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OUR VIEW: Cheers & Jeers

CHEER: Years of persistence by the Town of Pendleton may pay off for over 100 property owners who knew they weren't really in a flood zone as the Federal Emergency Management Agency suddenly decided they were in 2008, when new, aggressive flood maps were dropped down on municipalities throughout the

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Authors on board with 'mystery' excursion'

MEDINA - A murder mystery train ride Oct. 8 from Medina Railroad Museum to Spring Lake Winery in Lockport will have a lot of intrigue and suspense, not to mention half a dozen or more well-known mystery writers. The winery, the museum and the Book Shoppe have teamed up to provide a weekend filled wi

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN - 2017-09-24 04:00:00

United Way of Orleans County campaign starting soon

Members of the board of United Way of Orleans County met recently to plan their 2018 fundraising campaign kickoff event, which is scheduled to take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Leonard Oakes Estate Winery, 10609 Ridge Road, Medina. Pictured from the left are president Dave Cook of Lyndonville,

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN - 2017-09-24 03:45:00

Apple Harvest Festival returns on Sunday

The 28th annual Apple Harvest Festival is being held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Newfane Historical Society's Country Village, West Creek Road. George Updegraph, festival chairman, says the admission-free event involves "all kind of activities," from a tractor and farm equipment show and hi

NIAGARA GAZETTE - 2017-09-22 20:54:56

Lock tenders' sculpture advances

After months of planning and fundraising, the Locks Heritage District Corporation board voted Thursday to approve the refined design of the first phase of its 14-piece lock tender tribute sculpture. LHDC directors originally hoped to include three figures in the first phase, but pared down to two be

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN - 2017-09-22 04:00:00

Home condemned in animal seizure case

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office reported Thursday that the Town of Lockport home where nearly 350 animals were seized this week has been condemned and its occupants face charges. Deputies were called to 6429 Hamm Road about 11:45 a.m. Tuesday to assist the town's building inspector and animal co

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN - 2017-09-22 01:20:20

NIAGARA DISCOVERIES: Millerism in 1840s Lockport

Today, Sept. 23, 2017, the world is supposed to end, at least by the predictions of some people. This is not the first time this has happened, and unless it does end today, it probably won't be the last time. Most of these predictions have long been forgotten and they did not cause any real conseque

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN - 2017-09-23 04:00:00

Possible animal cruelty in Lockport with 343 animals removed from home

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WKBW) - Sue McNaught is facing federal charges after her Hamm Road home in Lockport was found containing 343 animals on Tuesday. In a release Lockport Police said that "most animals were said to be suffering from some type of injury and/or respiratory illness." The SPCA of Niagara Co

WKBW-TV - 2017-09-22 03:20:51

Lockport women face charges after 343 animals found in home

A Town of Lockport resident and her daughter are facing as yet unspecified charges after Niagara County authorities said they discovered 343 animals -- some of which are unlawful to keep as pets -- in a home on Hamm Road. Deputies accompanied the town's animal control officer and building inspector

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-22 11:11:33

Hundreds of animals removed from Lockport home

(Photo: Niagara County SPCA) LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) - Charges are pending after the Niagara County SPCA seized hundreds of animals from a Lockport home. In all, the SPCA took two tortoises, a guinea pig, 31 snakes, 30 quail, 10 cats, 13 rabbits, five ferrets, two sun conures, a hedgehog and 250 fee

WIVB - 2017-09-21 14:50:18

Bond rating firm expects continued improvement in Lockport's finances

Lockport's budget surpluses in the past three years have helped raise the city's credit rating. "The outlook is positive," S&P Global Ratings said after it raised the rating from BBB to BBB+ for general obligation bonds. Bond ratings affect the city's costs when it borrows money through bonds. "The

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-21 20:36:25

Sister Ann Therese Hedges, 87, teacher for 46 years, artist

Sister Ann Therese Hedges, an educator for more than 40 years, as well as an artist, died Tuesday in the Sisters of St. Joseph Residence, Clarence, after a short illness. She was 87. Born in Medina, Emily Hedges entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in September 1948. She pronounced her final vows in Au

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-23 01:37:53

Pakistan says Indian fire in Kashmir kills girl

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistan says Indian troops have fired across the Line of Control in the disputed Kashmir region, killing a young girl and wounding two other people. The Pakistani Foreign Ministry said the shooting took place late Saturday, in violation of a 2003 cease-fire agreement. There was no

WIVB - 2017-09-24 11:02:14

Surfeit of Smelly Skunks overrun Niagara Falls, City Hall helpless

Here at the Niagara Falls Reporter, we've often said things stink at City Hall, speaking metaphorically and meaning the wholesale waste of taxpayer money, the sweetheart deals given to developers, consultants, law firms and construction companies which are unethical, if not illegal. But Councilman K

NIAGARA FALLS REPORTER - 2017-09-22 09:04:35

Oktoberfest planned in Niagara Falls

The 8th annual Old Falls Street Oktoberfest in Niagara Falls will have fun for all ages, with music and food, beer and all things German from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 in Old Falls Street's middle block. The free event is open to the public and will kick off at 1 p.m., rain or shine, with the c

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-22 12:47:32

Two dogs found dead, starved in Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB)- 20-year-old Camilya Joseph is charged with two felony counts of Aggravated Animal Abuse after police say they discovered two deceased dogs in a vacant home. Police say the dogs belonged to Joseph, who is the daughter of the property owner. Officers were responding to a

WIVB - 2017-09-22 20:26:49

Niagara Falls couple hosting 37th reunion of USS Fremont crewmen

NIAGARA FALLS - Larry and Lucia Risio are hosting 54 veterans and their wives during a weekend reunion of those who served on the amphibious troopship USS Fremont. The group is gathered for a weekend celebration of their 37th reunion. On Friday, the couples enjoyed tours of the Herschell Carrousel F

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN - 2017-09-23 04:00:00

Man charged with making bombs in Wheatfield pleads guilty

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Niagara Falls man has pleaded guilty to a bomb charge for an incident that cost him his leg in July 2015. Michael O'Neill, 47, of Niagara Falls, pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a destructive device in U.S. District Court. On July 21, 2015, the Niagara County Sheriff

WIVB - 2017-09-22 22:03:48

Two dogs found dead inside metal crates in Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) - Niagara Falls Police have condemned a vacant home on 20th Street after the Niagara County SPCA found two dead dogs that had been locked inside metal crates. Investigators say it appears the dogs were dead for 45 to 50 days. Camilya Joseph, 20, is charged with two felony

WKBW-TV - 2017-09-22 17:36:57

'The fire was gushing out': Fire rips through Buffalo homes, injures 11

Raine Manuel had just returned from dropping her husband off at his work at 6 a.m. Friday and was lying in bed, trying to get a few minutes of rest as her kids prepared for school, when her son, Pappu yelled, "Mom, fire!" Flames were at the front door of their second-floor apartment at 112 Massachus

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-22 16:45:42