Niagara Falls

On Sunday, a walk will be held to connect Niagara Falls residents to nature, their community and each other. The intent is to have people show up, walk together (socially distant) and heal together after a year of the pandemic.

Two occupants of a dump truck were injured, one seriously, after their vehicle tipped onto its side late Wednesday afternoon in Niagara Falls.

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Before COVID, every day an Amtrak passenger train went through Niagara Falls, N.Y. on the way to Toronto and another Amtrak train came from Toronto on the way to New York City. Falls Mayor Robert Restaino wants that service to return as soon as possible, and with more trains eventually added.

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The Niagara Town Board is giving opponents of a proposed asphalt plant another opportunity to end the construction plan.

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center

Albany has located a mass vaccination site at the Niagara Falls Conference Center in downtown. It is staffed by Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and 100 temporary workers.

Mayor Robert Restaino has expressed some doubts about the site, because it's far away from some of the poorest residents and difficult to access by public transit. Niagara University’s Rolanda Ward agreed, saying there may be better ways to persuade people to get shots.

A Niagara Falls mother has avoided jail time in connection with her guilty plea in November to criminally negligent homicide.

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Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is celebrating the discharge of a COVID-19 patient after 67 days, although it continues to battle against the second wave of the pandemic. 



The New York Power Authority has approved four economic development awards it said will spur $356 million in private capital investments across Western New York, with the creation of 583 jobs.

Guinness World Records Museum memorabilia being auctioned

Jan 26, 2021
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The museum was known for its lavish events featuring decorated world record holders and those aspiring to join that exclusive group. The Guinness World Records Museum in Niagara Falls, ON is now permanently closed, but bidders can grab a piece of the history that was preserved within its walls.

Niagara Falls stabbing victim dies

Dec 17, 2020

The victim in a stabbing attack Tuesday evening in Niagara Falls has died from his injuries.

Maid of the Mist

They only operated for just over a month this year, but the new all-electric Maid of the Mist tourist vessels in Niagara Falls have been named "Boat of the Year" by American Ship Review.

With major revenue problems and the major local industry in the tank, Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino said his proposed spending plan solves major problems in this year's budget and delivered a balanced budget for next year to the City Council Monday evening.

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A multimedia art installation centered around Love Canal runs through the end of November at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. ‘UNSEEN’ appeals to the senses while showcasing the lasting consequences of the toxic waste that destroyed Niagara Falls neighborhoods more than 40 years ago. Artist Chantal Calato explained to WBFO’s Nick Lippa how the work came to be.

Niagara Falls Schools

Niagara Falls residents get a chance Thursday evening to find out why the school system is re-opening Maple Avenue School after a COVID-19 case.

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A longtime attraction at Niagara Falls is introducing two new all-electric, zero-emission vessels to its fleet. Maid of the Mist will carry its first passengers aboard these new boats beginning Tuesday morning.

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Several Niagara Falls social media personalities and community activists will unite Friday evening in an online telethon, hoping to raise at least $20,000 for a future police gun buy-back program.

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In the fight over whether students should be studying virtually, in school every day or some combination, there are students caught in the middle. Some are in vocational or career and technical education and need mostly hands-on training. That is hard to do at home.

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Niagara Falls needs COVID-19 testing supplies. Their solution? The potential reallocation of Community Development Block Grant funds. But how did we get to this point? WBFO's Nick Lippa reports.


A police chase from Niagara Falls to Buffalo Monday ended with two Pennsylvania men being taken into custody.

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Police in Niagara Falls, ON say they have charged a North Tonawanda man with driving across the border without stopping, then assaulting officers.

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There is a cancer problem in the Niagara Falls area and a new response to the problem, called the Golisano Medical Oncology Center.

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center

Residents of the Schoellkopf Health Center in Niagara Falls are being allowed to have visitors. Visiting has been barred since mid-March because of COVID-19. 

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A ceremonial ribbon cutting was held Tuesday morning, marking the completion of a $6.2 million reconfiguration of Niagara Falls State Park's welcome plaza. The project's goals, in addition to improving mobility for pedestrians and access for vehicles, was to make the park and the City of Niagara Falls more mutually visible.

Police say a running car with an eight-month-old baby in the back seat was stolen from a parking lot in Niagara Falls.

Hamburg Schools

New York State has decided to reopen schools this fall and will issue full guidance Wednesday. School districts now have until the end of the month to submit their plans outlining how students and staff will be allowed back in the classroom.

The body of a 52-year-old man has been recovered from an overnight fire in Niagara Falls.

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Tourist attractions are now opening, after closing for 100 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Empire State Development Corporation

Construction has begun on a new pedestrian entry into Niagara Falls State Park. Officials said it will improve the visitor experience at the park and to downtown Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center

Local artists have painted a new Black Lives Matter mural meant to spark conversation about racial inequality. 

Fort Erie

Usually, this would be the time when there are bonfires on the beaches on the Canadian shore of Lake Erie, traffic building on the Peace Bridge and people talking about Sherkston. Not this year.