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A suspect is in custody following a domestic incident involving a weapon on Mount Hope Road on the Tuscarora Indian Reservation, according to authorities. The situation ended peacefully, Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour tweeted at 2:24 p.m. Mount Hope was closed between Walmore and Green roads, Lewiston police posted on Facebook. No further information was imm…

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A situation involving police on Grauer Road in the Town of Niagara has ended peacefully, Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour said. A suspect in the incident is in custody, Voutour tweeted. Authorities have not released any further detail about the situation, which was believed to involve some type of domestic incident. Residents on Grauer between Military and Her…

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The proposed 2018 City of Lockport budget can be adopted as it currently stands, although the State Comptroller's Office raised questions Wednesday about some of the figures. "It's just a heads-up from us to make sure these are correct," spokesman Brian Butry said. "They're putting out things that we have to keep in mind more than things we have to change the budget …

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An assistant public defender and former candidate for Niagara Falls judge was arrested last weekend after an alleged domestic violence incident in North Tonawanda, according to police. Alan J. Roscetti, 38, of Niagara Falls, has been charged with criminal obstruction of breathing and child endangerment, both misdemeanors, and second-degree harassment, a violation, said …

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The Frontier House, one of the oldest buildings in the region and for generations a focal point of the Village of Lewiston, is being sold. The Center Street landmark is being sold for $800,000, confirmed Stacey C. Sheehan, a consultant to Hastings Hospitality, the current owners. She would not identify the buyer. The onetime hotel, built in 1824 and listed on the N…

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Community Missions of the Niagara Frontier will give thanks if some turkeys flock to its doors before Thanksgiving. The agency at 1570 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls, is gearing up to feed some 250 needy families a traditional Thanksgiving meal. To do so, it needs at least 70 frozen turkeys to be donated. Along with frozen turkeys, other items that are always in need du…

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Eight historic and interesting Niagara Falls properties, ranging from a newly opened hotel in a one-time chocolate factory to private homes and churches, will be open to the public as part of the ticketed "Niagara's Treasures Tour" from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 18. The tour is being offered by the Niagara Falls Historic Preservation Society and the Niagara Arts and Cultur…

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The winning bid was $130,000 at Wednesday's auction for the closed Schimschack's Restaurant in Pekin, but it may be rejected. Auction terms gave restaurant owner James J. Marinello the right to reject the bid. He said the bid doesn't come close to covering his debts. Unless an agreement can be worked out with Marinello's creditors, the bid will be turned down, said Mari…

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Even if Niacet Corp. receives all the incentives it seeks, the company can't guarantee its planned $40 million expansion would be built in Niagara Falls. But without a tax break, low-cost power and a cash grant from New York State, it's "highly unlikely" the project will happen in the city, said Salvatore J. D'Angelo, Niacet's manager of quality assurance and regulatory…

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When you hear "young authors," you imagine children tapping away at keyboards or bent over paper, pens or pencil in hand, creating a world with words. You don't picture smock-clad youngsters covering sheets of paper with layers of paint, then inscribing the smooth surface by dragging plastic cards, wide-toothed combs and even a tiny hand-shaped back scratcher through th…

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Kidde, a major manufacturer of fire extinguishers, has recalled some extinguishers with plastic handles or plastic push buttons, which were distributed to local residents by the Niagara County Healthy Neighborhoods Program for the past several years. "The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fir…

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Christopher M. Freeney of Niagara Falls was sentenced Monday to 2 1/2 years in state prison for possession of cocaine with the intention of selling it. State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. said the sentence will be served simultaneously with a two-year state sentence Freeney began in September for a drug possession felony in Chautauqua County. Freeney, 47…

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Niagara Falls Republicans entered Tuesday's election with hopes of success in the City Council race -- but Democrats won two of the three seats being contested. Combined with incumbents who didn't have to run this year, the Democrats will hold a 3-2 edge on the Council in 2018. Complete but unofficial election results showed William D. Kennedy II, a first-time Democr…

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The 2018 Niagara County Legislature will look exactly the same as the 2017 version as all incumbents won Tuesday. Only six of the 15 lawmakers had opponents, and the Republicans will continue to hold an 11-4 edge, with all four Democrats from Niagara Falls. The closest race was in North Tonawanda's 9th District, where Majority Leader Randy R. Bradt held off Democrat …

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Nov. 7 Niagara County general election results: *County Legislature 2nd District (vote one) Fred M. Newlin II D-WF 886 Rebecca J. Wydysh (i) R-C-G-I-REF 1548 6th District (vote one) Dennis F. Virtuoso (i) D-C-WF-I 1186 Jeffrey Flach R 511 7th District (vote one) Adam C. Dickey D-WF 1304 Kathryn L. Lance (i) R-C-I 1546 Random Stevenson G 3…