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Gov. Andrew Cuomo discussed the state's plans for dealing with the anticipated spread of the novel coronavirus while confirming Friday that four New Yorkers were under isolation as their cases were tested by U.S. Centers for Disease Control. 

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LOCKPORT -- Attorneys for the accused killer of Mandy Steingasser have asked a Niagara County Court judge to allow them to argue to a jury that another man may, in fact, be her killer.

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The eight Republican county chairs of the 27th New York Congressional District will be interviewing candidates on Saturday, but where and when is still a mystery. 

State dairy farmers are finally making more for their milk than it costs to produce, after years when the price was less than the cost of production, but it’s nothing like 2014.

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ALBANY — An influential Democratic state senator who helped slow down last year's push for legal marijuana said Thursday he will back the legislation this year, but only if at least 25% of the revenue goes to substance abuse treatment.

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Former city finance director Scott Schrader said he went to the treasurer's office inside city hall on Wednesday because he had a question about an issue related to his paycheck. 

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WHEATFIELD — Neal Turvey wants to give kids in Niagara County a place to hang out that also keeps them active, and that's the goal he's hoping to achieve at Niagara International Sports and Entertainment. 

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ALBANY -- A steady and dramatic slide in the number of New York prison inmates over the past two decades is being cited by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his plan to close an unspecified number of prisons.

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Poor communication, mistrust and dysfunction, stemming from the agency’s tortured history, have combined to create yet another crisis for the SPCA of Niagara.

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LOCKPORT -- The Niagara County District Attorney says she will open a "special investigation" into a series of robocalls that targeted the newly elected chair of the Niagara County Legislature Rebecca Wydysh, and other Republican lawmakers, in the wake of the county's hiring of a former stat…

NORTH TONAWANDA — More than four months after a home invasion-style robbery at an apartment in the 400 block of North Avenue, members of the Niagara County Drug Task Force have announced an arrest — the victim of the crime.

SANBORN — Food insecurity has been targeted as an issue that affects nearly half of all college students, and can be a barrier to academic success and even affect graduation outcomes. A food pantry was established at Niagara County Community College in the fall of 2016 to address the growing…

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Tuesday’s city planning board meeting was packed with dozens of residents who expressed their thoughts on the best ways to use Reserved Areas in the city. 

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An attorney representing the Town of Cambria has sent a letter criticizing the state government for not appointing a Cambria representative to the state board in charge of approving a proposed solar energy project in the Cambria area.

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ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a $178 billion proposed budget Tuesday that would authorize the sale and taxation of marijuana, give public schools a modest boost in state aid, close an unknown number of prisons and seek to slow a Medicaid spending spiral.

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The Republican majority in the Niagara County Legislature made quick work Tuesday night of an attempt by Democratic lawmakers to bar county hiring of individuals who have been convicted of a sexual offense or whose actions resulted in the payment of a monetary settlement with taxpayer dollars.

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Republican state Sen. Rob Ortt is calling on Nate McMurray to give up his endorsement from the Working Families Party. 

U.S. senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to include funds in its upcoming budget for a study of vulnerable shoreline areas along Lake Ontario and other Great Lakes.

 ALBANY — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces a Tuesday deadline to release a budget proposal expected to address a looming $6 billion deficit fueled by soaring Medicaid costs.

Polla Milligan has the ashes of 27 dogs tucked away in a cabinet in her home.You might remember Polla from her days as a development director for the Niagara County SPCA. She left that job to follow a dream. But before I tell you about that dream, let me tell you a bit more about Polla.Since…

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo appears ready to set an April 28 special election — the same day as the state's presidential primary — to fill a congressional seat left vacant by a western New York Republican who has since been convicted of insider trading.

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The Lockport Planning Board will be holding a public hearing on Tuesday to gather input from residents on the best use for reserved areas of the city.

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The fate of a controversial wind turbine project proposed for the area of Somerset and Yates is still uncertain. 

ALBANY — Health care interests are giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to political parties as New York's Legislature gears up for fights over how to contain soaring Medicaid costs, state records show.

While the New York State Assembly considers legislation restricting those with a history of animal abuse from owning companion animals, a local lawmaker is urging the state to consider following Niagara County's lead in establishing an animal abuse registry. 

Niagara Falls fire officials say one man died Friday evening in a blaze at a home in the 2200 block of Weston Avenue. 

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The decision by a federal judge to send Republican businessman and former U.S. Rep. Chris Collins to prison for more than two years for insider trading drew sharp and swift responses from those who worked with him in congress and those who are hoping to replace him in an upcoming special election. 

A review board of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo on Friday announced the return to ministry of a pair of priests who were subject to allegations of sexual abuse involving a minor that could not be substantiated. 

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NEW YORK — A former congressman who was one of President Donald Trump’s first supporters was sentenced Friday to two years and two months in federal prison after admitting he helped his son and others dodge $800,000 in stock market losses when he learned that a drug trial by a small pharmace…

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