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Company Files Lawsuit Against City of Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS, NY - The city of Niagara Falls is now in the middle of a lawsuit. Man O' Trees, a construction company is suing over the Lewiston Road reconstruction project.

Man O' Trees has filed a 105-page lawsuit which alleged fraud, defamation,  conspiracy and breach of contract.

The contract was awarded to the company in 2009. The completion date was 2010, but because a license was needed from the state for to remove radioactive material, the project was delayed six months.  It is now 2012, the project remains incomplete.

The Mayor of Niagara Falls indicated they are seeking money from the company for not finishing the job.

Torso Identified as Missing Falls Woman

NIAGARA FALLS, NY - State Police say DNA testing has confirmed that a female torso found in the Niagara River late last month belongs to a missing Niagara Falls, NY woman.

The family of 30-year-old Loretta Jo Gates had posted fliers all over the Cataract City asking for the public's help in finding her.

The mother of three was last seen on the evening of August 25th in the area of Main Street and Niagara Avenue in the Falls.

She told her mother she would be back in 15 minutes, but no one had heard from her since.

State Police have called the death a homicide and are asking anyone with information to call the Niagara Falls Police Detective Bureau at 286-4553. 

London to Celebrate its History with Doors Open Walking Tour

London to Celebrate its History with Doors Open Walking Tour

Now entering its 11th year, Doors Open London will take place Sept. 29-30 in nearby London, Ontario. Themed "Defending a Nation," the 2012 event will mark the bicentennial anniversary of the War of 1812. 

Doors Open London opens up historic spaces throughout London, free of charge, for residents and visitors to engage with. The event has become widely recognized as a weekend of communal gathering, celebration and recognition for London’s numerous, significant landmarks. 

Child Falls From Window

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) - A 4-year-old child has been injured after falling from a window in western New York.
The Niagara County Sheriff's office say the child fell Wednesday afternoon from a second floor window of a home in the Town of Lockport.
The child was flown to the Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo.
Authorities did not immediately release the child's name or condition. They say the fall appears to be accidental.

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‘The Amulet’ is Latest Release From No Frills Buffalo

‘The Amulet’ is Latest Release From No Frills Buffalo

Western New York-based No Frills Buffalo publishing company has released a new book, “The Amulet,” by Hamburg native and Niagara University student Sarah Page.

Rich in Egyptian mythology and full of excitement, The Amulet is a fast-paced adventure story. Young Fala has never asked to be anything more than normal. She has only ever wanted to make her way in the world. But now, in the face of something far bigger than she is, she must pull together what little she knows and find the true owner of the amulet before it is too late. 

Standoff Ends in Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS, NY-- A standoff with police in Niagara Falls has ended after several hours.

A nearby resident tells 2 On Your Side, they heard about 17 shots fired just after 4am.

Police say they responded to a call of shots fired.  When officers arrived, they also heard the shots.  Officers tried to talk to the suspect, but he barricaded himself inside the home.

Officers shut down Pine Avenue between 16th and 15th Streets and call in the SWAT team.

SWAT entered second floor apartment and the male suspect surrendered without incident.

Police believe he fired rapidly from a handgun.  No one was shot or hurt during the incident.

You Can Help Niagara Falls Native Inspired by Father's Cancer Survival

Buffalo, NY - Matt Schreiner came close to losing his father to cancer.

In fact, Matt has seen cancer effect friends and family all around him. So, the 25-year-old Niagara Falls native decided that he needed to help out in some way.

To help raise money for research at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Matt decided to rollerblade almost 400 miles to Yankee Stadium in New York City.

His goal is to raise a half million dollars along the way.

If you would like to help, there is a web site www.goingforlife2012.kintera.org .You can also follow Matt on facebook and on twitter at Mattschreiner 12