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Hometown Headlines 10/20/20

LOCKPORT POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR SUSPECTS IN GUNFIRE THAT RANG OUT YESTERDAY MORNING NEAR WALNUT AND ERIE.

 

L-P-D IS ALSO INVESTIGATING THE MONDAY ARMED ROBBERY OF FRANK’S DELI ON WEST AVENUE.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE CALLED OUT TO FIVE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND A FIRE IN NIAGARA COUNTY YESTERDAY.

 

A STATE APPELLATE COURT HAS CUT BACK THE SENTENCE OF A LOCKPORT MAN CONVICTED IN AN OPIATE THEFT AT E-N-H.

 

HOSPITALIZATION RATES FOR WESTERN NEW YORKERS INFECTED BY COVID-19 IS AT ITS HIGHEST RATE SINCE MID JUNE.

 

IN ERIE COUNTY - THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAS LEVIED FINES AND SHUT DOWN NINE BARS FOR VIRUS VIOLATIONS.

 

NEW YORK STATE HAS RESUMED ENFORCEMENT OF ITS PLASTIC BAG BAN THAT WENT INTO EFFECT IN MARCH.

 

GAS PRICES REMAIN GENERALLY “FLAT” FOR DRIVERS ACROSS WESTERN NEW YORK.

 

AND KANSAS CITY RAN ALL OVER THE BILLS ON A RAINY NIGHT IN ORCHARD PARK – CHIEFS 26 BILLS 17!


Hometown Headlines 10/19/20

L-P-D INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING FOR SUSPECTS IN THIS WEEKEND’S SHOOTING THAT LEFT ONE DEAD AND FIVE INJURED.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE CALLED OUT TO THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY SUNDAY.

 

TWO VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANIES RESPONDED TO A SATURDAY NIGHT HOUSE FIRE ON ORCHARD DRIVE IN LEWISTON.

 

FALLS COPS ARRESTED AN OLEAN MAN WHO ADMITTED TO BURGLARIZING VEHICLES OUTSIDE A CITY BAR EARLY SUNDAY.

 

AFTER A FEW WEEKS AWAY FROM THE CLASSROOM – STUDENTS AND STAFF ARE BACK TODAY AT MAPLE ELEMENTARY IN N.F.

 

COUNTY EMPLOYEES - WHO ARE ELIGIBLE - MAY BE OFFERED A $10,000 BONUS TO RETIRE NEXT MONTH.

 

AFTER BEING DARK FOR SEVEN MONTHS - THEATRES GET TO RE-OPEN THIS WEEK – BUT WHERE ARE THE MOVIES?

 

THREE PEOPLE ARE IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER A HOUSE FIRE IN ROCHESTER YESTERDAY.

 

AND WILL THE BILLS REBOUND FROM LAST WEEK’S “NIGHTMARE IN NASHVILLE” WHEN THEY HOST THE CHIEFS TONIGHT?


Hometown Headlines 10/13/20

Catholic Health is making a major investment in Niagara County.  Officials are unveiling plans for a new $37 million dollar health facility to replace Eastern Niagara Hospital. Catholic Health CEO Mark Sullivan says it’ll be located in, or around, the Town of Lockport.

 

Former Congressman Chris Collins will be reporting to federal prison in Florida today. The ex-27th District leader is facing at least 17 months behind bars on federal insider trading charges. 

 

The state Thruway Authority begins public hearings today on a proposed toll hike for the Thruway. The proposed plan would increase tolls 30% for drivers who don't have E-ZPass by January 1st, 2021.

 

A Buffalo man is in serious legal trouble after being arrested on animal cruelty and drug charges.

 

Devils Hole is getting some national attention.  The popular local hiking destination is being named the best hike in NY State by Country Living magazine.

 

The Buffalo Bills are finally ready to kickoff against the Tennessee Titans. Kickoff for this evening's contest in Nashville is set for 7p.

 


Hometown Headlines 10/12/20

The WNY Region once again has the highest coronavirus positivity rate in all of NY State with 1.4% of residents testing positive.

 

A Wheatfield man is under arrest for allegedly killing his father on Hill Road over the weekend.  42 year-old Bryan Cummings is being charged with second degree murder and third degree criminal possession of a weapon. 

 

Students in two WNY districts are returning to the classroom this week. Fifth and sixth graders in the Williamsville School District return Wednesday, while kindergartners, first graders and special education students return in the Ken-Ton District on Tuesday. 

 

The Christopher Columbus statue that was removed in Buffalo is being replaced with a new one celebrating Italian immigrant heritage. 

 

In sports, the Sabres have signed 2018 MVP Taylor Hall to 1-year, $8m contract.

 

The NFL says the upcoming Bills game against the Chiefs is being moved from this Thursday to next Monday night.


Hometown Headlines 10/09/20

Governor Cuomo says WNY needs to do better in protecting themselves against coronavirus and says that the state is using methods to identify Covid-19 clusters. 

 

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says 13 people in the county have died as a result of the illness over the last eight days.  Here in Niagara County, 12 new positive cases were reported but no new deaths.

 

The Falls City Council is giving the green light to hire more police officers.  In a unanimous vote yesterday, the Council OK’d the hiring of 8 new officers, thanks to a new federal grant.  

 

A brand new exhibit at the Aquarium of Niagara is now officially opened.  Leaders cut the ribbon yesterday for a new shark and stingray exhibit. 

 

The voter registration deadline for NY State is today. Anyone who wants to vote must send in their form with an October 9th postmark, or drop it off at their board of elections.

 

In sports, the Buffalo Bills’ scheduled game against the Tennessee Titans has been moved to Tuesday night in Nashville.

 

The Yankees are forcing a fifth game in the ALDS after beating the Tampa Bay rays last night 5-1.


Hometown Headlines 10/08/20

THREE VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANIES RESPONDED TO A FIRE AT THE NIAGARA FRONTIER COUNTRY CLUB IN PORTER LAST NIGHT.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE CALLED OUT TO FIVE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WEDNESDAY.

 

AREA REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS YESTERDAY CALLED FOR THE REPEAL OF STATE BROADBAND EXPANSION FEES.

 

ERIE COUNTY D-A JOHN FLYNN SAID NO CHARGES WILL BE MADE IN A CASE OF BUFFALO P.D. MAKING A PHONY DRUG BUST.

 

AFTER SEVERAL DELAYS - PROSECUTORS ARE PUSHING HARD FOR CHRIS COLLINS TO BEGIN HIS 26-MONTH PRISON SENTENCE.

 

IN MONROE COUNTY – A FATHER IS DEAD AND HIS TWO CHILDREN INJURED AFTER A CRASH ON ROUTE 104.

 

STATE POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING AFTER A MAN WAS STRUCK AND KILLED ON I-490 IN ROCHESTER.

 

A NEW REPORT IS LOOKING INTO THE DEVASTATING EFFECTS THE PANDEMIC HAS HAD ON CHILDREN IN NEW YORK.

 

AND (DUE TO COVID-19) THE BUFFALO BILLS STILL DON’T KNOW IF THEY’LL BE PLAYING AT TENNESSEE THIS SUNDAY.


Hometown Headlines 10/07/20

A THREE-YEAR REASSESSMENT PROGRAM IS UNDERWAY FOR PROPERTIES IN THE CITY OF LOCKPORT.

 

L-P-D IS INVESTIGATING AN INCIDENT OF GUNFIRE TUESDAY MORNING IN THE CITY’S NORTH END.

 

SEPARATE TRAFFIC STOPS IN AUGUST HAVE RESULTED IN DRUG POSSESSION CHARGES AGAINST A PAIR OF LOCKPORT MEN.

 

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

 

AN ERIE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTY REMAINS SUSPENDED WITHOUT PAY AFTER HE WAS CHARGED WITH D-W-I.

 

IN WYOMING COUNTY – AN ARREST HAS BEEN MADE IN THE ASSAULT OF A SHERIFF’S DEPUTY.

 

WRECKAGE FROM THE PLANE CRASH THAT KILLED ATTY STEVE BARNES AND HIS NIECE HAS BEEN SENT TO THE N-T-S-B.

 

SEVEN NEW POSITIVE CASES OF COVID-19 WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY YESTERDAY.

 

AND NEW MEXICO HAS BEEN ADDED TO NEW YORK’S QUARANTINE LIST OF PEOPLE WHO MUST ISOLATE AFTER ARRIVING HERE.


Hometown Headlines 10/06/20

A DISPUTE OVER WEARING A MASK LED TO A FATAL INCIDENT AND LANDED A MAN IN FRONT OF A JUDGE TONIGHT.

 

A $7500 REWARD IS OFFERED IN THE DEADLY SHOOTING OF A BUFFALO WOMAN BACK ON SEPTEMBER 19TH.

 

THE DIOCESE OF BUFFALO IS ASKING A FEDERAL JUDGE TO SPEED UP ITS BANKRUPTCY REORGANIZATION.

 

AVIATION INVESTIGATORS SAY MANY QUESTIONS REMAIN AFTER A PLANE CRASH THAT KILLED ATTY STEVE BARNES & HIS NIECE.

 

31 NEW POSITIVE CASES OF COVID-19 WERE RECORDED IN NIAGARA COUNTY OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

MORE COVID-19 TESTING WILL TAKE PLACE TOMORROW AND FRIDAY AT TWO SITES IN NIAGARA FALLS.

 

THE STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAS A NEW TOOL FOR SCHOOLS AND PARENTS TO HELP KEEP KIDS SAFE.

 

IN ROCHESTER – MAYOR LOVELY WARREN HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO FELONY VOTER FRAUD CHARGES.

 

AND AREA GAS PRICES CONTINUE TO TREND DOWNWARD WHILE THRUWAY TOLL BOOTHS WILL SOON DISAPPEAR.


Hometown Headlines 10/05/20

AVIATION EXPERTS CONTINUE TO EXAMINE THE SITE OF A PLANE CRASH THAT CLAIMED ATTY STEVE BARNES & HIS NIECE.

 

IN BUFFALO – THREE SEPARATE WEEKEND SHOOTINGS SENT THREE MEN TO CITY HOSPITALS.

 

TWO MEN AND A DOG WERE RESCUED FROM A BURNING BUILDING IN BUFFALO’S WILLERT PARK AREA EARLY SATURDAY.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WERE ON SITE AT FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

TWO MEN WERE ARRESTED IN LOCKPORT LATE LAST WEEK ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGES.

 

MORE COVID-19 TESTING WILL TAKE PLACE TODAY AT MAPLE AVENUE ELEMENTARY IN NIAGARA FALLS.

 

21 STUDENTS AT SAINT BONAVENTURE HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED FOR VIOLATING COVID-19 PROTOCOLS.

 

IN ROCHESTER – MAYOR LOVELY WARREN IS EXPECTED TO BE ARRAIGNED TODAY ON FELONY VOTER FRAUD CHARGES.

 

AND THE BILLS ESCAPED LAS VEGAS WITH THEIR 4TH WIN OF THE SEASON AFTER HOLDING OFF THE RAIDERS 30-23.


Hometown Headlines 10/02/20

COVID-19 POSITIVITY RATES IN WESTERN NEW YORK JUMPED TO SECOND HIGHEST IN THE STATE WITH THE NEWEST DATA.

 

MAPLE AVENUE ELEMENTARY IN THE FALLS WILL REMAIN CLOSED INDEFINITELY AFTER MORE POSITIVE VIRUS CASES.

 

CUTS TO AID AT NEW YORK STATE SCHOOLS IS HAVING A DEVASTATING IMPACT ON SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

 

THE NIAGARA COUNTY DIVE TEAM RECOVERED THE BODY OF A KAYAKER FROM HYDE PARK LAKE IN THE FALLS LAST NIGHT.

 

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

 

HERE IN LOCKPORT – 4TH WARD ALDERMAN KELLY VANDEMARK WILL RESIGN FROM THE COMMON COUNCIL LATER THIS MONTH.

 

DISGRACED CONGRESSMAN CHRIS COLLINS IS ONCE AGAIN ASKING A JUDGE TO DELAY THE START OF HIS PRISON SENTENCE.

 

NEW YORK HAS A NEW TOOL IN ITS ON-GOING BATTLE WITH CORONAVIRUS – YES, THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT!

 

AND THE BILLS WILL BATTLE THE RAIDERS IN LAS VEGAS THIS SUNDAY IN THEIR QUEST TO STAY UNBEATEN.


Hometown Headlines 10/01/20

A 25-YEAR-OLD NIAGARA FALLS WOMAN WAS KILLED TUESDAY WHEN SHE WAS GUNNED DOWN AT CENTER AND 20TH.

 

TWO MORE STAFF MEMBERS AT MAPLE AVENUE ELEMENTARY IN THE FALLS HAVE BEEN INFECTED WITH COVID-19.

 

STUDENTS AND STAFF AT ERIE COUNTY SCHOOLS CAN NOW TAKE ADVANTAGE OF RAPID CORONAVIRUS TESTING.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WERE ON THE SCENE OF TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS YESTERDAY AND ONE THIS MORNING

 

MORE LAY-OFFS IN WESTERN NEW YORK AS SENECA GAMING ANNOUNCES 300 FURLOUGHS.

 

A BUFFALO BLAZE THAT SENT A WOMAN TO THE HOSPITAL HAS BEEN RULED AN ARSON.

 

REPEAT SEX OFFENDER RODRIGUEZ WINN OF NIAGARA FALLS IS GOING TO COUNTY JAIL FOR HIS LATEST OFFENSE.

 

IN ROCHESTER – LAWYERS FOR SEVEN SUSPENDED COPS IN THE DANIEL PRUDE CASE WILL HOLD A NEWS CONFERENCE.

 

AND THE GOVERNOR WANTS “FANS IN THE STANDS” AT FUTURE BILLS GAMES AND WILL VISIT THE STADIUM SOON.


Hometown Headlines 09/30/20

DOZENS OF U-B STUDENT ATHLETES HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 AND NOW THREE SPORTS ARE “ON HOLD.”

 

MEANWHILE, SOME EMPLOYEES AT ERIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE ARE BEING LAID OFF DUE TO FINANCIAL ISSUES.

 

AND – NINETY PARKING EMPLOYEES AT BUFFALO-NIAGARA INT’L AIRPORT HAVE RECEIVED LAY OFF NOTICES.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WERE ON THE SCENE OF TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND A TRAILER FIRE TUESDAY.

 

A LOCKPORT WOMAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED FOR FELONY D-W-I AND A LEANDRA’S LAW VIOLATION.

 

THREE ARRESTS ON THE CITY POLICE REPORT – TWO OF THEM FOR HARASSMENT AND CHILD ENDANGERMENT.

 

AN INFORMATIONAL PICKET REGARDING STAFFING LEVELS IS PLANNED AT MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER IN THE FALLS TODAY.

 

TRAVELERS FROM COLORADO ARE NOW ON THE QUARANTINE LIST WHEN ARRIVING IN NEW YORK.

 

AND “FANS IN THE STANDS” AT UPCOMING BILLS GAMES NOT EXPECTED ANYTIME SOON - ACCORDING TO THE TEAM.


Hometown Headlines 09/29/20

THE CANADIAN WOMAN ACCUSED OF SENDING A POISON LETTER TO PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS ALSO FOUND WITH GUNS AND AMMO.

 

MEANWHILE, A SUSPICIOUS POWDER SENT TO THE ERIE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS HAS BEEN DECLARED NON-HAZARDOUS.

 

IN ERIE COUNTY – RESIDENTS HOSPITALIZED WITH COVID-19 IS INCREASING AS THE POSITIVITY RATE REMAINS UNDER 1%.

 

FREE CORONAVIRUS TESTING IS AVAILABLE IN THE FALLS TODAY FROM 1 TO 4 AT MAPLE ELEMENTARY.

 

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

 

THE VICTIM OF FRIDAY’S FATAL SHOOTING IN NIAGARA FALLS HAS BEEN ID’D AS FRANKLIN WALKER OF N.T.

 

THE STATE TROOPER INJURED SATURDAY WHEN AN SUV CRASHED INTO HER CRUISER ON I-190 IS OUT OF THE HOSPITAL.

 

A HARTLAND COUPLE WILL BE GOING TO PRISON FOR A LONG TIME FOR SEXUALLY ABUSING A YOUNG GIRL.

 

AND ERIE COUNTY IS GOING TO THE GOVERNOR WITH A PLAN FOR “FANS IN THE STANDS” AT UPCOMING BILLS GAMES.


Hometown Headlines 09/28/20

THE LATEST COVID-19 POSITIVITY RATE IN WESTERN NEW YORK CAME IN UNDER ONE PERCENT.

 

IN NIAGARA FALLS – AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HAS CLOSED DUE TO A NEW CASE OF CORONAVIRUS.

 

NIAGARA FALLS P.D. IS INVESTIGATING A FATAL SHOOTING FRIDAY ON PINE AVENUE.

 

IN BUFFALO – TWO PEOPLE ARE AT E-C-M-C AFTER THEY WERE SHOT EARLY YESTERDAY MORNING.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WERE ON THE SCENE OF FIVE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND A FIRE YESTERDAY.

 

A STATE TROOPER WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED SATURDAY WHEN AN S-U-V CRASHED INTO HIS CRUISER ON I-190.

 

IN AMHERST – FIRE DESTROYED A HOME ON BUTTON BUSH COURT AND CLAIMED THE FAMILY DOG SUNDAY.

 

EAST SIDE RESIDENTS IN BUFFALO ARE STILL IN SHOCK OVER A FIRE THAT CLAIMED THREE LIVES EARLY FRIDAY .

 

AND IN SPORTS - THE BILLS STAYED UNBEATEN WITH A LAST SECOND WIN OVER THE RAMS IN ORCHARD PARK SUNDAY.


Hometown Headlines 09/25/20

COVID-19 APPEARS TO BE ON THE RISE AGAIN IN WESTERN NEW YORK.

 

21-YEAR-OLD SHAWN CALLAHAN OF NEWFANE HAS BEEN ID’D AS THE VICTIM OF A WEDNESDAY EVENING ACCIDENT IN WILSON.

 

IN BUFFALO – A PROTESTOR STRUCK BY A PICKUP TRUCK WEDNESDAY IN NIAGARA SQUARE HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WERE ON THE SCENE OF THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS YESTERDAY.

 

NATIONAL POLITICAL CONSULTANT MICHAEL CAPUTO HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER.

 

IN AVIATION NEWS – SPIRIT AIRLINES HAS SUSPENDED SERVICE WHILE PRIOR AVIATION IS ENDING ITS RUN.

 

THE CITY CELEBRATES “LOCKTOBERFEST” TOM’R WITH THE FORMAL DEDICATION OF THE LOCK TENDERS TRIBUTE MONUMENT

 

“FAIR FOOD FANATICS” CAN GET THEIR FILL THIS WEEKEND AT THE NIAGARA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS.

 

AND IN SPORTS - THE UNBEATEN BILLS HOST THE UNBEATEN RAMS SUNDAY AT ORCHARD PARK.


Hometown Headlines 09/24/20

ONE MAN WAS KILLED WHEN HIS MOTORCYCLE COLLIDED WITH AN S-U-V ON WEST LAKE ROAD IN WILSON LAST EVENING.

 

THREE OTHER ACCIDENTS INVOLVING MOTORCYCLES WERE ALSO REPORTED ACROSS NIAGARA COUNTY WEDNESDAY.

 

IN BUFFALO – A PROTESTOR WAS STRUCK BY A PICKUP TRUCK IN NIAGARA SQUARE LAST NIGHT.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS MAN IS GOING TO STATE PRISON FOR FIVE YEARS FOR STABBING HIS NEIGHBOR.

 

A BUFFALO NURSING HOME HAS BEEN FINED $50,000-DOLLARS FOR VIOLATING NEW YORK’S COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS.

 

LOCKPORT’S CREDIT RATING WITH MOODY INVESTORS SERVICE JUMPED EIGHT POINTS FROM A YEAR AGO.

 

SCHOOL KIDS IN WILLIAMSVILLE WILL BE BACK IN CLASSROOMS NEXT MONTH – MARYVALE STUDENTS AFTER THANKSGIVING.

 

NIAGARA FALLS RESIDENTS CAN RECEIVE FREE COVID-19 TESTS FRIDAY FROM 1 TO 4 AT CITY MARKET.

 

AND IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR WORK - A BUFFALO CHEESE COMPANY IS HAVING A VIRTUAL JOB FAIR TOMORROW.


Hometown Headlines 09/23/20

THE CANADIAN WOMAN ACCUSED OF SENDING A POISON LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT WAS IN FEDERAL COURT IN BFLO TUESDAY.

 

35-YEAR-OLD ROBERT DUMAS IS FACING CHARGES AFTER BEING ACCUSED OF KILLING A 17-MONTH-OLD CHILD IN BUFFALO.

 

TWO REPEAT OFFENDERS FROM NIAGARA FALLS FACE MULTIPLE CHARGES STEMMING FROM A WEEKEND SHOPLIFTING INCIDENT.

 

STATE POLICE ARRESTED THREE DRIVERS ON DRUNK DRIVING CHARGES THIS PAST WEEKEND.

 

THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED ACROSS NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS TUESDAY.

 

A PAIR OF LOCKPORT BUSINESSES WILL SEEK STATE GRANTS TO HELP KEEP THEIR DOORS OPEN DURING THE PANDEMIC.

 

NEW YORK HAS ADDED FIVE MORE STATES TO THE LIST OF PEOPLE WHO MUST QUARANTINE AFTER ARRIVING HERE.

 

VISITORS TO CITY BUILDINGS IN NIAGARA FALLS MUST NOW UNDERGO COVID-19 TESTING FIRST.

 

AND LOCKPORT’S A.A. NODINE INSURANCE AGENCY IS CELEBRATING 100 YEARS IN BUSINESS.


Hometown Headlines 09/22/20

THE BUFFALO NEWS REPORTS 173 CATHOLIC PRIESTS IN W-N-Y HAVE BEEN ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ABUSE IN C-V-A LAWSUITS.

 

THE CANADIAN WOMAN ACCUSED OF SENDING A POISON LETTER TO PRESIDENT TRUMP IS EXPECTED IN FEDERAL COURT TODAY.

 

NIAGARA FALLS P.D. IS LOOKING FOR THE DRIVER IN A HIT AND RUN THAT SERIOUSLY INJURED A WOMAN SUNDAY.

 

THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED ACROSS NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS MONDAY.

 

L-P-D ARRESTED A MAN AND WOMAN SUNDAY WHEN AN ELMWOOD AVENUE DOMESTIC ARGUMENT TURNED VIOLENT.

 

YOU MIGHT SAY BUFFALO P.D. CAUGHT A WOMAN “RED HANDED” AFTER SHE DEFACED THE CITY’S McKINLEY MONUMENT.

 

EIGHT STUDENTS IN NEWFANE WERE SENT HOME WITH SYMPTOMS RELATED TO COVID-19 AS NYS UNVEILS A NEW TRACKING SYS.

 

IN WILLIAMSVILLE, THE ACTING SUPERINTENDENT WILL ANNOUNCE ANOTHER LEARNING PLAN FOR STUDENTS SOON.

 

AND FOUR PEOPLE INJURED IN A WEEKEND MASS SHOOTING IN ROCHESTER REMAIN IN THE HOSPITAL - TWO DIED.


Hometown Headlines 09/21/20

JUST TWO GAMES INTO THE 2020 SEASON – THE BUFFALO BILLS ARE UNBEATEN AND IN FIRST PLACE IN THE A-F-C EAST.

 

THREE PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND EIGHTEEN INJURED IN MASS SHOOTINGS IN BUFFALO AND ROCHESTER OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS SUNDAY.

 

A WOMAN ACCUSED OF ATTEMPTING TO HARM PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS ARRESTED RECENTLY AT THE PEACE BRIDGE.

 

COVID-19 CASES IN WESTERN NEW YORK APPEAR TO HAVE STABILIZED DURING THE LAST WEEK.

 

IN WILLIAMSVILLE, THE ACTING SUPERINTENDENT WILL MEET WITH STUDENTS TODAY.

 

A FORMER TONAWANDA BARTENDER - CONVICTED OF MURDERING A SOUTH BUFFALO WOMAN – HAS DIED IN STATE PRISON.

 

THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL WAS IN ROCHESTER YESTERDAY AND SAID CHARGES WILL BE MADE IN THE DANIEL PRUDE CASE.

 

AND – BOTH TEMPERATURES AND GAS PRICES ARE FALLING IN WESTERN NEW YORK.


Hometown Headlines 09/18/20

POLICE IN NIAGARA FALLS AND TONAWANDA ARE LOOKING INTO ROBBERIES AT TWO 7-11 STORES.

 

A MAN WHO ALLUDED HAMBURG DETECTIVES WEDNESDAY WAS ARRESTED IN BUFFALO YESTERDAY.

 

A SUSPENDED U-B BASKETBALL PLAYER IS FACING A SECOND SET OF CHARGES FOR ALLEGEDLY HARASSING AN N-U ATHLETE.

 

A WYOMING COUNTY MAN WITH A HISTORY OF MENTAL ILLNESS IS GOING TO PRISON FOR TRYING TO KILL THE SHERIFF.

 

LOCKPORT CITY HALL WAS EVACUATED YESTERDAY FOR ABOUT AN HOUR DUE TO A MALFUNCTIONING HVAC UNIT.

 

FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY ROADWAYS THURSDAY.

 

THE DIOCESE OF BUFFALO HAS ESTABLISHED A TASK FORCE TO LOOK INTO CONSOLIDATION OF CHURCHES AND SCHOOLS.

 

WESTERN NEW YORK CONTINUES TO LEAD THE STATE WITH THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF COVID-19 INFECTIONS.

 

AND - IN SPORTS - THE BILLS ARE OUT TO PUT THE “WHAMMY ON MIAMI” THIS SUNDAY.


Hometown Headlines 09/17/20

IN BUFFALO – POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING SHOOTINGS THAT LEFT ONE PERSON DEAD AND FOUR OTHERS INJURED.

 

WNY RESIDENT AND TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HEALTH OFFICIAL MICHAEL CAPUTO IS ON LEAVE FROM HIS JOB.

 

IT NOW LOOKS LIKE THE U.S. – CANADA BORDER WILL REMAIN CLOSED - AT LEAST INTO NOVEMBER.

 

THE RECENT INCREASE IN COVID-19 CASES ACROSS ERIE COUNTY HAS BEEN TRACED TO TEENAGERS.

 

IN THE COURTS – A LOCKPORT MAN PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO A STABBING WHILE ANOTHER MAN ADMITS TO A ROBBERY COUNT.

 

THE NYSUT TEACHERS UNION HAS FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST GOVERNOR CUOMO OVER CUTS TO SCHOOL AID.

 

THE GOVERNOR IS URGING BUSINESSES THAT ARE STILL SHUT DOWN TO REMAIN PATIENT.

 

ERIE COUNTY LEADERS ARE EXPLAINING TO BILLS FANS WHY THEY CAN’T ATTEND HOME GAMES IN-PERSON ANYTIME SOON.

 

AND, IN SPORTS, THE SABRES HAVE ACQUIRED ERIC STAAL FROM MINNESOTA IN EXCHANGE FOR MARCUS JOHANSSON.


Hometown Headlines 09/16/20

A NORTH TONAWANDA MAN DIED EARLY YESTERDAY MORNING WHEN HE CRASHED HIS MOTORCYCLE ON I-290 IN TONAWANDA.

 

FALLS HOMICIDE DETECTIVES ARE INVESTIGATING A FATAL SHOOTING NEAR THE NOTORIOUS “RED HOUSE.”

 

LOCKPORT PEDIATRIC DENTIST LOUIS SURACE IS FACING UP TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON AFTER ACCEPTING A PLEA DEAL.

 

A HIRING FREEZE AND SOLAR PROJECT ARE ON TONIGHT’S COMMON COUNCIL AGENDA HERE IN LOCKPORT.

 

JUST ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN THE COUNTY TUESDAY – A CAR -MOTORCYCLE CRASH HERE IN THE CITY.

 

BUFFALO P.D. HAS IDENTIFIED KARL SCHULTZ AS THE OFFICER WHO SHOT WILLIE HENLEY OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

VISITORS WILL BE ALLOWED BACK IN NEW YORK NURSING HOMES (WITH STRICT PROTOCOLS) BEGINNING TOMORROW.

 

KIDS ACROSS NEW YORK GOT THE GREEN LIGHT FROM “THE GOV” TO GO “TRICK-OR-TREATING” THIS HALLOWEEN.

 

AND, ROCHESTER DEMONSTRATORS WERE OUT AGAIN LAST NIGHT CALLING ON MAYOR WARREN TO STEP DOWN.


Hometown Headlines 09/15/20

IN BUFFALO – POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A DEADLY STABBING ON THE CITY’S EAST SIDE FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.

 

THE MAN INJURED IN A POLICE SHOOTING IN BUFFALO HAS BEEN ARRAIGNED ON FELONY ASSAULT CHARGES.

 

FALLS P.D. IS LOOKING INTO ANOTHER SHOOTING OUTSIDE THE NOTORIOUS “RED ROOM” SPEAKEASY OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

AFTER A BRIEF SPIKE, COVID-19 INFECTIONS IN WESTERN NEW YORK ARE DROPPING AGAIN.

 

MORE TURMOIL AND CONFUSION AT WILLIAMSVILLE SCHOOLS AFTER THE HIRING OF 43 TEACHERS IS REVOKED.

 

THE LOCKPORT PLANNING BOARD HAS OK’D A PERMIT FOR SOLAR PANELS TO BE INSTALLED ON SUMMIT STREET.

 

ROCHESTER PROTESTS WERE BACK IN THE STREETS LAST NIGHT CALLING FOR MAYOR WARREN TO STEP DOWN.

 

A WATER EMERGENCY IN FREDONIA CONTINUES AS THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT HANDS OUT FREE BOTTLED WATER TODAY.

 

AND, U-B HAS SLIPPED FROM 79 TO 88 IN THE 2020 RANKINGS OF COLLEGES IN U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT.


Hometown Headlines 09/14/20

IN NIAGARA FALLS - A YOUNG MAN IS DEAD AFTER HIS DIRT BIKE STRUCK AN S-U-V ON PORTER ROAD SATURDAY.

 

FOUR OTHER TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY SUNDAY.

 

THE ERIE COUNTY D-A IS LOOKING INTO THE SHOOTING OF A HOMELESS MAN WHO ATTACKED A BUFFALO POLICE OFFICER.

 

A BUFFALO MAN WAS TREATED AND RELEASED AFTER BEING SHOT AT AN EAST SIDE PARTY IN BUFFALO THIS WEEKEND.

 

TWO ARMED MEN ROBBED THE PINE AVENUE 7-11 OF CASH AND CIGARETTES EARLY SATURDAY.

 

COVID-19 INFECTIONS ARE STARTING TO RISE AGAIN IN WESTERN NEW YORK AFTER A BRIEF DROP-OFF.

 

ROCHESTER POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR A SUSPECT IN A FATAL SHOOTING THERE OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

A 12TH NIGHT OF PROTESTS ON THE STREETS OF ROCHESTER RESULTED IN NO ARRESTS LAST NIGHT.

 

IN SPORTS, THE BILLS GROUNDED THE JETS SUNDAY IN THEIR SEASON-OPENER AT AN EMPTY STADIUM IN ORCHARD PARK.


Hometown Headlines 09/11/20

A MAN IS DEAD AFTER HIS VEHICLE STRUCK A TREE AND ROLLED OVER ON LOCKPORT ROAD IN WHEATFIELD YESTERDAY.

 

THREE OTHER TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY THURSRDAY.

 

COVID-19 INFECTION RATES IN WESTERN NEW YORK ARE STARTING TO TREND DOWNWARD.

 

BEGINNING NEXT WEEK, MANY NEW YORKERS WILL GET A BOOST FROM A $300-DOLLAR FEDERAL UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT.

 

THE EMBATTLED WILLIAMSVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL INTRODUCE CHANGES NEXT WEEK TO THE WAY STUDENTS LEARN.

 

TWO BROTHERS ARE FACING FELONY FRAUD CHARGES IN A $7M-DOLLAR COVID-19 ASSISTANCE SCAM.

 

CANADIAN AUTHORITIES HAVE ANNOUNCED A MAJOR COCAINE BUST AT THE LEWISTON-QUEENSTON BRIDGE.

 

NATIONAL GRID IS BEING QUESTIONED BY THE P-S-C ABOUT PROPOSED RATE INCREASES FOR 2021.

 

IN SPORTS, THE CHIEFS TAMED THE TEXANS THURSDAY AND THE BILLS HOPE TO GROUND THE JETS SUNDAY.


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