Niagara Falls

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Governor Andrew Cuomo plans to spend some of the 'Buffalo Billion' to remove a one-mile stretch of the Robert Moses Parkway in downtown Niagara Falls. The project will fully restore access to areas along the Niagara River.

Coach USA Tour buses shut down by federal regulators

May 2, 2013

Coach USA Tour buses have been ordered off the road. The U.S. Department of Transportation says drivers for the Niagara Falls-based transit company falsified documents and that the company kept improper records.

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The Maid of the Mist tour boats have been working out of the American side of Niagara Falls for 167 years. Development has just resumed on the operation’s new maintenance dock, after delays caused by local opposition.

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A statewide referendum on whether to allow non-Indian casino gaming in New York may not be on the ballot this November. Governor Andrew Cuomo says this is not an ideal year for a public vote due to a lack of statewide political races that will bring voters to the polls.

Fire claims life of Niagara Falls woman

Apr 30, 2013

A 96-year-old Niagara Falls woman died Tuesday morning when a fire erupted at her Woodlawn Avenue house.

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Empire State Development approved funding for two upstate food and agriculture related measures in their meeting Friday.

Two from Massachusetts released after car check in Falls

Apr 19, 2013
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A vehicle with Massachusetts license plates was stopped and searched Friday morning in the City of Niagara Falls.

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The state's economic revitalization fund for the area may be called the "Buffalo Billion," but it was intended to spread out across the region. Some of the funding could help repurpose a mostly vacant large building in downtown Niagara Falls.

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Just days after announcing plans for a walk over the Grand Canyon, daredevil Nik Wallenda returned to Niagara Falls Friday.

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The Niagara Falls City Council has approved the next step in the $25 million plan to construct an International Railway Station.

Police: Niagara Falls man commits murder-suicide

Feb 26, 2013

Police in Niagara Falls say a man appears to have killed his girlfriend, then himself, in a house on 29th Street Monday night. 

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Gun buyback programs were offered in Niagara County for the first time on Saturday.

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It's looking more and more as if a major section of the Robert Moses Parkway in Niagara Falls will be removed along the edge of the Niagara Gorge.

A deteriorating and vacant building in a high-visibility location in Niagara Falls may soon be a luxury hotel.

A Niagara Falls school was evacuated this morning after a chlorine gas leak gave off possible noxious fumes in the school's swimming pool area.

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One of the world's most notorious toxic dump sites is making headlines once again following a sewer incident. Today, The Buffalo News continues its two-part series on the site. 

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As the financial losses continue to mount for the City of Niagara Falls, Mayor Paul Dyster is welcoming Governor Cuomo's plans for more casinos.

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Niagara Falls may be in tough fiscal straits because the Seneca Nation isn't paying its required share of casino revenues, but Mayor Paul Dyster at his State of the City message Thursday said things are getting a little better.

A former Niagara Falls city official has pleaded guilty to a federal corruption charge.

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Rep. Brian Higgins is calling for the removal of yet another section of Western New York highway in a call to restore waterfront access.

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The state's top fiscal watchdog appeared in Niagara Falls on Monday to outline an already dismal budget picture.

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The budget battle in Niagara Falls continues.

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A Cuomo administration official says a deal has been struck to keep the iconic Maid of the Mist scenic tour boats running from the New York side at Niagara Falls.

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The budget challenges faced by the City of Niagara Falls could be jeopardizing the efficacy of one of the city's most productive assets.

Toddler shot in Niagara Falls drive-by

Nov 27, 2012

A child believed to be around three years old was shot in the face during a drive-by shooting at a Niagara Falls convenience store Tuesday afternoon.

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Niagara Falls will be getting the latest in high-tech crime fighting under a program that may eventually bring in millions of dollars to deal with rising crime.

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Residents in the City of Niagara Falls will have to wait until at least next week before getting a glimpse of the city's 2013 budget.

Mayor Paul Dyster announced on Friday that presentation of the budget will be delayed until at least Monday. Dyster claims that the financial challenges facing the Falls are making it imperative that the budget be carefully planned.

He claims that more time is needed to get the budget right.

Dyster calls it a "disaster budget" and a "dire" situation.

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The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency has approved tax assistance for a company that plans reopen the historic Niagara Hotel.

JSK International Corp. plans to fully restore the hotel at 201 Rainbow Boulevard in the City of Niagara Falls.  JSK was approved for a 10-year sales tax abatement program of a little more than $3 million.

Niagara IDA chairman Henry Sloma tells WBFO News the assistance will allow the company to fully restore the hotel on Rainbow Boulevard.

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The October 1 deadline came and went without a proposed budget from Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, the first late budget for the Cataract City in 11 years.

Mayor Dyster sent a letter to the City Council yesterday afternoon informing them that he needed more time to complete the budget process.    

Dyster points out the casino compact dispute between the state and the Seneca Nation of Indians has shortchanged the city nearly $60 million over the past three years.

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The reconstruction project on Lewiston Road in Niagara Falls will soon begin again.

A State Supreme Court Judge sided with the city in a lawsuit that idled the project. Contractor Man O'Trees filed suit against the city amongst many other parties, claiming that the reconstruction project was misrepresented and should have been a remediation project because of the levels of radioactive material found at the site.

The judge's ruling will allow the City Council to select a new contractor on Monday for the work to continue.