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"Les Miserables" Opens at Palace Theatre in Lockport

LOCKPORT, N.Y. -- It's a first in community theater here.

Thursday night was opening night for "Les Miserables" at the legendary Palace Theatre in Lockport.

The Palace is the first theater at its level to do the show, which had a long run on Broadway and is based in a French historical novel from the 19th century.

Shows are Thursday and Saturday nights at 7:30 and Sunday afternoons at 3:00 through the end of the month.

Artpark Concert Resumes After Fans Evacuated Due to Weather

LEWISTON, N.Y. -- Wednesday around 6:00 p.m., fans at the Artpark O.A.R. concert had to be evacuated due to the weather.

The opening act had to stop playing and the crowd of about 500 had to move to their cars or the Artpark Ampitheater.

The concert resumed after the weather moved through.

 

Niagara Falls Man Accused of Animal Cruelty Turns Himself In

NIAGARA FALLS, NY-- A Niagara Falls man faces animal cruelty charges for allegedly abandoning two dogs and a puppy in an apartment.

SPCA officials say  Donald Ruben, 42, turned himself to police Wednesday morning because he had been following media coverage of the story and knew police would be looking for him soon.

The dogs, who were found emaciated and living in deplorable conditions, were removed from a 12th St.  apartment on June 30.

A 7-week-old puppy named Jonah was in criticial condition when he was found.  He later died.

Ruben will be charged with three counts of animal cruelty.

SPCA of Niagara officials say they are pleased with the arrest.

Seneca Casinos Unveils Summer 2013 Issue of Seneca Today Magazine

Seneca Casinos Unveils Summer 2013 Issue of Seneca Today Magazine

Seneca Casinos recently unveiled the Summer 2013 issue of Seneca Today, a magazine dedicated to spreading the word about all that is exciting, new and interesting about the three Seneca Casino locations, as well as news on the Seneca Nation of Indians and tourism locations in Western New York. Issues are primarily distributed throughout Seneca Casinos’ 1,000 hotel rooms in its two resort properties, as well as select locations across Western New York and Southern Ontario.

Select Field Highlights Porter Cup

LEWISTON, N.Y.- Western New York gets a hit of national spotlight throughout the golf world this month. Over 80 men from around the world will compete in one of the nation's biggest amateur golf tournaments. The 55th annual Porter Cup gets underway at the Niagara Falls Country Club starting July 24th.

Two big Porter Cup names join this year's contest. Tournament Director Steve Denn said he's happy with the turnout of golfers for the 2013 competition. "We're pleased that our past two champions are going to be joining us. In 2011, Patrick Rodgers won so he's going to be coming back trying to win his second Porter Cup. Also defending champ Richy Werenski is going to be in the field as well so we're excited about the field and excited for the tournament," said Denn.

Both Werenski and Rodgers are 21 years old. Werenski will be a senior at Georgia Tech in the fall. This is the defending champion's second Porter Cup. Rodgers is going into his junior year at Stanford.

Acoustic Acts at Blues Bar Join Seneca Casinos’ Lineup of Free Live Regional Musical Offerings

Acoustic Acts at Blues Bar Join Seneca Casinos’ Lineup of Free Live Regional Musical Offerings

Starting this July, Seneca Casinos introduces a third venue for some of the best free live musical acts from Western New York, Southern Ontario and beyond. In addition to Casino Bar at Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel in Salamanca and Club 101 at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls, Blues Bar at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel will now feature some of the region’s best acoustic musicians from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.

Body Found in Lower Niagara River

NIAGARA FALLS, NY-- New York State Park Police have located a body in the lower Niagara River near Devil's Hole.

The NYS Park Police, the Coast Guard, Border Patrol and Upper Mountain Fire Department recovered the body just after 4pm.

Officials have not identified the body.

On Saturday, Narang "David" Kim, 23, a UB student was hiking with friends and his mother when he slipped and fell into the Niagara River.