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Death toll climbs as blizzard-battered Buffalo area digs out

Dec. 29, 2022 16:32 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Roads reopened Thursday in storm-besieged Buffalo as authorities continued searching for people who may have died or are stuck and suffering after last week's blizzard. The driving ban in New York’s second-most-populous city was lifted just after midnight...

National Guard checks homes in Buffalo for blizzard victims

Dec. 28, 2022 23:57 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The National Guard went door to door in parts of Buffalo on Wednesday to check on people who lost power during the area’s deadliest winter storm in decades, and authorities faced the tragic possibility of finding more victims amid melting snow. Already, more...

EXPLAINER: How blizzard stunned even winter-wise Buffalo

Dec. 28, 2022 18:37 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The toll from the weekend blizzard that hit the Buffalo area was approaching 40 deaths Wednesday from the region's deadliest storm in generations. Homes are only beginning to warm after days without heat. Drivers are still claiming cars they had abandoned. In...

Military police enforce driving ban in snow-stricken Buffalo

Dec. 27, 2022 18:16 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — State and military police were sent Tuesday to keep people off Buffalo’s snow-choked roads, and officials kept counting fatalities three days after western New York’s deadliest storm in at least two generations. Even as suburban roads and most major...

Buffalo gunman pleads guilty in racist supermarket massacre

Nov. 28, 2022 22:58 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The white gunman who massacred 10 Black shoppers and workers at a Buffalo supermarket pleaded guilty Monday to murder and hate-motivated terrorism charges, guaranteeing he will spend the rest of his life in prison. Payton Gendron, 19, entered the plea Monday in...

Buffalo employee fatally struck during snow removal effort

Nov. 23, 2022 16:16 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A city of Buffalo employee was struck and killed by heavy equipment Wednesday while working to clear streets following the area's massive snowstorm, Mayor Byron Brown said. The man, whose name was not released, was a longtime employee. He was...

Biden sending federal aid as NY digs out from huge snowstorm

Nov. 21, 2022 17:44 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — President Joe Biden is sending federal aid to western New York to help state and local authorities clean up from the massive storm that dumped more than 6 feet (1.8 meters) of snow in western and northern New York and is blamed for three deaths, the White House announced...

Dangerous lake-effect snow paralyzes parts of New York state

Nov. 19, 2022 10:39 AM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A dangerous lake-effect snowstorm paralyzed parts of western and northern New York on Friday, dumping over 5 feet in some spots with more expected to fall through the night into Saturday. The storm was blamed for the deaths of two people stricken while clearing snow. ...

Buffalo mass shooter to plead guilty, victims' lawyers say

Nov. 17, 2022 15:57 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The man who killed 10 people in a racist mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket plans to plead guilty to all of the state charges against him, according to lawyers representing families of the victims. Payton Gendron, 19, is scheduled to appear in court Monday,...