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Three people were hurt Friday when two vehicles collided, rolled over and struck separate utility poles in Wilson, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said the accident occurred about 5:30 p.m. at the intersection of Wilson Burt Road and Maple Road in the town. Deputies said a  box truck was traveling north on Maple Road when the driver failed to …

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A body that was recovered Saturday in the East Otto State Forest in Cattaraugus County was positively identified as Rudy Ray Rockett Sr., a California man who disappeared a month ago during a visit to Western New York, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday. Sheriff's investigators found Rockett's body using a cadaver dog and are treating the case as a homic…

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A 2-year-old child was injured early Monday evening after falling from a second-story window of a house in the 7200 block of Ridgeview Drive West in North Tonawanda, a dispatcher for the Niagara County Sheriff's Office confirmed. The child was transported by Twin City ambulance to Oishei Children's Hospital. Additional information was unavailable.

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One person was killed and another seriously injured Thursday in a two-vehicle crash in the Town of Lockport, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. The accident happened at about 1 p.m. near the intersection of Stone and Johnson roads. A box truck headed east on Johnson Road cross the center line and struck a westbound passenger vehicle, according to the s…

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The body of an unidentified white male was recovered Wednesday from the Lower Niagara River near Youngstown, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. The body was reported by a resident about 1:13 p.m. and found floating along the coastline of a residential area near 135 Main St., the Sheriff's Office said. The body was recovered from the river by the U.S. Coas…

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A man allegedly driving recklessly with five children under 10 years old in his vehicle was arrested by State Police Saturday on Ruhlman Road in Lockport, State Police said. Troopers arrested Alexander C. Ruof-Brown, 26, of Lockport, on charges including criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a stimulant and aggravated driving while intoxicated under Le…

The Niagara County Sheriff's office is seeking the public's help to locate a missing teenage girl. Christina Barger is a 15-year-old girl who was last seen the first week of January in the 5700 block of West Main Street in Olcott. According to the Sheriff's office, Christina does have ties to people in the City of Lockport. She was last seen wearing black stretch pants …

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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…