Niagara Falls

The Niagara County SPCA has made the decision to cease non-emergency animal control services to the City of Niagara Falls, effective July 15. 

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A Niagara Falls teenager has pleaded guilty to last year's killing of a 5-year-old girl whom he was babysitting.

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A major investment is being made at the Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls, both inside and out.

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Some big-name Hollywood stars are in Niagara Falls Thursday shooting scenes for an upcoming movie.

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You could say streets in Niagara Falls are being paved with casino money.  Mayor Paul Dyster says he will ask the City Council to approve a second round of street re-paving projects now that a deal has been reached between the state and the Seneca Nation of Indians over the operation of the tribe's three Western New York casinos. 

The agreement announced last week means $89-million in slot machine revenue for Niagara Falls. 

Dyster says the city has been forced to limit road projects in recent years because of a lack of casino money.

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Chinese tourists are traveling the world and visiting Niagara Falls, Ontario, but they're not spending a lot of time in the Canadian Cataract City. Now, there is a push on to change that.

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With the Seneca Nation refusing to send checks for the state's share of casino cash to Albany, Niagara Falls continues to be squeezed fiscally because it's not getting its share.  The city is now squeezing every dollar to put off a crisis.

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A  drug raid in Niagara Falls has nabbed a suspected dealer along with 13 other people.

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Voters across Western New York are heading to the polls Tuesday to decide on school budgets and candidates in a number of districts. WBFO's Eileen Buckley has more on budget votes in the City of Niagara Falls and Clarence.

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The federal government is launching a new campaign to draw more international visitors to the region.

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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.