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There is no plan for wind generators off-shore from southern Erie County, but opponents are organizing just in case. A firm called Diamond Wind is expected to file for at least 50 generators in the lake next month, when as a window for wind farm applications opens.

Erie County District Attorney John Flynn calls it one of the most horrific cases of abuse his office has ever prosecuted.

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A recently retired school psychologist who spent decades with the West Seneca School District has been arrested on child pornography charges. David Michael Calaiacovo of Hamburg had several electronic devices that contained at least 400 images of child pornography.

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Realtors say walkable communities are where people want to live, which is why the Annual Walkability Summit is meeting at the Buffalo Grand Hotel this week.

Sts. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church

Three suburban Catholic priests have been suspended in the wake of an April 11 incident among priests and seminarians at a Hamburg rectory. A statement from the diocese explaining the incident indicates sexual harassment was involved.


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Badr Elwaseem was buried in Hamburg Monday, 12 years after his birth. Who killed him on Saturday is the focus of an intense investigation. Buffalo and other officials went door-to-door distributing leaflets asking the public for help on who killed the School 45 student.

Friendly's

Friendly's has closed restaurants in Hamburg, Amherst, Lancaster and Jamestown. They are among 14 across New York State and another nine locations shuttered abruptly across New England.

U.S. Attorney's Office

Local prosecutors say they are using a new high-tech mapping system to help search out drug dealers involved in fatal overdoses and to get overdose victims into treatment faster.

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Police in Hamburg are investigating an apparent murder-suicide involving a young couple.

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A local doctor who specializes in treating people with addictions has been arrested and charged with possession of heroin and cocaine.

Hilbert College

Hilbert College in Hamburg has announced it has a new president. Michael Brophy will be the first male president in the 61-year history of Hilbert. Brophy will start his tenure as the private school's fourth president on Jan. 15.

Erie County Fair

The games have closed down, the food shacks are gone and the animals have headed back to the barn. The "Best 12 Days of Summer" wrapped up Sunday with a slight increase in attendance over last year.

Four men who were the subject of a police manhunt Tuesday night are believed to have left the Southtowns and there is no longer any imminent danger to residents, according to police.

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Town of Hamburg Police report, despite the efforts of first responders on scene, a man pulled from the waters of Lake Erie Wednesday night has passed away at Mercy Hospital.

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Hamburg residents are being advised to bring their pic-i-nic baskets indoors.

An arrest has been made in connection with the death of a 2001 Nardin Academy graduate and a companion last month in Maryland.

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State officials say New York's 10th and final emergency stockpile of disaster response supplies is now operational in Western New York.

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Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul was among a group celebrating the centennial of New York women getting the right to vote in Kenmore Sunday.

There has been another reported case of Halloween candy tampering, this time in Hamburg.

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It was a day of mourning, and camaraderie among police and other first responders, a day of support from the Patriot Guard lining the approach road, and a day of outpouring of support from the public and even squads of therapy dogs. It was all that and more to help people get through the first day of Buffalo Police Officer Craig Lehner's wake at a Hamburg funeral home.

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New York State is working through its Parks 2020 plan, a $900 million shopping list of renovations and improvements for the state's vast network of parks. Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey says it is working and why parks attendance has risen from 57 million to 69 million this year.

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Clean-up from last week's tornado is just about complete in town of Hamburg. The town's department of Emergency Services says the state of emergency will be lifted at noon Wednesday.

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Cleanup efforts are continuing after  three tornadoes touched down Thursday in Southern Erie County and Allegany County.

Tornado leaves extensive damage in Hamburg

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Two tornados touched down in the Southtowns Thursday afternoon. One was confirmed to have hit land near Holland. The other made its way through parts of Hamburg, leaving extensive damage at the Erie County Fairgrounds and Hamburg Casino.

A former Hamburg man is facing a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for defrauding investors out of more than $10 million in just two years.

Barclay Damon

Jack Quinn may have retired as President of Erie Community College, but his long and high-profile career took only a short break. Quinn has quickly found a new position with the law firm Barclay Damon.

A Hamburg man has admitted to running a used textbook scheme that involved renting textbooks from one website and selling them on another.

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The Trump Administration's budget proposal is a threat to many programs important to Erie County's residents. What's in and what's out of the budget was the theme for a meeting Tuesday night in Hamburg High School.


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Discussions are reportedly ongoing regarding two separate plans to develop ice rinks in the town of Hamburg. While one involving former Buffalo Sabres player Patrick Kaleta is drawing great speculation, the town board is not officially dealing with that project at this time.


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The United States Postal Service is preparing for the busy holiday season by extending Saturday hours today and next weekend.

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