Ship to arrive early in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A newly launched U.S. Navy ship set to be commissioned in Buffalo next month will be arriving earlier than expected.

The USS Little Rock commissioning committee said the warship will arrive at the city’s Lake Erie waterfront Monday, four days earlier than the original date.

The $360 million vessel known as a littoral combat ship will be officially commissioned as the USS Little Rock on Dec. 16. The warship was built at the Marinette shipyard.