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Niagara County officials report an uptick in domestic abuse cases, and they believe the stress brought on by living under the restrictions imposed under the COVID-19 pandemic are playing a part. The District Attorney is also reminding victims that even under the extraordinary circumstances, help has not gone away.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Niagara County continues to rise, reaching 130 as of Monday. That is up 27 from Sunday, leaving 103 individuals in isolation and 27 people judged recovered.

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In just one day, Niagara County's number of known cases of COVID-19 jumped from 65 to 91. Officials reported 26 additional cases during their Thursday afternoon briefing.

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Niagara County officials reported nine new confirmed cases of COVID-19 during a Wednesday afternoon briefing but stressed that they expect the county's overall tally would be higher if they could conduct more testing.

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The spread of COVID-19 in Niagara County serves as an another example of the impact of the virus.

The Niagara County Clerk's office is fully closed as of Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 p.m.

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Officials in Niagara County say three more positive tests have come back, raising their known number of COVID-19 coronavirus cases to four as of late Thursday morning.

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Niagara County has released more details about its first reported case of COVID-19, a 42-year-old female residing in the western portion of the county.


Niagara County has its first resident to test positive for COVID-19 as health officials express concern about their lack of testing capacity.

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Hours before Niagara County officials announced their first confirmed case of COVID-19, officials announced they had reached a short-term deal with Eastern Niagara Hospital to reopen a former satellite facility to house quarantined individuals if necessary.

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Niagara County officials say they have new DNA evidence that will finally close a murder case that has been open for nearly three decades.

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Law enforcement officials in Niagara County have announced the arrest of two men in connection with a shooting in Lewiston Sunday.

Police say a homeowner exchanged gunfire during a home invasion and one suspect was later found dead.

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The seals were outside the Aquarium of Niagara paddling around, while the sea lions were inside racing around their large pool. Neither knew they will be getting much larger homes in the not-too-distant future.

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University at Buffalo Law School students are joining a local open government group to sue Niagara County, seeking to overturn the county's long-term sealing of financial disclosure statements filed by its officials.

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Child care advocates will gather in Albany Tuesday to call for more state funding amid a growing child care availability crisis, which a new survey found is worst for infants in Western and Central New York.

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Two weekends ago, a false alarm was sent to Canadians living within 10 kilometers of the Pickering, Ontario nuclear power generation station, advising of an "incident" on the plant grounds. There was no such incident and officials say the message was inadvertently sent to the public. But what if there ever were a real incident at the plant? It's closer to Western New York than many may realize.

Town of Pendleton

The Town of Pendleton's highway superintendent has been arrested for misusing town equipment, materials and employees for his personal use.

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Across New York, the criminal justice system is grappling with a series of legal changes that are starting to fall into place and making some basic alterations in the way the state's courts work.

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Niagara County has some of the worse cancer problems of any county in New York, but it is getting help. Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center have partnered with the Golisano Foundation to kick in $1.5 million toward the cause.

Niagara County Community College

Niagara County Community College has selected its new president and it is a familiar name.

New York State Department of Health

New York is still grappling with the surge of cases of serious health problems associated with the use of e-cigarettes. Across the state, the most recent figures list 182 cases of vaping-related illness: some definite, some under investigation.

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Niagara County is suing Albany, claiming the system that allows people in the country illegally to get driver's licenses is unfair to citizens and, therefore, a violation of the Equal Protection provision of the New York State Constitution.

Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour has announced his retirement, effective Dec. 30. First elected in 2008, Voutour said he has accepted a private sector position as a police consultant with a "large law enforcement technology company."

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Another small piece of what was once World War II's  Lake Ontario Ordnance Works near Lewiston in Niagara County has been cleaned up and returned to it wetland origin.

Niagara Wheatfield High School

The principal at Niagara Wheatfield High School has resigned, after a heated controversy involving the rape of one student by another.

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Western New York Girls in Sports Day is coming to Niagara County. The first will be held Saturday.

Niagara County Legislature

The Niagara County Legislature has announced the death of vice chairman and first district representative Clyde Burmaster.

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A third wild animal has tested positive for the rabies virus in Niagara County this year.

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Horizon Health Services celebrated the expansion of its Recovery Center on Pine Avenue in Niagara Falls in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday.