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Hometown Headlines 4/18/18

BUFFALO P.D. IS INVESTIGATING A FATAL STABBING THAT HAPPENED EARLY TUESDAY ON THE CITY’S EAST SIDE.

 

GENESEE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY A BATAVIA WOMAN’S DEATH IS A HOMICIDE.

 

TWO STUDENTS IN BUFFALO WERE INJURED IN AN EAST SIDE SCHOOL BUS ACCIDENT YESTERDAY.

 

NO ARRESTS ON COUNTY POLICE REPORTS AND ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN THE TOWN OF NIAGARA YESTERDAY.

 

A WHEATFIELD MAN PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO INSURANCE FRAUD IN CONNECTION WITH A FATAL HIT-AND-RUN IN 2014.

 

BISHOP MALONE HAS PUT HIS BUFFALO MANSION ON THE MARKET TO HELP PAY SEX ABUSE VICTIMS.

 

THE STATE OF NEW YORK AWARDED FALLEN BUFFALO POLICE OFFICER CRAIG LEHNER IT’S LIBERTY MEDAL YESTERDAY.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY NEEDS ABOUT 150 YOUNG PEOPLE FOR SUMMER JOBS.

 

AND THE NEWLY-REMODELED LOCKPORT ALDI STORE ON SOUTH TRANSIT RE-OPENS A WEEK FROM TODAY.


Hometown Headlines 4/17/18

A LEWISTON MAN TOOK A PLEA DEAL MONDAY WHEN HE PLEADED GUILTY TO KIDNAPPING A LOCAL WOMAN.

 

FIRE INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING INTO A TONAWANDA BLAZE THAT SENT TWO PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL LAST NIGHT.

 

THREE ARRESTS ON CITY AND TOWN POLICE REPORTS AND TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ON COUNTY HIGHWAYS YESTERDAY.

 

THE E-P-A WILL PERFORM MORE TESTS ON NEARBY SOIL AND WATER SITES NEXT MONTH.

 

A 19-YEAR-OLD BUFFALO MAN IS BEHIND BARS CHARGED WITH A DEADLY QUEEN CITY SHOOTING LAST MONTH.

 

A LONG ISLAND MAN IS IN CUSTODY AFTER A SECOND MURDER OF A STUDENT AT SUNY BINGHAMTON.

 

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR KATHY HOCHUL SAYS SHE WILL NOT CHALLENGE CHRIS COLLINS FOR CONGRESS THIS ELECTION.

 

IN BUSINESS NEWS - FUNDING IS COMING FOR BUFFALO’S HISTORIC CENTRAL TRAIN TERMINAL.

 

AND “MOTHER NATURE” IS WREAKING HAVOC ON EARLY SEASON BASEBALL GAMES.


Hometown Headlines 4/16/18

A Clarence man was killed Friday evening in a head on collision in the town of Royalton.

 

The Niagara Orleans Dairy Princess  Pageant is looking for girls ages to 16 to 21 to become Dairy Princess contestants, Dairy Ambassadors and committee members

 

A Florida company is planning to open a data center at Ida park drive in the town of Lockport

 

Austin Hatch a Michigan Wolverine who survived 2 Plane Crashes that Killed his father, Mother, step mother and two siblings is making an appearance at Niagara Falls High school.

 

Barker Central school is voting tonite on a new budget for next year


Hometown Headlines 4/13/18

AN ALBION MAN WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY DEPUTIES OUTSIDE THE LOG CABIN RESTAURANT AT INDIAN FALLS WEDNESDAY.

 

A TOWN OF LOCKPORT MAN PLEADED NOT GUILTY IN STATE SUPREME COURT TO SHOOTING A FALLS MAN LAST SUMMER.

 

THREE ARRESTS ON CITY AND TOWN POLICE REPORTS AND THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ON COUNTY HIGHWAYS YSTR’DAY.

 

LIGHTNING STRUCK A DETROIT-BOUND DELTA FLIGHT YESTERDAY FORCING THE PLANE BACK TO BUFFALO.

 

BILLS’ HALL-OF-FAME QB JIM KELLY IS DOING BETTER FOLLOWING HIS LATEST CANCER SURGERY.

 

FLU RATES IN NEW YORK THIS WEEK ARE THE LOWEST THEY’VE BEEN THIS YEAR.

 

JAMESTOWN POLICE SAY THE DISAPPEARANCE OF A CITY MAN DOWN THERE IS “SUSPICIOUS.”

 

CLASSIC CAR OWNERS ARE “TACHING UP” FOR ANOTHER SUMMER OF MONDAY NIGHT CRUISES - JUST A MONTH AWAY.

 

AND THE BUFFALO BISONS DROPPED THEIR HOME OPENER TO THE INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS 2-1.


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Hometown Headlines 4/11/18

CONGRESSMAN CHRIS COLLINS GETS A CHANCE TO GRILL FACEBOOK C-E-O MARK ZUCKERBERG TODAY.

 

JACOB REIMER IS THE NEW SUPERINTENDENT AT BARKER CENTRAL SCHOOLS.

 

LOCKPORT TOWN COUNCILWOMAN DARLENE DICARLO EXPECTED TO BECOME THE NEW DIRECTOR AT THE OFFICE FOR AGING.

 

A WILSON WOMAN WHO TOOK OFF FROM A DRUG TREATMENT PROGRAM IS GOING TO PRISON ON BURGLARY CHARGES.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS MAN IS FACING FOUR YEARS IN STATE PRISON FOR THE ARMED ROBBERY OF A FALLS GAS STATION.

 

ONE ARREST ON THE CITY POLICE REPORT AND TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ON COUNTY HIGHWAYS TUESDAY.

 

THE FORMER TREASURER OF TONAWANDA’S RIVER ROAD VOLUNTEER FIRE CO. HAS ADMITTED TO EMBEZZLING FUNDS.

 

ROCHESTER JUDGE LETICIA ASTACIO IS ONCE AGAIN FACING CHARGES THAT VIOLATE HER PROBATION.

 

AND BUFFALO BILLS’ OFFENSIVE GUARD RICHIE INCOGNITO HAS ANNOUNCED HIS RETIREMENT.


Hometown Headlines 4/10/18

A PRIEST WHO TAUGHT AT TWO AREA HIGH SCHOOLS WAS SUSPENDED FROM ALL PUBLIC MINISTRY IN 2014.

 

IN BUFFALO, A 36-YEAR-OLD RIVERSIDE MAN IS UNDER ARREST ON CHARGES OF SEXUAL ABUSE.

 

ERIE COUNTY ATTORNEY MATTHEW ALBERT WAS BACK IN COURT YESTERDAY ON CHARGES OF STRANGULATION AND BRIBERY.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS MAN WAS SENTENCED TO 18 YEARS IN PRISON FOR LAST APRIL’S BEATING DEATH OF A PINE AVENUE MAN.

 

WILLIAM HEMPHILL OF BUFFALO PLEADED GUILTY MONDAY TO A DEADLY STABBING IN 2016.

 

A REPEAT OFFENDER FROM LOCKPORT IS GOING TO PRISON ON THREE WEAPONS FELONIES.

 

A 20-YEAR-OLD FALLS MAN IS LOCKED-UP AFTER FIRING A GUN OUTSIDE A TONAWANDA TAVERN YESTERDAY MORNING.

 

SEVEN ARRESTS ON COUNTY POLICE REPORTS AND TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ON COUNTY HIGHWAYS YESTERDAY.


Hometown Headlines 4/9/18

NIAGARA FALL P.D. IS INVESTIGATING A SERIOUS ACCIDENT OVER THE WEEKEND INVOLVING A CAR AND PEDESTRIAN.

 

A YOUNG ERIE COUNTY MAN WAS KILLED IN A ONE-CAR CRASH IN NORTH COLLINS SATURDAY.

 

BUFFALO POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING AN EAST SIDE SHOOTING THAT SENT A 23-YEAR-OLD MAN TO ECMC.

 

EIGHT ARRESTS ON THE CITY POLICE REPORT AND FOUR EMERGENCY CALLS IN THE COUNTY YESTERDAY.

 

IN MONROE COUNTY, A MOTHER IS BEHIND BARS CHARGED WITH KILLING AND DECAPITATING HER 7-YEAR-OLD SON.

 

A BUFFALO WOMAN IS FACING D-W-I CHARGES AFTER SHE WAS FOUND SLUMPED BEHIND THE WHEEL NEAR DELAWARE PARK.

 

POLICE OFFICERS IN TONAWANDA ARE HONORING A FELLOW OFFICER KILLED IN A HIT-AND-RUN 95 YEARS AGO TODAY.

 

AND PAUL REED WON THE MASTERS SUNDAY AND THE SABRES CLOSED OUT THEIR SEASON SATURDAY.


Hometown Headlines 4/6/18

INVESTIGATORS ROUNDED UP SEVEN AREA RESIDENTS ON WELFARE FRAUD-RELATED CHARGES THIS WEEK.

 

BUFFALO P.D. IS INVESTIGATING AN INCIDENT THAT LED TO A FATAL CAR CRASH IN THE CITY WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

 

A LOCKPORT MAN IS FACING UP TO 20 YEARS BEHIND BARS AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO A FEDERAL DRUG CHARGE.

 

THREE ARRESTS ON CITY POLICE REPORTS AND TWO ACCIDENTS ON COUNTY HIGHWAYS YESTERDAY.

 

JAMESTOWN P.D. HAS MADE AN ARREST IN THE CASE OF A DEAD DOG FOUND HANGING FROM A TREE THIS WEEK.

 

IN WYOMING COUNTY, A NORTH JAY-VUH MAN IS IN JAIL FOR KILLING A PUPPY.

 

A FEW CREWS ARE STILL WORKING TO RESTORE POWER FROM WEDNESDAY’S DAMAGING WINDSTORM.

 

THE FLU MAY BE MAKING A COMEBACK IN WESTERN NEW YORK.

 

AND THE BISONS OPEN THEIR SEASON WHILE THE SABRES CLOSE THEIRS.


Hometown Headlines 4/5/18

WINDSTORMS WREAKED HAVOC ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK WEDNESDAY WITH UPROOTED TREES AND POWER OUTAGES.

 

IN BUFFALO, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IS INVESTIGATING A FATAL ACCIDENT WHERE A COP HIT AND KILLED A WOMAN.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS TEEN WILL BE SENTENCED FOR SERIOUSLY INJURING A TOURIST LAST SUMMER.

 

A SANBORN MAN HAS PLEADED GUILTY TO DEFRAUDING THE NYS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION SYSTEM.

 

FOUR ARRESTS ON COUNTY POLICE REPORTS AND TWO EMERGENCY INCIDENTS YESTERDAY.

 

JAMESTOWN P.D. HAS MADE AN ARREST IN THE CASE OF A DEAD DOG FOUND HANGING FROM A TREE THIS WEEK.

 

THE BUFFALO FIRE MARSHALL IS NOT RELEASING THE IDENTITY OF A WOMAN CHARGED WITH ARSON IN A HOUSE FIRE.

 

GOVERNOR CUOMO CONFIRMED WEDNESDAY THAT THE CHILDREN’S PSYCH CENTER WILL STAY IN WEST SENECA.

 

AND THE SABRES CLOSED OUT THEIR HOME SEASON WITH A 4-2 LOSS TO THE SENATORS AT KEYBANK CENTER.


Hometown Headlines 4/4/18

ALL OF AMERICA IS REMEMBERING DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR ON THIS - THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS ASSASSINATION.

 

THE LOCKPORT SCHOOL BOARD IS LOOKING AT A $100M BUDGET AND 12 NEW POSITIONS FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR.

 

A WILLIAMSVILLE PAIN DOCTOR IS ACCUSED OF KILLING SIX PATIENTS BY OVERPRESCRIBING OPIOIDS.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS MAN PLEADED GUILTY TO WEAPONS CHARGES AND WAS SENTENCED TO THREE YEARS IN STATE PRISON TUES.

 

A FALLS WOMAN WILL ANSWER TO D-W-I CHARGES AFTER COPS OBSERVED HER ERRATIC DRIVING EARLY YESTERDAY.

 

TWO ARRESTS ON CITY AND TOWN POLICE REPORTS AND FOUR ACCIDENTS ON COUNTY HIGHWAYS YESTERDAY.

 

A DISTURBING STORY FROM THE SOUTHERN TIER WHERE A DOG WAS HANGED FROM A TREE IN JAMESTOWN.

 

THE BUFFALO BILLS ARE SUING THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR OF RHODE ISLAND FOR $1M!

 

AND THE SABRES PLAY THEIR FINAL HOME GAME OF THE SEASON TONIGHT AGAINST OTTAWA.


Hometown Headlines 4/3/18

NIAGARA FALLS CITY OFFICIALS ARE CRAFTING POLICY FOR HOW TO SPEND CASINO MONEY (IF IT STARTS COMING AGAIN).

 

FIVE ARRESTS ON COUNTY POLICE REPORTS & TWO ACCIDENTS ON COUNTY HIGHWAYS YESTERDAY.

 

AN 18-YEAR-OLD DRIVER SUFFERED A SERIOUS HEAD INJURY WHEN HIS CAR HIT A TREE IN AMHERST SUNDAY NIGHT.

 

BUFFALO-AREA ATTORNEY MATTHEW ALBERT IS ACCUSED OF STRANGLING HIS GIRLFRIEND AND FELONY BRIBERY.

 

IN CANANDAIGUA, A POLICE OFFICER INVOLVED IN A DEADLY SHOOTING HAS BEEN CLEARED.

 

FIVE PAPA JOHNS PIZZA LOCATIONS IN ROCHESTER SUDDENLY CLOSED YESTERDAY.

 

THE CITY OF BUFFALO NEEDS 200 NEW FIREFIGHTERS AND THE EXAM DEADLINE IS THIS MONDAY.

 

AND MICHIGAN LOSES THE NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL TITLE TO VILLANOVA AND TORONTO TOPS BUFFALO IN HOCKEY.


Hometown Headlines 4/2/18

NIAGARA FALLS FIREFIGHTERS WERE CALLED OUT TO AN EASTER MORNING FIRE ON WILLOW AVENUE.

 

TWO ARRESTS ON COUNTY POLICE REPORTS AND ONE ACCIDENT ON COUNTY HIGHWAYS YESTERDAY.

 

AFTER A 3-MONTH DELAY, THE USS LITTLE ROCK HAS FINALLY LEFT MONTREAL FOR ITS HOME PORT IN FLORIDA.

 

TROUT SEASON IN NEW YORK OPENED ON EASTER SUNDAY WITH MILLIONS OF NEW FISH IN LAKES, RIVERS AND STREAMS.

 

THE FLU IS STILL WIDESPREAD IN THE STATE, BUT RATES ARE DOWN HERE IN WESTERN NEW YORK.

 

BILLS’ HALL-OF-FAME QB JIM KELLY IS ON THE MEND IN NEW YORK AFTER HIS CANCER SURGERY LAST WEEK.

 

TODAY IS DYNGUS DAY AND BUFFALO IS CELEBRATING WITH PARTIES AND A PARADE THIS AFTERNOON.

 

AND JOHN BEILEIN’S MICHIGAN MEN PLAY VILLANOVA TONIGHT FOR THE NCAA’S COLLEGE HOOPS TITLE.


Hometown Headlines 3/30/18

SEVEN LOCKPORT CHURCHES ARE HOSTING A GOOD FRIDAY “CROSS WALK” FROM NOON TO 3 TODAY.

 

A BARKER WOMAN WAS KILLED IN A TWO-CAR CRASH ON ROUTE 104 IN THE TOWN OF HARTLAND WEDNESDAY.

 

A LOCKPORT MOTHER OF FOUR IS AWAITING SENTENCING FOR DRIVING DRUNK WITH HER KIDS IN THE CAR.

 

DANIEL HUNT OF LOCKPORT WAS ARRESTED THURSDAY (WHILE IN COURT) ON FEDERAL GUN CHARGES.

 

FIVE ARRESTS ON NIAGARA COUNTY POLICE REPORTS AND THREE ACCIDENTS ON COUNTY HIGHWAYS YESTERDAY.

 

BUFFALO P.D. IS INVESTIGATING ANOTHER EAST SIDE SHOOTING THAT INJURED TWO MEN.

 

NIAGARA FALLS IS THE MOST DANGEROUS CITY IN UPSTATE NEW YORK ACCORDING TO A JUST-RELEASED CRIME REPORT.

 

MOTORING ACROSS GRAND ISLAND IS MUCH EASIER TODAY AS THE NEW CASHLESS TOLL SYSTEM IS OPERATING.

 

AND - THE RED WINGS SMOKED THE SABRES 6-3 LAST NIGHT AND MICHIGAN PLAYS LOYOLA IN THE “FINAL FOUR” TOM’R.


Hometown Headlines 3/29/18

A 3-YEAR-OLD JAMESTOWN GIRL IS FIGHTING FOR HER LIFE AT BUFFALO’S CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL.

 

A TONAWANDA MAN IS GOING TO PRISON FOR GIVING HIS GIRLFRIEND A FATAL OPIOID OVERDOSE.

 

ANOTHER TONAWANDA MAN - A REPEAT OFFENDER - IS BEHIND BARS ON SEVEN COUNTS (INCLUDING FELONY D-W-I).

 

TWO ARRESTS ON NIAGARA COUNTY POLICE REPORTS AND TWO ACCIDENTS ON COUNTY HIGHWAYS YESTERDAY.

 

IN BUSINESS NEWS, EASTERN HILLS MALL IS ONE GIANT STEP CLOSER TO BECOMING A MIXED-USE TOWN CENTER.

 

MOTORING ACROSS GRAND ISLAND GETS MUCH EASIER TOM’R AS THE NEW CASHLESS TOLL SYSTEM BEGINS.

 

ANOTHER FORUM ON GUN VIOLENCE IS BEING PLANNED BY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS THIS WEEKEND.

 

JIM KELLY IS RECOVERING FROM A 12-HOUR SURGERY IN NYC YESTERDAY.

 

AND - IN SPORTS - UMPIRES WILL BE SHOUTING “PLAY BALL” IN BASEBALL PARKS FROM COAST-TO-COAST TODAY.


Hometown Headlines 3/23/18

THE CITY OF LOCKPORT POLICE BOARD IS EXPANDING ITS SEARCH FOR A NEW POLICE CHIEF.

 

IN LABOR NEWS, THE CITY FILED SUIT LAST WEEK TO BAR THE CSEA UNION FROM TAKING LEGAL ACTION TO HAVE A FORMER EMPLOYEE REINSTATED.

 

THE ERIE COUNTY D.A. IS CONSIDERING RE-OPENING THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INTO 3 FORMER MEMBERS OF THE GEORGE MAZIARZ STAFF.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON THE SCENE OF THREE TRAFFIC MISHAPS IN NIAGARA COUNTY TUESDAY.

 

A MIDDLEPORT MAN RECEIVED A YEAR IN THE COUNTY JAIL FOR IGNORING A STAY-AWAY ORDER ON HIS EX-GIRLFRIEND.

 

THE DIOCESE OF SYRACUSE IS NOT FOLLOWING BUFFALO’S LEAD IN DEALING WITH CLERGY ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ABUSE.

 

FORMER BILLS QB JIM KELLY IS IN NEW YORK TODAY FOR SURGERY ON THE ORAL CANCER THAT RECENTLY RETURNED.

 

AND NIAGARA COUNTY IS HOSTING ITS SPRING JOB FAIR THIS AFTERNOON IN THE FALLS.


Hometown Headlines 3/27/18

THE TWO DRIVERS INVOLVED IN A TRUCK CRASH MONDAY MORNING ON SHAWNEE ROAD HAVE BEEN ID’D.

 

A PAIR OF ELMA YOUNGSTERS ARE SAFE AFTER THEY WENT MISSING MONDAY AFTERNOON FROM THEIR PRIMARY SCHOOL.

 

TWO MOTORISTS WERE ARRESTED ON D-W-I CHARGES SATURDAY AFTER A LATE NIGHT TWO-CAR CRASH IN THE CITY.

 

A MISTRIAL HAS BEEN DECLARED FOR A BUFFALO TEEN ACCUSED OF SHOOTING FOUR PEOPLE AND KILLING ONE.

 

A MENTALLY ILL BUFFALO MAN MAY SPEND THE REST OF HIS LIFE BEHIND BARS FOR A DEADLY STABBING IN 2016.

 

THE WYOMING COUNTY MAN ACCUSED OF DRIVING ON DRUGS WITH AN AX IN HIS CAR ROOF WILL NOT SEE JAIL TIME.

 

IN DUNKIRK, A PARISH PASTOR IS ON LEAVE ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ABUSE.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY IS GEARING UP FOR ITS SPRING JOB FAIR TOMORROW IN THE FALLS.

 

AND THE SABRES TOPPED TORONTO 3-2 IN A MONDAY NIGHT MATCH-UP AT ONTARIO’S AIR CANADA CENTRE.


Hometown Headlines 3/26/18

A STORY IN SUNDAY’S BUFFALO NEWS TELLS A TALE OF POLITICAL BETRAYAL SURROUNDING THE CAREER OF FORMER STATE SENATOR GEORGE MAZIARZ.

 

STATE ASSEMBLY MAJORITY LEADER JOE MORELLE SAYS HE PLANS TO RUN FOR LOUISE SLAUGHTER’S SEAT IN CONGRESS.

 

AN ARREST HAS BEEN MADE IN A DEADLY NIAGARA COUNTY HIT-AND-RUN FROM SIX YEARS AGO.

 

FIVE ARRESTS ON POLICE REPORTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

IN NIAGARA FALLS, A 53-YEAR-OLD MAN IS RECOVERING AFTER A FIRE BROKE OUT IN HIS APARTMENT SATURDAY.

 

FALLS P.D. IS INVESTIGATING A RANSACKING AND BURGLARY OF A LASALLE-AREA APARTMENT OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

AS WNY FLU RATES CONTINUE TO DROP, HEALTH OFFICIALS WARN OF A NEW STRAIN THAT COULD BE COMING.

 

A SURE SIGN OF SPRING IS TODAY’S OPENING OF FISHING FACILITIES ALONG THE NIAGARA RIVER.

 

AND - IN SPORTS - MICHIGAN ADVANCES TO THE FINAL FOUR IN MARCH MADNESS AS THE BASEBALL SEASON OPENS THIS THURSDAY.


Hometown Headlines 3/23/18

MARY SEILER, THE SISTER OF A WOMAN THAT WAS MURDERED ALMOST 2 YEARS AGO, SAYS THE LOCKPORT POLICE AND THE DA’S OFFICE AREN’T BEING RECEPTIVE TO HER AND HER FAMILy.

 

 

 

JUDGE MATTHEW MURHY III SENTENCED LOCKPORT’S ADAM KIBLER TO SEVEN YEARS IN PRISON FOR ROBBING EASTER NIAGARA HOSPITAL IN MAY OF 2016

 

 

 

NCCC IS CONTEMPLATING ADDED AN ADDITIONAL ARMED OFFICER TO IT’S SECURITY FORCE.

 

 

 

JOHN BEILEN’S MICHIGAN WOLVERINES ADVANCE TO THE ELITE EIGHT WITH A CONVINCING VICTORY IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT

 

 

 

JIM KELLY SCHEDULED FOR CANCER SURGERY NEXT WEDNESDAY.


Hometown Headlines 3/22/18

A BODY WAS FOUND YESTERDAY IN THE LOWER NIAGARA RIVER IN YOUNGSTOWN  THE BODY WAS THAT OF AN UNKNOWN WHITE MALE.  THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS INVESTGATING.

 

THE NIAGARA COUNTY LEGISLATUE HAS VOTED TO PAY SETTLEMENTS TO THE ESTATE OF TWO PRISONERS WHO DIED WHILE INCARCERATED AT THE COUNTY JAIL.

 

THE NEWFANE 365 EXPO TAKES PLACE TONIGHT AT THE OLCOTT FIRE HALL FROM 6AND 9 PM

 

PRE SALE TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR THE BID FOR QUALITY EDUCATION AUCTION AT DESALES THIS SATURDAY

 

HILLARY CLINTON AND NANCY PELOSI WILL BOTH SPEAK AT TOMORROWS FUNERAL FOR CONGRESSWOMAN LOUISE SLAGHTER WHO DIED LAST WEEK AFTER A FALL.

 


Hometown Headlines 3/21/18

A COPY OF HOLLY SEILER’S DEATH CERTICATE REVEALED THAT SHE WAS MURDERED PRIOR TO THE FIRE THAT RAVAGED HER E. HIGH STREET HOME IN OCTOBER OF 2016.

 

BY A UNANOMOUS VOTE YESTERDAY THE NIAGARA COUNTY LEGISLATURE SAID IT IS THROWING IT’S SUPPORT BEHIND A PROPOSAL PUT AND ARMED SCHOOL RESOUCE OFFICER IN EVERY SCHOOL IN THE STATE.

 

THE DIOCESE OF BUFFALO NAMED 42 OF THEIR PRIESTS THAT HAVE BEEN ACCUSED OF ABUSE.  A MAJORITY OF THOSE PRIESTS ARE DECEASED.

 

AM LOCKPORT TOASTMASTERS WILL HOST AN OPEN, TOMORROW FROM 7AM TO 8:30 THEIR MEETING PLACE, TOM’S DINER 11 E. MAIN STREET IN LOCKPORT.

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO NAMED A NEW ATHLETC DIRECTOR TO SUCCEED ALLEN GREENE WHO LEFT TWO MONTHS AGO.

 


Hometown Headlines 3/20/18

THE CONSENSUS AMONG COUNTY LEGISLATORS IS TO ENDORSE A PROPOSAL TO PUT AN ARMED SCHOOL RESOUCE OFFICER IN EVERY SCHOOL IN NEW YORK STATE.

 

 A FIRE AT 22 CAROLINA AVE CAUSED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE YESTERDAY MORNING.  THE HOMEOWNERS 5 MONTH OLD PUPPY PERISHED IN THAT BLAZE

 

 A SILVER ALERT WAS CANCELED BY AMHERST POLICE ON THE SEARCH FOR A 84 YEAR OLD MISSING MAN.

 

 IF ASSEMBLY DEMOCRATS GET THEIR WAY IN BUDGET NEGOTIATIONS, YOU;LL HAVE TO PAY AN EXTRA DOLLAR EVERTIME YOU HOP AN UBER OR LYFT IN WESTERN NEW YORK.

 

 THE UB WOMENS BASKETBALL TEAM IS ADVANCING TO THE SWEET 16 AFTER BEATING FSU IN A GAME LAST EVENING

 


Hometown Headlines 3/19/18

DRIVERS IN WESTERN NEW YORK ARE PAYING LESS FO GAS THAN THEY DID JUST WEEK AGO

 

THE PENDLETON BOARD WILL HOLD A SPECIAL MEETING AT 7PM TONIGHT AT THE TOWN HALL AT 6570 CAMPBELL BLVD.

 

THE VILLAGE OF MIDDLEPORT WILL HOST A RECEPTION TONIGHT AT THE MIDDLEPORT FIRE COMPANY TO HONOR POLICE CHIEF FOR 40 YEARS OF SERVICE.

 

A RASH OF DWI ARRESTS REPORTED OVER THE WEEKEND


Hometown Headlines 3/15/18

FROM THE NIAGARA COUNTY FIRE WIRE -  TWO MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS WITH CARS HITTING POLES WITHIN ABOUT 12 HOURS OF EACH OTHER. 

400 LOCKPORT STUDENTS WALKED OUT OF CLASS FOR 17 MINUTES HONORING THE 17 FALLEN FLORIDA STUDENTS.

NEWFANE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR DOUG AMES HONORED AS A NEW YORK STATE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR AT A CEREMONY IN SARATOGA SPRINGS

TWO WEEKS FROM THIS EVENING THE STATE THRUWAY AUTHORITY WILL MAKE CASHLESS TOLLING OPERATIONAL .

LOCAL ASSEMBLYMAN ANGELO MORINELO WHATS TO ELIMINATE THE SWITCH TO DAY LIGHT SAVINGS TIME

THE FOUR LOCAL OPTIMIST CLUBS ARE SPONSORING A JOINT OPTIMIST MIXER AT 80 MAIN STREET HERE IN THE CITY. 

 


Hometown Headlines 3/14/18

Fire companies and Emergency responders were kept busy and a Winter storm warning efects Lockport and Niagara County.

 

A letter by Lockport school Superintendent Michelle Bradley Said She was concerned about a comment made by a student at Emmet Belknap intermediate School relating to Violence in the School District

 

Newfane School Superintendent Michael Baumann announced yesterday that his school is Hosting a Safety Forum next Tuesday at 5:30 PM just prior to the District board meeting at 7pm to talk about procedures and proticalls in that district.

 

A Lockport man Jordan Patterson is on Trial for allegedly  raping five Girls Four of the Five were under age

 

It was Mc Teachers night as Newfane Elementary teachers took over the 4 to 6: shift at the Golden Arches in Wrights Corners to raise money for field trips and other activities,

 

 

 


Hometown Headlines 3/13/18

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY GOES INTO EFFECT TONIGHT FOR ALL OF WESTERN NEW YORK.

 

DEPUTIES IN WYOMING COUNTY SAY A FORMER DEPUTY THERE SHOT HIS VICTIM FOUR TIMES LAST WEEK.

 

THE JURY IN THE CURRUPTION TRIAL OF A FORMER TOP AIDE TO GOVERNOR CUOMO IS DEADLOCKED AGAIN.

 

A LOCKPORT MAN WHO STOLE OVER $9000 FROM HIS EMPLOYER WAS SENTENCED MONDAY TO INTERIM PROBATION.

 

ANOTHER LOCKPORT MAN RECEIVED FIVE YEARS PROBATION MONDAY ON BURGLARY CHARGES.

 

SHERIFF’S INVESTIGATORS ROUNDED UP ANOTHER FIVE PEOPLE ON WELFARE FRAUD RELATED CHARGES.

 

FIVE ARRESTS ON THE COUNTY POLICE REPORT TODAY.

 

SOME STUDENTS IN WNY SCHOOLS WILL PARTICIPATE TOM’R IN A “WALKOUT” AGAINST SCHOOL GUN VIOLENCE.

 

AND THE BUFFALO BILLS TRADED CORDY GLENN TO THE BENGALS MONDAY.


Hometown Headlines 3/12/18

LONG-TIME NIAGARA COUNTY PUBLIC SERVANT SAM FERRARO DIED SATURDAY AT THE AGE OF 60.

 

A LOCKPORT WOMAN WAS INJURED IN AN ATTACK AND ROBBERY EARLY SUNDAY IN NORTH BUFFALO.

 

THE CONDITION OF A BUFFALO MAN SHOT EARLY SUNDAY MORNING ON FERRY STREET IS NOT KNOWN.

 

A HIGH-SPEED CHASE YESTERDAY LANDED A SOUTHTOWNS MAN IN JAIL ON MULTIPLE CHARGES.

 

A 15-YEAR-OLD LOCKPORT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT IS CHARGED WITH MAKING A FALSE THREAT ON SOCIAL MEDIA LAST WEEK.

 

THREE ARRESTS ON THE COUNTY POLICE REPORT TODAY.

 

TWO EMERGENCY CALLS REPORTED THIS WEEKEND IN NIAGARA COUNTY.

 

A BUFFALO DEFENSE ATTORNEY IS RECOVERING AFTER HE WAS ASSAULTED BY HIS CLIENT FRIDAY.

 

AND BOTH U.B. AND ST BONAVENTURE WILL SEE ACTION IN THE MENS NCAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT.


Hometown Headlines 3/9/18

NORTH TONAWANDA P.D. IS REPORTING A DEADLY PEDESTRIAN CAR CRASH INVOLVING A MOTHER AND HER DAUGHTER.

 

TWO OTHER TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS THURSDAY.

 

POLICE WERE ON CAMPUS AT LOCKPORT HIGH YESTERDAY INVESTIGATING A POSSIBLE THREAT.

 

25-YEAR-OLD KATHLYN VENTURA OF LOCKPORT IS FACING 20 YEARS IN PRISON ON SEVERAL DRUG CHARGES.

 

AN AUTOPSY WAS ORDERED ON A BODY PULLED FROM THE CHILLY WATERS OF THE NIAGARA RIVER YESTERDAY.

 

A WYOMING COUNTY - A FORMER SHERIFF’S DEPUTY IS BEHIND BARS ON MURDER CHARGES.

 

TWO ARRESTS ON THE COUNTY POLICE REPORT TODAY.

 

SOME PARTS OF W-N-Y ARE IN FOR ANOTHER BOUT OF WINTER WEATHER TODAY.

 

AND THE SABRES SURPRISED THE SENATORS 4-3 IN A SO AT OTTAWA LAST NIGHT.

 


Hometown Headlines 3/8/18

THREE NORTH TONAWANDA TEENS HAVE BEEN CHARGED FOR ALLEGEDLY THREATENING A MASS SCHOOL SHOOTING.

 

IN BUFFALO, 29-YEAR-OLD ROBERT PROCTOR IS GOING TO PRISON FOR 18 YEARS FOR CHILD RAPE.

 

A CHEEKTOWAGA COUNCILMAN (WHO’S ALSO A LKPT TEACHER) IS UNDER PRESSUE TO STEP AWAY FROM HIS TOWN DUTIES.

 

THREE ARRESTS ON THE CITY POLICE REPORT TODAY.

 

ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT ON COUNTY HIGHWAYS WEDNESDAY.

 

A FALLS MAN IS FACING PRISON TIME FOR SELLING CRACK COCAINE WHILE IN A DRUG TREATMENT PROGRAM.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS WOMAN - WHO WAS AN ACCOMPLICE TO A BEATING LAST FALL - GOT FIVE YEARS PROBATION MONDAY.

 

A MEMBER OF A BUFFALO ANTI-VIOLENCE GROUP IS ON THE MEND AFTER HE WAS INJURED AT A BASKETBALL GAME.

 

AND THE CALGARY FLAMES SCORCHED THE BUFFALO SABRES 5-1 AT KEYBANK CENTER LAST NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 3/7/18

AN ERIE COUNTY MAN WHO KILLED A CHEEKTOWAGA BICYCLIST WHILE DRIVING DRUNK IS GOING TO PRISON.

 

IN TONAWANDA TUESDAY, A WOMAN RAN A RED LIGHT AND CRASHED INTO A SCHOOL BUS FULL OF KIDS - NO INJURIES.

 

TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ON COUNTY HIGHWAYS TUESDAY.

 

THREE ARRESTS ON CITY AND TOWN POLICE REPORTS TODAY.

 

JURORS IN THE CORRUPTION TRIAL OF JOEY PERCOCO GOT A “SNOW DAY” TODAY - BUT GO BACK TO WORK TOMORROW.

 

AFTER ANNOUNCING CASH REWARDS MONDAY, ERIE COUNTY DRUGBUSTERS GOT 70 TIPS IN THE FIRST 24 HOURS.

 

AS LOCKPORT BEGINS ITS SEARCH FOR A NEW POLICE CHIEF, BUFFALO WELCOMED ITS NEW COMMISSIONER YESTERDAY.

 

THE CITY OF LOCKPORT IS PLANNING A NEW PLAYGROUND TO BE NAMED FOR A LOCAL CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEER.

 

AND HUNDREDS ATTENDED “LOCKPORT DAY” IN FLORIDA TUESDAY, AS HEARD ON WLVL.


Hometown Headlines 3/6/18

LOCKPORT POLICE CHIEF MIKE NIETHE ANNOUNCED MONDAY THAT HE’LL RETIRE JULY FIRST AFTER 36 YEARS w/LPD.

 

A TOWN OF LOCKPORT MAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED ON DRUG AND WEAPONS CHARGES.

 

JAMELL CHAMPMAN OF NIAGARA FALLS WILL BE SENTENCED IN APRIL FOR THE BEATING DEATH OF A BFLO BUSINESSMAN.

 

TROOPERS ARRESTED A LOCKPORT MAN SATURDAY NIGHT ON MULTIPLE DRUG, DRIVING AND WEAPONS CHARGES.

 

24-YEAR-OLD STERLING JONES OF LOCKPORT IS FACING 20 YEARS IN PRISON FOR POSSESSION OF CHILD PORN.

 

FIVE NIAGARA COUNTY RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN ROUNDED UP AND CHARGED WITH WELFARE FRAUD.

 

ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN THE COUNTY MONDAY - AN EARLY MORNING HEAD-ON CRASH IN BERGHOLZ.

 

IT’S “LOCKPORT DAY” IN FLORIDA. WLVL WILL BROADCAST LIVE FROM PORT CHARLOTTE FROM 10 TO NOON.

 

AND THE SABRES LAID A 5-3 LOSS ON THE LEAFS MONDAY NIGHT AT KEYBANK CENTER.


Hometown Headlines 3/5/18

A LOCKPORT WOMAN WAS CHARGED OVER THE WEEKEND WITH A NUMBER OF CRIMES AFTER A HEAD-ON CRASH.

 

NIAGARA FALLS P.D. REPORTING A ONE-CAR ROLLOVER ACCIDENT LAST NIGHT.

 

SIX ARRESTS ON THE COUNTY POLICE REPORT TODAY - TWO OF THEM FOR D-W-I.

 

NORTH TONAWANDA FIREFIGHTERS BATTLED A BLAZE AT THE MEADOW DRIVE DUNKIN’ DONUTS SATURDAY.

 

BUFFALO’S SHAMROCK RUN AND OLCOTT’S POLAR BEAR SWIM FOR SIGHT ATTRACTED LARGE CROWDS THIS WEEKEND.

 

SOME PEOPLE SAY THE NEW COMPENSATION PROGRAM FOR VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ABUSE BY CLERGY IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH.

 

BILLS’ HALL-OF-FAME QUARTERBACK JIM KELLY WILL HAVE CANCER SURGERY ON HIS RIGHT JAW LATER THIS MONTH.

 

THE TOWN OF AMHERST WILL FILE A LAWSUIT TUESDAY AGAINST OPIOID MAKERS AND DISTRIBUTORS.

 

AND NEWFANE NATIVE JOHN BEILEIN HAS LED THE MICHIGAN MEN TO THEIR SECOND STRAIGHT BIG TEN TITLE!


Hometown Headlines 3/2/18

AS PREDICTED, THE NORTHEASTERN U.S. GOT SLAMMED OVERNIGHT WITH A WINTER STORM THAT DUMPED LOTS OF HEAVY, WET SNOW.

 

THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE ARRESTED TWO NIAGARA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FOR MAKING THREATS OF GUN VIOLENCE.

 

FORMER STATE SENATOR GEORGE MAZIARZ IS EXPECTED TO ACCEPT A PLEA DEAL IN ALBANY TODAY.

 

BILLS’ HALL-OF-FAME QUARTERBACK JIM KELLY ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY HIS ORAL CANCER HAS RETURNED.

 

A GASPORT MAN AND LOCKPORT WOMAN WERE ARRESTED THURSDAY FOR STEALING A PICKUP TRUCK.

 

ONE OTHER ARREST ON THE COUNTY POLICE REPORT TODAY.

 

FORMER ERIE COUNTY EXECUTIVE JOEL GIAMBRA WILL NOT RUN AGAINST GOVERNOR CUOMO (AS A REPUBLICAN).

 

THE CORRUPTION TRIAL OF FORMER CUOMO AIDE JOE PERCOCO HAS GONE TO THE JURY.

 

BISHOP MALONE APOLOGIZED TO VICTIMS OF CLERGY SEX ABUSE YESTERDAY AND ANNOUNCED A SETTLEMENT FUND.


Hometown Headlines 3/1/18

A WINTER STORM WATCH GOES INTO EFFECT IN WESTERN NEW YORK TONIGHT AT 7.

 

A CONVICTED DRUG DEALER FROM WHEATFIELD IS GOING BACK TO PRISON ON POSSESSION CHARGES.

 

ANOTHER CONVICTED FELON IS ALSO FACING PRISON TIME AFTER PLEADING GUILTY IN COUNTY COURT YESTERDAY.

 

TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND ONE FIRE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY IN THE PAST 24 HOURS.

 

A RETIRED BUFFALO PRIEST WHO ADMITTED TO SEXUALLY ABUSING MANY YOUNG BOYS WORKED AT NUMEROUS PARISHES.

 

IN NIAGARA FALLS, SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT LAURRIE IS TELLING STUDENTS “IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING

 

TWO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN THE FALLS ARE IN HOT WATER FOR DITCHING A BB GUN ON WILLOW AVENUE.

 

THE ERIE COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINER SAYS THAT COUNTY’S SUICIDE RATE IS UP.

 

AND THE SABRES SHOCKED THE LIGHTNING 2-1 IN TAMPA LAST NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 2/28/18

FORECASTERS ARE TRACKING TWO STORM SYSTEMS THAT COULD COLLIDE OVER THE NORTHEAST FRIDAY.

 

A RETIRED BUFFALO PRIEST IS ADMITTING TO SEXUALLY ABUSING A NUMBER OF YOUNG BOYS.

 

FIVE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS - THREE OF THEM IN WHEATFIELD - REPORTED ON COUNTY HIGHWAYS TUESDAY.

 

A CHEEKTOWAGA COUNCILMAN - WHO IS ALSO A LOCKPORT TEACHER - IS ACCUSED OF A “ROAD RAGE” INCIDENT.

 

A NORTH TONAWANDA MAN ADMITTED TO STEALING HIS PARENTS HANDGUN TO PAY OFF HIS DRUG DEALER.

 

IN NIAGARA FALLS TUESDAY, MAYOR PAUL DYSTER DELIVERED A BLEAK STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS.

 

LOCKPORT CITY STREETS CREWS HAVE REPAIRED A SECOND MAJOR SINKHOLE IN JUST A WEEK.

 

WESTERN NEW YORK’S OPIOID CRISIS MAY FINALLY BE TURNING THE CORNER.

 

AND TWO WESTERN NEW YORK ANIMAL SHELTERS ARE GETTING WELCOMED FUNDS FROM THE STATE.


Hometown Headlines 2/27/18

THE NEWFANE SCHOOL DISTRICT WAS ON “LOCKOUT” MONDAY AS DEPUTIES INVESTIGATED A THREATENING SITUATION.

 

IN LOCKPORT, CAPTAIN BRIAN WENTLAND HAS RESIGNED FROM THE LPD, ENDING HIS 20-YEAR CAREER.

 

TWO CORRECTION OFFICERS ARE ACCUSED OF TRYING TO BRING DRUGS INTO THE WENDE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY.

 

AN AMHERST MAN IS IN CUSTODY AFTER AN INCIDENT THAT CAUSED THE THRUWAY TO BE SHUT DOWN FOR HOURS.

 

NIAGARA FALLS P.D. IS INVESTIGATING A SHOOTING MONDAY THAT SENT A FALLS MAN TO THE HOSPITAL.

 

DEMIAN HERNANDEZ OF NIAGARA FALLS IS BEHIND BARS ON CHARGES OF FELONY DRUG POSSESSION AND D-W-I.

 

ONE ARREST TODAY ON THE OVERNIGHT POLICE REPORT.

 

AN ELMA MAN WAS ARRAIGNED MONDAY FOR BEING ON DRUGS WHEN HE HIT TWO BICYCLISTS LAST SUMMER.

 

AND THE SABRES AND BILLS HAVE BEEN WHEELING AND DEALING ON THE TRADE CIRCUIT.


Hometown Headlines 2/26/18

ONE PERSON DIED SATURDAY WHEN A CAR REAR-ENDED A TRAILER ON ROUTE 20 ON THE SENECA NATION IN IRVING.

 

AN ORCHARD PARK MAN IS BEHIND BARS ON FELONY ASSAULT CHARGES FOR ALLEGEDLY BEATING HIS WIFE w/FLASHLIGHT.

 

CHEEKTOWAGA TOWN COUNCILMAN JAMES ROGOWSKI WAS ARRESTED FRIDAY ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGES.

 

FIVE ARRESTS THIS MORNING ON THE NIAGARA COUNTY POLICE REPORT - TWO OF THEM FOR D-W-I.

 

THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WERE REPORTED ON COUNTY HIGHWAYS OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

BUFFALO POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING TWO SHOOTINGS ON THE CITY’S EAST SIDE.

 

NIAGARA FALLS COPS WERE CALLED TO BREAK UP A BRAWL AT A FUNERAL SATURDAY.

 

TYROD TAYLOR MIGHT BE STICKING AROUND WITH THE BUFFALO BILLS - AT A COST OF $6M TO THE TEAM.

 

AND THE SABRES BLEW OUT THE BRUINS 4-1 SUNDAY NIGHT AT KEYBANK CENTER.


Hometown Headlines 2/23/18

AN UPSTATE TRUCK DRIVER IS FACING 15 YEARS BEHIND BARS FOR CAUSING A THRUWAY CRASH THAT KILLED A WOMAN.

 

IN THE SOUTHERN TIER, CHARGES HAVE BEEN DROPPED AGAINST A MAN WHO SHOT KILLED A WOMAN HE THOUGHT WAS A DEER.

 

POLICE IN THE FALLS AND BUFFALO ARE FOLLOWING UP ON TWO ARMED ROBBERIES.

 

FOUR EMERGENCY CALLS WERE REPORTED IN THE LOCKPORT AREA IN THE PAST 24 HOURS.

 

ONE ARREST ON THE CITY POLICE REPORT TODAY.

 

THE NIAGARA COUNTY DRUG TASK FORCE RAIDED AN IRVING STREET HOME THURSDAY MORNING.

 

A CONNECTICUT WOMAN IS CREDITED WITH SAVING HER SISTER FROM DYING OF A DRUG OVERDOSE.

 

FLU RATES IN NEW YORK CONTINUE TO RISE, BUT AT A MUCH SLOWER RATE THAN THE LAST FEW WEEKS.

 

AND THE SABRES CLIPPED THE WINGS 3-2 IN OT THURSDAY NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 2/22/18

TOPS MARKETS MADE IT OFFICIAL WEDNESDAY - THEY WILL FILE FOR CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION.

 

THE LEGAL BATTLE AT CELLINO AND BARNES CONTINUED WEDNESDAY WITH ANOTHER COURT APPEARANCE.

 

A COLD WEATHER SYSTEM IS MOVING IN AND CLEARING OUT ANY SPRING-LIKE WEATHER WE ENJOYED THIS WEEK.

 

TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENTS AND A PAIR OF STRUCTURE FIRES REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY YESTERDAY.

 

A LOCKPORT MAN IS GOING TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR 15 YEARS ON CHARGES OF CYBERSTALKING.

 

A ROCHESTER AREA TRUCKER IS FACING CHILD PORN CHARGES THAT COULD LAND HIM IN JAIL FOR A LONG TIME.

 

A NARDIN ACADEMY GRADUATE WAS FATALLY SHOT IN A DOUBLE HOMICIDE IN MARYLAND LAST WEEK.

 

THREE ARRESTS ON THE CITY POLICE REPORT TODAY.

 

AND IT’S NOT KNOWN WHEN TONAWANDA’S PUBLIC LIBRARY WILL RE-OPEN AFTER AN ELECTRICAL FIRE TUESDAY.


Hometown Headlines 2/21/18

A PICKUP TRUCK CRASH IN ORCHARD PARK CLAIMED THE LIFE OF THE DRIVER LATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

 

A THREE-TIME LOCAL GUN FELON IS GOING TO STATE PRISON FOR SIX YEARS.

 

A BERGHOLZ MAN PLEADED GUILTY TUESDAY TO STEALING AND FORGING CHECKS FROM HIS FATHER.

 

WESTERN NEW YORK SET A NEW RECORD HIGH TUESDAY, BUT TEMPS ARE DROPPING AND SNOW IS IN THE FORECAST.

 

THREE A-M-R AMBULANCES WENT UP IN FLAMES YESTERDAY AT THE COMPANY HQ’S ON BUFFALO’S EAST SIDE.

 

ONE ARREST ON THE CITY POLICE REPORT THIS MORNING.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE CALLED OUT TO TWO EMERGENCY FUEL SPILLS TUESDAY.

 

THE BUFFALO LAWYERS GUILD IS SUING THE ERIE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE FOR ACCESS TO COUNTY JAIL RECORDS.

 

AND BUFFALO’S ICONIC PANO’S RESTAURANT HAS BEEN SOLD TO A NEIGHBORING DEVELOPER.


Hometown Headlines 2/20/18

THE VICTIM OF A FATAL SUNDAY NIGHT SHOOTING ON MONROE STREET HAS BEEN ID’D AS 50-YEAR-OLD DENNIS HENRY.

 

SPRING ARRIVES A MONTH FROM TODAY, BUT WESTERN NEW YORK IS IN FOR A PREVIEW TODAY AS TEMPS MAY HIT 70.

 

THE UNSEASONABLY WARM WEATHER MAY CAUSE ICE JAM FLOODING ON AREA RIVERS AND STREAMS.

 

A BUFFALO TEEN IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER ANOTHER SHOOTING ON THE CITY’S EAST SIDE.

 

TONAWANDA P.D. IS LOOKING FOR THE PERSON WHO STRUCK A WHEELCHAIR-BOUND BUFFALO MAN OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

FOUR ARRESTS ON THE COUNTY POLICE REPORT THIS MORNING.

 

FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS IN THE PAST 24 HOURS.

 

TOPS MARKETS MAY BE FILING FOR CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION.

 

AND THE SABRES LOST ANOTHER ONE ON HOME ICE MONDAY AFTERNOON AS THE CAPITALS CLIPPED ‘EM 3-2.


Hometown Headlines 2/16/19

LPD OFFICERS ARE INVESTIGATING AN OVERNIGHT SHOOTING ON MONROE STREET IN THE CITY.

 

THREE PEOPLE ARE AT ECMC FOLLOWING THE HEAD-ON CRASH OF TWO PICKUP TRUCKS ON ROUTE 93 SUNDAY.

 

ONE OTHER TRAFFIC ACCIDENT YESTERDAY WAS AT MILITARY AND 4TH IN THE TOWN OF NIAGARA.

 

A SUBURBAN BUFFALO MAN IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER HIS MOTORIZED WHEELCHAIR WAS HIT BY A CAR FRIDAY.

 

A WHEATFIELD WOMAN IS FACING D-W-I AND OTHER CHARGES AFTER A TRAFFIC INCIDENT ON THE LASALLE EXPY.

 

FOUR ARRESTS ON THE COUNTY POLICE REPORT THIS MORNING.

 

THE BODY OF A BUFFALO MAN WAS FOUND IN PENNSYLVANIA OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

A MASSIVE FIRE IN SUBURBAN ROCHESTER DESTROYED A FORMER HOTEL THAT WAS BEING CONVERTED TO ASSISTED LIV.

 

AND MOTHER NATURE IS BRINGING SPRING-LIKE WEATHER TO WESTERN NEW YORK FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS.


Hometown Headlines 2/16/18

TWO PEOPLE WERE INJURED IN A TRAIN DERAILMENT THURSDAY AFTERNOON IN THE VILLAGE OF ATTICA.

 

DEPUTIES IN MONROE COUNTY BELIEVE THEY HAVE FOUND THE BODIES OF A MISSING COUPLE IN AN SUV PULLED FROM THE GENESEE RIVER.

 

CHIEF MICHAEL NIETHE CONFIRMED YESTERDAY THAT LPD HAS VOLUNTARILY WITHDRAWN FROM A STATE ACCREDITATION PROGRAM.

 

ONE ARREST ON THE CITY POLICE REPORT THIS MORNING.

 

FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS IN THE PAST 24 HOURS.

 

A PENDLETON CHILD MOLESTER IS GOING TO STATE PRISON FOR 15 YEARS.

 

A FORMER BUFFALO MAN DIED IN A FIREY HEAD-ON CRASH IN FLORIDA EARLIER THIS WEEK.

 

THE FLU MAY FINALLY BE WANING IN NEW YORK STATE.

 

AND THE SABRES GOT STUNG BY THE SENATORS 3-2 IN OT AT OTTAWA LAST NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 2/15/18

LOCKPORT POLICE CHIEF MICHAEL NIETHE CONFIRMED WEDNESDAY THAT NO WEAPONS ARE MISSING FROM THE DEPT.

 

THE LOCKPORT POLICE BOARD HAS ASKED THE CITY TO REQUEST AN INDEPENDENT AUDIT OF POLICE OVERTIME.

 

30-YEAR-OLD CHRISTIAN YADULLAH OF LOCKPORT IS CHARGED IN A DOUBLE STABBING TUESDAY.

 

A LOCKPORT MAN WILL SPEND A YEAR IN THE COUNTY LOCK-UP AFTER HE VIOLATED HIS PROBATION.

 

THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON COUNTY HIGHWAYS WEDNESDAY.

 

IN BUFFALO, A MAN IS ADMITTING TO CAUSING A CRASH THAT SERIOUSLY INJURED TWO MEN.

 

A QUEEN CITY MAN IS GOING TO PRISON AFTER HE TRIED TO RUN DOWN A COUPLE OF BUFFALO COPS.

 

A WOMAN WHO WAS SLASHED OUTSIDE THE AMHERST CHUCK E CHEESE IS SUING POLICE.

 

AND LOCKPORT LEGEND ROBERT “GOOSE” GRAY HAS DIED AT THE AGE OF 82.


Hometown Headlines 2/14/18

EASTERN NIAGARA HOSPITAL IS BEING SUED BY THE FAMILY OF A NEIGHBORHOOD MAN WHO DIED OF LEGIONAIRES DISEASE.

 

A FORMER LOCAL SCHOOL BUS DRIVER GOT PROBATION FOR DRUNK DRIVING WITH STUDENTS ON BOARD HER BUS.

 

TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON COUNTY HIGHWAYS TUESDAY - BOTH IN NIAGARA FALLS.

 

THREE ARRESTS ON THE COUNTY POLICE REPORT WEDNESDAY MORNING.

 

IN BUFFALO, POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A PAIR OF SHOOTINGS OVER THE PAST TWO DAYS.

 

BUFFALO’S ORACLE CHARTER SCHOOL WILL CLOSE AT THE END OF THE CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR.

 

LOCKPORT HAS FOUR NEW FIREFIGHTERS AFTER FOUR VETERANS RETIRED.

 

FLIGHTS FROM BUFFALO TO ALBANY ARE BACK AND FLYING TWICE DAILY.

 

AND THE SABRES STUNNED THE TOP TEAM IN THE N-H-L LAST NIGHT WITH A 5-3 WIN OVER THE TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING.


Hometown Headlines 2/13/18

A FORMER NIAGARA FALLS COP WILL BE GOING TO PRISON FOR HER ROLE IN A DRUG CONSPIRACY.

 

FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS (INCLUDING A HEAD-ON CRASH) REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS MONDAY.

 

SIX ARRESTS ON THE CITY POLICE REPORT AND TWO MORE ON THE COUNTY BLOTTER THIS MORNING.

 

IN BUFFALO, A 12-YEAR-OLD BOY IS ACCUSED OF CUTTING ANOTHER STUDENT WITH A POCKET KNIFE.

 

AND, A QUEEN CITY MAN WAS COLLARED MONDAY FOR ROBBING A FOOD DELIVERY DRIVER AT GUNPOINT.

 

TONAWANDA P.D. BUSTED TWO VAPE SHOP EMPLOYEES FOR SELLING NICOTINE TO MINORS.

 

FALLS POLICE ROUNDED UP AN INTOXICATED CITY MAN FOR DISRUPTING TRAFFIC ON THE BOULEVARD.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY WILL HOST TRAINING SESSIONS TO HELP PREVENT OVERDOSE DEATHS.

 

AND THE SABRES HOST THE BEST TEAM IN THE N-H-L TONIGHT WHEN THE LIGHTNING SKATE INTO KEYBANK CENTER.


Hometown Headlines 2/12/18

Multiple volunteer fire companies responded to an early morning fire in Royalton Sunday.

 

Falls firefighters were called to a garage fire on Linwood Avenue around 8 last night.

 

Two traffic accidents reported in the town of Lockport Sunday.

 

One arrest on the city police report this morning.

 

A power outage Sunday morning affected more than 1700 customers in the city and town of Lockport.

 

Buffalo PD is investigating the heist of 150 iPads from a charter school in the city.

 

The field of GOP candidates to challenge Cuomo for governor of New York has been trimmed to two.

 

Buffalo may be getting a new outdoor sports complex and a professional women’s softball team.

 

And the Sabres lost Jack Eichel to injury over the weekend and lost to the Avalanche at home last night.

 


Hometown Headlines 2/9/18

Mohamed Kalaf - a former ENH obstetrician - has had his medical license revoked.

Another senior officer is retiring from the Lockport Police Department.

A fire last night at the Buffalo V.A. Hospital caused about $10,000 in damage, but no injuries.

An elderly Cheektowaga man will see jail time after attacking his wife with a hammer last year.

Four traffic accidents and one fire reported in the county Thursday.

One arrest on the city police report this morning.

The flu is getting worse in New York - another 35% increase was reported this week.

Former assemblywoman Jane Corwin has been nominated for a seat on the IJC

And the Sabres finally won their 1000th home game with a 4-3 victory over the Islanders last night.


Hometown Headlines 2/8/18

As Western New York cleans up from Wednesday’s winter storm, the region braces for another this weekend.

 

Buffalo P.D. is investigating drunk driving charges against a narcotics detective.

 

An autopsy was scheduled yesterday for a man found dead on Buffalo’s East Side Tuesday.

 

A Lockport man convicted of five drug felonies is going to prison for the fourth time.

 

Falls PD arrested a Cataract City man on robbery charges after a hold up on Pine Avenue.

 

Two arrests on the county police report this morning.

 

Seven traffic accidents were reported on Niagara county highways Wednesday.

 

Graduation rates are up across New York and especially in Buffalo.

 

And the US attorney’s office in Buffalo recovered nearly $18m is asset forfeitures last year.

 


Hometown Headlines 2/7/18

Western New York is in for some serious winter weather this Wednesday. An advisory is posted.

 

Buffalo P.D. is investigating another deadly shooting in the city.

 

In Lewiston, a Catholic priest has been removed from his ministry after a sexual harassment complaint.

 

And, students and staff at Lew-Port High School were evacuated yesterday morning due to noxious fumes.

 

Three traffic accidents were reported on Niagara county highways Tuesday.

 

A wheelchair-bound former Lockport man and a Newfane man have been charged with making meth.

 

Health officials in Erie County are hoping to head off a possible outbreak of Hepatitis A.

 

Buffalo Bills’ season tickets will be going up again next fall.

 

And the Sabres got dunked by the Ducks last night. They lost 4-3 in ot at KeyBank Center.

 


Hometown Headlines 2/6/18

A major winter storm moving in to the Northeast could clip WNY.

 

Five arrests are on the Tuesday city police report from over the weekend.

 

Three traffic accidents were reported on Niagara county highways Monday.

 

Bon-Ton stores have filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy that may effect eight stores in WNY.

 

A former corrections officer from Tonawanda is going to prison for a pedestrian hit-and-run.

 

In Wyoming county, a woman accused of sexually abusing a young child is pleading not guilty.

 

An Eden man accused of breaking into a house that was on fire won’t face arson charges.

 

Niagara County deputies are looking for a 15-year-old girl missing since last month.

 

And the Sabres seek their 1000th home win when they host the Ducks tonight at KeyBank Center.

 


Hometown Headlines 2/5/18

A Lockport man has filed a federal law suit against the city and LPD for a dog shooting in 2014.

 

Three arrests are on the city police report from over the weekend.

 

Just one traffic accident was reported on Niagara County highways sunday.

 

Buffalo PD Is investigating a shooting in the city that injured a man saturday.

 

A Buffalo woman has ID’d a man who attacked her with a rifle over the weekend.

 

Buffalo cops are trying to determine if alcohol was a factor after a car crash into a house.

 

UB researchers are looking into lake effect snow in upstate New York.

 

Salamanca schools are closed today for sanitization after an illness breakout.

 

And the Eagles grounded the Patriots in Super Bowl 52 last night.

 


Hometown Headlines 2/2/18

The flu continues its grip on Western New York as the State DOH announced another 50% increase this week.

 

A body found in the Niagara River nearly two years ago has been id’d as an illegal immigrant from NYC.

 

Two Buffalo Police officers have been cleared in the deadly shooting last may of a West Side man.

 

Buffalo P.D. reports a second attempted abduction of a young person in the city’s Broadway neighborhood.

 

Just one traffic accident was reported on Niagara County highways Thursday.

 

Two arrests for unlicensed operation are on the city police report today.

 

A Buffalo man is behind bars after stealing bishop Malone’s car Wednesday.

 

Local law enforcement is cracking down on drunk drivers this Super Bowl weekend.

 

And the Sabres chalked up another loss on home ice last night - losing to Florida 4-2.

 


Hometown Headlines 2/1/18

Seven people were hospitalized after a fiery 3-vehicle crash on Grand Island yesterday morning.

Joseph Conti is cooperating with fire investigators in the Monday blaze that claimed his 7-year-old son.

The cause of a fire at a Depew recycling plant yesterday is under investigation.

Three traffic accidents on Niagara county highways were reported Tuesday.

Seven arrests for unlicensed operation are on the county police report today.

Deputies collared a couple of Tennessee carjackers at the Lockport Walmart recently.

A mentally ill buffalo man is going to prison for a deadly stabbing in Lackawanna.

Four upstate New York congressmen survived a fatal Amtrak train crash in Virginia Wednesday.

And local law enforcement is cracking down on drunk drivers this Super Bowl weekend.

 


Hometown Headlines 1/31/18

The cause of the Buffalo blaze that killed 7-year-old Anthony Conti early Monday remains under investigation.

A North Tonawanda man was injured last night in a shooting on Buffalo’s East Side.

A former Hamburg man whose fraud schemes caused investors to lose millions is going to prison.

Three traffic accidents on Niagara Vounty highways were reported Tuesday.

A Lockport woman was sentenced Tuesday to 1 to 3 years in prison for a pair of felony convictions.

A Buffalo woman with a history of shoplifting at the Fashion Outlet has been arrested again.

Henry Stopinski is the new superintendent for the Roy-Hart School District.

And the Sabres’ win streak is over at three after the New Jersey devils dropped them 3-1 last night.

 

 


Hometown Headlines 1/30/18

Winter is back in WNY! Snow overnight dropped 5 to 6 inches in Niagara County with more to come.

LPD Captain Brian Wentland is on paid administrative leave over a dispute regarding overtime.

7-year-old Anthony Conti died early Monday in a 3-alarm house fire in Buffalo’s Lovejoy section.

Calling hours are this afternoon for 9-year-old Paiten Pierce of Lockport who died last week.

Three traffic accidents in the county monday - including a Jeep-school bus rollover in Lewiston.

Two drug dealers were hit by police gunfire during a major drug bust in Rochester Monday.

One arrest on the city police report this morning.

A North Tonawanda man is accused of stealing the identity of a mentally disabled person.

A Cheektowaga man was convicted Monday of attempted murder and assault with a sledgehammer.

And a winter weather advisory remains in effect for parts of WNY until 1 this afternoon.


 


Hometown Headlines 1/29/18

A six-year-old child died early today in a 3-alarm house fire in Buffalo’s Lovejoy neighborhood.

A two-alarm blaze Sunday morning did nearly $200,000 damage to a vacant Columbus Parkway house.

A Buffalo bar is closed after a weekend shooting that sent a 32-year-old man to ECMC in critical condition.

Buffalo PD Is investigating the shooting Friday evening of a 15-year-old boy.

Six arrests on the regional police report - most for unlicensed driving - one for DWI

A Tonawanda man faces felony charges after allegedly stealing a pickup and driving it into Elliott Creek.

In Buffalo, police are looking for a man who may have raped a juvenile Sunday.

More details are emerging in the alleged rape of a woman by a former Erie County Commissioner.

And a winter weather advisory goes into effect for parts of WNY this afternoon.


 


Hometown Headlines 1/26/18

Captain Brian Wentland of the LPD has been relieved of his command and is expected to retire.

The State DOH says the flu in New York continues to get worse (especially here in WNY).

Bishop Malone is urging Catholics to avoid physical contact with fellow parishioners at mass due to flu.

A Lockport drug dealer is going to prison for selling crack cocaine on three separate busts.

One arrest on the city police report this morning.

The teen hit by a car in the town of Tonawanda two days ago continues his recovery at children’s hosp.

In buffalo, the principal of McKinley high school is suspected of misusing school funds.

Assessment teams from New York state will survey ice jams in WNY this weekend.

And make it “3-in-a-row” for the Sabres as they shut out Vancouver 4-0 Thursday.

 


Hometown Headlines 1/25/18

Pay raises and a new union contract headline activity from last night’s common council meeting.

One person is in custody after a domestic situation late last night in an Amherst neighborhood.

A youngster is at Children’s Hospital after he was hit by a car in the town of Tonawanda yesterday.

Police and fire crews responded to a pair of traffic accidents in the Falls and N.T. Wednesday.

Two arrests appear on the city police report this morning.

A Lackawanna man is facing multiple charges after shooting a deer from his bedroom window.

Two area legislators have co-sponsored a bill to allow 12-year-olds to hunt deer.

Toys-R-Us will close 20% of its stores nationwide – including several in the Buffalo and Rochester area.

And Sir Elton John is coming to Buffalo this fall on his “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” concert tour.


Hometown Headlines 1/24/18

Unions and retirees will be protesting a change in the city’s health insurance plan at tonight’s common council meeting.

 

Caleb Bell Jr. is going to prison for 5 to 10 years for setting fire to his mother’s house.

 

A young man who went on a “stealing spree” in UB dorms last year is going to prison.

 

First responders were called out to three traffic accidents across Niagara county tuesday.

 

Buffalo p.d. is investigating a gang assault on the west side that put an 11-year-old in the hospital

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A Genesee county teen is behind bars for allegedly assaulting former female classmates.

 

A Wheatfield woman has been charged on 3 counts after pepper spraying another woman in niagara falls.

 

And the Sabres now have a two-game win streak after shutting out Edmonton 5-0 last night.

 


Hometown Headlines 1/23/18

Mild weather continues today in Niagara County along with flood warnings for us and most of WNY.

 

21-year-old Kevin turner has been identified as the Falls man shot to death on a porch Sunday afternoon.

 

First responders were called out to three traffic accidents across the county Monday and one this a.m.

 

Five arrests on the county police report this morning.

 

Four people are facing charges for a weekend brawl that injured two Tonawanda cops.

 

A former Erie County commissioner of social services has pleaded not guilty to charges of rape.

 

A Lackawanna man is facing 15-years in prison after pleading guilty to supporting terrorism with ISIS.

 

A friend and former aide to Governor Cuomo goes on trial today on corruption charges.

 

And the Sabres got a rare road win Monday when they clipped Calgary 2-1 out west.

 


Hometown Headlines 1/19/18

Warmer weather is moving into WNY for the weekend and with it may come more flooding.

 

Amazon’s HQ2 - it’s second North American HQ’s - will not be coming to WNY

 

A truck driver was injured early yesterday when his vehicle struck a school bus at route 31 and Campbell.

 

First responders were called out to at least six other emergencies across the county thursday.

 

A Chautauqua county man is going to prison for vehicular homicide after crashing into 2 motorcycles

 

A town of Lockport man got 20 years behind bars for plotting two murder-for-hire schemes.

 

Just one arrest on the city of Lockport police report this morning.

 

A Rochester area pediatrician is accused of buying child pornography.

 

Flu cases in New York increased by more than 50% last week.

 

And the Sabres returned to action last night and got rolled by the Rangers 4-3 in New York.

 


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