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Niagara County News Week in Review - Dec. 24

Here's a look at this week in Niagara County news:

Monday

ANELLO SENTENCED
Former Niagara Falls Mayor Vince Anello, right, gets ready to leave the Federal Courthouse in Buffalo on Monday after he was sentenced to federal prison while his attorney, Joel Daniels, talks with reporters. (Derek Gee / Buffalo News)

NIAGARA FALLS
Former Mayor Vince Anello was sentenced to 13 months in federal prison.

NIAGARA FALLS
Florida tourism officials were greeted at Niagara Falls International Airport.

LEWISTON
Niagara University will offer a new degree in leadership and policy.

NIAGARA COUNTY
Real estate transactions for week ending Nov. 12.

Tuesday

NIAGARA FALLS
Staff Reporter Dan Herbeck takes a closer look at former Mayor Vince Anello's fall.

TOWN OF NIAGARA
Two Buffalo men were arrested in a sales scam in area parking lots.

NIAGARA FALLS
A federal probe involving two inspectors and the former buildings commissioner brings another subpoena to City Hall.

NIAGARA FALLS
The city School District denies wrongdoing in the hiring of its attorney's daughter to $120,000-a-year post.

NORTH TONAWANDA
The city School Board has authorized the use of reserve funds to pay for retirement system obligations and benefits for a former superintendent.

NORTH TONAWANDA
The city is holding a street-naming contest for a roadway in a new business park.

CHOCOLATE
Raising funds for charity by selling movie-themed chocolates are, from left, Niagara University students Talon Fee and Michelle Martineau, professor Bill Angus and chocolatier Mary Ann Hess. (Charles Lewis / Buffalo News)

NIAGARA FALLS
Soup kitchen and food pantry benefits from a movie-themed, gourment chocolate raffle.

Wednesday

NIAGARA FALLS
A music teacher has recorded a Christmas song written by her father and is offering it free to active-duty service members and veterans.

LOCKPORT/NIAGARA FALLS
A county judge refused to reduce the bail for a murder suspect.

NORTH TONAWANDA
The city and Walmart want a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit against them.

NIAGARA FALLS
A silicon plant in the city will benefit from a Commerce Department ruling, according to Sen. Charles Schumer.

SOMERSET
Arguments in the lawsuit aimed at stopping a proposed Verizon data center will be heard by a new judge.

Nyce
Motivational speaker, hip-hop artist and Buffalo native Tee Nyce signs autographs Tuesday for Niagara Falls High School students Lashwana Lowery, center, and Aolyha Holifield. (Sharon Cantillon / Buffalo News)

NIAGARA FALLS
A Buffalo-born rapper brought his motivational talks to Niagara Falls High School.

NIAGARA FALLS
The city announced its schedule for holiday closings.

NIAGARA FALLS/LEWISTON
The three area international bridges will be toll-free on Christmas.

Thursday

NIAGARA FALLS
Former Niagara Falls police officer Ryan Warme is sentenced to 13 years and nine months in federal prison.

ROBERT THOUSAND
Robert J. Thousand is escorted into the courtroom for his sentencing Wednesday. (Derek Gee / Buffalo News)

LOCKPORT
An accomplice in the killing of a group home worker gets 20 years in prison.

SOMERSET
A lawsuit challenging the review of plans for a Verizon data center heads to court.

NIAGARA FALLS
A former city employee accused of stealing on the job pleads guilty.

NIAGARA FALLS
The city has total control over the vacant Rainbow Centre mall, site of the proposed Niagara County Community College culinary institute.

WHEATFIELD
A Buffalo man has pleaded guilty to charges from a January home invasion on Moyer Road. 

NIAGARA COUNTY
Holiday hours have been announced for local auto bureaus.

Be sure to visit our various community pages for the latest news from your area.

For today's Niagara County news, visit our Niagara County page at buffalonews.com/niagaracounty.

--Aaron Besecker

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