Mystery surrounds death of Kirk Jones

From the Niagara Gazette: The curious case of the death of Kirk Jones is not closed. Despite the recovery and identification of Jones’ body, New York State Park Police are still trying to piece together the details of what happened to Jones on the morning of April 19. At the moment, they have just as…

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A flood of metaphor set in a dying Rust Belt resort

From the New Orleans Advocate: For many Americans, Niagara Falls exists only in imagination or memory. It’s nearly effortless to conjure up images of the towering, majestic falls and the great rush of water, images often inspired by picture-perfect postcards or by distant recollections of a long-ago honeymoon. But for residents of Niagara Falls, New…

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How did these people survive a plunge over Niagara Falls?

From the Toronto Star: Death, taxes, Niagara Falls. In the old days, those were the only certain things in life — or death — according to the river men who patrolled a thunderous Horseshoe Falls before it became somewhat tamed by hydro companies. During the 19th and 20th centuries, thousands of suicide and accident victims…

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