• ARREST: A man from Montana was arrested Wednesday morning after trying to bring a gun across a U.S. bridge and into Canada. Robert C. Thornberry, 64, attempted to secure his Browning .9-mm firearm with a New York State Court Officer after being told by custom officials he could not bring it across the border. A background check showed Thornberry didn’t have a valid New York pistol permit. He was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
• BURGLARY: A man reported that someone entered his rental property in the 1300 block of North Avenue between 9 p.m. Tuesday and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday by kicking in the door. The owner said $3,000 worth of copper piping was stolen from the basement and kitchen.
• ARREST: James C. Cowart, 31, 907 Center Ave., was charged with petit larceny and false personation after he was caught Wednesday afternoon at the Portage Road Tops Market trying to steal a 6-inch sandwich by concealing it inside his jacket. Police said Cowart also provided a false name of Thomas Frazier while being arrested and booked.
• ASSAULT: A Whitney Avenue woman reported to police Wednesday she was walking in the 1700 block of Pierce Avenue when two women she knows started yelling obscenities at her and then one of them kicked her in the stomach and knocked her to the ground. The victim said she was also struck in the back by what felt like a large stick. The incident occurred Friday night.
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- NCCC officials partnering with IDA for 'Start Up NY' Niagara County Community College officials are hoping to become the latest in a growing list of schools in the region to be part of a state tax abatement program.
- NYPA cites role in Yahoo expansion in its annual report New York Power Authority allocations to companies within 30 miles of the Robert Moses Plant in Lewiston helped secure some 1,100 jobs and $500 million in capital investments during the past year.
- Sneed announces bid for Niagara-Wheatfield board Citing some of the decisions made recently by both former Niagara-Wheatfield school boards and many politicians in Albany, Town of Niagara resident Darren M. Sneed said he's looking to be the needed change.
- Sheriff's Office prepares for the worst with active shooter drill
- Passenger suing driver charged with DWI, pub who served him An Elba man who was a passenger injured in a February car accident has filed a lawsuit against the driver, who was charged with DWI by police.
- Tonawanda Coke appeals conviction and sentence
- Judge upholds New York's tougher gun law A trial-level judge has dismissed a challenge to New York's new gun law, rejecting legal claims that the law was pushed through the legislature improperly and that its restrictions violate the Second Amendment.
- Niagara River cleanup planned
ARTPARK: Police support for concerts debated.
TOWN OF LEWISTON - Supervisor Dennis Brochey said he's been trying to get Artpark & Co.'s board of directors to finance overtime costs town police officers earn through the summer chaos of Tuesday and Wednesday night concerts.
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