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Jul 10, 2017

Goal of opioid court: Keep users alive

BUFFALO — After three defendants fatally overdosed in a single week last year, it became clear that Buffalo’s ordinary drug treatment court was no match for the heroin and painkiller crisis. Now the city is experimenting with the nation’s first opioid crisis intervention court, which can get users into treatment within hours of their arrest […]

Dec 27, 2016

Tesla, Panasonic agree to make PV cells in Buffalo

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese electronics company Panasonic and U.S. electric car maker Tesla said Tuesday they plan to begin production of photovoltaic cells and modules at a factory in Buffalo. The two companies said they finalized an agreement calling for Tokyo-based Panasonic to pay capital costs for the manufacturing. Palo Alto, California-based Tesla made a […]

Feb 10, 2016

Buffalo teachers suing over superintendent’s school changes

ALBANY — The Buffalo teachers union is challenging the superintendent’s right to make changes at five persistently struggling schools under the state’s receivership law. The New York State United Teachers filed a lawsuit in Albany Tuesday on behalf of the Buffalo Teachers Federation. It seeks to strike down state Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia’s November decision [&helli[...]

Feb 5, 2016

Measure to close Buffalo-area bars at 2 a.m. gets rejected

BUFFALO — Bars in the Buffalo area can continue to have last call at 4 a.m. after the Erie County Legislature rejected a measure that would have pushed closing time back to 2 a.m. County lawmakers on Thursday voted 7-3 against the proposal to make 2 a.m. the legal closing time. Supporters of the measure […]

Feb 3, 2016

Republican state convention set for March 4 in Buffalo

BUFFALO — Buffalo has been chosen the site of the 2016 New York State Republican Convention. State Chairman Ed Cox and Erie County Chairman Nick Langworthy announced the site during a press conference Tuesday in Buffalo. On the agenda is choosing a candidate to run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Charles Schumer. […]

Jan 29, 2016

Buffalo postal carrier took bribes to help drug dealers

BUFFALO — Federal prosecutors say a 56-year-old postal carrier has pleaded guilty to bribery for taking money from Buffalo drug dealers in exchange for handling drug deliveries. U.S. Attorney William Hochul Jr. announced Thursday that Dennis Bernhard, of Derby, faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he’s sentenced […]

Oct 3, 2015

SolarCity to make most efficient solar panel

SolarCity says the rooftop panels it will make at a plant being built in Buffalo have been rated the most efficient in the world. The San Mateo, California-based solar installer says Friday the new module produces 30 to 40 percent more power than a same-size standard panel. The company also says it can make the […]

Dec 3, 2014

Banks asked to waive late fees after Buffalo storm

ALBANY — New York’s attorney general has asked banks and utilities to waive late payment fees for residents who were affected by the recent storm that dumped as much as 7 feet of snow near Buffalo. Residents have been through enough and shouldn’t have to worry about paying fees because their credit card, utility and […]

Oct 30, 2014

Settlement reached in 2009 plane crash

BUFFALO (AP) — A settlement has been reached in the only case to go to trial following a 2009 plane crash into a home outside Buffalo that killed 50 people. The deal was announced Thursday in state Supreme Court in Buffalo after more than a month of testimony. The wrongful death case was brought by […]

Sep 10, 2014

Rough governor’s primary gives hope to Cuomo foes

  Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s bumpy win in the Democratic primary is energizing his general election opponents, who said Wednesday that a little-known liberal challenger’s better-than-expected showing exposed big problems for the governor within his own party. The governor traveled to Buffalo for a victory celebration with running mate Kathy Hochul as his campaign pivots to […]

Sep 3, 2014

State: Bank didn’t lend to blacks in Buffalo

BUFFALO — A bank purposely avoided giving mortgages to African-Americans by locating all of its branches outside black neighborhoods and directing advertising and loan products toward largely white communities, New York’s attorney general said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday as part of a wider investigation into an illegal practice known as redlining. Evans Bank is […]

Aug 29, 2014

Syracuse law firm opening Buffalo office

A growing Syracuse law firm is expanding to Buffalo, which will increase client access across the state.

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