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Troopers report finding heroin, crack, pipes during stop

A traffic stop on Bailey Avenue resulted in two drug arrests Saturday night. New York State Police say the driver, 25-year-old Lindsay Shaffer, of Amherst, and passenger 33-year-old David Jarczewski, of Depew, are facing charges.…
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Mom allegedly drives kids while on drugs

A mother is accused of being on drugs with two kids in her car Sunday morning on French Road in Cheektowaga. New York State Police say they arrested 32-year-old Laveeda J. Finney is facing felony charges.…
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Jay-J’s father released early from prison

Loved ones of Jay-J Bolvin have fought for years for tougher penalties for child abusers. Monday, the man who violently beat their little boy, causing life-changing injuries, was released from jail early.…
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Teen unharmed after riding in wheel well jet

Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.…
In this Oct. 11, 2010 photo, a display of dolls, clothes, sets and accessories tied to a "Barbie, A Fashion Fairytale" promotion, are seen in a break area at the Design Center at the corporate headquarters campus of Mattel, Inc., in El Segundo, Calif. Barbie is among the easily recognizable product names that have appeared on standardized tests in New York taken by grades three through eight. Although education officials in New York State and the test publisher deny it, some parents wonder whether companies have paid to have their product names placed on the tests. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

Brand names in Common Core tests vex parents

"Just Do It" has been a familiar Nike slogan for years, but some parents are wondering what it was doing on some of New York's Common Core standardized English tests.…