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A State Supreme Court justice admonished Anthony J. DiFilippo for bringing personable items to his weekend stays in Niagara County Jail but allowed him to continue his six-month sentence.

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LOCKPORT -- A State Supreme Court justice has reserved decision on a challenge from a former Falls man to charges he jumped bail and fled to Canada to avoid sentencing on sexual assault charges.

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WILSON — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo defended the state's new license plates and their associated fees Tuesday, saying new plates are needed for the state to continue to expand cashless tolls on thruways throughout the state. 

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ALBANY — The declining population of upstate New York is being turned into a political weapon by the new leader of the state's Republican Party, who suggests the blame rests squarely with the policies of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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NEWFANE — After a heated two-hour discussion, the town planning board approved the site plan for a proposed Dollar General in Olcott. 

KeyBank's Newfane branch was reopened on Monday, Matthew Pitts, the bank's regional communications manager, announced Tuesday. 

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During his Tuesday visit to Wilson, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo promised that no large-scale energy projects would move forward in Niagara County or other parts of the state without the host communities having representation on a state siting board charged with approving or denying them.

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Tim Fenster/reporterGov. Andrew M Cuomo and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont visited the Town of Wilson on Tuesday where both elected officials took part in a fishing excursion on Lake Ontario. After the fishing trip, Cuomo discussed various issues facing the region and the state, including p…

Former Common Council member Amanda Alexander will keep up her challenge of 5th Ward Alderman Rick E. Abbott, and 3rd Ward Alderman Mark S. Devine will run unopposed, after winning their primary election contests earlier this summer.

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Pendleton Town Clerk Deborah K. Maurer is challenging the Niagara County Board of Elections to include a referendum to extend her term of office on the ballot this November.

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ALBANY — A dozen New Yorkers required treatment for severe pulmonary disease in recent weeks after using nicotine or marijuana vaping products, prompting state officials to declare an emergency health threat and launch an inquiry.

A community forum will be held Thursday at city hall to give residents an opportunity to ask whatever questions they wish.  

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Glenwood Cemetery is experiencing some financial challenges — but officials insist steps are being taken to ensure the cemetery never closes. 

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LOCKPORT — The head of the Buffalo Niagara Coalition for Open Government says the Niagara County Legislature's decision not to amend its public speaking rules sends a "loud and clear" message to the public.

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ALBANY — In New York government news, Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to create a new crime of domestic terrorism for mass shootings or other large-scale violent acts motivated by bias.

BUFFALO — A North Tonawanda man busted with 30 kilos of cocaine as he drove away from a Grand Island auto dealership will now spend 12 years behind bars.

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ONTARIO COUNTY – Construction will soon begin on a national veterans cemetery in Western New York, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Friday.

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The field of candidates for the 27th Congressional District seat expanded Saturday as Sen. Rob Ortt, R-North Tonawanda, announced he was throwing his hat into the ring.

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BETHEL, N.Y. – The Beatles were not here 50 years ago when more than 400,000 people crowded shoulder-to-shoulder over acres of farm land to listen to rock ‘n’ roll music and define a cultural happening known as Woodstock.

A Niagara County jury returned a verdict Friday convicting Edward Lockwood of North Tonawanda with 60 counts of rape, criminal sexual act, sexual abuse and unlawful surveillance.

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State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-North Tonawanda, will be making an announcement Saturday regarding New York's 27th Congressional District in Lockport first and then later in Batavia.

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In 2013, Lockport City Democrats fielded one candidate for the Common Council, despite having only one of their own serving as an alderman.

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Nora Kovach was 24 when she first went public with allegations of childhood sexual abuse by a youth pastor First Trinity Lutheran Church in Tonawanda.

PORTER — A pair of thick binders were laid out on a table at Porter Town Hall on Thursday evening, each packed with obituaries commemorating the lives of individuals who lived or worked near the Lake Ontario Ordnance Works (LOOW) site in Lewiston. 

The SPCA of Niagara presented its 2019 Taylor Award to Niagara County District Attorney Caroline Wojtaszek during its annual cocktail party and auction fundraiser Thursday night.

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The New York State Education Department announced on Thursday that $34 million was awarded to 251 public libraries to support construction and renovation projects across the state, and several local library have been awarded funds for their projects. 

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The Niagara County Department of Health is collaborating with other federal, state and county health agencies to air-drop oral rabies vaccines across the region in the coming weeks.

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LOCKPORT -- His defense attorney pleaded for probation.

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WHEATFIELD – Officials at the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency may give a decade-long tax break to the company that plans to redevelop a storied City of Lockport property.