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CHIEF MICHAEL NIETHE CONFIRMED YESTERDAY THAT LPD HAS VOLUNTARILY WITHDRAWN FROM A STATE ACCREDITATION PROGRAM.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