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NIAGARA FALLS – It's hardly new to folks in the know, but some of the city's best pizza and other foods is now available in a sparkling new facility on Niagara Falls Boulevard. Mr. Ventry's Pizzeria and Restaurant is now serving in its brand new digs at 10051 Niagara Falls Blvd., the site of a former Dairy Queen. The new place is big and roomy and offers plenty of spa…

NIAGARA FALLS – Folks in the Cataract City pining for the old My Thai restaurant can not only get their Thai fix once again, but they can get it in the same building that housed the once-popular eatery. Mandalay Restaurant and Bar has opened at 6621 Niagara Falls Blvd., the site of the former My Thai, as well as Mexican and Japanese incarnations before that. Mandal…

NIAGARA FALLS – A city man was arrested Saturday morning after a passing motorist noticed him cutting the ground wires off utility poles on the 11th Street bridge on Highland Avenue, police said. Officers responding to the scene found Sheldon W. Crogan, 41, walking down Highland Avenue carrying a bag containing pieces of copper wire. He also had a pair of bolt cutters…

The parents of an 11-year-old boy are looking into their legal options after he reportedly was "thrown off'' his school bus Thursday afternoon after an altercation with a bus aide, who says the boy assaulted her. The boy, a student at the Niagara Street Elementary School, and his younger brother were removed from the bus at Portage Road and Niagara Street, according to pol…

NIAGARA FALLS -- Scammers conned a Niagara Street pizzeria employee out of $790 after they told him he needed to pay a fee immediately to avoid having his electrical service shut off. The victim contacted police Friday morning to report that he had received a call from a man claiming to be with National Grid. he said the man demanded immediate payment to avoid a discont…

William MacPherson, 72, of Winter Haven, Fla., was charged with driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and other vehicle and traffic infractions Saturday following a 7 p.m. hit-and-run accident at Hyde Park Boulevard and Packard Road in Niagara Falls. A Sanborn woman told police that she was waiting at a stoplight there when her car w…

NIAGARA FALLS – A Pine Avenue man told police he interrupted a burglary at his home early Saturday evening, when two men beat and robbed him before fleeing in a car. The victim told police one of the burglars tripped him and hit him in the face and body while the other rifled through his pockets, stealing keys and a cellphone. The two fled the scene in a Chevrolet Imp…

NIAGARA FALLS - An 87-year-old landlord was beaten and robbed shortly after 6:30 p.m. Saturday  by a former tenant he hired to help renovate a vacant  Niagara Avenue apartment, Niagara Falls police said. Police said an argument erupted over the quality of the work being performed, and when the former tenant demanded payment,  the victim refused to pay until the job w…

TOWN OF LOCKPORT - Authorities are hunting for an East Amherst man who used counterfeit $100 bills at the South Transit Road McDonald’s restaurant twice last week. The man  took off from the restaurant drive-through about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday after trying to pay for an order with a bogus bill, then observed an employee scrutinize the money  with a counterfeit-detecti…

NEWFANE – A Wilson man was charged with driving while intoxicated after speeding past a Niagara County Sheriff's patrol vehicle, then pulling onto the shoulder of the road in hopes the patrol vehicle would pass, deputies said. Doyle W. Alexander, 30, of Dorwood Park, Wilson, also was charged with driving on the shoulder of the roadway and a moving violation. Police sa…

TOWN OF NIAGARA – A Niagara Falls man was arrested recently after being caught driving without a license, which was revoked because he refused to submit to a breathalyzer test in a previous arrest. Town police said they stopped a car driven by Thomas J. Teeto, 31, of South Avenue, on April 17 after clocking him driving 47 mph in a 35 mph zone of Packard Road. A record…

NIAGARA FALLS - A Woodbridge, Ont., woman who spent $600 playing the slot machines of Seneca Niagara Casino Saturday finally hit the jackpot – and lost the jackpot. And, Pasqua Digianna, 69, was shown the door after casino officials learned she was banned from the site on May 28, 2015. Circumstances behind the ban and the size of the jackpot were not revealed. Niagara …

TOWN OF LOCKPORT  - A tan Buick sedan stolen from the Medina area was found abandoned in the 4000 block of Day Road Thursday morning, Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies reported. A resident of the neighborhood told police the car had been dropped off there Wednesday. The owner was contacted and the car was towed from the scene, police said.  

NIAGARA FALLS – A man who fled from police Sunday was arrested on outstanding warrants after being found hiding beneath a pickup, Niagara Falls police said. Kyle T. Stewart, 30, of River Road, was charged with criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument after a needle was found in his possession, said police, who added that the suspect fled because he knew he had o…

WILSON - A man who suffered two broken bones in his hand when he was attacked by a stray dog outside his Poplar Street home last week may have to undergo  rabies injections, authorities said. Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies said the attack occurred in the Dorwood Park mobile home community about  5 p.m. Tuesday, when a  pit bull fought  with the victim's  Engli…