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A 61-year-old Sanborn man was sentenced Wednesday by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny to time served for the 42 months he was jailed after his November 19, 2009, arrest by state troopers in Lewiston.The troopers seized firearms and multiple rounds of ammunition from him because he was legally prohibited from possessing any firearms as a result of a felony drug …

WILSON – The Wilson School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to give up junior varsity football and replace that team with a modified team open to middle school students.Athletic Director Jeffrey Roth recommended the move because of a shortage of players. He said there would likely be more than 40 boys on a modified roster open to seventh-, eighth- and ninth graders, “which …

WHEATFIELD – The Niagara County SPCA has announced that it is “bursting at the seams.”Officials said fewer animals are being adopted while the SPCA is on a mission to maintain its role as a no-kill facility, decreasing euthanasia by 98.6 percent from two years ago.Director Amy Lewis said the shelter in Niagara County is also unique because it acts as both a holding facilit…

NIAGARA FALLS – A $10 million downtown hotel cleared one of its last remaining hurdles Wednesday night.A proposal to build a four-story, 110-room Wingate by Wyndham Hotel at Rainbow Boulevard and Fourth Street got the go-ahead from the city Planning Board, which voted 7-0 to approve a site plan for the project.It is being developed by Plati Niagara, a holding company forme…

LOCKPORT – The city’s new memorial committee has almost completed its membership roster and will hold its first meeting at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Alderman Kenneth M. Genewick said at Wednesday’s Common Council session.Genewick, R-5th Ward, and Alderwoman Kathryn J. “Kitty” Fogle, R-3rd Ward, are co-chairmen of the 11-member panel, whose assignments are to come up with a locatio…

WHEATFIELD – The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency changed its mind Wednesday and awarded a tax break for the expansion of a Ransomville auto dealer.The only difference between Wednesday’s action and the one rejected in April was that it was a tax abatement of five years rather than 15.There was one other difference: attendance at the meeting.Two months ago, the…

LOCKPORT – James E. Stahl, 45, of John Street, Lockport, who washed out of a court-supervised drug treatment program as a free man, should receive his treatment behind bars, Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas recommended Wednesday.Stahl, who had pleaded guilty in November 2011 to third-degree burglary, was sent to Willard Correctional Facility, home of the state pris…

LOCKPORT – Juan Rivera-Stupia III admitted Wednesday in Niagara County Court that he had sex repeatedly with an 8-year-old girl during an eight-month period last year.Rivera-Stupia, 32, of Oliver Street, Lockport, pleaded guilty to first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child. The maximum penalty for that is 25 years in prison and 20 years of post-release supervis…

NIAGARA FALLS – A Falls man is accused in a knife point robbery.Tyrell J. Jordan, 20, of 18th Street, was charged Tuesday for his alleged role in the armed robbery of a Falls man last Thursday in the 1600 block of Cleveland Avenue. A second suspect remains at large, according to Niagara Falls Police Capt. William Thomson.Jordan, currently released on bail as a suspect in a…

NIAGARA FALLS – A Linwood Avenue man said $1,380 worth of roofing tools were stolen from his home while he was out of his apartment Monday.The victim said he stores the tools in the basement and underneath the basement stairs and left his tools behind on Monday because he didn’t need them for the job. He said he returned at 6:30 p.m. Monday and they were gone. A framing gu…

NIAGARA FALLS – A Falls man was arrested Tuesday, accused of pistol whipping a woman and putting a gun to her son’s head.Dionte D. Dolson, 19, of McKoon Avenue, was charged with second-degree assault with a weapon and second-degree menacing on Tuesday, for his role in an incident at 8 p.m. Monday in the 2800 block of Eagle Heights. Brittny D. Robinson, 27, of Eagle Heights…

SANBORN – A Lockport man was charged with robbing the Sanborn Family Mart at knife point this morning.Danny Merritt, 32, of Murphy Road was charged with first-degree robbery and was arraigned before Lewiston Town Court Judge Hugh Gee and remanded to Niagara County Jail on $10,000 bail.Merritt allegedly entered the Sanborn Family Mart at 2939 Saunders Settlement Road at 2 a…

NIAGARA FALLS – A Niagara Falls home with eight external security cameras was unable to record the person or persons who cut fiber optic wire to all of the cameras in a 24-hour period. Damage was listed at $2,000.The 45-year-old victim in the 3200 block of Michigan Avenue said he discovered at 11:30 p.m. Monday that wires to four external cameras were cut. He said when he …

WHEATFIELD – A new jet boat tour in the lower Niagara River and a new boutique hotel for downtown Niagara Falls sought tax breaks Wednesday from the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency.Niagara Jet Adventures, owned by Michael Fox, hopes to open in August with three 33-foot boats.Unlike Whirlpool Jet Boats, which has operated from Lewiston and Niagara-on-the-Lake, …

NIAGARA FALLS – A man described as mentally impaired was forcibly arrested last week in the Niagara Falls City Courthouse after swearing and threatening the judge and police, and refusing to follow orders during his arraignment, police said.Police released an arrest report Monday of the June 17 arrest of Christopher L. Ford, 32, of 19th Street.According to officers, Ford w…