NIAGARA FALLS, NY (WIVB) - The city of Niagara Falls is planning to get tough on parking.
A reported $3 million in unpaid parking tickets is forcing the city to do something about it.
The Niagara Falls City Council is holding a hearing next Tuesday to xplore hiring a city police officer to be assigned exclusively to a parking detail. The officer would be paid for by a federal grant. Currently, all officers issue parking tickets.
Mayor Dyster’s budget anticipates raking in up to $700,000 in parking violations.
The city is also considering using other methods to collect fines, including the use of a ‘boot’ to immobilize the vehicles of some offenders.
A Buffalo Police vehicle was involved in a two-car crash around 8:40 a.m. Monday. The crash happened at Bailey and LaSalle Avenues.
A Buffalo city jail cell block attendant was arrested early Saturday morning on multiple animal cruelty charges.
An airman from Niagara Falls was away training for the Air Force for months. After being apart from his family, he decided to surprise them at Kelly’s Country Store in Grand Island.
Police say that with the assistance of local media, they were able to identify the person responsible.
Monday is being billed as a national "Day of Action" among teachers and community groups who are worried about the state of education.
Buffalo Police say a man was shot and killed Sunday night near Shirley and Suffolk Avenues. Police were called to the scene around 9 p.m