ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WIVB) - Alex Lepkowski is getting a second chance in the Sabres organization, signing his first pro deal with the team's minor league affiliate in Rochester Wednesday.
The West Seneca native was a Sabres' 5th Round draft pick in 2011, but the team elected not to sign him. He re-entered the draft this year and did not get selected.
Lepkowski is competing at Buffalo's Development Camp this week.
The Amerks also signed Frederic Roy and Mike Zigomanis.
Zigomanis is also a former Sabres draft pick. Buffalo took him in the second round in 1999. He agreed to terms just before the deadline to sign, but an error in the contract faxed to the league office allowed him to re-enter the draft.
A tractor trailer veered off the road and went through a fence, while crashing into the Forest Hill Cemetery, in Fredonia, Friday morning.
Officials in Wyoming have captured a wanted man and his girlfriend, who were allegedly heading to Buffalo.
After a slow and slippery commute Thursday night, many western New Yorkers are waking up early, hoping they can get to work on time Friday morning.
NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has obtained a court order to prevent a Buffalo woman from ever selling puppies again.
Around 5 p.m. on Thursday near the corner of Model City Road and Rt. 104, police say 84-year-old Jose Martinez was hit by a car driven by 82-year-old Maura Nolan. Both are residents of Lewiston.
The Erie County Legislature approved a resolution Thursday to immediately hire 15 seasonal drivers to fill a staff shortage.