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Is a full-priced iPhone 6 worth unlimited data? - Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
NEW YORK — Apple is enjoying a record success with its iPhone 6. In its first day of pre-orders, the iPhone 6 received some 4 million requests — doubling the number the iPhone 5 got in its first 24 hours two years ago. Demand is so strong that Apple ...
Teen drug and alcohol use continues to fall - Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
WASHINGTON — Drug and alcohol use among America's teens continues to trend downward, according to new numbers released Tuesday by the Department of Health and Human Services. From 2002 to 2013, the average American teenager's odds of regular (at least ...
House panel says safety agency mishandled GM recall - Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
WASHINGTON — The agency responsible for safety on the nation's roads was years late in detecting a deadly problem with General Motors cars and lacks the expertise to oversee increasingly complex vehicles, congressional Republicans charged in a report ...
Village to begin milling Monday - Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
Milling and paving will begin on some Middleport streets starting tentatively on Monday, said village coordinator Bryan Bobbit at Monday’s board meeting. The work should be done within one or two days, Bobbitt said, depending on the weather. The ...
Counties receive funding for crisis services - Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
Nearly $200,000 has been allocated by the New York State Office of Mental Health for the expansion of crisis services in Niagara and Orleans counties. The funding allows the counties to enhance mental health services, with an emphasis on crisis and mobile ...
Big cities take aim at prescription painkillers - Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
WASHINGTON — Some of the nation’s largest cities are ratcheting up their criticism of prescription painkillers, blaming the industry for a wave of addiction and overdoses that have ravaged their communities and busted local budgets. The heightened ...
Hartland FD fundraiser Sunday - Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
The Hartland Volunteer Fire Department is holding its annual chicken barbecue fundraiser from noon Sunday until the food is sold out at the fire hall, 8945 Ridge Road, Gasport. The price of a dinner is $9 and takeout will be available. For more ...
Consult fee stirs outrage - Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
Action to approve extra pay for a phone system consultant was put off by the Niagara County Legislature on Tuesday. An unsigned resolution from the public works and administration committees proposed payment of an extra $3,040 to Grand Island-based Cannon ...
Canoe stolen in Newfane - Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
A 16-foot red Coleman canoe was stolen from a Chestnut Road home sometime between 3 and 8:30 a.m. Sunday, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office said. One of the residents of the home said he was working in the garage at about 3 a.m. Sunday when an ...
Dead squirrel left in mailbox - Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
A Ridgewood Drive woman reported a dead squirrel was left in a newspaper box attached to her mailbox sometime between noon Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office said. The squirrel suffered an apparent gunshot wound to its back ...
LADY LIONS DUNK LANCERS - Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
They're young and they are most certainly restless — but this isn't a soap opera. LHS senior Elizabeth Connolly and freshman teammate Katie Pollock were both double individual winners on Tuesday as the Lockport Lady Lions defeated visiting Lewiston ...
Motorcyclist taken to ECMC - Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
CAMBRIA – A motorcycle driver was taken to Erie County Medical Center by Mercy Flight Tuesday afternoon after his motorcycle rear-ended a vehicle on Upper Mountain Road at the intersection of Blackman Road. According to the Niagara County Sheriff's ...
Camper destroyed in Ridge Road fire - Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
Wrights Corners Fire Co. quickly put out a camper-trailer fire at 6744 Ridge Road on Tuesday evening. The call came in just before 7 p.m. and the fire was out within 10-to-15 minutes. The fire was "pretty standard," said Chief Dan Handrich. "The cause is ...
Concepcion Castro - Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
Concepcion Castro passed away on September 11, 2014. Born in Humacau, Puerto Rico on February 15, 1955 and was the daughter of Ramon and Serafina (Siva) Castro. Besides her parents, Concepcion was also predeceased by her husband, Wilfredo M. Garcia, Sr.
EPA rejects Cuomo's Tappan Zee loan proposal - Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
ALBANY — The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday balked at Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to use half a billion dollars in federal clean water loans to help finance the cost of the new Tappan Zee Bridge, instead approving only $29 million.