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Hometown Headlines Archives for 2018-02

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.

 


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