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Body found in lower Niagara River by Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, N.Y. (WIVB) - The U..S. Coast Guard recovered the body of an unknown white male from the lower Niagara River Wednesday. According to a press release from the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, a citizen called around 1:13 p.m. to report a possible body along the coastline of a residence in

WIVB - 2018-03-21 21:34:51

Sheriff's Office looking for Cheektowaga man

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) - The Erie County Sheriff's Office is looking for a Cheektowaga man. It is not clear why authorities are looking for Dwayne Higgs, 37, but his address is listed as 18 Euclid Ave. Anyone with information on his whereabouts can call the Sheriff's Office at (716) 858-2903.

WIVB - 2018-03-21 13:55:29

Woman charged with drug possession after borrowed pants defense fails

A woman charged with drug possession Monday night in Niagara Falls offered a police officer an unusual defense: borrowed pants. A police officer saw her pull a white, rock-like substance from her pants pocket and toss it to the ground, according to a Niagara Falls police report. But the pants she wa

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-03-21 13:51:39

Buffalo man facing attempted murder charges for attack on chocolate shop worker headed to grand jury

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - The case against a Buffalo man accused of attacking an employee at a Buffalo chocolate shop is heading to a grand jury. John Jaycox, 49, is charged with attempted murder. Police say Jaycox went into the "Choco-Logo" March 15 and beat the shop's owner, who was working at the ti

WIVB - 2018-03-22 01:02:20

Buffalo man pleads guilty to drug charges in multi-million dollar drug conspiracy

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Buffalo man has pleaded guilty to drug charges in a multi-million dollar heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl conspiracy. Maulana Lucas, 43, of Buffalo, pleaded guilty to onspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, one kilogram or more of heroin, five kilogra

WIVB - 2018-03-21 22:45:10

Buffalo Police investigating East Side shooting

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Buffalo Police are investigating a shooting that sent one male to the hospital Wednesday. It happened at about 4:50 p.m. near Norway Park & Dodge Street. The male was driven to the Erie County Medical Center in a vehicle after being shot. The injuries appear to be serious in nature,

WGRZ TV - 2018-03-22 04:56:00

Niagara Falls PD hosts class on what to do during an active shooter situation

Niagara Falls, N.Y. (WKBW) - The Niagara Falls Police Department is hosting classes about active shooters. The department is challenging their community to think about this question: What would you do in an active shooter situation? "It goes beyond the police department. It really is up to everybod

WKBW-TV - 2018-03-22 03:17:11

Estates of two who died at Niagara County Jail will receive cash settlements.

The Niagara County Legislature voted this week to settle lawsuits brought by the estates of two men who died while being held at the county jail. The legislature agreed to pay $50,000 to the estate of Daniel Pantera, who died on Dec. 25, 2012, and $125,000 to the estate of DeJuan Hunt II, who died o

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN - 2018-03-22 01:45:58

Vehicle crashes into Burger King restaurant

TOWN OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) - A vehicle crashed into the Burger King at the corner of Delaware Ave. and Sheridan Dr. It is not clear what caused the crash, but Town of Tonawanda police were seen responding to the restaurant. News 4 will provide more information as soon as it is available.


Police warn of scam that originated on Facebook

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) - Police in the City of Tonawanda are warning neighbors after a woman was scammed out of almost $1,000. Police say she responded to a message from a hacked Facebook account. Police tell 7 Eyewitness News the 66-year-old woman was conned out of $900, after she was told she was

WKBW-TV - 2018-03-20 12:47:04

Authorities offer reward for information on parole absconder

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Crime Stoppers has offered a reward of up to $2,500 for information on the whereabouts of Keith Mixon. Mixon, 26, is wanted for absconding parole. He was previously convicted of criminally possessing a weapon. Mixon is described as a black male standing at 5'11" and weighing 1

WIVB - 2018-03-20 15:48:40

Tonawanda woman scammed out of $900

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) - City of Tonawanda police say a 66-year-old woman was scammed out of $900. According to police, the woman received a text from what appeared to be a friend she knew on Facebook. The message told her to text a Connecticut area code regarding a grant program. Following this, po

WIVB - 2018-03-20 16:44:27

Cheektowaga police looking for missing girl

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) - Cheektowaga police are looking for a missing 14-year-old girl. Alanda Hunt has brown hair, hazel eyes, weighs 120 lbs. and stands at five feet tall. She was last seen at her grandma's house at 64 Alexander Ave. on Sunday around 1:30 a.m. Alanda is a student at I-Prep Schoo

WIVB - 2018-03-20 18:46:42

Buffalo man charged with punching police officer

A Buffalo man has been accused of punching a police officer who was trying to disperse a crowd outside a bar on East Delavan Avenue early Sunday morning. Edmund D. Davis, 39, was arrested at 2:18 a.m. near the corner of East Delavan and Edison avenues after police said he punched an officer in the b


Ohio man, 18, charged with assaulting federal officer at the Peace Bridge

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - An 18-year-old Ohio man has been charged with assaulting a federal officer at the Peace Bridge. Michael White II, 18, of Canton, was charged by criminal complaint with assaulting a federal officer. According to the assistant U.S. attorney handling the case, White had been on b

WIVB - 2018-03-20 19:13:40

5 Observations: Predators blank Sabres 4-0

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - When the Nashville Predators came to town last season Phil Housley was on the visitors bench coaching up the defensemen. For the first time since he was named head coach of the Buffalo Sabres, Housley coached against his former team. The outcome certainly didn't go how Housley


Police: Driver who hit 4 parked cars had BAC more than 4 times legal limit

A driver who police said crashed into four parked cars Sunday morning on Buffalo's West Side is accused of having a blood-alcohol content more than four times the legal limit, according to a police report. Law Bleh, 38, faces driving while intoxicated and aggravated DWI charges following his arrest


Niagara Falls rejects Frederick Douglass statue in front of police and court building

The Niagara Falls City Council thinks it was a bad idea to consider placing a statue of Frederick Douglass in front of the city police station and court building. There also were financial and political reasons for Thursday's 4-1 vote rejecting a plan to spend $280,000 in Niagara River Greenway fund


Firefighters battle two-alarm fire in Lockport

IMAGE COURTESY OF NC FIRE WIRE LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) - The City of Lockport Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 22 Carolina Avenue Monday morning. The fire broke out around 7:21 a.m. Monday. The residents of the home were not in the house when the fire broke out, but a five-month-old


1 hospitalized after crash in Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) - One person was taken to a hospital after a two-vehicle crash Sunday night. Police were called to 27th St. in Niagara Falls after one of the cars involved in the crash hit a garage. The garage was heavily damaged. It is not clear how badly the victim was injured, or if an