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Funeral Arrangements Set For Rich Jones


NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y.- The body of Rich Jones returned home, arriving today at the Buffalo Niagara airport. The Western New York marine who lost his life in California was killed in an accident on a San Diego freeway. After he had gotten out of his car to help victims of another crash.

Jones was a Frontier volunteer firefighter before enlisting.

Funeral arrangements have set for the Niagara County Marine who died in a traffic accident in San Diego last week.

Calling hours for Rich Jones will be at the Lane Funeral Home on Buffalo Ave. in Niagara Falls from 2 p.m.- 5 p.m. on March 2 and 2 p.m.-4 p.m. and 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. on March 3.

Weekly Recap: Complicated Border Cases Resolved

Weekly Recap: Complicated Border Cases Resolved

Jennifer Behm, associate attorney with Berardi Immigration Law, had a busy week at the Peace Bridge. Following is an overview of some border cases she presented to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) these past few days.

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No Frills Buffalo Publishing Company Releases Three New Books

No Frills Buffalo Publishing Company Releases Three New Books

 

No Frills Buffalo publishing company has announced the release of three new books. Joining the No Frills collection are “Walking Through The Mist” by Sinead Tyrone; “Slanted Windows” by Marjorie Norris; and “Sharks Don’t Eat Peanut Butter, written by Mark Privateer and illustrated by Jennifer Dunlap.

Niagara Falls Sees Rise in Marriage Licenses


Niagara Falls, NY - The Honeymoon Capital of the World issued more than eleven-hundred marriage licenses in 2013, which is the most in forty years.

Kimberly and Kiera Smith are both from Niagara Falls, but they met in high school at the State Fairgrounds. They got married this year in Niagara Falls.

"She walked by my competition site. It was inevitable. I had to wave and say hi and everything," says Kimberly Ortiz-Smith.

"We were complete strangers at that time. I just saw her cooking and I was like, all right, hi," says Kiera Smith.

"We were hoping the actual Falls, but it's a little too cold for that," says Ortiz-Smith.

Niagara Falls issued more wedding licenses in 2013 than it has in any year since 1973. The mayor says revenue from marriage ceremonies performed by the two Marriage Officers in the Clerk's Office almost doubled from 2012 to 2013.

Lockport Looks Into Code Blue


Thursday was another cold night with another Code Blue in Buffalo with warming shelters open in the city.

Currently no communities within Niagara County have a Code Blue program. That's when emergency shelters open up for homeless people when temperatures drop below 15 degrees. But now, Lockport is looking into the need.

Lockport Cares is the only emergency homeless shelter people in need can go to in Lockport for a warm place to sleep.

"We see people who have been evicted from their apartments, a lot of times its drug use, alcohol use, sometimes its illness," Executive Director of Lockport Cares Marty Negy said.

Last year Lockport Cares took care of 274 homeless men, women and children. The need has increased about 63 percent over 4 years.

Are Canadians Required to Pay U.S. Income Taxes?

Are Canadians Required to Pay U.S. Income Taxes?

 

It seems hard to believe that tax season is already upon us! This year, U.S. income taxes must be filed by April 15. If you’re one of the 21 million Canadians who had an extended stay in the U.S. last year, you may be subject to U.S. taxes.

How do I know if I will have to file U.S. taxes?

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.