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Small earthquake registered outside Lockport

LOCKPORT, NY – A small earthquake turned up on seismograph machines Saturday. According to Jana Pursley, a geophysicist with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in Colorado, the magnitude 1.5 quake was centered about six kilometers southwest of Lockport.

It happened at 6:27 p.m. local time.

The Lamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network, which reported the event to the USGS, described it as a "micro-earthquake."

Executive Orders on Immigration Impact High-skilled Businesses and Workers

Executive Orders on Immigration Impact High-skilled Businesses and Workers


As part of President Obama’s Executive Orders on Immigration, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has released a policy memorandum to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The memorandum is broken into five policies aimed to support U.S. high-skilled businesses and workers. 

New renderings for Hamister's Hyatt Place Hotel in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, N.Y.- New renderings have been released for developer Mark Hamister's hotel project on Rainbow Boulevard in Niagara Falls.

The hotel will be branded a Hyatt Place and ground will be broken next summer with an opening date set for sometime in 2016.

That's a year later than planned, but the delay is due to design changes that had to be made when the developer switched the branding from Hilton Garden Inn to Hyatt Place.

Police Search for Car in Fatal Hit and Run

WHEATFIELD, NY - It has been a long five days for a family in Niagara County. Their son was the victim in a fatal hit and run, and the driver still has not come forward.

Investigators are on the hunt for clues in this case. So far, they says they've had some luck- but law enforcement is still in need of the public's help.

"It's the worst night of my life, without a doubt," said Michael Hefferon, the president of the St. Johnsburg Fire Company in Wheatfield, who says last Thursday, he experienced something he'll never forget.

"A person came out of nowhere, waving her hands so I pulled over, I went to her and said what's wrong and she was crying frantically," Hefferon said, "she said my boyfriend got hit by a car and the car took off."

The Executive Orders on Immigration: What You Need to Know

The Executive Orders on Immigration: What You Need to Know


An estimated five million lives may be impacted today when President Obama signs a series of comprehensive immigration-based executive orders into effect. As you will read below, these executive orders will create significant amendments to our current immigration system. 

Daemen Opening State-of-the-Art Visual Effects Facility

Daemen Opening State-of-the-Art Visual Effects Facility

Marking an important milestone in a Buffalo Billion project targeting Western New York’s emerging film and television post-production industry, a newly completed nearly $2 million state-of-the-art visual effects facility will be officially unveiled by Daemen College at a ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for Dec. 5.

The celebration will take place at 10 a.m. in the Daemen International Center for Excellence in Animation located in the Tri Main Center at 2495 Main St. in Buffalo. Daemen President Gary A. Olson, members of the Daemen community and dignitaries are expected to be in attendance. An open house for the community is also planned from 2 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 6.

Teenager in critical condition after hit-and-run accident

WHEATFIELD, N.Y.- The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is looking for the driver of a white sedan that hit a 16-year-old boy on Krueger Road in Wheatfield.

According to the sheriff's office, the vehicle left the scene of the accident after hitting the teen. The vehicle suffered front end passenger side damage during the accident.

The teen is currently in critical condition at ECMC, the sheriff's office said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Niagara County Sheriff's Office at 716-438-3393