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NYS Agriculture Department asks residents along Lake Ontario to report box tree moth
Mon, Jul 31st 2023 07:30 pm
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets announced additional findings of the box tree moth, an invasive pest.
NYSEG, RG&E remind customers to dig safely
Mon, Jul 31st 2023 07:25 pm
As summer continues, New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) are reminding customers that safety always comes first before taking on any outdoor project that involves excavation or digging.
Didn't finish your daily to-do list at work? Don't dwell on it
Mon, Jul 31st 2023 12:25 pm
In today's complex and unpredictable work environments, understanding how employees respond to unachieved daily work goals is crucial to supporting their well-being and day-to-day productivity, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.
Hochul: 'Significant progress' in fight against gun violence in Buffalo
Fri, Jul 28th 2023 01:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced "significant progress" in the fight against gun violence in the City of Buffalo.
A new era in law enforcement training: Officials break ground on police academy complex at NCCC
Fri, Jul 28th 2023 09:20 am
Tuesday marked an exciting beginning for the future of local law enforcement. Amid summer rain, county and state officials gathered with visitors from the law enforcement community to break ground for the new Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy training facility at Niagara County Community College.
Buffalo man admits posting social media threat against local stores days after Tops shooting
Tue, Jul 25th 2023 09:50 pm
U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Rolik Walker, 25, of Buffalo, pleaded guilty to transmitting an interstate threat, before U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra Jr. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, and a $250,000 fine.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center introduces EMS alert system to streamline emergency services, reduce ambulances leaving county
Tue, Jul 25th 2023 04:00 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has announced the implementation of an EMS alert system designed to optimize patient hand-off procedures and establish seamless coordination with pre-hospital care providers prior to their arrival at ER 1, emergency services at NFMMC.
Niagara County Sheriff's Office 'Building Bridges; in Niagara Falls
Tue, Jul 25th 2023 07:00 am
On Monday, Sheriff Michael Filicetti announced the culmination of the week-long "Building Bridges" program. This partnership between the Niagara County Sheriff's Office and the Niagara Falls Police Department was created in an effort to have youth and law enforcement officers interact in a positive environment.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital appoints new emergency department manager
Mon, Jul 24th 2023 01:35 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital (MSMH) recently appointed Lindsay Gubala, B.S.N., R.N., to serve as the manager of the hospital's emergency department. She is a 20-year veteran of the hospital and holds a bachelor of science in nursing degree from Roberts Wesleyan College, and an associate degree in nursing from Niagara County Community College.
Congresswoman Tenney introduces legislation to support small, local news organizations
Mon, Jul 24th 2023 01:00 pm
Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-24) on Friday introduced the Community News and Small Business Support Act alongside Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA). This bill utilizes tax credits to address the decline of local news organizations and support small businesses.
Higgins: More than $588,000 in Homeland Security funding for Western New York
Mon, Jul 24th 2023 07:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Friday announced $588,125 in federal funding for Western New York awarded through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's preparedness grant programs.
Rabies vaccine air drop and ground baiting for wildlife populations will begin in late-July
Mon, Jul 24th 2023 07:00 am
The yearly rabies vaccine distribution for wildlife populations in Erie County is scheduled to start in early August.
Project Connect Niagara offers 40-plus services to community
Fri, Jul 21st 2023 07:00 am
A one-day, one-stop event in Niagara Falls next week will bring more than 40 agencies and health providers together to help area residents who are in need of services.
Jacobs School student gets to work with the Buffalo Bills' medical team this summer
Wed, Jul 19th 2023 08:40 pm
Mohamed Bah, a rising third-year student at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, is looking forward to working with the widely lauded Buffalo Bills medical team in a clinical rotation in August.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center TV installation project to enhance patient experience
Wed, Jul 19th 2023 08:40 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced its ongoing TV installation project is "well underway and on track for completion by the end of August." This initiative, made possible by a $200,000 donation from local philanthropist Russell J. Salvatore in April, "aims to significantly enhance the patient experience throughout the medical campus."
NYS takes 'proactive measures to ensure safe summer' at amusement parks & fairs statewide
Tue, Jul 18th 2023 05:25 pm
The New York Department of State and the Department of Labor today announced proactive measures to ensure a fun, safe amusement park and fair season for families and visitors statewide.
Niagara County Office for the Aging distributing farmers market coupons
Mon, Jul 17th 2023 09:20 pm
The Niagara County Office for the Aging has begun distributing farmers market coupon booklets at sites throughout Niagara County.
Niagara County Sherriff's Office announces July 4 high-visibility engagement campaign results
Mon, Jul 17th 2023 11:25 am
Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti is pleased to share the results from the July 4 DWI enforcement campaign.
Erie County can help keep homes and families cool & comfortable
Fri, Jul 14th 2023 02:30 pm
It seems like summer has just started and already it's going too fast. I have been enjoying spending time at various district events, including the Grand Island Fourth of July parade, Italian Heritage Festival, and the children's concerts here in Kenmore.
'History makes me ready': Contino takes command of 914th
Fri, Jul 14th 2023 07:00 am
Col. Joseph Contino assumed command of the 914th Air Refueling Wing - leading 1,600 military and a civilian member force - at a change of command ceremony at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on July 7.
Tops receives 'Tree of Love' to honor victims of 5/14
Wed, Jul 12th 2023 05:15 pm
Tops is incredibly grateful for the heartfelt generosity of the Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts for its donation of a pink pom pom redbud to our Jefferson Avenue store. This tree was chosen for its beautiful heart-shaped leaves and, come spring, large display of flowers.
Schumer, Gillibrand, Higgins announce $1.3 million EDA grant for NU's Academic Innovation Hub
Wed, Jul 12th 2023 09:35 am
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, and Congressman Brian Higgins on Tuesday announced Niagara University has been awarded a $1.3 million grant through the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to bolster workforce development in Western New York.
Catholic Charities: More than $9.1 million raised for Appeal 2023
Tue, Jul 11th 2023 12:25 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo announced today that Appeal 2023, in support of Catholic Charities and the "Fund for the Faith," achieved a total of $9,124,024.89 in cash and pledges, representing 96% of its $9.5 million goal.
Higgins honors military service of WNY veterans Charles Walker & Ira Roberts
Mon, Jul 10th 2023 04:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins celebrated the service of local veterans Charles B. Walker Sr. and the late-Ira Russel Roberts Jr. during a special presentation on Sunday.
ECHDC board authorizes contracts to advance Wilkeson Pointe improvements
Mon, Jul 10th 2023 04:15 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC) board of directors met today and authorized several contracts to advance the Wilkeson Pointe improvements project on Buffalo's Outer Harbor.
AAA: Keep burglars at bay when you're away
Fri, Jul 7th 2023 11:35 am
2023 summer travel is setting new records. Take, for example, AAA's projection of 50.7 million Independence Day travelers or TSA's record passenger counts that were recently reported at U.S. airports. For vacations near or far, AAA is sharing tips with travelers to keep homes safe while they're away.
Niagara County Sheriff's Office partnering with automated license plate reader company
Fri, Jul 7th 2023 11:35 am
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is announcing a partnership with Flock Safety, a company that provides an automated license plate reader (ALPR) service. The installation of cameras will include 67 locations strategically located throughout Niagara County.
Flynn provides statement on Main Street fatal fire investigation
Thu, Jul 6th 2023 09:05 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn offered the following statement on Thursday:
Fourth of July shooting in Niagara Falls
Wed, Jul 5th 2023 09:50 am
At approximately 8:53 p.m. last night, July 4, a 46-year-old man from Niagara Falls was shot in the arm and the abdomen on 16th Street in Niagara Falls. He was then transported to ECMC. Currently, there is no update on his condition.
HART to open Dr. Joyce E. Sirianni Education Center
Mon, Jul 3rd 2023 10:00 am
The Dr. Joyce E. Sirianni Education Center is officially opening Tuesday, July 11.
Defendant sentenced for committing robberies in Buffalo & Orchard Park
Fri, Jun 30th 2023 02:45 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 39-year-old Edward T. Turner of Buffalo was sentenced yesterday morning before Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio to seven years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision. He was sentenced as a second felony offender.
Hochul: Civil service exam fees now waived through 2025
Fri, Jun 30th 2023 02:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced civil service exam application fees are now waived for all New York state civil service exams, beginning July 1, 2023, through December 2025. Her team said the removal of fees for all state exams was one of several actions included in the fiscal year 2024 budget to help modernize New York's public workforce.
Niagara Power Vista to host free 'STEM Weekend Workshops' beginning Saturday, July 8
Thu, Jun 29th 2023 10:50 pm
To celebrate its 60th anniversary, the New York Power Authority's Niagara Power Vista will host free "STEM Weekend Workshops" beginning Saturday, July 8, and Sunday, July 9. The workshops will run between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. every weekend in July.
Niagara Falls USA hosts Military Reunion Network
Thu, Jun 29th 2023 10:50 pm
The Military Reunion Network (MRN) hosted its annual educational summit at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Niagara Falls from Friday, June 23, through Monday, June 26. The event allows veterans to connect with reunion planners, as well as destination and hotel partners, to create connections and develop planning tools.
AAA: Simple steps to swimming safety
Thu, Jun 29th 2023 10:50 pm
Summer is in full swing, and Independence Day weekend is going to be full of pool parties and beach getaways. Unfortunately, every year in the United States, there are an estimated 4,000 unintentional drownings, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
NYS: Expanded eligibility for New York State Police applicants to help recruitment
Thu, Jun 29th 2023 10:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced she has approved a request from the New York State Police to raise the maximum age to apply to become a New York State Trooper from 29 to 34.
Niagara Falls shooting victim dies
Thu, Jun 29th 2023 10:50 pm
The female victim from the shooting that occurred on Monday, June 26, at 4:30 p.m. on 19th Street in Niagara Falls has died as a result of her injuries. The victim is identified as 18-year-old McKenzie Munt of the Tuscarora Indian Reservation.
FTC takes action against Publishers Clearing House for 'misleading consumers about sweepstakes entries'
Wed, Jun 28th 2023 04:15 pm
As a result of a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit, Publishers Clearing House (PCH) has agreed to a proposed court order that will require it to pay $18.5 million to consumers who spent money and wasted their time, and make substantial changes to how it conducts business online.
Higgins, Niagara University announce plans for science research lab on Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
Wed, Jun 28th 2023 03:15 pm
Niagara University will open a science research lab on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus this summer, thanks to $750,000 in funding secured through the office of Congressman Brian Higgins.
Motor vehicle accident on 19th Street in Niagara Falls
Tue, Jun 27th 2023 07:30 am
Shortly after 4:30 p.m. Monday, Niagara Falls Police responded to the area of 19th and Falls Streets for a report of shots fired and a motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival on the scene, officers located a two-vehicle motor accident.

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