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Hundreds of animals removed from Lockport home

(Photo: Niagara County SPCA) LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) - Charges are pending after the Niagara County SPCA seized hundreds of animals from a Lockport home. In all, the SPCA took two tortoises, a guinea pig, 31 snakes, 30 quail, 10 cats, 13 rabbits, five ferrets, two sun conures, a hedgehog and 250 fee

WIVB - 2017-09-21 14:50:18

Casual Dragon Games in Lockport adds escape room

A game room in Lockport has added an escape room. Casual Dragon Games has added "Dr. Gorzinski's Lab", a live-action game in which players are given an hour to solve puzzles, find the cure for a terrorist toxin and escape the room. The game room, at 136 Walnut St., sells board games, card games and

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-21 13:13:31

Lockport football coach: a role model on & off the field

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WKBW) - Going from one job to the next, Dan Barrancotta is stretched a little thin these days. "There are plenty of days when sleep can be measured in minutes and not hours," he said. After all, the Lockport police officer patrols the city streets when most of us are sleeping. Then,

WKBW-TV - 2017-09-20 21:04:19

SPCA takes in snakes, quail from Lockport home

SPCA of Niagara officials took in a large number of small animals from a Lockport-area home on Tuesday night. After investigating the home, SPCA personnel said in a post to Facebook that they removed 31 snakes, 30 quail, 13 rabbits - on of which is pregnant, 10 cats, five ferrets, two sun conures pa

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN - 2017-09-21 01:30:00

Lockport church officially open to LGBT community

Lockport United Church of Christ has been designated "Open and Affirming," which is the status granted to UCC congregations that adopt a covenant formally welcoming lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals into full fellowship in the church, including baptism, communion, confirmation, marr

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN - 2017-09-20 04:15:00

3 story time sessions set at Lockport library

Registration is open for the fall session of Children's Story Times at Lockport Public Library. Parents may register children three different ways - by visiting the library, calling 433-5935, extension 4, or going to www.lockportlibrary.org. Upcoming story times are: Baby Bookworms - For children ag

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN - 2017-09-20 01:55:34

70-year-old woman struck by pickup truck in Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) - A 70-year-old woman was crossing Forest Avenue when she was hit by a 2004 Chevy Silverado. Officials say she appeared to have a broken arm and leg injuries. The pickup truck was making a left turn off 19th Street onto Forest Avenue. The 54-year-old Niagara Falls man w

WKBW-TV - 2017-09-20 20:10:20

Dunce caps and lunch pails: Young and old learn about one-room schoolhouses

A group of modern youngsters in T-shirts, shorts and sneakers stared at the wide-brimmed straw hat that boys wore to school in the 1890s, chuckled a little at the ruffled, flowered cotton bonnet that girls wore, and murmured at the challenge of fastening up the high-buttoned leather shoes they all w

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-21 13:24:57

JENNINGS: Tribute acts and Bruno Mars taking the stage

Area venues are busy again this next with a diverse selection of tribute acts and a major headliner. There are shows in Lockport, Niagara Falls and Buffalo that are worth checking out. We will start over in Lockport at the Historic Palace Theatre where they will host Satisfaction: A Tribute to The R

NIAGARA GAZETTE - 2017-09-21 13:08:11

Snakes, birds, rats and mice removed from western NY home

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) - Officials with an animal welfare organization say they're removed hundreds of reptiles, birds, rats and mice from a western New York home. The Niagara Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2yfGGEE ) that the SPCA of Niagara says investigators checking out a house in the town of Lockpo

WIVB - 2017-09-21 13:52:23

Farrell calls for forum in 2nd Ward contest

2nd Ward alderman candidate Amanda Farrell is calling for her opponent, incumbent Alderman Anita Mullane, to join her in a forum that addresses each candidate's position on issues facing the city. Farrell called for the debate to be facilitated by an independent third party, such as a media outlet

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN - 2017-09-21 04:00:00

Food Hall coming to Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) - In a few months, more than a dozen different restaurants will be opening inside of a building on the Fashion Outlets property as developers from Mercado reached a deal with the mall's ownership group. "The food hall concept has been gaining a lot of momentum in urban are

WIVB - 2017-09-20 20:37:23

Two teens charged with armed robberies in Fashion Outlets parking lot

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) - Two teens were arrested and charged with armed robbery in the parking lot of the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA on Tuesday. According to New York State police reports, troopers responded to the mall at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday for a report of an armed robbery in the park

WIVB - 2017-09-20 20:16:18

Newfane students' published study well received

NEWFANE - Student-written "Lake Ontario's Problem: A story of Lake Ontario's mighty impact and its effects on Olcott Beach" is going to a second printing. Fans of the book, which documented the research done by Newfane Middle School students in a special summer school program this year, have scooped

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN - 2017-09-21 04:15:00

Retail and apartments eyed for site of video business in East Amherst

A developer is seeking to tear down a ranch-style home that hosts a video business and construct in its place a mixed-use building of retail and apartments on Main Street near Transit Road in East Amherst. The applicant, PB Investors LLC, which traces back to Bliss Construction, would construct an 1

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-20 16:15:51

Gillis sets example for all student-athletes

Dave Ricci/contributorTonawanda senior Noah Gillis, left, carries North Tonawanda's Vincent Chiodo off the field after Chiodo was injured during the first leg of the annual T-NT rivalry back on Aug. 25. CITY OF TONAWANDA - Noah Gillis wasn't looking for attention or a pat on the back. He did what he

NIAGARA GAZETTE - 2017-09-20 22:11:14

A celebration of sponge candy at Platter's

Platter's Chocolate will celebrate National Sponge Candy Day with a three-day festival on Thursday through Saturday at the Wurlitzer Building, 908 Niagara Falls Boulevard, North Tonawanda. The Sponge Candy Fest will begin Thursday with all day sampling and candy-making demonstrations at the factory,

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-20 20:41:46

Fun things to do in WNY this weekend | September 22-24

Chug! Chug! Chug! Remember those days? Well, take the classy approach this weekend and enjoy tastes of locally brewed craft beer. The 10-day festival is an all day event, catering to day drinkers and late night sippers. The last day to celebrate brews, bands, and bars is October 1st. Oinktoberfest

WKBW-TV - 2017-09-21 14:42:08

2 men arrested after drug deal goes bad, police say

Michael E. Schlifke, 26, of the City of Tonawanda A City of Tonawanda man was chased Wednesday night by a Wheatfield man he sold drugs to after the buyer realized he got ripped off, according to police. Michael E. Schlifke, 26, is accused of selling Suboxone strips to Kristopher T. Fedeson, 41. Afte

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-21 15:36:37

Police: Bad drug deal ends up with arrests of both buyer and seller

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) - After a man complained that a drug dealer "ripped him off," he and the man accused of selling the drugs were both arrested. According to Tonawanda police, Michael Schlifke, 26, of Tonawanda, sold what were believed to be Suboxone strips to Niagara Falls resident Kristopher F

WIVB - 2017-09-21 14:29:22