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A pedestrian was seriously injured Thursday when two vehicles collided in the 6600 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard, authorities said. The drivers of both vehicles also were injured, Niagara Falls Police said. The crash happened at about 10 a.m. when a vehicle traveling west on Niagara Falls Boulevard moved into the left lane and struck a second vehicle before cross…

Niagara Falls tourism officials customarily say that their city draws 8 million visitors a year, but a new study may show the figure may be larger than that. A consultant estimates 7.3 million Americans visited Niagara Falls last year. Longwoods International is still working on numbers for Canadian and other foreign tourists, said John H. Percy Jr., president of Destin…

Timothy P. Carter, principal of Niagara-Wheatfield High School, has been chosen as the new superintendent of the Wilson Central School District. The Wilson School Board gave Carter a three-year contract at $145,000 a year, starting July 17. He  replaces Michael S. Wendt, who is retiring as superintendent. Carter began his career as an elementary school teacher in …

The prosecution of Rachel Winter – the daughter of a former Niagara County assistant district attorney – ended earlier this month when a judge dismissed her drunken driving charge and she admitted to failure to keep right and an equipment violation. But the reverberations of her case continue. Orleans County District Attorney Joseph V. Cardone, who handled the ca…

For centuries, the wild beauty and strategic location of the Niagara County shore of Lake Ontario has drawn vacationers, residents, anglers and armies. But every once in a while, proximity to the mighty lake becomes a hazard. That was the case this spring, when high water levels and wind-blown rainstorms washed away land and trees, swamped docks and pushed debris up …

Niagara County authorities want the public's help finding a 12-year-old reported missing from Lockport on Tuesday. Tamiyah Penn is a black female who stands 5-foot-2 and weighs about 130 pounds, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. She has black hair and brown eyes. The Sheriff's Office asks anyone who may have information about her whereabouts to call d…

The first chance for the public to watch Lockport's new replica canal boat go through the 19th-century Erie Canal locks comes Saturday. The two restored locks in the Flight of Five, as the set of five original locks is known, will be open from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday through Sept. 30, the Locks Heritage District Corp. announced. Tours begin every half-hour on Can…

A Minneapolis consulting firm, Conventions, Sports & Leisure International, has been hired to study the feasibility of a sports and events facility for the City of Niagara Falls. The consultant has been directed to deliver the report by Oct. 1, according to Samuel M. Ferraro, Niagara County economic development commissioner. The $113,000 cost will be split equally a…

A lake shore flood watch for Thursday was issued Tuesday night by the National Weather Service for properties along Lake Ontario in Niagara, Orleans and Monroe counties. The watch is in effect from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday. The alert from the NWS office in Buffalo said that the combination of high lake levels, moderate northeast winds and high waves could cause floodi…

NIAGARA FALLS – Niagara Falls Police were called to the scene of two separate shootings and a stabbing Tuesday, all of which occurred within a span of three hours and involved groups of people fighting. Four people who were injured in the three incidents wound up at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center for treatment, though none of their injuries were considered …

The Summit, a largely vacant shopping mall on Williams Road in Wheatfield, is receiving a three-year allocation of low-cost electricity from Niagara County for use in an inflatable sports dome to be built behind the mall this year. The 96,000-square-foot dome will house several athletic fields and courts. According to Summit Outlets' application for 184 kilowatts from…

What do you get when cross a golf course groundskeeper with three successful restaurateurs in Lewiston? Visitors to the main drag in the Niagara County village will find out this weekend when the Brickyard Brewing Co. holds an open house as part of the Taste of Lewiston. “We really want to try to wow people,” said Eric Matthews, who along with Ken Bryan owns of t…

The State Senate passed a bill Monday that would create a $55 million fund to be tapped by Lake Ontario property owners whose land or structures have been damaged by flooding or erosion this spring. Sen. Robert G. Ortt, R-North Tonawanda, said the grant program would offer state grants of up to $15,500 to homeowners and up to $50,000 to small businesses or farms. Not-fo…

A Niagara Falls teenager was denied youthful offender status and sentenced to two years in state prison Monday for attempting an armed robbery. Karlin N. Ryan Jr.,  17, of Walnut Avenue, also will have to serve three years of post-release supervision on his guilty plea to attempted second-degree robbery, State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. ordered. Niag…

A man with a gun who tried to rob a food trailer Sunday night in downtown Niagara Falls ran away when confronted by a relative of the victim, according to a city police report. The victim told police he was getting ready to close for the evening just before midnight when a man tried entering the trailer near the corner of Rainbow Boulevard and Old Falls Street, accordin…