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ALBANY -- The case of accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein is being cited by advocates for molestation survivors in a new awareness campaign for the coming opportunity for abuse survivors to bring civil claims against those who victimized them.

ALBANY — State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia announced Monday she will leave her job at the end of August for a position with a national firm she said will be identified at a later time.

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Camp Happiness is a camp for residents of Niagara County with intellectual and other impairments that was conceived by Lockport Elk member John Ziiezula and funded largely through the efforts of the Lockport Elk Lodge No. 41. If you ask John what makes the camp successful, he will quickly te…

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In an attempt to address privacy concerns from the New York State Education Department, the Lockport City School District School Board is considering revising the policy it created to govern the use of its controversial facial and object recognition system. 

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CAMBRIA — Kin Loch Farmstead opened to almost 200 lavender pickers on opening day on Saturday. The U-pick lavender farm is located on Ridge Road, along the 104 Niagara Wine Trail and is owned by Alexandria and Ryan Plante, former New Yorkers who bought the land in the spring of 2018. 

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New legislation recently approved by state lawmakers expands New York government's liability for damage sustained by vehicles on state-owned roads.  

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THE ASSOCIATED PRESSScreens in Times Square are black during a widespread power outage, Saturday, in New York. Authorities say a transformer fire caused a power outage in Manhattan and left businesses without electricity, elevators stuck and subway cars stalled. 

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Since 1895, Pinnacle Community Services, Inc., (formerly Family & Children’s Service of Niagara), a multi-service agency, has provided an array of services for individuals and families in our community. Pinnacle’s services are individualized and “person-centered” because we are aware tha…

VILLAGE OF LEWISTON — Members of the Lewiston VFW Downriver Post 7487 gathered with town, village and state officials to commemorate the ground-breaking of the Veterans’ Memorial Monument in Academy Park of the Village of Lewiston. 

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ALBANY — In New York state government news, Republicans say Gov. Andrew Cuomo is playing politics with a board creating the rules for a new public campaign finance system.

The Lockport Police Department is investigating a Saturday morning shooting on South Street, Patrol Captain Douglas Haak confirmed.

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State Sen. Robert Ortt said Friday a project proposal for a downtown Niagara Falls "beach and surf club," recently made eligible for millions in public funds, should be resubmitted to an oversight body for another look.

BUFFALO -- As the members of the Falls Police Department hockey team sat in a Harbor Center locker room last July they could barely move.

A fugitive wanted in Georgia for murder waived extradition proceedings Thursday in Niagara County Court, clearing the way for his prompt return to the Atlanta area to stand trial on charges of murder and aggravated assault.

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ALBANY — New York's crops are at risk from a potential invasion of the spotted lanternfly, a winged insect with an appetite for fruits, trees and hops, agricultural experts and state officials warn.

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The 16th annual Lockport in Bloom Garden Walk will be held this weekend, with the Twilight Tour being moved to tonight for the first time.

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Lockport Police Department policy lets officers decide whether to turn on a body camera during all incidents aside from traffic stops, but requires officers to carry one on patrol "whenever a unit is available."

Niagara University’s “2 Good 2 Toss” community garage sale program raised nearly $1,700 this year for student outreach programs – while also keeping hundreds of reusable items out of landfills.

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Local officials are beginning to pitch projects to protect lakeshore communities from future flooding, with proposals ranging from raising the Lewiston waterfront to installing signals on now-submerged piers.

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The Niagara County Legislature on Wednesday approved a resolution in support of the Lockport Police Department consolidating dispatch services with the Niagara County Sheriff's Office and joining the county's main frequency for dispatch at no cost to the city. 

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The Lockport Town Board on Wednesday unanimously rejected a proposal to let the City of Lockport annex the Davison Road complex at the behest of the property owner.

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Niagara County Court Judge Sara Sheldon said in court Tuesday that investigators seized hair and fiber from a vehicle used by Joseph H. Belstadt, who has been charged in the 1993 murder of Mandy Steingasser, 17, of North Tonawanda.

A proposal for the city to annex portions of the former county infirmary at 360 Davison Road will go before the Lockport Town Board tonight, and Supervisor Mark Crocker expects the board will vote no.

NORTH TONAWANDA — In March, Lou Visone approached the North Tonawanda Common Council to express concern that the industrial aesthetic along River Road was discouraging prospective tenants from renting apartments at his development firm's new complex. 

ALBANY — After declaring that "I am the left" Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo was chided by a progressive group for "throwing cold water" on a controversial new law that allows undocumented immigrants to qualify for state driver's licenses.

The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Tuesday morning accident involving a box truck that crashed into a storage barn at Upper Mountain and Cambria roads.

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The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Tuesday morning accident involving a box truck crashing into a storage barn at Upper Mountain and Cambria roads.

General Physician, PC has acquired Eastern Niagara Obstetrics and Gynecology, though the medical groups says the practice will retain its three doctors and that patient care will continue without interruption.

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Long-time Newfane Central School District employee Thomas Adams, currently the middle school principal, will be leaving the district to become the Hamburg Middle School principal, Newfane Superintendent Michael Baumann announced on Monday.

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Richard F. Nicholas passed away July 10, 2019 in Lockport Rehab & Health Care Center. Born August 6, 1938 in Lockport, he was the son of Francis and Marie (Kirsch) Nicholas. Richard earned his Bachelor's degree from University of Buffalo and served in the Army National Guard for six year…

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