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Niagara County Marine Dies in San Diego Car Accident


NIAGARA FALLS, NY – A Niagara County volunteer firefighter and U.S. marine stationed in San Diego died on a California highway Saturday morning, according to a spokesperson for the Frontier Volunteer Fire Company in Niagara Falls.

Ricky Jones, 20, was involved in a multiple-vehicle chain reaction accident on Interstate 8 in the Mission Valley area of San Diego at about 5 a.m. Saturday, our NBC sister station in San Diego is reporting. He died at the scene.

His father, Danny Jones, is a lieutenant in the Niagara Falls Police Department and is also a member of the Frontier Volunteer Fire Company.

Two Armed Robberies in Niagara County Sunday


NIAGARA COUNTY - The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is looking for help solving two armed robberies that happened Sunday.

The Crosby's Store at 7953 Rochester Road in Royalton was held up at about 6:30 p.m. Deputies say a white male entered the store and displayed a knife, demanding money. The suspect then fled on foot. He's described as being between 5' 7" and 6' tall, with a thin build, in his twenties. He wore a black knit hat with lighter colored stripes and a tan hooded coat, which went down to about mid-thigh.

A surveillance photo of the suspect is shown here.

Serious Injury in Stabbing at Big Lots Parking Lot


LOCKPORT, N.Y.- A man was seriously injured during a stabbing that occurred in the parking lot of Big Lots Plaza in Lockport.

Witnesses tell the Niagara County Sheriff's Office that a verbal altercation occurred inside the store and then spilled out into the parking lot.

The incident then turned into a fight, which the sheriff's office says led to an adult male sustaining a serious stab wound in the upper body.

According to the sheriff's office, the victim is being treated at a local hospital.

Deputies say they are looking for two male suspects who left the area in a silver mini-van.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call investigator Jeff Pytlik at 716-438-3336.


Friday is the last day on the job for Lockport Mayor Michael Tucker


LOCKPORT, NY-Friday will be the last day on the job for Lockport Mayor Michael Tucker. The unexpected news comes half way into Tucker's third term.

Tucker tells 2 On Your Side that he said when he was elected two years ago that this would be his last term. He cited several offers in the private sector and family issues as reasons for stepping down at this time.

Tucker, 56, says it's been an honor to be Lockport's mayor for the past ten years. "This is where I was born and probably where I'll die." At a decade in office, he stands as the city's longest serving mayor.

He says he expects a special election will be called for Novemeber to fill out the remainder of the term. Until then, Tucker says City Council President Ann McCaffery will take over the reigns at City Hall.


Trace Adkins Reschedules Upcoming Performance at Seneca Niagara Casino to June 13

Trace Adkins Reschedules Upcoming Performance at Seneca Niagara Casino to June 13

Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel regrets to announce that the March 22 show with country superstar Trace Adkins at the Seneca Niagara Events Center is postponed. A rescheduled date for the show has been set for Friday, June 13, 2014, at 8 p.m.

Guests wishing to attend the rescheduled June 13 performance simply need to keep their existing tickets. Refunds for tickets purchased at a Seneca Casino store must be returned to that specific location. Refunds for tickets purchased through Ticketmaster may be returned to any Ticketmaster location, online at Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000.

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Border Issues Resolved with Assistance from Berardi Immigration Law

Border Issues Resolved with Assistance from Berardi Immigration Law

Following are highlights from Berardi Immigration Law’s border work during the past week:

• Berardi Immigration Law’s managing partner, Rosanna Berardi, appeared at the Peace Bridge to present an L-1A application on behalf of a client who had reached his seven-year cap. Under the regulations, L-1A status and L-1B status is capped at seven- and five-year periods, respectively. This means an individual who holds L-1A status for a consecutive seven-year period must depart the U.S. and remain abroad for at least one year before he or she is eligible to apply for L-1 status again. There is, however, a caveat to this rule: If that individual has spent less than 183 days in the U.S., he or she may be eligible for additional time in L-1 status. 

14-Year-Old Hurt in Metro Bus Accident


NIAGARA FALLS, NY – The Niagara County Sheriff's Office tells 2 On Your Side that a 14-year-old girl was seriously hurt in this crash involving a Metro Bus and two other vehicles right in front of the airport on Niagara Falls Boulevard.

It happened Thursday around 9:30 p.m.

Police say several other people suffered minor injuries.
We'll have more information here on WGRZ.com and in our morning newscasts as it becomes available.