Town of Wilson

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The Army Corps of Engineers reports that four of the five Great Lakes were at record-high water levels this week. That has leaders of some Niagara County communities worried about the coming months, when those waters will make their way into an already high Lake Ontario.

Settlement reached in Wilson house explosion

Apr 10, 2014
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A settlement has reportedly been reached between NOCO Energy Corp. and the Johnson family, whose home in the Town of Wilson was destroyed by a fatal propane explosion in July of 2012.

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NOCO Energy Corp. has filed a countersuit in connection with a propane tank explosion last summer that destroyed a Town of Wilson home, injuring several members of the Jody Johnson family, one fatally.

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The Red Cross is providing assistance to the Johnson family who lost their daughter and entire home in an explosion Tuesday in Wilson. 

14-year-old Sarah Johnson was killed when a blast tore apart the home on Chestnut Street in Niagara County. 

Jay Bonafede, communications director at the local Red Cross, says a senior emergency services director and a mental health volunteer both met with the family Wednesday to offer support.

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A 14-year-old girl was killed when her house in the Town of Wilson exploded Tuesday morning. 

Niagara County Undersheriff Michael Filicetti  says the body of Sarah Johnson was found in the debris of 4972 Chestnut Road.  Johnson was due to enter the ninth grade at Wilson Central High School in September.

The Johnsons' single-family home on Chestnut Road near Beebe Road was leveled by the blast, which occurred around 6 a.m.