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Hometown Headlines 12/12/19

THE STATE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS TAKING GOVERNOR CUOMO TO COURT OVER HIS INACTION ON THE “NY-27” ELECTION.

 

THE “SEE SOMETHING – SAY SOMETHING” SIGNS IN NIAGARA COUNTY D-M-V OFFICES ARE DOWN … FOR NOW.

 

FIVE ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS WEDNESDAY.

 

THE MAN WHO RAN DOWN A WOMAN WITH HIS TRUCK IN WHEATFIELD BACK IN MAY IS OUT OF JAIL.

 

NIAGARA FALLS POLICE BELIEVE FOUR RECENT VEHICLE FIRES MAY BE THE WORK OF AN ARSONIST.

 

THERE’S NEW INFORMATION IN THE TONAWANDA MANSLAUGHTER CASE OF JOSE RUIZ JUNIOR.

 

SCHOOL BOARD OFFICIALS IN ROCHESTER ARE TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT NEARLY 200 PROJECTED LAYOFFS.

 

STATE SENATOR JOE ROBACH IS RETIRING OUT OF FRUSTRATION WITH DOWNSTATE DEMOCRATS BLOCKING UPSTATE LEGISLATION

 

AND, THE SABRES HOST NASHVILLE FOR “80’S NIGHT” AT KEYBANK CENTER TONIGHT.

 


Hometown Headlines 12/11/19

THE NIAGARA COUNTY LEGISLATURE LAST NIGHT HIRED CONVICTED FELON KEVIN SCHULER AS THE COUNTY’S P-I-O.

 

A TONAWANDA MAN IS CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER IN CONNECTION WITH HIS WIFE’S DEATH MONDAY.

 

A DOZEN ARRESTS ON REGIONAL POLICE REPORTS AND ONE ACCIDENT IN THE COUNTY TUESDAY.

 

NIAGARA FALLS FIREFIGHTERS EXTINGUISHED A GARAGE FIRE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.

 

IN BUFFALO, MAYOR BROWN IS DISPELING RUMORS OF A COVER-UP IN A FATAL SOUTH BUFFALO ACCIDENT.

 

SCHOOL OFFICIALS IN BUFFALO HAVE CANCELLED AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES TODAY DUE TO INCOMING WEATHER.

 

AN ALBANY JUDGE HAS RULED IN FAVOR OF NEW YORK’S SCHOOL VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS.

 

A NEW REPORT HAS SOME ENCOURAGING SIGNS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST THE OPIOID CRISIS.

 

AND, THE SABRES STUNNED THE STANLEY CUP CHAMPION ST LOUIS BLUES 5-2 IN BUFFALO LAST NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 12/10/19

FIREFIGHTERS BATTLED TWO BLAZES IN LOCKPORT AND ONE IN MIDDLEPORT EARLY SUNDAY.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS MAN IS RECOVERING FROM GUNSHOT WOUNDS AFTER HE WAS SHOT NEAR GLUCK PARK SUNDAY NIGHT.

 

FORMER CONGRESSMAN CHRIS COLLINS HAS REACHED A SETTLEMENT WITH THE SECURITIES & EXCHAGE COMMISSION.

 

THE TRIAL OF TRAVIS GREEN HAS BEEN DELAYED WHILE HE UNDERGOES A MENTAL COMPETENCY EXAM.

 

THERE’S NEW INFORMATION ON THE ARREST OF U-B RUNNING BACK DYLAN McDUFFIE.

 

CRIME STOPPERS BUFFALO IS OFFERING A REWARD IN A NEARLY YEAR-OLD HOMICIDE CASE.

 

THE SYRACUSE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS REACHING OUT TO ROCHESTER TEACHERS WHO ARE FACING LAYOFFS.

 

A PUBLIC MEETING ON NEW PROJECTS FOR THE DOWNTOWN AREA OF NIAGARA FALLS WILL BE HELD TONIGHT.

 

AND, THE SABRES WELCOME RYAN O’REILLY AND THE STANLEY CUP CHAMPION ST LOUIS BLUES TO BUFFALO TONIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 12/09/19

A BUFFALO WOMAN IS CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER AND DWI AFTER RUNNING A MAN DOWN ON MILITARY ROAD SATURDAY.

 

FOUR PEOPLE WERE HOSPITALIZED AFTER AN EARLY MORNING BLAZE SUNDAY ON WILLOW AVENUE IN THE FALLS.

 

U-B RUNNING BACK DYLAN McDUFFIE WAS ARRESTED SATURDAY NIGHT ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGES.

 

TEN ARRESTS ON REGIONAL POLICE REPORTS – FIVE OF THEM FOR D-W-I.

 

JURY SELECTION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN TODAY IN THE TRIAL OF TRAVIS GREEN, CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE COUNTS.

 

IN ROCHESTER, STUDENTS ARE PLANNING A “WALKOUT” TODAY IN SUPPORT OF TEACHERS WHO WERE LAID OFF FRIDAY.

 

A WEBSTER STUDENT IS UNDER ARREST AFTER POLICE SAY HE MADE A THREAT ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

 

LOCKPORT’S HISTORIC GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH WILL SHUT IT’S DOORS FOR GOOD IN FEBRUARY.

 

AND, ON SUNDAY, THE BILLS CAME UP SHORT AGAINST BALTIMORE WHILE THE SABRES EARNED A WIN IN EDMONTON.


Hometown Headlines 12/06/19

COUNTY CLERKS ACROSS NEW YORK ARE UNITING IN THEIR FIGHT AGAINST THE CONTROVERSIAL GREEN LIGHT LAW.

 

AN ORLEANS COUNTY MAN IS IN JAIL ON SIX CHARGES AFTER A 10-HOUR STANDOFF WITH POLICE WEDNESDAY.

 

OLIVER KIMMONS OF LOCKPORT WAS SENTENCED THURSDAY TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON ON SEX TRAFICKING CHARGES.

 

ERIE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE TRYING TO TRACK DOWN A DRIVER INVOLVED IN A CLARENCE HIT-AND-RUN.

 

A WEST SENECA TEENAGER IS FACING HATE CRIME CHARGES AFTER HE WAS ACCUSED OF SPRAY PAINTING RACIST GRAFFITI.

 

BUFFALO’S NEW DIOCESAN ADMINISTRATOR SAID YESTERDAY HE WILL BE IN W-N-Y ON MONDAYS.

 

IN ROCHESTER, CITY TEACHERS MAY START GETTING LAYOFF NOTICES AS EARLY AS TODAY.

 

THE FLU IS CONTINUING TO SPREAD IN NEW YORK AND IS NOW “PREVALENT” ACCORDING TO HEALTH EXPERTS.

 

AND, THE SABRES RALLIED LATE, BUT CAME UP SHORT IN A 4-3 LOSS AT CALGARY LAST NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 12/05/19

ALBANY BISHOP SCHARFENBERGER WAS INTRODUCED TO THE BUFFALO COMMUNITY AFTER BISHOP MALONE RESIGNED WED.

 

FIRE INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING INTO A BLAZE INSIDE FURNAS HALL ON U-B’S NORTH CAMPUS YESTERDAY.

 

ONE ACCIDENT REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY WEDNESDAY ON THE STREETS OF LOCKPORT.

 

A BUFFALO TEEN WILL BE GOING TO PRISON FOR A LONG TIME FOR THE SHOOTING DEATH OF ANOTHER TEEN LAST MARCH.

 

THERE’S A VACCINATION CLINIC IN THE FALLS TODAY AFTER A TACO BELL EMPLOYEE TESTED POSITIVE FOR “HEPATITIS A.”

 

BUFFALO ATTORNEY JOHN SINATRA JR HAS BEEN CONFIRMED AS A JUDGE FOR THE U.S. DISTRICT COURT.

 

A BATAVIA MAN WHO ABDUCTED A 14-YEAR-OLD GIRL IS FACING 20 YEARS IN PRISON.

 

STARPOINT WILL UNVEIL ITS MILITARY WALL OF HONOR TOM’R MEMORIALIZING THREE OF ITS GRADUATES.

 

AND, THE SABRES OPEN A 3-GAME WESTERN CANADA ROAD TRIP IN CALGARY TONIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 12/04/19

THE BUFFALO NEWS REPORTS THAT THE VATICAN IS EXPECTED TO ANNOUNCE THE RESIGNATION OF BISHOP MALONE TODAY.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS WOMAN WAS SENTENCED TO 25 YEARS IN PRISON YESTERDAY FOR HER ROLE IN AN INFANT’S DEATH.

 

THE SPCA OF NIAGARA WILL BE INSPECTED BY TWO NATIONALLY KNOWN CONSULTANTS ON ANIMAL SHELTER OPERATIONS.

 

SIX ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY TUESDAY – THREE IN LOCKPORT, TWO IN N.T. AND ONE IN THE FALLS.

 

IN ROCHESTER, MAJOR JOB CUTS ARE BEING CONSIDERED BY THE FINANCIALLY-STRAPPED SCHOOL DISTRICT.

 

THE GOVERNOR HAS ANNOUNCED THE MERGER OF THE STATE PARKS POLICE WITH THE STATE POLICE.

 

BUFFALO BILLS FANS – WHO AREN’T SEASON TICKET HOLDERS – CAN BEGIN BUYING PLAYOFF TICKETS TOM’R.

 

AFTER ALMOST 20 YEARS, FLUTIE FLAKES, WILL BE BACK ON WEGMAN’S SHELVES STARTING THIS SUNDAY.

 

AND, THE SABRES ARE IN WESTERN CANADA FOR THEIR NEXT THREE GAMES – BEGINNING IN CALGARY TOM’R NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 12/03/19

THE BUFFALO NEWS REPORTS THAT RICHARD MALONE MAY SEEK EARLY RETIREMENT AS BISHOP OF BUFFALO.

 

THE LOCKPORT COMMON COUNCIL MAY NOT HAVE ENOUGH VOTES TO PASS A PAIR OF RATIFIED UNION LABOR CONTRACTS.

 

IN BUFFALO, POLICE ARE TRYING TO SOLVE AN EAST SIDE  HOMICIDE THAT HAPPENED SUNDAY NIGHT.

 

A CASH REWARD IS BEING OFFERED FOR INFORMATION IN A NIAGARA FALLS BURGLARY CASE.

 

FIVE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY ROADWAYS MONDAY.

 

ONE PERSON IS DEAD AND TWO INJURED AFTER A ONE-CAR CRASH IN SUBURBAN ROCHESTER MONDAY.

 

DEMOCRAT MELODIE BAKER HAS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED HER CAMPAIGN FOR THE “NY-27” CONGRESSIONAL SEAT.

 

ERIE COUNTY RESIDENTS CAN EXPECT AN ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY ON THE FUTURE OF REFUGEE RE-SETTLEMENT THERE.

 

AND, THE SABRES CELEBRATED THEIR 50TH BIRTHDAY LAST NIGHT BY BLOWING OUT THE NEW JERSEY DEVILS 7-1.


Hometown Headlines 12/02/19

THE WINTERY WEATHER THAT STARTED SUNDAY WITH FREEZING RAIN TURNED INTO SNOW OVERNIGHT.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON THE SCENE OF TWO FIRES EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

 

IN BUFFALO, THE RED CROSS IS ASSISTING FIVE PEOPLE DISPLACED BY A HOUSE FIRE YESTERDAY.

 

A BIG BLAZE ON JEFFERSON AVENUE IN ROCHESTER SUNDAY LEFT SEVEN PEOPLE HOMELESS.

 

SIX TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON SLICK NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS SUNDAY – TWO OF THEM IN LOCKPORT.

 

THREE COUNTY MEN WERE IN COURT ON A VARIETY OF CHARGES THIS PAST WEEK.

 

A FRIDAY NIGHT POLICE CHASE IN THE FALLS RESULTED IN PROPERTY DAMAGE AND A DRIVER STILL ON THE LOOSE.

 

THE NFL HAS BUMPED THE BILLS-STEELERS GAME INTO PRIME TIME ON DECEMBER 15.

 

AND, THE SABRES ENTERTAIN THE NEW JERSEY DEVILS TONIGHT AT 7 AT KEYBANK CENTER.


Hometown Headlines 11/27/19

THAT WET AND WINDY WEATHER WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT HAS ARRIVED IN WESTERN NEW YORK.

 

BY A 4-TO-3 VOTE, THE LOCKPORT COMMON COUNCIL PASSED A $25M-DOLLAR BUDGET LAST NIGHT.

 

CITY SCHOOL OFFICIALS AND LPD WANT TO KNOW HOW A STUN GUN GOT INTO THE BACKPACK OF AN ANNA MERRITT STUDENT.

 

FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WERE REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS TUESDAY.

 

IN CHEEKTOWAGA, FIRE INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING INTO A BLAZE THAT CLAIMED A MAN’S LIFE TUESDAY.

 

A FIRE IN A GRAND ISLAND CHINESE RESTAURANT CAUSED MORE THAN $200-THOUSAND-DOLLARS IN DAMAGE YESTERDAY.

 

NEW INFORMATION HAS COME TO LIGHT IN THE CASE OF AN ALLEGANY COUNTY TEEN ACCUSED OF MURDERING HIS PARENTS.

 

THREE STUDENTS IN ORLEANS COUNTY WILL GO ON TRIAL FOR PLANNING AN ATTACK ON ALBION MIDDLE SCHOOL.

 

AND, IN SPORTS, THE SABRES HOST CALGARY TONIGHT WHILE THE BILLS PLAY IN DALLAS TOMORROW.


Hometown Headlines 11/26/19

WESTERN NEW YORKERS ARE BRACING FOR A WARM, WET AND WINDY WEDNESDAY HEADING INTO THANKSGIVING.

 

SIX ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY ROADWAYS MONDAY – TWO IN LOCKPORT.

 

CANISIUS CAMPUS POLICE AND BUFFALO P.D. ARE LOOKING INTO A REPORTED ARMED ROBBERY FROM YESTERDAY.

 

AT BUFFALO STATE, MEN’S SOCCER COACH NICHOLAS DEMARSH IS UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR.

 

STATE G-O-P CHAIRMAN NICK LANGWORTHY WANTS LAWMAKERS BACK IN ALBANY TO REVIEW SEVERAL PROPOSED LAWS.

 

NEW YORK HAS A NEW LAW PREVENTING CONSUMER AGENCIES FROM USING SOCIAL MEDIA INFO WHEN CALCULATING CREDIT.

 

THE DOOBIE BROTHERS (WITH MICHAEL McDONALD) CELEBRATE THE BAND’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY AT DARIEN LAKE IN JULY.

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT ACROSS NEW YORK IS STEPPING UP D-W-I AND DISTRACTED DRIVING PATROLS THRU THIS SUNDAY.

 

AND, IN SPORTS, THE LIGHTNING LIT UP THE SABRES 5-2 IN TAMPA LAST NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 11/25/19

ANOTHER FATAL SHOOTING REPORTED ON BUFFALO’S EAST SIDE OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

TWO PEOPLE WERE HOSPITALIZED SUNDAY IN THE FALLS AFTER FIRE RIPPED THROUGH THEIR 90TH STREET HOME.

 

A THUG WITH A KNIFE ATTEMPTED TO ROB DICAMILLO’S BAKERY ON PINE AVENUE IN THE FALLS SUNDAY MORNING.

 

JUST TWO ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS OVER THE WEEKEND – BOTH IN N.T.

 

CAZENOVIA RECOVERY SYSTEMS IS THREATENING A LAWSUIT IF THE CITY AND TOWN DON’T REZONE THE FORMER INFIRMARY.

 

PLANS TO TURN ON 300 DIGITAL CAMERAS IN LOCKPORT CITY SCHOOLS TODAY HAVE BEEN CANCELLED INDEFINIETLY.

 

LAKE ONTARIO OUTFLOWS WILL CONTINUE HIGHER THAN PLANNED THROUGH AT LEAST JUNE OF NEXT YEAR.

 

IN THE SOUTHERN TIER, FUNERAL SERVICES ARE SET FOR A CLARKSVILLE COUPLE ALLEGEDLY MURDERED BY THEIR SON.

 

AND, IN SPORTS, BOTH THE BILLS AND SABRES WON THEIR GAMES ON SUNDAY.


Hometown Headlines 11/22/19

LOCKPORT’S FINANCE DIRECTOR HAS SUBMITTED HIS RESIGNATION CITING “PHILOSOPHICAL DIFFERENCES.”

 

ABSENTEE BALLOTS HAVE CONFIRMED THAT FIRST WARD ALDERMAN JOE OATES WON RE-ELECTION BY 17 VOTES.

 

IN THE SOUTHERN TIER, STATE POLICE HAVE ARRESTED A TEEN AFTER TWO PEOPLE DIED IN A SUSPICIOUS FIRE.

 

BUFFALO P.D. IS INVESTIGATING A SHOOTING THAT CAUSED THREE SCHOOLS TO BE PLACED ON LOCKOUT.

 

A GRAND ISLAND MAN IS GOING TO PRISON FOR FIVE YEARS FOR THREATENING TWO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.

 

FIVE ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY THURSDAY AND ELEVEN ARRESTS ON THE LOCKPORT POLICE REPORT.

 

STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT IS UNITING TO ASK ALBANY TO PUT A HOLD ON CERTAIN CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORMS.

 

THE 3-DAY 39TH KENAN ARTS COUNCIL HOLIDAY GIFT SHOW KICKS OFF THIS EVENING.

 

AND, A STRONG START WASN’T ENOUGH AS THE SABRES LOST TO THE BRUINS 3-2 IN BOSTON LAST NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 11/21/19

THE LOCKPORT COMMON COUNCIL LAST NIGHT TABLED ACTION ON THE NEW BUDGET AND DAVISON ROAD WAIVER.

 

WILLIAM MURABITO IS THE NEW NCCC PRESIDENT AFTER SERVING TWO YEARS IN AN INTERIM CAPACITY.

 

ABSENTEE BALLOTS HAVE CONFIRMED LEGISLATURE VICTORIES FOR DEMOCRATS ANITA MULLANE AND DENNIS VIRTUOSO.

 

THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY ROADWAYS WEDNESDAY.

 

FALLS P.D. AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS WANT TO KNOW HOW AND WHERE A 4-YEAR-OLD GOT A BAGGIE FULL OF POT.

 

THE GOLISANO FOUNDATION IS MAKING A $1.5M-DOLLAR DONATION TO MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER IN THE FALLS.

 

THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY WILL BE INVESTING $60M-DOLLARS IN THE BUFFALO STAMPING PLANT.

 

IN BATAVIA, A MAN WILL BE IN COURT TODAY AFTER HOLDING OFF POLICE IN A DOMESTIC DISPUTE MONDAY.

 

AND, THE SABRES KICK-OFF A THREE-GAME ROAD TRIP AGAINST THE BRUINS IN BOSTON TONIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 11/20/19

CHARGES OF MISMANAGEMENT AT THE S-P-C-A OF NIAGARA ARE UNDER SCRUTINY AFTER A NUMBER OF BOARD RESIGNATIONS.

 

FOUR MEMBERS OF A GRAND ISLAND FAMILY ARE CHARGED IN TWO BANK ROBBERIES FROM THE SUMMER OF 2018.

 

FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WERE REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS TUESDAY.

 

THE COUNTY LEGISLATURE’S BOARD OF ETHICS WILL REVIEW CHAIRMAN KEITH McNALL AT HIS REQUEST.

 

LONG-TIME TONAWANDA ASSEMBLYMAN ROBIN SCHIMMINGER SAYS HE WILL NOT SEEK RE-ELECTION NEXT YEAR.

 

THE ERIE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS FORGOT TO SUBMIT ITS FUNDING REQUEST FOR NEXT YEAR.

 

IN ROCHESTER, A 16-YEAR-OLD STUDENT AT EDISON TECH COLLAPSED AND DIED TUESDAY DURING A GYM CLASS.

 

MORE THAN A DOZEN EMPLOYERS WILL BE PRESENT AT A JOB FAIR IN CLARENCE TONIGHT.

 

AND, THE SLUMPING SABRES GOT MAULED BY MINNESOTA 4-1 ON HOME ICE LAST NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 11/19/19

A RAGING APARTMENT HOUSE FIRE ON ROBINSON ROAD MONDAY DISPLACED 13 PEOPLE AND SENT TWO TO THE HOSPITAL.

 

FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT DAY, BUFFALO P.D. IS LOOKING INTO A WEST SIDE SHOOTING – TWO WERE INJURED.

 

FIVE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY ROADWAYS MONDAY.

 

THE SOMERSET POWER PLANT ON LAKE ONTARIO WILL CLOSE FOR GOOD WITHIN 90 DAYS.

 

IN CATTARAUGUS COUNTY, A SUSPECTED GAS EXPLOSION LEVELED A HOME IN THE TOWN OF ALLEGANY.

 

ROCHESTER POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING GUN VIOLENCE THAT SENT FOUR PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL.

 

A MASSIVE FIRE IN HORNELL SUNDAY DISPLACED 20 PEOPLE AND DESTROYED FOUR HOMES.

 

BUFFALO BISHOP RICHARD MALONE IS REVEALING DETAILS OF HIS MEETING WITH POPE FRANCIS IN ROME LAST WEEK.

 

AND, IN SPORTS, THE SABRES HOST THE MINNESOTA WILD AT KEYBANK CENTER TONIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 11/18/19

TWO PEOPLE WERE FLOWN TO ECMC BY MERCY FLIGHT FROM A SUNDAY CRASH IN ERIE COUNTY’S ZOAR VALLEY.

 

BUFFALO P.D. SAY A MAN IS RECOVERING AFTER A WEST SIDE SHOOTING YESTERDAY.

 

A FRIDAY NIGHT FIRE IN THE FALLS CLAIMED THE LIFE OF 93-YEAR-OLD BERNICE COONAN OF ASHLAND AVENUE.

 

TRAGEDY WAS NARROWLY AVERTED SATURDAY WHEN FOUR TANKER CARS CARRYING BUTANE DERAILED IN NIAGARA FALLS.

 

EIGHT TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY SATURDAY – NONE ON SUNDAY.

 

IN COUNTY COURT FRIDAY, FOUR PEOPLE PLEADED GUILTY TO THEIR INVOLVEMENT IN A SOUTH STREET BRAWL LAST YEAR.

 

THERE HAS BEEN A DELAY IN THE CONTROVERSIAL BEAR RIDGE SOLAR PROJECT IN CAMBRIA AND PENDLETON.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY TAXPAYERS MAY SEE THE LOWEST PROPERTY TAX RATE EVER IN 2020.

 

AND, WITH SUNDAY’S WIN IN MIAMI, THE BILLS ARE OFF TO THEIR BEST START IN 20 YEARS!


Hometown Headlines 11/15/19

FOUR MAJOR PROPERTIES IN DOWNTOWN LOCKPORT HAVE BEEN PUT UP FOR SALE BY SINATRA & COMPANY.

 

BUFFALO BISHOP RICHARD MALONE SAID A REPORT THAT HE WILL RESIGN THIS WEEK IS “ABSOLUTELY FALSE.”

 

A TONAWANDA MAN IS GOING TO STATE PRISON FOR AT LEAST 25 YEARS FOR MURDERING HIS GIRLFRIEND LAST APRIL.

 

AN EDEN MAN BUSTED IN A DRUG RAID IN JUNE PLEADED GUILTY TO METH CHARGES IN COUNTY COURT THIS WEEK.

 

AN ALBION MAN IS FACING D-W-I AND OTHER CHARGES AFTER A ONE-CAR CRASH IN THE TOWN OF ALABAMA.

 

THREE ACCIDENTS REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS.

 

IN ROCHESTER, THE MAYOR SAYS THE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT NEEDS TO DO MORE TO CLOSE A MASSIVE BUDGET GAP.

 

AS TEMPERATURES GO DOWN, FLU CASES ARE GOING UP ACROSS NEW YORK STATE.

 

AND, THE SABRES FAILED TO SNAP A 5-GAME LOSING SKID WHEN THEY LOST TO THE HURRICANES IN OT LAST NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 11/14/19

THE DIOCESE OF BUFFALO DENIES A REPORT FROM A VATICAN REPORTER THAT BISHOP MALONE WILL RESIGN THIS WEEK.

 

REPUBLICAN LEADERS ARE ANGRY WITH THE GOVERNOR FOR NOT SETTING A SPECIAL ELECTION IN THE “NY-27” DISTRICT.

 

LT GOVERNOR KATHY HOCHUL WAS IN NIAGARA AND ORLEANS COUNTIES YESTERDAY ON LAKE ONTARIO FLOODING ISSUES.

 

THREE ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WEDNESDAY – TWO OF THEM ON RIVER ROAD.

 

IN BUFFALO, STREET CREWS CONTINUE TO CLEAR CITY STREETS AFTER THIS WEEK’S SNOW STORM.

 

THE T-B CLINIC AT THE JESSE NASH HEALTH CENTER IN BUFFALO WILL BE CLOSED TODAY AFTER A FIRE LAST NIGHT.

 

IN ROCHESTER, CITY POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING TWO SHOOTINGS FROM YESTERDAY.

 

CHEEKTOWAGA HOSTS A GRAND OPENING FOR ITS SECOND CHICK-FIL-A RESTAURANT TODAY.

 

AND, THE SABRES ARE OUT TO SNAP A 5-GAME SKID WHEN THEY HOST THE HURRICANES TONIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 11/13/19

CENTRAL NIAGARA COUNTY GOT WHACKED WITH JUST UNDER 11 INCHES OF SNOW IN THE VETERAN’S DAY STORM.

 

TWO FEMALE EMPLOYEES AT NCCC HAVE FILED A SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAWSUIT AGAINST THE SCHOOL.

 

A WOMAN SOCCER TRAINER IS FACING FOUR YEARS BEHIND BARS ON CHILD PORN CHARGES.

 

IN BUFFALO, POLICE CONTINUE THEIR INVESTIGATION OF A DOUBLE SHOOTING ON THE EAST SIDE MONDAY.

 

TWO ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS TUESDAY.

 

IN POLITICS, NEW CANDIDATES HAVE ANNOUNCED FOR “NY-27” AND A COUNTY COURT JUDGES SEAT.

 

IN ROCHESTER, THE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS PREPARING TO MAKE MAJOR STAFF REDUCTIONS.

 

THE PIANO MAN – BILLY JOEL - HAS ANNOUNCED A CONCERT STOP AT NEW ERA FIELD FOR AUGUST 15 NEXT YEAR.

 

AND, THE SABRES HOPE TO SNAP A 5-GAME SKID WHEN THEY HOST THE HURRICANES TOM’R NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 11/12/19

WESTERN NEW YORK’S TOTAL SNOWFALL ON MONDAY HAS BROKEN RECORDS, TODAY, RECORD COLD TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED 

 

ONE PERSON WAS SHOT EARLY MONDAY EVENING IN BUFFALO’S EAST SIDE

 

ONE MAN IS HOSPITALIZED, AND ANOTHER IS IN POLICE CUSTODY FOLLOWING A STABBING IN BUFFALO ON SUNDAY

 

A NIAGARA FALLS WOMAN IS IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER BEING ATTACKED BY A NEIGHBOR’S PITBULL ON SUNDAY

 

THREE ACCIDENTS ON COUNTY ROADWAYS TO REPORT FROM MONDAY

 

STARTING NEXT YEAR, TWO NIAGARA FALLS PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL OFFER FREE DINNERS TO ITS STUDENTS 

 

BISHOP RICHARD MALONE WILL BE MEETING WITH POPE FRANCIS AT THE VATICAN THIS WEEK

 

GOVERNOR CUOMO HAS SIGNED OFF ON LEGISLATION TO HELP CURRENT AND RETIRED SERVICE MEMBERS


Hometown Headlines 11/8/19

EASTERN NIAGARA HOSPITAL ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY THAT IT HAS FILED FOR CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY.

 

THE TOWN OF LOCKPORT PLANS TO REJECT A RE-ZONING APPLICATION FOR THE FORMER INFIRMARY ON DAVISON ROAD.

 

PARKS POLICE IN THE FALLS RESCUED A MAN FROM RAGING RAPIDS IN THE NIAGARA RIVER THURSDAY.

 

FIVE ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY THURSDAY – FOUR OF THEM ON NIAGARA FALLS BOULEVARD.

 

IN BUFFALO, MAYOR BROWN EXPRESSED CONCERN OVER THE F-B-I SEARCH OF TWO CITY HALL OFFICES WEDNESDAY.

 

WEGMANS IS THE NUMBER ONE PLACE TO WORK IN ALL OF AMERICA FOR THE FOURTH STRAIGHT YEAR.

 

A ROCHESTER AREA MAN IS GOING TO PRISON FOR 20 YEARS FOR THE MURDER OF A TEENAGE MOTHER AND HER INFANT SON.

 

THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS NOTING THE FIRST SIGNIFICANT SPIKE IN THE NUMBER OF FLU CASES IN NEW YORK.

 

AND, THE SABRES PLAY THE LIGHTNING IN SWEDEN TODAY AND TOM’R WHILE THE BILLS WILL BE IN CLEVELAND SUNDAY.


Hometown Headlines 11/7/19

LONG-TIME LOCKPORT POLICE COMMISSIONER JOHN “TATE” PITRELLO HAS RESIGNED FOR “RECENT HEALTH ISSUES.”

 

NIAGARA COUNTY D-A CAROLINE WOJTASZEK HAS ANNOUNCED PLANS TO RUN FOR COUNTY COURT JUDGE IN 2020.

 

IN BUFFALO, THE F-B-I CONDUCTED A SEARCH OF TWO CITY HALL OFFICES WEDNESDAY.

 

NIAGARA FALLS P.D. IS LOOKING FOR TWO GUNMEN WHO SHOT UP A NORTH END APARTMENT TUESDAY NIGHT.

 

KEITH SPARKS OF THE FALLS WAS INDICTED THIS WEEK FOR THE BRUTAL STABBING DEATH OF HIS EX-GIRLFRIEND.

 

TONAWANDA COPS ARE LOOKING FOR THE SUSPECT WHO KNOCKED OVER A DELAWARE STREET GAS STATION YESTERDAY.

 

SIX ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WEDNESDAY – THREE OF THEM IN LOCKPORT.

 

ROCHESTER P.D. COLLARED A SUSPECT AFTER A FIGHT IN WHICH TWO TEENS WERE STABBED.

 

AND, GREG PAULUS HAS BEEN NAMED THE PERMANENT MEN’S HEAD BASKETBALL COACH AT NIAGARA.


Hometown Headlines 11/6/19

LOCKPORT MAYOR MICHELLE ROMAN WON A FULL TERM IN THE CITY’S TOP JOB DEFEATING DAVID WOHLEBEN TUESDAY.

 

REPUBLICANS RETAINED CONTROL OF THE LOCKPORT COMMON COUNCIL WITH VICTORIES IN 4 OF ITS 5 RACES.

 

IN NIAGARA FALLS, DEMOCRAT ROBERT RESTAINO WAS ELECTED MAYOR AS HE DEFEATED THREE OTHER CANDIDATES.

 

IN ERIE COUNTY, MARK POLONCARZ WON A THIRD TERM AS COUNTY EXECUTIVE, DEFEATING LYNNE DIXON.

 

THE NIAGARA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS MOURNING THE LOSS OF THE DEPARTMENT’S BLOODHOUND, “J.J.”

 

FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS TUESDAY.

 

A FALLS MAN IS FACING D-W-I CHARGES AFTER TROOPERS FOUND HIM ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL ON THE THRUWAY.

 

CRIME STOPPERS BUFFALO IS OFFERING ANOTHER $7500 REWARD FOR INFORMATION IN A SEPTEMBER HOMICIDE.

 

AND, BUFFALO P.D. IS INVESTIGATING A PAIR OF ARMED ROBBERIES OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS.


Hometown Headlines 11/5/19

THE LOCKPORT MAYOR’S ELECTION HEADLINES LOCAL RACES ON THIS ELECTION DAY.

 

FLAGS ACROSS NEW YORK WILL BE AT HALF-STAFF TODAY IN HONOR OF FORMER GETZVILLE FIRE CHIEF IRVING ISENBERG.

 

AMHERST POLICE CONTINUE THEIR INVESTIGATION INTO THE “SUSPICIOUS” DEATH OF A FUNERAL DIRECTOR.

 

JUST ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY ROADWAYS MONDAY.

 

CRIME STOPPERS BUFFALO IS OFFERING A $7500 REWARD FOR INFORMATION IN A QUEEN CITY HOMICIDE.

 

THE CLEAN-UP EFFORT AT HAMBURG’S HOOVER BEACH HAS A WAY TO GO AFTER LAST WEEK’S “HALLOWEEN STORM.”

 

IN ROCHESTER, THERE IS NEW INFORMATION IN THE WEEKEND DEATH OF POLICE OFFICER MANNY ORTIZ.

 

WESTERN NEW YORK GAS PRICES INCHED DOWNWARD A BIT OVER THE PAST WEEK.

 

AND, BOTH THE BILLS AND SABRES HIT THE ROAD FOR GAMES THIS WEEKEND.


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