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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.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

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.

Niagara University

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.

WBFO News File Photo / Steve Taylor/University of Illinois/ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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

Thomas O'Neil-White

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

Chris Caya / WBFO News

The city of Lockport's business district is getting a shot in the arm from Albany. The state is awarding the city $10 million for several downtown revitalization projects.

Thomas O'Neil-White

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.

Crime Stoppers of Buffalo

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.

james Morgan / NCPR News

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.

Ryan Zunner/WBFO News

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

U.S Army Corps of Engineers

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.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

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.

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