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Lake Ontario water levels continue to rise, affecting homes and businesses in many Western New York towns. Nowhere is this more prevalent than Wilson Harbor in Niagara County.

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North Tonawanda Police have arrested a North Carolina man after receiving an alert about a possible armed man at City Hall.

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The Niagara County Department of Health is reporting a second confirmed case of rabies this year.

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The Niagara County Sheriff's Office says it has arrested the man suspected to running over his ex-wife with his pick-up truck.

Thomas O'Neil-White

As of October 2020, New York State residents will not be able to fly domestically without proper documentation, nor will they be able to enter certain federal facilities.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

There were high clouds, some blue sky and just a touch of warmth in the air along Lake Ontario Sunday in the beach resorts of Olcott and Wilson, but you did not have to look far out on the lake to realize how high the lake is...and rising.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Bus passengers awaiting a ride and motorists traveling throughout Niagara Falls may notice a new series of signs now displayed on bus stop benches scattered across the Cataract City. They are offering contact information for those battling opioid addiction while also offering a message of hope.

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

Niagara County Legislator David Godfrey

As Lake Ontario waters rise, so does concern along the lake edge about flooding. The lessons of 2017 are being applied as sandbags are moved into place and blow-up Aquadams are put into place.

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With concerns about rising levels on Lake Ontario, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday that he has directed state agencies to begin deploying resources to protect communities along the lakeshore.

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

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Nuclear waste from the Manhattan Project sitting on a storage site in Niagara County could soon be on the move.

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Two things emerged from a thinly attended public meeting in Lewiston Tuesday night: Washington will remove the nuclear waste from the Niagara Falls Storage Site in the town, but no one knows when that will be.

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The dirty laundry of Niagara County Republican politics is being waved again, as former State Sen. George Maziarz has surfaced again to blast a group of people who were once his political nearest and dearest.

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What is called the jewel of the Village of Lewison has new owners. The Frontier House, which has a history ranging from hosting prominent American guests to housing a fast food franchise, is now in the hands of a group of local developers.

Adam Hudson / Niagara County Fire Wire

Niagara County officials say the building housing Barker Village Hall and Library is a total loss, after a fire overnight.

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.

Niagara and Orleans counties are among seven upstate New York counties awarded a total of $32 million to improve emergency communications.

Nick Lippa / WBFO

Residents in need of food in Niagara County are getting extra support this holiday season. The Food Bank of Western New York announced today a new 26-foot truck will serve 41 of their Niagara County member agencies.

DeGraff Memorial Hospita;l

DeGraff Memorial Hospital dedicates a new $8 million emergency department Tuesday morning, 12 years after the Niagara County landmark was scheduled to close.

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Niagara County District Attorney Caroline Wojtaszek has specialized in prosecuting domestic violence cases throughout most of her career, but few people know she has had her own #MeToo moment.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Niagara County may have lost some human population, but it apparently has added to the wildlife variety. A bear recently shot in the Town of Somerset confirms the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's suspicions there were permanent resident bears.

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A Niagara County Sheriff's deputy is being credited with saving the life of a drowning child.

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New York State's government is in bad shape, but there is so much secrecy it is hard to tell how bad. That was the message Wednesday night, as two public interest groups were honored for trying to open government and uncover what is there.

'Big Shot' heading to Old Fort Niagara

Aug 10, 2018
Old Fort Niagara

The 33rd “Big Shot” community photo project will focus on Old Fort Niagara next month.

"The Economic Impact of Tourism in New York" / Tourism Economics

New York State has released its Tourism Economics research study for 2017, which provides analyses on the economic impact of tourism across the state, and the numbers are positive once again.

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Niagara SPCA has a new Executive Director. He is North Tonawanda native and nonprofit executive Tim Brennan, and he plans to start work September 1.

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.

Public safety advisory for Olcott Beach

Jul 19, 2018

The Niagara County Department of Health has issued a beach advisory at Olcott Beach, located in Olcott, and is expected to remain in effect until further notice.

Hazmat crews were called to the Niagara County Courthouse at 175 Hawley Street in Lockport Monday afternoon, after a white powdery substance was discovered on an envelope delivered by the U.S. mail.

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