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By Aaron Besecker » 1:00 PM

Sammy Abdellatif’s alleged attack on the deputy came as a shock to his mother, Ginan O. Abdellatif, she said Friday. Ginan Abdellatif said what her son is accused of doing is totally out of character for him. She said she only knows what she’s heard in the news because neither she nor anyone in her family have... Read More

By Lou Michel , Aaron Besecker » 10:33 AM

A Grand Island man almost succeeded this week in making good on his threat from last month to kill an Erie County deputy who had ordered his car towed following a traffic stop involving his girlfriend, authorities said. But the deputy was saved by a citizen who saw the scuffle Wednesday night and intervened. Sammy O.... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » 6:45 AM

The World's Largest Rubber Duck is swimming on the Buffalo waterfront. Buffalo News photographer Derek Gee captured the inflation of "Mama Duck" at Canalside on Friday morning. The world's largest rubber duck @BigDuckUS is inflated this morning at @CanalsideBflo, time lapse pic.twitter.com/Kc9CXRhTVX — Derek Gee... Read More

By Sean Kirst » Thursday, August 25, 2016

The following column tells the tale of the sacrifice made by some Scottish immigrants in Buffalo, almost a century ago - with life-changing impact on one family. If you have your own story of how selfless decisions in your family's past made all the difference, leave them after the piece, as a comment, or email your... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A violent weekend in Buffalo continued into Monday. A 24-year-old man who was shot late Monday afternoon on the city's West Side became Buffalo's 30th homicide of 2016. It also was the third homicide in three days. On Saturday, a 25-year-old woman was fatally shot on Shumway Street. On Sunday, 39-year-old Earl... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Monday, August 22, 2016

Two people were killed over the weekend in Buffalo, bringing the number of homicides so far this year to 29. A 25-year-old woman died early Saturday after she was shot on Shumway Street, near Paderewski Drive. She was identified by police as Shakila Cottrell of Buffalo. A 39-year-old man died after a double shooting... Read More

By Anne Neville » Sunday, August 21, 2016

HAMBURG – The 12-day run of the Erie County Fair attracted 986,542 visitors with its high-speed midway rides, thrilling performances, deep-fried food stand glories, and innovative and kitschy wares. In this election year, some of the T-shirts being sold and worn around the grounds were political. And the current mania... Read More

By Jay Tokasz » Sunday, August 21, 2016

Both Canisius College and St. Bonaventure University closely studied their athletic programs in recent years and looked at whether moving out of Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association would make sense. Leaders at both colleges came away with the same opinion: Stay the course. Running a quality... Read More

By Jay Tokasz » Sunday, August 21, 2016

Looking for high school athletes to build Daemen College’s new women’s tennis team took Stephen Beatty far beyond the college’s usual Western New York recruiting grounds. The tennis coach dangled a partial scholarship offer to Hayle Scanlan – a high school sectional champion in Indianapolis. Scanlan had not... Read More

By Jay Tokasz » Sunday, August 21, 2016

Colleges are willing to spend millions of dollars in pursuit of athletic glory out of a mistaken belief that success in the NCAA’s annual March Madness basketball tournament will boost the school’s profile, draw all kinds of new students to their campuses and enhance fundraising, said B. David Ridpath, associate... Read More

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