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Michael Mroziak

He was remembered as a man who lived by the values of his careers in the military and Buffalo Police Department. And as one of those speaking at his funeral put it, Buffalo Police Officer Craig Lehner is hero not because of how he died but because of how he lived.


Thirteen days after he disappeared in the waters of the Niagara River, Buffalo Police Officer Craig Lehner will be laid to rest in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Preparations to accommodate Lehner's family, thousands of mourning police officers, first responders and members of the general public inside KeyBank Center were set to begin before sunrise.


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Vice President Mike Pence came to Buffalo Tuesday to talk tax reform.

At the Buffalo International Airport, a crowd of media and supporters gathered on the windy tarmac to greet Pence as he exited his plane.

The vice president was greeted by Western NY Republican Congressman Chris Collins, an early supporter of the Trump campaign. The two shook hands and took pictures as a sea of fans pressed against a barrier to get a glimpse.

Although his time on the tarmac was brief, Pence said he was grateful to be in the western New York city.

While many who follow Buffalo politics consider Tuesday night's Democratic primary the race that effectively settled the campaign for mayor, Byron Brown stated he is focusing on winning the general election in November. The incumbent mayor, though, savored his primary win and what many believe is a clear path to his fourth term in office.


Gov. Andrew Cuomo and several other elected and government leaders drew some laughs, but also some praise as they announced another state investment in the National Comedy Center, which is currently undergoing construction in downtown Jamestown.


Governor Andrew Cuomo is being urged to sign a bill that would expand eligibility for the state's medical marijuana program to include patients undergoing treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.


Game over, record set, mission accomplished. The 11 Day Power Play wrapped up early Monday in HarborCenter, successfully achieving its lofty goals in a cause launched months ago to support cancer research.


Western New York's representatives on Capitol Hill are urging the federal government to keep pilot training rules in place that were implemented one year after Flight 3407 crashed in Clarence, killing all aboard and one person on the ground.


Congressman Chris Collins, who last week raised eyebrows by suggesting he would carry a gun following the shooting of a colleague, has again stated his intention to be armed during public appearances, not just for his safety but also for that of staff and constituents.


After weeks of preparation and days of local media buildup, Erendira Wallenda finally took her flight over Niagara Falls Thursday morning. When it was done, she said her record-setting stunt went by "too fast."


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