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Hometown Headlines 04/09/21

FORMER NIAGARA COUNTY LEGISLATURE CHAIRMAN WILLIAM KEITH McNALL DIED WEDNESDAY AT AGE 74.

 

THE FAMILY OF LOCAL MAN TRENTON SINK IS OFFERING $1500 FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO AN ARREST IN HIS MURDER.

 

IN CATTARAUGUS COUNTY – THE F-A-A HAS RELEASED NEW INFORMATION IN WEDNESDAY’S DEADLY PLANE CRASH.

 

FIVE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY THURSDAY – TWO OF THEM IN LOCKPORT.

 

NO VIRUS DEATHS IN NIAGARA COUNTY FOR A THIRD STRAIGHT DAY - BUT 137 NEW COVID INFECTIONS WERE NOTED THURSDAY.

 

AFTER MANY MONTHS - AMUSEMENT PARKS IN NEW YORK STATE CAN RE-OPEN TODAY AT ONE-THIRD CAPACITY.

 

POLICE IN ROCHESTER AND SUBURBAN GATES ARE LOOKING INTO A PAIR OF HOMICIDES THAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK.

 

THREE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR HAVE COME FORWARD TO CHALLENGE ANDREW CUOMO IN 2022.

 

AND THE SABRES BID FOR THREE-WINS-A-ROW WAS CRUSHED LAST NIGHT WHEN THEY LOST TO THE DEVILS 6-3.


Hometown Headlines 04/08/21

ONE PERSON WAS KILLED AND ANOTHER INJURED FOLLOWING A SMALL PLANE CRASH IN CATTARAUGUS COUNTY YESTERDAY.

 

NIAGARA FALLS COPS ARE TRYING TO TRACK DOWN THE MASKED ROBBER WHO HELD UP A BOULEVARD BANK YESTERDAY.

 

IN AREA POLICE REPORTS – TWO MEN - ONE FROM THE FALLS AND ONE FROM MEDINA - ARE FACING SERIOUS CHARGES.

 

THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND SEVERAL FIRES TO REPORT IN NIAGARA COUNTY WEDNESDAY.

 

NO VIRUS DEATHS BUT 120 NEW COVID INFECTIONS AND 724 ACTIVE CASES REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY WEDNESDAY.

 

THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO IS UNDER ITS THIRD STAY-AT-HOME ORDER OF THE PANDEMIC WITH NO BORDER OPENING SOON.

 

THREE MORE 97 ROCK STAFFERS WILL FOLLOW MORNING MAN ROB LEDERMAN OUT THE DOOR AFTER THEY WERE FIRED YESTERDAY.

 

LOW–FARE FLIGHTS FROM BUFFALO TO MYRTLE BEACH ARE BACK THIS SUMMER THANKS TO FRONTIER AIRLINES.

 

AND THE SABRES GO FOR THREE-WINS-A-ROW WHEN THEY HOST THE NEW JERSEY DEVILS TONIGHT AT 7.


Hometown Headlines 04/07/21

IT’S A WEEK LATE – BUT ALBANY LAWMAKERS AND GOVERNOR CUOMO HAVE FINALLY DELIVERED A STATE BUDGET.

 

NO VIRUS DEATHS BUT 75 NEW COVID INFECTIONS AND 698 TOTAL ACTIVE CASES REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY TUESDAY.

 

NEW YORK STATE’S SUNY SYSTEM IS OFFERING ALL STUDENTS A VACCINATION BEFORE THEY BREAK FOR SUMMER VACATION.

 

FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND SEVERAL FIRES TO REPORT IN NIAGARA COUNTY YESTERDAY.

 

VILLAGE POLICE OPERATIONS IN BARKER ARE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED AFTER AN OFFICER WAS TERMINATED.

 

IN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY – A 21-YEAR-OLD MAYVILLE MAN WAS KILLED IN A ONE-CAR CRASH ON I-86 TUESDAY.

 

AS NIAGARA COUNTY D-M-V OFFICES BRING BACK “WALK-IN” TRAFFIC NEXT WEEK – NEARBY ERIE COUNTY WON’T!

 

A BUFFALO–BORN STATE TROOPER WHO DIED IN MARCH FROM INJURIES SUFFERED 3 YEARS AGO WILL BE BURIED TODAY.

 

AND THE SABRES DRILLED THE DEVILS 5-3 IN NEW JERSEY LAST NIGHT FOR THEIR SECOND STRAIGHT WIN.


Hometown Headlines 04/06/21

WESTERN NEW YORK IS NOW LEADING THE STATE IN COVID-19 INFECTIONS AT 4.7%.

 

3 VIRUS DEATHS AND 345 NEW COVID CASES WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY OVER THE 4-DAY EASTER WEEKEND.

 

A COURT ORDER HAS BEEN ISSUED BLOCKING THE CITY OF LOCKPORT FROM DISCIPLINING FOUR L-P-D OFFICERS.

 

IN NIAGARA FALLS - CITY COPS RAIDED A HOMEMADE WEAPONS FACTORY YESTERDAY AND ARRESTED ONE MAN.

 

27-YEAR-OLD THOMAS HYDE OF LOCKPORT ACCEPTED A PLEA DEAL ON A WEAPONS CHARGE IN SUPREME COURT MONDAY.

 

JUST ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN NIAGARA COUNTY YESTERDAY – IT WAS ON SWEENEY STREET IN N-T.

 

COUNTY D-M-V OFFICES WILL RETURN TO LIMITED “WALK-IN” TRAFFIC BEGINNING NEXT WEEK.

 

IN BUFFALO – CONSTRUCTION BEGINS THIS WEEK ON A MAJOR REMODELING OF THE CITY’S ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT.

 

AND BAYLOR WON “MARCH MADNESS” BY KNOCKING OUT UNBEATEN GONZAGA IN LAST NIGHT’S CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.


Hometown Headlines 04/05/21

ONE MAN IS DEAD AND ANOTHER INJURED AFTER A SATURDAY NIGHT SHOOTING ON SWEENEY STREET IN BUFFALO.

 

A QUEEN CITY WOMAN WAS KILLED WHEN SHE WAS RUN DOWN BY A CAR ON MAIN STREET LATE FRIDAY NIGHT.

 

33-YEAR-OLD NICHOLAS BARTEK HAS BEEN ARRESTED IN THE FOURTH HOMICIDE OF 2021 IN NIAGARA FALLS.

 

BOTH LOCAL AND FEDERAL AGENTS RAIDED A 19TH STREET “TRAP HOUSE” FRIDAY IN A DRUG AND WEAPONS BUST.

 

THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND A NUMBER OF FIRES REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY ON EASTER SUNDAY.

 

IN MONROE COUNTY – DEPUTIES SAY ONE PERSON WAS KILLED IN A WEEKEND CRASH IN CHILI.

 

WESTERN NEW YORK HAS THE SECOND HIGHEST COVID INFECTION RATE IN THE STATE AT JUST OVER 4%.

 

THE STATE BUDGET IS FIVE DAYS LATE AND SO MAY BE STATE EMPLOYEE PAYCHECKS.

 

AND THE SABRES ROLLED THE RANGERS 3-2 IN A SHOOT-OUT AT KEYBANK CENTER SATURDAY NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 04/02/21

COVID CASES IN NIAGARA AND ERIE COUNTIES HAVE BEEN RISING DUE TO “VARIANTS” OF THE VIRUS.

 

83 NEW CASES OF COVID REPORTED IN THE COUNTY YESTERDAY BRING THE TOTAL “CASE COUNT” TO 490.

 

AFTER A BUSY WEEK – FIRST RESPONDERS IN NIAGARA COUNTY GOT A BREAK YESTERDAY WITH NO ACCIDENTS REPORTED.

 

IF THE NEW YORK STATE BUDGET ISN’T PASSED BY MONDAY – STATE EMPLOYEES MAY SEE THEIR NEXT PAYCHECK DELAYED.

 

THE C-D-C IS SENDING $335M TO NEW YORK AND OFFICIALS ARE TRYING TO FIGURE WHAT TO DO WITH IT.

 

EASTER IS CLOSELY FOLLOWED BY “DYNGUS DAY” THIS MONDAY AND PARADES IN BOTH BUFFALO AND NORTH TONAWANDA.

 

LOCKPORT’S OUTWATER PARK TURNS 100 THIS YEAR AND ALDERMAN MARK DEVINE IS WORKING ON A CELEBRATION.

 

NIAGARA FALLS MAYOR ROBERT RESTAINO YESTERDAY INTRODUCED SEVEN NEW MEMBERS OF HIS ADMINISTRATION.

 

AND THE SABRES TOOK THE RANGERS INTO OVERTIME LAST NIGHT, BUT LOST 3-2 ON HOME ICE.


Hometown Headlines 04/01/21

DYLAN WRONSKI OF APPLETON HAS AVOIDED PRISON TIME FOR A D-W-I CRASH THAT INJURED TWO PEOPLE IN 2019.

 

FOUR AREA MOTORISTS WERE CITED THIS WEEK FOR IMPAIRED DRIVING AND OTHER TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS.

 

THERE WERE FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY YESTERDAY – TWO OF THEM ON THE NIAGARA SCENIC PARKWAY.

 

DEPUTIES PULLED OUT THE “SPEED SPIKES” TO STOP A NIAGARA FALLS TEEN DURING A POLICE PURSUIT SUNDAY.

 

99 NEW CASES OF COVID REPORTED IN THE COUNTY YESTERDAY BRINGING THE TOTAL “CASE COUNT” TO 462.

 

BOTH CATHOLIC AND KALEIDA HEALTH HOSPITALS ARE EASING VISITOR RESTRICTIONS.

 

THE BUDGET DEADLINE IS HERE FOR ALBANY POLITICIANS AND ONCE AGAIN THEY HAVE FAILED TO PASS A FINANCIAL PLAN.

 

IN LABOR NEWS – LOCKPORT STEEL WORKERS AT ATI-ALLVAC HAVE GONE ON STRIKE.

 

AND THE SABRES STEAMROLLED THE FLYERS 6-1 LAST NIGHT TO AVOID SETTING THE N-H-L RECORD FOR THE MOST LOSSES.


Hometown Headlines 03/31/21

TWO FIREFIGHTERS WERE HURT IN A THREE-ALARM BLAZE AT A BAILEY AVENUE BOWLING ALLEY IN BUFFALO TUESDAY.

 

QUEEN CITY COPS ARE INVESTIGATING A SHOOTING THAT BECAME A HOMICIDE WHEN THE VICTIM DIED MONDAY.

 

COVID NUMBERS ARE GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION ACROSS WESTERN NEW YORK – INCLUDING NIAGARA COUNTY.

 

SIX TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY TUESDAY – INCLUDING THREE IN THE FALLS.

 

SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER ROB ORTT SAYS NEW YORK’S PROPOSED NEW POT LAW IS “DEEPLY FLAWED” LEGISLATION.

 

MORE THAN 1200-POUNDS OF POT WAS SEIZED FRIDAY ON THE BUFFALO SIDE OF THE PEACE BRIDGE.

 

ONCE AGAIN ALBANY POLITICIANS ARE SCRAMBLING TO GET A BUDGET BILL PASSED BY TOMORROW’S DEADLINE.

 

IN ROCHESTER – IT’S BEEN A DEADLY TWO DAYS AS POLICE INVESTIGATE THREE HOMICIDES SINCE MONDAY.

 

AND THE SABRES WILL BE PLAYING TO KEEP THEIR NAME OUT OF THE N-H-L RECORD BOOK FOR MOST CONSECUTIVE LOSSES.


Hometown Headlines 03/30/21

THERE’S NEW INFORMATION ON A WEEKEND FIRE THAT TOOK THE LIFE OF A NIAGARA UNIVERSITY STUDENT.

 

BUFFALO POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A SHOOTING FROM LAST NIGHT THAT LEFT A MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED.

 

LOCKPORT MURDER SUSPECT DAVARIS HODGE ACCEPTED A LAST-MINUTE PLEA DEAL IN STATE SUPREME COURT MONDAY.

 

NO VIRUS DEATHS IN NIAGARA COUNTY FROM THE 3-DAY WKND, BUT 157 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 WERE REPORTED.

 

STARTING TODAY - NEW YORKERS 30 AND OVER CAN GET A COVID SHOT – APRIL 6TH EVERYONE 16 AND OLDER WILL BE ELIGIBLE.

 

JUST ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT WAS REPORTED MONDAY ON ERIE STREET IN LOCKPORT WITH NO INJURIES.

 

IN ROCHESTER – POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE “TRIGGER PERSON” IN THEIR 13TH HOMICIDE OF 2021.

 

THE ORCHARD PARK HOME OF THE BUFFALO BILLS IS NOW OFFICIALLY KNOWN AS “HIGHMARK STADIUM.”

 

AND THE SABRES BLEW A 3-0 LEAD IN THE FINAL FRAME LAST NIGHT FOR THEIR 18TH CONSECUTIVE LOSS.


Hometown Headlines 03/29/21

A NIAGARA UNIVERSITY STUDENT PERISHED EARLY SATURDAY IN A HOUSE FIRE IN THE FALLS.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS MAN IS AT ECMC AFTER HE WAS SHOT SEVERAL TIMES AT A PARTY HE WAS HOSTING OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

AN EARLY MORNING CRASH YESTERDAY IN THE FALLS INJURED THREE WHILE FIVE OTHER ACCIDENTS WERE ALSO REPORTED.

 

NO VIRUS DEATHS ANNOUNCED IN NIAGARA COUNTY FRIDAY, BUT 56 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 WERE REPORTED.

 

A MEDINA MAN WHO PLEADED GUILTY TO BEATING A HARTLAND MAN IN EARLY 2020 IS FACING UP TO SEVEN YEARS IN PRISON.

 

TWO LOCKPORT PEOPLE WILL ANSWER TO DRUG CHARGES IN CITY COURT AFTER THEY WERE ARRESTED LATE LAST WEEK.

 

THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA IN NEW YORK IS EXPECTED TO BE “FAST-TRACKED” IN ALBANY THIS WEEK.

 

IN OLEAN – CITY POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A SHOOTING SURROUNDING AN ATTEMPTED TRAFFIC STOP SUNDAY.

 

AND THE SABRES ARE OUT TO AVOID TYING THE ALL-TIME NHL RECORD OF 18 CONSECUTIVE LOSSES TONIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 03/26/21

LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS BUSTED A BUFFALO-BASED COCAINE RING AND ARRESTED SEVEN PEOPLE ON FELONY COUNTS.

 

A NORTH TONAWANDA MAN WAS KILLED WEDNESDAY NIGHT WHEN HE CRASHED HIS JEEP ON WILLIAMS ROAD.

 

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

 

A RANSOMVILLE MAN WAS WRITTEN UP FOR IMPAIRED DRIVING AFTER A TRAFFIC STOP THIS WEEK ON ROBINSON ROAD.

 

DEPUTIES CHARGED A MAN AND A JUVENILE WITH GRAND LARCENY AFTER THEY WERE CAUGHT IN CAMBRIA.

 

NO VIRUS DEATHS REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY THURSDAY, BUT 66 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 WERE ANNOUNCED.

 

IN LOCAL POLITICS: FORMER STATE SENATOR GEORGE MAZIARZ SAYS HE WILL NOT RUN FOR NEWFANE TOWN SUPERVISOR.

 

SPORTSCASTER RICK AZAR OF CHANNEL 7’S EYEWITNESS NEWS HAS DIED AT THE AGE OF 91.

 

AND LAST NIGHT’S SHUT-OUT LOSS IN PITTSBURGH EXTENDED THE SABRES’ LOSING STREAK TO 16 STRAIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 03/25/21

A NEW REPORT CLAIMS GOV CUOMO TOLD TOP STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS TO GIVE PIRORITY TO HIS FAMILY LAST YEAR.

 

ONE VIRUS DEATH AND 54 NEW CASES OF COVID REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY WEDNESDAY.

 

11 KIDS AT DEPEW MIDDLE SCHOOL HAVE CONTRACTED COVID, SUSPENDING IN-PERSON CLASSES UNTIL AFTER SPRING BREAK.

 

IN BUFFALO – LONG-TIME CO-HOST OF THE 97 ROCK MORNING SHOW – ROB LEDERMAN – HAS BEEN FIRED.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT JUST ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT AND A BRUSH FIRE WEDNESDAY.

 

NIAGARA FALLS P-D HAS CHARGED DONTREY JOHNSON WITH HOMICIDE IN THE SHOOTING DEATH OF JERMAIN REYNOLDS.

 

A FALLS TEEN ACCEPTED A PLEA DEAL IN SUPREME COURT YESTERDAY FOR A FATAL SHOOTING CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

 

IN ROCHESTER – POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE PERSON WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER IN THE CITY’S 11TH HOMICIDE OF 2021.

 

AND THE SABRES’ NOW HAVE THE LONGEST LOSING STREAK IN FRANCHISE HISTORY AT 15 STRAIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 03/24/21

PARENTS ON GRAND ISLAND ARE TAKING THE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO COURT TO GET ITS KIDS BACK IN THE CLASSROOM.

 

THE C-D-C SAYS KIDS CAN NOW BE 3-FEET APART INSTEAD OF 6-FEET BUT THE STATE D-O-H IS REVIEWING THAT GUIDANCE.

 

NO VIRUS DEATHS REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY TUESDAY – BUT THERE WERE 26 NEW INFECTIONS.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT JUST ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT BUT NUMEROUS BRUSH FIRES TUESDAY.

 

THREE PEOPLE WERE BUSTED FOR DRUGS AND WEAPONS AFTER A WEEKEND TRAFFIC STOP IN AMHERST.

 

A ROLLOVER CRASH IN NEWFANE BACK ON MARCH 12 HAS LED TO A LOCKPORT WOMAN BEING CHARGED WITH D-U-I.

 

AT CITY HALL - A COMMITTEE WILL LOOK INTO MOVING LPD’S IN-HOUSE DISPATCH TO THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE.

 

IN ROCHESTER – POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE PERSON WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER IN THE CITY’S 10TH HOMICIDE OF 2021.

 

AND THE SABRES ARE BACK ON THE ICE IN PITTSBURGH TONIGHT HOPING TO BREAK THEIR LONG LOSING STREAK.


Hometown Headlines 03/23/21

TWO BURGLARIES WERE BUSTED UP BY LPD OFFICERS SUNDAY MORNING IN THE CITY.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT A PAIR OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND THREE BRUSH FIRES MONDAY.

 

A LOCKPORT MAN IS FACING CHARGES OF DRIVING WHILE IMPAIRED BY DRUGS AFTER AN ACCIDENT ON TRANSIT.

 

IN BUFFALO – A MAN COULD GO TO PRISON FOR 15 YEARS AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO SLAMMING HIS CAR INTO A BAR.

 

NO VIRUS DEATHS OVER THE 3-DAY WEEKEND IN NIAGARA COUNTY - BUT 125 NEW CASES OF CORONAVIRUS WERE REPORTED

 

STARTING TODAY - NEW YORKERS 50 AND OVER CAN SIGN UP TO GET THEIR COVID-19 VACCINATION.

 

IN ROCHESTER – POLICE ARE LOOKING INTO A SECOND FATAL MOTORBIKE CRASH IN AS MANY DAYS.

 

NEW YORK’S FINANCES ARE IN BETTER SHAPE THAN EXPECTED AS THE APRIL FIRST BUDGET DEADLINE APPROACHES.

 

AND THE SABRES HAVE TIED THEIR ALL-TIME WORST LOSING STREAK OF 14 AFTER LOSING TO THE RANGERS 5-3.


Hometown Headlines 03/22/21

NO CRIME WAS COMMITTED BY LPD OFFICERS IN THE 2019 DEATH OF TROY HODGE ACCORDING TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF NYS.

 

KAREN EDWARDS OF LOCKPORT IS BEHIND BARS TODAY CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE COUNTS RELATED TO ELDER ABUSE.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT FIVE ACCIDENTS AND MULTIPLE BRUSH FIRES SUNDAY.

 

ON GRAND ISLAND – THE HISTORIC NIAGARA SAILING CLUB WENT UP IN FLAMES OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

AN EAST SIDE SHOOTING IN BUFFALO SATURDAY NIGHT SENT ONE MAN TO ECMC WITH GUNSHOT WOUNDS.

 

ONE DEATH AND 26 NEW CASES OF CORONAVIRUS WERE REPORTED AT FRIDAY’S NIAGARA COUNTY COVID BRIEFING.

 

W-N-Y CONGRESSMAN TOM REED IS RETIRING FROM POLITICS AFTER ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT SURFACED.

 

TWO PEOPLE DIED THIS WEEKEND IN SEPARATE MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS IN GENESEE COUNTY AND ROCHESTER.

 

AND BOTH U-B AND ST BONAVENTURE WERE ELIMINATED EARLY FROM THE N-I-T AND NCAA HOOPS TOURNAMENTS.


Hometown Headlines 03/19/21

NO VIRUS DEATHS AND 30 NEW CASES OF COVID WERE REPORTED AT YESTERDAY’S NIAGARA COUNTY UPDATE.

 

SEVEN CORONAVIRUS CASES WERE REPORTED IN THE LOCKPORT OFFICE OF SOCIAL SERVICES EARLIER THIS MONTH.

 

A NEW STATE-OPERATED VACCINATION CLINIC OPENS TODAY AT THE CONFERENCE AND EVENTS CENTER IN THE FALLS.

 

STARTING TODAY – RESTAURANTS OUTSIDE OF NEW YORK CITY CAN OPERATE AT 75% CAPACITY.

 

IN A FEW WEEKS NEW YORK’S INDOOR CURFEW WILL BE LIFTED ALLOWING CASINOS AND OTHER PLACES TO STAY OPEN LATER.

 

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

 

A CLARENCE DRUG DEALER WAS SENTENCED YESTERDAY TO FIVE YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON AFTER ACCEPTING A PLEA DEAL.

 

THE FORMER NEWFANE HOSPITAL HAS BEEN SOLD BY E-N-H AND IS LOOKING AT DEVELOPING A NURSING HOME.

 

AND THE BUFFALO SABRES HAVE A NEW BENCH BOSS BUT THE SAME RESULT ON THE ICE – THEIR 13TH STRAIGHT LOSS.


Hometown Headlines 03/18/21

THE BUFFALO SABRES WILL HAVE A NEW BENCH BOSS TONIGHT AFTER HEAD COACH RALPH KRUEGER WAS FIRED YESTERDAY.

 

A BUFFALO WOMAN HAS BEEN INDICTED ON A PAIR OF ASSAULT CHARGES FOR ALLEGEDLY RUNNING DOWN A TROOPER LAST YEAR.

 

ERIE COUNTY SHERIFF TIM HOWARD IS BEING SUED BY THE STATE A-G AND THE CORRECTION COMMISSION.

 

THE CITY OF LOCKPORT AND DEVELOPER DAVID ULRICH HAVE AGREED TO A SETTLEMENT ON A DOWNTOWN PROPERTY.

 

THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN WILL PROVIDE MORE THAN $63M IN MUCH-NEEDED FINANCIAL RELIEF TO COUNTY SCHOOLS.

 

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

 

NO VIRUS DEATHS AND 33 NEW CASES OF COVID WERE REPORTED AT YESTERDAY’S COUNTY UPDATE.

 

FOUR AIR TRAVELERS WERE BUSTED ON POT CHARGES AFTER THEY LANDED IN BUFFALO THIS PAST WEEKEND.

 

AND ONE PERSON IS IN CUSTODY AFTER A BOMB THREAT AT CITY HALL IN ROCHESTER WEDNESDAY.


Hometown Headlines 03/17/21

NO INJURIES REPORTED IN A TUESDAY NIGHT APARTMENT HOUSE FIRE ON THE BOULEVARD IN WHEATFIELD.

 

AN AMHERST MAN WILL REMAIN BEHIND BARS FOR HIS ALLEGED ROLE IN THE INSURRECTION AT THE U.S. CAPITOL.

 

ONE DEATH AND 49 NEW CASES OF COVID WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY AT YESTERDAY’S BRIEFING.

 

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

 

A LOCKPORT DRIVER IS FACING D-U-I CHARGES AFTER LEAVING AN ACCIDENT SCENE AND TRYING TO OUTRUN COPS.

 

THRUWAY TRAVELERS WILL SEE CREWS REMOVING TOLL BOOTHS TODAY AT EXITS 47 AND 48 - DRIVE SAFELY.

 

IN ROCHESTER – TWO TEENAGERS FACE HOMICIDE CHARGES FOR ALLEGEDLY SETTING A MAN ON FIRE LATE LAST WEEK.

 

STATE LAWMAKERS APPEAR TO BE CLOSING IN ON AN AGREEMENT TO LEGALIZE RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA.

 

AND THE SABRES’ LOSING STREAK REACHED 12 LAST NIGHT WITH A 3-2 LOSS TO THE DEVILS IN NEW JERSEY.


Hometown Headlines 03/16/21

A QUEEN CITY COP HAS BEEN SUSPENDED WITHOUT PAY AFTER HE WAS CHARGED IN A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCIDENT.

 

A BUFFALO MAN IS BEHIND BARS AFTER HE WAS ARRAIGNED FOR SHAKING HIS 6-MONTH-OLD SON TO DEATH IN 2019.

 

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

 

TWO AREA DRIVERS ARE FACING D-W-I CHARGES AFTER TRAFFIC STOPS IN LOCKPORT AND PENDLETON.

 

ONE DEATH AND 74 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY OVER THE 3-DAY WEEKEND (FRI THRU SUN)

 

THE L-F-D WELCOMED SIX NEW FIREFIGHTERS LAST WEEK – INCLUDING ITS FIRST FEMALE IN ITS 107-YEAR HISTORY.

 

IN BUFFALO – STUDENTS REMAIN AWAY FROM CLASSROOMS AGAIN TODAY AFTER A RANSOMWARE ATTACK ON DISTRICT COMPUTERS.

 

THE “PAIN AT THE PUMP” CONTINUED THIS PAST WEEK FOR DRIVERS ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK.

 

AND THE SABRES’ LOSING STREAK REACHED 11 LAST NIGHT WITH A 6-0 SHUT-OUT LOSS AT HOME TO THE CAPITOLS.


Hometown Headlines 03/15/21

NO ONE WAS INJURED IN A 2-ALARM APARTMENT HOUSE FIRE IN LOCKPORT EARLY LAST EVENING.

 

BUFFALO P-D IS INVESTIGATING TWO WEEKEND HOMICIDES THAT HAPPENED ON THE CITY’S EAST SIDE.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN LEWISTON AND WEST SENECA MADE WATER RESCUES OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

A REPEAT OFFENDER FROM N-T IS FACING A 5-COUNT FEDERAL INDICTMENT AND POSSIBLE RETURN TO PRISON.

 

TWO WESTERN NEW YORK MEN CHARGED IN THE U.S. CAPITOL INSURRECTION ARE AWAITING COURT APPEARANCES.

 

PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN SAID YESTERDAY WE SHOULD WAIT FOR RESULTS OF THE CUOMO INVESTIGATION BEFORE JUDGING HIM.

 

ONE DEATH AND 32 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 WERE REPORTED BY THE NIAGARA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT FRIDAY.

 

A FIERY FRIDAY CRASH IN THE SOUTHTOWNS KILLED A DRIVER AND SERIOUSLY INJURED A PASSENGER.

 

AND THE SABRES WILL TAKE A TEN-GAME LOSING STREAK INTO TONIGHT’S HOME GAME AGAINST THE WASHINGTON CAPITOLS.


Hometown Headlines 03/12/21

IN ALBANY - IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS HAVE BEGUN AGAINST GOVERNOR CUOMO AS ANNOUNCED BY THE ASSEMBLY SPEAKER.

 

NIAGARA FALLS P-D PINCHED A MURDER SUSPECT WHILE HE WAS IN THE DRIVE-THRU LANE AT McDONALDS WEDNESDAY.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS SHOOTING VICTIM IS RECOVING AT ECMC AFTER HE WAS WOUNDED ON PINE AVENUE THIS WEEK.

 

IN BUFFALO - POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A SHOOTING THAT SENT A 19-YEAR-OLD TO E-C-M-C WEDNESDAY.

 

PENDLETON HIGHWAY BOSS JEFF STOWELL HAS PLEADED GUILTY IN COUNTY COURT AND RESIGNED FROM HIS TOWN JOB.

 

47 NEW AND 300 ACTIVE CASES OF COVID-19 REPORTED BY THE NIAGARA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT THURSDAY.

 

AFTER A BUSY WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY IN NIAGARA COUNTY WAS EASIER FOR FIRST RESPONDERS WITH JUST ONE ACCIDENT.

 

STARTING APRIL 1ST QUARANTINE FOR TRAVELERS RETURNING TO NEW YORK IS NO LONGER MANDATORY.

 

AND THE SABRES LOST AGAIN – BY A SCORE OF 5-2 AGAIN – THIS TIME ON HOME ICE TO THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS.


Hometown Headlines 03/11/21

MORE INFORMATION IS BEING REVEALED ABOUT THE GOVERNORS ALLEGED MISCONDUCT AS IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS LOOM.

 

REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS ARE MOVING TO RESCIND CUOMO’S RESTAURANT MANDATE THAT FOOD MUST BE SERVED w/ALCOHOL.

 

TWO MORE VIRUS DEATHS AND 30 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY AT WEDNESDAY’S UPDATE.

 

IN ERIE COUNTY - THE MASS VACCINATION CLINIC AT KEYBANK CENTER OPENED YESTERDAY TO LARGE CROWDS.

 

A FORMER NURSE AT ROSWELL PARK MAY SEE PRISON TIME FOR STEALING DRUGS INTENDED FOR PATIENTS.

 

IN NIAGARA FALLS – POLICE WERE CALLED TO THE 900 BLOCK OF PINE AVENUE LAST NIGHT FOR A REPORTED SHOOTING.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN THE COUNTY WERE ON THE SCENE OF TWO ACCIDENTS AND FOUR FIRES WEDNESDAY.

 

IN ROCHESTER – CITY POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING AN OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING IN WHICH A MAN WAS KILLED.

 

AND THE NAMES OF TWO ELDERLY WOMEN KILLED IN A CAR CRASH IN WYOMING COUNTY TUESDAY HAVE BEEN RELEASED.


Hometown Headlines 03/10/21

TWO PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN A CAR CRASH IN WYOMING COUNTY TUESDAY AS THEY LEFT A COVID VACCINATION CLINIC.

 

IN NIAGARA FALLS – A WOMAN WAS CRITICALLY INJURED WHEN SHE WAS HIT BY A DRUNK DRIVER ON PORTAGE ROAD.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN THE COUNTY WERE ON THE SCENE OF FIVE ACCIDENTS TUESDAY – THREE OF THEM IN LOCKPORT.

 

THE GOVERNOR HAS NOW BEEN ACCUSED OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT BY A SIXTH WOMAN AS CALLS CONTINUE FOR HIM TO RESIGN.

 

THE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS FRUSTRATED BY THIS WEEK’S INTERRUPTION OF THE STATE’S VACCINE ALLOCATION.

 

ONE VIRUS DEATH - BUT ONLY 23 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY AT TUESDAY’S UPDATE.

 

IN BUFFALO - THE MASS VACCINATION CLINIC AT KEYBANK CENTER OPENED FOR BUSINESS THIS MORNING.

 

THE LOCKPORT FIRE DEPARTMENT ADDED A HALF DOZEN NEW FIREFIGHTERS TO ITS STAFF THIS WEEK.

 

AND THE STATE COMPTROLLER HAS INFORMED THE LOCKPORT CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF A FUTURE AUDIT.


Hometown Headlines 03/09/21

REPUBLICANS IN THE STATE ASSEMBLY WANT TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE IMPEACHMENT PROCESS AGAINST THE GOVERNOR.

 

THE STATE A-G HAS NAMED THE ATTORNEYS WHO WILL LEAD THE INVESTIGATION INTO GOV CUOMO’S ALLEGED MISCONDUCT.

 

NIAGARA FALLS ATTORNEY NICHOLAS D’ANGELO – CHARGED WITH A DOZEN SEX CRIMES – WILL FACE A JURY IN AUGUST.

 

FALLS RESIDENT MICHAEL CISKIEWIC WAS SENTENCED MONDAY TO 12 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR KIDNAPPING AND RAPE.

 

THREE VIRUS DEATHS AND 109 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 IN THE COUNTY WERE REPORTED YESTERDAY FOR THE 3-DAY WEEKEND.

 

THERE WILL BE A VACCINATION CLINIC IN NIAGARA FALLS TOM’R AND A MASS VACCINE CLINIC COMING SOON DOWNTOWN.

 

FOUR NEW CELL SITES IN NIAGARA COUNTY WILL IMPROVE SERVICE IN LOCKPORT, N-T AND WHEATFIELD.

 

IN ROCHESTER – THE FAMILY OF DANIEL PRUDE IS SUING THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE CITY FOR WRONGFUL DEATH.

 

AND – THE SABRES WILL TRY TO SNAP A 7-GAME LOSING STREAK AGAINST THE FLYERS IN PHILADELPHIA TONIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 03/08/21

TWO MORE WOMEN HAVE COME FORWARD TO ACCUSE GOV GUOMO OF INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR.

 

SENATE MAJORITY LEADER ANDREA STEWART-COUSINS SUNDAY URGED THE GOVERNOR TO STEP DOWN AMID HIS SCANDALS.

 

46 NEW VIRUS INFECTIONS AND A TOTAL OF 324 ACTIVE CASES WERE ANNOUNCED AT THE COUNTY’S COVID UPDATE FRIDAY.

 

BUFFALO IS IN LINE TO RECEIVE A $350M-DOLLAR STIMULUS CHECK ONCE THE PRESIDENT SIGNS THE COVID RELIEF BILL.

 

NEW YORK RESTAURANTS CAN INCREASE THEIR CAPACITY TO 75% IF THE COVID NUMBERS CONTINUE TO FALL.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS MAN – CHARGED IN A GUNFIGHT – WAS ARRAIGNED FRIDAY IN TWO MORE SHOOTINGS.

 

A LOCKPORT MAN AND WOMAN WERE IN COURT FRIDAY ON CHARGES OF A 2019 THEFT AT THE FORMER SCHIMSCHACK’S RESTAURANT.

 

IN ROCHESTER – POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE DRIVER WHO RAN DOWN A 5-YEAR-OLD BOY SUNDAY AND FLED THE SCENE.

 

AND – MAKE IT SEVEN STRAIGHT LOSSES FOR THE SABRES AS THEY GOT SWAMPED BY THE ISLANDERS TWICE THIS WEEKEND.


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