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Even 'safe spaces' are no sanctuary from mass shooters

A grocery store. A hair salon. A church. In less than a week, these everyday settings have become the tragic backdrops for the latest outbreak of what has become the quintessential American expression of deadly violence — a mass shooting staged by a lone gunman armed to the teeth with guns and grievances.
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Authorities say gunman came to Buffalo grocery store in March amid questions over whether warning signs were missed

Police say the 18-year-old gunman had a disturbing plan when he stormed into the Buffalo Tops on Saturday. They say the suspect may have been scouting the location back in March. Authorities interviewed the suspect’s parents, confirming he had written a 180-page racist rant. Last June, the suspect had also previously run into law enforcement when he allegedly threatened to carry out a school shooting but was released after being given a mental health evaluation. The Buffalo community is mourning the ten victims, including Tops security guard Aaron Salter, who was killed trying to guard the store.May 16, 2022.

Sweet Treats Aplenty at Green Acres Ice Cream

A shot of the sign and front of Green Acres Ice Cream in Depew, New York.Photo by J.M. Lesinski. With summer’s return, the tradition of ice cream on a hot, sunny day returns with it. Green Acres, one of Depew, New York’s ice cream institutions, is back open for the summer and filled to the brim with unique ice cream and frozen offerings for every member of the family.

You Can Adopt a Piglet at Western New York SPCA

You’ve heard the adage before — “adopt, don’t shop.”. It’s absolutely true. There are many dogs and cats out there at shelters that are in desperate need of homes. Perhaps there’s a perception that if the animals are there, they’re not well-behaved, but that’s not the case for many of them.

Papi's Waterfront and Beach Bar coming soon to Ohio Street

BUFFALO, N.Y. — There's going to be one more place you'll have to check out soon in downtown Buffalo. Papi Grande's, which is a Mexican restaurant on Maple Road in Amherst, announced over the weekend that it's opening "Papi's Waterfront and Beach Bar." The bar is going to be on Ohio Street right by Resurgence Brewing and the Tewksbury Lodge along the Buffalo River.

Douglas Jemal adds JJ's Casa di Pizza building to downtown holdings

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Developer Douglas Jemal didn’t just order a pie from JJ’s Casa di Pizza; he bought the building that houses the downtown eatery. Jemal paid $1.14 million for the building at 464 Washington St. and 11 E. Mohawk St. through his Jemals Casa Pizza LLC affiliate, according to a May 9 filing in the Erie County Clerk’s office. Jacobbi Realty Inc. owned the building.

TJ Maxx, HomeGoods, two new stores coming to Boulevard

AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) — Shopping on Niagara Falls Boulevard near I-290 is about to get even more crowded. TJ Maxx, HomeGoods and two new stores are coming to the former Burlington shopping plaza. The two new stores are Homesense — a furniture store and homegoods store said to be more expansive than HomeGoods — and […]

7 Wing Flavors You Have To Try in Buffalo

There are just some things that are synonymous with Buffalo. You have the Bills and the Sabres, the 33, and downtown smelling like Cheerios. But there is one thing that no matter where you go, people associate this thing with Buffalo, and that's wings. Having a very diverse set of...

New steakhouse to open at Hyatt Regency Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. — More than two years after the shutdown of an onsite steakhouse, downtown Buffalo’s Hyatt Regency Buffalo will get a new restaurant this summer. Restaurateur Chris Harter has teamed up with developer Douglas Jemal, whose Douglas Development Corp. bought the downtown Buffalo hotel for $25 million at a foreclosure auction in September.

2022 NHL Draft Lottery: How To Watch, Sabres Odds & Open Thread

The Buffalo Sabres are going to find out whether they will still be drafting at ninth spot in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft, or whether they’ll be moving up or down. WHAT: The 2022 NHL Draft Lottery to determine the order of selection for the first 16 picks in the first round of the 2022 NHL Draft to be held in July.

How to Watch & Stream the 2022 NHL Draft Lottery

Building through the draft is essential in the modern NHL, with the draft lottery the path to the coveted first overall pick in the 2022 Draft takes place tonight. The Montreal Canadiens are one of the most storied franchises in NHL history and after playing in the Stanley Cup Final last year, they’ll now boast the top odds in the draft lottery tonight. It’s not often you see a team go from the top to the bottom, but injuries helped derail the Habs after a Cinderella run in 2021.

West Side Bazaar gets $1 million for new expanded location

Yet another old industrial building on Niagara Street is being rehabbed, as continuing redevelopment of the street attracts investment. This time what was once an illegal liquor plant during Prohibition will be turned into a new West Side Bazaar. It will be a vastly larger replacement for the West Side Bazaar not that far away on Grant Street.

Fosters needed for shelter animals until rescue flight

SAN ANTONIO - There's a rescue flight next month that will help a hundred shelter pets find new homes up north, but the city is looking for temporary homes for them to stay in until then. According to a release issued by the city, Animal Care Services is partnering with...