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By Steve Cichon » Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Jack Webb, the man who not only played Sgt. Joe Friday on radio and TV but who also wrote, directed and produced most of the “Dragnet” programs... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The day's big local news: "City will adopt charter 3 to 1, says Keeler" "In what he termed a catch-as-catch-can address Judge Patrick J. Keeler... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Wednesday, October 22, 2014

For about a decade, Penn Central Railroad had been trying to sell the landmark Central Terminal, but there were no takers. With paint peeling and... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Wednesday, October 22, 2014

He’s been known for decades as the grandfatherly weatherman on Channel 2.  But before that, Kevin O’Connell was a news anchor on Channel 4, and... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Tuesday, October 21, 2014

After two separate patrol cars saw “a bright light in the sky without the markings of a normal aircraft,” one car followed the light because one... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Today's big news was also local news. "Force attacks steel workers unawares, and with crowbars, coupling pins and bricks force retreat temporarily... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Forty years ago, The News was introducing the candidates for various elected offices around Western New York, including in the State Senate. Jimmy... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Tuesday, October 21, 2014

This day, 55 years ago, Buffalonians were lining up to buy tickets to see Louis Armstrong, who would be entertaining at Kleinhans Music hall for one... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Monday, October 20, 2014

Forty years ago this week, Bills fans had the chance to meet Joe Ferguson, Ahmad Rashad, JD Hill and Earl Edwards at the four locations of Purchase... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Monday, October 20, 2014

In the biggest local news of the day: "Whitman asks for honest government: Republican candidate for governor points out that Democratic Party is... Read More

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Steve Cichon is a fourth-generation Buffalonian; all eight of his great-grandparents called Buffalo home. The historian and author of three books runs his own business telling the stories of Western New York, is an adjunct communications professor and previously spent 20 years working in Buffalo radio and television.

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