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Niagara Falls restaurateurs fall victim to $2,000 phone scam
Police said that the owner of the Mandalay Restaurant on Niagara Falls Boulevard received a telephone call around 11 a.m. originating from the 361 area code, which is located in Texas. The male caller told the victim that the restaurant was $1,970 behind on utility payments, and that their electrici
Niagara Falls burglar returns for encore after first theft goes unreported
The intruder tried to pry open a garage door Wednesday night, according to reports, but in the process ended up tearing off the door handle, causing about $300 in damage. He then entered and stole a commercial hot dog roller and warmer unit valued at $500.
BLOTTER: Police reports for Aug. 3
• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested after a disturbance in the 500 block of Seventh Street at 4:18 p.m. Sunday. Lucas Troy Williams, 35, 550 Seventh St., was charged with disorderly conduct.
Van stolen while Niagara Falls man makes early morning pizza stop
Witnesses reported seeing the two men jump into the 2011 Dodge van and drive off just after 12:30 a.m. Saturday, according to reports. The victim, a Niagara Falls man, told police that he was driving his girlfriend's vehicle and had just stopped into Mr. Ventry's Pizzeria, 1890 Pierce Ave., for a la
House-sitting friend discovers break-in at home she was watching
The woman told police that she left the residence around noon Saturday, at which time everything was in order. Upon returning at 9 p.m., she reported receiving a text alleging that a woman had broken into the property. The house-sitter investigated and found an upstairs bedroom window open, which ha
31-year-old man charged with 2nd-degree murder in Hagen Street shooting
BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) - Buffalo Police have released the name of the man they arrested in connection with a homicide-double shooting that took place back on August 4th.31-year-old Lemuele Jackson of Buffalo is charged with 2nd-degree murder, attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon.The arre
Tenant accused of damaging property in retaliation over arrest
The arrest stemmed from an incident in which the landlord's car was damaged, according to police reports. On Wednesday morning, the landlord reported finding substantial damage at the apartment the suspect had been renting, including two broken air conditioning units and smashed mirrors, glass table
One woman hospitalized, another arrested after stabbing
Officers responding to a call to the 3000 block of Highland just before 5 a.m. said they saw a group of women standing on the side of the street, several of them "covered in blood." Jamika M. Hunter, 28, of 17th Street, was taken to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center with cuts to the chest, back,
City of Tonawanda Police looking to identify credit card thieves
CITY OF TONAWANDA, NY (WKBW) - The City of Tonawanda Police are looking for help identifying two credit card thieves.Police say the two females pictured above have used credit cards that were taken from a residence that was burglarized earlier in the week in the City of Tonawanda.Both females used t
Buffalo Police Make An Arrest In Fatal Shooting
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo Police say that they made an arrest Sunday in connection with a fatal shooting that happened on Hagan Street earlier this month. The double shooting took place on August fourth when two women were hit by gunfire. One of the victims, 26-year-old, and mother of two, Santana
Buffalo teen charged with attempted murder
BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Buffalo Police announced an arrest has been made in connection with a Friday night stabbing involving two females.Police say around 11 p.m. Friday officers responded to the first block of Schreck Avenue.Upon investigation, detectives say 19-year-old Areyona Favors, of Buffalo, s
Part of I-190 South closed in Niagara Falls for accident
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) - I-190 South is closed between Exit 23 (Porter/Packard) and Exit 22 (Niagara Falls Boulevard) due to an accident.We'll have more information as it becomes available.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z bring OTR II Tour to Buffalo
ORCHARD PARK, NY - Saturday was a big day for music fans, as husband-and-wife superstars Jay-Z and Beyoncé made a stop in Western New York for their "On The Run II" Tour.
Rise in mulch fires prompts local warning
Fire investigators have determined the cause of a June 16 structure fire at an apartment complex on Tonawanda Creek Road — and it’s a familiar foe to area fire officials this summer.Jonathan Schultz, Niagara County’s director of emergency services and fire coordinator, said his department believes t
Police trying to ID females who stole credit cards
TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) - Police in the City of Tonawanda are asking for the public's assistance in identifying two females who were allegedly using stolen credit cards.Authorities say earlier in the week these two females stole the credit cards during a burglary at a residence in the city.The cards
Niagara Falls Workforce Training Center opening huge success
Community Leaders joined District Superintendent Dr. Clark Godshall, Director of Career and Technical Education and Adult/Secondary Programs Joe Steinmetz, Health Care Coordinator Karen Kwandrans and Literacy Zone Specialist Susan Diemert for a ribbon cutting at 606 6thSt. Also on hand were Congress
State offers $25 million to buy 'Smokin Joe's' Niagara Falls properties
Tuscarora businessman Joseph "Smokin' Joe" Anderson has struck a deal to sell 32 properties in downtown Niagara Falls, including two hotels, for $25.7 million.
Fantasy Island season pass holders demand answers
"There's more rides down than there's running, and they're just, everybody's just so rude," says Steven Stapleton of Niagara Falls.
A biweekly refrain in Niagara Falls this summer: Let's Go Walk!
Dozens of people have gone on a scavenger hunt, taken an outdoor yoga class, learned more about city history, and visited the new Underground Railroad Heritage Center in Niagara Falls this summer during the inaugural season of Let’s Go Walk!
Man shot in the leg overnight in Buffalo
BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) - A 58-year-old Buffalo man is in fair condition at ECMC after an overnight shooting incident in the city.Officials say he was shot in the leg area in the 100 block of Woodlawn Avenue just after midnight. They're continuing their investigation Saturday afternoon.Police are asking