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Lockport Man Sentenced For Attacking 7-Year-Old Girl

LOCKPORT, NY-- It was sentencing day for a Lockport man accused of trying to kill a seven-year-old girl.

David Alfonso was ordered to spend 15 years behind bars. 

The 28-year-old was originally charged with attempted murder for attacking his girlfriend's young daughter last New Year's Eve.

The girl suffered neck and jaw injuries when he tried to slit her throat.

In July - Alfonso pleaded guilty to attempted first degree assault. His young victim was not in court, but the prosecutor read a statement from her to the court.

Seth Meyers, The Pointer Sisters, Cheap Trick Join the Seneca Casinos Entertainment Lineup

Seth Meyers, The Pointer Sisters, Cheap Trick Join the Seneca Casinos Entertainment Lineup

Comedy, classic R&B and timeless rock are all coming to the Events Centers at Seneca Casinos for late fall and early winter. Just added to the November entertainment lineup at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls are Seth Meyers and The Pointer Sisters, while Cheap Trick closes out 2013 with a December 29 show at Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel in Salamanca. 

Buffalo Civil War Roundtable to Host Renowned Author Stephen Davis

Buffalo Civil War Roundtable to Host Renowned Author Stephen Davis


The Buffalo Civil War Roundtable, Benedict R. Maryniak Chapter, will host Civil War author and expert Stephen Davis at its next meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Gateway Executive Center, 3556 Lakeshore Blvd., Blasdell. Davis, a native of Atlanta, Ga., will discuss his latest book, “What the Yankees Did to Us: Sherman’s Bombardment and Wrecking of Atlanta,” and sign copies for those in attendance.

Two Charged with Murder in Niagara Falls Shooting

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- Tijuana Davis, a 39-year-old Niagara Falls woman, was shot and killed in the early morning hours Saturday in her apartment at 1828 North Avenue, police say.

Two suspects were arrested at the scene and charged with murder. They are Richard Henry Moore, 50, and Cammesoa Marie Williams, 42, both of Winston-Salem, NC. They are also charged with criminal possession of a weapon and criminal use of a firearm in the second degree.

Police say Moore and Williams were in town for a wedding and met the victim through a friend. A fight broke out at the apartment some time before 4 a.m. between Davis, Moore, Williams and a third woman, whose name has not been released.

Washington State Runaway Found in Town of Niagara

TOWN OF NIAGARA, NY - Niagara County Sheriff's Office deputies, acting on a tip that a female juvenile runaway from the state of Washington might have been staying at an address in the Town of Niagara, located 15-year-old Amber Sholin in the company of a 17-year-old male.

Both teens were taken to the sheriff's office to be interviewed by the criminal bureau Saturday afternoon. The male was charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

Further charges are expected, according to the Sheriff's Office, pending further investigation.

Found Purple Heart Returned to Family

By Rich Kellman

LOCKPORT, NY-- June 28TH of this year was a day that changed the life of Richard Zuehlke. Richard had been taking in donations at the Goodwill store on Transit Road in Lockport for two years. On that day in June, he took in a box of household items with a mystery inside. "When I first saw it, I was like, 'Oh, my goodness,'" he says.

Crimestoppers: Niagara County Robbery Suspect Sought

LOCKPORT, NY-- Niagara County Sheriff's deputies are asking for help in finding an armed robbery suspect who was caught on video.

the man seen here is wanted in connection with a robbery that happened last week in the Town of Wheatfield.

They're also looking for a person of interest that could be seen in a light blue shirt in the surveillance video.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime stoppers at 716-867-6161.

You may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.