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Report: Border Crash Killed Couple Leaving NY Casino
Couple Killed in
Border Bridge Crash

Couple Killed in Border Bridge Crash Identified

Police say Kurt, Monica Villani of Grand Island, New York, died in fiery crash

(Newser) - The Niagara Falls Police Department has identified the couple killed when their Bentley exploded in a crash at the American side of the US-Canada border on Wednesday. Police said Kurt Villani and Monica Villani, both 53 years old, were residents of the Buffalo suburb of Grand Island, the AP reports....

Woman Killed, Boy Hurt in Fall Into Niagara Gorge

Police say they don't believe it was an accident

(Newser) - A 5-year-old boy was rescued after a 90-foot fall into the Niagara Gorge this week but it was too late to save his mother, authorities say. It's not clear how they fell into the gorge in the Cave of the Winds area of Niagara Falls State Park, but police...

Western New York Jolted Awake: 'Felt Like a Car Hit My House

Strongest quake in 40 years hits the region, which includes Buffalo, Niagara Falls

(Newser) - A small earthquake rumbled through Western New York early Monday, alarming people in a region unaccustomed to such shaking but apparently causing no significant damage. The US Geological Survey preliminarily reported a magnitude 3.8 earthquake centered east of Buffalo in the suburb of West Seneca at about 6:15am...

Trapped in Car, Woman Dies at Edge of Niagara Falls

Coast Guard diver, lowered from a helicopter, arrived too late

(Newser) - A US Coast Guard diver lowered from the sky Wednesday braved frigid rapids to get to a car partly submerged in water near the brink of Niagara Falls, only to find it was too late to rescue the driver trapped inside. Petty Officer 2nd Class Derrian Duryea, a Detroit-based rescue...

Scooby Ran Away to Canada. His Escape Saved 14 Dogs

Officials returning wandering beagle find more than a dozen others living in unsanitary NY home

(Newser) - A runaway beagle inadvertently led authorities to rescue 14 others in an international incident that started in Western New York. WGRZ reports on the adventures of Scooby Doo, who escaped from his home in Niagara Falls, NY, at some point—that outlet says it was last weekend, though a Sunday...

Torso Found at Niagara Falls Could Be Missing American

Canadian police classify case as a homicide

(Newser) - Canadian authorities found a woman's torso floating at the bottom of Niagara Falls last Wednesday, and they suspect it may be a missing American, the AP reports. Police have classified the case as a homicide investigation, and “we are prepared to say that it was a dismemberment,"...

Teens Charged in Death of NY Girl, 5

Isabella was last seen with 16-year-old neighbor

(Newser) - Two teenage boys have been arrested in the death of a 5-year-old Niagara Falls girl whose body was found in a garbage can. Isabella Tenant disappeared from her great-grandmother's home, where she was staying overnight. She was last seen alive with a 16-year-old neighbor and family friend, John Freeman,...

Niagara Falls' Student Loan Offer Actually Luring Grads

More than 200 people have inquired about new plan so far

(Newser) - Niagara Falls' plan to lure recent graduates by paying their student loans is actually working: More than 200 people have asked about renting or buying a place there since the program began just last month. And not just locals; some of the interested parties are from as far away as...

Endangered Species: Niagara's Maid of the Mist

Iconic tour boat company could soon be no more

(Newser) - The Maid of the Mist tour boats have been a part of Niagara Falls' history since the 1840s, shepherding everyone from King Edward VII to Marilyn Monroe to Pam and Jim to the base of Horseshoe Falls. And its days may be numbered. The Ontario government in February gave a...

Man Survives Niagara Falls Plunge

Third ever to go over unassisted and live to tell tale

(Newser) - Authorities say a man plunged at least 180 feet over Niagara Falls and survived—only the third person known to have gone over without a safety device (ie, a barrel) and lived. Niagara Parks Police say witnesses reported seeing the man climb over a railing at 10:20 this morning...

Tightrope Walker Gets OK to Cross Niagara Falls

Nik Wallenda will walk from US to Canada on the high wire

(Newser) - It's official: Nik Wallenda will walk a tightrope from the United States to Canada … over Niagara Falls. The stunt was finally approved by the Ontario Parks Commission after commissioners initially denied the request over concerns about cost, safety, and the beauty of the falls, WIVB reports. "To...

10 Most Affordable Home Markets in US

No. 1: Niagara Falls, New York

(Newser) - Coldwell Banker crunches some numbers to find the least expensive housing markets in the US. The report looked at average listing prices of four-bed, two-bath homes in 2,300 markets, according to MarketWatch . The results:
  1. Niagara Falls, New York: $60,820
  2. Riverdale, Georgia: $61,618

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