Niagara Falls

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.

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Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster appeared before the City Council Tuesday to deliver his budget. That's 11 months after a disaster budget, because the fight between Albany and the Seneca Nation had cut off the flow of casino revenues, depleting the city's cash.

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Local members of the state delegation will be hosting a tourism forum in Niagara Falls Monday. The lawmakers want to hear what ideas residents and business owners have for improving the Niagara County economy.

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A couple visiting from North Carolina has been arrested in a Niagara Falls murder.

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One small Niagara Falls business owner is taking her sweet treats and positive attitude nationwide. It doesn’t matter whether Owner of Niagara’s Honeymoon Sweets Marry Ann Hess is shaking hands with celebrities, molding chocolates or cutting hair, she’s gushing about western New York.

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Many Niagara Falls residents living along or near Buffalo Avenue will find their water service shut off temporarily on Tuesday.

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What's being called the largest non-casino development in Niagara Falls in more than 40 years is moving ahead. Governor Andrew Cuomo made the formal official announcement in the Falls Thursday morning.

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As it appeared feuding factions in Niagara Falls would destroy plans for a $25 million hotel complex, Governor Andrew Cuomo's long political reach may have saved the development.

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For State Senator George Maziarz, the web is the way to a new level of transparency on the way public money is spent. He is setting up a website to list how the City of Niagara Falls is spending its share of revenues from back payments to the Seneca Niagara Casino.

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Niagara Falls Police are reporting an early morning car crash that followed a volley of gun fire.

Press Pass: Falls politics stalls land deal

Aug 5, 2013
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According to Jim Fink of Business First, the development community is keeping tabs on the outcome of a land deal between the City of Niagara Falls and Mark Hamister. Fink says its the type of "dysfunctional" politics that has prevented the city from keeping up with the progress across the river at Niagara Falls, Ontario.

A Niagara Falls manufacturer that converts waste plastic into clean liquid fuel is teaming with art supplies brand Crayola to recycle old markers.

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There is a great deal of optimism for a better Niagara Falls after large check arrived Wednesday. The Seneca Nation of Indians and New York State delivered back payments of millions of dollars in casino revenues to Niagara Falls, Buffalo and Salamanca. Niagara Falls received $89 million.

Seneca casino cities receive long-delayed payments

Jul 31, 2013
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Governor Andrew Cuomo is making stops today in Niagara Falls, Buffalo, and Salamanca Wednesday to deliver casino revenue payments to three cities where the Seneca Nation operates gaming facilities.

The sewage treatment plant in Niagara Falls is back in operation a week after a severe storm knocked out the facility's pumps, sending more than 100 million gallons of wastewater into the Niagara River.

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A limited state of emergency was declared in the City of Niagara Falls  on Saturday as clean-up from Friday night's damaging storms continued.