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Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

7 hrs ago | WIVB-TV Buffalo

Alleged drunk driver crashes on Robert Moses Parkway

Police say one of the drivers was drunk when he was involved in a crash along the Robert Moses Parkway in Lewiston.

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Related Topix: Lewiston, NY, Derby, NY

8 hrs ago | WNED

Erie County lawmakers approve road, bridge construction plans

The Erie County Legislature approved a $27.1 million infrastructure improvement plan for county roadways Thursday.

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Related Topix: Hamburg, NY, Cheektowaga, NY, Amherst, NY, Boston, NY

10 hrs ago | WIVB-TV Buffalo

County courses back in the swing of things

Golfers are getting back into the swing of things, in Erie County. At 7 a.m. Thursday, the county's golf courses opened for the season.

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14 hrs ago | Art Voice

The Crowded School Board Race

On May 6, City of Buffalo voters will choose three at-large school board members out of a field of 13 candidates, including two incumbents.

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Related Topix: Buffalo, NY, SUNY Buffalo

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Observer

Gowanda continues to work on budget

The Gowanda Village Board is continuing to work on its budget. The most recent version of the budget, which is still not finalized, shows taxes increasing 5 percent.

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Related Topix: Gowanda, NY, Cattaraugus County, NY

Empire State News

Comptroller releases municipal audits

Cattaraugus County Court and Trust Funds Records maintained by the county clerk and surrogate's court were up-to-date and complete.

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Related Topix: Cheektowaga, NY, Broome County, NY, Rensselaer County, NY

Tue Apr 22, 2014

WIVB

Rail oil shipments on radar of outgoing NTSB chief

The outgoing chair of the National Transportation Safety Board has some strong words for the rail industry and the way certain hazardous liquid is transported.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Buffalo, NY, Cheektowaga, NY

WIVB-TV Buffalo

Erie County announces road repair projects for 2014

The county will spend a total of just over $27 million on more than 60 individual projects.

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Related Topix: Cheektowaga, NY, Hamburg, NY, Eden, NY

Business Journal

Erie County Legislature to hold special session on roadwork

The Erie County Legislature has set a special session on Thursday to approve $27.1 million worth of road and infrastructure projects that will be undertaken this year.

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Related Topix: Orchard Park, NY

Mon Apr 21, 2014

WNED

Gallivan bills would better protect children

A package of bills that would improve Child Protective Services in New York has been introduced by State Senator Patrick Gallivan.

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WIVB-TV Buffalo

Deputies: teens found smoking pot, homeowner arrested

Erie County Sheriff's deputies say they found two 16 year olds smoking marijuana in a North Collins home on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, North Collins, NY

WIVB-TV Buffalo

Driver arrested after car crashes into several mailboxes

Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard says 20 year old Nicholas D. Ball of Eden was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and other charges Sunday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Eden, NY

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Observer

Gowanda eyes property tax hike

Resi-dents in the village of Gowanda could potentially see quite the increase in village taxes next year.

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Related Topix: Gowanda, NY, Cattaraugus County, NY, Collins, NY

Business Journal

KeyCorp CEO sees value in retaining branch network

KeyCorp's top executive this week reaffirmed the company's desire to generate revenue from its existing geographic footprint rather than divest parts of its branch network.

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Related Topix: Niagara County, NY

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York

Half-Brother Sentenced To 25 Years For Manslaughter

A 23-year-old Cattaraugus Indian Reservation man will spend 25 years in prison and another five years of post-release supervision for stabbing his half-brother to death in July 2012.

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Related Topix: Silver Creek, NY

Grand Island Pennysaver

B-EC Greenway Fund Standing Committee awards $1.7 million to waterfront projects

The Buffalo & Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee approved more than $1.7 million in funding recently for five projects to improve the waterfront along the Niagara River Greenway.

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Related Topix: Buffalo, NY

WIVB-TV Buffalo

Erie County looking for new volunteer firefighters

The 94 volunteer fire companies of Erie County are kicking off their annual "Recruit NY" campaign, looking for new members.

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Related Topix: Fire

WIVB-TV Buffalo

Erie County to open two golf courses

Beginning at 7 a.m. on April 24, the Grover Cleveland and Elma Meadows golf courses will open for the season.

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UB Reporter

Human Trafficking Talk

A veteran sheriff's deputy recently took UB law students and faculty on a tour of human trafficking - the equivalent of modern-day slavery - during a troubling presentation that set forth some legal and practical tools for bringing traffickers to justice.

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Related Topix: Grand Island, NY

WIVB-TV Buffalo

Police search for arsonist using gasoline

BUFFALO N.Y. Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard is looking for the public's help in identifying who may be responsible for setting three fires in the area of Broadway and Two Rod Road in the Town of Alden.

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Related Topix: Buffalo, NY, Alden, NY, Fire

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