NIAGARA FALLS - Danielle N. DePalma, secretary of the Niagara Falls Democratic Committee, announced Tuesday she will run for one of three City Council seats available in this fall's election. DePalma said she intends to resign her party position to make her first run for elective office, seeking the Democratic and Working Families nominations. DePalma, 33, is a h…

Niagara Falls police charged a Linwood Avenue man with assault and promoting prison contraband followng a fight on Ninth Street Sunday morning. Brian S. Jones, 38, is accused of attacking a man in the basement of an apartment complex on the 600 block of Ninth around 4 a.m. The victim told police Jones struck him with a pool cue and tried to stab him with a broken piece…

TOWN OF NIAGARA – Anthony L. Restaino, representing the next generation of a prominent Niagara Falls-area political family, announced Monday he's running for town justice. Restaino, 32, is the son of Niagara County Social Services Commissioner Anthony J. Restaino and the nephew of former Niagara Falls City Judge Robert M. Restaino. A Democrat, Restaino said he inte…

LEWISTON – An ambulance crew was tending to a patient with multiple stab wounds early Monday when the suspect in the assault emerged from nearby woods and turned himself in, according to police. Shortly after 3 a.m., the Lewiston Police Department received a call about a stabbing at an address on Indian Hill Road, police said. Patrol officers found Evan Stafford, 2…

A lodge on Goat Island is not going over well with most elected officials in Niagara Falls. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's proposal for a developer to build a lodge on Goat Island would harm the island's reputation as a place of natural beauty, and also would put other hotels in the Falls at a competitive disadvantage, members of the Niagara Falls City Council and the Niagara C…

NIAGARA FALLS – A Niagara Falls woman was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated Saturday night after her car rear-ended a stopped tour bus with 49 people aboard, police said. No one aboard the Covered Wagon Tours bus was injured in the crash, which occurred about 9:42 p.m. in the 7200 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard. Police said the bus was stopped for a …

Someone did a lot of shopping with money from George D. Maziarz’s campaign fund when he was a state senator. The questions for investigators: Who and why? Maziarz’s former campaign treasurer, Laureen M. Jacobs, revealed 751 previously unreported transactions dating back as far as 2009 and totaling more than $151,000. Almost all of the purchases were made with …

  SANBORN  - A special executive meeting of the Niagara County Community College Board of Trustees  will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the board room of the Notar Administration Building at NCCC, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road. The board is expected to discuss litigation issues, according to board Chairman Vincent Ginestre.

LOCKPORT - A Niagara Falls man accepted a plea offer Friday in connection with the shooting of a man on Lindbergh Avenue in the Falls Aug. 20. Lacory K. Edwards Jr., 18, of Jordan Gardens, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of attempted first-degree assault in exchange for a pledge from State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. to sentence him to no more than 12 …

TOWN OF NIAGARA - A power generator was stolen overnight Wednesday during a burglary at Dave’s Auto Wrecking on Delaware Avenue. Police said someone cut a lock on the front gate to enter the property, then damaged door handles while breaking into two  storage trailers. In addition to the generator, four wheels and tires were taken. No loss estimate was given. Poli…

A routine traffic stop in Youngstown Friday night led to a foot chase and search for man wanted on a robbery warrant. Officer Breanna Catipovic stopped a vehicle in the 300 block of Lockport Street and recognized the passenger, Myquan Pringle, whom she knew had an active warrant. Pringle got out of the vehicle, and fled  on foot, entering the rear of an eight-unit apar…

LEWISTON - The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation announced a $1.8 million grant that will enable an early childhood program expand beyond Erie and Niagara counties to other parts of Western New York. Help Me Grow Western New York works with about 40 local agencies assisting children under 5 who are considered at risk for developmental disabilities and delays. Niagara Un…

LOCKPORT - A vacant former bank in the heart of downtown Lockport soon may become an adult education center, operated by the Orleans-Niagara Board of Cooperative Educational Services. If the deal works out, the building at 50 Main St. would to be transferred by Niagara County to the city, which in turn would convey it to BOCES, said John J. Ottaviano, corporation couns…