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Mike Desmond / WBFO News

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.

Kyle S. Mackie / WBFO News

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.

Nick Lippa / WBFO News

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.

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.

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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.

The Niagara Falls man apprehended in connection with the chaining of a woman in the basement of a Falls home on Sunday has been arraigned.

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.

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