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A new state-of-the-art warehouse and distribution facility with plans to create dozens of jobs has opened in the Town of Sanborn. The company, which serves the U.S. and Canadian markets, also purchased lots of land for future expansion. 

 

Lake Ontario Waterkeeper

Niagara County is still in a state of emergency. On Saturday, Niagara County firefighters along with other volunteers joined the Olcott Fire Company in an effort to combat rising waters along Lake Ontario.

$2.7M to fight gun violence awarded to WNY

Apr 19, 2017

New York State is awarding more than $13 million to help law enforcement agencies combat gun violence.

WBFO's Marian Hetherly

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

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An estimated 1800 to 1900 cardiovascular patients in Niagara County traveled to Erie County and beyond last year to seek the care they needed. Thanks to a newly opened cardiac catheterization lab, that number should drop significantly.


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The local economy could take a hit in the coming months if tourism drops off. A recent study by Tourism Economics projects that the U.S. will see more than 4 million fewer international visitors because of President Trump's travel bans.


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A man charged in a fatal shooting inside Buffalo's Anchor Bar has been convicted on unrelated federal firearm and drug charges. 

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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.

Niagara County Sheriff's Office

The recent flurry of wintry weather has brought with it renewed calls by the North Tonawanda Police union for Niagara County to rethink its centralized 911 system at the Sheriff's Department.

A conference that aims to reduce poverty in Niagara and Erie counties began Friday morning.

Investigative Post

The presence of radioactive waste in Niagara County may be more widespread than originally thought. That's the concern uncovered by Dan Telvock of Investigative Post. On WBFO's Press Pass, Telvock shares findings that highlight the troubling reality that property owners may be unaware of the presence of the radioactive waste.


Stephen Miller

When a volunteer fire company in a small rural town is dire need of funding to replace an aging fire truck, snaring state funding is often essential.

John Raymond was about to sell his home in Lewiston until Environmental Protection Agency officials showed up last spring armed with radiation detectors.


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

It has been more than 70 years since the end of World War II, but that does not mean debris of the war's industrial production has gone away.

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.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Community, public, labor and religious leaders are uniting to launch a pre-apprenticeship program that seeks to increase diversity in the Niagara Falls and Niagara County workforce.


Fatal Crash in Niagara County

Jul 23, 2016
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A car accident on Friday night killed one man and injured three others.

Dan Telvock

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer on Wednesday called on the federal Environmental Protection Agency to “move into a higher gear” and conduct a comprehensive assessment of radioactive hotspots in Niagara County and Grand Island.

People who face ongoing health conditions could benefit from attending self-management workshops, according to medical experts.

Dan Telvock

The state has known for almost four decades that more than 60 properties are contaminated with radioactive waste in Niagara County and Grand Island.


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To help fight the prescription drug epidemic, Niagara County is making it easier to dispose of old medications.

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At the White House Monday morning, President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Valor to 13 police officers noted for their bravery and valor while in the line of duty, including one from Western New York.

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The Wheatfield company that has been producing a favorite game-day snack for more than two decades is expanding.

Niagara County has its first known case of Zika virus. According to the county Health Department, the person was infected while traveling outside the country.

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A dangerous fugitive from Western New York has been taken into custody.

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A second case of rabies in Western New York this year has been identified.

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An estimated 4-point-4 million dollars will be divided among more than a dozen local agencies in Erie and Niagara Counties to improve transportation and mobility for senior citizens and people living with disabilities.

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A Niagara County state assemblyman announced Tuesday he is changing his party affiliation. John Ceretto is switching from the Republican to the Democratic conference.

Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Senator Robert Ortt along with other elected officials gathered in North Tonawanda Saturday to celebrate and call for the NFTA to reinstate two Niagara County bus routes.

There's word the bones discovered in a burlap sack floating in the waters near Fort Niagara are not human.

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