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Lockport woman charged after car strikes home in Porter
A Lockport woman was charged with driving while impaired and several other counts after her car struck a home about 8 p.m. Monday on Youngstown-Lockport Road in Porter, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office reported.
32-year-old Lebanon man killed in 3-vehicle crash on I-71 in Clinton County
ADAMS TWP., CLINTON COUNTY — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a crash involving three vehicles that occurred on northbound I-71 Saturday morning, killing a 32-year-old Lebanon man.
Law enforcement agencies conduct raid in Niagara Falls
A person is in custody following a police raid late Friday at Packard Court in Niagara Falls, according to a tweet from Niagara Falls Police. According to the tweet, a search warrant was executed by two federal law enforcement agencies — the FBI and U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms — as
Lawsuit filed against DuPont in fatal accident
LOCKPORT — The wife of Christopher Klosin, who died in a June 25 workplace accident at XPO Logistics, is suing DuPont, alleging the company's negligence caused the horrific accident.
Evicted Elderly Medical Marijuana Patient Dropped from Healthcare Program
Days after being evicted from his apartment—and then invited to return—for his legal possession and consumption of medical cannabis oil, John Flickner says his healthcare provider has suddenly dropped him from his Medicaid/Medicare program. Without access to doctors and transportation to healthcare
Falls student to face charges after substitute teacher's aide is assaulted at BOCES school
Criminal charges are pending against a student after a substitute teacher’s aide suffered a concussion in a confrontation Dec. 5 in the Orleans-Niagara BOCES Niagara Career and Technical Education Center on Saunders Settlement Road in Cambria, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office reported.
New trial date in Steingasser murder case
LOCKPORT — The murder trial of Joseph Belstadt has been moved again. After a lengthy out-of-court conference and an apparently contentious conversation between lawyers and the judge in the case at the bench, jury selection for Belstadt's trial in the murder of Mandy Steingasser will now began on Jul
Ransomville man charged following police chase in Lewiston
A 27-year-old Ransomville man has been charged after Lewiston police said he sped away from an officer who tried pulling him over. An officer attempted to stop the driver of a speeding vehicle on Bronson Drive at 11:43 p.m. Wednesday, Lewiston police said in a Facebook post.
Falls gunman to serve 9 years for firing at house, striking truck
Andre G. Williams, who fired a handgun toward a house in Niagara Falls on Feb. 8 but struck a parked truck instead, was sentenced Friday to nine years in state prison. Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon also imposed five years of post-release supervision on Williams, 28, of Ontario Avenue, who is a L
Lockport to use exam to choose police chief; Preisch says he won't take test
Steven C. Preisch, who has been interim City of Lockport police chief since June, said Friday that he doesn't intend to take a civil-service examination for the permanent position.
Former owner of multiple Mexican restaurants pleads guilty to tax fraud
The former owner of four Mexican resturants pleaded guilty to tax fraud, Thursday. Sergio Mucino, of Buffalo, pleaded guilty to one count of criminal tax fraud in the second degree for under-reporting the sales tax collected at his restaurants.
Albion police locate missing boy and girl
ALBION, N.Y. (WIVB) - UPDATE: Cruz and Lauro-Ramierez have been located according to Albion Police. Both were found in the Village of Albion and both were returned to their parents.
Bomb threats reportedly made to several locations in downtown Buffalo, 2 colleges in Niagara County
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Buffalo police say someone emailed bomb threats to at least three locations downtown. They are the Ellicott Square Building, Catholic Health and 42 Delaware Ave.
Niagara County raises pay for county treasurer
Niagara County Treasurer Kyle R. Andrews, who was re-elected without opposition last month, will see a pay increase in each year of his new four-year term. The county Legislature unanimously granted Andrews, a former legislator, raises of 2.5 percent for 2019 and 2020, and 2 percent in 2021 and 2022
Bomb threats received at multiple buildings in WNY
Buffalo Police confirm to 2 On Your Side that multiple buildings downtown received bomb threats Thursday afternoon. Captain Jeff Rinaldo says that bomb threats were made to the Ellicott Square Building, Catholic Health Associate Regional Training Center and the law offices of Lipsitz Green Scime Cam
The Weekend in WNY: Niagara Falls SantaCon, cookies galore
The two premier concerts scheduled for this weekend - Every Time I Die's TID the Season in RiverWorks and Lindsey Stirling's gig at Shea's Buffalo - sold out well in advance. But don't fret! The Buffalo area welcomes two cookie-focused events, two compelling holiday markets and a partridge saunterin
3 Men Face 40 Charges and Thousands in Fines for Poaching New York Deer
There's the illegal taking of deer, then there's poaching. By letter of the law, there's probably no difference. But as 3 men can attest, when the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation starts using the term, the charges are going to be serious.
Niagara County budget for 2019 approved
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) - Niagara County's 2019 budget, which drops the tax rate to the lowest level in decades, was approved on Tuesday night. The 1.3 percent cut brings the tax rate to $7.01 per $1,000 of assessed valuation.
Niagara County receives $2M in federal funding to remove lead hazards from homes
LOCKPORT, N.Y. — Niagara County will receive $2 million from the federal government to remove lead hazards in homes. The announcement was made by U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand Wednesday.
Niagara Wine and Beer Fest coming up at Kenan
The Kenan Center will present the 8th annual Niagara Wine & Beer Tasting Fest from 5 to 9 p.m. on Jan. 26 at the Kenan Center Arena, 195 Beattie Avenue, Lockport. Proceeds from the event support arts, educational and recreational programs at the Kenan Center.