Gary D. Strassburg has been appointed Niagara County Coroner for District 1, which covers the City of Niagara Falls. He succeeds Dwon Daniels, who resigned in January after being unable to work since April 2017 due to medical issues.

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The first in a series of five free rabies immunization clinics for pets is set for 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Hartland town salt shed, 3542 Wruck Road. The county Health Department will host clinics roughly every two months through December.

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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.

Kenneth A. Sass, longtime president and CEO of Family & Children's Service of Niagara, will retire in December, the agency's board of directors announced. Sass has worked for Family & Children's Services for almost 25 years.

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A 29-year-old man was charged Wednesday after Lewiston police were called to the area of a Center Street bar for a report of a woman who had a bloody face and was missing teeth.

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You think your mom's tough — watch this mom giraffe "encourage" her newly born calf to start walking.

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Those in the older generation would probably have appreciated spotting the Niagara Falls Police Department’s “Car 54” parked in front of the LaSalle Preparatory School this week. (James Neiss)

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Hop on over to the Power VIsta on Saturday for the Eggstravaganza event. Activities will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include free photos with the Easter Bunny until 2 p.m.

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Terrance the retriever, 5, can’t help it if he dislikes cats. If you don’t mind that he really, really, dislikes cats, he’s a really nice guy. As the Gazette's Pet of the Week his adoption fee is half off! Contact the SPCA at 731-4368 or visit

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Holly A. Seiler, who was found dead 17 months ago after a fire at her Lockport home, was murdered, according to a copy of the death certificate. Lockport police and the Niagara County District Attorney's Office have not commented on her cause of death.

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A few big ‘80s acts — Boy George and Culture Club, the B-52s and the Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey — are set to close out Artpark’s Tuesday in the Park schedule on Aug. 28.

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A former Town of Lockport resident who injured a New York state trooper in a fight last spring has been sentenced to spend the next two to six years in prison.

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How sweet it is — Cierra Dillard scored 22 points and 11th-seeded Buffalo shocked No. 3 seed Florida State 86-65 on Monday night to advance to the Sweet 16 of the women's NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history.

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Moog, Inc., an East Aurora-based manufacturing company, is proposing a $20 million to $25 million expansion project at its Wheatfield facility that will include two new buildings and the addition of 50 more jobs.

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Several Niagara County legislators are throwing their support behind a proposal to put an armed school resource officer in every single school in New York state.

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Falls police are searching for a suspect in a pair of purse snatchings in the area of Pine Avenue and Portage Road. The incidents occurred last week outside Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and the NFTA bus terminal. A warrant has been issued.

Falls police are actively searching for a suspect in a pair of purse snatchings in the area of Pine Avenue and Portage Road.

Youngstown Trustee Timothy Lockhart said last week that water levels along the village are 12 inches higher than they were at the same time last year when flooding occurred on the bank.

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