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Buffalo now without active federal district judges

The move to senior status by Judges William Skretny and Richard Arcara leaves Buffalo without a single active federal district judge. While both oversee a large number of cases, lawyers worry one of the nation's worst backlogs will worsen over time.

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Columnist: Try teen murder defendant as an adult

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Toutant to open by May 15, unveils menu

Restaurant at 437 Ellicott St. aims to deliver modern, Southern-influenced cuisine.

Snowbirds bring Pickleball home to Buffalo

Combination of tennis and Ping Pong is rapidly growing in popularity across the nation.

Drug raid nets suspect, half kilo of cocaine

Walden Avenue man called ‘mid- to high-level’ dealer of drugs traced to Southtowns.

‘Bucky and Sully’ assess Bills schedule

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