NIAGARA FALLS -- City officials have set between 3 and 7 p.m. Thursday as the hours for
children trick-or-treating in Niagara Falls.
Mayor James C. Galie has instructed Police Superintendent Anthony C. Fera Sr. to have police officers "maintain high visibility" between those hours on Halloween night. Galie said officers from the city's Street Crimes Unit will be reassigned to this detail.
Teen injured when car hits deer
ROYALTON -- A Gasport teen-ager suffered an eye injury at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday when his mother's car struck a deer on Rochester Road east of Royalton Center Road, Sheriff's Deputy Ronald Steen said.
Timothy Guinn, 17, of East Ave., was released after treatment in Newfane Inter-Community Memorial Hospital, a hospital official said.
The accident occurred when a deer darted into the path of Sharon Budziszewski's car. She was not injured, Steen said.
Falls police target prostitution
NIAGARA FALLS -- With casino gambling coming to Niagara Falls, Ont., city police and county officials are taking steps to make sure this side of the border does not become a red-light
Using Detective Celestine Jackson and Officer Kelly Alcorn posing as prostitutes, detectives arrested eight men for offering the female officers from $10 to $30 for sex, Detective Lt. John Chella said. The men were charged with patronizing a prostitute.
The operation was conducted by the Criminal Intelligence Unit in conjunction with the office of District Attorney Matthew J. Murphy III, Chella, the unit commander, said.
"We will be doing it again. It will be a
continuous thing," Chella said.