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Hometown Headlines 06/21/21

32-YEAR-OLD MATTHEW MAINES OF YOUNGSTOWN WAS KILLED IN A ONE-CAR CRASH ON LEWISTON ROAD FRIDAY NIGHT.

 

A YOUNG BUFFALO MAN WAS GUNNED DOWN IN THE CITY’S SENECA BABCOCK NEIGHBORHOOD JUST BEFORE NOON FRIDAY.

 

A FALLS MAN IS RECOVERING AFTER HE WAS SHOT IN BROAD DAYLIGHT SATURDAY ON BUFFALO’S WEST SIDE.

 

NIAGARA FALLS NARCOTICS COPS MADE A DRUG AND WEAPONS BUST ON PIERCE AVENUE OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

A SATURDAY MORNING FIRE AT SANTORA’S PIZZA PUB ON TRANSIT CAUSED NEARLY A HALF MILLION DOLLARS DAMAGE.

 

FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY FROM SUNDAY INTO EARLY MONDAY.

 

ON THE COVID FRONT - THERE WERE NO DEATHS, NO NEW CASES AND NO HOSPITALIZATIONS REPORTED IN THE COUNTY FRIDAY.

 

ERIE COUNTY EXECUTIVE POLONCARZ HAS BACKED OFF ON HIS ORDER THAT ONLY VACCINATED FANS CAN ATTEND BILLS GAMES.

 

AND A “TAKE FIVE” LOTTERY TICKET WORTH MORE THAN $63,000 WAS SOLD AT THE TOPS MARKET ON TRANSIT ROAD.


Hometown Headlines 06/18/21

18-YEAR-OLD JACOB MINNICK OF LOCKPORT DROWNED AT INDIAN FALLS IN TONAWANDA CREEK YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.

 

A LEWISTON MAN PLEADED GUILTY YESTERDAY FOR HIS ROLE IN A FATAL HOME INVASION IN MARCH 2020.

 

EIGHT TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS YESTERDAY.

 

IN ROCHESTER – POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE KILLER IN THE CITY’S 29TH HOMICIDE OF 2021.

 

A 19-YEAR-OLD DRIVER IN ROCHESTER IS FACING SERIOUS CHARGES AFTER A FATAL CRASH THURSDAY.

 

LOCKPORT AND NIAGARA FALLS HAVE ANNOUNCED 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS – BUT N-T SAYS THEY AREN’T IN THE BUDGET.

 

ERIE COUNTY EXECUTIVE MARK POLONCARZ IS STANDING BY HIS ORDER THAT ONLY VACCINATED FANS CAN ATTEND BILLS GAMES.

 

POPULAR DAREDEVIL NIK WALLENDA WALKED THE HIGH-WIRE AT BUFFALO’S D’YOUVILLE COLLEGE YESTERDAY.

 

AND THE YANKEES COMPLETED A 3-GAME SWEEP OF THE BLUE JAYS WITH AN 8-4 WIN @ SAHLEN FIELD LAST NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 06/17/21

POPULAR DAREDEVIL NIK WALENDA WILL BE WALKING THE HIGH-WIRE ON BUFFALO’S WEST SIDE THIS AFTERNOON.

 

IN NIAGARA FALLS – TWO MEN WERE INJURED IN SEPARATE SHOOTINGS AND A COP WAS SHOT AT TUESDAY NIGHT.

 

THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND A BULLDOZER FIRE REPORTED IN THE COUNTY YESTERDAY.

 

FOR THE THIRD STRAIGHT DAY - NIAGARA COUNTY REPORTED ONLY FOUR NEW CASES OF COVID-19.

 

PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN NIAGARA FALLS AND BUFFALO PLAN TO HAVE KIDS BACK IN CLASSROOMS COME SEPTEMBER.

 

ERIE COUNTY FAIR ORGANIZERS SAY THIS YEAR’S EVENT WILL OPERATE AT 100% CAPACITY.

 

A ROCHESTER MOTHER IS CHARGED WITH MURDER IN THE DEATH OF HER 3-MONTH-OLD DAUGHTER THIS PAST WEEKEND.

 

THERE WAS ANOTHER FATAL SHOOTING IN ROCHESTER WHEN A MAN WAS GUNNED DOWN ON BARTLETT STREET WEDNESDAY.

 

AND THE BLUE JAYS DROPPED THEIR THIRD STRAIGHT GAME WITH A 3-2 LOSS TO THE YANKEES @ SAHLEN FIELD LAST NIGHT

 


Hometown Headlines 06/16/21

NEW YORKERS ARE CELEBRATING A RETURN TO A SEMBLANCE OF NORMALCY AFTER MOST COVID RESTRICTIONS WERE CANCELED.

 

ONE COVID DEATH WAS REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY TUESDAY AT AN OTHERWISE POSITIVE PANDEMIC UPDATE.

 

FIVE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON ROADWAYS ACROSS THE COUNTY YESTERDAY.

 

CITY COPS IN THE FALLS RESPONDED TO A SHOOTING IN THE 2100 BLOCK OF NORTH AVENUE LAST NIGHT.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS WOMAN WILL SPEND 20 YEARS IN STATE PRISON FOR MURDERING A MAN IN HER APARTMENT LAST YEAR.

 

ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED AGAINST A FALLS WOMAN WHO TOSSED HER CAGED DOG INTO A SWIMMING POOL.

 

THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF BUFFALO WILL MONITOR 18 PRIESTS WHO HAVE BEEN ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ABUSING CHILDREN.

 

AN ERIE COUNTY JUDGE HAS ORDERED MOVIE PRODUCER HARVEY WEINSTEEN FIT TO BE EXTRADITED TO CALIFORNIA.

 

AND THE YANKEES RALLIED FOR A 6-5 WIN OVER THE BLUE JAYS AT SAHLEN FIELD IN BUFFALO LAST NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 06/15/21

ONE PERSON WAS AIRLIFTED TO ECMC BY MERCY FLIGHT AFTER A CAR AND TRAIN COLLIDED IN EVANS LAST NIGHT.

 

A BARKER WOMAN WAS SENTENCED MONDAY TO THREE YEARS PROBATION FOR STEALING NEARLY $12-GRAND FROM A TRUST.

 

THE BUFFALO OFFICER SERIOUSLY INJURED DURING A POLICE PURSUIT SEVERAL WEEKS AGO IS “ON THE MEND” AT ECMC.

 

A COVID FATALITY OVER THE WEEKEND HAS BROUGHT THE COUNTY DEATH TOLL TO 360 SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN.

 

LOCKPORT’S NORTH PARK JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL WILL SOON HAVE A NEW NAME AFTER SCHOOL BOARD ACTION LAST WEEK.

 

IF APPROVED - THE SOMERSET COAL POWER STATION MAY BECOME A 200-MEGAWATT SOLAR ENERGY FARM.

 

THE BOARD THAT CONTROLS LAKE ONTARIO OUTFLOWS WILL HOST TWO ON-LINE PUBLIC MEETINGS THIS WEEK.

 

MOTORISTS ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK CONTNUE TO SEE RISING PRICES AT THE GAS PUMP.

 

AND FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER - YANKEE FANS GET TO SEE THEIR HEROS PLAY A MAJOR LEAGUE GAME IN BUFFALO TONITE.


Hometown Headlines 06/14/21

A MOTORCYCLE CRASH ON I-990 EARLY SUNDAY MORNING TOOK THE LIFE OF A 31-YEAR-OLD MAN.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY SUNDAY.

 

ANOTHER POLICE PURSUIT IN NIAGARA COUNTY HAS LANDED A FALLS MAN BEHIND BARS ON MULTIPLE CHARGES.

 

NIAGARA FALLS P-D INVESTIGATED 3 INCIDENTS OF GUNFIRE FRIDAY AND A SHOOTING SATURDAY.

 

IN BUFFALO – TWO MEN WERE SHOT OVERNIGHT FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS.

 

A SATURDAY AFTERNOON FIRE IN YOUNGSTOWN DID EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO A HOME ON OAK STREET.

 

A LOCKPORT MAN WAS CONVICTED OF FELONY DRUG AND WEAPONS CHARGES IN COUNTY COURT FRIDAY.

 

IN ROCHESTER – ONE TEENAGER WAS KILLED AND ANOTHER INJURED IN A DOUBLE-SHOOTING SATURDAY.

 

AND CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER JUSTIN TRUDEAU CONTINUES TO REFUSE TO OPEN THE BORDER BETWEEN CANADA AND THE U-S.


Hometown Headlines 06/11/21

FEDERAL MARSHALLS AND CITY COPS BUSTED A FALLS MAN WEDNESDAY WHO WAS WANTED ON FELONY CHARGES.

 

NIAGARA FALLS P-D RESPONDED TO A TRIO OF EARLY MORNING SHOOTINGS IN THE CITY’S NORTH END WEDNESDAY.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT FIVE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY THURSDAY.

 

5 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY YESTERDAY WITH A TOTAL OF 29 ACTIVE CASES.

 

THE ERIE COUNTY LEGISLATURE HAS STRIPPED COUNTY EXECUTIVE MARK POLANCARZ OF HIS “PANDEMIC POWERS.”

 

IN SUBURBAN ROCHESTER – POLICE ARE LOOKING INTO THE CAUSE OF A FATAL HEAD-ON CRASH IN GATES YESTERDAY.

 

DAREDEVIL NIK WALENDA WILL BE BACK IN WNY TO “WALK THE WIRE” AT BUFFALO’S D’YOUVILLE COLLEGE.

 

IN MEDINA – THE 21ST SUMMER OF FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISES KICK OFF TONIGHT AT THE ERIE CANAL BASIN.

 

AND THE BUFFALO BILLS HAVE ANNOUNCED THE TEAM’S THREE PRE-SEASON OPPONENTS FOR THIS AUGUST.


Hometown Headlines 06/10/21

A LOCKPORT MOTORCYCLIST – WITHOUT A HELMET – IS LUCKY TO BE ALIVE AFTER CRASHING HIS BIKE LAST EVENING.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT SEVEN OTHER ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WEDNESDAY.

 

IN ERIE COUNTY – TWO SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT VEHICLES WERE STRUCK ON THE SCAJAQUADA EXPRESSWAY YESTERDAY.

 

ONLY 3 NEW COVID CASES WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY YESTERDAY WITH A TOTAL OF 29 ACTIVE CASES.

 

THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT HAS MADE A SLIGHT CHANGE TO ITS EXISTING BORDER CROSSING RULES.

 

DEPUTIES IN MONROE COUNTY ARE INVESTIGATING A FATAL CRASH BETWEEN AN S-U-V AND TRACTOR-TRAILER IN CHILI.

 

IN ROCHESTER – THE TWO POLICE OFFICERS INVOLVED IN LAST FRIDAY’S DEADLY SHOOT-OUT HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED.

 

PASSPORTS ARE ONCE AGAIN BEING ISSUED BY THE NIAGARA COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE.

 

AND EVEN MORE SEATS FOR BLUE JAYS GAMES AT SAHLEN FIELD IN BUFFALO GO ON SALE TODAY.


Hometown Headlines 06/09/21

TWO PROMINENT COUNTY MEN HAVE DIED WITH THE PASSING OF ELMER GRANCHELLI AND VINCE ANELLO.

 

IN NIAGARA FALLS – TWO MEN IN THEIR 20’S ARE RECOVERING AT E-C-M-C AFTER A SHOOTING AND A STABBING.

 

SIX BUFFALO POLICE OFFICERS WERE INJURED IN A CAR CHASE WITH A TEENAGE DRIVER YESTERDAY.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT THREE CAR CRASHES AND A FATAL ACCIDENT IN ORLEANS COUNTY.

 

NO VIRUS DEATHS AND ONLY 3 NEW COVID CASES WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY TUESDAY.

 

CANADA MAY BE EASING BORDER RESTRICTIONS LATER THIS MONTH IF CERTAIN BENCHMARKS ARE MET.

 

THE STATE LEGISLATURE IS EXPECTED TO APPROVE FUNDING FOR THE IMPEACHMENT INVESTIGATION OF GOVERNOR CUOMO.

 

IN SUBURBAN ROCHESTER – POLICE HAD TO BREAK-UP A BRAWL AT A SCHOOL BOARD MEETING THE PENFIELD DISTRICT.

 

AND A HOSTAGE SITUATION IN IRVING YESTERDAY ENDED WITHOUT INCIDENT FOLLOWING A 3-HOUR STAND-OFF.


Hometown Headlines 06/08/21

41-YEAR-OLD ALICIA CALDERONE OF LOCKPORT WAS KILLED SUNDAY WHEN SHE CRASHED HER MOTORCYCLE IN ROYALTON.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT FIVE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND A POSSIBLE SHOOTING IN NIAGARA COUNTY MONDAY.

 

BUFFALO POLICE ARRESTED TYSHEEM EVANS IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLENTOWN SHOOTING THIS PAST WEEKEND.

 

28-YEAR-OLD DAVARIS HODGE OF LOCKPORT WILL SPEND 18 YEARS IN PRISON FOR KILLING LEON JOHNSON LAST YEAR.

 

TWO VIRUS DEATHS AND 8 NEW COVID CASES REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY OVER THE 3-DAY WEEKEND.

 

MOST RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE ACROSS THE STATE DUE TO THE PANDEMIC MAY BE ELIMINATED IN THE DAYS AHEAD.

 

IN ROCHESTER – POLICE HAVE ID’D THE MAN KILLED IN AN OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING LAST FRIDAY EVENING.

 

THE PRICE AT THE PUMP CONTINUES TO INCH UP ACROSS THE WESTERN NEW YORK REGION.

 

AND MORE SEATS TO WATCH THE BLUE JAYS AT SAHLEN FIELD IN BUFFALO WILL OPEN UP JUNE 24TH.


Hometown Headlines 06/07/21

IN BUFFALO – CITY POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING SEVERAL SHOOTINGS WITH A TOTAL OF THREE PEOPLE INJURED.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS MAN WHO TOOK DEPUTIES ON A CAR CHASE IS FACING A WHOLE BUNCH OF CHARGES.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT FIVE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY SUNDAY.

 

STUDENTS AND STAFF AT NEW YORK SCHOOLS BETTER NOT PUT THOSE MASKS AWAY JUST YET.

 

NO VIRUS DEATHS - AND ONLY 10 NEW COVID CASES WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY AT FRIDAY’S UPDATE.

 

IN ROCHESTER – POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE SUSPECT IN THE FATAL STABBING OF A MAN ON PARK AVENUE SUNDAY.

 

THE DEATH OF AN ORCHARD PARK MAN AT A WYOMING COUNTY CAMPGROUND IS NOT CONSIDERED SUSPICIOUS.

 

THE LOCKPORT MONDAY NIGHT CRUISES ARE BACK AT IDA FRITZ PARK BEGINNING THIS EVENING AT 5:30.

 

AND THE BLUE JAYS BEGIN A ROAD TRIP IN CHICAGO TOM’R AFTER LOSING TO THE ASTROS IN BUFFALO LAST NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 06/04/21

A NIAGARA FALLS MURDER SUSPECT WAS CAPTURED IN WYOMING COUNTY YESTERDAY AFTER A BRIEF MANHUNT.

 

A SECOND THURSDAY MORNING SHOOTING IN THE FALLS SENT A CITY MAN TO MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER.

 

IN BUFFALO – A POLICE OFFICER IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER HE WAS INJURED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.

 

A QUEEN CITY MAN WHO TOOK POLICE ON A CHASE THRU THREE TOWNSHIPS LAST SATURDAY IS FACING MULTIPLE CHARGES.

 

NO VIRUS DEATHS - AND ONLY 7 NEW COVID CASES WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY AT THURSDAY’S BRIEFING.

 

FINAL PREPARATIONS ARE IN PLACE FOR THE IMPLOSION OF THREE SMOKESTACKS IN TONAWANDA TOMORROW MORNING.

 

IN SUBURBAN ROCHESTER – AN ARREST HAS BEEN MADE IN THE BRUTAL MURDER LAST MONTH OF AN IRONDEQUOIT WOMAN.

 

SHINE UP YOUR CHEVY AND DUST OFF THE DODGE – LOCKPORT’S MONDAY NIGHT CRUISES ARE BACK NEXT WEEK.

 

AND THE BLUE JAYS WILL BE LOOKING FOR A THIRD STRAIGHT WIN WHEN THEY HOST THE ASTROS IN BUFFALO TONIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 06/03/21

A WEST END FIRE IN LOCKPORT YESTERDAY MORNING HAD ALL ON-DUTY FIREFIGHTERS ON-SITE AT LOCK CITY METALS.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WERE ON SITE AT FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND A GORGE RESCUE WEDNESDAY.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS COP LOST HIS JOB AND WAS SENTENCED TO COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR FALSIFYING A JAIL REPORT.

 

IN BUFFALO - POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A FATAL CRASH THAT TOOK THE LIFE OF A 27-YEAR-OLD MAN YESTERDAY.

 

A DRIVE-BY SHOOTING IN THE QUEEN CITY’S MASTEN PARK NEIGHBORHOOD TUESDAY SENT A 25-YEAR-OLD MAN TO ECMC.

 

TWO COVID DEATHS - BUT ONLY 3 NEW VIRUS CASES WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY AT WEDNESDAY’S UPDATE.

 

COVID VACCINATION CLINICS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN ERIE COUNTY WILL BE AVAILABLE THIS WEEK AND NEXT.

 

AREA REPS IN BOTH THE SENATE AND HOUSE ARE CALLING ON U-S AND CANADIAN OFFICIALS TO OPEN THE BORDER.

 

AND THE BLUE JAYS SCORED 3 RUNS IN THE 9TH INNING TO SQUEEZE OUT A 6-5 WIN OVER THE MARLINS LAST NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 06/02/21

A LOCKPORT SCHOOL PRINCIPAL WILL RESIGN AFTER 5 YEARS OF PAID LEAVE AND A $100,000 CASH SETTLEMENT.

 

TWO COVID DEATHS AND 28 NEW INFECTIONS REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY OVER THE 4-DAY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.

 

IN ERIE COUNTY – 96% OF COVID DEATHS OVER THE PAST TWO MONTHS WERE PEOPLE WHO WERE NOT VACCINATED.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY TUESDAY.

 

IN NIAGARA FALLS - AN OHIO MAN HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH ANIMAL CRUELTY AFTER HIS DOG DIED INSIDE A HOT CAR.

 

AN UNIDENTIFIED MARILLA MAN DIED MEMORIAL DAY AFTER HE WAS PINNED BENEATH A FALLEN TREE.

 

A DUNKIRK MAN WAS BUSTED OVER THE WEEKEND WHEN POLICE FOUND GUNS AND DRUGS IN HIS APARTMENT.

 

DESPITE BEING ON SHAKEY POLITICAL GROUND - GOVERNOR CUOMO IS HOSTING A RE-ELECTION FUNDRAISER THIS MONTH.

 

AND VLAD JUNIOR HAD 4 HITS AND 3 RBI’S AS HE POWERED THE BLUE JAYS TO A 5-1 ROUT OF THE MARLINS IN BUFFALO.


Hometown Headlines 06/01/21

ONE MAN IS DEAD AND ANOTHER INJURED AFTER A DOUBLE SHOOTING IN NIAGARA FALLS SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

 

49-YEAR-OLD JOHN SHAW OF LOCKPORT SPENT MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND BEHIND BARS ON A VARIETY OF CHARGES.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS MAN HAS BEEN INDICTED BY AN ERIE COUNTY GRAND JURY IN CONNECTION WITH A FATAL CAR CRASH.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS IN NIAGARA COUNTY.

 

GOOD NEWS FROM THE NIAGARA COUNTY D-O-H GOING INTO THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND WITH ONLY 9 NEW CASES OF COVID.

 

IN ROCHESTER – A 12-YEAR-OLD DIED AND 2 POLICE OFFICERS WERE HURT IN A MULTI-ALARM FIRE YESTERDAY.

 

A MEDICAL CONDITION IS THE SUSPECTED CAUSE OF A FATAL CRASH IN ROCHESTER THAT KILLED A 49-YEAR-OLD MAN.

 

POLICE IN BATAVIA ARE LOOKING INTO AN ACCIDENT THAT INJURED A 6-YEAR-OLD GIRL YESTERDAY.

 

AND MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL IS BACK IN BUFFALO TONIGHT WHEN THE BLUE JAYS HOST THE MARLINS AT SAHLEN FIELD.


Hometown Headlines 05/28/21

TWO VICTIMS OF FATAL VEHICLE CRASHES ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS WEDNESDAY HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY THURSDAY.

 

THOMAS TOWNSEND OF LOCKPORT WAS ARRAIGNED THIS WEEK ON CHARGES STEMMING FROM A FATAL CRASH MAY 8TH.

 

ANOTHER DEATH FROM COVID-19 WAS REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY THURSDAY ALONG WITH 12 NEW CASES.

 

LOCKPORT FIREFIGHTERS EXTINGUISHED A MINOR KITCHEN BLAZE ON NIAGARA STREET YESTERDAY.

 

IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY – NO DAMAGE WAS REPORTED FROM A 2.4 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE LAST NIGHT.

 

ARTPARK IN LEWISTON IS REQUIRING ATTENDEES AT LARGE EVENTS THIS SUMMER TO BE VACCINATED AGAINST COVID.

 

THREE RETIRING FIRE CHIEFS IN NIAGARA FALLS WERE HONORED AT CEREMONIES WITH MAYOR RESTAINO YESTERDAY.

 

AND MOTORISTS BEWARE! LAW ENFORCEMENT IS OUT IN FORCE ACROSS NEW YORK TO STOP D-W-I THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND.


Hometown Headlines 05/27/21

ONE PERSON WAS KILLED AND ANOTHER SERIOUSLY HURT IN A 2-CAR COLLISION IN CAMBRIA LAST EVENING.

 

THERE WERE FOUR OTHER ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WEDNESDAY – INCLUDING A SERIOUS MOTORCYCLE CRASH.

 

RADIO LEGEND AND BUFFALO BROADCASTING HALL OF FAMER TOMMY SHANNON DIED LAST EVENING AT THE AGE OF 82.

 

THE NIAGARA COUNTY DEATH TOLL TO COVID-19 IS NOW 352 WITH ANOTHER VIRUS DEATH REPORTED WEDNESDAY.

 

A THIRD RABIES CASE HAS BEEN CONFIRMED IN NEWFANE WHERE A DOG CAME IN CONTACT WITH A RABID RACOON.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS MAN IS FACING UP TO SEVEN YEARS IN PRISON FOR ATTACKING A MAN WITH A MACHETE LAST YEAR.

 

A FORMER MAIL CARRIER IN LEWISTON HAS BEEN FINED $600 FOR DUMPING MORE THAN 1300 PIECES OF MAIL LAST FALL.

 

IN ROCHESTER – STATE POLICE ARE STILL LOOKING INTO A FATAL ACCIDENT THAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY ON ROUTE 104.

 

AND BUFFALO MAYOR BYRON BROWN IS QUARANTINED AT HOME AFTER BEING EXPOSED TO COVID-19.


Hometown Headlines 05/26/21

THE NIAGARA COUNTY FAIR WILL BE BACK THIS SUMMER AFTER BEING CANCELLED BY COVID LAST YEAR.

 

POLICE IN NIAGARA FALLS ARE LOOKING FOR THE GUN-TOTING THUGS THAT SHOT-UP 18TH STREET EARLY YESTERDAY.

 

THE NIAGARA COUNTY DEATH TOLL TO COVID-19 WENT OVER 350 TUESDAY WITH TWO MORE DEATHS REPORTED.

 

THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY TUESDAY – INCLUDING A CAR-SCHOOL BUS COLLISION IN LOCKPORT.

 

THE TOWN OF NEWFANE PLANNING BOARD DISCUSSED THREE PROPOSED SOLAR FARMS AT ITS MEETING THIS WEEK.

 

YEARS AFTER THE FATAL CRASH OF FLIGHT 3407 IN CLARENCE THERE IS SOME GOOD NEWS FOR VICTIM’S FAMILIES.

 

IN ROCHESTER – POLICE SAY A WOMAN IS HOSPITALIZED AFTER BEING SHOT IN A CITY CHURCH LAST NIGHT.

 

51-YEAR-OLD LESTER FILLINGHAM HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS THE MOTORCYCLIST KILLED MONDAY NEAR GENEVA.

 

AND SEASON TICKETS FOR THE BUFFALO BILLS 2021 CAMPAIGN HAVE SOLD OUT.


Hometown Headlines 05/25/21

THE CUOMO ADMINISTRATION CAVED-IN TO MAJOR PRESSURE AND BACKED-OFF ON ITS MASK MANDATE FOR YOUNG KIDS.

 

THE GOVERNOR SAYS STUDENTS IN ALL NEW YORK SCHOOLS SHOULD BE BACK IN CLASSROOMS THIS SEPTEMBER.

 

55 NEW COVID INFECTIONS WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY OVER THE 3-DAY WEEKEND – FRIDAY THRU SUNDAY.

 

POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR LOCKPORT REPEAT-OFFENDER DAQUAN McDOUGALD FOR FAILING TO SHOW UP IN COURT YESTERDAY.

 

TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WERE REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS MONDAY.

 

STATE POLICE AT GENEVA ARE CONTINUING TO INVESTIGATE A HEAD-ON MOTORCYCLE CRASH THAT KILLED ITS DRIVER.

 

IN NIAGARA FALLS – MAYOR RESTAINO YESTERDAY ANNOUNCED THE BEGINNING OF THE CITY’S SUMMER PAVING PROJECTS.

 

THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS RETURN TO BUFFALO’S SAHLEN FIELD NEXT WEEK AND WILL ADD SEATS FOR SOME UPCOMING GAMES.

 

AND GAS PRICES ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK CONTINUE TO RISE ABOVE THE $3-A-GALLON MARK.


Hometown Headlines 05/24/21

THERE WAS A DOUBLE SHOOTING IN BUFFALO SATURDAY NIGHT THAT LEFT ONE MAN DEAD AND ANOTHER INJURED.

 

EARLY SATURDAY MORNING - A PAIR OF MEN WERE INJURED IN SEPARATE SHOOTINGS ON BUFFALO’S EAST SIDE.

 

IN CHEEKTOWAGA – POLICE ARRESTED A DRIVER ON D-W-I CHARGES AFTER A CRASH ON THE KENSINGTON EXPRESSWAY.

 

THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND A FIRE IN THE FALLS REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY SUNDAY.

 

NO COVID DEATHS AND ONLY 23 NEW INFECTIONS REPORTED BY THE NIAGARA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT FRIDAY.

 

AIR TRAVELERS AT BUFFALO-NIAGARA INT’L AIRPORT CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF WALK-UP COVID VACCINATIONS THIS WEEK

 

IN ROCHESTER – TWO YOUNG PEOPLE ARE HOSPITALIZED AFTER THEY WERE INJURED IN SEPARATE CAR CRASHES YESTERDAY.

 

THE “LOCK TENDERS TRIBUTE” AT THE CITY’S LOCKS IS NEARING ITS FUNDING GOAL FOR THE $1.4M ART PROJECT.

 

AND GAS PRICES ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK CONTINUE TO RISE ABOVE THE $3-A-GALLON MARK.


Hometown Headlines 05/21/21

CONGRESSMAN BRIAN HIGGINS AND SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER ARE PUSHING FOR THE US AND CANADIAN GOVERNMENTS TO RE-OPEN THE BORDER FOR TRAVEL. 

 

EMPIRE STATE DEVELOPMENT OFFICIALS SAY AN EXTENSION HAS BEEN GRANTED FOR APPLICANTS LOOKING TO GET PART OF THE 10-MILLION DOLLAR NIAGARA FALLS STRATEGIC ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND.  THE NEW APPLICATION DEADLINE IS NOW MAY 28TH

 

SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER ROB ORTT IS RAILING AGAINST GOVERNOR CUOMO'S NEW MASK MANDATE.  THE NEW DIRECTIVE IS REQUIRING CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS TWO YEARS OLD TO WEAR MASKS IN DAYCARE SETTINGS. 

 

A GRAND ISLAND MAN IS PLEADING GUILTY TO A PAIR OF AGGRAVATED BANK ROBBERY CHARGES.  34 YEAR OLD TIMOTHY MULVEY OF IS ACCUSED OF ROBBING A PAIR OF BANKS IN 2018 AND TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE.

 

ROCHESTER MAYOR LOVELY WARREN BELIEVES THE ARREST OF HER HUSBAND ON GUN AND DRUG CHARGES IS POLITICALLY MOTIVATED.

 

IF YOU WERE LOOKING TO GET TICKETS FOR THE BLU JAYS STINT IN BUFFALO, YOU MAY NEED TO LOOK TO SECONDARY MARKETS AS TICKETS FOR THE 8-GAME STAND IN BUFFALO HAVE ALL OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT.


Hometown Headlines 05/20/21

A 2ND FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH HAS HAPPENED LESS THAN 24 HOURS AFTER TUESDAY’S DEADLY ACCIDENT IN CAMBRIA.

 

AND, 79-YEAR-OLD PATRICK McDERMOTT OF N-T HAS BEEN ID’D AS THE VICTIM IN TUESDAY’S FATAL COLLISION.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WEDNESDAY.

 

FOUR MORE WESTERN NEW YORKERS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROTESTS AT THE U-S CAPITOL.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS MAN – ALREADY INDICTED FOR A STABBING – ADDED TWO MORE CHARGES TO HIS RAP SHEET THIS WEEK.

 

AN N-T MAN PLEADED GUILTY IN COUNTY COURT TUESDAY TO STABBING HIS FATHER IN THE BACK LAST NOVEMBER.

 

NO COVID DEATHS AND ONLY 13 NEW INFECTIONS REPORTED BY THE NIAGARA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT WEDNESDAY.

 

IN ROCHESTER – STATE POLICE SEARCHED THE HOME OF MAYOR LOVELY WARREN YESTERDAY IN A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION.

 

AND BEGINNING TODAY - BASEBALL FANS CAN PURCHASE BLUE JAYS TICKETS FOR GAMES AT SAHLEN FIELD IN BUFFALO.


Hometown Headlines 05/19/21

A MOTORCYCLIST WAS KILLED AND A RIDER SERIOUSLY INJURED WHEN THEY COLLIDED WITH A TRUCK YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT TWO OTHER TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS TUESDAY.

 

IN BUFFALO – 12 PEOPLE WERE DISPLACED BY AN APARTMENT HOUSE BLAZE ON NORMAL AVENUE.

 

QUEEN CITY FIRE INVESTIGATORS HAVE PEGGED DAMAGES AT OVER $350,000 IN MONDAY’S 2-ALARM FIRE ON FULTON STREET

 

ONE DEATH TO COVID-19 AND 37 NEW INFECTIONS REPORTED BY THE D-O-H IN NIAGARA COUNTY TUESDAY.

 

IN ERIE COUNTY – NEW CASES OF COVID-19 HAVE DROPPED BY 78% SINCE THESTART OF APRIL.

 

STARTING TODAY – NEW YORK TAKES ITS LARGEST STEP TO RE-OPEN SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN.

 

FULLY VACCINATED NEW YORKERS CAN TAKE OFF THEIR MASKS TODAY – BUT KEEP THEM HANDY AT SOME LOCATIONS.

 

AND AMERICANS WON’T BE VISITING CANADA FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER MONTH AS THE BORDER REMAINS CLOSED.


Hometown Headlines 05/18/21

FIVE MORE NAMES WERE ADDED TO THE GRIM COVID DEATH TOLL IN NIAGARA COUNTY OVER THE 3-DAY WEEKEND.

 

STARTING TOMORROW, NEW YORK WILL BE FOLLOWING FEDERAL C-D-C GUIDANCE INVOLVING FACIAL COVERINGS.

 

SENATOR ROB ORTT CALLS GOVERNO CUOMO’S MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR PROFIT FROM HIS BOOK DEAL “A NATIONAL DISGRACE.”

 

IN BUFFALO - FIRE INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING INTO THE CAUSE OF A BLAZE THAT INJURED TWO FIREFIGHTERS MONDAY.

 

AFTER WEEKS OF SPECULATION – THE STATE HAS GIVEN THE “GREEN LIGHT” TO THIS SUMMER’S ERIE COUNTY FAIR.

 

A PROPOSED ASPHALT PLANT NEXT TO N-U WAS UNANIMOUSLY REJECTED MONDAY BY THE COUNTY PLANNING BOARD.

 

THE MILLING OF FIVE CITY STREETS IN LOCKPORT’S NORTH END WILL TAKE PLACE STARTING TOMORROW.

 

BASEBALL FANS WILL LINE-UP THIS WEEK FOR TICKETS TO BLUE JAYS’ GAMES AT BUFFALO’S SAHLEN FIELD.

 

AND GAS PRICES IN WESTERN NEW YORK CONTINUE TO RISE ABOVE THE $3-DOLLAR MARK.


Hometown Headlines 05/17/21

BUFFALO HOMICIDE DETECTIVES ARE INVESTIGATING THE CITY’S 31ST AND 32ND MURDERS OF 2021 OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

A SATURDAY NIGHT SHOOTING ON WALDEN SENT THREE PEOPLE TO ECMC WITH NON-LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT IN THE FALLS, COPS CAUGHT A SUSPECTED THIEF IN THE ACT OF BURGLARIZING A LASALLE HOME.

 

TWO ITEMS FROM THE WEEKEND “FIRE WIRE” – INCLUDING AN APARTMENT HOUSE BLAZE IN BARKER SATURDAY.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS YESTERDAY.

 

A SERIOUS CAR-MOTORCYCLE CRASH ON THE THRUWAY NEAR BATAVIA SUNDAY HAD TRAFFIC BACKED-UP FOR HOURS.

 

DEMONSTRATORS WERE OUT IN ROCHESTER OVER THE WEEKEND AFTER A FATAL OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING FRIDAY.

 

ONE VIRUS DEATH AND 33 NEW COVID INFECTIONS REPORTED BY THE NIAGARA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT ON FRIDAY.

 

AND GOOD NEWS FROM OLEAN AS COLE GEISE WAS FOUND SAFE OVER THE WEEKEND AFTER HE WENT MISSING ON MAY 2ND.


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NIAGARA NEWS MINUTE 6/21/21