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Hometown Headlines 05/22/20

TWO WORKERS AT THE GM-LOCKPORT PLANT TESTED POSITIVE THIS WEEK FOR COVID-19.

 

IT’S DAY TWO OF NIAGARA COUNTY’S DISTRIBUTION OF FREE FACE MASKS TO AREA BUSINESSES.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY’S REPORTED VIRUS INFECTIONS ARE AT 921 HEADING INTO THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.

 

13 NEW DEATHS WERE REPORTED IN ERIE COUNTY THURSDAY, RAISING ITS DEATH TOLL TO 472.

 

GOVERNOR CUOMO IS TAKING HEAT FROM OPPONENTS FOR HIS HANDLING OF THE HEALTH CRISIS IN NURSING HOMES.

 

THE DIOCESE OF BUFFALO HAS ANNOUNCED CHANGES TO THE LITURGY ONCE CHURCHES RE-OPEN.

 

THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS YESTERDAY.

 

AN AKRON MAN HAS DIED FROM INJURIES SUFFERED IN A ONE CAR CRASH LAST WEEKEND IN CLARENCE.

 

AND, LAW ENFORCEMENT ACROSS NEW YORK IS WATCHING OUT FOR DRUNK AND DISTRACTED DRIVERS THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND.


Hometown Headlines 05/21/20

EASTERN NIAGARA HOSPITAL IS SUING THE S-B-A FOR DENYING ITS APPLICATION FOR $5.7M IN PAYROLL PROTECTION FUNDS.

 

W-N-Y LEADERS ARE EXPRESSING CONCERN OVER INCREASING COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY REPORTED ANOTHER 22 VIRUS INFECTIONS YESTERDAY LIFTING THE TOTAL TO 918.

 

EMERGENCY SERVICES WILL BE HANDING OUT 10,000 FREE FACE MASKS IN LOCKPORT TODAY AND TOMORROW.

 

A HIGH-SPEED CRASH ON I-190 SOUTH IN TONAWANDA HAS TAKEN THE LIFE OF A MOTORCYCLE DRIVER.

 

ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT AND A SHOOTING REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY WEDNESDAY.

 

BUFFALO POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE PERSON WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER IN A DEADLY SHOOTING EARLIER THIS WEEK.

 

ROCHESTER COPS ARE INVESTIGATING THEIR 11TH HOMICIDE OF THE YEAR.

 

AND, A FEDERAL APPEALS COURT SAYS NEW YORK’S JUNE 23RD DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY MUST BE HELD.


Hometown Headlines 05/20/20

“PATIENCE” IS THE KEY WORD AS THE RE-OPENING OF THE WESTERN NEW YORK ECONOMY CONTINUES.

 

AGRICULTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND MANUFACTURING BEGAN THE PROCESS OF GETTING BACK TO BUSINESS TUESDAY.

 

TWO MORE COVID-19 FATALITIES IN NIAGARA COUNTY TUESDAY LIFTED OUR DEATH TOLL TO 52 WITH 896 TOTAL INFECTIONS.

 

BUFFALO’S ROSWELL PARK HAS BEEN CHOSEN AS ONE OF 16 HOSPITALS FOR A STATE PILOT PROGRAM.

 

AUTHORITIES IN EAST AURORA CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE A TRAIN DERAILMENT IN THAT ERIE COUNTY VILLAGE.

 

IN BUFFALO, THREE MEN HAVE BEEN CHARGED AFTER A SWAT OFFICER WAS SHOT AT EARLIER THIS WEEK.

 

POLICE IN NIAGARA FALLS ARE LOOKING INTO A SHOOTING YESTERDAY ON CENTRE AVENUE.

 

SENECA GAMING IS MAKING CHANGES AT THE TOP OF ITS CORPORATE LADDER AS THEY PREPARE TO RE-OPEN.

 

AND, NEW YORK STATE HAS LAID OUT GUIDELINES FOR THIS WEEKEND’S MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONIES.


Hometown Headlines 05/19/20

THE GRAND RE-OPENING OF THE WESTERN NEW YORK ECONOMY BEGINS TODAY.

 

THE NEXT VISIT TO YOUR “HAIR PROFESSIONAL” WILL COME IN PHASE TWO – CHURCH SERVICES RESUME IN PHASE FOUR.

 

48 NEW VIRUS INFECTIONS IN NIAGARA COUNTY LIFTED OUR TOTAL TO 844 AS ERIE COUNTY CLOSED IN ON 5000 CASES.

 

E-C-M-C HAS BEEN GRANTED A WAIVER FROM THE D-O-H TO RESUME ELECTIVE SURGERIES.

 

PAROLEE BILLY BENTON HAS BEEN CHARGED IN THE MAY 7TH MURDER OF A MOTHER AND HER SON IN NIAGARA FALLS.

 

FORMER FALLS HIGH FOOTBALL STAR MARQUISE WATKINS IS HEADED TO PRISON IN CANADA FOR GUN SMUGGLING.

 

TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN LOCKPORT AND WHEATFIELD AND A FIRE IN THE FALLS KEPT FIRST RESPONDERS BUSY MONDAY.

 

POLICE IN MONROE COUNTY ARE INVESTIGATING A STABBING AND A SERIOUS CAR CRASH.

 

AND, GAS PRICES AT WESTERN NEW YORK PUMPS REMAINED “FLAT” FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT WEEK.


Hometown Headlines 05/18/20

WESTERN NEW YORK INCHED CLOSER TO RE-OPENING IT’S ECONOMY OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

THIRTY NEW VIRUS INFECTIONS REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY  THIS WEEKEND RAISED THE TOTAL TO 796.

 

ERIE COUNTY INCREASED VIRUS TESTING AND SAW INFECTIONS THERE JUMP TO 4906.

 

NEWFANE REHAB AND HEALTH CARE’S DEATH TOLL HIT 23 AS THE STATE D-O-H CONTINUES TO MONITOR THE FACILITY.

 

NURSING HOMES IN ALBION AND TONAWANDA ARE UNDER STATE SCRUTINY WITH DEATH TOLLS OVER 20.

 

E-C-M-C HAS OFFERED HAZZARD PAY TO FRONT-LINERS AT THE SAME TIME THEY FURLOUGHED OTHER EMPLOYEES.

 

BUFFALO P.D. IS INVESTIGATING A SUNDAY SHOOTING ON THE EAST SIDE THAT SENT A MAN TO THE HOSPITAL.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE CALLED OUT TO THREE EMERGENCY CALLS THIS WEEKEND.

 

AND, BOTH LOCKPORT AND THE TONAWANDAS HAVE CANCELLED 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS.


Hometown Headlines 05/15/20

SOME UPSTATE REGIONS WILL BEGIN TO RE-OPEN THEIR ECONOMIES TODAY – W-N-Y WON’T BE ONE OF THEM.

 

VIRUS-RELATED DEATHS IN ERIE COUNTY REACHED 400 THIS WEEK WHILE INFECTIONS CLOSE IN ON 4600.

 

NO DEATHS REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY THURSDAY, BUT 30 NEW CONFIRMED CASES RAISED THE TOTAL TO 766.

 

AREA G-O-P LEADERS ARE NOT HAPPY WITH THE NEGATIVE ADS OF CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE BETH PARLATO.

 

LOCKPORT CITY HALL WILL REMAIN CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC BUT WORKERS MAY RETURN TO THE BUILDING MONDAY.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE CALLED OUT TO A PAIR OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS THURSDAY.

 

TONAWANDA HAS CANCELLED IT’S JULY 3RD FIREWORKS AND THE SUMMER CANAL CONCERT SERIES.

 

SIX FLAGS DARIEN LAKE HAS ANNOUNCED IT’S PLANS FOR OPERATING DURING THE PANDEMIC THIS SUMMER.

 

AND, PLANS ARE BACK IN MOTION FOR AN 83-ROOM HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL IN NIAGARA FALLS.


Hometown Headlines 05/14/20

VIRUS-RELATED DEATHS IN ERIE COUNTY HAVE REACHED 400, FURTHER DELAYING ANY PLANS TO RE-OPEN THE ECONOMY.

 

TWO MORE DEATHS AND 16 NEW CONFIRMED CASES OF THE CORONAVIRUS WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY WEDNESDAY.

 

BUFFALO’S E-C-M-C WILL OPEN 27 NEW VIRUS-SCREENING SITES IN ERIE, NIAGARA AND CHAUTAUQUA COUNTIES.

 

NURSING HOMES ACROSS NEW YORK ARE ASKING THE GOVERNOR, “WHO’S GOING TO PAY FOR HIS NEW MANDATES?”

 

THE STATE D-O-H WILL HOST A “WEBINAR” TODAY ON AN INFLAMATORY DISEASE TARGETING KIDS.

 

FEDERAL AGENTS HAVE SEIZED MORE THAN $3M IN BOGUS TEST KITS, MASKS AND MEDS AT U.S. BORDER CROSSINGS.

 

LOCKPORT’S “MR QUIGLEY’S” BAR ON WEST AVENUE HAS HAD ITS LIQUOR LICENSE SUSPENDED FOR SERVING DRINKS.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WERE CALLED OUT TO ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT AND A BOAT IN DISTRESS WEDNESDAY.

 

AND, THE CITY OF LOCKPORT IS LOOKING AT VOLUNTARY LAYOFFS FOR TWO CITY EMPLOYEES.


Hometown Headlines 05/13/20

NEW DATA FROM THE STATE NOW SHOWS THAT RE-OPENING THE W-N-Y ECONOMY THIS WEEKEND IS VERY UNLIKELY.

 

THE GOVERNOR USED HIS TUESDAY BRIEFING TO CALL ON WASHINGTON TO PASS STIMULUS AID TO ALL STATES.

 

TWO MORE DEATHS AND 28 NEW CONFIRMED CASES OF THE CORONAVIRUS WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY TUESDAY.

 

LAST WEEKEND’S STATE D-O-H VISIT TO NEWFANE REHAB AND HEALTH CARE REVEALED 21 DEATHS RELATED TO COVID-19.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE CALLED OUT TO TWO ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY TUESDAY.

 

TOWN OF TONAWANDA P.D. IS LOOKING INTO A 2-VEHICLE CRASH THAT SENT TWO PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL.

 

ROCKY MADRID OF LEWISTON HAS BEEN ID’D AS THE MAN KILLED IN SATURDAY’S A-T-V ACCIDENT JUST OFF RIDGE ROAD.

 

MEGHAN LUTZ OF LOCKPORT IS THE COUNTY’S NEW SOCIAL SERVICES COMMISSIONER.

 

AND, YESTERDAY’S AIR FORCE “FLY-OVER” FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS STARTED RIGHT ON TIME HERE IN LOCKPORT.


Hometown Headlines 05/12/20

SIGNS ARE SURFACING IN W-N-Y THAT THE REGION MAY SOON BEGIN RE-OPENING ITS ECONOMY.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY ADDED JUST ONE NEW CONFIRMED CASE OF THE CORONAVIRUS MONDAY FOR A TOTAL OF 692.

 

EMPLOYEES AT THE G-M TONAWANDA PLANT HAVE FOLLOWED THE LOCKPORT PLANT’S LEAD AND WILL RE-OPEN MONDAY.

 

LOOK TO THE SKIES JUST BEFORE NOON TODAY FOR THREE AIR FORCE JETS DOING A FLY-OVER FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS.

 

THE 2020 TASTE OF BUFFALO IN JULY WILL BE A “VIRTUAL VERSION” WITH A FEW CLEVER TWISTS.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE CALLED OUT TO JUST ONE ACCIDENT ON COUNTY HIGHWAYS MONDAY.

 

STATE LAWMAKERS ARE RETURNING TO ALBANY TOMORROW TO ADDRESS A NUMBER OF ISSUES RELATED TO THE PANDEMIC.

 

FALLS P.D. IS LOOKING INTO AN ARMED ROBBERY ON CEDAR AVENUE LAST WEEK.

 

AND, WESTERN NEW YORK GAS PRICES ARE “FLAT” THIS WEEK, BUT STILL UNDER $2-DOLLARS AT ONE STATION.


Hometown Headlines 05/11/20

LT GOVERNOR KATHY HOCHUL SAYS WESTERN NEW YORK IS MAKING PROGRESS TOWARD RE-OPENING ITS ECONOMY.

 

27 NEW CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY OVER THE WEEKEND BRINGING THE TOTAL TO 691.

 

THE GOVERNOR HAS ANNOUNCED NEW RULES FOR NURSING HOMES AS THE STATE D-O-H VISITED NEWFANE REHAB FRIDAY.

 

A CITY MAN IS FACING CHARGES AFTER HE SHOT TWO OTHER HUNTERS IN THE TOWN OF LOCKPORT FRIDAY.

 

A MAN IN HIS 60’S WAS KILLED IN A SATURDAY AFTERNOON A-T-V CRASH IN LEWISTON.

 

LAST WEEK’S DOUBLE SHOOTING IN NIAGARA FALLS IS NOW A DOUBLE HOMICIDE AFTER BOTH VICTIMS DIED.

 

IN ONTARIO, REGIONAL POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A FATAL CRASH IN THE GORGE AT NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE.

 

FORMER DESALES TEACHER FATHER FRANCIS SCHIMSCHEINER HAS DIED IN OHIO AT THE AGE OF 83.

 

AND, THE LOCKPORT MONDAY NIGHT CRUISE WILL NOT OPEN TONIGHT – IT’S POSTPONED UNTIL JULY.


Hometown Headlines 05/08/20

FOUR MORE DEATHS AND 21 NEW CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS WERE ANNOUNCED IN NIAGARA COUNTY THURSDAY.

 

NIAGARA FALLS P.D. IS INVESTIGATING A HOMICIDE AND AN ASSAULT THAT HAPPENED ON NINTH STREET YESTERDAY.

 

TOWN OF TONAWANDA POLICE HAVE IDENTIFIED THE WOMAN FOUND DEAD IN HER HOME WEDNESDAY.

 

YESTERDAY MORNING’S ACCIDENT BETWEEN AN SUV AND ATV PROVED FATAL FOR A 28-YEAR-OLD RESERVATION WOMAN.

 

IN BUFFALO, TWO MEN HAVE BEEN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH A MONDAY NIGHT SHOOTING ON THE CITY’S WEST SIDE.

 

DEPUTIES HAVE ARRESTED A MAN AND A WOMAN FOR ALLEGEDLY PASSING COUNTERFEIT CURRENCY IN THE TOWN OF LOCKPORT.

 

A MIDDLEPORT WOMAN IS FACING TWO DRUG CHARGES AFTER A ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP BY STATE POLICE.

 

THE GENERAL MOTORS LOCKPORT COMPONENT PLANT HAS RESUMED LIMITED OPERATIONS.

 

AND, THE N-F-L’S 2020 SCHEDULE IS OUT AND THE BUFFALO BILLS HAVE FOUR PRIME TIME GAMES.


Hometown Headlines 05/07/20

FOUR DEATHS AND 49 MORE VIRUS INFECTIONS MADE WEDNESDAY ANOTHER “BAD DAY” FOR NIAGARA COUNTY IN THE PANDEMIC.

 

ERIE COUNTY NUMBERS WERE UP YESTERDAY, BUT THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE IS LOOKING AT JUNE 1ST FOR A SOFT RE-OPENING.

 

CATHOLIC HEALTH GOT THE “GREEN LIGHT” TO RESUME ELECTIVE SURGERIES AT ITS ERIE COUNTY FACILITIES.

 

STATEWIDE DATA SHOWS MOST RECENTLY HOSPITALIZED VIRUS PATIENTS WERE PEOPLE WHO HAD BEEN STAYING AT HOME.

 

TWO MYSTERIOUS DEATHS IN BUFFALO AND TONAWANDA ARE KEEPING DETECTIVES BUSY.

 

A COOK AT THE NIAGARA COUNTY JAIL HAS BEEN ARRESTED ON CHARGES OF PROMOTING PRISON CONTRABAND.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE CALLED TO THREE ACCIDENTS IN THE COUNTY WEDNESDAY.

 

THE GOVERNOR SAYS “REMOTE LEARNING” COULD BECOME A REGULAR PART OF STUDENT LIFE IN NEW YORK.

 

AND, ROCHESTER POLICE ARE LOOKING INTO A SHOOTING THAT SENT A WOMAN TO THE HOSPITAL.


Hometown Headlines 05/06/20

TUESDAY WAS THE WORST DAY YET FOR NIAGARA COUNTY DURING THE PANDEMIC WITH 6 DEATHS AND 41 NEW VIRUS INFECTIONS.

 

ERIE COUNTY NUMBERS WERE FLAT TUESDAY, BUT PATIENTS ON VENTILATORS WERE THE FEWEST SINCE EARLY APRIL.

 

THE RITE AID ON PINE AVENUE IN NIAGARA FALLS WILL BEGIN DRIVE-THRU VIRUS TESTING IN ABOUT A WEEK.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY IS TEAMING WITH ITS LARGEST EMPLOYEE UNION TO SEEK VOLUNTARY LAY-OFFS.

 

LPD CHIEF STEVE ABBOTT REVEALED DETAILS OF YESTERDAY’S EARLY MORNING SHOOTING AT GENESEE AND COTTAGE.

 

TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED IN THE COUNTY TUESDAY - BOTH IN NIAGARA FALLS.

 

IN REGIONAL NEWS – TWO PEOPLE DIED IN A FIREY CRASH IN ONTARIO COUNTY YESTERDAY.

 

ROCHESTER POLICE MADE AN ARREST TUESDAY IN A DOUBLE SHOOTING THAT HAPPENED IN FEBRUARY.

 

AND, BUFFALO’S CANALSIDE CONCERTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED THIS SUMMER.


Hometown Headlines 05/05/20

LPD RESPONDED TO A POSSIBLE SHOOTING OVERNIGHT ON GENESEE BETWEEN COTTAGE AND SAXTON.

 

THE GOVERNOR SAYS THAT NONE OF NEW YORK’S “REGIONS” HAVE MET ALL OF THE CRITERIA TO RE-OPEN.

 

THE COVID-19 DEATH TOLL IN ERIE COUNTY SOARED TO MORE THAN 300 MONDAY AS CONFIRMED CASES HIT 3749.

 

FIVE NEW CASES RAISED THE NUMBER OF VIRUS INFECTIONS IN NIAGARA COUNTY TO 529.

 

THE STATE BEGINS VISITING UPSTATE NURSING HOMES TODAY TO MAKE SURE THEY’RE FOLLOWING PANDEMIC PROTOCOL.

 

TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED IN THE COUNTY MONDAY IN THE FALLS AND LOCKPORT.

 

DEPUTIES AND LOCAL P.D.’S RESPONDED TO A HALF DOZEN DIFFERENT CALLS OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

ROCHESTER POLICE ARRESTED 15 PEOPLE MONDAY IN THE CITY’S LARGEST DRUG BUST IN YEARS.

 

AND, BUFFALO BILLS FANS GET THEIR FIRST LOOK AT THE OFFICIAL 2020 SCHEDULE THIS WEEK.


Hometown Headlines 05/04/20

NIAGARA AND ERIE COUNTIES ARE FACING GRIM FINANCIAL NEWS AS A RESULT OF THE 2020 PANDEMIC.

 

THE COVID-19 DEATH TOLL IN ERIE COUNTY INCREASED TO 280 WHILE 3481 RESIDENTS HAVE TESTED POSITIVE.

 

ANOTHER VIRUS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY SUNDAY AS THE NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CASES WENT TO 524.

 

FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN THE COUNTY AND A DISTRESSED BOAT REPORTED OFF OLCOTT OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

THE D-A’S OFFICE IN ERIE COUNTY HAS IDENTIFIED THE VICTIM OF A FATAL WEEKEND STABBING IN BUFFALO.

 

THE MANDY STEINGASSER “COLD CASE” MURDER TRIAL THAT WAS SUSPENDED IN MARCH WILL BEGIN AGAIN IN SEPTEMBER.

 

ROCHESTER POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A DOUBLE SHOOTING AND A FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH FROM THIS WEEKEND.

 

THE GOVERNOR SAYS HE’S BUILDING AN ARMY OF “TRACERS” TO HELP BATTLE THE CORONAVIRUS.

 

AND, GAS PRICES FINALLY DIPPED BELOW $2-DOLLARS A GALLON IN THE LOCKPORT AREA THIS WEEKEND.


Hometown Headlines 05/01/20

IN ERIE COUNTY, THE COVID-19 DEATH TOLL JUMPED TO 266 AS ANOTHER DOZEN FATALITIES WERE ANNOUNCED.

 

TWENTY NEW VIRUS INFECTIONS WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY YESTERDAY - INCREASING CONFIRMED CASES TO 440.

 

RECENT MODELS AND DATA WOULD DISCOURAGE PLANS FOR RE-OPENING NIAGARA AND ERIE COUNTY ECONOMIES SOON.

 

COMMUNITIES IN WNY’S TWO LARGEST COUNTIES ARE LOOKING TO THE FEDERAL GOV’T FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.

 

22 PART-TIME ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDERS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WERE FURLOUGHED THIS WEEK.

 

TWO ACCIDENTS REPORTED IN THE COUNTY YESTERDAY – BOTH IN NORTH TONAWANDA.

 

THE GOVERNOR HAS ANNOUNCED HIS W-N-Y “TRANSITION TEAM” FOR RE-OPENING NEW YORK’S ECONOMY BY REGION.

 

TESLA IS ASKING NEW YORK STATE FOR A YEAR-LONG BREAK ON ITS FINANCIAL COMMITMENTS DUE TO THE PANDEMIC.

 

AND, LANCASTER’S ST MARY’S HIGH SCHOOL IS HOPING TO HOST ITS GRADUATION AT LOCKPORT’S TRANSIT DRIVE-IN.


Hometown Headlines 04/30/20

IN ERIE COUNTY, THE COVID-19 DEATH TOLL REACHED 254 AND HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE AT THEIR HIGHEST LEVEL IN DAYS.

 

THERE WAS ANOTHER VIRUS DEATH IN NIAGARA COUNTY AS THE NUMBER OF INFECTIONS INCREASED TO 440.

 

DRIVE-THRU TESTING BEGAN YESTERDAY AT NCCC AND A NEW SITE WILL OPEN IN THE FALLS NEXT WEEK.

 

COMMUNITIES IN NIAGARA AND ERIE COUNTIES ARE LOOKING TO THE FEDERAL GOV’T FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.

 

THE GOVERNOR MAY ANNOUNCE HIS PLANS TODAY FOR NEW YORK SCHOOLS FOR THE REST OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR.

 

IN NIAGARA FALLS, POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A STABBING THAT INJURED A TEENAGE BOY YESTERDAY MORNING.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON THE SCENE OF TWO INJURY ACCIDENTS YESTERDAY.

 

A BUFFALO MAN MAY FACE PRISON TIME AFTER A PHONY 9-1-1 CALL LED TO AN INJURY ACCIDENT APRIL 15TH.

 

AND, THREE NIAGARA COUNTY HOSPITALS WILL BE GETTING FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID SOON.


Hometown Headlines 04/29/20

ANOTHER 18 CONFIRMED CASES OF CORONAVIRUS IN NIAGARA COUNTY TUESDAY HAS INCREASED THE TOTAL TO 428.

 

IN ERIE COUNTY, THE DEATH TOLL REACHED 245 AS 12 MORE FATALITIES WERE RECORDED - INFECTIONS ARE UP TO 3224.

 

DRIVE-UP TESTING - BY APPOINTMENT - BEGINS TODAY ON THE NCCC CAMPUS IN SANBORN.

 

THE GOVERNOR HAS ANNOUNCED THE BENCHMARKS FOR REGIONS ACROSS NEW YORK TO RE-OPEN THEIR ECONOMIES.

 

N-Y-S SCHOOL DISTRICTS WILL FIND OUT THIS WEEK WHAT THE GOVERNOR’S PLANS ARE FOR THE REST OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR.

 

A 2-CAR CRASH ON BROADWAY IN DEPEW SENT FIVE PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL YESTERDAY.

 

NIAGARA FALLS P.D. HAS ARRESTED A WOMAN IN A STABBING THAT HAPPENED SUNDAY NIGHT ON 20TH STREET.

 

THE CITY OF BUFFALO MAY RUN OUT OF MONEY BY FRIDAY IF STATE AID DOESN’T ARRIVE ON TIME.

 

AND, THE PANDEMIC HAS PUT SOME SUMMER FAIRS IN NEW YORK IN JEOPARDY OF BEING CANCELLED.


Hometown Headlines 04/28/20

17 NEW CONFIRMED CASES OF CORONAVIRUS WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY MONDAY LIFTING THE TOTAL TO 410.

 

IN ERIE COUNTY, THE DEATH TOLL REACHED 233 AS 26 MORE FATALITIES WERE RECORDED - INFECTIONS ARE AT 3109.

 

THE GOVERNOR REVEALED MORE DETAILS ON HIS 2-PHASE PLAN FOR RE-OPENING THE NEW YORK ECONOMY.

 

EASTERN NIAGARA HOSPITAL RESUMES ELECTIVE SURGERY PROCEDURES TODAY AT ITS EXPRESS FACILITY.

 

FEDERAL AID FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK HOSPITALS IS ON ITS WAY TO THE BUFFALO-NIAGARA REGION.

 

SCHOOL DISTRICTS ACROSS NEW YORK ARE PREPARING FOR A POSSIBLE 20% CUT IN STATE AID.

 

TWO EARLY MORNING ACCIDENTS REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY MONDAY.

 

THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS HAS SCRAPPED THE JUNE 23RD DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY.

 

AND, THE ERIE CANAL WILL NOT OPEN AS SCHEDULED AND MAY OPEN ONLY IN SECTIONS THIS YEAR.


Hometown Headlines 04/27/20

67 CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY OVER THE WEEKEND RAISING THE TOTAL TO 393.

 

THE NUMBER OF INFECTIONS IN ERIE COUNTY IS JUST UNDER 3000 WITH A DEATH TOLL OF 207.

 

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCED A 2-PHASE PLAN FOR RE-OPENING NEW YORK BUSINESSES WHEN APPROPRIATE.

 

KALEIDA HEALTH SAID PATIENT NUMBERS IN THEIR SYSTEM HAVE DROPPED DRAMATICALLY IN RECENT WEEKS.

 

A LEWISTON COUPLE AND THEIR TEENAGE DAUGHTER ARE CHARGED WITH SERIOUSLY INJURING A 5-YEAR-OLD BOY.

 

STATE POLICE HAVE CHARGED A BUFFALO MAN WITH MURDER AND MANSLAUGHTER IN A SOUTHERN TIER HOMICIDE.

 

FOUR ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY ROADWAYS OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL IS TELLING FAST FOOD JOINTS TO DO A BETTER JOB OF PROTECTING THEIR EMPLOYEES.

 

AND, 15 COUNTY BUSINESSES RECEIVED WARNINGS FROM THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE TO STOP VIOLATING COVID-19 RULES.


Hometown Headlines 04/24/20

32 NEW COVID-19 INFECTIONS AND ONE VIRUS DEATH WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY YESTERDAY.

 

THE NUMBER OF INFECTIONS IN ERIE COUNTY IS NOW AT 2671 WITH A DEATH TOLL OF 197.

 

EARLY RESULTS OF ANTIBODY TESTING REVEALS MILLIONS OF NEW YORKERS HAVE BEEN INFECTED BY COVID-19.

 

THE STATE D-O-H AND ATTORNEY GENERAL ANNOUNCED AN INVESTIGATION INTO VIRUS DEATHS AT NURSING HOMES.

 

CATHOLIC HEALTH WILL FURLOUGH UP TO 1200 EMPLOYEES BEGINNING THIS SUNDAY.

 

TWO ACCIDENTS AND A GARBAGE TRUCK FIRE GOT THE ATTENTION OF COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS THURSDAY.

 

IN BUFFALO, POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING THAT CITY’S LATEST HOMICIDE.

 

FUNDRAISING HAS FALLEN, BUT CHRIS JACOBS STILL LEADS THE PACK IN THE CROWDED “NY-27” CONGRESSIONAL RACE.

 

AND, IN SPORTS, THE BILLS GET TO PICK AT #54 IN THE SECOND ROUND OF THE N-F-L DRAFT TONIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 04/23/20

THE NUMBER OF KNOWN VIRUS INFECTIONS IN ERIE COUNTY IS NOW AT 2505 WITH A COUNTY DEATH TOLL OF 188.

 

IN NIAGARA COUNTY, FIVE NEW CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 INCREASED LOCAL TOTALS TO 294 WEDNESDAY.

 

THE GOVERNOR IS TEMPERING EXPECTATIONS ABOUT WHEN NEW YORK STATE’S ECONOMY COULD BE UP AND RUNNING AGAIN.

 

THE LIKLIHOOD THAT SCHOOLS IN NEW YORK WILL RE-OPEN BEFORE JUNE IS LOOKING DIM.

 

KALEIDA HEALTH IS OFFERING EMPLOYEES A TEMPORARY AND VOLUNTARY FURLOUGH PROGRAM.

 

IN NIAGARA FALLS, ONE PERSON IS DEAD AND TWO INJURED AFTER A VEHICLE SLAMMED INTO A HOME YESTERDAY.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN THE FALLS WERE ON THE SCENE OF ONE OTHER ACCIDENT WEDNESDAY.

 

A BUFFALO MAN WAS ARRESTED ON FELONY ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES IN THE MARCH BEATING DEATH OF A HUSKY PUPPY.

 

AND, IN SPORTS, ALL EYES ARE ON ROGER GOODELL’S BASEMENT TONIGHT FOR THE 2020 N-F-L DRAFT.


Hometown Headlines 04/22/20

ONE NEW VIRUS DEATH IN NIAGARA COUNTY AS CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 INCREASED TO 287 TUESDAY.

 

THE NUMBER OF KNOWN INFECTIONS IN ERIE COUNTY IS NOW AT 2282 WITH A COUNTY DEATH TOLL OF 177.

 

ELECTIVE SURGERIES WILL RETURN NEXT WEEK AT LOCKPORT’S EASTERN NIAGARA HOSPITAL.

 

THE FEDERAL DETENTION FACILITY IN BATAVIA HAS EMERGED AS A “HOT SPOT” IN THE CORONAVIRUS BATTLE.

 

TWO PEOPLE DIED AND TWO MORE WERE INJURED IN A HOUSE FIRE IN BUFFALO’S UNIVERSITY DISTRICT TUESDAY.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON THE SCENE OF TWO ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY TUESDAY.

 

AN AMHERST MAN WAS KILLED IN A TRACTOR-TRAILER CRASH ON I-81 NEAR SYRACUSE YESTERDAY.

 

THE GOVERNOR IS BEGINNING TO LAY OUT A PATH TO THE RE-OPENING OF NEW YORK STATE’S ECONOMY.

 

AND, ANOTHER VOICE IN THE W-N-Y MUSIC INDUSTRY HAS BEEN SILENCED WITH THE DEATH OF SCOTT FREILICH AT AGE 66.


Hometown Headlines 04/21/20

HOPE FOR A QUICK RECOVERY FADES AS AREA UNEMPLOYMENT ROCKETS FROM 5 TO 20% IN JUST TWO MONTHS.

 

CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN NIAGARA COUNTY ROSE TO 279 MONDAY AFTER FIVE NEW CASES WERE ANNOUNCED.

 

THE NUMBER OF KNOWN INFECTIONS IN ERIE COUNTY IS NOW AT 2221 WITH A COUNTY DEATH TOLL OF 162.

 

IN BUFFALO, GABEL’S BAR ON HERTEL AVENUE HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN FOR SERVING PATRONS DURING THE VIRUS LOCKDOWN.

 

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

 

DEPUTIES RECOVERED A STOLEN S-U-V SUNDAY AFTER A HIGH SPEED PURSUIT THRU CITY STREETS IN NIAGARA FALLS.

 

A BARKER MAN IS FACING D-W-I CHARGES AFTER HE GOT BEHIND THE WHEEL FOLLOWING A FEW GAMES OF “BEER PONG.”

 

GOVERNOR CUOMO SAYS HE FORESEES A GRADUAL RE-OPENING OF THE ECONOMY AS THE VIRUS SPREAD BEGINS TO FADE.

 

AND, “MR CUOMO GOES TO WASHINGTON” TODAY FOR A MEETING WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP AT THE WHITE HOUSE.


Hometown Headlines 04/20/20

CONFIRMED CASES OF CORONAVIRUS ROSE TO 274 OVER THE WEEKEND IN NIAGARA COUNTY.

 

THE NUMBER OF KNOWN INFECTIONS IN ERIE COUNTY IS NOW AT 2192 WITH A DEATH TOLL OF 135.

 

ACROSS NEW YORK, MORE THAN 17,000 HAVE DIED WHILE THE NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CASES WENT OVER 242,000.

 

STATE POLICE HAVE ARRESTED A SUSPECT IN LAST WEEKEND’S FATAL SHOOTING IN THE TOWN OF LOCKPORT.

 

THERE WAS A FATAL FIRE IN NORTH TONAWANDA SATURDAY AS A MAN DIED IN HIS THIRD AVENUE HOME.

 

A FRIDAY NIGHT FIRE IN NIAGARA FALLS SENT TWO WOMEN TO ECMC – ONE WITH SERIOUS BURNS.

 

A BUFFALO FIREFIGHTER WAS INJURED IN A CRASH WHILE EN ROUTE TO AN EAST SIDE FIRE SATURDAY NIGHT.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON THE SCENE OF TWO ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

AND, THE CORONAVIRUS CLAIMED THE LIFE OF WELL-KNOWN ENTERTAINER “BIG WHEELIE” FRIDAY NIGHT.


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