A Salamanca man has been convicted of bank fraud and money laundering in a wide-reaching scam to steal from small businesses across the country.

Seneca Nation

The Seneca Nation has welcomed back a piece of history for the first time in more than 150 years. A pipe tomahawk given to the legendary Seneca leader Cornplanter by George Washington in 1792 was unveiled at the Onohsagwe:de’ Cultural Center in Salamanca.

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New York State's long, contentious relationship with the Seneca Nation appears to have taken another negative turn. On Tuesday, an arbitration panel determined the Nation should resume making casino revenue-sharing payments to the state. "The Seneca people are angry. They can't believe these three judges came up with this decision," said John Kane, host of the radio show "Let's Talk Native."

Seneca Allegany Casino Resort and Casino

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster said he is looking forward to an influx of some $30 million after a state arbitration panel decided casino revenue sharing should continue.

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Millions of dollars in past due casino revenue payments may be on the way to Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Salamanca after an arbitration panel ruled against the Seneca Nation of Indians' attempt to stop the payments.

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The Seneca Nation has a new president, but some of the same issues remain and a new one will lead to a protest rally Thursday in downtown Buffalo.

A man who fatally struck a retired Southern Tier couple in the town where they held elected offices has been sentenced to prison time.

Paul Lamont

Celebrations are set for Saturday’s grand opening of the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum’s new cultural center in Salamanca. The $18 million facility will showcase rarely seen artifacts of Seneca history and the living traditions of the Seneca people Wednesday. It also opens the way to the repatriation of Iroquois or Haudenosaunee artifacts in collections around the world.

A plan to discharge treated fracking water into the Allegheny River continues raising concerns. The Seneca Nation of Indians hosted a day-long conference on the controversial project Wednesday.


The Southern Tier Regional Drug Taskforce arrested two men on a variety of charges early this morning.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Seneca Nation President Todd Gates almost met Tuesday to talk about casino revenues.

A major project in Salamanca that will dramatically increase the size of the Seneca Iroquois National Museum is moving forward.

A Salamanca high school student has been suspended because of the threatening graffiti.

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Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a fatal car accident that occurred overnight.

DiNapoli: Niagara Falls, Salamanca fiscally distressed

Dec 10, 2012
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The state's top fiscal watchdog appeared in Niagara Falls on Monday to outline an already dismal budget picture.