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Search warrant conducted by multiple agencies in Niagara Falls Friday night
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) - Niagara Falls Police say a search warrant was conducted by multiple agencies including the FBI and the ATF at Packard Court Friday evening. Officials say one suspect is currently in custody.
Raid conducted in Niagara Falls
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WBEN) - Niagara Falls Police said they conducted a raid on Friday night. The raid happened at Packard Court with the police and sheriff's office, ATF, and FBI.
Niagara Falls in a Tough Spot Trying to find Top Police, Fire Jobs
The city of Niagara Falls has two big positions to fill. Fire Chief Thomas Colangelo stepped down last month, and Police Superintendent Bryan DalPorto told city officials this week that he will resign as of January 1.
A bit more 'Jingle'
It's the final day of Jingle Falls USA activities this year and there's plenty of holiday fun to be had downtown. Santa will be joined by model train enthusiasts at the Niagara Falls Culinary Center and sled dogs will be on display on Old Falls Street, among a host of other activities.
Evicted Elderly Medical Marijuana Patient Dropped from Healthcare Program
Days after being evicted from his apartment—and then invited to return—for his legal possession and consumption of medical cannabis oil, John Flickner says his healthcare provider has suddenly dropped him from his Medicaid/Medicare program. Without access to doctors and transportation to healthcare
Evicted elder returns home in Niagara Falls
NIAGARA FALLS — John Flickner, the elderly man with disabilities who earlier this month was kicked out of a federally subsidized housing facility in the city for using medical marijuana to ease his pain, has returned to the apartment at the invitation of the corporate landlord.
Workers at Niagara Falls nursing home to share state bonus for quality of care
Workers at Schoellkopf Health Center, a nursing home owned by Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, will share a state bonus paid to the facility as a reward for its highly rated care.
Man charged after leading chase from customs, assaulting officer
A Canadian man who sped through a customs checkpoint at the Lewistown-Queenston Bridge and led police on a high-speed chase, eventually crashing into a New York State Police patrol vehicle in Grand Island has been charged.
Pine Avenue group names 2019 board of directors
The Pine Avenue Redevelopment Project (PARP), in its third year, continues to working diligently on the goals of beautification and safety for the Pine Avenue Business District.
At stake in Casino hearings: $110M in revenue for NF, Salamanca and Buffalo
A three-member arbitration panel held hearings in New York City Wednesday and Thursday over whether the Seneca Nation of Indians is required to make any more casino revenue payments to New York State, which passes the money on to the cities of Niagara Falls, Buffalo and Salamanca.
Law enforcement agencies conduct raid in Niagara Falls
A person is in custody following a police raid late Friday at Packard Court in Niagara Falls, according to a tweet from Niagara Falls Police. According to the tweet, a search warrant was executed by two federal law enforcement agencies — the FBI and U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms — as
REPORT: Niagara Falls Chief of Police to resign
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WBEN) - Niagara Falls Police Chief Bryan DalPorto is resigning according to a report by the Niagara Gazette. The Niagara Gazette reported that DalPorto submitted his resignation earlier this week, which will take effect on January 1. He told the paper that a change in his contra
Falls gunman to serve 9 years for firing at house, striking truck
Andre G. Williams, who fired a handgun toward a house in Niagara Falls on Feb. 8 but struck a parked truck instead, was sentenced Friday to nine years in state prison. Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon also imposed five years of post-release supervision on Williams, 28, of Ontario Avenue, who is a L
The Weekend in WNY: Niagara Falls SantaCon, cookies galore
The two premier concerts scheduled for this weekend - Every Time I Die's TID the Season in RiverWorks and Lindsey Stirling's gig at Shea's Buffalo - sold out well in advance. But don't fret! The Buffalo area welcomes two cookie-focused events, two compelling holiday markets and a partridge saunterin
Niagara Falls approves slightly higher tax rates for 2019
Niagara Falls homeowners will see a 1.1 percent increase in their city property tax rates for 2019, while the rate on nonresidential property will rise 2.6 percent. The City Council unanimously approved the rates Wednesday. The city continues to use a two-tiered tax system with different rates for d
Niagara Falls man indicted in 7-Eleven holdups, pistol-whipping clerk
Brandon A. Ortiz, 20, of McKoon Avenue, Niagara Falls, pleaded not guilty in Niagara County Court Tuesday to a 28-count indictment accusing him of robbing 7-Eleven stores in the Falls and North Tonawanda and participating in a home invasion where six people were robbed.
Bomb threats reportedly made to several locations in downtown Buffalo, 2 colleges in Niagara County
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Buffalo police say someone emailed bomb threats to at least three locations downtown. They are the Ellicott Square Building, Catholic Health and 42 Delaware Ave.
Family loses wheelchair, walker in house fire in Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls, N.Y. (WIVB) - April Vernone says this Christmas is going to be a hard one for her family. They lost nearly all their belongings in a house fire Friday morning in Niagara Falls.
Falls man evicted for medical marijuana welcomed back
Officials at the federally subsidized housing provider that evicted an elderly man who uses medical marijuana for pain management now say they will revisit the policy after his story gained national attention.
Niagara Falls Fighters make sure Christmas is merrier for over 1,150 city children
Wednesday was packing day for firefighter in Niagara Falls. Starting at 9:00 am at Fire House #9, they started collecting toys and placing them in large white plastic bags. The toys were stacked on pallets throughout the building.