NY lawmakers weigh request for Niagara Falls stunt

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NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A bill that would allow a member of the daredevil Wallenda family to attempt a tightrope walk at Niagara Falls is making its way through the New York Legislature.

The measure was passed last week by the Senate and is now in the Assembly. If approved, it would permit Nik Wallenda to attempt the walk before Aug. 30.

State law prohibits high-wire stunts in Niagara Falls State Park, located at the brink of the famous falls.

The legislation has the backing of city and tourism officials in Niagara Falls, where such stunts have been illegal for decades. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office is reviewing it.

Wallenda and his mother completed a high-wire stunt earlier this month at the site in Puerto Rico where Karl Wallenda fell to his death in 1978.

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