Lewiston native Bill Bradshaw will be one of 15 new members inducted into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame as the Class of 2018, the GBSHOF announced Tuesday.

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Here's our pet of the week — Dorothy is a beautiful 6-year-old kitty looking for her forever home. As the Niagara Gazette pet of the week, her adoption fee is half off. For more information, contact the SPCA at 731-4368 or visit

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Everyone loves a parade! Here's a look at tonight's Canal Fest parade as it made its way from the City of Tonwanda into North Tonawanda.
A snowy winter's day is a good time to check out the ice bridge in the Niagara Gorge. Here's the view from the Prospect Point Observation Tower deck on Wednesday afternoon.
Here's tonight's Canal Fest tug-of-war battle between the City of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda. Check out the video see this year's winner.

Twelve stores throughout Niagara County were cited for selling tobacco products to minors during a recent six-month enforcement check by the Niagara County Department of Health and the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office.

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A move to lower the downtown speed limit to 25 mph in downtown Niagara Falls has cleared the state Senate, according to Andrew Touma, the city’s council’s chairman. There’s a “possibility” it will pass the state Assembly this year, he added.

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Howie Hawkins, a two-time Green Party candidate for New York governor who finished third in the 2014 election, plans to announce that he's again seeking the party's nomination to run in the November election.

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Grill Master Jimmy Tagliarino seems to have some "spring" in his step as he cleans up the parking lot at Sullivan's Char Broiled Hot Dogs and Frozen Custard on Buffalo Avenue as he kicked off the 2018 season this week.

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State officials say computer problems led to delays for an unknown number of students who've been taking New York's statewide English language arts assessment this week. The problems happened Wednesday at some of the 263 districts.

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Niagara Falls police are investigating a Wednesday night hit-and-run accident that sent a 55-year-old man to Erie County Medical Center. The accident occurred about 9:25 p.m. on Pine Avenue across from the entrance to Packard Court, according to police.

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The 65-year-old pedestrian struck by a vehicle Saturday on the 8800 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard has died of her injuries, according to Niagara Falls police. The driver involved in the crash is cooperating with the investigation.

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Niagara Falls firefighters are on the scene of a house fire on the 400 block of Fifth Street. Fire investigators are still on the scene.

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Electronic toll collecting is now a way of life for drivers on the I-190 on Grand Island. (James Neiss)

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State budget talks have broken down over a dispute concerning oversight of private Jewish schools. Lawmakers have reached agreement on "99.9 percent" of the $168B plan but state government could shut down Sunday if no agreement is reached.

ALBANY — State budget talks have broken down over a dispute concerning oversight of private Jewish schools.

Niagara Falls police were called to a home on 29th Street late Thursday to investigate a possible home invasion. A victim was transported from the scene by ambulance but investigators said they did not suffer serious injuries.

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The Niagara River was veiled in fog for much of Thursday. The consistency of the fog varied from place to place, making for many unique views along the river.(James Neiss)

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Advocates for the Child Victims Act say they are deeply disappointed that the measure was sliced out of state budget negotiations.

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Five decades after he said he was sexually assaulted by a well-known Niagara County priest, a local man will discuss the abuse today on the steps of St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Buffalo.

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