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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.

Niagara County Sheriff's Office / WBFO

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.

Governor's Office

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."

WBFO News / WBFO

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.

Niagara County Sheriff's Office / WBFO

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

Two court buildings and a county office building in Niagara County were closed in the early afternoon Thursday because of phoned-in bomb threats.

National Public Radio

Vice President Mike Pence will be coming to Buffalo on October 17. He will be here to support local Republican incumbents and candiates.

RealtyUSA

A Lockport real estate broker is facing up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine for not providing a lead paint warning notice to a property buyer.

Online Screen Grab / WBFO News

Groundbreaking on a new facility for the Lockport Family YMCA took place on Friday.

Empire State Development Corporation

Democrat Erin Cole does not consider herself a political person, but has been on a career track to run for political office for quite some time. The 46-year-old said the timing is now right for a run, and she intends to take on Clarence Republican Chris Collins.

The Historic Palace Theatre in Lockport has been awarded a $423,000 state grant to help with ongoing renovations. But the Palace is more than a theater—it also plays an important role in the city's economy.


Destination Niagara USA

The visitors to some wineries in Niagara County Wednesday will be a little different from the usual. They are workers from other tourist attractions around the county.

Niagara County Sheriff's Office

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is warning the public about funny money being passed locally.

W. Roberts, from Marco Paul's Voyages & Travels, Erie Canal by Jacob Abbott, 1852

New York State is planning to commemorate this year's 200th anniversary of the groundbreaking for the Erie Canal with a series of major events along the waterway.

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A 14-year-old Lockport boy has been sentenced to a year probation and psychiatric care, in response of his guilty plea of arson and burglary in connection to a massive tire recycling plant fire last August.

WBFO's Marian Hetherly

Sentencing has been delayed for a Niagara County teenager charged in a tire recycling plant fire that killed his friend.

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