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Former Falls Mayor Blasts Hotel Hold-Up

NIAGARA FALLS, NY-- Former Niagara Falls Mayor Vince Anello took to the airwaves to criticize current Falls Councilmembers who have stalled a hotel deal in the Cataract City that many are calling a potential "game changer".

Anello hosts an hour long call-in program on WJJL-AM 1400. 

Last week, he talked with Falls Councilmember Sam Fruscione and took him and two other councilmembers to task for using a public meeting to criticize the deal before taking his issues to the Mayor or the Corporation Counsel.

Annelo said questions and concerns about the development deal should have first been discussed privately.

Watch Maryalice Demler's story in the video player above.    

Unique Places: Niagara Historical Society and Museum

LEWISTON, NY - Did you know that during the War of 1812, Buffalo, Lewiston and the White House were burned by the British?  The next year the town that would become Niagara-on-the-Lake was also burned by U.S. Forces.  Daybreak's Ron Plants takes a trip across the border and looks back 200 years at the Niagara Historical Society and Museum.




























Seneca Niagara Casino Announces Upcoming Dates for Free Learn-to-Play Table Games Sessions

Seneca Niagara Casino Announces Upcoming Dates for Free Learn-to-Play Table Games Sessions

Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel announces upcoming dates in August and September for its recently unveiled learn-to-play table games sessions. The free, ongoing initiative offers guests the opportunity to get comfortable with some of the liveliest games on the casino floor, such as blackjack, roulette, craps, mini-baccarat and brand-new offerings like Blackjack Switch and Mississippi Stud Poker.

The learn-to-play sessions are offered every other Wednesday each month. All participants will be able to learn the rules, ask questions and try table games with “play money.” There is even a monthly $10 match play incentive for attending.

Sessions take place from noon to 1 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. in the table games pit directly in front of the main casino cage area. The upcoming learn-to-play schedule is as follows:

North Tonawanda Man Crashes Motorcycle

WHEATFIELD, NY - A North Tonawanda man is in critical condition at Erie County Medical Center after losing control of his motorcycle while slowing down to make a turn.

The accident happened Saturday just before 5 p.m. at the intersection of Lockport Road and Diller Road.  

John Berg, the motorcyclist, was taken to ECMC by Mercy Flight.


Tyler Farr to Headline KeyBank CountryFest at Heritage Village

Tyler Farr to Headline KeyBank CountryFest at Heritage Village


Nine country music acts — including headliners Tyler Farr and Rachele Lynae — are set to perform at the KeyBank CountryFest at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. The spacious Heritage Village is located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst.

Farr is basking in the glow of his debut album and critically acclaimed hit single, “Redneck Crazy,” which is currently No. 11 on the Billboard country charts. “Redneck Crazy” also continues to gain traction in the video world with over 1.5 million views on Vevo. Come get a little “crazy” with Tyler Farr at the KeyBank CountryFest!

Kids & Animals Showing Off at Niagara County Fair

Niagara County Fair highlighted some 4H award winning kids on Daybreak. 4H was designed to inform and train kids about the agricultural ways of life. Click on the video to see some adorable kids and the animals they're raising.

NYC Developer Agrees To Meet With Falls Mayor About Undeveloped Properties

Niagara Falls, N.Y. - If you drive around downtown Niagara Falls you see constantly see vacant pieces of land with "Niagara Falls Redevelopment" signs on them.

The properties, totaling 140 acres in all, are owned by New York City billionaire developer Howard Milstein.

Milstein has done nothing with the properties since he bought them back in the late 1990s and that has been a major impediment to development in the Falls.

A few weeks ago, 2 On Your Side's Scott Brown asked Senator Chuck Schumer, who knows Milstein personally, this:

Scott Brown: "Are you willing to talk to Milstein to see if you can get him off the dime, to either to redevelop those properties or sell them?"

Senator Chuck Schumer: "I'm absolutely willing to do it, and I believe if I asked him he'd say yes."