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Authorities say four teenagers were killed and another was injured in a crash Saturday morning in Allegany County.

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One driver says he couldn't see anything in a snow whiteout, but could hear the bangs of a series of vehicles colliding on the New York State Thruway Tuesday afternoon - until it was his own truck. One person died and another is in critical condition in a chain-reaction crash that authorities say involved dozens of vehicles and closed eastbound lanes well into the night.

Hysteria. Panic.

Those were words reporters were using on this day 30 years ago to describe the stock market crash, now remembered as Black Monday.

Oct. 19, 1987, brought the single biggest one-day percentage drop in history — and yes, that includes the 1929 crash that presaged the coming of the Great Depression.

On that frightening Monday three decades ago, the Dow Jones industrial average plunged 508 points — more than 22 percent — to just over 1,700.

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The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident that happened in the the Town of Hartland Sunday evening.

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Police are investigating a three-vehicle crash that killed one person and hospitalized four others Sunday afternoon.

Sunday morning crash sends 9 to hospital

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Four people are in critical condition after a  Sunday morning crash on the Cattaraugus Reservation.

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Thursday's horrific crash along Route 16 in Sardinia has turned deadly.

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A two-car crash in the Wyoming County Town of Sheldon has taken the life of a New Jersey woman.

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A head-on collision near Batavia has sent three people to area hospitals.

At the age of 80, Australian comedian Barry Humphries is retiring his character "Dame Edna Everage" after a 2015 farewell tour. Anthony flew out to Los Angeles to catch a show last week, but Buffalo/Toronto audiences can wait until early April when the tour comes to the Royal Alexandra in Toronto.

Man dies in crash that damages apartment building

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One person is dead and three others are hospitalized following a multi-vehicle crash on Delaware Avenue at Great Arrow Friday morning. One of those vehicles crashed into an apartment building, displacing more than two-dozen residents.

Police chase ends in downtown crash

Nov 4, 2013

Seven people were injured Sunday afternoon when a high-speed police chase came to a crashing end in downtown Buffalo.  

Crashes close Boulevard for hours

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A portion of Niagara Falls Boulevard in the Town of Tonawanda was closed for several hours Friday as authorities sorted through the details of a pair of overnight crashes.

A Town of Tonawanda man faces multiple charges after a five car accident Friday afternoon.

Forty-three year old William Collins failed to stop his vehicle, causing a chain reaction. Collins and his passenger were treated for injuries.

Collins faces a felony DWI charge along with a series of traffic violations.

Friends and family gathered Friday night to pay tribute to the life of Jocelyn Elberson.

The 25-year-old woman was among the victims killed last weekend by a drunk motorcyclist while walking on the Amherst Bike Path. Elberson had recently survived open heart surgery. She was fondly remembered as a daughter, sister and friend.

Eighty-one year old Sheila Pelton was also killed in that accident.

David Smith of Niagara Falls is facing multiple charges in connection with the incident.

At least 23 people were injured early Saturday morning when a bus traveling from Toronto overturned on an exit ramp near Wayne, New Jersey.

The Associated Press is reporting the driver of the bus told State Police that he was cut off by another vehicle prior to the crash.

The bus is owned by a Toronto-based charter company.

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Buffalo Police responded to an accident that involved one of their own vehicles on Saturday.

An officer was responding to a call in the early afternoon hours when his cruiser was struck by another car at the intersection of Koons and Walden Avenue. Both drivers were treated at ECMC. The officer has been released, but the condition of the other driver remains unknown.

No charges have been filed at this time.

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State Police in Central New York have released the name of a trooper who died Saturday after an accident late the night before.

The trooper has been identified as 31-year old Amanda Anna of Liverpool. Anna lost control of her patrol vehicle and crashed in the Town of Hastings near Oswego. She was a six year veteran of the force, assigned to the Hastings Barracks in Oswego County.

Governor Andrew Cuomo, in a statement, sent condolences to the trooper's family. Anna is survived by her fiance, also a member of the State Police, and a four year old son.