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An estimated 4-point-4 million dollars will be divided among more than a dozen local agencies in Erie and Niagara Counties to improve transportation and mobility for senior citizens and people living with disabilities.

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A Niagara County state assemblyman announced Tuesday he is changing his party affiliation. John Ceretto is switching from the Republican to the Democratic conference.

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Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Senator Robert Ortt along with other elected officials gathered in North Tonawanda Saturday to celebrate and call for the NFTA to reinstate two Niagara County bus routes.

There's word the bones discovered in a burlap sack floating in the waters near Fort Niagara are not human.

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The Taste of Buffalo and the Rolling Stones concert will be bringing large crowds to the region this weekend.

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More folks are visiting Niagara Falls and other parts of Niagara County.

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A Newfane teacher is looking to clear his name after legal charges against him were dropped.

Authorities revisiting missing child cold case

May 14, 2015
Niagara County Sheriff

Authorities are once again trying to solve the case of a 2-year-old boy who went missing from his Niagara County home more than 30 years ago.

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is urging the federal government to provide $30 million to help a busy Western New York border crossing renovate and keep up with its traffic.


A pilot program that would cut NFTA fares in half for two years is being touted as a way to strengthen the local transit system.

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Icy roads caused problems for area drivers this weekend.

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Gasoline prices across the nation continue to fall and the trend is being reflected at local pumps.

Akron man accused of raping young girl

Nov 11, 2014
New York State Police

State police have arrested a 27-year-old Akron man for rape involving a young girl in Niagara County. 

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The woman who just last week announced she was pulling out of a State Senate race after admitting to an extramarital affair says she is now back in.

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A series of investigations into welfare fraud in Niagara County have resulted in a number of arrests.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced new grants equaling nearly $11 million in support of Advantage After School Programs across the state.

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Some Wheatfield residents are fighting against the use of a liquid fertilizer they say contains harmful waste. The battle involves a national company operates businesses in Erie and Niagara counties.

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The region's first case of rabies for the year has been reported.

Niagara County being considered for Bills stadium

Apr 10, 2014
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Don't rule out Niagara Falls as a potential home of the Buffalo Bills.

Buffalo-Niagara population on the rise

Mar 31, 2014
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The population of Buffalo Niagara is on the rise. United States Census Bureau data shows that the region’s population saw a boost of 348 people since 2012.

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Financial troubles have Niagara County residents concerned that the Eastern Niagara Hospital in Newfane could be headed for closure.

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A lawsuit filed in State Supreme Court could foil the sale of the former Niagara County nursing home.

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Niagara County Authorities are turning to the public for assistance in stemming a rash of armed robberies.

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The Niagara County Jail is facing a pair of lawsuits connected with the deaths of two inmates last year.

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Police appear to have cracked the case of a series of summer burglaries in Niagara and Orleans Counties.

Niagara County residents have a chance tonight to sound off on the proposed county budget for next year.

Solar energy helping to power Lockport convenience store

Oct 30, 2013
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Energy from the sun is now being used to help operate a Niagara County convenience store.

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Niagara County is finding itself in a negotiating bind with three of its six labor unions.

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Niagara County Sheriff's deputies are investigating an overnight armed robbery in the Town of Wheatfield.

For Niagara County, there is a payoff for some of those traffic jams near Canadian border crossings: sales tax revenue.