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3 hrs ago | 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

WIVB-TV Buffalo

Erie Co. Executive "pardons" a butter lamb

The Erie County Executive began a new Easter tradition at the Broadway Market when he "pardoned" a butter lamb on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Thanksgiving, Life, Holidays

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Observer

Man charged following mail delivery

A Springville man has been charged after allegedly receiving drugs in the mail. According to the Erie County Sheriff's Office, Peter J. Kohler, 22, of Eaton Street was taken into custody Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Springville, NY, Drugs

WIVB-TV Buffalo

Man on parole over drugs accused of selling crack cocaine

A man currently on parole for drug-related charges was arrested Tuesday and charged with selling crack cocaine on Grand Island.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Grand Island, NY, Buffalo, NY

WIVB-TV Buffalo

Dialysis patients demand backup power

Allen F. Scioli has been getting dialysis treatments for about five years, most recently at Southtowns Dialysis in Hamburg, which does not have backup power.

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Related Topix: Hamburg, NY, West Seneca, NY, Healthcare Law, Law, Tonawanda, NY

WIVB-TV Buffalo

Cheektowaga Councilman pleads guilty to misdemeanor

CHEEKTOWAGA, NY Charles Markel, a current Cheektowaga Councilman, has pleaded guilty to Offering a False Statement for Filing in the 2nd degree, a misdemeanor.

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Related Topix: Cheektowaga, NY, Criminal Defense Law, Law

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