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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.

Niagara County being considered for Bills stadium

Apr 10, 2014
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Don't rule out Niagara Falls as a potential home of the Buffalo Bills.

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Any type of sustainable economic development has consistently passed over the City of Niagara Falls.  But Mayor Paul Dyster says there are eight big projects in the works and insists there will be changes to boost tourism. 

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There is a change of command taking place this morning at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.

Niagara Falls is getting some international attention and a Buffalo subway station is serving the backdrop for an independent film project.

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The path to promotion for four Niagara Falls Police officers appears to have been cleared.

As the state continues to upgrade its parks around Niagara Falls, officials are also looking to improve city parks.

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Niagara Falls residents with a city-owned vacant lot next door are getting a chance to buy the property.

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A charge of second-degree murder has been reduced for a North Carolina woman.

Press Pass: Time to strengthen tourism

Oct 28, 2013
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Major development projects are underway in Buffalo and in Niagara Falls. In this week's Press Pass conversation, WBFO's Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News reporter Brian Meyer discuss how economic development could spur tourism in the Cataract City.

Former resident Lois Gibbs remembers Love Canal

Oct 23, 2013
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Niagara Falls residents and activists commemorated the 35th anniversary of the historic Love Canal relocation on Tuesday.

Restored gaming revenue boost Falls police

Oct 21, 2013

The Niagara Falls Police Department can now start shopping for patrol vehicles for the first time in five years now that casino gambling payments have been received from the Seneca Nation of Indians.

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Niagara Falls Police are hoping to implement a new public safety program for the tourism season next year.

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Artpark has named a new director of development. Carrie Veltri has been named to the post after a national search.

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For Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, this might be a golden time for the hotel business in his city and a potential shot in the arm for employment.

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More help is on the way for the City of Niagara Falls.