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Niagara County

Jan 19, 2017

Effect on job won’t stop DWI charge

A man charged with speeding and driving while intoxicated failed to convince a town justice in Niagara County to drop the charges based on his claim that a conviction would interfere with his work. James J. Stephen was stopped at 2:10 a.m. on April 7, allegedly driving 64 miles per hour in a 45 mph […]

Mar 7, 2016

Niagara County pair arrested on drug charges

BUFFALO — Two Niagara County residents have been arrested on drug charges. Oliver Kimmons, 48, and Kathlyn Ventura, 24, both of Lockport, were charged with intent to distribute heroin and crack cocaine. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The […]

Aug 31, 2015

Mailing election challenge on last day OK if other method used, too

Delivery requirements for notification in Election Law disputes will not be changed in the wake of a challenge in Niagara County, objecting to the notice being mailed on the last day of which a proceeding may be started, knowing actual delivery will occur after the deadline. The Court of Appeals on Wednesday agreed with lower […]

Aug 25, 2014

Pretextual stops addressed in Town Court ruling

An April traffic stop that resulted in a Niagara County woman being charged with driving while intoxicated was not pretextual, according to a Town Court ruling that weighs reasonable suspicion against probable cause.

Oct 3, 2012

Niagara County to move endangered public records

LOCKPORT — Millions of a western New York county’s birth and death records, adoption papers, investigative files and real estate records — some dating back more than 200 years — will be moved into new storage space, and out of a leaky old building where they’re in danger of being lost.   Niagara County lawmakers […]

Sep 15, 2011

Niagara County man admits stealing money

George McCray, 67, of Niagara Falls, has pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara to theft of public money. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.

Feb 22, 2011

Western NY teen charged with shooting twin brother

ROYALTON — Authorities say a 15-year-old boy has been charged with shooting his twin brother in the hip during a dispute inside their western New York home.

Dec 10, 2010

Man guilty of kidnapping boy, molesting teens

LOCKPORT — A 44-year-old western New York man has been convicted of kidnapping and molesting a 9-year-old boy and sexually abusing two teenage boys. A Niagara County Court jury deliberated for two hours Thursday ...

Mar 17, 2010

Due Process: Taddeo v. County of Niagara

U.S. District Court, Western District of New York Due Process Hearing — Drug Test Results Taddeo v. County of Niagara 06-CV-832 Judge Curtin Background: Plaintiff John S. Taddeo claims he was wrongfully terminated from his employment as a deputy sheriff in violation of his right to due process under the 14th Amendment, and in retaliation […]

Mar 12, 2010

Ex-official’s estate work questioned

NIAGARA FALLS — A state audit is raising questions about a western New York public official’s handling of estate assets.

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