Niagara Falls

A new collaboration between the Great Lakes Commission and Lawrence Technological University in Michigan takes aim at sewer overflows that are polluting the Great Lakes.


The Niagara Falls Board is advising residents in the city of Niagara Falls to boil their water before using, after a water line ruptured allowing dirty water to enter the system.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

A plan to restore the Niagara River Gorge’s original plant habitat will be unveiled Monday night in Niagara Falls.

A Niagara Falls man is facing up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine after pleading guilty to heroin charges.

Fallsview Sound & Light Show

Niagara Falls, ON is offering the region -and the world - light as the long hours of winter darkness increase. Preparations are underway for the 35th Winter Festival of Lights.

Marineland

Marineland has filed a lawsuit against the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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.

Niagara County Sheriff's Office

The Niagara Falls Airport is closed and variety of emergency agencies remain on scene in Niagara Falls Tuesday, where a tanker leaking refrigerated hydrogen is a flammable, explosive hazard to the area.

National Public Radio

Niagara County is looking to the public for help in solving crimes, by registering their security cameras with the county.

Niagara Falls.ca

The Niagara Falls, ON Council meets Tuesday night and is expected to demand the Niagara Falls, NY Water Board do something to stop overflows of sewage into the Niagara River that borders the United States and Canada.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

New York State is working through its Parks 2020 plan, a $900 million shopping list of renovations and improvements for the state's vast network of parks. Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey says it is working and why parks attendance has risen from 57 million to 69 million this year.

Niagara Parks Police Service

Niagara Parks Police say a 10-year-old boy was injured Sunday after failing from a railing on the Niagara Gorge.

Michael Mroziak/WBFO News

The former South Junior High School in Niagara Falls is being transformed into a mixed-use space known as Niagara City Lofts.

Capt. Rod MacDonald has been piloting Niagara Falls tour boats for 29 years. He's seen a lot on the Maid of the Mist -- from anniversary celebrations to fatal jumps over Horseshoe Falls.

But some things stay the same: He wants his passengers to experience the falls up close. And he wants to keep them safe amid the swirling, churning waters. 

Investigative Post's Dan Tevlock

Sen. Charles Schumer was in Lewiston Monday, calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to resume cleanup of radioactive waste sites in Lewiston and Niagara Falls. Schumer said the EPA must continue to work with local community leaders and residents to develop a full remediation plan to clean up the affected properties.

Yet another discharge of cloudy black water was seen in the Niagara River Monday morning, just below Niagara Falls.

WBFO file photo

The Niagara Falls Water Board is facing more criticism from state regulators following another unplanned discharge from its wastewater treatment plant late Wednesday afternoon.

Tech. Sgt. Steph Sawyer / Niagara Falls Air Reserve Base

More than 200 New York Army National Guard soldiers are off on a nine-month mission to train Ukrainian soldiers.

Flipperless seal joining NF aquarium

Sep 22, 2017
Marine Mammal Stranding Center

A harbor seal whose rear flipper had to be amputated after being struck by a boat has recovered and is headed to the Niagara Falls aquarium.

Major water main break at NF chemical plant

Sep 22, 2017
Niagara Falls Mayor's office

The Niagara Falls Water Board said it detected a water main break on the Goodyear chemical plant property in the City of Niagara Falls late Thursday night, which resulted in a loss of system pressure affecting local residential and commercial water customers in the service area.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A two-year project to improve the ecological quality of a lake in the heart of Niagara Falls, New York, is at its completion, participants said Wednesday.


Niagara Falls City School District

For eight years, a case has wandered through New York's court system: impoverished small cities suing Albany, saying the state's system for allocating school aid is not fair to them. The districts and their lawyers are not giving up, appealing a dismissal of their cases.

Tech. Sgt. Stephanie Sawyer / 914th Air Refueling Wing

The 914th in Niagara Falls has a new commander. Col. Mark Larson took command of the Refueling Wing from Col. Brian Bowman Sunday during a change of command ceremony.

NF woman pleads guilty to stealing by fraud

Sep 6, 2017

A Niagara Falls woman has pleaded guilty to forging her mother's signature in order to get her deceased stepfather's death benefits.

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Nearly 250 Niagara Falls residents cast their votes in the city's first-ever participatory budgeting project.

The topic of sewage discharges is back in the spotlight again in Niagara Falls and surrounding areas.


WBFO File Photo

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos Friday announced that the Niagara Falls Water Board violated water quality standards as a result of an August 15 combined sewer overflow discharge that caused a substantial visible contrast to the natural conditions in the Niagara River. The state issued a Notice of Violation to the water board.

NF Water Board stops discharging sediment

Aug 24, 2017
Maid of the Mist

The Niagara Falls Water Board said it is making changes per the investigation by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

NIAGARA FALLS, NY - An environmental alert was issued by the New York State Alert system early Wednesday morning advising residents of a sewer discharge in the Niagara River near the popular American Falls.


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