hitman also admitted plotting to murder a police officer. Now, at age 82, Spataro wants out of prison. In fact, the... Read More

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