Albertsons Companies, the owner of Safeway, Vons and other grocery brands is plunging deeper into the pharmacy business with a deal to buy Rite Aid, the nation's third-largest drugstore chain.

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The U.S. government has acquired the two final land parcels needed for the Western New York National Veterans Cemetery. Located in Pembroke, it will serve the Buffalo and Rochester areas. The current closest veterans' cemetery is in Bath, New York.

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Everyone loves a parade! Here's a look at tonight's Canal Fest parade as it made its way from the City of Tonwanda into North Tonawanda.
A snowy winter's day is a good time to check out the ice bridge in the Niagara Gorge. Here's the view from the Prospect Point Observation Tower deck on Wednesday afternoon.
Here's tonight's Canal Fest tug-of-war battle between the City of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda. Check out the video see this year's winner.

Last year, Niagara County Jail was chosen for a pilot program for inmates with opiate addictions, bringing in three counselors through Best Self Behavioral Health.
“It’s really been a tremendous opportunity," said Deputy Chief Daniel Engert.”

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During Saturday's King of the Cage’s Prevail at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, three locals went toe-to-toe with their opponents, including Kristin Janese (at right), a Niagara-Wheatfield coach and Edward Town Middle physical education teacher.

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Anthony Vilardo, the city's director of business development,says the Falls provided $1.4 million to assist nine projects in 2017. Vilardo said it resulted in $34 million of private sector investment in the Cataract City.

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Tucked in the pages of a grimy, leather-bound almanac in the archives at New York's Union College was a tiny envelope with the hand-scrawled words "Washington's hair." "I thought, that doesn't mean George Washington, does it?"
It apparently does.

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When your students are entering the state essay contest “If I Were Mayor, I Would …” you better get some mayors in to talk about the job. That's just what Lew-Port did, inviting Mayors Terry Collesano and Raleigh Reynolds to discuss their time in office.

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City officials say they're "very close" to completing work on the city charter. Current revisions include making all pronouns in the document "gender neutral." Each mention of "he" in the document's 154 pages will be updated to read "he's and she's.

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A City of Tonawanda man with a pending DWI case from January was arrested again Sunday morning on new DWI charges. City of Tonawanda police officers say they found an open bottle of vodka in the center console of his vehicle.

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Attendance at state parks rose last year once again, with 71.5 million visitors to parks and historic sites across New York state. 2017 attendance was up by 950,000 visitors compared to the previous year.

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NT DPW Superintendent Brad Rowles blames Old Man Winter's volatile weather patterns for the abundance of potholes popping up — he's also counting on Mother Nature to bring an early spring, allowing for a jump start on addressing the problem.

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It wasn't just neighborhood complaints that drew Falls police narcotics detectives to Andrew "Jynx" Timmons. Though that did get their attention and surveillance — and then Timmons gave them a break.

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Greeter Charles Packer and Program Director Rachel M. Olszewski show off a painting by artist Rosetta Monique Smith titled “More Tears for Lady Liberty,” on display at the 2018 Artists of Color exhibition at the NACC on Pine Avenue. The exhibit runs through March 18.

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For Kristin Janese, or “Miss Janese,” as she’s known to her students, tonight's King of the Cage MMA card at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino will mark five years, four total fights and countless hours worth of training in the making.

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A New York City Council member has announced he will challenge Kathy Hochul in this year's Democratic primary for lieutenant governor. Jumaane Williams announced his candidacy for the position on Friday.

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