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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.


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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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The Taste of Buffalo and the Rolling Stones concert will be bringing large crowds to the region this weekend.

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More folks are visiting Niagara Falls and other parts of Niagara County.

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A Newfane teacher is looking to clear his name after legal charges against him were dropped.

Authorities revisiting missing child cold case

May 14, 2015
Niagara County Sheriff

Authorities are once again trying to solve the case of a 2-year-old boy who went missing from his Niagara County home more than 30 years ago.

Schumer urges federal funds for Lewiston-Queenston plaza

Apr 20, 2015
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is urging the federal government to provide $30 million to help a busy Western New York border crossing renovate and keep up with its traffic.

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A pilot program that would cut NFTA fares in half for two years is being touted as a way to strengthen the local transit system.

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