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Judge sentences landlord to jail time: 'One of the worst property owners I have ever encountered'
Catherine George, who owns at least a dozen Buffalo properties, is no stranger to Buffalo Housing Court.
Lockport council sets hearing on planned concert series
The Common Council voted this week to advance two new summer recreation offerings at the Nelson C. Goehle Marina at Widewaters — a Sunday afternoon concert series and the city's first-ever kayak launch.The council voted to allow the Erie Canal Boat Co., of Fairport, to offer kayak rentals at its fut
Falls woman's bank account drained of more than $1,500
The 71-year-old victim, a Pierce Avenue resident, told police that she did not know how anyone accessed her account, since her bank card was still in her possession. She learned that three withdrawals were made from her account on April 9, in the amounts of $300, $400 and $400, at a location at 10th
Deputies investigating fatal pedestrian crash in Elma
ELMA, N.Y. (WIVB) - The Erie County Sheriff's Office reports a fatal pedestrian crash occurred Saturday night.Just after 10 p.m. on Transit Road in the Town of Elma, a deputy observed a man lying in the roadway.While approaching the man, the deputy noticed a large laceration on the back of his head
Legal win lets Lockport take ownership of abandoned homes
For close to 10 years, a property owner in Staten Island failed to occupy or properly maintain two Genesee Street houses, and it shows.But the dilapidated homes may soon have a new lease on life.The City of Lockport prevailed on Wednesday in a lawsuit it had filed in New York State Supreme Court aga
Victim shot outside Niagara Falls tavern, but little info provided
Niagara Falls police say they are investigating a shooting on Niagara Avenue but have provided no other information.Officers were examining evidence Saturday evening outside the Imperial Paradise Lounge, which is at 911 Niagara Ave.Police have not yet provided any details about the victim's identity
Cruise night set for Monday in Lockport
A military night will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Memorial Day, May 28. The series will continue with a country truck and track night featuring the Hot Country Liners Dance Team on June 4, law enforcement night on June 11, great race night with the Mike Hartman Band on June 18, a great race in Lockp
Lockport uses obscure law to seize two blighted apartment houses
A judge has allowed the City of Lockport to seize title to two large, blighted and vacant apartment houses, even though property taxes had been paid by the out-of-town owner since he acquired the buildings in 2005.
Repeat Walmart thief sentenced to 2-4 years
A Rochester man was sentenced Friday to serve two to four years in state prison for stealing nearly $17,000 in merchandise from Walmart stores in Lockport and North Tonawanda early last year.Adrian Ramone Taylor, 40, had been on a crime-spree and committed multiple thefts at Walmarts in Niagara and
Jazz event to benefit beloved Lockport guitarist
Guitarist Ralph Fava, one of Buffalo's best-known jazz musicians and the owner of the Lockport Music Center, was diagnosed last fall with brain cancer. Since then he has been battling the disease with two brain surgeries, radiation and continued chemotherapy. He has lost some of his motor skills, an
Huge data breach hits University at Buffalo, thousands of student logins stolen
More than 2,500 students, alumni, faculty and staff had their personal University at Buffalo web accounts compromised when they used their UB log-in information to access a third-party site, the school said Saturday. That external, third-party site was breached, exposing their usernames and password
Police need your help finding missing 12-year-old boy
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Buffalo Police need your help finding a missing 12-year-old boy.His name is "arion banks."He was last seen at Waterfront Elementary school on fourth street yesterday afternoon. If you see him, police ask that you call 9-1-1.
It's not too soon to shop for pop
Now that Mother’s Day is over, it’s not too early to think about gifts for dads on Father’s Day.Father’s Day is celebrated by Americans on the third Sunday in June, and will be on June 17 this year. Though it is celebrated by most countries on this day, worldwide it is celebrated anywhere between Fe
Amherst to Chuck E. Cheese's: shape up or ship out
AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) - Disturbing video of violence and destruction at the Chuck E. Cheese's restaurant in Amherst has prompted town officials to demand corrective action, or the owners could pay a steep price.
Local entrepreneurs bring sound and vision to the Lock City
The City of Lockport has welcomed many new artistic additions in the past few years. And now the city has just added two new companies that will offer sound recording, music and video production, songwriting services and an outlet to find and sign artists.SongMaster Records and Rissa Productions hav
Catholic parish in Lockport plans financial skills classes for low-income residents
Michael Boron, director of Community Outreach at St. John's, said Friday that he has applied to foundations for about $5,000 needed to fund a series of six classes this fall, to be titled "It'$ All About You."
Woman charged after drugs seized from Niagara Falls hotel room
Three of the people were released after further investigation, while the accused, who was the target of the investigation was charged. Police located two packages of heroin inside the room, as well as three air-soft guns that look like real firearms.
Lockport, Barker high school choirs to perform
The Lockport and Barker high school choirs will join the Harmonia Chamber Singers, a semi-professional local vocal group, and world-renowned conductor Harold Rosenbaum for a day-long vocal workshop Saturday, capped by a 7 p.m. performance at the Lockport High School Performing Arts Center.The perfor
NT residents step up for family in need
If you ask Jaunita Davila, North Tonawanda may deserve the "City of Good Neighbors" label just as much as Buffalo does.Davila and her family, which includes fiancee Daniel Salerna, as well as 15-year-old Elizabeth Davila and 11-year-old Naomi Gage, moved to North Tonawanda last year after leaving Fl
Shooting seriously injures four year-old girl in Buffalo
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