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The Environmental Protection Agency is looking for public comment on the cleanup of the Creek Corridor portion of the Eighteen Mile Creek Superfund Site in Lockport. A public hearing will be held Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m. at the 4-H Training Center on the Niagara County Fairgrounds.

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Firefighters are still monitoring the HTI Recycling building in Lockport, the scene of a huge blaze ignited Wednesday night.

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It is Firefighter's Day at the Erie County Fair.

Heritage Moments: Farm girl at the Lockport library, 7-year-old Joyce Carol Oates discovers books

Aug 1, 2016
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In all of world literature, few authors are as highly esteemed and abundantly prolific as Joyce Carol Oates. Several of her more than 40 novels and numerous short stories, essays, and poetry collections have won honors including the National Book Award, the O. Henry Award and the Pushcart Prize, and she herself was awarded the National Humanities Medal. From the early ’60s to today, her works have often been dark, brooding, even Gothic – but always revelatory and ineffably beautiful.


Republican Assemblymember Jane Corwin announced Tuesday she will not seek reelection to a fifth term in the 144th district. Lockport attorney Michael Norris, a former Niagara County Republican elections commissioner, has announced he is running to fill that seat.

Local publisher due back in court

Jun 22, 2016

Area radio host and journalist Scott Leffler is due back in court today on domestic violence charges.


Lockport Police have arrested area radio host and journalist Scott Leffler in connection with a domestic incident.

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A Niagara Falls man has been charged with theft and insurance fraud by New York authorities in a worker's compensation case.

A Sunday morning incident on Lockport road left two people injured and one man in jail.

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An assault early Friday morning has led to the arrest of a Lockport man.

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Stressing its value in promoting tourism, Albany is putting a million dollars into Lockport's newly-opened Cornerstone Arena in the center of the city.

Pork from Lockport pig farm in high demand

Jun 24, 2015

A Lockport farmer has made a name for himself due to the high-quality pork his pigs produce.  WBFO contributor and Buffalo Spree food editor Christa Glennie Seychew visited the Niagara County farm to find out more.

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Local politicians and business leaders had a chance Thursday to look inside Yahoo's burgeoning complex in the Town of Lockport. So far, the Silicon Valley giant has spent around a half-billion dollars on two data centers and a corporate call center, with the latest expansion adding more than 100 jobs

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A fallen police officer was laid to rest near his hometown in Niagara County Friday. Lockport native Jared Forsythe died on duty with the Ocala, Florida Police Department last week.

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The City of Lockport celebrated its incorporation 150 years ago to the day, on Saturday.

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A Lockport native working as a police officer in Northern Florida has died in a shooting range accident. 

An off-duty New York State Police Officer has been charged with driving while intoxicated in the city of Lockport.

New $15 million ice arena opens in Lockport

Jan 16, 2015
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Officials in Lockport are touting the new $15 million Cornerstone CFCU Arena this weekend as a "game changer" for the city.  

City of Lockport considers 9.75% tax hike

Nov 13, 2014
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Residents of the city of Lockport are reportedly facing the possibility of a 9.75% property tax hike. The increase is part of the city's plans for dealing with financial shortfalls in next year's proposed budget.

Movie shoot in Lockport today

Oct 1, 2014
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Niagara County Sheriff Officials are advising Lockport residents they might be in for a loud day. The LaFarge Stone Quarry will be the site of a movie shoot today.

Lockport facing financial crisis

Aug 20, 2014
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To help close a large deficit, Lockport Mayor Anne McCaffrey says the city will end its ambulance service next month. State auditors blame poor record keeping for the city's financial problems. 

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A Niagara County Sheriffs Deputy was injured in a car accident on Saturday morning.

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Three Lockport teens are in custody after an armed home invasion and attempted robbery last night.

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A location in Lockport could soon become a local pet crematory.

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Niagara County Sheriff's Deputies have arrested a Lockport man for having sexual contact with a minor.

Residents of an unstable apartment building on Lincoln Place in Lockport were evacuated Friday evening.

Solar energy helping to power Lockport convenience store

Oct 30, 2013
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Energy from the sun is now being used to help operate a Niagara County convenience store.

EPA finalizes plan for Lockport Superfund site

Oct 30, 2013
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The Environmental Protection Agency says it has finalized its $4 million plan to clean up and remediate nine residential properties on Water Street in Lockport near Eighteen Mile Creek.

Yahoo! celebrates Lockport expansion

Oct 18, 2013
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Construction will begin on Yahoo's second data center in Lockport. Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy joined Yahoo officials in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new facility Friday.

Yahoo! proceeds with Lockport expansion

Oct 11, 2013
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Internet giant Yahoo! is moving ahead with its expansion in Lockport. The company’s plans for a second data center in western New York were released back in March, but only received official approval recently.