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State plans renovation of Susan B. Anthony's childhood home

Jan. 20, 2020 9:19 AM EST

BATTENVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is planning to do restoration work on the early childhood home of Susan B. Anthony. The house that Anthony's father built in 1833 in the Washington County hamlet of Battenville is water-damaged and in rough shape. The state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic...

Sabres' Thompson to miss 5-6 months after shoulder surgery

Jan. 14, 2020 3:42 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres center Tage Thompson will miss the remainder of the season after having surgery to repair an injury to his right shoulder. The Sabres announced Thompson had the operation on Tuesday and will require between five and six months of recovery time. Thompson was initially...

Legislator pleads not guilty to drunken driving charge

Jan. 9, 2020 1:53 PM EST

VICTOR, N.Y. (AP) — A New York State Assembly member who was accused of drunken driving days after he wrote a column warning against doing just that pleaded not guilty on Thursday. Brian M. Kolb, R-Canandaigua, pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge during a hearing in Victor Town...

Buffalo Sabres call up defenseman Lawrence Pilut from AHL

Jan. 7, 2020 6:55 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have recalled playmaking defenseman Lawrence Pilut from the minors. Pilut, who was called up Tuesday, has scored four goals and has 12 assists in his past 21 games and was selected to represent Rochester in the AHL All-Star game. He ranks 12th among AHL defensemen...

This undated photo provided by the Ontario County Sheriff's office shows Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb. The top Republican in the New York State Assembly, was charged Dec. 31, 2019,  New Year's Eve with driving while intoxicated in his state-issued vehicle, just a week after he wrote a newspaper column warning citizens against getting behind the wheel drunk. (Ontario County Sheriff's Office via AP) .

Politician who warned about driving drunk is charged with it

Jan. 2, 2020 12:00 PM EST

VICTOR, N.Y. (AP) — The top Republican in the New York State Assembly was charged New Year's Eve with driving while intoxicated in his state-issued vehicle, just a week after he wrote a newspaper column warning citizens against getting behind the wheel drunk. Brian M. Kolb, a Republican from Canandaigua...

Boston Bruins left wing Anders Bjork (10) controls the puck as Buffalo Sabres center Casey Mittelstadt (37) is left behind along the boards during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in Boston. The Bruins won 3-2. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Sabres demote under-performing center Mittelstadt to minors

Dec. 15, 2019 5:49 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have assigned under-performing second-year center Casey Mittelstadt to the minors. The demotion to Rochester of the AHL was made Sunday, coming a day following a 3-2 overtime loss at the New York Islanders in which Mittelstadt was a healthy scratch for the third time...

FILE - This Oct. 26, 1966 file photo shows Bishop Fulton J. Sheen in his office at the Propagation of Faith in New York. Sheen, who before his death in 1979 was famous for his radio and TV preaching, had been scheduled to be beatified _ the last step before sainthood _ in a ceremony in Peoria on Dec. 21, 2019. However, the Vatican recently took the rare step of indefinitely postponing the ceremony at the request of the Rochester diocese, which said more time was needed for further investigations. (AP Photo/Eddie Adams)

Catholic dioceses spar over Archbishop Sheen sainthood

Dec. 12, 2019 5:16 PM EST

In an unusual public spat, the Roman Catholic diocese of Peoria, Illinois, is accusing the Rochester, New York, diocese of trying to “sabotage” the beatification of Archbishop Fulton Sheen. Sheen, who before his death in 1979 was famous for his radio and TV preaching, had been scheduled to be...

FILE - This Oct. 26, 2019 file photo shows Bishop Fulton J. Sheen at his office at the Propagation of Faith in New York.   The Catholic diocese of Rochester, N.Y., confirms it made the request for further investigations that prompted the Vatican to take the rare step of delaying Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s journey to sainthood.   Pope Francis said last month that Sheen’s beatification had been approved and would take place on Dec. 21, 2019 in Peoria, where he was ordained in 1919. The Peoria diocese announced Tuesday, Dec. 3 that the Vatican had postponed the ceremony indefinitely.  (AP Photo/Eddie Adams)

Rochester diocese request led to beatification delay

Dec. 6, 2019 4:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Catholic diocese of Rochester, N.Y., confirms it made the request for further investigations that prompted the Vatican to take the rare step of delaying Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s journey to sainthood. Sheen, who died in 1979, was best known for his radio and TV preaching. The new...

Harvey Weinstein, center, leaves court following a bail hearing, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Weinstein accused of misusing ankle monitor; $5M bail sought

Dec. 6, 2019 2:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein violated his bail conditions by mishandling his electronic ankle monitor, which left his whereabouts unrecorded for hours at a time, a New York prosecutor argued Friday. Prosecutor Joan Illuzzi made the claim at a pretrial hearing for Weinstein after he hobbled into court...

This photo, provided by 13 WHAM-TV on Monday Nov. 25, 2019, shows Willie Murphy, 82, as she lifts weights at a gym in Rochester, N.Y. Murphy, an award-winning bodybuilder, said she clobbered an intruder with a table, poured shampoo in his face and beat him with a broom until police arrived at her home in Rochester. (13 WHAM-TV via AP)

No easy mark: Female bodybuilder, 82, clobbers intruder

Nov. 25, 2019 8:00 PM EST

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — An intruder didn’t count on an 82-year-old woman living alone being an award-winning bodybuilder with nerves of steel. Willie Murphy was getting ready for bed Thursday at her home in Rochester, New York, when a man pounded on the door and said he needed an ambulance, Murphy...