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'I wanted money for heroin,' Lockport robber admits

A former Lockport man now living in Genesee County faces up to seven years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to stealing a woman's purse at knifepoint. "I wanted money for heroin," Jeremy D. Holmwood told Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III.


Firefighters return to same scene less than 24 hours after Lockport fire

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) - Firefighters in Lockport were called to a house on Hamm Rd. overnight. Crews were at the same house for another call less than 24 hours earlier. A water line broke when they fought the first fire on Tuesday morning.


Lockport pair indicted on meth making charges

Two Lockport residents have pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging them with making methamphetamine. Robert C. Granchelli, 46, 24 Irving St., stands charged with third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, third-degree criminal possession of methamphetamine manufacturing material and


Food Bank of WNY holding special distributions for families impacted by the government shutdown

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Food Bank of WNY is setting up a series of special food distributions for federal employees and their families that have been impacted by the partial government shut down.


Homeland Security warrants executed in Lockport

Homeland Security Investigations officials conducted search warrants in the area of Beattie Avenue and Dysinger Road on Tuesday morning. Few details were available from the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, which sent deputies to assist.


Colorado fugitive found in Lockport

A wanted Colorado man was taken into custody by Lockport police over the weekend. Harinder Singh was a passenger in a reportedly stolen vehicle driven by a Lockport woman, Nicole Rosenbeck, that caught an officer's attention on Jan. 12. The officer attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle at North Tr


Lockport locks operators seek volunteers

The Lockport Locks Heritage District will host a volunteer information night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Community Room at the Lockport Public Library, 23 East Ave. The session is open to current and prospective volunteers.


Two more arrests made in South Street stabbing case

Two more individuals have been charged in connection to a stabbing case on South Street. Cheri Patterson, 26, and Cheyenne Myers, 26, both of Buffalo, were charged on Monday night with second-degree gang assault.


SPCA joins inquiry on dead dogs

A foreign object was found in the intestines of one of the two dead dogs discovered in the town of Lockport earlier this month, a Niagara County SPCA official confirmed Wednesday.


DeSales Catholic School in Lockport receives $200,000 gift

A foundation created by a former Lockport industrialist has made a $200,000 gift to DeSales Catholic School. Sam Ward, who headed Ward Beals & McCarthy until its sale in 1990, also named DeSales as a beneficiary in his will. He was the cousin of the school's principal, Karen Judge Rahill. Ward, who


New information on case of dead dogs in Lockport: not beaten & bruised but maybe poisoned

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — There are still questions about exactly what happened to two dogs found dead about two-weeks ago in a trash bag on the side of Wilson Road in Lockport.


NWS Buffalo: 'Major winter storm becoming more likely this weekend'

The weather models agree: A major winter storm is likely across Western New York this weekend. Forecasters at the National Weather Service are also fine-tuning some details as the weekend draws closer.


Convicted killer, sexual offender Shrubsall set to return to New York State

He first gained notoriety after killing his mother on the eve of his high school graduation. Niagara Falls native William Shrubsall later fled to Canada to dodge a sexual assault conviction but got in trouble there for numerous crimes. He will soon be heading back to the United States but local auth


Study finds contaminated soil around former Tonawanda Coke site

TOWN OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) — Scientists have released a report stating that three geographic areas around the former Tonawanda Coke site contain "higher levels of selected pollutants than in the direct surrounding region."


Falls man goes to trial on rape charge

Assistant District Attorney Holly Sloma outlined the rape allegations against Anthony L. Butler, of Niagara Falls, at the start of his trial in Niagara County Court on Wednesday.


Vacant house fire under investigation in the Town of Lockport

Niagara County fire officials are investigating a fire at a vacant home on Hamm Road in the Town of Lockport that caused heavy damage to its second floor. Reports of the fire were called in about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday to the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office. Responding police and fire personnel responded


Fundraiser scheduled for woman who police say was burned by her ex-boyfriend

A fundraiser has been set up for the woman badly burned outside a Tim Horton’s in the City of Tonawanda. 25-year-old Jessica Cameron remains hospitalized in critical condition after she was set on fire by her ex-boyfriend on December 17th, 2018.


Fairfield County Residents Charged With DWI In NY State Police Stops

New York State Police troopers busted nearly two dozen local motorists who were allegedly driving while impaired in the area over the past week. On Friday, Jan. 11, State Police troopers from Rhinebeck arrested Gerard V. Ollis, 43, of Poughkeepsie, for DWAI Drugs. He was traveling on Route 9 in Rhin


Nike employees claim unfair termination after shoplifting incident

Jennifer Weinstein and Dwight Spencer feel they're victims of a bad policy. In November, they were both fired from the Nike Factory Store at the Fashion Outlets in Niagara Falls.


Local superintendents respond to proposed state aid

After the Tuesday release of Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2019-2020 executive budget proposal, local school superintendents expressed their gratitude for the planned education funding increases, but insisted that they would like to have seen more in state funds.