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NIAGARA FALLS - A woman driving with a 4-month-old child in her car faces an array of charges including aggravated driving while intoxicated, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. Shayonna S. Miller, 27, of Niagara Falls, was pulled over in the McDonald's parking lot at Niagara Falls Boulevard and Military Road at 12:16 a.m. Tuesday, the Sheriff's Office sai…

A Niagara Falls councilman's bid to ban the use of cell phones by city lawmakers at public meetings failed to win any support among his colleagues. Councilman Kenny Tompkins sponsored a measure introduced at Monday night's City Council meeting that called for council members to "refrain from bringing with them activated personal electronic devices of any nature, includ…

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County will host several homesteading classes in the coming weeks designed to help participants on the path to greater and healthier self-sufficiency. You can take one or more than one class, and do not need to be a county resident. All class supplies are included with the class fee, unless otherwise noted. Preregistration and pr…

NIAGARA FALLS – Police said they are closing in on identifying the couple who abandoned a tan and white pit bull in the 1600 block of Falls Street Saturday afternoon. A resident of the neighborhood told police of seeing a late-model, white pickup with a cap on the rear pull over near her home about 2:30 p.m. A man and woman got out of the pickup, removed the dog from …

TOWN OF NIAGARA – Town of Niagara Police have arrested a juvenile in connection with the recent theft of a .22-caliber rifle from a Hyde Park Boulevard home. The homeowner told police that his daughter brought two friends into the home on March 7, and the male suspect went through the home, looking for items to steal, and made off with the gun. Town police charged …

NIAGARA FALLS – A Zito Drive man was hospitalized late Saturday after overdosing on inhalants in the restroom of a Subway restaurant, police said. Eric J. Bartram, 39, was charged with criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument and inhalation of toxic vapors. He was taken to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center for treatment and psychiatric evaluation, police sai…

WHEATFIELD – The next challenge to the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station can be seen along the flight path. The prospect of new subdivisions or other developments sprouting up on farmland around the air base worries local officials who fear such development could make it harder to safeguard the station in any future round of base closings. They weathered different miss…

When Angelo C. Ianni arrived at Fort Niagara for processing into World War II, the draftee took notice of other 18-year-olds who were crying. They were homesick, he realized. “You have to understand that back in those days people never left their own communities. Many of these young men had never been away from home,” said Ianni. He did not cry then, but he di…

HARTLAND - Firefighters from several companies Saturday night battled a fire that started in a motor home and spread to a barn  at 7321 Ridge Road. The fire was reported about  5:45 p.m., and when deputies  arrived on the scene both the motor home and barn were fully engulfed, authorities said. The blaze was extinguished by firefighters from companies including W…

TOWN OF LOCKPORT -  Authorities have applied for two arrest warrants in the wake of a series of thefts - the most recent one on Wednesday night - from the Arrow Mart store on Sunset Drive. Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies said two people entered the store shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday, with a  woman stealing several alcoholic drinks as a man distracted store perso…

NIAGARA FALLS - A 28-year-old man suffered a head wound Friday evening when he was attacked in the 1900 block of Walnut Avenue, police said. Officers were dispatched to the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center emergency room just before 6 p.m. after hospital officials reported the attack. The victim, police said, would say only that  he had been attacked near a Coasta…

NIAGARA FALLS - A Pennsylvania boy saw his hockey hopes dashed Friday evening when someone stole his equipment bag from his father’s car, police said. The Johnstown residents were in Niagara Falls for a youth hockey tournament at Hyde Park Ice Pavilion, according to reports, and had parked  at the Days Inn on Main Street, where the theft occurred between 3:30 and 6:2…