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>Home is destroyed by fire in Lockport

TOWN OF LOCKPORT -- Fire investigators are trying to determine what triggered a Saturday morning blaze in a Crosby Road home that had just been gutted by fire less than a week ago.

The two-story, single-family residence at 6662 Crosby Road has been vacant since a Jan. 8 fire. A neighbor noticed smoke coming from the home around 1:30 a.m. Saturday and crews found the home fully engulfed upon their arrival. Damage to the building was estimated at $50,000.


>Items valued at $600 taken in car break-ins

NIAGARA FALLS -- Thieves broke into two cars in the Whirlpool Street parking lot of the Aquarium of Niagara overnight Friday, taking a crate of Girl Scout cookies and several others items.

Among the items taken were $600 in beauty products, including scissors, trimmers and clippers, and hunting equipment and toys, police said.


>Probe of sex abuse claims focuses on grandfather

NIAGARA FALLS -- City police have launched an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse against multiple female family members by the victims' grandfather.

A cousin of one of the victims contacted police Sunday to report the latest incident, According to reports, the victims have been reluctant to come forward and have received money from the suspect to remain quiet.

The informant told police that as many as six family members may have been abused by the suspect, a city resident.

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