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EC Sheriff's deputy charged in New Era Field confrontation

Erie County Sheriff's Deputy Kenneth Achtyl was in Orchard Park Town Court Thursday, but not as a witness or to escort a suspect. He was charged with three misdemeanors in connection with a December 2017 incident at New Era Field.

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Albright-Knox Art Gallery

The Erie County Legislature agreed to put up the $5 million promised to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery by County Executive Mark Poloncarz, but it was along fight.

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A Town of Tonawanda police officer and his wife have been charged following a motor vehicle crash in January.

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A tentative deal is close to settling lawsuits brought against the television and film company co-founded by Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by scores of women.

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The second hearing on sexual harassment in New York state government will be held Friday in New York City. Ahead of the hearing, a group of former legislative staffers who say they have been victims of harassment joined lawmakers to introduce bills to strengthen New York’s laws.


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A mid-level appeals court has declared that farmworkers have the same right to unionize as all other workers in New York State.

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Another federal government agency has concerns about the financial dealings of Rochester area developer Robert Morgan.

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This holiday weekend, ceremonies will be held throughout Western New York, from parades to the more solemn remembrances of those who died while in military service for the United States. While there's no shortage of events, there is a growing challenge to staff one of the most important elements of Memorial Day gatherings: the color guard.

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The nominations for the 29th Annual Artie Awards, a fundraiser for HIV/AIDS & Immunodeficiency Clinic at ECMC and a chance to highlight theatrical excellence in Western New York were revealed in a Facebook Live broadcast with Anthony Chase and Nicole Marrale Cimato this past Monday. You can watch it here. The 29th Artie Awards winners will be announced Monday, June 3, starting at 8pm (red carpet at 7pm) at Shea’s 710 Theatre.

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Masten District Councilmember Ulysees Wingo will not face any charges for bringing a loaded handgun into Riverside High School last week.

Aaron Glazer

Erie County Sheriff's Deputy Kenneth Achtyl was in Orchard Park Town Court Thursday, but not as a witness or to escort a suspect. He was charged with  three misdemeanors in connection with a December 2017 incident at New Era Field.

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Civil rights advocates and law enforcement groups have reached an agreement in the California legislature on new rules for when police can use deadly force.

Four years after implementing a policy to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses, Connecticut has seen a reduction in hit-and-run crashes and a steep decline in the number of people found guilty of unlicensed driving.

More than 50,000 undocumented immigrants in the state have taken written exams, vision tests and road tests to obtain driver's licenses, funneling several million dollars into the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles.

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The measure passed overwhelmingly — 85-8.

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A 55-year-old Utah man who told his son that he was "so blessed" to achieve his lifelong dream of reaching the summit of Mount Everest, collapsed and died during his descent on Wednesday.

The family of Donald Lynn Cash of Sandy, Utah, said the software sales executive and mountaineer apparently died of a heart attack. His body is not recoverable.

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Heritage Moments: At Ralph Martin’s, men danced with men and women danced with women

The early history of Buffalo’s gay and lesbian community is lost, mainly because same-sex affection was so thoroughly stigmatized by society at large. It was, in the famous phrase of the 19 th century, the love that dare not speak its name. But luckily, the city’s later LGBTQ history is known to us – largely through the remarkable efforts of two scholars who reconstructed what queer life was like in Buffalo from the 1930s to the early ’60s.

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