Lockport

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The decade-long push in Lockport to restore the Flight of Five Locks has finally paid off. State and local elected leaders launched Phase One of the project Wednesday morning.

A possible suspect connected to a string of area burglaries has been apprehended.

Niagara County Sheriff's deputies made an arrest at the scene of the crime on Saturday.

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Two months after a savage rainstorm flooded Lockport, Governor Andrew Cuomo brought checks Thursday for hundreds of homeowners and business people whose property was damaged or destroyed by the storm.

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The Environmental Protection Agency outlined its plans to clean up a heavily polluted Eighteenmile Creek at a public meeting in Lockport on Tuesday. However, some residents say they are concerned the plans won’t happen fast enough, with an official decision not scheduled until the end of September.

EPA outlines plan for contaminated Lockport creek

Aug 14, 2013
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The Environmental Protection Agency held a public meeting in Lockport Tuesday night to alert residents of plans to clean up Eighteenmile Creek.

A vacant building in Lockport which dates back to 1875 caught fire Tuesday afternoon, sending thick, black smoke into the air which could be seen for miles.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced it will relocate six Lockport families away from the contaminated waters of Eighteenmile Creek.

Cuomo says state will aid Lockport flood victims

Jul 23, 2013
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Governor Andrew Cuomo is urging victims of last month's floods to apply for New York's Flood Recovery Program.

EPA weighs cleanup options for Eighteenmile Creek

Jul 23, 2013
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Eighteenmile Creek in Lockport has been a designated area of concern for decades. Because of recent flooding, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is now weighing the option of permanently relocating people living closest to the creek ahead of a massive site cleanup. Affected residents say a solution can’t come soon enough.

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Heavy rains and strong winds overnight have caused downed trees and power lines as well as isolated instances of flooding.

Cuomo announces flood aid for Niagara County

Jul 17, 2013
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Some relief is on the way for Niagara County homeowners and business operators whose property was damaged by recent flooding.  Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the funding Wednesday.

Lockport soldier dies near Fort Hood

Jul 17, 2013

Officials at Fort Hood, Texas say a soldier from Lockport has died in an apparent drowning.  Twenty-five year old Pfc. Christopher Heinz died Sunday at Stillhouse Hollow Lake, not far from Fort Hood. 

Lockport Mayor Michael Tucker has issued a State of Emergency at the Lockport City waste water treatment plant.

Niagara County seeking FEMA aid for flooding

Jul 2, 2013
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Governor Cuomo is adding Niagara County to the state's request for federal disaster aid following last week's flash flood. Lockport Mayor Michael Tucker met with U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and Lt. Governor Robert Duffy Tuesday morning and toured some of the damage left by Friday's storm.

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The success of drug drop off programs in the City of Lockport has led to the permanent installation of a drop off box.

The internet company Yahoo! has announced plans to expand its Lockport operation by adding a second data center and a call center.

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Gun buyback programs were offered in Niagara County for the first time on Saturday.

Child safe, father dead in Lockport home

Dec 5, 2012
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A man is dead, but his 3-year-old child is safe after a tense situation in Lockport Wednesday morning. 

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A slew of charges have been handed down in connection with a fatal August traffic accident that occurred in Lockport.

Nineteen-year-old Dillon Sherman is charged with causing the accident that killed his friend and passenger, 18-year-old Collin Enzinna. The driver of the dump truck that struck Sherman's vehicle faces charges for legal violations connected with the registration and operation of his vehicle.

Sherman will answer charges in court in October.

A police standoff outside of a Lockport home on Saturday afternoon ended in an apparent suicide.

Police, SWAT team members and hostage negotiators were dispatched to the home on Willow Street after a call was received by Lockport Police that a man wanted to kill himself. Gun shots were heard during that call. After a five hour standoff, Emergency Response Team members forced their way into the home.

An elderly and emaciated woman was found on the first floor. The body of man was found on the second floor. I

dentities have not been released.

The US Army Corps of Engineers is examining the possible radioactive contamination of well water in Lockport.

Surveys have been mailed to property owners within a mile of the former Guterl Steel plant on Ohio Street. Ground water near the Erie Canal has been found to be contaminated, but seepage into nearby wells is undetermined.

The plant was used to process uranium and thorium in the 40's and 50's, rendering portions of the plant off-limits still.

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