Buffalo, NY (AP) - The Buffalo Sabres have signed journeyman minor-league forward Jamie Tardif to a one-year contract.
Selected by Calgary in the fourth-round of the 2003 draft, Tardif has spent most of his seven professional in the minors. Last year, he finished tied for fifth among American Hockey League players with career-best 30 goals playing for Providence, the Boston Bruins' affiliate.
Tardif also made his NHL debut last season, playing in two games for Boston.
Overall, he has 123 goals, 106 assists and 398 penalty minutes in 438 career AHL games.
He's expected to open next season with AHL Rochester, the Sabres affiliate.
Buffalo Police have arrested 26-year-old Nicholas Finnegan of South Buffalo and charged him with pushing Russ Ross to his death.
The Niagara County Sheriff's responded to Saunders Settlement Road near Comstock in Cambria Friday night after receiving a tip about a suspected meth lab.
Police say there were 32 burglaries, 20 in Albion, five in Medina, four in Oakfield and three in the City of Lockport.
Firefighters had to withdraw from a smoky fire in Blasdell at a multi-dwelling home on South Park Avenue Friday night because the flames were so intense.
Call 4 Action looked into claims this week that members of BJ's Wholesale Club were paying too much on sales tax on some deeply discounted items.
State Police in Pennsylvania are investigating an alleged pedophile pastor already facing charges in Western New York.