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BARKER — “It just takes one; one person’s love, thoughts and dreams of providing a safe haven for the unloved and discarded. It just takes one; one person’s voice. That voice can scream as loud as she can, 'You are worth it!' I’ll save you, care for you and make you strong and healthy and th…

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Cazenovia Recovery System is appealing the city's recently-adopted six-month moratorium on development of the Davison Road property that the treatment provider is eying for a residential treatment facility and low-income apartments.

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LOCKPORT -- A Porter man accused of killing his stepdad has returned to Niagara County Court after being found competent to stand trial on murder charges. 

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Niagara County prosecutors have offered a plea deal to a Falls man charged with stabbing a dog to death in an attack outside a gas station and convenience store in the 600 block of 19th Street on Aug. 22. 

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A meeting last week between city and county officials has brought Lockport closer to possibly consolidating its police dispatch services with the Niagara County Sheriff's Office on a separate frequency. 

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Mayor Michelle Roman’s proposed 2020 city budget calls for a slight increase in property taxes.

NEW YORK (AP) — United Auto Workers said Saturday it's increasing strike pay for workers picketing at General Motors as the walkout by more than 49,000 employees nears the four-week mark.

The United Way of Greater Niagara has been an integral supporter and long-standing partner of Niagara University’s early childhood initiatives starting with the Niagara County Early Child Care Quality Improvement Project (Niagara QIP), housed at the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute fo…

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Sorry to be a buzzkill at this glorious time when peak fall foliage infuses our lives with its vibrant palette of color across the upstate landscape. But all my reporting indicates that New York is in the crosshairs of global climate change.

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Feedmore WNY, a new non-profit organization created by the alliance of Meals on Wheels for Western New York and the Food Bank of Western New York, will soon offer expanded services in Lockport. 

LOCKPORT -- A North Tonawanda man, convicted on 60 counts of rape, criminal sexual act, sexual abuse and unlawful surveillance, went into a head-banging, brawling meltdown with court officers and sheriff's deputies after being sentenced to 50 years in prison on Friday.

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A Falls man who is facing multiple felony animal cruelty charges after police accused him of cutting the ears of seven American Bully puppies in a “depraved and sadistic” manner may see his case presented to a Niagara County grand jury.

Eastern Niagara Hospital has partnered with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to hold the first "Out of Darkness" awareness walk in Niagara County. 

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A Lockport City Court judge has been censured by the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct for presiding over 2,500 cases involving a credit union where his brother is a member of the board of directors.

The 2019 inductees into the Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame will be honored on Sunday during a music-filled afternoon celebration at the Rapids Theatre.

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ALBANY — New York allies of President Donald Trump, led by state GOP Chairman Nick Langworthy, are cranking up the heat on upstate congressional Democrats in swing districts in an effort to make them pay a political price for the impeachment inquiry now dominating discussion at the nation's …

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Two candidates turned in petitions and letters of interest and will be interviewed by the Lockport School Board to fill a vacancy on the board, Board President John Linderman said on Wednesday.

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Nearly four weeks into the United Auto Workers' strike against General Motors, employees are starting to feel the pinch of going without their regular paychecks.

The life and work of Louis Massignon, the ethical dilemma faced by vegetarians, and pitching new business ideas are topics left to be discussed during Niagara University’s October Speaker Series.  

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BATAVIA – For months, the Western Regional Off Track Betting Corp. has refused to release the names of people who attended Bills and Sabres games in luxury suites it leases from the teams. Today, the OTB relented and released 201 documents that purports to identify ticket recipients.

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Representatives from the Lockport Police Department expect to receive new body cameras city officers by the end of the month.

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A plan to breathe new life into the old Tuscarora Club property in Lockport receives a boost on Wednesday from the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency.

Niagara Falls police have arrested a suspect who wore paper and plastic bags in an attempt to disguise his identity while carrying out a trio of robberies.

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A Falls man faces multiple felony animal cruelty charges after police accused him of cutting the ears off seven American Bully puppies.

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Four residents of Lockport City School District have picked up petition forms indicating their interest in filling a vacancy on the school board.

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Niagara County lawmakers who want to know why a political mailer was sent en masse to local media organizations by a government employee through his work email address are calling for an investigative committee with subpoena power to be formed.

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ALBANY — An advocacy group fighting the legalization of recreational marijuana in New York says state leaders should immediately suspend the dispensing of cannabis-infused vaping products at medical clinics.

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The Police Board of Commissioners has called for a special meeting on Oct. 18 to discuss the police chief search.

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Fifth Ward Alderman Rick Abbott has resigned from the city fire board because of a health issue, he announced Monday. 

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The Common Council scheduled an Oct. 16 public hearing on a proposed local law that would authorize billing of insurance carriers for emergency services rendered by Lockport Fire Department at accident scenes in the city.

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DETROIT — Contract talks aimed at ending a 21-day strike by the United Auto Workers against General Motors have taken a turn for the worse, hitting a big snag over product commitments for U.S. factories, a union official wrote in an email to members.

Community Missions, Inc. and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will again join to host the ninth annual Interfaith Community Prayer Service at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

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A survey of school board members from across New York found a majority supporting delaying the start time for high schools in an attempt to accommodate the needs of a typical high schoolers sleeping cycle, and local educators say the proposal is doable but presents some challenges. 

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Niagara County will receive nearly half a million dollars in federal funding through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to assist in the clean up of contaminated former industrial properties. 

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Christine A.Best, of Lockport, entered into rest October 10, 2019. Christine enjoyed playing cards, going to the racetrack, cooking and spending time with her family. Wife of the late Ronald L.Best who passed away in 1988. Mother of Annette (Lawrence) Stanton, Christopher Best, Bridget Best …

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, October 19th, 2019, at Mariners Landing, 1540 Frankin Street, Olcott, NY from 2 to 4 PM.

Christine enjoyed playing cards, going to the racetrack, cooking and spending time with her family. Wife of the late Ronald L. Best, who passed away in 1988. Mother of Annette (Lawrence) Stanton, Christopher Best, Bridget Best (Jessica Stanton) and Molly Best; grandmother of Larry II, Victor…

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