LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with a shooting on Saturday at a Halloween party that killed a woman and injured five others in New York state....
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — A woman was killed and five other people were wounded in a shooting at a large Halloween party outside Buffalo.
Police in Lockport said the shooting occurred early...
The New York Legislature has passed a two-year moratorium on the use of facial recognition in schools.
The ban approved by the House and Senate on Wednesday follows an upstate district's...
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Rapper Kodak Black pleaded guilty Thursday to a weapons charge stemming from a stop at the Canadian border crossing near Niagara Falls last April.
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — A man serving time in a South Carolina jail was indicted Tuesday in the 2015 killing and dismembering of a woman in western New York.
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York school district has begun using facial recognition technology to look for threats, over the objection of civil rights advocates who say it compromises...
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — A woman had quite a shock when she went to load groceries into her pickup truck at a western New York supermarket. There was a man's body in the truck bed.
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — A New York school district has finished installing a facial recognition system intended to spot potentially dangerous intruders, but state officials concerned about privacy...
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York school district is moving ahead with plans to use facial recognition technology.
WKBW says the Lockport City School District will start implementing...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Part of the New York State Canal System is opening Friday for recreational boaters, but several sections remain closed due to high water from heavy rain.
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — A man whose history of violent crimes began with the bludgeoning death of his mother is in a New York jail after being deported from Canada following his release from prison there.
William Shrubsall, who changed his name to Ethan Macleod, pleaded not guilty in Niagara County Court Tuesday to charges dating to 1996, when he fled to Canada while on trial for allegedly sexually abusing a 17-year-old girl. He was represented by a public defender and is being held without bail.
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Police in western New York say a highway crew has found the bodies of two small dogs that were apparently beaten and burned before being left in trash bags along a roadway.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — New York City, Syracuse and four other New York localities are among the more than two dozen U.S. cities hosting an annual winter outdoor music event.
Organizers of Make Music Winter say live music performances and parades are being held Friday, the winter solstice, in 26 cities across the nation.
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Lockport has won $10 million as the latest winner of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's downtown revitalization contest.
State officials announced the funding on Wednesday.
The western New York city plans to invest the money in efforts to make its downtown more attractive to businesses, tourists and residents. Pedestrian walkways, improved storefronts and more housing are all possibilities.
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — A veteran New York town judge will resign amid accusations he denigrated a fellow judge from the bench and made culturally and racially insensitive comments.
Court documents show Lockport Town Justice Leonard Tilney Jr. resigned in a letter dated Aug. 8. He said he would vacate the office by the end of the day on Sept. 30.
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Niagara County historians say they've helped preserve the story of the region by digitizing 28,000 newspaper pages dating to the 1800s.
Many of the local newspapers were the last known surviving copies.
The $51,000 project was funded by the philanthropic Grigg-Lewis Foundation in Lockport.
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing excavating soil at 26 homes near an upstate New York Superfund site.
The soil is contaminated with lead from the former Flintkote Plant at the Eighteen Mile Creek Superfund site in Lockport in Niagara County.
The EPA says the removal and off-site disposal of about 14,000 cubic yards of soil is part of a multi-phase cleanup plan. The soil would be replaced with clean soil.
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Police in upstate New York say they're investigating the stabbing death of a 16-year-old boy.
The Lockport Police Department says they were called to a street in the Niagara County city on Sunday night for reports of a stabbing and a large fight. Authorities say Elijah Wedington was found severely injured from a stabbing at the scene.
Emergency service workers began administering first aid to Wedington but he died at the scene.
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — The surveillance system that has kept watch on students entering Lockport schools for over a decade is getting a novel upgrade. Facial recognition technology soon will check each face against a database of expelled students, sex offenders and other possible troublemakers.
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Two workers have been killed by 800-pound (360-kilogram) slabs of countertop material that fell on them while being unloaded from a trailer in New York.
The Niagara County sheriff's office in New York says it appears 11 slabs of Corian-brand material collapsed on the workers about 1:30 a.m. Monday at the XPO Logistics facility in Lockport, near Buffalo.
Pronounced dead at the scene were 38-year-old Christopher Klosin, of Barker, and 62-year-old Roger Mangine, of Newfane.
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — A New York woman has been reunited with her grandmother's diamond watch and other pieces of sentimental jewelry after she accidentally left them inside an armoire that she gave away.
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — The death of a California man who had been reported missing and was later found in a forest in western New York is being treated as a homicide.
Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour made the announcement on Wednesday.
Rudy Ray Rockett was reported missing on April 29 after the 64-year-old Redondo Beach, California, man missed his flight home and relatives began to worry.
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — A 60-unit, three-story affordable housing development has opened in a western New York town.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that the $17.7 million Packet Boat Landing Apartments in Lockport in Niagara County had its grand opening.
The Democrat says the complex contains 60 new one-bedroom units, including 21 with supportive services. It's named after the packet boats that used to ply the Erie Canal, which cuts through Lockport.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a western New York couple who sold satellite television contracts to state prisons illegally pocketed $375,000 that should have gone to DirecTV.
New York state Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott announced Friday that Richard and Christine Wertman of Lockport in Niagara County have pleaded guilty to grand larceny in connection with the scheme.
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say they're investigating a shooting at a western New York home that sent three people to the hospital on Christmas Eve.
Police say the shooting occurred late Sunday morning on Harvey Street in the Niagara County city of Lockport, 20 miles (32 kilometers) northeast of Buffalo.
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Officials with an animal welfare organization say they're removed hundreds of reptiles, birds, rats and mice from a western New York home.
The Niagara Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2yfGGEE ) that the SPCA of Niagara says investigators checking out a house in the town of Lockport found hundreds of creatures inside, including 31 snakes, 30 quail, 13 rabbits, 10 cats, five ferrets, two parakeets and about 250 rats and mice.
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Niagara County lawmakers have scheduled a special meeting to consider whether to seek additional investigations and possible criminal charges following a wastewater discharge that turned the water near the base of Niagara Falls black before tourists' eyes.
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — A 4-year-old girl is in critical condition after being hit by a car in upstate New York.
Police say the child was struck on a road in Lockport around 12:30 p.m. Sunday. She was flown to a hospital in Buffalo.
The child suffered serious injuries and is listed in critical condition.
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say they had to euthanize a dozen baby raccoons and test them for rabies after someone brought one of the animals into a western New York bar.
The Niagara County Health Department says a baby raccoon was brought into a tavern in the city of Lockport on June 2. Officials say several people handled the animal.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is planning to commemorate this year's 200th anniversary of the groundbreaking for the Erie Canal with a series of major events along the waterway.
The state Canal Corp. announced Thursday that it will host three premier events in Waterford, at the canal's eastern terminus; Lockport, near the waterway's western end; and Rome in central New York, where construction began on July 4, 1817.
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — A teenager who has been in and out of the hospital with mental health problems since the death of a friend in a massive fire the boys started was sentenced Tuesday to a year of probation.
A Family Court judge also ordered the 14-year-old boy, who was not in court, to receive inpatient psychiatric care that is expected to last several months.
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York man found guilty of attacking a Japanese tourist in a Niagara Falls park has been sentenced to 22 years in prison.
Robert MacLeod was found guilty of robbery, sexual abuse and assault in January following the attack on Christmas night in 2015. The 45-year-old man was sentenced Friday and got the maximum sentence.
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to starting a fire that ripped through a western New York tire recycling plant last summer, killing a teenage friend who was with him and forcing evacuations of nearby homes.
The teen pleaded guilty Thursday in Niagara County Family Court to arson and burglary charges stemming from the fire at the High Tread International in Lockport. Charges against him had initially included criminally negligent homicide.
NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — A New York principal who was accused of kissing a 12-year-old girl's shoulders while brushing her hair has been acquitted of child endangerment charges.
A jury in the Buffalo suburb of North Tonawanda returned the not guilty verdict against Lockport principal James Snyder on Tuesday.
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — A jury has found a western New York man guilty of attacking a Japanese tourist in a Niagara Falls park.
A Niagara County Court jury reached the verdict Friday, one day after beginning deliberations in the robbery, sexual abuse and assault trial of 44-year-old Joseph MacLeod, of Niagara Falls, New York.
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — A Japanese tourist who became lost during a visit to Niagara Falls State Park has testified that she was robbed and sexually assaulted by a man who offered her directions.
At trial Tuesday, Koyuki Nakahara described screaming as the man punched her and shoved her to the ground, then groped underneath her skirt and asked whether she was wearing underwear.
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the shooting of a man who was found wounded outside the headquarters of a western New York police department.
Police in the Niagara County city of Lockport say a patrol officer was leaving headquarters around 1:30 a.m. when he thought he heard gunshots. When the officer drove around to the side of the building he found a man on the sidewalk suffering from a gunshot wound.
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — A judge has denied a motion to dismiss charges against a western New York teen accused of setting a fire that killed his friend earlier this year.
A Niagara County Family Court judge on Thursday denied the motion by the teen's attorney to have the case dismissed. Prosecutors say the teen started the Aug. 10 blaze at a tire recycling plant in Lockport. Fourteen-year-old Joseph Phillips died in the blaze, which forced the evacuation of nearby homes.
TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — General Motors will spend $334 million to upgrade three plants in upstate New York, company executives and state officials said Wednesday.
The money will pay for new equipment and machinery needed to produce next-generation engines and other automotive components at factories in Tonawanda, Lockport and Rochester.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Daniel Bronson's biggest play on a record-setting day as the quarterback at the University of Rochester happened away from the football field.
The 21-year-old junior from Lockport in Niagara County was leaving a restaurant in his hometown on Nov. 5 when he saw a man run past a 73-year-old woman and yank her purse out of her arms as she walked with her husband.
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 14-year-old boy accused of setting a massive fire at a western New York tire recycling plant that killed his friend never told anyone his friend was trapped inside.
Prosecutors in Niagara County say the boy, who was 13 at the time of the Aug. 10 blaze, has been charged with arson, criminally negligent homicide and trespass.
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a pedestrian has died after being hit by a motorcycle on a western New York road.
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office says the accident occurred around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday on Stone Road in Lockport.
Deputies say when they arrived on the scene they found a pedestrian dead in the eastbound lane and the motorcyclist in a yard on the south side of the road.
Police say the pedestrian was in the eastbound lane when struck by the biker.
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say they'll have to conduct DNA testing to identify the body found in the rubble of a western New York tire recycling facility that burned for nearly three days last week.
Niagara County Coroner Kenneth Lederhouse said Monday that DNA tests will be required to determine the identity of the body found Friday among the debris at High Tread International in the city of Lockport.