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Pints for Progress continues to shine spotlight on Niagara Falls

When it comes to the City of Niagara Falls, locals are looking for progress. That can be found at Pints for Progress. On Thursday night, LiveNF hosted its 26th Pints for Progress event, this time at the DoubleTree Hilton, 403 Buffalo Ave.


New York mother guilty of murder in death of 2-year-old son

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A 23-year-old woman has been found guilty of murder in the beating death of her 2-year-old son. Keona Owens of Buffalo also was found guilty of manslaughter Friday in a bench trial before Judge Russell Buscaglia. Her boyfriend, Bashar Hall, is scheduled to stand trial in April.


Wellness event coming to Fashion Outlets

Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA is set to host its annual wellness event, Fashionably Fit, on Saturday. The event, which is free and open to the public, includes a 1-mile indoor walk around Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls. Registration begins at Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th at 9:30 a.m. and fest


One person hospitalized following accident in City of Tonawanda

CITY OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. — One person was hospitalized following a two-vehicle accident on Saturday morning in the City of Tonawanda. City of Tonawanda Police said Rebecca L. Balone, 26, of North Tonawanda, was driving a 2016 Jeep Cherokee when she rear-ended a 2018 Toyota Camry operated by Margaret


Airbnb to collect bed tax for Niagara County

The Niagara County Legislature approved an agreement with Airbnb this week in which the vacation home rental company agreed to collect the 4 percent county "bed tax" from its hosts and pass it on to the county.


Bearing presents and prayers, Niagara Falls street angel ministers to the homeless

"Sometimes I wonder if we’re making a difference. But then there’s always that one light where you see somebody’s not doing drugs anymore, somebody’s not going to jail anymore. That is encouraging."


Judge sets $1 million bond for R. Kelly

An Illinois judge set a $1 million bond for R. Kelly on Saturday, a day after he was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. The R&B singer turned himself in to Chicago police late Friday.


Falls man faces menacing charges

William A. Cauley pleaded not guilty Thursday in Niagara County Court to charges that he menaced a woman in two incidents Dec. 22, 2018, and Jan. 8 in Niagara Falls. Cauley, 48, of Ashland Avenue, is also accused of violating an order of protection for the victim that had been in place since 2016, r


Cuomo, WNY Officials Talk Wind Storm Prep

Governor Cuomo made a visit to Western New York on Saturday to call for residents to prepare ahead of this weekend's wind storm. The National Weather Service is forecasting for winds exceeding 60 miles per hour Sunday through Monday. It's expected to hit Western New York through the North Country.


Nonprofit proposes rehab facility for former Niagara County Infirmary

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) - A nonprofit agency is looking to bring a unique service to women trying to recover from substance abuse and mental health disorders in Lockport. Cazenovia Recovery Systems wants to transform the former Niagara County Infirmary into a facility to help women, and women with chi


Black Expo 2019 set for Sunday in the Falls

Clothespin doll maker Duana Bouvy missed the Black Expo last year. This year, she's bringing her whole family. The event is being held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center in celebration of Black History Month and will include vendors of all sorts, inc


One motorist injured in City of Tonawanda collision

One woman was injured in a two-car collision Saturday in the City of Tonawanda, city police said. Rebecca L. Balone, 26, of North Tonawanda, was taken to Erie County Medical Center with upper body pain after her car struck the back of a car driven by Margaret A. Weber, of Snyder, at 9:50 a.m. on the


Buffalo Skyway to close at noon on Sunday due to wind storm

BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) - The Buffalo Skyway will close at 12 p.m. on Sunday as a wind storm will be taking place in Western New York. Additionally, tractor-trailers will be banned from the Skyway beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday morning.


Man shot multiple times early Saturday on Rawlins Avenue

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo Police say a man was shot multiple times just after midnight Saturday morning on the first block of Rawlins Avenue. Police say the victim is a 34-year-old male and he was taken to ECMC where he is listed in stable condition.


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.


Video of Buffalo cellblock beating draws disgust, outrage from city officials

Disgust and outrage describe the reaction from Buffalo city officials and others who watched the video of a city cellblock attendant attacking a handcuffed prisoner. The two Buffalo police officers who stood by and did nothing to stop Matthew Jaskula from continuing his attack against Shaun P. Porte


Buffalo man wounded by gunshots on Rawlins Avenue

Buffalo police are investigating an overnight shooting that wounded a man in the first block of Rawlins Avenue. The 34-year-old victim was struck multiple times by gunshots just before 12:20 a.m. Saturday. He was taken by ambulance to Erie County Medical Center where he was listed in stable conditio


NWS: Sunday winds could knock out power for days

Mild temperatures and gentle breezes are expected to morph into gale-force winds later this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. NWS has issued a high wind warning for Sunday, cautioning that gusts up to 75 miles per hour are likely to take down trees and cause power outages that in s


Lewiston woman charged with DWI after crashing into Niagara Falls house

A Lewiston woman who crashed into a Niagara Falls house early Wednesday morning was charged with driving while intoxicated, according to a police report. The crash happened at about 2:20 a.m. on Lewiston Road, near College Avenue.


Shot fired inside taxi as passenger robs Buffalo cabbie

A taxicab driver told Buffalo Police that a passenger fired a gun in the back seat of his car and hit him in the head with the weapon while robbing him of $30 early Friday morning.