Niagara Falls

Amtrak and the City of Niagara Falls have reached an agreement on a lease deal for space in the city's new transportation center. 

Niagara Falls Dept. of Economic Development

The city of Niagara Falls is ramping up its effort to attract new growth. In the latest effort, city officials hosted its first "Developer's Forum" on Thursday.


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State rail inspectors found some critical problems on a CSX rail line running through downtown Buffalo and on to Niagara Falls, which carries six Amtrak passenger trains each day.


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The Muslim community in Niagara Falls will soon have a brand new mosque. The $1 million project was approved by the city’s planning board at a meeting this past week.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

It was a record summer for the tourist industry in Niagara Falls, say officials who assist visitors in the Cataract City. As we head into the fall and winter months, the challenge is to keep guests coming.


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.

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Much of Downtown Niagara Falls was blocked off Monday as police from six agencies probed a large backpack apparently abandoned next to an important electrical structure.  The all-clear was given following a tense inspection of the pack.


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When Niagara Falls goes to borrow $5 million later this year, the city will do so with an improved credit rating. The Wall Street ratings agency Fitch has improved the city's credit rating from triple-B to Triple-B plus.


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The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is offering Metro Bus and Rail riders a nice reward for sharing their thoughts on its new fare system. The old one is being replaced with technology.


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Niagara Falls mayor Paul Dyster has issued a Bloom Notice for a portion of Hyde Park Lake.

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Imagine cruising over Kazakhstan, along the Russian border, at 530 miles per hour in a loaded 300,000-pound KC-135 military aircraft during winter. Not an everyday experience. Soon there will be no need to fly halfway around the world to train pilots under such conditions.

Amtrak finds new home in Niagara Falls

Jul 31, 2016
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The City of Niagara Falls is getting a new Amtrak train station.

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There is a new push underway in Ontario for a hotel tax, the latest call coming from the mayor of Niagara Falls. Any such tax would need the approval of the provincial government. Toronto's mayor has already had talks with the province and a hotel tax could be just months away.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

It's a work of masonry that is the sole survivor of a fire which destroyed its original home. It stood along a critical trade route that predates European settlers. Now, the Old Stone Chimney stands overlooking the upper Niagara River and leaders are encouraging both tourists and local citizens to check out the unique piece of history.

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Tourists who flock to Niagara Falls every year have a new reason to stay a little longer. An old attraction has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation designed to also help local students. 


Heritage Moments: Harriet Tubman crosses the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge

Jun 6, 2016
Tubman c. 1871-76, photographed by Harvey B. Lindsley; Library of Congress Print and Photographs Division

In 2015, the Secretary of the Treasury announced that a woman would be featured on U.S. paper currency for the first time. Even though several women were under consideration, it was immediately clear who it should be — Harriet Tubman.


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A big, green superhero was seen around Niagara Falls today. Well, he wasn't green today.

Lou Ferrigno - of "The Incredible Hulk" fame - made stops on this side of the border and to the north, as the Niagara Falls Comic Con prepared to open this afternoon.

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Hamister Group has secured the funding to move forward with its long-awaited 128-room Hyatt Place Hotel in Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls renews community policing effort

May 31, 2016
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Business owners in Niagara Falls could soon get a visit from the police. But the purpose of the officers' visit will be to say hello and find out more about any concerns for the neighborhood.


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A little over a year ago, the City of Niagara Falls got serious about its curbside recycling program that, for years, was among the worst in Western New York. Although the city hasn’t quite reached the national average, it has improved enough to outpace the City of Buffalo. Investigative Post reporter Dan Telvock reviewed the two programs and found that sometimes, one clever idea and a simple change in the law can make a big difference.


An injured hiker rescued from the Niagara Glen is recovering from non-life-threatening injuries today.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Niagara Falls mayor Paul Dyster announced the first ten projects of the 2016 road paving season on Monday, and revealed three projects that will soon seek bids from contractors.


Niagara Falls Attraction Reopens

May 22, 2016

A popular Niagara Falls, Ontario attraction reopened it's doors this weekend.

Discover Niagara Shuttle set to debut May 26

May 20, 2016
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Both tourists and local residents will have free access to more than a dozen attractions along the Lower Niagara River when a new two-year pilot project gets underway for the summer and early autumn months.


Heritage Moments: Tesla at Niagara — the weird genius who powered the world

Apr 11, 2016
Library of Congress; photograph by Napoleon Sarony

He was always an odd boy given to strange obsessions, but the fevered vision that came to Nikola Tesla at 15 stuck with him for years. Bedridden with malaria, the young Serb opened a book to an engraving of Niagara Falls and, in his delirium, had a shimmering apparition: the rushing waters were turning a gigantic wheel, powering great factories and entire cities.


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The sagging Canadian dollar is apparently good for Canadian tourism as stronger currencies like the U.S. dollar let tourists get bargains in everything from hotel rooms to that new outlet mall in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

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Thousands flocked to Buffalo's Broadway Market last week in the days leading up to Easter. For the rest of the year, however, large crowds are rare. The disparity has prompted Jim Fink of Business First to wonder, "Is the Broadway Market in 2016 viable?"


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The unseasonably mild winter has paved the way for what cruise operators are calling the earliest-ever launch of boat excursions at Niagara Falls.

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Seeing, hearing and feeling Niagara Falls for the first time is an awe-inspiring experience, even for visitors today who have viewed images of the mighty cataract all their lives before finally setting eyes on it. Multiply that sense of awe a thousand times and we can only begin to know what Father Louis Hennepin felt in the winter of 1678-79 when he stumbled through the woods and stood at the brink of Niagara.


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The push is on to install brighter lights to shine on Niagara Falls.  The move would replace the current lights which are nearly 75-years-old.


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