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Three people were hospitalized Tuesday after a box truck collided with a car near 3678 Hartland Road in Hartland, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. The crash occurred after 4 p.m. when a box truck headed north on Hartland Road crossed the center line, apparently causing the head-on collision with a car traveling south, the Sheriff's Office said. Deput…

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The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help to identify a body found floating five months ago in Lake Ontario. On June 13, the Sheriff’s Office responded to a call to the U.S. Coast Guard Station at 1 Scott Ave., Youngstown, where the body of an unknown man was found. Authorities are still unsure how long the body had been in the water. The Sheri…

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office has released the name of a hunter who was found dead Wednesday under a tree stand in Royalton. The man was identified as Stephen C. Harrington, 69, of Royalton, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. An investigation into Harrington's death by the Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Bureau is continuing, the Sheriff'…

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A 68-year-old hunter was found dead Wednesday beneath a tree stand in Royalton, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's office. An initial investigation indicated that the man suffered from a medical emergency while in the tree stand before he fell to the ground. Emergency responders found the 68-year-old man lying unresponsive at the base of a tree in the woods be…

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A Wilson couple has been arrested and charged in connection with burglaries that occurred Friday in the Ransomville area, according to authorities. Christopher R. Empson, 40, and his wife, Barbara Jean Empson, 41, were allegedly burglarizing a home on Ransomville Road when the homeowner caught them, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. The homeowner came…

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A Town of Lockport resident and her daughter are facing as yet unspecified charges after Niagara County authorities said they discovered 343 animals – some of which are unlawful to keep as pets – in a home on Hamm Road. Deputies accompanied the town's animal control officer and building inspector Tuesday to the Hamm Road property, with a warrant to search the premises f…

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One of two drivers in a collision Tuesday on East Lake Road in Newfane was ejected from her car, and is in critical condition, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff's deputies responded at about 2:36 p.m., after getting 911 calls reporting the crash and what turned out to be incorrect reports that both drivers had been ejected from their cars, author…

A Niagara County man was arrested Thursday on child pornography charges, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. Michael A. Anstey, 53, of the Town of Hartland was  arrested following an investigation by the Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Bureau. Anstey was charged with five counts of promoting a sexual performance by a child and 5 counts of possessin…

A Gasport man was arrested by Niagara County Sheriff's deputies Friday after allegedly attempting to break into a Town of Lockport house. Hugh R. Jackson, 61, was charged with second-degree attempted burglary, possession of burglar's tools, fourth-degree criminal mischief, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and criminal possession of mar…

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday two teenage girls suspected of running away from an address in Lockport have been found safe. The Sheriff's Office on Monday sought the public's help in locating Danielle Schlager, 14, and Erika Burr, 16, who were both reported missing on Sunday from an address in the 6300 block of Old Niagara Road, Lockport, according to…

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Several counterfeit bills  recently have been passed to several businesses in the Lockport and Newfane areas, according to the Niagara County Sheriff. Fake $50 and $100 bills have shown up with Asian writing printed on both the front and back of the bills, according to Sheriff James R. Voutour. The people responsible for distributing the bogus bills are believed to have…

Two people were injured in a two-car crash Tuesday on Robinson Road near South Transit Road in Pendleton. Ashlee Blarr, 31 of Lockport was stopped in the road about 1  p.m., waiting to make a left turn into a driveway, when his vehicle was rear-ended by  a second vehicle, also headed west on Robinson Road, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. The driver …

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LOCKPORT – The Niagara County Department of Health and the Sheriff’s Office have conducted 57 compliance checks through March 31 at businesses to ensure tobacco products are not being sold to minors. A Wilson business, Wilson's Lakeside, 337 Lake St., was cited on a first violation, according to officials. The business was fined $700 and the owner was required to conduc…

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A Royalton man faces one count of animal cruelty after witnesses recorded him beating a 7-month-old Doberman Pinscher puppy. Jay Kenneth, 33, of Rochester Road was arrested by Niagara County Sheriff's deputies at the request of the Niagara SPCA and immediately transported for arraignment. SPCA officials said they received a call Wednesday from the sheriff's office ab…

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A woman pulled off a strong-armed robbery Wednesday at a Military Road pawn shop in Niagara Falls, Niagara County Sheriff's deputies reported. A white woman - with long dark hair, in her 20s, about 5-foot-6-inches tall and between 140 and 150 pounds - robbed the People's Casino Gold Mine, 2577 Military Road, according to the sheriff's office. She was last seen wearing a…