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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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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
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
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
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