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Hometown Headlines 04/07/20

CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 INCREASED TO 130 IN NIAGARA COUNTY MONDAY.

 

ERIE COUNTY’S TOTAL IS NOW 1163 WHILE NEW YORK STATE NUMBERS ECLIPSED 130,000 WITH OVER 4700 DEATHS.

 

THE GOVERNOR SAID MONDAY THE NUMBER OF COVID-19 CASES IN NEW YORK IN BEGINNING TO “FLATTEN.”

 

NEW TESTS NOW CONFIRM VIRUS CASES AT FATHER BAKER MANOR NURSING HOME IN ORCHARD PARK ARE 66.

 

GOOGLE HAS STEPPED UP TO HELP FRUSTRATED NEW YORKERS FILE UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS ON-LINE.

 

TWO PEOPLE FACE NUMEROUS CHARGES AFTER A POLICE CHASE FROM LEWISTON TO NIAGARA FALLS MONDAY MORNING.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON THE SCENE OF A CAR-MOTORCYCLE CRASH IN ROYALTON YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.

 

IN ERIE COUNTY, NO CHARGES WILL BE FILED IN THE SUSPICIOUS DEATH OF A U-B STUDENT LAST APRIL.

 

AND, WESTERN NEW YORK MOTORISTS CONTINUE TO SEE GAS PRICES DECLINE ACROSS THE AREA.


Hometown Headlines 04/06/20

CHANGES IN RADIO AND POLITICS AS PAUL OATES HAS LEFT WLVL TO BECOME LOCKPORT’S NEW CITY CLERK.

 

CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 INCREASED TO 103 IN NIAGARA COUNTY OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

ERIE COUNTY’S TOTAL IS NOW 1059 WHILE NEW YORK STATE NUMBERS ECLIPSED 122,000 WITH OVER 4100 DEATHS.

 

CORONAVIRUS CASES HAVE MORE THAN DOUBLED AT THE FATHER BAKER MANOR NURSING HOME IN ORCHARD PARK.

 

IN BUFFALO, MAYOR BROWN HAS CLOSED DELAWARE PARK’S RING ROAD TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC.

 

ROCHESTER’S STRONG MEMORIAL IS SENDING A HEALTHCARE TEAM OF 15 TO NEW YORK CITY TO HELP BATTLE THE VIRUS.

 

HOLY WEEK ARRIVED YESTERDAY FOR CATHOLICS WITH NO PALMS AND MASS ONLY AVAILABLE ON TV OR THE WEB.

 

THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND A FIRE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

PENDLETON HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT JEFF STOWELL HAS BEEN INDICTED BY A NIAGARA COUNTY GRAND JURY.


Hometown Headlines 04/03/20

SEVEN DEATH ANNOUNCEMENTS YESTERDAY BRING TO 19 THE NUMBER OF VIRUS FATALITIES IN ERIE COUNTY.

 

CONFIRMED CASES IN NIAGARA COUNTY INCREASED TO 91 WITH 26 NEW CASES ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY.

 

ERIE COUNTY’S TOTAL IS NOW 734 WHILE NEW YORK STATE NUMBERS ECLIPSED 92,000 WITH OVER 2300 DEATHS.

 

A CLOSED NURSING HOME IN ORCHARD PARK IS BEING CONSIDERED AS A SITE FOR CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS.

 

$178-BILLION IS THE BOTTOM LINE ON THE STATE BUDGET AGREED TO YESTERDAY IN ALBANY.

 

FURLOUGHS, LAYOFFS AND SALARY CUTS ARE SWEEPING ACROSS THE MEDIA INDUSTRY – INCLUDING ENTERCOM/BUFFALO.

 

THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS THURSDAY.

 

IN NIAGARA FALLS, THE WRECKING BALL IS DEMOLISHING TWO FORMER DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES.

 

CONVICTED FORMER CONGRESSMAN CHRIS COLLINS HAD THE START OF HIS PRISON SENTENCED DELAYED TWO MONTHS.


Hometown Headlines 04/02/20

SOME AREA VIRUS PATIENTS WILL SOON RECEIVE TREATMENT THAT DOCTORS BELIEVE COULD SAVE THEIR LIVES.

 

COVID-19 CASES IN NIAGARA COUNTY INCREASED TO 65 WITH NINE NEW CASES ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY.

 

ERIE COUNTY’S TOTAL IS NOW 602 WHILE NEW YORK STATE NUMBERS ECLIPSED 83,000 WITH NEARLY 2000 DEATHS.

 

STATE LAWMAKERS FINALLY AGREED ON A STATE BUDGET WITH SIGNIFICANT SPENDING CUTS - BUT NO PRICE TAG YET.

 

IN LOCKPORT, THE MAYOR CAST THE TIE-BREAKING VOTE THAT WILL ALLOW A STAFFING INCREASE AT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.

 

TWO ROLLOVER A-T-V ACCIDENTS WERE REPORTED WEDNESDAY IN WHEATFIELD AND NIAGARA FALLS.

 

BUFFALO POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A 2ND FATAL SHOOTING ON THE WEST SIDE IN THE PAST WEEK.

 

CONVICTED FORMER CONGRESSMAN CHRIS COLLINS IS ASKING FOR HIS PRISON SENTENCED TO BE DELAYED.

 

AND EASTERN NIAGARA HOSPITAL HAS ANNOUNCED A NEW “DRIVE-UP” URGENT CARE PROGRAM.


Hometown Headlines 04/01/20

CORONAVIRUS CASES IN NIAGARA COUNTY INCREASED TO 56 TUESDAY AS MOST FIRST RESPONDERS REMAIN HEALTHY.

 

ERIE COUNTY’S TOTAL IS NOW 553 WHILE NEW YORK STATE NUMBERS ECLIPSED 75,000 WITH OVER 1500 DEATHS.

 

GOVERNOR CUOMO’S YOUNGER BROTHER – C-N-N ANCHOR CHRIS CUOMO - HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS.

 

IT’S APRIL FOOLS DAY AND NOBODY’S LAUGHING AS LAWMAKERS FAILED TO AGREE ON A STATE BUDGET BEFORE THE DEADLINE.

 

A 28-YEAR-OLD AIRMAN FROM THE FALLS AIR BASE DIED SUNDAY ON A TRAINING ASSIGNMENT IN TEXAS.

 

BUFFALO POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A NEW SHOOTING AFTER ARRESTING TWO WOMEN FOR A WEST SIDE MURDER LAST WEEK.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS MAN WILL BE CHARGED AFTER A STAND-OFF WITH POLICE ON LASALLE AVENUE MONDAY.

 

FOUR PEOPLE ARE UNDER ARREST FOR ASSAULTING A WOMAN IN THE MONROE COUNTY VILLAGE OF HILTON.

 

AND, ONE ACCIDENT REPORTED EARLY LAST EVENING ON SEBASTIAN DRIVE IN THE TOWN OF LOCKPORT.


Hometown Headlines 03/31/20

CORONAVIRUS CASES IN NIAGARA COUNTY INCREASED TO 51 MONDAY – AND THAT INCLUDES TWO 1-YEAR-OLD INFANTS.

 

ERIE COUNTY’S TOTAL IS NOW 463 WHILE NEW YORK STATE NUMBERS ECLIPSED 66,000 WITH OVER 1200 DEATHS.

 

A NEW POLL SHOWS NEW YORKERS ARE GIVING GOVERNOR CUOMO HIGH MARKS FOR HOW HE’S DEALING WITH THE PANDEMIC.

 

LAWMAKERS IN ALBANY ARE DOWN TO THE FINAL HOURS FOR PASSING A STATE BUDGET BY TOMORROW’S DEADLINE.

 

TRAFFIC ON THE NEW YORK STATE THRUWAY WAS DOWN MORE THAN 30% IN MARCH DUE TO THE VIRUS OUTBREAK.

 

ONE ACCIDENT REPORTED EARLY YESTERDAY ON SOUTH TRANSIT IN THE TOWN OF LOCKPORT.

 

THE LAST COAL-FIRED POWER PLANT IN NEW YORK STATE CLOSES TODAY ON LAKE ONTARIO IN SOMERSET.

 

POLICE IN ROCHESTER ARE LOOKING FOR THE GUNMAN IS THE CITY’S LATEST SHOOTING MONDAY.

 

AND, GAS PRICES IN WESTERN NEW YORK CONTINUE TO TUMBLE AS HIGHWAY TRAFFIC DECLINES.


Hometown Headlines 03/30/20

CORONAVIRUS CASES IN NIAGARA COUNTY INCREASED TO 38 OVER THE WEEKEND WHILE ERIE COUNTY’S TOTAL IS NOW 414.

 

NEW YORK STATE CASES NOW NUMBER MORE THAN 59,000 AND THE STATEWIDE DEATH TOLL IS OVER 1000.

 

THE GOVERNOR SAYS KIDS WON’T BE BACK IN CLASS UNTIL APRIL 15TH AND NON-ESSENTIALS NEED TO STAY HOME, TOO.

 

LAWMAKERS IN ALBANY ARE SCRAMBLING TO HAMMER OUT A STATE BUDGET BY THIS WEDNESDAY’S DEADLINE.

 

FOUR VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANIES BATTLED A BLAZE ON RIVER ROAD IN WHEATFIELD SUNDAY MORNING.

 

TWO ACCIDENTS IN THE TOWN OF LOCKPORT THIS WEEKEND SENT ONE MAN TO E-C-M-C BY MERCY FLIGHT.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS MAN ARRESTED BY STATE POLICE LAST WEEK HAD NINE HOMEMADE BOMBS SET TO EXPLODE.

 

THE S-P-C-A OF NIAGARA IS LOOKING INTO AN ANIMAL CRUELTY CASE IN NEWFANE.

 

AND, TWO TOP-TIER FEMALE EXECUTIVES IN BUFFALO ARE OUT OF WORK AFTER BASHING THE PRESIDENT ON FACEBOOK.


Hometown Headlines 03/27/20

CORONAVIRUS CASES IN NIAGARA COUNTY HAVE INCREASED TO 19 WHILE ERIE COUNTY’S TOTAL IS NOW 221.

 

260 IS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES CONFIRMED IN ALL OF W-N-Y WHILE COVID-19 DEATHS HAVE REACHED SIX.

 

NEW YORK STATE CASES NOW NUMBER OVER 37,000 AND THE STATEWIDE DEATH TOLL IS 385.

 

THE GOVERNOR IS PREDICTING THE PANDEMIC WILL OVERWHELM THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM AND DAMAGE STATE FINANCES.

 

FIRST PATIENTS HAVE BEEN ADMITTED TO THE COVID-19 TREATMENT FACILITY AT ST JOSEPH’S IN CHEEKTOWAGA.

 

THREE VIRUS CASES HAVE BEEN REPORTED ON SUNY’S BUFFALO STATE CAMPUS.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS NEIGHBORHOOD WAS EVACUATED BY THE STATE POLICE BOMB SQUAD WEDNESDAY.

 

BUFFALO P.D. IS LOOKING FOR THE KILLER IN YESTERDAY’S FATAL SHOOTING ON GARNER AVENUE.

 

AND, FIRST RESPONDERS WERE CALLED OUT TO FOUR ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY THURSDAY.


Hometown Headlines 03/26/20

CORONAVIRUS CASES IN NIAGARA COUNTY INCREASED TO 14 WHILE ERIE COUNTY’S TOTAL IS NOW 146.

 

A SECOND COVID-19 DEATH HAS BEEN CONFIRMED IN ERIE COUNTY WITH THE DEATH OF A MAN IN HIS 70’S.

 

NEW YORK STATE’S CONFIRMED CASES NUMBER OVER 30,000 AND THE GOVERNOR SAYS 80% SHOULD “SELF-RESOLVE.”

 

A SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER WITH THE BUFFALO P.D. IS THE FOURTH QUEEN CITY COP TO TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19.

 

BUFFALO-BASED HOSPITALITY GIANT DELAWARE NORTH WILL LAY OFF TWO-THIRDS OF ITS 3100 FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES.

 

TESLA C-E-O ELON MUSK SAYS THE COMPANY’S BUFFALO PLANT WILL RE-OPEN SOON TO MAKE VENTILATORS.

 

TERRY AND KIM PEGULA HAVE PLEDGED MORE THAN $1M TO VIRUS RELIEF FROM THE BILLS’ AND SABRES’ FOUNDATIONS.

 

IN REGIONAL NEWS, TWO CRIME STORIES FROM THE SOUTHERN TIER TO REPORT ON TODAY.

 

AND, FIRST RESPONDERS WERE CALLED OUT TO ONE ACCIDENT IN NIAGARA COUNTY WEDNESDAY.


Hometown Headlines 03/25/20

CORONAVIRUS CASES IN NIAGARA COUNTY REMAIN AT 12 WHILE ERIE COUNTY’S HAVE INCREASED TO 114.

 

THE FIRST COVID-19 DEATH HAS BEEN CONFIRMED IN ERIE COUNTY WHILE A THIRD HAS BEEN REVEALED IN MONROE CTY.

 

NEW YORK STATE’S CONFIRMED CASES NUMBER OVER 25,000 AS CUOMO SAYS “THE WORST IS YET TO COME.”

 

BEGINNING TODAY, NIAGARA COUNTY WILL PROVIDE DAILY COVID-19 UPDATES AT 2 P.M. ON L-C-T-V.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE CALLED TO A PAIR OF ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY TUESDAY.

 

A WYOMING COUNTY MAN IS FACING CHARGES AFTER HE INJURED TWO DEPUTIES DURING A DOMESTIC DISPUTE.

 

DEMOCRAT NATE MCMURRAY SAYS THE APRIL SPECIAL ELECTION FOR THE “NY-27” DISTRICT SEAT SHOULD BE RESCHEDULED.

 

AS THE FLU SEASON WINDS DOWN, THE SPREAD OF THAT VIRUS HAS SLOWED CONSIDERABLY IN NEW YORK STATE.

 

AND, NIAGARA COUNTY KIDS ARE BEING INVITED TO VISIT THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE “YOU-TUBE” PAGE.


Hometown Headlines 03/24/20

12 CASES OF CORONAVIRUS HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED IN NIAGARA COUNTY AND 96 IN ERIE COUNTY.

 

NEW YORK STATE’S CONFIRMED CASES NUMBER OVER 20,000 AS CUOMO CALLS FOR HOSPITALS TO INCREASE BED CAPACITY.

 

THE FIRST COVID-19 DEATH HAS BEEN CONFIRMED IN WYOMING COUNTY WHILE A SECOND HAS BEEN REVEALED IN MONROE CTY.

 

IN COURT NEWS, A BUFFALO MAN WAS CONVICTED FRIDAY OF 11 FELONIES IN A GRIM DOMESTIC ABUSE CASE.

 

TO IMPROVE “SOCIAL DISTANCING,” PRE-TRIAL INMATES IN ERIE COUNTY CAN GET BAIL IF THE D-A APPROVES.

 

THE 2020 BUFFALO MARATHON HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.

 

ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPORTS SCENE, U.S. ATHLETES AND OLYMPIC OFFICIALS ARE CALLING FOR POSTPONEMENT.

 

GAS PRICES CONTINUE TO TUMBLE AT PUMPS ACROSS WESTERN NEW YORK AND THE U.S.

 

WITH MUCH LIGHTER TRAFFIC ON AREA HIGHWAYS, THERE WERE NO ACCIDENTS REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY MONDAY.


Hometown Headlines 03/23/20

NINE CASES OF COVID-19 HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED IN NIAGARA COUNTY AND 60 IN ERIE COUNTY.

 

NEW YORK STATE’S CONFIRMED CASES NUMBER OVER 15,000 AS NYC IS NOW THE EPICENTER OF THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC.

 

THE GOVERNOR’S “NEW YORK ON PAUSE” EXECUTIVE ORDER IS NOW IN EFFECT STATEWIDE.

 

THE C-E-O OF CATHOLIC HEALTH SAYS PLANS ARE IN THE WORKS TO PURCHASE A NEW TEST FOR THE CORONAVIRUS.

 

DISGRACED HOLLYWOOD PRODUCER HARVEY WEINSTEEN HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS AT WENDE CORRECTIONAL.

 

DIOCESAN PRIEST - REV PETER KARALUS – HAS BEEN PLACED ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE BY THE BISHOP.

 

FIRED L-P-D COP MARK WALLACE HAS EMERGED AS THE TARGET OF COMPLAINTS FROM FELLOW OFFICERS.

 

THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND A FIRE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

AND, TWO PEOPLE IN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY ESCAPED A FIRE IN THEIR HOME SATURDAY AFTERNOON.


Hometown Headlines 03/20/20

FIVE NEW CASES OF COVID-19 HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED IN NIAGARA AND ERIE COUNTIES.

 

NEW YORK STATE’S CONFIRMED CASES NOW NUMBER OVER 4000 ALONG WITH A RISING DEATH TOLL.

 

THE NATIONAL TOTALS OF CONFIRMED VIRUS CASES HAVE DOUBLED SINCE TUESDAY – NOW TOPPING 13,000.

 

EMPLOYERS IN NEW YORK ARE NOW BEING REQUIRED TO REDUCE THEIR IN-PERSON WORKFORCE BY 75 PERCENT.

 

ST JOSEPH’S HOSPITAL IN CHEEKTOWAGA WILL BE THE FIRST IN THE STATE DEDICATED TO CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS.

 

NYSEG AND NATIONAL GRID FIELD FORCES ARE ON STANDY-BY WITH A HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT TODAY.

 

TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY THURSDAY IN LOCKPORT AND N.T.

 

BUFFALO POLICE HAVE MADE AN ARREST IN A 42-YEAR-OLD “COLD CASE.”

 

AND, THE DIOCESE OF BUFFALO HAS ANNOUNCED THEY WILL LAY OFF 21 EMPLOYEES IN EARLY APRIL.


3 New Coronavirus Cases Confirmed In Niagara County; Total Now 4

Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel Stapleton says three new cases of coronavirus are being confirmed in the county. All three are located in the western portion of the county; no other details are being released.  This brings the total number of confirmed cases to four.


Hometown Headlines 03/19/20

NIAGARA AND ERIE COUNTIES ARE RAPIDLY RUNNING OUT OF SUPPLIES NEEDED TO TEST FOR CORONAVIRUS.

 

27 RESIDENTS OF ERIE COUNTY ARE INFECTED WITH COVID-19 WHILE ONLY 1 CASE IS ISOLATED SO FAR IN NIAGARA COUNTY.

 

NEW YORK STATE’S CONFIRMED CASES NOW NUMBER OVER 2000 AS MORE CLOSINGS ARE ORDERED BY THE GOVERNOR.

 

EMPLOYERS IN NEW YORK ARE BEING REQUIRED TO REDUCE THEIR IN-PERSON WORKFORCE BY 50 PERCENT.

 

G-M AND FORD PLANT CLOSINGS WILL IDLE ABOUT 4000 AUTO WORKERS IN WESTERN NEW YORK.

 

STATE LEGISLATION IS BEING ENACTED TO ASSIST WORKERS AFFECTED BY THE CORONAVIRUS.

 

TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS WEDNESDAY.

 

ON THE RETAIL SCENE, THE TONY WALKER COMPANY HAS CLOSED LOCAL STORES AS THEY MOVE EXCLUSIVELY TO ON-LINE SALES.

 

AND, EASTERN NIAGARA HOSPITAL IS HOSTING AN IMPORTANT BLOOD DRIVE TODAY FROM 10 TO 4.


Gov. Cuomo Enacts Mandatory 50% Workforce Reduction Order

Governor Cuomo is ordering a new statewide requirement for businesses.  In a statement Wednesday, Cuomo said that "no business can have more than 50 percent of their workforce report to work outside of their home."  The requirement does not apply to "essential" businesses such as food, food delivery, pharmacies, health care, and shipping supplies nor does it apply to the media.  The requirement was made via executive order and is mandatory.  The announcement comes after the number of reported cases statewide has jumped to nearly 2400, which is the highest reported total in the U.S.  


U.S., Canadian Border Restricting Non-Essential Travel

In response to the spread of the coronavirus, the Trump administration along with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are announcing restrictions on non-essential travel between the U.S. and Canada.  Full details are still forthcoming, but the closure means that tourists and shoppers will no longer be able to cross the border.  U.S. and Canadian officials are working to allow truck traffic to continue so that shipments of goods and supplies will not be impacted.  The ban is expected to take effect today.


Hometown Headlines 3/18/19

THE CORONAVIRUS HAS NOW BEEN CONFIRMED IN NIAGARA, GENESEE AND WYOMING COUNTIES.

 

20 RESIDENTS OF ERIE COUNTY ARE INFECTED WITH COVID-19 AS HEALTH EXPERTS SCRAMBLE FOR MORE HOSPITAL BEDS.

 

NEW YORK STATE’S CONFIRMED CASES NOW NUMBER OVER 1300 AS THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC CONTINUES TO SURGE.

 

HERE IN LOCKPORT, CITY HALL IS SHUT DOWN AND TONIGHT’S COMMON COUNCIL MEETING IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.

 

THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY ROADWAYS TUESDAY.

 

IN BUFFALO, POLICE ARE LOOKING INTO AN EAST SIDE SHOOTING THAT SENT A MAN TO E-C-M-C.

 

A GRAND ISLAND MAN IS FACING TWO FELONY CHARGES FOR ALLEGEDLY BEATING A DOG TO DEATH LAST WEEK.

 

AND, IN SPORTS, TOM BRADY IS LEAVING THE PATRIOTS WHILE THE BILLS ARE “WHEELING AND DEALING.”


Four Additional Coronavirus Cases Confirmed in Erie County

Details are coming out about four new coronavirus cases over in Erie County.  County Executive Mark Poloncarz says they include two people from Amherst and two from the City of Buffalo.  One of the four is a 50 year old female who has reportedly been hospitalized.  This marks the first case of hospitalization from the virus locally.  Statewide, Governor Cuomo says there are just under 1400 cases of coronavirus reported with 12 deaths. 


Niagara County DMV Suspends Service For 2 Weeks

The Niagara County Clerks office is announcing that DMV locations in Lockport, North Tonawanda and Niagara Falls are closed for a minimum of two weeks.  The Veteran’s Service Agency, Pistol Permit Office and Historian’s Office are also closed until further notice.

 

More information is available here


Hometown Headlines 03/17/20

TODAY WILL BE A ST PATRICK’S DAY TO REMEMBER AS RESTAURANTS AND TAVERNS SHUT DOWN OVER COVID-19.

 

NEW YORK STATE’S CONFIRMED CASES NOW NUMBER OVER 950 AS THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC CONTINUES TO SPREAD.

 

HEALTH OFFICIALS IN ERIE COUNTY STRUGGLE TO TRACK DOWN THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO MAY HAVE BEEN INFECTED.

 

NEW RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED AT FALLS MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER AND THE NIAGARA AIR BASE.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WERE ON THE SCENE OF EIGHT TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS MONDAY.

 

IN ROCHESTER, A POLICEMAN WAS INJURED AND TWO PEOPLE SHOT IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS SUNDAY NIGHT.

 

THE STATE LEGISLATURE HAS SHUT DOWN TEMPORARILY, BUT SHOULD RECONVENE IN ALBANY TOMORROW.

 

AT LEAST GAS PRICES ARE GOING DOWN FOR MOTORISTS ACROSS WESTERN NEW YORK.

 

AND, THE BILLS LOSE SHAQ LAWSON TO MIAMI, BUT SIGN STEFON DIGGS FROM MINNESOTA.


Hometown Headlines 03/16/20

THE CORONAVIRUS CAME TO ERIE COUNTY OVER THE WEEKEND WITH THREE CONFIRMED CASES REPORTED.

 

STATES OF EMERGENCY HAVE BEEN DECLARED IN NIAGARA AND ERIE COUNTIES ALONG WITH THE CITY OF BUFFALO.

 

IN NEW YORK STATE, CONFIRMED CASES NOW NUMBER OVER 700 AND THREE PEOPLE HAVE DIED FROM THE VIRUS DOWNSTATE.

 

THE DIOCESE OF BUFFALO HAS SUSPENDED ALL MASSES FOR WESTERN NEW YORK CATHOLICS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

OFFICIALS ARE LOOKING INTO EQUIPPING COLLEGE DORMS AND MILITARY BASES INTO TEMPORARY MEDICAL CENTERS.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN THE FALLS WERE CALLED TO A POSSIBLE RESCUE AT PROSPECT POINT SUNDAY MORNING.

 

FOUR VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANIES WERE ON SITE AT A HOUSE FIRE ON CARMEN ROAD IN HARTLAND SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

 

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

 

AND, AREA POLITICIANS AT THE STATE AND FEDERAL LEVEL ARE HEADING BACK TO ALBANY AND WASHINGTON TODAY.


Hometown Headlines 03/13/20

THE NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CASES OF CORONAVIRUS IN NEW YORK STATE IS NOW AT 328 AND GROWING.

 

IN ERIE COUNTY, TWO RESIDENTS ARE UNDER MANDATORY QUARANTINE AS THEY ARE BEING TESTED FOR THE VIRUS.

 

THE ROCHESTER MAN WHO BECAME THE FIRST PERSON IN W-N-Y TO TEST POSITIVE FOR “COVID-19” REMAINS IN ISOLATION.

 

TWO ST PATRICKS PARADES IN BUFFALO AND ONE IN ROCHESTER HAVE BEEN CALLED OFF THIS WEEKEND.

 

RAPPER “KODAK BLACK” TOOK A PLEA DEAL TO A WEAPONS CHARGE IN STATE SUPREME COURT YESTERDAY.

 

THE MURDER TRIAL OF JOSEPH BELSTADT CONTINUES IN COUNTY COURT IN LOCKPORT TODAY.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN THE FALLS WERE ON SITE AT THE COUNTY’S ONLY REPORTED TRAFFIC ACCIDENT YESTERDAY.

 

IN ROCHESTER, POLICE HAVE RELEASED THE NAME OF THE CITY’S MOST RECENT HOMICIDE VICTIM.

 

AND, PROFESSIONAL AND COLLEGIATE SPORTS HAVE SHUT DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTRY DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.


Hometown Headlines 03/12/20

THE FIRST CASE OF CORONAVIRUS IN WESTERN NEW YORK HAS BEEN REPORTED IN MONROE COUNTYS.

 

THE NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS CASES IN NEW YORK STATE IS NOW AT 216 AND GROWING.

 

STUDENTS AT SUNY SCHOOLS ACROSS NEW YORK WILL SOON BE TAKING CLASSES ON-LINE AT HOME.

 

JOSEPH BELSTADT FACES A JURY TODAY AS THE ACCUSED KILLER OF AN N.T. SCHOOL GIRL IN 1993.

 

A WHEATFIELD MAN ON PROBATION FOR A FATAL HIT-AND-RUN IS IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW AGAIN.

 

MEN FROM LEWISTON AND NIAGARA FALLS ARE INVOLVED IN CASES BEING DEALT WITH BY THE U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE.

 

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

 

19 OVERDOSES HAVE BEEN REPORTED IN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SINCE THE FIRST OF MARCH.

 

AND, THE N-H-L WILL DECIDE TODAY IF TONIGHT’S HOCKEY GAMES WILL GO ON -INCLUDING THE SABRES AND CANADIENS.


Hometown Headlines 03/11/20

A JUVENILE SUSPECT IS BEING INVESTIGATED BY LPD AFTER MONDAY’S BOMB THREAT AT LOCKPORT HIGH SCHOOL.

 

FOUR ARRESTS ON AREA POLICE REPORTS, INCLUDING ONE FOR DRUNK DRIVING.

 

THE LOCKPORT COMMON COUNCIL HAS A DECISION TO MAKE ON STAFFING LEVELS AT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.

 

AN ELDERLY NIAGARA FALLS MAN HAS DIED SEVEN DAYS AFTER HE WAS STRUCK BY A CAR ON MILITARY ROAD.

 

THE NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS CASES IN NEW YORK STATE IS NOW AT 173 AND GROWING DAILY.

 

THE VIRUS HAS ALTERED HOURS AT AREA HOSPITALS, CAUSED BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS TO BE POSTPONED – AND MORE.

 

IN ROCHESTER, A FIREFIGHTER WAS INJURED BATTLING A BLAZE ON CLIFFORD AVENUE LAST NIGHT.

 

NORTH PARK JUNIOR HIGH TURNS 80 TODAY AND THERE’S A BIRTHDAY PARTY AT THE SCHOOL THIS EVENING.

 

AND, THE SABRES GO FOR TWO-IN-A-ROW TOM’R NIGHT AFTER STUNNING WASHINGTON IN A SO MONDAY.


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