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A Lockport man has been sentenced to two years of probation for brandishing a gun during a car crash.

The state Senate is scheduled to vote on a bill Wednesday that would impose a two-year moratorium on all biometric technology in New York schools. That would include facial recognition technology like the new security system activated in the Lockport City School District earlier this year.

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The Environmental Protection Agency said its Superfund program is doing well in New York State, including Tonawanda Coke and the 18 Mile Creek area in Niagara County.

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An alliance of Republican lawmakers was in a Lockport heavy industry plant Tuesday pushing to reopen Western New York, as three regions of the state prepare to start opening later this week.

The Niagara County Sheriff's Department has identified the man struck and killed by a vehicle in the Town of Lockport Tuesday evening.

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Instead of chopping the State Barge Canal into different sections and perhaps closing some, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to spend on the canal for tourism, reducing flooding and improving irrigation for Niagara County farmers.

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A building severely damaged in a sensational Lockport arson fire in August 2016 will be partially coming back under a plan unanimously approved by the city Planning Board Monday evening.

Drama in Lock 69 / Lee Williams, Lockport, NY

Twelve images that capture the beauty and character of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor have been selected as winners of the 14th Annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest. Judges selected first-, second- and third-place photographs from nearly 250 entries and another 12 photographs received honorable mention.

Lockport's Verizon data center continues to grow

Sep 19, 2019
Chris Caya WBFO News

One of the greenest data centers on Earth is located about 25 miles north of downtown Buffalo in Niagara County. As WBFO's Chris Caya reports, it's undergoing another expansion and creating more jobs.

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Eastern Niagara Hospital is making more cuts to services and employees, as it attempts to close a $10 million deficit.

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The city of Lockport's business district is getting a shot in the arm from Albany. The state is awarding the city $10 million for several downtown revitalization projects.

New York Civil Liberties Union

Lockport City Schools are testing a facial recognition system intended to spot potentially dangerous intruders, but state officials are among those raising privacy concerns.

Eastern Niagara Health System has announced a “2020 Transformation Plan” that will expand some services and cut others.

A Lockport man has pleaded guilty to five counts of sex trafficking.

Lockport Police have arrested a 15-year-old in connection with a bomb threat Monday.

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The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is reporting the arrest of a Medina woman in connection with a robbery at a supermarket in Lockport.

Reward offered in Lockport animal abuse case

Jan 11, 2019
Niagara County Sheriff's Department

Over the course of the last few days, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office has been contacted by several concerned citizens in regards to the torture and killing of two dogs found on Wilson Road in Lockport. A reward is now offered for an arrest and conviction.

Erie Canal locks restoration gets $1.2M funding stream

Jan 2, 2019
Bergmann Associates

Two of Lockport’s original Erie Canal locks are getting a $1.2 million facelift.

Oath

The Oath data center in Lockport, which is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Verizon Communications, is planning on adding a third facility to its already 250-member workforce.

Historic Palace Theatre

New York State will provide low-cost electricity to 22 businesses, non-profits and other organizations around the state in exchange for promises to create or retain jobs. Unifrax's recently opened facility in Tonawanda and the Historic Palace Theater in Lockport are among the beneficiaries this year.

Eastern Niagara Hospital

Lockport Mayor Anne McCaffrey has been named president and chief executive officer at Eastern Niagara Hospital. The appointment comes as Kaleida is finalizing the process to become an "active parent" of ENH.

A teenager was fatally stabbed in Lockport Sunday night.

Niagara County Sheriff's Office

A Niagara County man has been charged with criminally negligent homicide in the fatal drug overdose of his sister.

A Lockport man is facing 5-40 years in prison for selling fentanyl-laced heroin, while a Buffalo is also facing up to 40 years in prison for beating a witness in a public housing drug-related case.

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The $17.7 million Packet Boat Landing Apartments in Lockport are now officially open.

4 plead guilty to operating cocaine ring in Lockport

May 3, 2018

Four people have pleaded guilty in what authorities are calling a "large drug trafficking organization operating out of Lockport."

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A Lockport man will be spending time behind bars for the possession and distribution of drugs.

Lockport City School District

A 13-year-old has been charged with falsely reporting an incident, in connection with a threat against North Park Junior High School last week.

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A fellow Cheektowaga council member and the town's Republican Committee chair are calling on James Rogowski to resign.

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A Lockport woman has been charged with violating Leandra's Law after an accident Friday evening.

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