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By Stephen T. Watson is a business reporter who writes about the business of health care for The News. He is a native and resident of the Town of Tonawanda and a graduate of the University at Buffalo and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Stephen T. Watson , Karen Robinson covers Lancaster and Depew/suburban news. Karen Robinson » 10:09 AM

Three people died in an aircraft collision in bright blue skies over North Collins on Sunday morning, the Erie County Sheriff's Office confirmed several hours after the incident. A 60-year-old Hamburg man and a couple from Eden, both 69, were the only three people aboard the two planes, according to an administrator... Read More

By Sara Paulson Meehan is the digital news editor for The Buffalo News. She's also a resident of Elma, a graduate of the University at Buffalo and a native of Ithaca. Sara Meehan » Saturday, September 24, 2016

Each week, Buffalo News photographers bring you a visual recap of the former week through the pictures and stories of Western New York. Relive this week's highlights of news, entertainment and sports. Clean sweep: Josh Valentine, 14, right, and Madeline Venturo, 15, from Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, help clean... Read More

Friday, September 23, 2016

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Friday that Empire State Development will take over management of SUNY Polytechnic Institute projects tied to the Buffalo Billion. The announcement was made one day after Alain Kaloyeros, president of SUNY Poly and a close ally of Cuomo, was charged with corruption by federal and state... Read More

By Barbara O'Brien reports on the suburbs for The Buffalo News. Barbara O'Brien » Friday, September 23, 2016

The imposing Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C. police officer in full riot gear who gets a “free hug” in the midst of riots and turmoil in that city has a Buffalo connection. The officer, Christopher Frunzi, is from Hamburg and graduated from St. Francis High School in 2002, according to the school. And he’s just the... Read More

By Qina Liu » Friday, September 23, 2016

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery formally announced plans for an $100 million expansion Friday afternoon. Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in town for the announcement, a day after nine people were charged with corruption, some tied to the Buffalo Billion initiative. During the news conference, Cuomo also announced that Empire... Read More

By Sean Kirst » Friday, September 23, 2016

Tim Johnson had a flash of pained boyhood memory as he watched the national debate over whether to stand for the flag, during the national anthem. Johnson is a Mohawk, a member of the Six Nations, raised in North Tonawanda. He remembers, as a child in public schools, standing for the Pledge of Allegiance and feeling... Read More

By Maki Becker is the breaking news and criminal justice editor at The Buffalo News. Maki Becker » Thursday, September 22, 2016

LPCiminelli President Frank L. Ciminelli II released the following statement: Three officials of LPCiminelli Inc. were named today in a federal complaint related to a Buffalo construction project. LPCiminelli President Frank L. Ciminelli II released the following: “We are confident that all company officials acted... Read More

By T.J. Pignataro » Thursday, September 22, 2016

The battle over the former Freezer Queen site, and its conversion into a 23-story condominium on Buffalo's Outer Harbor isn't over yet. Four local environmentalists announced Thursday their intent to follow through with an appeal of last week’s ruling by state Supreme Court Judge Donna Siwek that found environmental... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The case against the man charged with killing his girlfriend and her 7-year-old son is heading to an Erie County grand jury. Shane Stevenson waived his right to a felony hearing Wednesday morning in Cheektowaga Town Court before Town Justice Dennis Gorski. The matter will be presented to a grand jury in the next 45... Read More

By Joseph Popiolkowski is a reporter for The Buffalo News covering Buffalo's inner suburbs, including the towns of Tonawanda, Cheektowaga and West Seneca. Joseph Popiolkowski » Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The major parties’ endorsed candidates had a good week in last week’s primary elections, winning landslide victories for Erie County District Attorney, State Assembly and State Senate. But a Democratic primary for a vacant Town Board seat in Cheektowaga has proven to be the exception to that rule. Former Town Clerk... Read More

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