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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.

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.

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.

Nick Lippa / WBFO News

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.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

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.

A Wheatfield man jailed on a kidnapping charge has been released and a new suspect is behind bars.

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While much has been made recently about apparent conflicts of interest at the highest levels of the federal government, a new report is placing the spotlight on the potential for such conflicts on the local level. In a review of the financial disclosure forms required for elected officials in 10 area government entities, the Buffalo Niagara Coalition for Open Government found some troubling inconsistencies.

Niagara County Sheriff's Office

A Niagara County man has been charged with criminally negligent homicide in the fatal drug overdose of his sister.

A body found in the East Otto Forest Saturday has been positively identified as missing person Rudy Ray Rockett and authorities say his death is being treated as a homicide.

USDA conducting Fruit Fly surveys this year

May 21, 2018
Niagara County Sheriff

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will be conducting survey work in Niagara County this year to assess the presence of the European Cherry Fruit Fly.

Niagara County Police are investigating a fatal accident that happened in Cambria late Monday night.

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New York has commitments for $670 million on extending broadband service to every part of the state to meet a promise by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Sen. Rob Ortt says that is well and good, but he wants to know where money has been spent and where it will be spent.

The New York State Health Department has issued a warning about potential exposure to measles in Niagara, Genesee, Livingston and Chemung counties.

File Photo / Lockport Police

Nearly $3 million in additional relief funding is going to communities in five upstate New York counties along Lake Ontario to help them recover from last year's flooding.

Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority

As the nation marks Sunshine Week, the Buffalo Niagara Coalition for Open Government is releasing its report card on the websites of local governments - and the grades are not good.

Five Star Urgent Care

Niagara County has a new urgent care option. Five Star Urgent Care cut the ribbon on its new facility at 7432 Niagara Falls Blvd. in Niagara Falls Wednesday and is now serving walk-ins and other patients from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily.

New York State Comptroller's Office

When the final figures came out in sales tax collections across New York in 2017, there was good news for county governments in Western New York and for some cities.

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