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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.

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-08-15 14:06:29

9 escape fire in Niagara Falls

One man, a father, was injured, but not severely. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

WIVB - 2018-08-15 18:44:31

Major changes coming to downtown Niagara Falls

“So, in a sense here we have an opportunity to press the reset button,” said Mayor Paul Dyster.

WIVB - 2018-08-16 02:42:44

Newest Lockport mayor takes office

David Wohleben was sworn in as mayor at the Common Council meeting Wednesday amid challenges from within and outside his own party.Less than half an hour before his swearing in, Democratic candidate Michelle Roman announced her candidacy for mayor.Meanwhile, over the weekend, the Niagara County Repu

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN - 2018-08-16 04:15:00

Niagara Falls man charged with scamming local businesses out of $10,000 worth of inventory

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Niagara Falls man has been accused of scamming local businesses out of more than $10,000 of inventory.

WIVB - 2018-08-15 20:16:55

ENH again sued over Legionnaire's outbreak

Eastern Niagara Hospital is facing a second lawsuit from the family of a man who allegedly died from an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that emanated from one of the hospital's cooling towers in the summer of 2016.The lawsuit, filed last week by the family of George Caraco, Jr., alleges that Legio

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN - 2018-08-16 04:00:00

State agency approves $27 million Anderson land deal

After six months of negotiations with Tuscarora businessman Joseph "Smokin' Joe" Anderson, officials at a state-run agency tasked with redeveloping the City of Niagara Falls have authorized a $27 million expenditure to purchase the bulk of his downtown real estate.USA Niagara Development Corp.'s boa

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN - 2018-08-16 03:00:00

3. Niagara Falls, New York

Since the early 1900s, Niagara Falls has been known as the "Honeymoon Capital of the World." And lovebirds can still don matching ponchos and get soaked by the aptly named Bridal Veil Falls. But any traveler will appreciate a ride on the Maid of the Mist boat as it brushes up against the crashing fa

MADISON - 2018-08-15 16:51:00

Police reports for Aug. 14

• PETIT LARCENY: Jay T. Kenneth, 34, 66 Spring St., was charged on Sunday with petit larceny. A man told police that on Saturday he ordered a $30 battery and it was supposed to be delivered to his house, according to Lockport Police Department. The man said a tracking number revealed that it was del


Three adults, dog escape Newfane house fire

Three adults and a dog safely escaped from a Newfane house fire Monday morning, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office said.The fire was reported just after 6:30 a.m. at 3260 Hess Road. When first responders arrived, they were told everyone had already gotten out of the house safely.Authorities did not


Driver injured in collision with tractor-trailer on Grand Island

The driver of the car, identified by State Police as Dominica M. Roberts, 23, of Grand Island, was taken by Twin City Ambulance to Kenmore Mercy Hospital after evaluation by emergency medical technicians, fire officials reported.


State eyeing deal for Anderson's Falls properties

The above image, included in a packet of materials published in advance of Wednesday's USA Niagara Development Corp. meeting, shows a map of the 32 parcels the state agency is eyeing as part of a $27 million purchase agreement with Lewiston businessman Joseph "Smokin' Joe" Anderson.

NIAGARA GAZETTE - 2018-08-14 21:57:51

Police identify human remains found in Niagara Falls

At around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8, police were called to a small wooded area near McLeod Road and Stanley Avenue where a member of the public had reported finding the remains.


Local church catches fire Sunday morning

CITY OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. - A fire broke out at a church in the City of Tonawanda Sunday morning, burning the cross on the outside of the building.


Second family sues Eastern Niagara Hospital over Legionnaire's disease death

George A. Caraco Jr., 48, of Park Lane Circle, died Sept. 29, 2016, in Buffalo General Medical Center of "Legionella pneumonia," according to his death certificate attached to the suit filed Aug. 8 in State Supreme Court.

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-08-14 16:57:41

Jaden Lofton, facing four felony charges, will no longer play for St. Joe's

KENMORE, N.Y. - Jaden Lofton, star running back at St. Joseph Collegiate Institute, will no longer play for the team, St. Joe's confirmed to 2 On Your Side Sunday.


Falls man charged after reaching over fence to steal woman's wallet

Police said the woman told them she was sitting on her second-floor balcony around 9:20 p.m. when she saw a man stop, reach over her fence and take the wallet. As he walked away, the victim and two other women pursued him and called 911.


400 social services workers are leaving their leaky downtown offices

About 436 employees who provide child protection and support, foster care and adoption services will relocate from the former Hens & Kelly department store building at 478 Main St. to 80,000 square feet in the AppleTree Business Park in Cheektowaga.


Cause of Newfane house fire sought

Fire personnel from Miller Hose, Olcott and Wrights Corners fire companies responded and extinguished the fire. No injuries were reported, according to the sheriff's office.


Saying goodbye to Greg Rinker, soundman extraordinaire

Like everyone else my age, I’ve had to say goodbye to friends, family members, heroes I’ve met and others I’ve only ever really known in my heart. But even though these losses come at us faster the older we get, they always arrive as a shock.