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Police say attack on Niagara University campus unfounded

LEWISTON, NY - Lewiston Police say a report of a sexual assault in a campus parking lot Wednesday night is unfounded.

A female student had told police she was attacked in the O'Shea lot by a white man in a hooded sweatshirt. However, after further investigation, police say the complaint was unfounded.

There's no word on if the female student will be facing any charges.

Guardian pet for autistic, diabetic child

NIAGARA COUNTY - If you've ever had a pet, you know animals can be just like family. But for one Niagara County family, a new dog in the house is even more than that.

Watch the video above to see 2 On Your Side's Ron Plants explains how Lucy has become like a guardian angel for this boy.

Preserving the Status of Children Born to LPR Parents

Preserving the Status of Children Born to LPR Parents


Per U.S. immigration regulations, a child born to a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) parent will automatically acquire his or her parent’s status if the child was born in the U.S. within the validity of the parent’s green card. But what happens when a child is born during her LPR mother’s temporary visit abroad?

Fortunately, the same regulations hold that children in this category also automatically acquire their parent’s LPR status, provided:
• The parent and child seek entry into the U.S. within two years of the child’s birth; and
• Either accompanying parent is applying for readmission upon first return after the birth of the child.

Daemen Flag Installation, Appreciation Event to Honor Veterans

Daemen Flag Installation, Appreciation Event to Honor Veterans

Daemen College will honor Western New York veterans at its annual appreciation breakfast and a special Veterans Day installation ceremony that will include nearly 100 small flags being placed on campus on Nov. 11.

“On Veterans Day, all of us at Daemen will thank the men and women who have served in our armed forces and reflect on the many sacrifices they have made for our country,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “These events also symbolize Daemen’s ongoing commitment to our student veterans, who are a vital part of our college community.”

The day will start with a continental breakfast for veterans and their families at 8 a.m. in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge. President Olson will speak at the event, which is free and open to local veterans and student veterans in the college community. It is being hosted by the Daemen Center for Veterans and Veteran Family Services.

One dead, one hurt in Lockport accident

LOCKPORT, NY-- One person is dead and another is hurt following an accident in Lockport.

The accident happened on Route 93 (Lockport Bypass) between State Road and Robinson Road.

Niagara County Sheriff's say the driver of a pick up truck, Christopher Meden, 24, of Lockport had crossed over the center and struck a box truck driven by Daniel Shisler, 29, of East Bethany. The pickup truck was on fire when deputies arrived, but was being put out with a fire extinguisher by a passer-by.

Meden was pronounced dead at the scene. Shisler was taken to the ECMC with serious injuries.

Deputies are still looking into the cause of the accident.

Niagara Aquarium baby seal has a name

NIAGARA FALLS, NY – Saturday was a special day for the Aquarium of Niagara. A christening ceremony was held to announce the name of the aquarium's new seal pup.

Voters were able to choose from one of four names: Bart, Jax, Cruz or Moe. After tallying up all of the votes, aquarium workers announced the winning name. The seal will henceforth be known as Cruz.

Little Cruz has quite the story. He's actually blind. He was found abandoned on a beach in California when he was just two years old.

Fortunately, he was rescued and brought to Niagara Falls where it's apparent he has found a happy home.

Niagara Falls Company Admits to Releasing Harmful Gas

NIAGARA FALLS, NY - A Niagara Falls company admits it was acting negligently when it released hazardous gas into the air, affecting some people who were nearby.

The company is called Tier NY. According to the plea agreement 2 On Your Side obtained, the company admits it was negligent when in June 2013 the company improperly released hydrochloric acid gas from their property.

The gas can cause eye irritation and burns, and it can even be deadly.

"A giant cloud containing this highly poisonous gas, hydrochloric acid type gas, did travel from the location of the Tier Corporation to a neighboring business," said U.S. Attorney William Hochul.