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Fatal fire in Youngstown
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 11:20 am
On Thursday, at 8:12 p.m., the Niagara County Sheriff's Office communications center received a 911 call reporting smoke in the apartment building located at 136 Jackson St., in the Village of Youngstown. NCSO deputies and officers from the Town of Lewiston Police Department responded and confirmed smoke coming from the second floor of the building.
Frontier House team looks to award construction bids, finalize agreement with restaurant tenant
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 11:00 am
Ellicott Development, the principal pillar in the Frontier House ownership team, is drawing closer to awarding construction bids to renovate Lewiston's most-famous building.
New lights installed at Center and Fifth
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 09:50 am
Brand-new traffic lights and street signs have been installed at the intersection of Center and Fifth streets in the Village of Lewiston. This is part of the streetscape project that began in 2022, and was funded by the New York State Department of Transportation.
Full free edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Feb. 3, 2023
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 09:15 am
Full free edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Feb. 3, 2023
DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee sends thanks; has pavers for sale
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 08:55 am
The DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee would like to extend heartfelt thanks for the ongoing support from the community, as well as a special note of appreciation to two Island organizations for their support during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
On National Missing Person's Day, New York's specialized police officers reassure families their missing loved ones remain a priority
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 07:00 am
The uncertainty and fear from having a loved one go missing is a pain that too many families endure - often for a lifetime. The 1,100 officers of the PBA of New York State (PBANYS) routinely work to reunite families of the missing, including students from the State University of New York and sportsmen and visitors who become lost or missing in state forests and parks.
Hochul urges New Yorkers to prepare for dangerously cold temperatures & extreme wind chill this weekend
Thu, Feb 2nd 2023 10:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday urged New Yorkers to prepare for dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills beginning Friday and continuing through Saturday. Most regions across the state, including Western and Central New York, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, Mohawk Valley, North Country, Capital Region and Mid-Hudson, are expected to see temperatures as low as minus-15 degrees and wind chills as low as minus-25 to minus-50 degrees for a period lasting almost 48 hours.
Ice at Canalside closing Friday due to low temperatures
Thu, Feb 2nd 2023 10:50 pm
The Ice at Canalside presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield will be closed Friday, Feb. 3, due to the frigid temperatures expected throughout our region. All curling, igloo and group reservations scheduled will be notified and refunded.
Erie County prepares for bitterly cold weather leading into the weekend
Thu, Feb 2nd 2023 10:50 pm
An arctic front will enter Erie County on Thursday evening, bringing strong winds with possible gusts in excess of 40 mph. Low windchills and a burst of moderately heavy snow may cause localized hazardous travel on Thursday evening. These conditions will increase the risks of frostbite and hypothermia for people who spend any time outdoors tonight through Saturday.
9 Niagara University students score 'Super Sunday' experience
Thu, Feb 2nd 2023 09:40 am
Nine students from Niagara University's College of Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management will work behind the scenes at Super Bowl LVII for a one-of-a-kind experiential learning opportunity.
Defendant sentenced for committing series of bank robberies in south Buffalo
Thu, Feb 2nd 2023 09:40 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 60-year-old Donald R. Thie of no permanent address was sentenced yesterday afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Suzanne Maxwell Barnes to two to six years in prison.
'Little Sweet Hearts' campaign looks to raise funds to fight pediatric cancer
Thu, Feb 2nd 2023 09:00 am
Throughout the month of February, Sweet Buffalo Rocks and Totally Buffalo Cares are teaming up with local businesses and organizations to raise funds for children battling pediatric cancer and life-threatening illnesses with the "Little Sweet Hearts" campaign.
Free tax filing at NCCC
Thu, Feb 2nd 2023 08:55 am
Tax season is here and Niagara County Community College (NCCC) is ready to assist people with their annual filings.
FOX renews 'The Cleaning Lady' for third season
Thu, Feb 2nd 2023 08:55 am
FOX Entertainment has renewed the character-driven drama "The Cleaning Lady" for a third season, it was announced Wednesday by Michael Thorn, president of scripted programming, FOX Entertainment.
NYSEG, RG&E offer safety tips ahead of extreme cold
Thu, Feb 2nd 2023 08:40 am
New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) are reminding customers to take measures to stay safe and warm with extreme cold weather moving into New York beginning Thursday, Feb. 2, and lasting into Saturday, Feb. 4.
Beyoncé returns to the global stage for 'Renaissance World Tour'
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 11:55 pm
Following the wildly successful release of Beyoncé's seventh studio album, "Renaissance," the global superstar has announced "Renaissance World Tour" today, her first solo tour in over six years.
Hochul announces highlights of executive budget
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 11:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday outlined her fiscal year 2024 executive budget.
Students studying food service, hospitality, culinary arts encouraged to apply for scholarships from Taste of Buffalo & Tops Friendly Markets
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 10:45 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program to support Western New York-area high school seniors aspiring to careers in the food service and hospitality industries. This year's program will award four recipients with a $1,000 scholarship to be applied toward room and board, books or fees.
Electric vehicle charging stations available at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 10:45 pm
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA has added ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging capacity through a collaboration with Electrify America that will enable drivers of capable vehicles to fully charge their battery in as little as 20 minutes.
Niagara University receives grants totaling $500,000 from Mother Cabrini Foundation
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 10:40 pm
Niagara University has received a $300,000 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation to continue and enhance work done by its College of Nursing to foster nurse resilience, effectively bridge the transition from student to health care professional, address a critical shortage in the nursing workforce, increase awareness of health inequities, and develop effective approaches to care in complex environments across Western New York, with an emphasis on Niagara County.
Villa Maria College partners with Duncan Kirkwood to launch Center for Resiliency
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 10:40 pm
The start of the spring 2023 semester marked the official launch of Villa Maria College's Center for Resiliency. Renowned speaker, author and trainer Duncan Kirkwood will serve as the founding director of the Center for Resiliency, which was created to help students and other young people develop the skills that are critical to overcoming obstacles and achieving their goals.
Roofer sentenced for scamming 6 customers in Erie County
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 10:40 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 33-year-old David J. Whitman, formerly of Niagara Falls, was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi to a three-year conditional discharge and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine.
Buffalo woman pleads guilty to driving through police blockade, running over trooper during protest
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 10:40 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 33-year-old Deyanna J. Davis of Buffalo pleaded guilty this afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to one count of assault in the second degree (class "D" felony). The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge on the day jury selection was scheduled to begin in her trial.
HEALTHeLINK releases 2022 report to the community
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 12:05 pm
HEALTHeLINK, the health information exchange (HIE) for Western New York, is advancing its collaboration with the health care community to further expand the utilization of data to support strategies to improve health, increase access to care, and reduce health disparities.
Niagara County clerk 'clears up confusion' on notary renewals
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 10:00 am
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski today sought to clear up confusion for any person looking to renew their notary commission. Jastrzemski said notaries should continue to renew through their local county clerk's office.
Bryan Adams returns to the road with 'So Happy It Hurts Tour' featuring special guest Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 10:00 am
Famed musician and singer-songwriter Bryan Adams announced his 2023 "So Happy It Hurts Tour" with iconic group Joan Jett and the Blackhearts on Tuesday night's episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."
Black History Month offers opportunities to save lives and to 'Be The Beat'
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 09:55 am
Black or Hispanic adults who experience cardiac arrest outside a hospital setting are substantially less likely to receive lifesaving care from a bystander. The American Heart Association, devoted to world of healthier lives for all, is working to affect change by empowering members of these communities to learn lifesaving Hands-Only CPR.
Fall Out Boy announces 'So Much For (Tour) Dust,' with stops in Buffalo & Toronto
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 09:55 am
Grammy Award-nominated and multi-Platinum-selling rock band Fall Out Boy is set to hit the road this summer with their 2023 headline tour "So Much For (Tour) Dust." The 25-date-plus North American trek will kick off with a show of epic proportions at Chicago's famed Wrigley Field on June 21 before continuing through cities like St. Louis, Dallas, Phoenix, Atlanta, Toronto, and concluding in Camden, New Jersey, on Aug. 6.
UB: King examines the significance of Black History Month in schools and society
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 09:55 am
Black History Month arrives shortly after each new year, but does 2023 bring any changes surrounding Black history and how it's being discussed and taught in schools?
AAA offers auto tips ahead of arctic blast
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 09:00 am
An arctic blast is expected to grip the region at the end of this week with frigid temperatures and wind chills. In some areas, temperatures are forecasted to drop below zero degrees. The cold spell is expected to begin Friday and last through Saturday. AAA is preparing for an increase in call volume, especially for dead batteries, as temperatures fall.
Niagara Falls police seek missing teen
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 08:40 am
The Niagara Falls Police Department is searching for 15-year-old Lorelai R. Russell, who was reported missing on Tuesday. Lorelai was last seen wearing a gray hoodie with anime characters, and sweatpants. She is 5 feet, 2 inches tall; approximately 80 pounds; and possibly traveling out of state and considered vulnerable.
Niagara Arts Guild meeting
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 05:50 pm
Lockport artist Peggy Taylor will show Japanese low relief wood carving at a meeting of the Niagara Arts Guild on Friday, Feb. 10. The event is at 7 p.m. at the Dale Association, 33 Church St., Lockport.
DiNapoli calls for 'long-needed state debt reform'
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 05:50 pm
New York state has one of the nation's highest debt levels, largely because measures to restrict the excessive use of debt have been circumvented over the years in state budgets. Since the Debt Reform Act was passed in 2000, state-supported debt outstanding increased by $25 billion. Over the next five years, this debt is projected by the Division of the Budget to increase by $26 billion, or 42%, from $61.9 billion in state fiscal year (SFY) 2021-22 to $88 billion in SFY 2026-27.
BBB scam alert: How Social Security recipients can stay alert to the cost-of-living adjustment scams
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 05:50 pm
Each year, the Social Security Administration (SSA) approves a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for recipients of Social Security benefits and Supplementary Security Income (SSI). Due to inflation, payments can increase by 8.7% this year. It's a significant increase - the highest COLA approved in more than 40 years - and scammers are taking advantage. If you or a loved one receive Social Security benefits, stay alert to the signs of a scam.
Bank of America supports FeedMore WNY
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 05:50 pm
A recent $25,000 donation to local nonprofit FeedMore WNY complements the $30,000 donated in early 2022 through the bank's program, which encouraged bank employees to receive an annual flu shot and/or coronavirus vaccine or booster, while also investing in the community.
Department of State launches new electronic notary license system to provide online services to New Yorkers
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 05:45 pm
The New York State Department of State announced the availability of an online application and registration portal for notaries starting Feb. 1.
Consumer alert: Department of State's DCP warns of credit and debit card skimming scams
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 05:45 pm
During Identity Theft Awareness Week, the Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection warned New Yorkers of credit and debit card skimming scams where thieves place "skimming" devices at ATMs, gas station pumps and other unattended payment terminals to steal card information.
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss announce new US tour for spring & summer
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 05:00 pm
On the heels of a triumphant year that saw Robert Plant and Alison Krauss reunite for their first international tour in more than a decade, the duo has announced new tour dates for 2023.
Michael Franti & Spearhead: 'Big Big Love Tour' set to stop at Artpark Amphitheater June 21
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 04:55 pm
Michael Franti & Spearhead "Big Big Love Tour" with special guests Tank and the Bangas visit the Artpark Amphitheater at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 21. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3. This concert is presented by Funtime and Artpark.
Fallsview Casino venues to welcome Danielle Bradbery, Better than Ezra, Tom Papa, Aaron Kwok
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 04:55 pm
From country to rock to comedy, to the man known as one of Hong Kong's "Four Heavenly Kings" of dance/pop music, the latest additions to March's performance roster for the Avalon Theatre and the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino will feature a variety of talents.

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