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Niagara County emergency crews were called to Lewiston-Porter High School Tuesday morning.

Investigative Post's Dan Tevlock

Sen. Charles Schumer was in Lewiston Monday, calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to resume cleanup of radioactive waste sites in Lewiston and Niagara Falls. Schumer said the EPA must continue to work with local community leaders and residents to develop a full remediation plan to clean up the affected properties.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

It has been more than 70 years since the end of World War II, but that does not mean debris of the war's industrial production has gone away.

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Lewiston Police say they have identified the cause of seven people falling ill at the town Post Office Wednesday.

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The Lewiston Post Office was evacuated for an early morning emergency Wednesday.

Old Fort Niagara

It’s sometimes called “the forgotten war,” and this weekend, local residents will have a chance to learn more about the War of 1812 in a unique way.

Photo by Mark Scott / WBFO News

The 15th annual Lewiston Jazz Festival wrapped up Saturday night with a performance by Curtis Stigers. The festival featured live music on four stages along Center Street.

Dan Telvock

The state has known for almost four decades that more than 60 properties are contaminated with radioactive waste in Niagara County and Grand Island.

A Niagara County man who lured and tortured women in his basement was sentenced today to 14 years in state prison.

Rich Wall

Western New York will be the setting for yet another independent film shoot. Crews will begin shooting “Morning Sun” on Tuesday.

A movement to recognize Native Americans on Columbus Day is attracting more cities around the nation.

Western New York Land Conservancy / WBFO News

A stretch of undeveloped land along the Niagara River in Lewiston is about $100,000 away from having a new owner. The Western New York Land Conservancy has nearly the full amount required to buy 29 acres from the Sister of St. Francis, to be maintained as a nature preserve.

Schumer urges federal funds for Lewiston-Queenston plaza

Apr 20, 2015
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is urging the federal government to provide $30 million to help a busy Western New York border crossing renovate and keep up with its traffic.

Lewiston man pleads not guilty to kidnap and torture

Oct 15, 2014
WBFO News File Photo

A Niagara County Grand Jury has handed down a 122 count indictment against a Lewiston man accused of kidnapping and torture.  67-year-old Iver Phallen pleaded not guilty during his arraignment yesterday. 

Lewiston businessman indicted by grand jury

Oct 8, 2014

A Lewiston businessman accused of kidnapping and torturing a woman in his home has reportedly been indicted by a grand jury.  Iver "Jay" Phallen was in Lewiston town court last night for the proceedings.

Chris Caya/WBFO News

Investigators with Lewiston and state police believe more people may have suffered at the hands of Iver  "Jay" Phallen and they're asking for the public's help. 

Police standoff ends peacefully in Lewiston

May 19, 2014
photo courtesy of New York State Police

A Lewiston man faces charges after a police standoff at his home Sunday afternoon.

Mount St. Mary's to join Catholic Health system

Apr 30, 2014

Mount St. Mary’s Hospital and Health Center in Lewiston is formally joining the Catholic Health system. The organizations have been affiliated for years through the Acension Health system, but now they’re making it official.

A dramatic piece of local history was reenacted Thursday night in Lewiston that was a result of the War of 1812.  Two-hundred years ago, the British captured Fort Niagara and then attacked and burned Lewiston.


The State Power Authority is making major renovations in the electrical generating plant in Lewiston, investing $460 million to rehabilitate its pump generators.

U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement

A long-lost diary kept by a former leader of the Nazi Party and recovered recently in Lewiston is now in the hands of federal authorities.

Artpark now charging for Tuesday concerts

Mar 20, 2012

For years, thousands of music lovers have enjoyed popular bands and free admission Tuesday summer nights at Artpark in Lewiston.  Too many people, according to some residents who have complained for years about overcrowding. 

So now, in an effort to control crowds while also continuing to attract national acts, Artpark will begin charging an admission fee of $5 to $15 dollars for the Tuesday in the Park series.  The shows, which run from June to September, have been free for years.  Wednesday nights concerts will still be free.