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Woman Killed, Boy Hurt
in Fall Into Niagara Gorge
Feb 17, 2023 8:57 AM CST
Woman Killed, Boy Hurt in Fall Into Niagara Gorge
Police say they don't believe it was an accident
- 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
Feb 6, 2023 9:01 AM CST
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
- 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...
It Appears Woman Knowingly
Drove Into Niagara River
Dec 10, 2021 9:20 AM CST
It Appears Woman Knowingly Drove Into Niagara River
Police say tire tracks in snow reportedly show entry through gap in barrier
- The woman found dead in a car near the brink of Niagara Falls on Wednesday may have ended up there deliberately. "Entry into the water appears to be an intentional act," New York State Park Police said Thursday, per the AP . The car driven by the woman in...
Trapped in Car, Woman
Dies at Edge of Niagara Falls
Dec 9, 2021 6:45 AM CST
Trapped in Car, Woman Dies at Edge of Niagara Falls
Coast Guard diver, lowered from a helicopter, arrived too late
- 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...
Away to Canada.
Saved 14 Dogs
Jun 24, 2021 1:07 PM CDT
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
- 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...
Trapped for a Century
Above Niagara Falls,
Barge Breaks Free
Nov 3, 2019 6:10 AM CST
Trapped for a Century Above Niagara Falls, Barge Breaks Free
Rusted out scow shifts down-river, but doesn't appear to be in danger of going over
- There's going over Niagara Falls in a barrel, and now there's the possibility of something a little scarier: A barge that's been stuck above Horseshoe Falls for more than a century. A big Halloween storm apparently dislodged the iron dumping scow, which for now has just moved...
Man Survives Being
Swept Over Niagara Falls
Jul 10, 2019 2:32 AM CDT
Man Survives Being Swept Over Niagara Falls
High water level may have saved man in crisis
- A man "in crisis" jumped into the Niagara River and was swept over Niagara Falls early Tuesday, authorities say—but if it was a suicide attempt, it was not a successful one. The man, who went over Horseshoe Falls, by far the biggest of the three waterfalls at Niagara...
10-Year-Old Boy Falls Over
Railing at Niagara Falls
Oct 16, 2017 3:25 PM CDT
10-Year-Old Boy Falls Over Railing at Niagara Falls
The boy was on vacation with his family
- One family's dream vacation at Niagara Falls turned into a nightmare over the weekend when a 10-year-old boy toppled off a railing and fell into a gorge. Police say the boy was on the Canadian side of the falls when his family decided to take a picture of Horseshoe...
After Black Discharge at
Niagara Falls, a $50K Fine
Sep 14, 2017 4:47 PM CDT
After Black Discharge at Niagara Falls, a $50K Fine
Governor calls the unsightly incident 'inexcusable'
- On July 29, tourists were understandably bummed when stinky black water—a combination of wastewater and sewage— was discharged right next to the Maid of the Mist and Rainbow Bridge docks at scenic Niagara Falls, the
reports. Now, the state of New York is fining the Niagara Falls...
Black Water Shocks
Visitors at Niagara Falls
Aug 1, 2017 2:53 AM CDT
Black Water Shocks Visitors at Niagara Falls
'Dear God, please don't be an oil leak'
- Tourists at Niagara Falls on Saturday were shocked when water at the base of the falls turned black—accompanied by a very bad smell. "The first thing that came to my mind was, 'Dear God, please don't be an oil leak,'" Pat Proctor, an exec...
Daredevil's 'Very Peculiar'
Death Leaves Cops Perplexed
Jun 28, 2017 12:55 PM CDT
Daredevil's 'Very Peculiar' Death Leaves Cops Perplexed
For one, they have no idea what happened to Misty the boa constrictor
- "I still have lots of questions," New York State Park Police Detective Sgt. Brian Nisbet tells the
. For one thing, where is Misty the 7-foot-long boa constrictor? Nisbet is investigating the April 19 death of daredevil Kirk Jones, who was in his early 50s. Jones went...
at Going Over
Jun 16, 2017 9:45 AM CDT
2nd Attempt at Going Over Niagara Kills Daredevil
Police believe Kirk R. Jones was trying to go over it in an inflatable ball
- A Florida man tempted fate twice, and the second time proved his undoing: New York State Park Police on Thursday said the body of Kirk R. Jones of Spring Hill had been recovered from the Niagara River near the mouth of Lake Ontario roughly two weeks earlier. Syracuse.com reports...
Record Broken—by His Wife
Jun 15, 2017 11:00 AM CDT
Wallenda's Teeth-Hanging Record Broken—by His Wife
Erendira Wallenda performs stunt 300 feet above Niagara Falls
- Those wild Wallendas: Erendira Wallenda, the aerialist wife of Nik Wallenda, successfully hung by her teeth from a helicopter over Niagara Falls on Thursday, pulling off the stunt precisely five years after her husband walked a tight rope over the falls. The 36-year-old mother of three was tethered to a...
White Rainbows Frequent
Only 2 Places in the World
Jan 2, 2017 9:09 AM CST
White Rainbows Frequent Only 2 Places in the World
Zambia and Kentucky boast monthly displays
- Waterfalls are among the most reliable places to catch a rainbow, but only two on the planet offer up a regular display of its close cousin, the moonbow: Cumberland Falls in Kentucky and Victoria Falls on the Zambia-Zimbabwe border. Also called a white rainbow, a moonbow appears when moonlight (which...
Whee! Niagara Falls
Jumps on Zipline Trend
Aug 17, 2016 12:03 PM CDT
Whee! Niagara Falls Jumps on Zipline Trend
The latest natural wonder to use give Indiana Jones-style flair to tourists
- Niagara Falls is the latest natural wonder to add a zipline, offering honeymooners and everyone else the chance to take a plunge toward churning mist at speeds topping 40mph. The elevated cable rides have evolved from a novel way to explore jungle canopies to almost necessary additions to lure tourists...
as Boat Teeters
Near Edge of
Jul 19, 2016 8:17 AM CDT
Pair Rescued as Boat Teeters Near Edge of Niagara Falls
Only a section of engine kept the boat from drifting
- A man and woman got closer to Niagara Falls than they probably ever wanted on Sunday. The US Coast Guard was called in to rescue the pair from Buffalo after their boat became disabled and drifted "very close" to the Canadian side of the falls, reports the
Niagara Falls 'Dewatering'
Could Reveal Secrets
Feb 14, 2016 4:10 PM CST
Niagara Falls 'Dewatering' Could Reveal Secrets
What lurks under American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls?
- Stopping water-flow to part of Niagara Falls may sound extreme, but it will allow workers to replace a pair of 115-year-old pedestrian bridges . The dewatering of two falls that comprise Niagara Falls also will provide insights into how millions of gallons of surging water cut through rock. The falls are...
Turn Off Niagara Falls
Jan 25, 2016 2:45 PM CST
Officials' Plan: Turn Off Niagara Falls
New York State wants to replace two ailing bridges
- Plan on visiting the US side of Niagara Falls? Better plan ahead, if you want to see actual falls—because New York state officials want to temporarily stop the water from flowing, Discovery reports. They plan to direct water away from Bridal Veil Falls and American Falls, two of three...
Woman Goes Over
Sep 20, 2015 6:20 AM CDT
Woman Goes Over Niagara Falls
She's feared dead after apparent suicide attempt
- A woman is presumed dead after going over Niagara Falls yesterday in an apparent suicide attempt, reports WIVB . She entered the water about 6pm on the American side of the falls at Prospect Point, and crews have yet to find her. A tourist reportedly caught it on video and turned...
in Hotel Safe
Aug 19, 2015 7:22 AM CDT
Crying Baby Found Locked in Hotel Safe
Canadian police looking to question family from Brooklyn
- Canadian police are on the lookout for a family from Brooklyn, NY, after their baby was found locked in a safe in a Niagara Falls hotel yesterday morning. The family called staff to a room at the Howard Johnson Hotel to free the infant, who was "alert and crying,...
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