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A 15-year-old student has been charged with making a false report following a threat Monday at Lockport High School, police said Wednesday. Police were called to the school at about 8:55 a.m. Monday after the school district received a bomb threat. The high school, North Park Middle School and Lockport High School West were searched by police due to the context of the m…

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Three Lockport schools had a shelter-in-place issued Monday morning for approximately two hours before the all-clear was given, according to Lockport police. Lockport police said that the shelter-in-place was called at Lockport High, Lockport High West and North Park Junior High. Lockport Police dispatch confirmed that the shelter-in-place was prompted by a threat of so…

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A man was charged Monday night with breaking into Rent-A-Center, 73 Walnut St., in Lockport, police said. Officers on patrol on Main Street responded to the scene at about 11:25 p.m. when they heard an alarm in the area. They went inside and saw a man gathering electronic items and trying to pick up a large, flat-screen television, Lockport Police said in a Facebook pos…

A City of Lockport man who was wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred on Oct. 13 on Orchard Street was taken into custody Tuesday by Lockport police. Javonte Epps-Fisher, 24, was located with the assistance of  State Police and U.S. Marshals, police said. Epps-Fisher has been charged with second degree attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon…