Niagara County, NY

Niagara County Department of Health reports rabid raccoon in Town of Niagara

The Niagara County Department of Health confirmed a rabid raccoon on Dell Drive in the Town of Niagara on Thursday. A homeowner noticed the raccoon in their garage, where a stray cat was being housed. The cat sustained injuries that may have been from the raccoon. As the cat was not fully vaccinated, the homeowner opted for humane euthanasia in lieu of an extended six-month quarantine. The health department’s nursing division determined there were no human contacts that warranted rabies post-exposure treatment.
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Winning Take 5 lottery ticket sold in Niagara County

NIAGARA COUNTY, N.Y. — A top-prize winning Take 5 lottery ticket was sold in Western New York this week. According to the New York Lottery, the winning ticket was sold Wednesday at Rosemellia's Burt Hotel Inc. at 2083 Lockport Olcott Rd. in Burt. The winning ticket is worth $18,902.50...
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Woman Allegedly Uses Fake ID During Traffic Stop; Real Victim Taps Police

Imagine getting a ticket for something that you did not do. A Niagara county woman is under arrest after allegedly using someone else's ID during a traffic stop. In a written released the New York State Police says that troopers from the Lockport barracks responded after receiving a call on Friday, June 17, 2022 from a driver who claimed that someone impersonated her during a traffic stop.

Niagara Wine Trail celebrates 20 years

Niagara Wine Trail recently underwent a rebranding in honor of its 20th anniversary. √ What started out as 2 has grown to 14, and a new executive director, Susan Swiatkowski, leading organization. By Michelle Blackley Glynn. The grape has deep roots in Niagara County – and thanks to the Niagara...

Niagara County’s Most Epic Music Event Is Back

The summer of 2022 is underway and among the many great things that we have to do in Western New York is a live music event in one of the most picture perfect locations!. Tonawandas Gateway Harbor Concerts will happen each Wednesday through the end of August at Gateway Harbor Park. Among the musicians who are set to perform in the coming weeks are Chicago Authority, A-List, and the Dave Constantino Band.

Niagara County clerk helps vets sign up for 'Thank A Vet' program

Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski welcomed a group of veterans to the Niagara County Courthouse on Tuesday to sign up for the county’s “Thank A Vet” program and receive their photo I.D. card. This card entitles veterans to discounts on the purchase of goods and services at more than 500 participating businesses throughout Niagara County.

Telehealth pods coming to Niagara Falls Public Library

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — There will soon be a new resource for Niagara County residents. Three telehealth pods are being installed at the county’s main library. “We are in a community that has financial challenges. We have a high poverty rate, unfortunately," said Sarah Potwin, the executive director for the Niagara Falls Public Library. "We're trying to level the playing field.”

Paula’s Donuts Helping To Get Dogs Adopted In Western New York

There are a bunch of incredible dogs waiting to be adopted in shelters across Western New York. Now, Paula's Donuts has stepped up to get them into homes. Paula's Donuts is doing their best to help get shelter dogs adopted here in Western New York. According to Gabrielle Mediak from WIVB, there are over 70 dogs waiting for forever homes at the Niagara County SPCA. The good news is that it's a no-kill shelter, which means that the dogs do not have to worry about being euthanized if they are not adopted. The bad news for the SPCA is that if they don't get adopted, the SPCA will have to care for them until they do, which is extremely costly over time. The longer they stay, the more expensive it becomes.

Another gun off the streets

On June 22, 2022, Community Stabilization Unit arrested Ronnie H. Chandler, 36 of Lackawanna, NY for Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree (C Felony). On June 10, 2022, it was believed that Chandler was in possession of a firearm during an investigation. Warrants were issued and executed which resulting in a weapons arrest.