• 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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SLIDESHOW: Going 'Over the Edge' at Seneca Niagara Casino
Good-hearted daredevils took turns rappelling down the 27-story Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel building on Friday to raise money for the 64,659 athletes of Special Olympics New York.
Brave souls rappel down casino-hotel building for Special Olympics.
Three siblings joined their wheelchair-bound brother in a descent down the side of the Seneca Niagara Casino on Friday as part of a fundraiser for the Special Olympics.
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- Parkway design posted
- Tea party for Bella set for Sunday Someday soon, a very sick little girl will open a box with a tiny tea set inside. If it brings her just a bit of happiness, then it will have done just what the givers hoped. That child's happiness will be a tribute to another little girl, Isabella Tennant, who died tragically two years ago at the hands of a teenage neighbor. Giving away tea sets is and part of a mission by her mom and a family friend to keep her memory alive.
Hiker injured in fall pulled from Niagara Gorge
A hiker was pulled from the Niagara Gorge on the Canadian side late Friday morning after she fell about 20 feet down an embankment.
Whirlpool Bridge closing to Canada-bound traffic for a month
The Whirlpool-Rapids International Bridge will be closed to Canada-bound traffic from Sept. 2 to Oct. 9 due to the instillation of a second primary inspection lane within the Canada plaza.
- Group directing Tesla museum to former power plant site in Falls A group of citizens has formed an informal group to move forward a plan to honor Nikola Tesla with a museum at the Adams Power Plant Transformer House.
- Destino says he'll work with Wallenda on creating Falls attraction The Democratic candidate for the New York State Senate's 62nd District seat vowed Thursday to help aerialist Nik Wallenda in his efforts to develop a permanent attraction in Niagara Falls.
- Wheelchair dealer takes a two-year plea deal A wheelchair-bound drug dealer has decided to make a deal with prosecutors rather than stand trial a second time.
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