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78-Year-Old Man Evicted For Using Medical Marijuana

The sun sets early up in Niagara Falls, New York, this time of year. And by the time a city marshal finished reading 78-year-old John Flickner his eviction order, streetlights were just starting to flicker on. Holding a plastic freezer bag containing his medical prescriptions, Flickner, who’s confin

HIGH TIMES - 2018-12-10 12:00:17

Niagara County Sheriff's Office receives $215,000 federal grant to combat school violence

NIAGARA COUNTY, N.Y. (WIVB) - The Niagara County Sheriff's Office has received a $215,000 federal grant to help combat school violence. The funding, which comes from the U.S. Dept. of Justice's Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), includes a full-time School Violence Prevention Coordinator.

WIVB - 2018-12-10 22:21:00

Falls man pleads guilty to weapon charge

Vintaun Weathers admitted Monday to taking part in a May 18 robbery in which a man was shot in the knee. Weathers, 33, of Niagara Falls, accepted a plea offer to a reduced count of attempted second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Niagara County Judge Matthew Murphy III promised to sentence W

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN - 2018-12-11 00:57:58

Swimming team sweeps all events in season opener

SPRINGVILLE—The Springville boys swimming team bested visiting Tonawanda 70-32 in its home opener Nov. 30 with a sweep of every event and taking the top-two in four of the 12 overall.

SPRINGVILLEJOURNAL.COM - 2018-12-10 07:00:00

Niagara Falls man takes plea deal in violent robbery case

Vintaun D. Weathers accepted a plea bargain Monday stemming from a May 18 robbery in which a man was shot in the knee at 17th Street and Pierce Avenue in the Falls. Weathers, 33, of South Avenue, Niagara Falls, admitted to a reduced charge of attempted second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-12-10 18:47:13

Police probe two break-ins at vacant Niagara County homes

Police are probing a pair of recent break-ins at vacant properties, including a 12th Street property in Niagara Falls in which all of the first-floor windows were smashed. A Ransomville man who owns the 12th Street property told police that Thursday evening or Friday morning, someone broke all the f

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-12-09 22:24:28

Falls woman facing animal charge

NIAGARA FALLS — A woman was charged with violating terms of the Niagara County Animal Abuse Registry last week after a dog and two cats were found at her home. Niagara Falls Police followed up on a tip indicating Alicia J. Bilby, 34, 1816 Willow Ave., had animals in her possession. Upon investigatio

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN - 2018-12-11 02:06:19

Buffalo News boys basketball polls (Dec. 10)

Others receiving votes: West Seneca West (A1) 6, North Tonawanda (A1) 5, Lockport (AA) 4, West Seneca East (A2) 4, Frontier (AA) 3, Jamestown (AA) 2, Bishop Timon-St. Jude 1, Williamsville South (A1) 1.

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-12-11 01:48:47

Lancers dominate in Cataract Classic opener

NIAGARA FALLS — In last year's Cataract Classic, Lewiston-Porter ran out of gas toward the end of its game against Sweet Home. Coach Matt Bradshaw said his team played at a fast tempo for about 75 percent of that game, wearing itself out and allowing Sweet Home to pull away.

NIAGARA GAZETTE - 2018-12-09 00:49:31

Towns' 23 points, 3-point play boosts Niagara to victory

LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) — James Towns scored 23 points including a 3-point play with 21 seconds left and Niagara edged New Hampshire 71-67 on Sunday. UNH (2-8) came back from a 10-point second-half deficit, taking a 67-66 lead on Marque Maultsby's two free throws in the final minute. Towns was fouled ma

USA TODAY - 2018-12-09 19:44:00

Man pushed through Niagara Falls store window during fistfight

Niagara Falls Police said that the front glass door of a Niagara Street store was shattered Friday afternoon when a man was pushed through it during a fistfight outside the business.

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-12-09 22:14:08

Grand jury to review allegations of rape, sexual abuse at Lewiston 'party house'

LEWISTON — A Niagara County grand jury is expected to begin hearing evidence in the case of a Lewiston teen already charged with multiple counts of rape and sexual abuse tied to parties that took place in a Mountain View Drive home.

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN - 2018-12-06 02:15:02

Niagara Falls teen, juvenile accused of shoplifting clothing

A young Niagara Falls man was arrested along with a juvenile companion Saturday evening, accused of shoplifting $154 worth of clothing from the Super Walmart store on Military Road.

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-12-09 22:27:23

Grand Island man avoids jail for choking girlfriend outside Lewiston bar

A veteran of combat in Afghanistan was assigned to Niagara County Veterans Court Thursday as a condition of probation for choking his girlfriend outside a Lewiston bar March 21.

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-12-06 18:23:24

Disabled senior, 78, evicted for medical marijuana use

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) - UPDATE: The owners of the Niagara Towers, LHP Capital based in Tennessee, released a statement to 7 Eyewitness News Sunday afternoon rescinding Flickner's eviction and allowing him to return to his residence at the Niagara Towers if he wishes to do so.

WKBW-TV - 2018-12-09 21:18:33

"Shop with a Cop" with the Niagara County Sheriff's Office

LOCKPORT, NY (WKBW) - The Niagara County Sheriff's Office teamed up with Walmart to host the 7th Annual Shop with a Cop event Saturday. Children were paired up with deputies who then traveled to the Walmart on South Transit Road in Lockport in a patrol car.

WKBW-TV - 2018-12-09 17:36:15

Small fire causes heavy smoke inside Niagara Falls home

What was termed as a "small kitchen fire" caused heavy smoke inside a home at 323 Ferry Ave. in Niagara Falls early Sunday, according to reports. Emergency crews arriving at the scene just after 12:30 a.m. found heavy smoke pouring out the open front door and a 46-year-old woman standing outside, co

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-12-09 22:29:51

NYCLU, state blast eviction of Falls medical marijuana user

The New York Civil Liberties Union and the State Health Department on Friday blasted a landlord's eviction of a Niagara Falls man for using medical marijuana. LHP Capital of Knoxville, Tenn., owner of Niagara Towers in Niagara Falls, booted 78-year-old John Flickner from his apartment Tuesday for vi

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-12-08 20:19:34

Two weeks after being pulled over, woman gets speeding ticket — and more

Town of Niagara Police reported that they finally got to give a Niagara Falls woman the speeding ticket she had coming almost two weeks after she was pulled over. Police said the arresting officer was called Nov. 23 by a woman who said that her mother had been driving her vehicle that day and had gi

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-12-08 23:28:06

Wolverines moving on with new faces, team-first mentality

The Niagara Falls Wolverines have moved on from last year rather quickly. The loss of four top scorers, including one to transfer, made way for a new faces in key places. Roddy Gayle is gone to Lewiston-Porter, but Jalen Bradberry and Jaemon Turner have joined Niagara Falls following the closing of

NIAGARA GAZETTE - 2018-12-07 17:47:57