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Buffalo withholds crime details on online site

The Buffalo Police Department offers a way for people to go online and check crimes in the neighborhood. But if you're looking for specifics about a crime you won't find it on Buffalo's mapping website.…
Seneca slots

22 upstate casino proposals submitted in NY

Groups hoping to secure the rights to open a casino in upstate New York include hometown business owners as well as gambling giants like Caesars, Genting Group and Foxwoods, state gambling officials announced Thursday.…
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A4I: Conacher: Life is sweet for the honey badger

The challenges in Conacher's life started early. He was born with Bladder exstrophy, a disease where the bladder is essentially outside the body. At three years old, surgery caused him to forget how to walk. At age 8, Conacher was diagnosed with diabetes.…
Hamburg Crash

Woman struck on Camp Rd in Hamburg dies

Hamburg Police say Jacqueline Dotzler, who was struck late Monday night at Camp Road and Rt. 20, passed away on Thursday from her injuries.…
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Sharpton may protest Astorino’s NY campaign

Republican candidate Rob Astorino's campaign for governor may soon be dogged with protests about his housing desegregation dispute with the federal government.…
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Mom of three admits plot to kill mother-in-law

Jean Stanton, a mother of three, began plotting her mother-in-law's murder last February, when she said to her mechanic, "God I wish she [her mother-in-law] would just disappear." The 29-year-old says the man claimed he could make it happen.…
home and garden

$1.4M in grants to land trusts in NY

Conservation officials announced Thursday they have awarded $1.4 million in grants to 50 nonprofit land trusts around the state.…
FILE- In this Dec. 17, 1993 file photo, accused Long Island Railroad gunman Colin Ferguson, center, is led into a courtroom by officers for a procedural hearing at the Nassau County Court House in Uniondale, N.Y. On Dec. 7, 1993, Ferguson opened fire in a crowded Long Island Railroad commuter train. Six people died and 19 were iwounded in the melee. (AP Photo/Mike Albans, File)

Court: Train killer attempted to start riot at Attica

A corrections officer reported hearing him encouraging others to riot and use weapons to kill guards on Sept. 11, 2011, at Attica prison in western New York. He was found guilty at a disciplinary hearing and appealed. His initial penalty was 18 months' confinement in special housing and loss of privileges, with confinement later cut in half.…