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Work has started on a new exhibit for rare Humboldt Penguins at the Niagara Aquarium,  a $3.3 million project that represents the largest capital investment at the attraction in a half-century.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has backed away from a proposal to build a privately operated lodge on a state-owned island near the brink of Niagara Falls.

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Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster is responding to Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposal to build a lodge on Goat Island.

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During his Monday visit to Niagara Falls to cut the ribbon on another hotel, Gov. Andrew Cuomo proclaimed that the best is yet to come for the Cataract City.


A popular tourist attraction north of the border is again under fire over how it treats its animals. Marineland is facing six new charges of animal cruelty.

Angelo Morinello

Angelo Morinello, who defeated three-term incumbent John Ceretto, took his oath of office Tuesday as the new representative of the New York State Assembly's 145th District. He was joined by another new Niagara County Assemblymember, Mike Norris of Lockport.

Niagara Falls Fire Department

Investigators found a dead body among the rubble of a house fire in Niagara Falls overnight.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has awarded $3.5 million for the final design of the Niagara Gorge Project. 

Niagara Falls Police Department

A Niagara Falls patrol officer has resigned, as she faced being fired for her suspected involvement in a Cataract City drug ring.

Two local men with previous child pornography convictions have pleaded guilty to more charges.

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The United States Postal Service is preparing for the busy holiday season by extending Saturday hours today and next weekend.

New York State Governor's Office

Western New York is getting $62 million for approved projects in the latest round of state spending from the regional economic development councils. The projects benefiting range from rebuilding a section of Niagara Street to a culinary arts training program in Cattaraugus County.

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Just after six tonight in Niagara Falls, a new system will be used to illuminate the American and Horseshoe Falls. Mark Thomas, Chairman of the Illumination Board, says $4 million in improvements will offer a brighter and more colorful evening display.


Meet the man who turned off the American Falls.

Col. Amos Wright is a retired US Army solider and engineer.  He and his wife Gloria live in Provo, Utah, where he spends time perfecting his golf game.


Parks officials in New York are planning a project of historic significance: temporarily shutting off the American Falls.

That will dramatically alter a natural wonder that attracts millions of tourists from around the world.

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. 


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