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Two court buildings and a county office building in Niagara County were closed in the early afternoon Thursday because of phoned-in bomb threats.

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Vice President Mike Pence will be coming to Buffalo on October 17. He will be here to support local Republican incumbents and candiates.

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A Lockport real estate broker is facing up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine for not providing a lead paint warning notice to a property buyer.

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Groundbreaking on a new facility for the Lockport Family YMCA took place on Friday.

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Democrat Erin Cole does not consider herself a political person, but has been on a career track to run for political office for quite some time. The 46-year-old said the timing is now right for a run, and she intends to take on Clarence Republican Chris Collins.

The Historic Palace Theatre in Lockport has been awarded a $423,000 state grant to help with ongoing renovations. But the Palace is more than a theater—it also plays an important role in the city's economy.


Destination Niagara USA

The visitors to some wineries in Niagara County Wednesday will be a little different from the usual. They are workers from other tourist attractions around the county.

Niagara County Sheriff's Office

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is warning the public about funny money being passed locally.

W. Roberts, from Marco Paul's Voyages & Travels, Erie Canal by Jacob Abbott, 1852

New York State is planning to commemorate this year's 200th anniversary of the groundbreaking for the Erie Canal with a series of major events along the waterway.

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A 14-year-old Lockport boy has been sentenced to a year probation and psychiatric care, in response of his guilty plea of arson and burglary in connection to a massive tire recycling plant fire last August.

WBFO's Marian Hetherly

Sentencing has been delayed for a Niagara County teenager charged in a tire recycling plant fire that killed his friend.

A Lockport man has been charged with sex and drug trafficking and is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday morning before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kenneth Schroeder.

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A 14-year-old boy has pleaded guilty in Niagara County Family Court as part of a plea deal related to a massive recycling plant fire in Lockport that killed his teenage friend.

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Six people sustained minor injuries in a school bus-pickup truck collision Friday morning in Niagara County.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is planning to go ahead with cleaning up Eighteen Mile Creek in Lockport, but it will not be soon. It also is not clear the money to pay for the cleanup will be there.


A City of Tonawanda man has been sentenced to 2-4 years in prison for his role in a deadly boat crash on Ellicott Creek in June of 2015.

Lockport trio honored for purse snatcher takedown

Nov 18, 2016
New York State Police

Lockport college junior Daniel Bronson is being credited with taking down a purse snatcher.

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The office of State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has completed a review of the 2017 budget being proposed for the City of Lockport.

Man shot at Lockport 7-Eleven

Nov 5, 2016
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An overnight shooting in Lockport leaves one man injured.

WBFO's Marian Hetherly

Authorities say the 14-year-old boy accused of setting a massive fire at Lockport's tire recycling plant never told anyone his friend was trapped inside.

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A Lockport company has been fined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for violating chemical safety rules for handling the potentially deadly gas phosgene.

Niagara Falls man sent to hospital after arrest

Sep 25, 2016
New York State Police

A Niagara Falls man becomes unresponsive after getting arrested Saturday afternoon.

Massive Lockport fire where teen died deemed arson

Sep 8, 2016

Authorities confirm a fire that tore through a Lockport tire recycling plant earlier this month was intentionally set. Lockport mayor Anne McCaffrey announced Wednesday that the official cause of the blaze is arson.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency is looking for public comment on the cleanup of the Creek Corridor portion of the Eighteen Mile Creek Superfund Site in Lockport. A public hearing will be held Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m. at the 4-H Training Center on the Niagara County Fairgrounds.

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Firefighters are still monitoring the HTI Recycling building in Lockport, the scene of a huge blaze ignited Wednesday night.

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It is Firefighter's Day at the Erie County Fair.

Heritage Moments: Farm girl at the Lockport library, 7-year-old Joyce Carol Oates discovers books

Aug 1, 2016
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In all of world literature, few authors are as highly esteemed and abundantly prolific as Joyce Carol Oates. Several of her more than 40 novels and numerous short stories, essays, and poetry collections have won honors including the National Book Award, the O. Henry Award and the Pushcart Prize, and she herself was awarded the National Humanities Medal. From the early ’60s to today, her works have often been dark, brooding, even Gothic – but always revelatory and ineffably beautiful.


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Republican Assemblymember Jane Corwin announced Tuesday she will not seek reelection to a fifth term in the 144th district. Lockport attorney Michael Norris, a former Niagara County Republican elections commissioner, has announced he is running to fill that seat.

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Area radio host and journalist Scott Leffler is due back in court today on domestic violence charges.

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Lockport Police have arrested area radio host and journalist Scott Leffler in connection with a domestic incident.

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