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On a morning of bitter cold throughout Western New York, about 13,000 households in Niagara County were without power. According to National Grid's website, 13,095 customers in Niagara County were without power Monday morning. The company listed noon as the estimated time that service would be restored. The towns most affected included Newfane, Royalton, Hartland,…

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A fire in a wood stove chimney drove a Niagara County couple and their pets out of their Royalton home late Saturday night, but no one was injured and firefighters put out the blaze. One of the owners of the home at 8152 Telegraph Road reported a fire in the wall behind the wood-burning stove in her house at around 10:33 p.m. She and her husband were able to evacuate wi…

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office Thursday was seeking the cause of a house fire in Royalton. The fire was reported by a neighbor about 4:28 p.m., according to the Sheriff's Office. When deputies arrived at the address, 8132 West Ave., they saw flames coming from a second-story window on the east side of the residence, according to authorities. Deputies said the ho…

ROYALTON – Barns, garages and homes on Ernest and Royalton Center roads were targeted in a series of break-ins during a 24-hour period last week, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office reports. At a Royalton Center Road home, someone pushed in a window air conditioning unit between 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. The occupant told deputies a shotgun belonging to a friend…