Sex Offenders Drive Down Property Values, Quality of Life

May 20, 2017 Mike Hudson 0

One of the most highly publicized aspects of the city’s turn toward the poverty industry has been the open armed embrace given to registered sex offenders here.

According to the authoritative website Homefacts.com, there are http://southbuffalonews.com64 registered sex offenders living in the city of Niagara Falls this week, well over double the 70 who were living here in December 2007.

That’s one sexual predator for every 3http://southbuffalonews.com3 residents, the highest per capita number in the state of New York. The Niagara County average is one for every 726 residents, and across the state it is one for every http://southbuffalonews.com,097 residents.

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Fatal Knifing on Ontario St. in Falls Today; Knife plunged into heart of victim

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On http://southbuffalonews.com2/26 at  http://southbuffalonews.com:30 a.m. Niagara Falls Police Officers responded to 947 Ontario Ave. for a man stabbed. Despite an officer being a block away, arriving in seconds and performing CPR on the victim; he succumbed to his wound.

26 year old Niagara Falls resident, Troy Haslip died of a single stab wound to the heart.

William E. Swanson, 22,  of http://southbuffalonews.com837 Jerauld Av was charged with Manslaughter in the First degree by detectives at approximately http://southbuffalonews.com:00 p.m. in relation to this incident.

According to Kelly J. Rizzo, Chief of Detectives, Niagara Falls Police Department, family members said the victim and suspect were known to each other. Police are investigating the possible motive behind the killing.

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Anello questions the Dyster administration; is he getting stonewalled for his efforts?

May 20, 2017 Anna Howard 0

Vince Anello is a former Niagara Falls mayor and a current radio talk show host. He is also, by the nature of his time as mayor and councilman, a consummate student of municipal government. And for that reason he has  become persona non grata with the Dyster administration.

On his December 3http://southbuffalonews.com show the former mayor explained in a frustrated tone how the current mayor has apparently decided that he’s someone to be ignored. Mr. Anello explained that Mayor Dyster, “continues to take shots at me…I’ve been out of office for eight years now…none of my calls are returned.”

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Smith charges politics in Planning Board ouster  

May 20, 2017 Mike Hudson 0
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The council said it wanted some “fresh blood” and that politics had nothing to do with replacing Rick Smith as chairman of the Niagara Falls Planning Board.

It’s politics as usual at the City Hall of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster.

That’s the charge of Rick Smith, who has served on the city Planning Board for the past nine years, six as its chairman. Smith ran for city Council in November on a platform critical of the Dyster administration.

He was particularly critical of the way nearly $200 million in casino revenue had been spent here.

“There are many, many things that need to be fixed in our town,” Smith wrote in a Niagara Falls Reporter op-ed that appeared in August. “The biggest of the issues are the way casino funds are spent, the garbage totes and the frozen water pipes. I feel we need a separate budget for the casino funds and they should be allocated for the most important items that need to be fixed in the city.”

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Two Methadone Clinics to Address Rising Problem of Heroin Addiction

May 20, 2017 Mike Hudson 0

“When one door closes, another door opens,” Alexander Graham Bell once famously said and, when it comes to the problem of drug addiction in Niagara Falls, his words ring true today.

When the elderly Dr. Pravin Mehta was arrested at his Pine Avenue office by a combined task force of balaclava clad federal state and local police in January 20http://southbuffalonews.comhttp://southbuffalonews.com, it was said that the oxycodone, Xanax and other prescription opiates he dispensed like candy constituted the city’s biggest drug problem.

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Man accused of torching Midtown rooming house also accused of attempted murder

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Jerome Wingfield

On the morning of Friday January 8th in Niagara Falls City Court, Jerome Wingfield was arraigned on charges of: Attempted Murder 2nd degree,  Assault http://southbuffalonews.comst degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree

The charges placed today resulted from an investigation into the shooting of victim, Darius Washington on December 7th, 20http://southbuffalonews.com5 at 8:05 pm  in the 200 block of 22nd St in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Washington was hit  by several bullets which struck him in both legs, his hip, abdomen and groin area.  Washington spent several weeks in ECMC receiving treatment for his injuries.

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Sal Maglie Stadium ‘Management’ Up for Bids – Said not to be a ‘cash-cow” like  Ice Pavilion!?!?

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The City of Niagara Falls Division of Purchasing issued a Request for Proposals for a “License to Operate and Manage Sal Maglie Stadium.”

The successful proposer will have exclusive rights to sell food, alcohol and other beverages at the 2500 seat capacity stadium located in Hyde Park in the center of the city.

The stadium is being offered in “as-is” condition – sort of – and permits an operator to stage events that could generate ticket revenue in addition to food and beverage sales.

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Niagara Falls 7-http://southbuffalonews.comhttp://southbuffalonews.com Robbery Arrest Made By US Marshals

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Crime doesn’t pay. At least not for too long.

On January 6th at 3:00 a.m. the 7/http://southbuffalonews.comhttp://southbuffalonews.com, located at 23http://southbuffalonews.com0 Hyde Park Blvd, was robbed.

Two suspects, one male and one female entered the store with the female staying near the door to watch for customers. The male walked to the counter, pulled out a handgun and reportedly told the cashier, “Give me all of the money. We are cool people. I will not shoot you, but hurry up and give me all the money.”

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Man arrested for arson for fire at boarding house in Niagara Falls

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Just after 8 pm tonight, Niagara Falls Police Detectives arrested a local man and charged him with  starting the fire at the  boarding house located at http://southbuffalonews.com967 Niagara St in Niagara Falls, that occurred on January http://southbuffalonews.comst at 7:http://southbuffalonews.com5 pm

Police arrested Jerome Wingfield, a  32 year old male, who resides in  the http://southbuffalonews.com400 block of Main St in Niagara Falls.

 Wingfield was charged with Arson 2nd Degree, Burglary 2nd Degree and Reckless Endangerment http://southbuffalonews.comst Degree.

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Update on ‘Billy’ Case; Suspect, Pringle, flees out back door; community asked to contact police if Pringle is spotted

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It was back in mid-December that Niagara Falls police were “inundated with calls” and requests for interviews regarding the case of a Niagara Falls man who was being intimidated and slapped on video which was made public on the internet.

According to Niagara Falls Police Department Chief of Detectives Kelly Rizzo, “The victim [who has been dubbed ‘Billy’] suffer(s) from both mental and physical disabilities.  We believe he was targeted due to his limited ability to communicate clearly with responding officers when police are called. The police were not called to this incident but unfortunately ‘Billy’ has been victimized several times in the past.”

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Wingfield’s motive for arson, attempted murder, said to be prompted by being jilted by woman

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According to Detective Lieutenant John Conti
Criminal Investigation Division, Niagara Falls Police Department:

In response to many inquiries: Jerome Wingfield was wanted for domestic violence charges when he then shot the male he incorrectly thought was on a relationship with the DV victim.

While eluding arrest for the DV and then the attempted murder charge; he started the fire on Niagara St after breaking in to the females apartment (who fortunately was not home). He has now been charged in all three events. 

Wingfield was arraigned Friday January 8th in Niagara Falls City Court on charges of: Attempted Murder 2nd degree, Assault http://southbuffalonews.comst degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree

The charges resulted from an investigation into the shooting of victim, Darius Washington on December 7th, 20http://southbuffalonews.com5 at 8:05 pm in the 200 block of 22nd St in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

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The New York Power Authority’s “JonCaire” Tug towing a span of the Lake Erie-Niagara River Ice Boom from the Buffalo River shore to begin preparations for installation across Lake Erie.

Ice Boom Installation Complete, Along with Our Fleecing

May 20, 2017 Frank Parlato 0

Ice Boom Installation Complete, Along with Our Fleecing

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) successfully installed the three remaining floating sections of the Lake Erie-Niagara River ice boom on December 28, completing the work for the 20http://southbuffalonews.com5-20http://southbuffalonews.com6 season.

The official Lake Erie water temperature on December 28 was 42 degrees F.

The ice boom is a steel pontoon structure that keeps the Niagara River free of large chunks of ice.

It was installed in the mid http://southbuffalonews.com960’s and is owned by NYPA.

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