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Second teen charged in Lockport man's murder
September 23, 2021, 10:51 pm | Source
BUFFALO — A second Buffalo teen has been charged in the shooting death of a Lockport man in March.

State audits fault OTB
September 23, 2021, 9:05 pm | Source
Officials at Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corp. improperly helped themselves to tickets for sporting events and concerts, and CEO Henry Wojtaszek failed to account for personal use of his agency-assigned car, according to a pair of audits published Thursday by…

Two Lockport men killed in Genesee County crash
September 23, 2021, 3:28 pm | Source
Two Lockport men died in a crash Wednesday in the Town of Pembroke of Genesee County.

Guinea pig rescue effort scurrying for proper papers
September 23, 2021, 4:00 am | Source
Lexi Sonberg, 24, has four kids under age 4, two stepsons, a job at a local pizzeria, a new house and is engaged. Anyone else might’ve said, “No!” to any more projects, but Sonberg is of the mind that she’s…

Questions remain on future of ENH building
September 23, 2021, 4:00 am | Source
Eastern Niagara Hospital will continue operations for 18 more months at its current site on East Avenue, during which time a broker from Hunt Real Estate will be marketing the property to buyers. At the end of that time period,…

Former Cuomo aides on hook for new legal bills
September 22, 2021, 11:46 pm | Source
ALBANY — New York state has stopped paying legal bills for state employees who worked for former Gov. Andrew Cuomo as he faced ongoing investigations on the state and federal level.

Olcott breakwall ahead of schedule and already doing its job
September 22, 2021, 4:00 am | Source
OLCOTT — Perhaps no one appreciates the work being done at Olcott Harbor more than Ann Raskopf and her husband John.

Falls murder suspect gets prison term
September 22, 2021, 1:24 am | Source
LOCKPORT — A Falls man, awaiting trial on a murder charge, is already on his way to state prison for his guilty plea to charges stemming from his arrest in that case.

A 'CLEAR' plan for building up local shorelines
September 22, 2021, 1:18 am | Source
The Niagara and Orleans counties Coastal Lakeshore Economy and Resiliency (CLEAR) Initiative held a public webinar Tuesday night in which risks and opportunities were presented by representatives of Ramboll, a consulting engineer group.

Positive COVID-19 case at Lockport Rehab
September 22, 2021, 12:35 am | Source
A Niagara County official said the Department of Health is aware of one positive case of COVID-19 at Lockport Rehabilitation & Nursing Home, but that no alarm bells have been rung of an outbreak amongst the most vulnerable population.

Wheatfield facility signs hemp/cannabis process agreement
September 21, 2021, 11:38 pm | Source
Wheatfield Gardens LLC, a hemp/cannabis cultivator, and Herbolea Biotech Srl, an Italian biotechnology company, have announced an agreement giving Wheatfield the exclusive New York state rights to utilize Herbolea’s technologies for cannabinoid hemp extraction and purification.

Orleans DA releases kidnapping information
September 21, 2021, 11:28 pm | Source
Orlean County District Attorney Joe Cardone released details on the kidnapping incident in Orleans County Sunday that led to a high speed-chase into Lockport.

Niagara County Public Defender has new quarters
September 21, 2021, 7:50 pm | Source
The Niagara County Public Defender's office has been moved to 170 East Ave.

Local Disaster Loan Outreach Center closing today
September 21, 2021, 5:22 pm | Source
The July 20 flood-related Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Lockport is ceasing operations at 4 p.m. today due to a steady decrease in activity, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced.

'Lockport Connection' aids Save-A-Pet
September 21, 2021, 4:00 am | Source
OLCOTT — Several dozen members of the Lockport Connection attended the online group's annual picnic Sunday at Krull Park, where they collected donations to support Save-A-Pet.

Newfane cafe plans hit roadblock
September 21, 2021, 4:00 am | Source
An artistic and entrepreneurial couple were denied their permit by Newfane officials to set up a cafe at a former funeral home in Newfane this past week.

UB to require COVID-19 vaccinations at events
September 21, 2021, 2:52 am | Source
The University at Buffalo will require proof that spectators are vaccinated against COVID-19 to be allowed into football games at UB Stadium and men’s and women’s basketball games at Alumni Arena.

Niagara County career fair postponed a week
September 21, 2021, 2:50 am | Source
Wednesday’s outdoor career fair hosted by Niagara County Department of Employment and Training at Oppenheim Park in Wheatfield has been postponed a week due to inclement weather and will now take place on Sept. 29. More than 50 companies with…

Police chase ends in Lockport after kidnapping reported in Orleans County
September 21, 2021, 2:15 am | Source
A high-speed chase that started in Orleans County following reports of a woman being kidnapped ended in the City of Lockport on Sunday night.

Kelsey Grammer stopping by local Tops  
September 20, 2021, 11:30 pm | Source
Tops Friendly Markets will welcome Kelsey Grammer to its store on Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo on Thursday to help launch his Faith American Ale. Tops will be showcasing Kelsey’s two unique crafts: Faith American Ale and Faith American Calico Man…

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The Lockport Union-Sun & Journal is a six-day (Monday through Saturday) morning newspaper published in Lockport, New York, United States, and covering municipalities in eastern Niagara County. It is owned by Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. It does not publish a Sunday edition. The Monday edition is available online at www.lockportjournal.com.

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