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Mike Desmond / WBFO News

New York State's government is in bad shape, but there is so much secrecy it is hard to tell how bad. That was the message Wednesday night, as two public interest groups were honored for trying to open government and uncover what is there.

'Big Shot' heading to Old Fort Niagara

Aug 10, 2018
Old Fort Niagara

The 33rd “Big Shot” community photo project will focus on Old Fort Niagara next month.

"The Economic Impact of Tourism in New York" / Tourism Economics

New York State has released its Tourism Economics research study for 2017, which provides analyses on the economic impact of tourism across the state, and the numbers are positive once again.

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Niagara SPCA has a new Executive Director. He is North Tonawanda native and nonprofit executive Tim Brennan, and he plans to start work September 1.

Eastern Niagara Hospital

Lockport Mayor Anne McCaffrey has been named president and chief executive officer at Eastern Niagara Hospital. The appointment comes as Kaleida is finalizing the process to become an "active parent" of ENH.

Public safety advisory for Olcott Beach

Jul 19, 2018

The Niagara County Department of Health has issued a beach advisory at Olcott Beach, located in Olcott, and is expected to remain in effect until further notice.

Hazmat crews were called to the Niagara County Courthouse at 175 Hawley Street in Lockport Monday afternoon, after a white powdery substance was discovered on an envelope delivered by the U.S. mail.

A Wheatfield man jailed on a kidnapping charge has been released and a new suspect is behind bars.

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While much has been made recently about apparent conflicts of interest at the highest levels of the federal government, a new report is placing the spotlight on the potential for such conflicts on the local level. In a review of the financial disclosure forms required for elected officials in 10 area government entities, the Buffalo Niagara Coalition for Open Government found some troubling inconsistencies.

Niagara County Sheriff's Office

A Niagara County man has been charged with criminally negligent homicide in the fatal drug overdose of his sister.

A body found in the East Otto Forest Saturday has been positively identified as missing person Rudy Ray Rockett and authorities say his death is being treated as a homicide.

USDA conducting Fruit Fly surveys this year

May 21, 2018
Niagara County Sheriff

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will be conducting survey work in Niagara County this year to assess the presence of the European Cherry Fruit Fly.

Niagara County Police are investigating a fatal accident that happened in Cambria late Monday night.

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New York has commitments for $670 million on extending broadband service to every part of the state to meet a promise by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Sen. Rob Ortt says that is well and good, but he wants to know where money has been spent and where it will be spent.

The New York State Health Department has issued a warning about potential exposure to measles in Niagara, Genesee, Livingston and Chemung counties.

File Photo / Lockport Police

Nearly $3 million in additional relief funding is going to communities in five upstate New York counties along Lake Ontario to help them recover from last year's flooding.

Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority

As the nation marks Sunshine Week, the Buffalo Niagara Coalition for Open Government is releasing its report card on the websites of local governments - and the grades are not good.

Five Star Urgent Care

Niagara County has a new urgent care option. Five Star Urgent Care cut the ribbon on its new facility at 7432 Niagara Falls Blvd. in Niagara Falls Wednesday and is now serving walk-ins and other patients from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily.

New York State Comptroller's Office

When the final figures came out in sales tax collections across New York in 2017, there was good news for county governments in Western New York and for some cities.

WBFO News file photo by Eileen Buckley

Niagara County emergency crews were called to Lewiston-Porter High School Tuesday morning.

Old Fort Niagara receives new fire equipment

Jan 31, 2018
Old Fort Niagara

If you’ve ever been to Old Fort Niagara, perhaps you can picture the narrow 19th-century gateways that lead into the popular Youngstown tourist attraction. Getting fire equipment into the fort has long been a problem for local firefighters.

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New York City's subway system handles about 5.7 million riders every weekday, more than 10 times the combined daily ridership of all other public transportation systems in the rest of New York State. But upstate systems face many of the same challenges - plus an added hurdle: getting more state funding at a time when the downstate transit woes get all the attention.

Niagara County Sheriff's Office

A North Tonawanda man has been accused of stabbing a family member in the neck.

Heritage Moments: For the Tuscarora, an end to wandering, at Niagara

Jan 2, 2018
Princeton University Library

Before there were the Six Nations, there were only the Five – the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and Seneca, who all lived between the Hudson and Genesee rivers in what is now New York State. The Five Nations knew little of the Tuscarora people, who lived far to the south, in what is today North Carolina.


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

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is looking for help identifying a body found over the summer.

Chris Caya WBFO News

A free shuttle service has given some local businesses a shot in the arm. A new report shows the Discover Niagara Shuttle had a $35 million economic impact in Niagara County in 2016.

Members of local gun groups may be aware of the new mandate for pistol recertification, but many average gun owners are not.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

The driver of the tanker truck with a cargo of refrigerated hydrogen that sprung a leak after hitting a light pole has been ticketed by police.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

It was a tense 20 hours in the Town of Niagara after a tanker truck full of liquid hydrogen had an accident in a local parking lot.

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