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‘Rikers Island’s most violent inmate’ attacks guard from Albion Correctional
MEDINA — Aniah Ferguson was called “Arch Enemy No. 1” and “Rikers Island’s most violent inmate” in an article in the New York Daily News in April 2017. Ferguson, who made national news when she led a vicious attack on a girl at a McDonald’s in Brooklyn when she was 16, an attack caught on video, was
Three jailed, multiple charges filed in Medina drug bust
MEDINA — Four people are facing numerous drug charges after an investigation into the sale and distribution of THC vaping cartridges in Orleans County. Members of the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Drug Task Force, along with Medina police, executed a search warrant Wednesday at 541 East Center S
Rochester man accused of selling fentanyl, cocaine to Orleans County
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- A 31-year-old man is accused of selling fentanyl and cocaine from the City of Rochester to Orleans County. Jeffrey Farrell was arrested by Albion Police and the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force.
Walmart thief sentenced to jail
WARSAW — A Batavia man who repeatedly stole thousands of dollars worth of electronics and other items from Walmart was sentenced Thursday in Wyoming County Court to one year in jail.
More than $8k in THC vape cartridges, drugs seized in Orleans Co. arrests: Deputies
Medina, N.Y. – Orleans County Sheriff’s deputies say they have arrested four people and seized thousands of dollars’ worth of THC vape cartridges and high-grade marijuana after an investigation in the Village of Medina.
Darien teen's dream is an all-terrain tracked wheelchair, benefit is March 31
In photo above, Ashley McCormack embarks on "bossing" an Action Trackchair. Ashley McCormack is a spirited 18-year-old who lives in Darien and has been confined to a wheelchair since she was 10.
1 taken to hospital in Lockport school bus crash
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Starpoint school bus was involved in a head-on crash in Lockport Friday morning. New York State police say the incident occurred on Tonawanda Creek Rd. near Transit around 8:20 a.m.
New York State issues empty trailer ban on Thruway for Sunday
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - The New York State Thruway Authority has issued a ban on empty tractor trailers and empty tandem trailers beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday due to high wind warnings and watches that will be in effect at that time for Western and Central New York.
3 people arrested on drug charges in Batavia
BATAVIA, N.Y. — Three people were arrested Friday morning following the execution of a search warrant in Batavia, according to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office. Darius L. Jones, 27, of Rochester, was charged with one felony count and one misdemeanor count of criminal possession of a controlled su
Bus heading to Starpoint schools hit head on
LOCKPORT, N.Y. — A woman faces vehicle and traffic charges after hitting a school bus head-on Friday morning. The bus was carrying children to school. State Police say the Ridge Road Express bus was heading to a Starpoint Central school when it was struck on Tonawanda Creek Rd. shortly before 8:30.
Disability ID cards available across New York state
ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Disability ID cards are available now across New York state. The cards read, "I have a developmental disability. I may have difficulty understanding and following your directions."
Assemblywoman: Study split of New York state
With deepening political, economic and cultural divisions in the two regions, Sen. Daphne Jordan believes it is time for a thorough study of whether upstate should split off from New York City, Long Island and the surrounding suburbs and become the 51st state.
Whoa! Balloons Lost in Kentucky Land in Upstate New York
We've all wondered whatever happened to that balloon that slipped out of our hand and floated away when we were young. Did it just keep floating till it got to space? No. However, an unlikely story involving some escaped balloons has left one Kentucky floral shop in shock. And they just might have l
Code Blue in effect next week
The City of Lockport is calling Code Blue for Monday through Wednesday next week in anticipation of frigid overnight temperatures. National Weather Service is forecasting overnight lows of 15 degrees Monday, 16 degrees Tuesday and Wednesday and an 18-degree low Thursday. The cold weather is coming i
Lockport man pleads guilty to drug charge
Terrell X. Hand, of Lockport, admitted in Niagara County Court Thursday to having cocaine during a traffic stop. Hand, 32, of 16th Street, was arrested April 16, 2018 on several drug charges after police stopped his car on Stevens Street and found him with suspected crack cocaine.
Power line down on Creek Road in Batavia
A power line is down in the roadway at 9131 Creek Road. The location is between Dorman and Lehigh roads. Town of Batavia Fire Department is responding.
Congressman Anthony Brindisi hopes to improve infrastructure in Upstate New York
(WBNG) — Congressman Anthony Brindisi (D) announced his plan to bring increased federal investment in New York for infrastructure projects. Brindisi was joined by representatives of area labor unions who support efforts to improve transportation and infrastructure in the town of Schuyler in Herkimer
Lockport teen facing gun charge
A Lockport teen pleaded not guilty Thursday in Niagara County Court to charges that he threatened a person with a loaded handgun in Porter this past summer. Diontrelle TC Stewart, 17, of Pine Street, was charged with second-degree menacing and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, as he was
'Lake Effect vs Lake Effect': Diner suing ice cream stand over name
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The owners of "Lake Effect Diner" in Buffalo are suing Lockport's "Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream" claiming it's violating its trademark. The diner wants the ice cream shop to stop using the words "lake effect" and even wants profits from ice cream made under that name.
Middleport CAP seeks new members
MIDDLEPORT — The Middleport Community Advisory Panel (CAP) is seeking new, qualified members who want to be involved in the community, learn more about FMC's local packaging plant, and provide feedback to the plant.