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Teen pleads not guilty in fatal stabbing case

LOCKPORT -- A Lockport teen has pleaded not guilty to a grand jury indictment that charges him with fatally stabbing another teen during a fight in downtown Lockport on July 28.And his defense attorney is already suggesting his client was simply acting in self-defense.D'vonne Clark, 17, entered his

NIAGARA GAZETTE - 2018-08-18 00:25:45

Three arrested in Upson Park 

The Lockport Police Department has charged three people after an officer noticed a parked car in Upson Park after hours.Scot W. Baron, 40, 12 Conner Drive, Depew, was charged Friday with second-degree aggravated unlicensed motor vehicle operation. Jason H. Vernier, 39, 2 Lincolnshire Drive, was char

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN - 2018-08-18 02:00:00

Clarence man leaves two infants unattended in vehicle

TOWN OF CLARENCE, NY (WKBW) - New York State Police announced a Clarence man is being charged with endangering the welfare of a child after he left two infants unattended.Police say 25-year-old Stephen G. Dewes, of Clarence, left two infants unattended in his running vehicle in the parking lot of Ho

WKBW-TV - 2018-08-18 14:36:59

Wanted: Niagara County farmland, space for solar panels

Scouts for solar companies have crisscrossed the county's flat, open land looking for good spots to put up solar farms, and they found owners willing to lease them land.

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-08-18 10:00:25

NIAGARA DISCOVERIES: Commercial Hotel was once one of Lockport's finest accommodations

Back in 1884, when Lockport was one of New York’s busiest cities, African-American businessman and local civil rights pioneer Aaron Mossell decided to build what at that time was called “the most modern hotel in all of its appointments in the city.”Most people are familiar with the fact that in the

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN - 2018-08-18 04:00:00

Pig Roast being held Saturday

Each year, Mike Landers purchases a pig from the 4-H Livestock auction to use for the pig roast. Some of the activities besides that pig roast includes a basket auction, a large-item raffle and 50/50 splits. Landers and Howell Motors cover all the expenses for the pig roast.

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN - 2018-08-18 02:00:00

Lockport team wins Gus Macker tourney

CONTRIBUTED PHOTOLockport's New Beginnings-Akin recently captured the 17-year-old division title at the Gus Macker Tournament in Cicero-Syracuse. Pictured in front is coach Geraldine White-Akin. Standing from left are Tivon White, Torree Cheatham, coach Dray Akin, Devon Darrell and Duane Barrow.

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN - 2018-08-16 23:28:17

Part of I-190 South closed in Niagara Falls for accident

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) - I-190 South is closed between Exit 23 (Porter/Packard) and Exit 22 (Niagara Falls Boulevard) due to an accident.We'll have more information as it becomes available.

WIVB - 2018-08-17 23:02:52

Colucci chairing this year's Niagara County Peach Festival

“The Peach Festival has been such a wonderful part of the Niagara County community, and the Lewiston Kiwanis Club is happy to be bringing people together again for the 61st year,” said Colucci. “The Niagara County Peach Festival is run solely by volunteers, and all of the proceeds go back into our l

NIAGARA GAZETTE - 2018-08-17 18:27:08

Fantasy Island season pass holders demand answers

"There's more rides down than there's running, and they're just, everybody's just so rude," says Steven Stapleton of Niagara Falls.

WGRZ TV - 2018-08-17 02:47:28

Residents voice concerns voiced at Lockport EPA meeting

LOCKPORT — For decades, residents in parts of the city's Lowertown neighborhood lived atop soil contaminated with high concentrations of lead.On Thursday night at the Cornell Cooperative Extension, dozens of those residents heard U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials detail their plan to re

NIAGARA GAZETTE - 2018-08-17 02:49:13

Employee returns to Tonawanda auto plant that hired him 80 years ago

George Nash, who is 100 years old, is scheduled to be at the GM Tonawanda Engine plant on Friday to talk about his time there.

NIAGARA GAZETTE - 2018-08-17 15:56:00

Roman vows to be a part-time Lockport mayor

Michelle M. Roman, the Democrat who announced her candidacy for Lockport mayor Wednesday, proposed to serve part time and said the mayor's salary should be cut from $43,800 to $30,000 a year.


State offers $25 million to buy 'Smokin Joe's' Niagara Falls properties

Tuscarora businessman Joseph "Smokin' Joe" Anderson has struck a deal to sell 32 properties in downtown Niagara Falls, including two hotels, for $25.7 million.


Newest Lockport mayor takes office

David Wohleben was sworn in as mayor at the Common Council meeting Wednesday amid challenges from within and outside his own party.Less than half an hour before his swearing in, Democratic candidate Michelle Roman announced her candidacy for mayor.Meanwhile, over the weekend, the Niagara County Repu


Niagara Falls Workforce Training Center opening huge success

Community Leaders joined District Superintendent Dr. Clark Godshall, Director of Career and Technical Education and Adult/Secondary Programs Joe Steinmetz, Health Care Coordinator Karen Kwandrans and Literacy Zone Specialist Susan Diemert for a ribbon cutting at 606 6thSt. Also on hand were Congress


Niagara Falls man charged with scamming local businesses out of $10,000 worth of inventory

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Niagara Falls man has been accused of scamming local businesses out of more than $10,000 of inventory.


Grand Island man charged with felony DWI in Genesee County

According to the Sheriff's Office, Andrew M. Cerrillo, 27, was stopped at about 3:35 p.m. Tuesday on Main Road in Stafford.

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-08-17 00:19:17

New York buys 11 acres in Niagara Falls for $26M

The properties include two hotels, 18 vacant lots, four parking lots, four lots that used to have tourist attractions and four that have commercial buildings. The hotels are expected to stay open.


Former Bon-Ton stores hit the auction block

The store encompasses 82,000 square feet at 5737 South Transit Road. It was formerly part of the Lockport Mall, which was built in 1971 and demolished in 2011. A Walmart store was constructed in its place.