Niagara Falls

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The first of several new hotels planned for downtown Niagara Falls celebrated its grand opening Thursday.

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One of the region's oldest and most popular tourist attractions kicked off its 2015 season Friday morning. Maid of the Mist boats are once again ferrying passengers to the base of Niagara Falls.

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The Niagara Falls Water Board would like some of the $200 million in the new state budget for grants to aging water systems across New York.

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A deadly shooting took place early this morning in Niagara Falls.

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Thousands of Niagara Falls residents are being advised to keep the water trickling.

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Niagara Falls is not completely frozen over, but the snow and ice that's blanketed the area has made it a sight to see.  Photos of the wintry Falls have been trending across social media sites, gaining national media attention and attracting folks to see for themselves.

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A New York State Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert has been issued for a Niagara Falls resident.

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The mayor of Niagara Falls isn't getting very far with his call to offer free booze to gamblers in order to boost the number of visitors at Ontario casinos. The proposed moved was a bid to stem the continuing loss of gambling revenues.

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The Guitar Drop on New Year's Eve at the Niagara Falls Hard Rock Cafe will go on as planned this year.

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The Niagara Falls City Council will decide on Monday whether or not body cameras will be purchased for the city's police force.

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A project meant to restore public access to the Niagara Falls waterfront is now a reality. State and local officials kicked off the removal of a one-mile stretch of the Robert Moses Parkway Wednesday.


Lighting companies around the world are being asked to design a new lighting plan for Niagara Falls.

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Governor Cuomo is dismissing claims that his office contributed to a state commission’s failings to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. WBFO asked Cuomo about a new controversy Friday during the governor’s visit to Niagara Falls for a get-out-the-vote rally.

The mood at the event held at the Como Restaurant on Pine Avenue was upbeat, with Cuomo running mate Kathy Hochul urging  nearly 200 supporters to get to the polls Tuesday.

Fashion Outlets unveils $71 million expansion

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The new wing of the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA made its public debut Thursday. The $71 million expansion brings 35 new tenants with 15 more to come in 2015.

The American Red Cross is providing support to as many as 40 families today following an early morning blaze at a multiple-unit apartment complex in Niagara Falls.

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Leadership Niagara is hosting an overnight event in Niagara Falls tonight with the idea of engaging conversation about the area's growing problem with poverty and homelessness. 

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Niagara Falls is looking for new ways to deal with a sudden surge in violent crime. The subject was debated at length Tuesday night at New Hope Baptist Church.

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Now that the expensive fire is nearly extinguished at a Niagara Falls cardboard manufacturing plant, operations are slowly returning to normal.

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Windy conditions helped turn a Niagara Falls industrial fire into a challenge for firefighters on Saturday.

Crisis negotiators worked through the night to convince a Canadian man who was threatening to jump over Niagara Falls to return to safety.

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You can once again walk a historic trail in Niagara Falls State Park and soon, there may be more bikes and biking trails to go with the Green Trolley system serving tourists.

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A preferred developer has been chosen to transform the former Rainbow Centre mall in Niagara Falls into a major mixed-use complex. 

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An increase in gun violence and crime in Niagara Falls triggered the launch of "saturation patrols" on Friday night.

Niagara Falls is joining the the push to end homelessness of veterans. It's part of a national push from the Federal Housing and Urban Development Department.

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Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. received a $30,000 grant from the Patrick P. Lee Foundation Tuesday. The funds will be used to purchase a year’s worth of food for its community soup kitchen located in Niagara Falls.

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The Drug Enforcement Administration kicked off its second annual Game Changers basketball training program Monday. The program aims to reduce violent crime and drug related issues among area youth.

More than 2,000 of Canada's mayors and senior municipal leaders will gather in Niagara Falls over the next two days. They're taking part in the annual conference of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. WBFO's Dan Karpenchuk looks at some of the issues that top the agenda.

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Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster says the city will be "making up for lost time" this construction season.

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During a stop in Niagara Falls, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer pledged Monday to fight a plan that could cut off vital funding for the city.

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Niagara Falls resident Eula McCray was arrested last week on multiple charges for forcing her teenage daughter into a fight.