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Hometown Headlines Archives for 2018-07

Hometown Headlines 7/31/18

20-YEAR-OLD CONOR LONG OF BOSTON WAS ID’D AS THE HIKER KILLED IN A FALL SUNDAY AT ZOAR VALLEY.

 

SUNDAY NIGHT’S CRASH ON TRANSIT ROAD IN LANCASTER PROVED FATAL FOR A WEST SENECA FUNERAL DIRECTOR.

 

IN CHEEKTOWAGA, A 16-YEAR-OLD GIRL IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER SHE WAS HIT BY A CAR MONDAY.

 

THREE ARRESTS ON TOWN AND CITY POLICE REPORTS AND FIVE ACCIDENTS IN THE PAST 24 HOURS.

 

IN COUNTY COURT MONDAY, TWO YOUNG MEN WENT BEFORE THE JUDGE IN SEPARATE CASES.

 

POLICE IN ROCHESTER TOOK 20 PEOPLE INTO CUSTODY SUNDAY DURING THE CITY’S PUERTO RICAN FESTIVAL.

 

JAMESTOWN P.D. ARRESTED A TEEN FOR THE THEFT OF 17 GUNS FROM A HOME.

 

NEW YORK ATTORNEY GENERAL BARBARA UNDERWOOD IS JOINING A FEDERAL LAWSUIT WITH OTHER STATE A.G.’S.

 

AND THE DANGEROUS “LONGHORN TICK” HAS BEEN SPOTTED IN NEW YORK STATE’S WESTCHESTER COUNTY.


Hometown Headlines 7/30/18

A HIKER WAS KILLED SUNDAY WHEN HE FELL 70 FEET INTO THE GORGE AT ZOAR VALLEY.

 

IN NIAGARA COUNTY, A HIKER ESCAPED SERIOUS INJURY AFTER HE WAS RESCUED FROM DEVIL’S HOLE STATE PARK.

 

ERIC OLDS OF YOUNGSTOWN DIED SATURDAY AFTER HE WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED IN A FRIDAY NIGHT ATV ACCIDENT.

 

A TWO-VEHICLE CRASH LATE NIGHT ON TRANSIT ROAD IN LANCASTER SENT THREE PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL.

 

THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS STILL TRYING TO I.D. A WOMAN PULLED FROM LAKE ONTARIO WATERS SATURDAY.

 

THREE ARRESTS ON CITY AND TOWN POLICE REPORTS AND THREE CRASHES ON COUNTY HIGHWAYS YESTERDAY.

 

CUSTOMS OFFICERS AT THE PEACE BRIDGE ARE CREDITED WITH STOPPING AN ATTEMPTED CHILD ABDUCTION.

 

PLANS ARE ANNOUNCED FOR A NEW SPORTS COMPLEX IN DOWNTOWN BUFFALO.

 

AND THE LOCKPORT MONDAY NIGHT CRUISE IS HOSTING A STREET DANCE TONIGHT AT IDA FRITZ PARK.


Hometown Headlines 7/27/18

MAYOR ANNE McCAFFERY WILL STEP DOWN AS MAYOR ON AUGUST 8 AND BECOME THE PRESIDENT AND CEO OF EASTERN NIAGARA HOSPITAL

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT DAVID WOHLEBEN WILL ASSUME THE OFFICE OF MAYOR WHEN MAYOR McCAFFERY LEAVES OFFICE.  HE WILL NEED TO APPOINT A NEW COUNCIL PRESIDENT AND A NEW 4TH WARD ALDERMAN.

 

TOPS MARKETS HAS REACHED A PENSION AGREEMENT WITH THE UNION THAT REPRESENTS MOST OF THE TOPS EMPLOYEES,  IN AN EFFORT TO EMERGE FROM BANKRUPTCY.

 

TIM BRENNAN WILL BE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE SPCA OF NIAGARA AT THE END OF AUGUST.

 

THE CORNING GLASS BARGE WILL BE IN TOWN THIS WEEKEND.

 

 


Hometown Headlines 7/26/18

A MAN WAS KILLED TUESDAY NIGHT WHEN TWO TRUCKS COLLIDED IN THE ORLEANS COUNTY TOWN OF CLARENDON.

 

TWO ACTIVE ACCIDENTS IN WHEATFIELD THIS MORNING AND NINE CRASHES ACROSS THE COUNTY YESTERDAY.

 

BUFFALO POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING ANOTHER HOMICIDE ON THE CITY’S EAST SIDE.

 

TWO BUFFALO MEN IN THEIR 20’S WERE SHOT EARLY WEDNESDAY AS THEY SAT ON A NAVEL AVENUE PORCH.

 

BATAVIA COPS ARE LOOKING FOR A SUSPECT IN A TUESDAY EVENING MURDER THERE.

 

A JAMESTOWN MAN IS FACING MURDER CHARGES FOLLOWING A TUESDAY NIGHT SHOOTING IN THAT CITY.

 

IN BUFFALO, A 94-YEAR-OLD MAN FACES CHARGES AFTER HE FIRED A PISTOL INSIDE AN ASSISTED LIVING FACLTY.

 

JIM KELLY IS CANCER-FREE AFTER HIS MOST RECENT TESTS, ACCORDING TO HIS WIFE, JILL.

 

AND LOCKPORT IS GEARING UP FOR A VERY BUSY WEEKEND.


Hometown Headlines 7/25/18

LOCKPORT POLICE CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE THE SUNDAY NIGHT STABBING DEATH OF 16-YR-OLD ELIJAH WEDINGTON.

 

IN BUFFALO, POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR ANSWERS IN THAT CITY’S LATEST HOMICIDE.

 

A 2-YEAR-OLD REMAINS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AS AUTHORITIES SHUT DOWN A BUFFALO DAYCARE CENTER.

 

THREE ARRESTS ON AREA POLICE REPORTS, BUT NO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED IN THE COUNTY TUESDAY.

 

A FALLS WOMAN ACCEPTED A PLEA DEAL MONDAY IN A 2017 ROBBERY THAT RESULTED IN THE BEATING DEATH OF A MAN.

 

NYJIER SCOTT OF NIAGARA FALLS REMAINS BEHIND BARS AFTER PLEADING NOT GUILTY MONDAY TO MULTIPLE COUNTS.

 

IN ERIE COUNTY, TWO MEN ARE IN JAIL ON DISTURBING ALLEGATIONS OF ABUSE.

 

THE UNITED WAY OF GREATER NIAGARA HAS ANNOUNCED A GOAL OF JUST OVER $1M FOR ITS 2018 CAMPAIGN.

 

AND FORMER BUFFALO BILLS QB JIM KELLY HAS DONATED A UNIQUE ITEM TO THE PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME.


Hometown Headlines 7/18/18

A STATE COMPTOLLERS AUDIT OF LOCKPORT TOWN COURT RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT MISSING FINE MONEY.

 

A FALLS MAN IS FACING THREE FELONY CHARGES AFTER A TUESDAY MORNING TRAFFIC STOP IN ROYALTON.

 

IN BUFFALO, A MAN IS IN CUSTODY IN CONNECTION WITH THE DEATH OF A 2-YEAR-OLD YESTERDAY.

 

A BARKER MAN WILL FACE THE JUDGE IN ROYALTON COURT TOMORROW FOR ALLEGEDLY MAKING TERRORIST THREATS.

 

TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN THE COUNTY TUESDAY AND FOUR ARRESTS ON THE CITY POLICE REPORT.

 

BUFFALO P.D. HAS RELEASED THE NAMES OF THE QUEEN CITY’S TWO MOST RECENT HOMICIDE VICTIMS.

 

THE “WHEEL MAN” FROM 2016’S ANCHOR BAR MUDER IN BUFFALO IS GOING TO PRISON FOR 20 YEARS.

 

FORMER STATE SENATE LEADER DEAN SKELOS AND HIS SON HAVE BEEN FOUND GUILTY IN A CORRUPTION RE-TRIAL.

 

AND BILLS HALL-OF-FAME QB JIM KELLY IS GOING BACK TO A NEW YORK HOSPITAL IN AUGUST FOR A CHECK-UP.


Hometown Headlines 7/17/18

THE NIAGARA COUNTY COURT HOUSE WAS EVACUATED MONDAY FOR WHAT TURNED OUT TO BE A HARMLESS WHITE POWDER.

 

TWO VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANIES BATTLED A BLAZE ON LAKE ROAD IN THE TOWN OF PORTER YESTERDAY MORNING.

 

TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN THE COUNTY MONDAY AND SIX ARRESTS ON THE CITY POLICE REPORT.

 

JUST TWO OFFICES ARE ON THE SEPTEMBER 13 PRIMARY ELECTION BALLOT IN NIAGARA COUNTY.

 

IN THE SOUTHERN TIER, THE BODY OF A FALCONER MAN HAS BEEN RECOVERED FROM CHAUTAUQUA LAKE.

 

ERIE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE STILL TRYING TO IDENTIFY A MAN PULLED FROM LAKE ERIE WATERS.

 

SOME BUFFALO CITIZENS WERE “UNPLEASANTLY SURPRISED” AT A RECENT TRASH FEE INCREASE.

 

THE SPCA OF NIAGARA IS WAIVING ADOPTION FEES ON ALL ANIMALS THRU JULY 28.

 

AND THE NEW LOCKPORT FAMILY YMCA IS HOSTING A JOB FAIR NEXT WEEK TO FILL 40 POSITIONS.


Hometown Headlines 7/16/18

NIAGARA AND ORLEANS COUNTIES ARE UNDER A HEAT ADVISORY TODAY WITH TEMPS TOPPING OUT IN THE 90’S.

 

BUFFALO P.D. IS INVESTIGAING TWO SATURDAY SHOOTINGS THAT KILLED ONE MAN AND INJURED ANOTHER.

 

LOCKPORT FIREFIGHTERS GOT AN EARLY START SUNDAY AT A HOUSE FIRE ON PINE STREET.

 

WILSON VOLUNTEERS BATTLED A BLAZE ON LAKE STREET SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN THE FALLS PULLED AN INJURED HIKER FROM THE NIAGARA GORGE EARLY SUNDAY.

 

FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ACROSS THE COUNTY THIS WEEKEND AND NO ARRESTS ON POLICE REPORTS.

 

A LEWISTON MAN WHO TOLD POLICE HE HAD “NOT BEEN DRINKING” HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED D-W-I.

 

IT’S “VAN NIGHT” AT TONIGHT’S MONDAY NIGHT CRUISE IN LOCKPORT.

 

AND IT’S THE FINAL DAY FOR THE MOVING VIETNAM WALL AT HYDE PARK IN NIAGARA FALLS.


Hometown Headlines 7/13/18

THE VERDICT IS GUILTY IN THE “BUFFALO BILLION” TRIAL OF LOUIS CIMINELLI AND THREE OTHERS.

 

POLICE IN BUFFALO ARE INVESTIGAING A FATAL SHOOTING ON LISBON AVENUE THAT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT.

 

A BUFFALO MAN SHOT ON BROADWAY WEDNESDAY REMAINS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AT ECMC.

 

THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ACROSS THE COUNTY THURSDAY AND THREE ARRESTS ON VARIOUS POLICE REPORTS.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS FELON, CONVICTED OF GUN POSSESSION, IS GOING TO PRISON FOR TWO YEARS.

 

MORE INFORMATION IS COMING TO LIGHT IN THE INVESTIGATION OF BILLS’ RUNNING BACK LeSEAN McCOY.

 

ACTIVIST AND ACTRESS CYNTHIA NIXON IS A STEP CLOSER TO CHALLENGING GOV CUOMO FOR THIS FALLS’ NOMINATION.

 

NEW YORKERS ARE BEING URGED TO “GO BLUE” TODAY FOR FALLEN STATE TROOPER NICHOLAS CLARK.

 

AND THE MOVING VIETNAM WALL IS AT HYDE PARK IN NIAGARA FALLS THIS WEEKEND.


Hometown Headlines 7/12/18

POLICE IN BUFFALO ARE INVESTIGAING ANOTHER EAST SIDE SHOOTING THAT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT.

 

BUFFALO P.D. IS LOOKING FOR THE MAN THEY BELIEVE SHOT AND KILLED ANOTHER MAN ON I-190 MONDAY.

 

FIVE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ACROSS THE COUNTY WEDNESDAY AND FOUR ARRESTS ON CITY AND TOWN POLICE REPORTS.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS TEEN IS GOING TO PRISON FOR 2 TO 7 YEAR AFTER HE INJURED A TOURIST LAST SUMMER.

 

A FALLS MAN WHO DOZED OFF AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT EARLY YESTERDAY IS CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED BY D-W-I.

 

BILLS’ RUNNING BACK LeSEAN McCOY HAS HIRED AN ATLANTA ATTORNEY TO DEFEND HIM.

 

JURY DELIBERATIONS WILL CONTINUE TODAY IN THE “BUFFALO BILLION” TRIAL.

 

STATE POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A DOUBLE MURDER DOWN THE THRUWAY IN WATERLOO.

 

AND ANOTHER BUSY WEEKEND IS ON TAP IN LOCKPORT AND NIAGARA COUNTY.


Hometown Headlines 7/11/18

A NEW SUSPECT HAS BEEN ARRESTED AND CHARGED IN THE JUNE KIDNAPPING OF A 6-YEAR-OLD WHEATFIELD CHILD.

 

IN ORLEANS COUNTY, A GRANDSON IS BEHIND BARS ON 3 FELONY CHARGES AFTER ATTACKING HIS GRANDMOTHER.

 

SIX TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ON COUNTY HIGHWAYS TUESDAY AND NO ARRESTS REPORTED BY POLICE AGENCIES.

 

BUFFALO POLICE SAY A FATAL SHOOTING ON I-190 MONDAY EVENING WAS A “TARGETED” INCIDENT.

 

ON BUFFALO’S WEST SIDE, QUEEN CITY COPS ARE LOOKING INTO THE DEATH OF A MAN FOUND ON PROSPECT STREET.

 

BUFFALO BILLS RUNNING BACK LeSEAN McCOY IS DENYING ALLEGATIONS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

 

AMHERST P.D. EUTHANIZED A BEAR THAT HAD BEEN WANDERING AROUND THE TOWN FOR SEVERAL WEEKS.

 

JURY DELIBERATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO GET UNDER WAY TODAY IN THE “BUFFALO BILLION” TRIAL.

 

AND IN THE FALLS, A GAMBLER GOT CLIPPED FOR $5500 IN WINNINGS BY A WOMAN WITH WHOM HE SPENT THE NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 7/10/18

LOCKPORT’S ICONIC ITALIAN RESTAURANT - DEFLIPPOS - ANNOUNCED MONDAY THAT IT IS CLOSED.

 

SIX VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANIES BATTLED A HUGE BRUSH FIRE ON KINNE ROAD IN THE TOWN OF LOCKPORT MONDAY.

 

IN ERIE COUNTY, 11-YEAR-OLD SIDNEY SIDOTE IS DEAD FOLLOWING A WEEKEND DIRT BIKE ACCIDENT.

 

A GENESEE COUNTY BLAZE NEARLY DESTROYED THE ICONIC STUMBLIN’ INN IN ELBA YESTERDAY.

 

FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ON COUNTY HIGHWAYS MONDAY AND TWO ARRESTS ON THE CITY POLICE REPORT.

 

A ROCHESTER MAN IS GOING TO PRISON FOR SEVEN YEARS FOR A LOCKPORT FIRE HE STARTED LAST SUMMER.

 

CLOSING ARGUMENTS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TODAY IN THE “BUFFALO BILLION” TRIAL.

 

THE AMHERST TOWN BOARD SAID MONDAY THE CHUCK E CHEESE ON HARLEM ROAD CAN STAY OPEN.

 

AND JUST UNDER A HALF MILLION PEOPLE ATTENDED THE TASTE OF BUFFALO THIS PAST WEEKEND.


Hometown Headlines 7/9/18

FIRES TOP THE NEWS TODAY - INCLUDING A BLAZE IN PENDLETON THAT DID EXTENSIVE DAMAGE SUNDAY MORNING.

 

TWO QUICK-THINKING LOCKPORT COPS SAVED A RESIDENT FROM AN EARLY MORNING FIRE ON CHURCH ST SATURDAY.

 

IN NEARBY ONTARIO, A HUGE GRASS FIRE CONSUMED 33 CARS AND DID A MILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGE SUNDAY.

 

A GENESEE COUNTY BLAZE NEARLY DESTROYED THE ICONIC STUMBLIN’ INN IN ELBA YESTERDAY.

 

ELEVEN ARRESTS ON COUNTYWIDE POLICE REPORTS AND TWO EMERGENCY CALLS IN NIAGARA COUNTY YESTERDAY.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS MAN IS IN JAIL AFTER HE STRUCK AND DRAGGED A PEDESTRIAN ON MILITARY ROAD FRIDAY NIGHT.

 

ANOTHER BEAR SIGHTING REPORTED JUST OVER THE COUNTY LINE ON CAMPBELL BOULEVARD IN GETZVILLE.

 

AND STATE TROOPER NICHOLAS CLARK WAS LAID TO REST SUNDAY AFTER HE WAS KILLED WHILE ON DUTY LAST WEEK.


Hometown Headlines 7/6/18

BUFFALO POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING TWO SHOOTINGS IN THE CITY - ONE OF THEM FATAL.

 

CAMPUS POLICE ARE LOOKING INTO A REPORTED SEXUAL ASSAULT ON THE NORTH CAMPUS ON THE 4TH OF JULY.

 

THREE ARRESTS ON THE CITY POLICE REPORT AND ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN THE COUNTY YESTERDAY.

 

AN ALDEN MAN IS GOING TO PRISON FOR RECKLESS ASSAULT ON HIS FOUR-MONTH-OLD SON.

 

THE CELLINO AND BARNES SAGA IS BACK IN THE NEWS AS THE LAW PARTNERS PREPARE TO GO TO COURT.

 

NEW YORK STATE IS READY TO SPEND $40M DOLLARS TO REMOVE TWO MILES OF THE ROBERT MOSES PARKWAY.

 

SERVICES ARE PLANNED THIS WEEKEND FOR FALLEN STATE TROOPER NICHOLAS CLARK.

 

A NEW STUDY REVEALS ELEVATED LEVELS OF CANCER ON BUFFALO’S EAST SIDE AND IN CHEEKTOWAGA.

 

AND THE PIRATES FESTIVAL AND TASTE OF BUFFALO ARE THIS WEEKEND’S BIG OUTDOOR EVENTS.


Hometown Headlines 7/5/18

IT WAS THE HOTTEST-EVER 4TH OF JULY IN BUFFALO AS THE MERCURY SOARED TO 93 YESTERDAY.

 

THE HEAT STAYS ON FOR ONE MORE DAY BEFORE COOLER TEMPS COME IN TOMORROW IN TIME FOR THE WEEKEND.

 

A MALFUNCTIONING OVEN SPARKED A 4TH OF JULY FIRE AT LOCKPORT’S PIZZA OVEN RESTAURANT.

 

EIGHT TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ON NIAGARA COUNTY ROADWAYS ON THE FOURTH OF JULY.

 

BUFFALO POLICE SAY A MECHANICAL PROBLEM MAY BE THE CAUSE OF A ROLLOVER ACCIDENT THAT INJURED SIX.

 

TOWN OF TONAWANDA POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING THE DEATH OF A MAN STRUCK BY A TRAIN TUESDAY.

 

A YOUNG SILVER CREEK MOTHER IS CHARGED BY STATE POLICE WITH ASSAULTING HER TWO YOUNG CHILDREN.

 

TRACY MITRANO HAS WON THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION IN THE 23RD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.

 

AND THE PIRATES FESTIVAL AND TASTE OF BUFFALO ARE THIS WEEKEND’S BIG OUTDOOR EVENTS.


Hometown Headlines 7/3/18

THE HEAT IS STILL ON (w/A BIT LESS HUMIDITY TODAY), BUT MORE 90’S FOR THE 4TH AND 5TH.

 

BUFFALO POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A DOUBLE HOMICIDE INVOLVING A GRANDMOTHER AND HER INFANT GRANDSON.

 

QUEEN CITY COPS ARE LOOKING INTO THE DEATH OF A FIVE YEAR OLD BOY MONDAY.

 

TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ON COUNTY ROADWAYS MONDAY AND NINE ARRESTS FROM VARIOUS POLICE REPORTS.

 

FLAGS ACROSS NEW YORK STATE ARE AT HALF STAFF TODAY IN MEMORY OF A STATE TROOPER KILLED MONDAY.

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT REMINDS MOTORISTS THAT A FIVE-DAY STATEWIDE CRACKDOWN ON IMPAIRED DRIVING BEGINS TOMR.

 

AREA POWER GRIDS ARE STRESSED TO THE MAX AND WE HAVE TIPS FOR CONSERVATION.

 

AND LOCKPORT’S PARADE AND FIREWORKS WILL HAPPEN TONITE - PARADE AT SIX, FIREWORKS AT 10.


Hometown Headlines 7/2/18

THE UPSTATE HEAT WAVE CONTINUES TODAY WITH A HEAT ADVISORY AND AIR QUALITY ALERT.

 

SUNDAY’S EXCESSIVE HEAT TRIGGERED POWER OUTAGES IN LOCKPORT’S WEST END, PENDLETON, WHEATFIELD AND N.T.

 

LOCKPORT’S 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS WILL HAPPEN TOM’R, LAUNCHING FROM THE TOP OF CLINTON STREET HILL.

 

A ROLLOVER CRASH IN ERIE COUNTY SENT SIX PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL YESTERDAY.

 

TWO MOTORCYCLE DRIVERS WERE AIRLIFTED TO ECMC FROM CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN THE COUNTY SUNDAY AND THREE ARRESTS FROM VARIOUS POLICE REPORTS.

 

FALLS POLICE SAY A LOCAL MAN TRIED TO SET HIS HOUSE ON FIRE AFTER A FIGHT WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND.

 

ANOTHER FALLS MAN WAS ARRESTED FOR CHOWING DOWN AT TOPS AND SKIPPING OUT ON HIS BILL.

 

AND THE BUFFALO SABRES TRADED RYAN O’REILLY TO THE ST LOUIS BLUES FOR A VERY GOOD RETURN.


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