Police are searching for a suspect after being called to the area of Oakdale Avenue and Hickory Street in St.Catharines around 2:30 Thursday afternoon in regard to an assault.
The lone female victim was walking in the area when she was confronted by an unknown male. The victim was pushed to the ground and a physical confrontation ensued. The man produced a weapon but it was never used. The victim resisted the man’s attack and he fled on foot . The victim was not injured.
The male was described as: white, 35-40, unshaven, short brown/reddish hair and had a general disheveled appearance. He was wearing a yellow long sleeve shirt and an old baseball hat.
Police are requesting anyone with information regarding this occurrence to contact 1District Detectives at 905-688-4111x option 3 #9451 or Crime Stoppers.
The City of Niagara Falls will be hosting a fireworks competition in November. Six countries will take part in the Cascades of Fire International Fireworks Competition.
Presented by Hornblower Niagara Cruises, the event will take place over six nights and two weekends beginning November 9th. Teams from China, Brazil, Finland, Italy and Vietnam will compete, along with host Canada, with each country creating an 18-minute show synchronized to music.
All shows start at 9 p.m. For more information visit cascadesoffire.com
Charlie Duke Jr., the youngest man to ever walk on the moon, is coming to Niagara Falls. Duke, who was the lunar module pilot for Apollo 16 , NASA’s fifth mission to land astronauts on the moon, will be the guest speaker at the annual Niagara Falls Prayer Luncheon, slated for October 18th at Club Italia on Montrose Road.
The luncheon will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for seniors and are available online at NiagaraFallsPrayerLuncheon.ca. Only 12 humans have ever walked on the moon. Duke, who’s now 82, was 36 years old when he visited the moon in 1972.