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Nonprofit proposes rehab facility for former Niagara County Infirmary

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) - A nonprofit agency is looking to bring a unique service to women trying to recover from substance abuse and mental health disorders in Lockport. Cazenovia Recovery Systems wants to transform the former Niagara County Infirmary into a facility to help women, and women with chi


Hurricane-force winds could hit Upstate NY; gusts up to 75 mph

Syracuse, N.Y. -- Wind gusts of up to 75 mph could hit Western New York and the North Country Sunday and Monday, causing widespread power outages and flooding along Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.


Niagara County issues invite to Amazon for headquarters

Since Amazon doesn't want to build a second corporate headquarters in New York City, perhaps a field in Niagara County will do. The Niagara County Legislature voted unanimously Tuesday night to invite Amazon to the county.


Driver, 70, ticketed in head-on collision with school bus

A 70-year-old woman was ticketed Friday morning after a head-on collision with a school bus on Tonawanda Creek Road in the Town of Lockport, state police said. The woman, identified by police as Nancy Shatzel of North Tonawanda, suffered minor injuries when, while driving east at about 8:20 a.m., sh


Airbnb to collect bed tax for Niagara County

The Niagara County Legislature approved an agreement with Airbnb this week in which the vacation home rental company agreed to collect the 4 percent county "bed tax" from its hosts and pass it on to the county.


Lawmakers to Amazon: Come to Niagara County

NIAGARA COUNTY, N.Y. — Earlier this month, Amazon announced it will not build a headquarters in New York City and will just build a Virginia headquarters. Despite that, Niagara County legislators are asking Amazon leaders to take a second look at New York.


Eastern Niagara Hospital seeks state OK for new emergency department

Eastern Niagara Hospital asked the state Health Department Friday to allow it to erect a new 9,900-square-foot emergency department in what is now a traffic circle and doctors' parking lot in front of the Lockport facility.


Niagara County names panel to study opting out of legal pot

The Niagara County Legislature appointed a committee Tuesday to discuss whether the county should opt out of any recreational marijuana legalization bill the State Legislature may pass.


Whoa! Balloons Lost in Kentucky Land in Upstate New York

We've all wondered whatever happened to that balloon that slipped out of our hand and floated away when we were young. Did it just keep floating till it got to space? No. However, an unlikely story involving some escaped balloons has left one Kentucky floral shop in shock. And they just might have l


1 taken to hospital in Lockport school bus crash

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Starpoint school bus was involved in a head-on crash in Lockport Friday morning. New York State police say the incident occurred on Tonawanda Creek Rd. near Transit around 8:20 a.m.


New York State May Not Be Done With Amazon

There could be another chapter in the Amazon story for New York, even if the setting isn’t Queens or even any other borough but rather somewhere else in the state, Newsday reports.


Lockport man pleads guilty to drug charge

Terrell X. Hand, of Lockport, admitted in Niagara County Court Thursday to having cocaine during a traffic stop. Hand, 32, of 16th Street, was arrested April 16, 2018 on several drug charges after police stopped his car on Stevens Street and found him with suspected crack cocaine.


O'Brien setting example for athletes with diabetes

LEWISTON — Niagara netminder Joe O’Brien was in the middle of his second season in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League when he began to notice that something wasn’t right.


New York State STAR program reimbursement by county

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The New York Department of Taxation released the latest data on the number of School Tax Relief (STAR) reimbursements by county. The latest data shows the number and amount of rebates for 2017. Hover over each county to see the number of basic exemptions, amount of basic reim


Lockport teen facing gun charge

A Lockport teen pleaded not guilty Thursday in Niagara County Court to charges that he threatened a person with a loaded handgun in Porter this past summer. Diontrelle TC Stewart, 17, of Pine Street, was charged with second-degree menacing and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, as he was


Lewiston woman charged with DWI after crashing into Niagara Falls house

A Lewiston woman who crashed into a Niagara Falls house early Wednesday morning was charged with driving while intoxicated, according to a police report. The crash happened at about 2:20 a.m. on Lewiston Road, near College Avenue.


Three jailed, multiple charges filed in Medina drug bust

MEDINA — Four people are facing numerous drug charges after an investigation into the sale and distribution of THC vaping cartridges in Orleans County. Members of the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Drug Task Force, along with Medina police, executed a search warrant Wednesday at 541 East Center S


More than $8k in THC vape cartridges, drugs seized in Orleans Co. arrests: Deputies

Medina, N.Y. – Orleans County Sheriff’s deputies say they have arrested four people and seized thousands of dollars’ worth of THC vape cartridges and high-grade marijuana after an investigation in the Village of Medina.


Albion man jailed after investigation into fentanyl and cocaine sales

ALBION — A village man has been jailed after an investigation into the sale and distribution of fentanyl and cocaine from Rochester to Orleans county. Jeffrey J. Farrell, 31, Of 217 South Main St. Room 14 was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and o


Assemblywoman: Study split of New York state

With deepening political, economic and cultural divisions in the two regions, Sen. Daphne Jordan believes it is time for a thorough study of whether upstate should split off from New York City, Long Island and the surrounding suburbs and become the 51st state.