Niagara County

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Tom Puckett
May 16, 2019 - 7:21 pm
Youngstown, NY (WBEN) As the waters of Lake Ontario rise, one Niagara County community is already seeing the damaging effects. In Youngstown and Porter, Porter Town Supervisor Duffy Johnston says he's already helping one business that's damaged. "I got the (Niagara Jet Adventures) 11 pallets of...
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Brendan Keany
April 22, 2019 - 11:17 pm
BARKER (WBEN) - Niagara and Orleans County emergency officials held a press conference Monday afternoon to prepare Lake Ontario shoreline residents about rising water levels. "It's almost a daily, ongoing event," said Orleans County Director of Emergency Services Dale Banker. "We check water levels...
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Brendan Keany
April 15, 2019 - 3:39 pm
LEWISTON (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Senator Chuck Schumer was in Lewiston today calling for $250 million increase in federal spending to an environmental clean-up program that would rid the Niagara Falls Storage Site of World War II-era nuclear waste. Senator Chuck Schumer is in Lewiston at the...
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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz' re-usable shopping bag. April 1, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
April 12, 2019 - 2:58 am
NEW YORK (WBEN) - The New York State Budget gave counties the option to impose a five-cent fee on paper bags to coincide with the plastic bag ban that's set to begin in 2020. Part of the money gained from the tax would help support local programs to buy reusable bags for low income families, while...
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Brendan Keany
January 22, 2019 - 5:51 pm
LOCKPORT (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Niagara Falls native William Shrubsall made an appearance in Niagara County Court on Tuesday afternoon for an arraignment hearing that charges Shrubsall with bail jumping. William Shrubsall walking into Niagara County Courthouse. His arraignment will take place...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
January 11, 2019 - 8:14 am
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Niagara County Sheriff's Office announced that many are offering reward money for information that leads to the arrest of a person who is torturing dogs. Two dogs were found tortured and dead on Wilson Road in the Town of Lockport. Cuse Pit Crew inc. of Syracuse is...
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Brenda's Bites
December 02, 2018 - 9:06 pm
15,570 people. That staggering figure reflects the number of people in Niagara County who rely on the Food Bank of WNY for nutrition and support. It’s hard to fathom that in today’s day and age people in our region – and across the United States – face issues of hunger. Many of those folks will...
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Tom Puckett
November 30, 2018 - 12:37 pm
Cambria, NY (WBEN) A driver is hospitalized after a Friday morning crash. Niagara County Sheriff's Deputies say they received a report from OnStar that a black Camaro was involved in a collision with airbag deployment in the area of Route 104 (Ridge Rd) and Route 429 (Townline Rd). NCSO and...
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Tom Puckett
October 02, 2018 - 4:44 pm
Lockport, NY (WBEN) Last week, Governor Cuomo announced the state would advance Niagara Falls casino revenue money. Now, another government wants an advance. Niagara County Legislators say the county is owed $1.5 to $2 million dollars. We are asking the Governor to advance our share of the casino...
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Tom Puckett
September 07, 2018 - 4:45 pm
Lockport, NY (WBEN) Niagara County Health officials say a bat submitted for rabies testing from Tonawanda Creek Road in the Town of Pendleton was confirmed positive for rabies. They say it's the second bat that's tested positive this year. “Bats, raccoons, skunks, and fox are all common wildlife...
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