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Rapper Kodak Black, others arrested at U.S. border in Lewiston

LEWISTON, N.Y. (WIVB) - Rapper Kodak Black is one of a number of men recently arrested at the U.S. - Canada border in Lewiston. The 21-year-old rapper, whose real name is Bill Kapri, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana.


Jury convicts Niagara Falls man of $10,000 scam

A Niagara Falls man was found guilty of billing $10,000 worth of tires and electrical equipment to a car dealer, a realtor and a solid waste disposal company. Randall K. McGovern, 49, scammed Dunn Tire/Exxpress Tire Delivery, Shanor Electric Supply and McCarthy Tire out of $10,000 of inventory durin


Rapper Kodak Black makes bail - his friends still in Niagara County Jail

Rapper Kodak Black was released from Niagara County jail Thursday afternoon. He and several others, were arrested after officials found loaded guns and marijuana in their cars when crossing the Lewiston Queenston Bridge Wednesday night.


Former Niagara County fire company president accused of $1,800 in bell jar thefts

A former fire company president in Niagara County was arrested Wednesday on charges he stole $1,800 from the company's bell jar collection and filed fake records to mask the thefts, the State Comptroller's Office said.


Falls man found guilty in billing fraud case

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that a jury has found Randall Keith McGovern, 49, of Niagara Falls guilty, as charged on all five counts — third-degree grand larceny, second-degree forgery, third-degree attempted grand larceny, first-degree scheme to defraud and petit larceny.


Lockport man pleads guilty to sex trafficking charges

(WIVB) - This afternoon U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy announced a Lockport man pleaded guilty to five counts of sex trafficking. 51-year-old Oliver Kimmons solicited young and opiate-addicted women to have sex with paying customers in exchange for drugs over the course of three years.


New lavender farm coming to Niagara County after controversial zoning rules

TOWN OF CAMBRIA, N.Y. (WIVB) -- - A new lavender farm is coming to Niagara County this summer. This comes after a controversial zoning ordinance was passed last month. Soon people will be able to pick this lavender at the new Kin Loch lavender farm. It's the first agri-business approved by the town


North Tonawanda man caught with 30 kilos of cocaine pleads guilty

A North Tonawanda man found driving a car carrying 30 kilograms of cocaine pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to a conspiracy charge. Edgar Joel Jimenez-Rodriguez, 39, faces 10 years to life in prison and a $10 million fine when he is sentenced Aug. 15 for conspiracy to possess with intent to


Lockport Police: Speed causes serious car crash

LOCKPORT — Police say speed caused a driver to lose control of his car and slam into a tree. The crash happened in front of 326 Chapel, that's near Mill in the City of Lockport, Wednesday night around 10:30pm.


New charges brought in forged check ring case

Victor Johnson, a Niagara Falls man accused of heading a fraudulent check scheme, was arraigned Thursday on a new indictment charging him with first- and second-degree robbery.


2 taken to ECMC after being bitten by dog at Lockport dog daycare facility

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) - Two people had to be taken to ECMC after being bitten by a dog at a Lockport dog daycare facility. The incident happened Thursday morning at K-9 Funhouse on S. Transit Rd.


Report: NY state agencies overtime pay highest in a decade

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state agencies paid nearly $787 million in overtime for more than 18 million extra hours worked by state employees in 2018, according to a new report released Thursday by state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.


Traffic signal upgrades on Niagara Falls Blvd to begin next week

AMHERST, N.Y. — The New York State Department of Transportation announced Thursday that traffic signal upgrades will begin next week on a portion of Niagara Falls Boulevard. Starting on Tuesday, April 23 there will be lane closures on the boulevard between Rochelle Place and Green Acres Road from 7


'Fire Police Officer of the Year' arrested for multiple felonies

New York State Police say a former fire company president was arrested Wednesday for multiple felonies. Lawrence Amacher, 49, of Sanborn was arrested for fourth-degree grand larceny, first-degree falsifying business records and offering a false statement in the first degree.


GROSS! Worms Found in Cups At McDonald’s in New York State

You never know just how sanitary a restaurant may be when you choose to dine out. Unsanitary, or just plain disgusting, might be a better words to describe what was found on two separate instances at a McDonald's in Western New York.


Tops investing $40M in upstate New York stores

Tops Friendly Markets is putting millions of dollars into some of its stores in upstate New York. The announcement comes months after the chain closed several stores in our area.


Man charged with stealing city vehicle from Niagara Falls City Hall parking lot

A 10th Street man was charged Tuesday with stealing a city-owned vehicle from the Niagara Falls City Hall parking lot, according to a police report. Shawn A. Awtry, 42, was arrested on Whitney Avenue a short time after a parks department pickup was reported stolen. The city employee told police he l


Clara Dunn-Niagara Falls School Board Candidate

In this segment of the Vince Anello show we encourage listeners to call in live at 716-297-1059. Our guest today is Clara Dunn a candidate for Niagara Falls School Board. Mrs. Dunn is the former Minority Business Grant Coordinator for the city of Niagara Falls. 25 years in that position.


Brantley Gilbert, Amy Grant, George Clinton among nearly 20 new concerts

YYNOT – A Tribute to Rush. 7 p.m. May 11. Evening Star Concert Hall, 8810 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls. 940-5391. Tickets are $15 advance (box office, inticketing.com).


Buffalo woman charged with stealing controlled substances

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — 33-year-old Kristy Brucz, of Buffalo, faces a maximum of four years in prison and a $250,000 fine for allegedly obtaining controlled substances by fraud.