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Lockport man faces up to 20 years for Sex Trafficking

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A Niagara County man will spend the next 15 to 20 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to a single count of sex trafficking. Oliver Kimmons, 51, of Lockport was named in superseding indictment filed just over a year in U.S. District Court in Buffalo.


New lavender farm coming to Niagara County after controversial zoning rules

TOWN OF CAMBRIA, N.Y. (WIVB) -- - A new lavender farm is coming to Niagara County this summer. This comes after a controversial zoning ordinance was passed last month. Soon people will be able to pick this lavender at the new Kin Loch lavender farm. It's the first agri-business approved by the town


Vape Shops in Tonawanda cited for underage sales

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) - On Wednesday, April 17th, 2019, the Town of Tonawanda Police Special Investigation Unit conducted an underage-vaping sales sting operation. PLANET VAPE and VAPE LINQ were targeted and cited for selling tobacco or nicotine products to persons less than eighteen years of age.


Rapper Kodak Black makes bail - his friends still in Niagara County Jail

Rapper Kodak Black was released from Niagara County jail Thursday afternoon. He and several others, were arrested after officials found loaded guns and marijuana in their cars when crossing the Lewiston Queenston Bridge Wednesday night.


Village of Lewiston set to adopt budget

Donation made to Mason’s Mission Playground; Rec. Dept. leader honored. Village of Lewiston trustees will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday for a special meeting, at which time they are expected to adopt the 2019-20 fiscal year budget.


Andrew Cuomo arrives at the New York International Auto Show in style

Even the governor has given up on the subways. Gov. Cuomo rolled up to the annual New York International Auto Show Saturday morning in a Roush Mustang, flanked by comic actor Tracy Morgan.


Lake regulators: Ontario 'could rise rapidly' amid heavy rains

Regulators say Lake Ontario "could rise rapidly" as heavy rains and snowmelt pour more water than usual into the lake and St. Lawrence River. The International Lake Ontario - St. Lawrence River Board, the agency that controls lake outflows through dams on the river, said heavy rainfall has caused hi


Peek inside 765 Fairchild Place

McGuire Development Co. on Wednesday told The Sentinel that 765 Fairchild Place is on track to open as scheduled. Construction is almost complete at the luxury apartment complex, located at the site of the former Fairchild Manor in the Village of Lewiston.


Local officials decry state's bail reform plan

As part of the passage of the New York state budget, legislators decided to pass reforms to the criminal justice system, including elimination of bail for most crimes. Niagara County District Attorney Caroline Wojtaszek said anyone arrested with a crime that is a non-violent felony or misdemeanor wi


Licensed gun owner claims he was 'manhandled,' injured by Amherst police

A retired state corrections officer says he was badly hurt when police grabbed him without warning and threw him to the ground as he waited at an Amherst radiology practice in January.


New York state tax revenues plummet by $3.7 billion

New York state tax revenues fell by $3.7 billion, or 4.7 percent, last year — the largest collapse since the 9/11 attacks — but officials downplayed the significance. Trying to find a bright side, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said things could have been worse since a surge in collections last m


HIRING 716: Governor Cuomo creates task force to train for jobs in auto industry

Hiring 716 is WKBW's new initiative committed to highlighting job opportunities, challenges and success stories in Western New York. Learn more at Hiring716.com. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday the creation of the Excelsior Automotive Technician Task Force, which will develop progr


House destroyed by fire in Town of Hartland

HARTLAND, N.Y. (WIVB) - A home in Niagara County was destroyed by a fire early Friday morning. Emergency responders went to the scene of the fire on Ridge Rd. in the Town of Hartland around 1:40 a.m.


Smelt Fest a fun opportunity to sample fried fish, give back to anglers, LPD

Lewiston Smelt Festival moving to Academy Park on May 3. The Lewiston Smelt Festival is the official start of the village’s summer slate of activities. It is an enjoyable evening where, despite the weather – which is often about 55 and overcast – friends gather together to mingle, listen to live mus


Lockport man admits to heading prostitution ring

Oliver Kimmons of Lockport admitted in federal court Thursday to heading a prostitution ring involving opioid-addicted women whom he paid with drugs. Kimmons, 51, solicited and coerced young women into having sex with paying "customers" and drove the women to farms, dairies and Native American reser


Report: NY state agencies overtime pay highest in a decade

NEW YORK (AP) - New York state agencies paid nearly $787 million in overtime for more than 18 million extra hours worked by state employees in 2018, according to a new report released Thursday by state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.


2019 Chamber Gala Awards: Glenn Wienke honored as Town of Lewiston Citizen of the Year

The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Gala Awards dinner from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Niagara Falls Country Club. The event begins with a cocktail hour followed by a sit-down dinner and program. The chamber board of directors will then present awards to Business


Kodak Black arrested on drug, gun charge at Canadian border

LEWISTON, N.Y. — Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as the rapper tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls, law enforcement officials said Thursday.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Listeria outbreak linked to deli meats spreads to N.J., N.Y., Pa. Fatal case reported in Michigan.

An outbreak of listeria linked to sliced deli meats has spread to four states including New Jersey, and one person has died from the infection in Michigan, according to the Centers for Disease Control.