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September 27, 2013

COPS NOTEBOOK: Big honor for Falls attorney; Explorers ready to meet

Niagara Gazette — Some good news to start.

An old friend and Niagara Falls native has just received one of the highest honors a lawyer can achieve.

Joseph LaTona has been named by Best Lawyers in America as its 2014 "Lawyer of the Year" in the area of white collar criminal defense.

In my years of covering the courts, from the towns to the U.S. Supreme Court, Joe has always been one of the top litigators I've watched. And don't just take it from me.

From judges to lawyers on the other side of the courtroom, Joe is universally admired for both his expertise and his professionalism. 

I'll tell you what else is cool about Joe. He's never forgotten his Niagara Falls roots. He is as passionate in his love for his hometown as he is in representing his clients.

Nice job Joe ... and well deserved congratulations.

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Time to Explore

It's that time of the year when Sheriff Jim Voutour announces the return of the the Niagara County Law Enforcement Explorers.

The next meeting of the Explorers will take place on Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. in the patrol room of Building 1 at the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, 5526 Niagara Street Ext., Lockport.

The Explorers are young adults who are interested in law enforcement as a career. The prime age for participation is 14 to 20. 

Explorer activities include tours of all of the major areas of the sheriff's Ooffice and classes in various law enforcement functions. 

The post meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month. If you are interested in the Explorers or have any questions, contact Patrick Williams at 523-0098.

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Open House

The Grand Island Fire Company will hold its annual Fire Prevention Open House from 5 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 10 at fire headquarters at 2275 Baseline Road. 

The open house will feature a "live fire" demonstration to show how fast and how hot a fire can develop. There will also be a host of other activities involving other fire, EMS and law enforcement agencies. 

Contact Reporter Rick Pfeiffer at 282-2311, ext. 2252.

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