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Hometown Headlines 01/25/21

VOLUNTEERS FROM FIVE FIRE COMPANIES FROM TWO COUNTIES BATTLED A BLAZE IN HARTLAND SATURDAY.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN THE FALLS WERE ON SITE AT TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND A FIRE THIS WEEKEND.

 

IN BUFFALO – QUEEN CITY COPS INVESTIGATED A FATAL SHOOTING AT A DOWNTOWN HOTEL EARLY SATURDAY.

 

THE NIAGARA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT REPORTED 2 VIRUS DEATHS AND 115 NEW CASES AT FRIDAY’S COVID UPDATE.

 

STUDENTS, STAFF AND FACULTY AT U-B BEGIN IN-PERSON CLASSES FOR THE SPRING SEMESTER A WEEK FROM TODAY.

 

DEPUTIES IN MONROE COUNTY CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE A FATAL SNOWMOBILE CRASH IN THE TOWN OF PERINTON.

 

A BUFFALO WOMAN FACES FEDERAL DRUG CHARGES AFTER A TRAFFIC STOP IN CATTARAUGUS COUNTY LAST WEEK.

 

SAMSUNG SAYS A GENESEE COUNTY SITE IS 1 OF 5 UNDER CONSIDERATION FOR A $17B-DOLLAR SEMICONDUCTOR PLANT.

 

AND – THE BILLS FELL TO THE CHIEFS IN LAST NIGHT’S AFC CHAMPIONSHIP AT KANSAS CITY 38-24.


Hometown Headlines 01/22/21

ARMY INVESTIGATORS ARE EXPECTED TODAY AT THE SCENE OF A HELICOPTER CRASH IN MONROE COUNTY THAT KILLED THREE.

 

A HEAD-ON CRASH IN CLARENCE THIS WEEK HAS PROVEN FATAL FOR ONE OF THE DRIVERS.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY IN THE PAST 24 HOURS.

 

THE NIAGARA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT REPORTED 1 VIRUS DEATH AND 196 NEW CASES AT THURSDAY’S COVID UPDATE.

 

PROGRESS IS BEING MADE IN THE VACCINATION OF MILLIONS OF NEW YORKERS.

 

FALL MAY BE MONTHS AWAY – BUT U-B IS ANNOUNCING THAT IN-PERSON/ON-CAMPUS INSTRUCTION WILL RETURN THEN.

 

BUFFALO P-D NABBED A MAN RIFLING THRU VEHICLES NEAR AMHERST HIGH YESTERDAY.

 

TONIGHT’S MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT IS JUST UNDER A BILLION DOLLARS AND “YA GOTTA BE IN IT TO WIN IT.”

 

AND – THE BILLS TAKE ON THE CHIEFS THIS WEEKEND FOR THE AFC CHAMPIONSHIP AND A POSSIBLE TRIP TO SUPER BOWL 55.


Hometown Headlines 01/21/21

THREE NATIONAL GUARD SOLDIERS WERE KILLED WHEN THEIR HELICOPTER CRASHED IN MONROE COUNTY LAST NIGHT.

 

THE AMBER ALERT SEARCH FOR TWO CHILDREN ABDUCTED IN SUBURBAN ROCHESTER MONDAY HAS HAD A HAPPY ENDING.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND A FIRE IN NIAGARA COUNTY IN THE PAST 24 HOURS.

 

THE LATEST COVID NUMBERS IN NIAGARA COUNTY REVEAL 3 VIRUS DEATHS AND 146 NEW INFECTIONS.

 

BORDER AGENTS AT THE LEWISTON-QUEENSTON BRIDGE MADE A BIG DRUG BUST YESTERDAY.

 

THERE WAS A PUBLIC HEARING LAST NIGHT ON LOCKPORT’S POLICE POLICY REVIEW AND NOT A SINGLE COMMENT WAS MADE.

 

THE COMMON COUNCIL OK’D THREE ANNUAL EVENTS FOR 2021 - THE ARTS FESTIVAL, CRUISE NIGHTS AND A 10K RUN.

 

THE GOVERNOR YESTERDAY SAID HE PREDICTS A MORE LETHAL AND CONTAGIOUS VERSION OF COVID WILL ARRIVE THIS YEAR.

 

AND – FORMER LOCKPORT ALDERMAN JOHN “TATE” PITRELLO HAS DIED AT THE AGE OF 72.


Hometown Headlines 01/20/21

TWO TEENAGERS HAVE BEEN INDICTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SHOOTING DEATH OF CHEYENNE FAREWELL IN OCTOBER.

 

A LOCKPORT MAN AND WOMAN ARE UNDER ARREST IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS FROM THE L-P-D CRIME REPORT.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT TUESDAY - ON MAPLETON ROAD IN PENDLETON.

 

POLICE IN HAMBURG HAVE ID’D THE MOTHER AND TWO CHILDREN WHO DIED WHEN FIRE RAVAGED THEIR HOME EARLY MONDAY.

 

HOMICIDE DETECTIVES IN BUFFALO ARE LOOKING INTO A FATAL SHOOTING AT A DOAT STREET CONVENIENCE STORE YESTERDAY.

 

THE LATEST COVID NUMBERS IN NIAGARA COUNTY REVEAL 15 VIRUS DEATHS AND 395 NEW INFECTIONS.

 

IN GREECE (NEAR ROCHESTER) - AN AMBER ALERT CONTINUES FOR TWO CHILDREN ABDUCTED MONDAY NIGHT.

 

THE GOVERNOR YESTERDAY CALLED ON THE FEDERAL GOV’T TO HELP FIX THE FISCAL MESS HERE IN NEW YORK.

 

AND – IN SPORTS - THE SABRES FELL IN PHILADELPHIA LAST NIGHT AS THE FLYERS SHUT THEM OUT 3-0.


Hometown Headlines 01/19/21

IN HAMBURG – A MOTHER AND HER TWO CHILDREN DIED WHEN FIRE RAVAGED THEIR NEWTON ROAD HOME EARLY MONDAY.

 

THE D-M-V OFFICE IN NIAGARA FALLS WILL BE CLOSED THE REST OF THIS WEEK AS THE STAFF IS UNDER QUARANTINE.

 

THE COVID-19 SPREAD IN NEW YORK IS SLOWING - BUT NEW VARIANTS OF THE VIRUS ARE SHOWING UP.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT MONDAY - ON THE BOULEVARD IN THE FALLS.

 

LOCKPORT’S TRANSIT DRIVE-IN WILL PUT SUNDAY’S BILLS’ GAME ON THE BIG SCREEN WITH A FEW NEW “RULES.”

 

IN GREECE (NEAR ROCHESTER) - AN AMBER ALERT IS ISSUED FOR TWO CHILDREN ABDUCTED YESTERDAY.

 

BUFFALO MAYOR BYRON BROWN NOW HAS THREE PEOPLE LINED UP TO CHALLENGE HIM FOR THE CITY’S TOP JOB.

 

WITH NEW YORK STATE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN THE RED – THE GOVERNOR WILL ADDRESS THE FISCAL MESS TODAY.

 

AND THE BUFFALO SABRES SKATED TO THEIR FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON AS THEY FOILED THE FLYERS IN PHILLY 6-1.


Hometown Headlines 01/18/21

TEN MORE DEATHS FROM COVID-19 AND 187 NEW INFECTIONS REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY AT FRIDAY’S UPDATE.

 

VACCINATION CLINICS IN ERIE COUNTY ARE CANCELLED THRU WEDNESDAY OF THIS WEEK DUE TO A LACK OF VACCINE.

 

IN BUFFALO - AN EAST SIDE SHOOTING OVER THE WEEKEND HAS A 27-YEAR-OLD MAN RECOVERING FROM SEVERAL WOUNDS.

 

A FRIDAY NIGHT INCIDENT ON LINWOOD AVENUE IN BUFFALO INVOLVED THE SON OF MAYOR BYRON BROWN.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND A FIRE IN NIAGARA COUNTY OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

A REPEAT OFFENDER HAS BEEN ARRESTED AGAIN AND A GASPORT MAN WAS CITED FOR D-U-I ON AREA POLICE REPORTS.

 

THERE’S BEEN ANOTHER SHAKEUP AT THE SPCA OF NIAGARA WITH FORMER DIRECTOR AMY LEWIS NOW BACK AT THE HELM.

 

STILL NO WINNER IN THE POWERBALL -OR- MEGA-MILLIONS LOTTERIES AS THE JACKPOTS KEEP BUILDING.

 

AND THE BUFFALO BILLS ARE ONE GAME AWAY FROM THEIR 5TH TRIP TO THE SUPER BOWL AFTER BEATING BALTIMORE 17-3.


Hometown Headlines 01/15/21

HERE IN NIAGARA COUNTY – THE UP-AND-DOWN COVID-19 NUMBERS ARE “UP” AGAIN WITH 256 NEW CASES REPORTED.

 

VACCINATION CLINICS IN ERIE COUNTY ARE BOOKED THRU THE END OF JANUARY AS A NEW ONE OPENS SOON NEAR U-B SOUTH.

 

LOCAL RESIDENTS WITH LIMITED OR NO INTERNET ACCESS CAN CALL 2-1-1 TO PRE-REGISTER OF YOUR COVID VACCINATION.

 

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

 

PETER HARDING - THE CHEEKTOWAGA MAN WHO ADMITTED HIS PRESENCE INSIDE THE U-S CAPITOL - HAS BEEN ARRESTED.

 

MICHAEL WILLIAM FISHER WILL BE INSTALLED TODAY AS THE NEW BISHOP OF BUFFALO.

 

THE TOWN OF NEWFANE HAS SUBMITTED ITS APPLICATION FOR PERMISSION TO CONSTRUCT A BREAKWALL IN OLCOTT HARBOR.

 

THE MEGA-MILLIONS LOTTERY JACKPOT IS A WHOPPING $750M DOLLARS FOR TONIGHT’S DRAWING.

 

AND THE SABRES LOST THEIR SEASON OPENER TO THE CAPS LAST NIGHT AS THE BILLS GET READY FOR THE RAVENS TOM’R.


Hometown Headlines 01/14/21

WEDNESDAY’S REPORT FROM THE NIAGARA COUNTY HEALTH DEPT WAS DRAMATICALLY BETTER THAN THE PAST TWO DAYS.

 

IN ERIE COUNTY – SOME RESTAURANTS ARE CELEBRATING AFTER A JUDGE OVERTURNED THE BAN ON INDOOR DINING.

 

A WHEATFIELD WOMAN WAS ARRESTED YESTERDAY FOR D-W-I AND A LEANDRA’S LAW VIOLATION.

 

TWO MOTORISTS WERE RECENTLY CITED FOR D-U-I AFTER TRAFFIC STOPS IN THE CITY AND TOWN OF LOCKPORT.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WEDNESDAY – TWO OF THEM IN LOCKPORT.

 

F-B-I AGENTS SEARCHED THE CHEEKTOWAGA HOME OF A MAN WHO ADMITTED HIS PRESENCE INSIDE THE U-S CAPITOL LAST WEEK.

 

A REPORT ON COVID DEATHS IN NEW YORK NURSING HOMES HAS BEEN DELAYED FOR A THIRD TIME BY THE STATE D-O-H.

 

A RETIRED BORDER PATROL AGENT IS FACING FEDERAL CHARGES FOR SPRAYING URINE IN HIS SUPERVISORS WORKSPACE.

 

AND THE SABRES OPEN THEIR 56-GAME SCHEDULE AT HOME TONIGHT AS THE BILLS GET READY FOR THE RAVENS SATURDAY.


Hometown Headlines 01/13/21

THE PAST TWO DAYS HAVE BEEN THE DEADLIEST IN NIAGARA COUNTY SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN WITH 28 COVID DEATHS.

 

THE STATE VACCINATION CAMPAIGN HAS EXPANDED TO INCLUDE ANOTHER 7-MILLION PEOPLE – BUT IS THERE ENOUGH?

 

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT SIX TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY TUESDAY – THREE OF THEM IN LOCKPORT.

 

A THIRD SUSPECT HAS BEEN CHARGED IN THE FATAL HALLOWEEN PARTY SHOOTING IN LOCKPORT.

 

IN NIAGARA FALLS – A MAN AND WOMAN ARE FACING CHARGES AFTER TAKING POLICE ON A WILD CHASE EARLY SUNDAY.

 

TWO ORLEANS COUNTY MEN HAVE BEEN INDICTED FOR THE BRUTAL BEATING OF A HARTLAND MAN LAST JANUARY.

 

THREE AREA CONGRESSMEN HAVE DIFFERENT OPINIONS ON POSSIBLE SANCTIONS AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP.

 

THE BORDER BETWEEN CANADA AND THE U-S WILL REMAIN CLOSED AT LEAST THRU FEBRUARY 21ST.

 

AND BILLS’ FANS WITH TICKETS TO THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S PLAYOFF GAME CAN GET TESTED FOR COVID TODAY AND TOM’R.


Hometown Headlines 01/12/21

THE MASS VACCINATION CAMPAIGN ROLLS OUT IN NIAGARA COUNTY TODAY AT SITES IN LOCKPORT, N-T AND THE FALLS.

 

THERE WERE 12 COVID DEATHS AND 360 NEW VIRUS CASES REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY OVER THE 3-DAY WEEKEND.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY MONDAY – THREE OF THEM IN LOCKPORT.

 

IN NIAGARA FALLS – A MAN AND WOMAN ARE FACING CHARGES AFTER CRASHING THEIR CAR DURING A WEEKEND POLICE CHASE.

 

A BATAVIA MAN WITH TWO D-W-I CONVICTIONS IS FACING A THIRD AFTER HIS ARREST IN GENESEE COUNTY SATURDAY.

 

CRIME STOPPERS W-N-Y IS OFFERING A REWARD OF UP TO $7500 FOR INFORMATION IN A NOVEMBER HOMICIDE IN BUFFALO.

 

GAS PRICES ARE GOING UP AGAIN AT PUMPS ALL OVER WESTERN NEW YORK.

 

“LOCKPORT DAY” IN FLORIDA WILL NOT HAPPEN THIS YEAR DUE TO THE PANDEMIC.

 

AND BILLS’ FANS GOT THE “GREEN LIGHT” TO ATTEND THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S PLAYOFF GAME WITH BALTIMORE.


Hometown Headlines 01/11/21

AN ARREST HAS BEEN MADE IN AN EARLY SUNDAY MORNING SHOTGUN HOMICIDE IN SOUTH BUFFALO.

 

ON THE QUEEN CITY’S EAST SIDE – TWO WOMEN WERE INJURED BY GUNFIRE EARLY SATURDAY.

 

THERE WERE THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS IN THE PAST 24 HOURS.

 

A NEWFANE WOMAN WAS LOCKED UP FRIDAY AND CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED D-W-I AND A LEANDRA’S LAW VIOLATION.

 

THE NIAGARA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCTED ONE DEATH AND 248 NEW VIRUS CASES IN FRIDAY’S UPDATE.

 

LOCKPORT’S BRIARWOOD MANOR SUFFERED AN OUTBREAK OF COVID-19 AND IT’S OPERATOR IS UNHAPPY w/VACCINE DELAY.

 

STARTING TODAY, THREE MILLION MORE NEW YORKERS WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE COVID-19 VACCINE.

 

THERE’S A NEW AGRICULTURE FOUNDATION COLLABORATING WITH THE ROY-HART SCHOOLS.

 

AND THE BILLS HELD OFF THE COLTS TO ADVANCE TO THIS WEEKEND’S DIVISION PLAYOFFS AGAINST BALTIMORE.


Hometown Headlines 01/08/21

ERIE COUNTY REPORTED A RECORD 852 NEW VIRUS INFECTIONS THURSDAY AND 32 DEATHS SINCE NEW YEAR’S DAY.

 

THE NIAGARA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCTED FOUR DEATHS AND 245 NEW VIRUS CASES IN YESTERDAY’S UPDATE.

 

THE GOVERNOR IS PRAISING NEW YORK STATE HOSPITALS FOR STEPPING UP THE COVID-19 VACCINATION PROCESS.

 

THERE WERE THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND A “TIRE FIRE” IN THE FALLS THURSDAY.

 

TAURIAN NIX OF LOCKPORT WAS ARRESTED BY LPD TUESDAY ON FIVE CHARGES AFTER HE TRIED TO AVOID A TRAFFIC STOP.

 

LOCKPORT P.D. ALSO ARRESTED WILLIAM BROWN OF GENESEE STREET THIS WEEK ON AN OUTSTANDING WARRANT.

 

ANY AREA RESIDENTS INVOLVED IN THE VIOLENCE AT THE U-S CAPITOL THIS WEEK MAY SOON BE HEARING FROM THE FEDS.

 

OLEAN FIREFIGHTERS CAME ACROSS A 10-FOOT LONG PET SNAKE WHILE FIGHTING AN APARTMENT FIRE TUESDAY.

 

AND SATURDAY’S BILLS-COLTS GAME KICKS OFF A HALF DOZEN PLAYOFF CONTESTS ON THE NFL’S “WILD CARD WEEKEND.”


Hometown Headlines 01/07/21

BEGINNING TODAY - NIAGARA COUNTY WILL START ISSUING 3000 DOSES OF COVID-19 VACCINE.

 

THE NIAGARA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT REPORTED 171 NEW CASES OF CORONAVIRUS IN WEDNESDAY’S UPDATE.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS MAN WAS SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN STATE PRISON FOR A SHOOTING ON 10TH STREET 13 MONTHS AGO.

 

A LOCKPORT MAN HAS BEEN ARRAIGNED ON CHARGES OF VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER IN A FATAL PENDLETON CRASH.

 

THERE WERE TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS WEDNESDAY.

 

IN ALLEGANY COUNTY - A MAN WAS KILLED IN AN EARLY MORNING CRASH TUESDAY AT CANASERAGA.

 

TWO TEENS FROM MONROE COUNTY WERE ARRESTED IN MISSOURI IN CONNECTION WITH A MURDER NEAR ROCHESTER LAST WEEK.

 

GOVERNOR CUOMO HAS DEPLOYED 1000 MEMBERS OF THE NEW YORK STATE NATIONAL GUARD TO WASHINGTON.

 

AND VIRUS TESTING ENDS TODAY FOR FANS WITH TICKETS TO SATURDAY’S BILLS-COLTS PLAYOFF GAME.


Hometown Headlines 01/05/21

LOCKPORT PEDIATRIC DENTIST LOUIS SURACE WAS SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON FOR SEX ABUSE OF A CHILD.

 

IN NEWFANE – SUPERVISOR TIM HORANBURG IS RETIRING AND COUNTY LEGISLATOR JOHN SYRACUSE WILL RUN FOR THE SEAT.

 

A VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD IN LOCKPORT JANUARY 20TH TO DISCUSS THE “POLICE POLICY REVIEW.”

 

THERE WERE THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS MONDAY – ALL OF THEM IN THE FALLS.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT REPORTED ONE VIRUS DEATH AND 411 NEW CASES OVER THE 4-DAY NEW YEARS WKND.

 

THE GOVERNOR IS CALLING ON HOSPITALS TO SPEED UP THE VACCINATION PROCESS AGAINST COVID-19.

 

THE N-F-T-A IS GETTING A $43M-DOLLAR BOOST FROM THE FEDERAL GOV’T TO HELP COVER LOSSES FROM THE PANDEMIC.

 

STATE LAWMAKERS GET BACK TO WORK IN ALBANY TOMORROW ON ITEMS LIKE TAX INCREASES AND MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION.

 

AND FANS w/TICKETS TO SATURDAY’S BILLS-COLTS PLAYOFF GAME NEED TO GET TESTED FOR COVID TOM’R OR THURSDAY.


Hometown Headlines 01/04/21

AFTER RISING FOR WEEKS – IT APPEARS HOSPITALIZATIONS FROM COVID-19 ARE FINALLY FALLING IN WESTERN NEW YORK.

 

THE NIAGARA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT REPORTED ONE VIRUS DEATH AND 255 NEW CASES OF COVID NEW YEAR’S EVE.

 

STARTING THIS WEEK – LEWISTON’S MT ST MARY’S HOSPITAL WILL OFFER ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY TO COVID PATIENTS.

 

THERE WERE SEVEN TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS SUNDAY – THREE OF THEM IN LOCKPORT.

 

POLICE IN THE FALLS ARE INVESTIGATING THE DEATH OF A MAN WHOSE BODY WAS FOUND ON 19TH STREET FRIDAY.

 

IN BUFFALO – QUEEN CITY COPS ARE LOOKING INTO A PAIR OF SHOOTINGS OVER THE LONG NEW YEAR’S WEEKEND.

 

A BUFFALO COP IS SUSPENDED AFTER A NEW YEAR’S EVE CAR CHASE LED TO A 3-VEHICLE CRASH ON THE EAST SIDE.

 

A WEST SENECA WOMAN IS FACING TWO FELONIES AFTER SIKING HER PIT BULL ON POLICE OFFICERS OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

AND THE BILLS WILL HOST THE COLTS IN THE PLAYOFFS SATURDAY AFTER DRILLING THE DOLPHINS 56-26 YESTERDAY.


Hometown Headlines 12/31/20

TWELVE INMATES AT NIAGARA COUNTY JAIL ARE EXPECTED TO RECOVER AFTER TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID-19.

 

THE NIAGARA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT REPORTED THREE VIRUS DEATHS AND 182 NEW CASES OF COVID YESTERDAY.

 

IN ERIE COUNTY – 554 NEW INFECTIONS WERE ANNOUNCED WEDNESDAY PUSHING THEIR PANDEMIC TOTAL OVER 40,000.

 

BUFFALO P.D. BELIEVE THEY’VE LOCATED THE LUXURY CAR INVOLVED IN AN INJURY HIT-AND-RUN CHRISTMAS NIGHT.

 

THERE WERE THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS WEDNESDAY.

 

QUEEN CITY FIRE INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING INTO WHAT STARTED A BLAZE THAT INJURED TWO.

 

IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A HOUSE FIRE IN AVON CLAIMED ONE LIFE LAST NIGHT.

 

THE LOCKPORT COMMON COUNCIL SPENT MOST OF LAST NIGHT’S MEETING IN “EXECUTIVE SESSION.”

 

AND THERE WILL BE “FANS IN THE STANDS” WHEN THE BILLS HOST THEIR FIRST PLAYOFF GAME IN 25 YEARS NEXT MONTH.


Hometown Headlines 12/30/20

THERE IS NEW INFORMATION ON THE TRIPLE FATAL HIGH-SPEED HEAD-ON CRASH IN BUFFALO MONDAY AFTERNOON.

 

QUEEN CITY COPS ARE INVESTIGATING THE LATEST INCIDENT OF GUN VIOLENCE ON BUFFALO’S EAST SIDE.

 

NEW DATA REVEALS DECEMBER AS THE DEADLIEST OF THE ON-GOING PANDEMIC IN WESTERN NEW YORK.

 

THE NIAGARA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT REPORTED 303 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 AT YESTERDAY’S UPDATE.

 

THERE WERE THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS TUESDAY.

 

COUNTY OFFICIALS HAVE STRUCK A DEAL WITH THE STATE D-E-C THAT COULD BRING IN MILLIONS IN DELINQUENT TAXES.

 

IN ROCHESTER - POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE PERSON WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER IN THAT CITY’S LATEST HOMICIDE.

 

THREE NIAGARA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS WILL KEEP CURRENT “INSTRUCTION MODELS” WHEN CLASSES RESUME.

 

AND G-M KEVIN ADAMS OF THE BUFFALO SABRES IS TALKING WITH THE STATE ABOUT “FANS IN THE STANDS” THIS SEASON.


Hometown Headlines 12/29/20

THREE PEOPLE DIED IN A HIGH-SPEED HEAD-ON CRASH ON BUFFALO’S EAST SIDE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.

 

THERE WERE THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ON NIAGARA ROADWAYS MONDAY – TWO OF THEM IN NORTH TONAWANDA.

 

THE FINGER LAKES REGION HAS REPLACED W-N-Y AS HAVING THE HIGHEST POSITIVITY RATE AND MOST HOSPITALIZATIONS.

 

THE NIAGARA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT REPORTED THREE COVID DEATHS AND 299 NEW CASES OVER CHRISTMAS WEEKEND.

 

64-THOUSAND HEALTHCARE WORKERS ARE SCHEDULED TO BE VACCINATED BY THE END OF THE WEEK IN WESTERN NEW YORK.

 

A CHEEKTOWAGA WOMAN IS FACING A FEDERAL PRISON TERM AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO DEALING DRUGS.

 

IN ROCHESTER - A POLICE OFFICER IS PREPARING A LAWSUIT AFTER HE WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.

 

THE BUFFALO ZOO, FEEDMORE/WNY AND E-C-C WILL SHARE $1.8M-DOLLARS IN YEAR-END COVID-19 RELIEF FUNDING.

 

AND THE AFC EAST CHAMPION BUFFALO BILLS PASTED THE PATRIOTS 38-9 ON MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL LAST NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 12/28/20

DEATH STRUCK TWICE ON ERIE COUNTY HIGHWAYS EARLY ON CHRISTMAS EVE.

 

THE LONG HOLIDAY WEEKEND BEGAN WITH A “BANG” IN NIAGARA FALLS WHEN TWO MEN BLEW OUT A WINDOW WITH A SHOTGUN.

 

STREET CREWS IN BUFFALO ARE STILL CLEANING UP FROM THE “WHITE CHRISTMAS” THAT DUMPED A FOOT AND A HALF OF SNOW.

 

THE NIAGARA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT REPORTED ONE COVID DEATH CHRISTMAS EVE AND 175 NEW VIRUS CASES.

 

THERE WERE TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ON NIAGARA ROADWAYS SUNDAY AND N-T ASSISTED AT A TONAWANDA FIRE.

 

IN ROCHESTER - THREE FIREFIGHTERS WERE INJURED SUNDAY WHEN A ROOF COLLAPSED AS THEY BATTLED A BLAZE.

 

BUFFALO PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL EXTEND DOZENS OF “VIRTUAL LEARNING CENTERS” UNTIL FEBRUARY FIRST.

 

STATE LAWMAKERS MEET IN SPECIAL SESSION TODAY TO EXTEND THE NEW YORK BAN ON EVICTIONS UNTIL MAY.

 

AND THE AFC EAST CHAMPION BUFFALO BILLS PLAY THE PATRIOTS ON MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL TONIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 12/24/20

WEATHERMEN IN WESTERN NEW YORK SAY GET READY FOR A “WHITE CHRISTMAS” WHEN YOU WAKE UP TOMORROW.

 

ERIE COUNTY EMERGENCY CREWS ARE CLEARING A FATAL OVERNIGHT ACCIDENT ON MILLERSPORT NEAR U-B.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND A FIRE YESTERDAY.

 

THE NIAGARA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT REPORTED ONE COVID DEATH WEDNESDAY AND 128 NEW CASES.

 

HOSPITALS IN NEW YORK STATE ARE GEARING UP FOR THAT MORE “AGGRESSIVE” STRAIN OF COVID-19 FROM THE U-K.

 

ERIE COUNTY OFFICIALS ARE WORKING ON THE POSSIBILITY OF “FANS IN THE STANDS” FOR A BILLS PLAYOFF GAME.

 

AFTER MONTHS OF WAITING, THE BUFFALO SABRES AND THE N-H-L ARE ALL SET FOR HOCKEY IN 2021.

 

RESIDENTS OF GOWANDA ARE PETITIONING GOVERNOR CUOMO TO REVERSE THE DECISION TO CLOSE ITS LOCAL PRISON.

 

AND THE AFC EAST CHAMPION BUFFALO BILLS WILL PLAY THE PATRIOTS ON MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL.


Hometown Headlines 12/23/20

FORMER CONGRESSMAN CHRIS COLLINS IS GETTING OUT OF PRISON AFTER HE WAS PARDONED BY PRESIDENT TRUMP.

 

AS NEW YORKERS ROLL UP THEIR SLEEVES - MORE DOSES OF THE COVID-19 VACCINE ARE COMING THIS WAY.

 

THE NIAGARA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT REPORTED TWO MORE COVID-19 DEATHS AND 155 NEW INFECTIONS ON TUESDAY.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT FIVE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND A FIRE YESTERDAY.

 

A REPEAT OFFENDER FROM THE FALLS IS FACING 15 COUNTS – INCLUDING 5 FELONIES - AFTER A MONDAY MORNING CRASH.

 

A LOCKPORT MAN WAS ARRESTED FOR AGGRAVATED D-W-I AFTER CRASHING HIS CAR ON ROUTE 31 IN CAMBRIA MONDAY.

 

THE 300 FACIAL RECOGNITION CAMERAS IN LOCKPORT CITY SCHOOLS MUST BE TURNED OFF AFTER A NEW STATE BAN.

 

IN ROCHESTER - A POLICE OFFICER WAS SHOT IN THE LINE OF DUTY YESTERDAY – HE’S OUT OF THE HOSPITAL.

 

AND THE GRAND PRIZE WINNERS OF LOCKPORT’S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS CHALLENGE HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED.


Hometown Headlines 12/22/20

THE DECEMBER DEATH TOLL FROM COVID-19 IN ERIE COUNTY MAY BE THE DEADLIEST SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN.

 

THE 3-DAY WEEKEND IN NIAGARA COUNTY ACCOUNTED FOR THREE COVID-19 DEATHS AND 435 NEW INFECTIONS.

 

HEALTH EXPERTS IN NEW YORK ARE OFFERING ADVICE ON HOW TO HAVE A SAFE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY.

 

PASSENGERS ON FLIGHTS COMING INTO THE U-S FROM THE U-K WILL NOW BE TESTED FOR CORONAVIRUS.

 

THE VILLAGE OF GOWANDA IS REELING FROM THE NEWS THAT THE LOCAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITY WILL CLOSE IN 2021.

 

THERE HAS BEEN ANOTHER DELAY IN THE COUNTY MURDER TRIAL OF JOSEPH BELSTADT.

 

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

 

GAS PRICES AT PUMPS IN WESTERN NEW YORK JUMPED UP BY A NICKEL JUST AHEAD OF THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY.

 

AND FIVE BUFFALO BILLS (INCLUDING JOSH ALLEN) HAVE BEEN NAMED TO THE AFC PRO BOWL TEAM FOR 2020.


Hometown Headlines 12/21/20

AS THE ERIE COUNTY COVID DEATH TOLL REACHED 183 FOR DECEMBER – NIAGARA COUNTY REPORTED 151 NEW INFECTIONS.

 

NURSING HOMES ACROSS NEW YORK WILL BEGIN VACCINATING STAFF AND RESIDENTS TODAY.

 

THE GOVERNOR IS CALLING ON THE FEDS TO PREVENT A NEW STRAIN OF COVID-19 IN THE U-K FROM GETTING INTO THE U-S.

 

BILLS’ FANS MAY BE CELEBRATING THE TEAM’S AFC EAST TITLE BY ATTENDING HOME PLAYOFFS GAMES NEXT MONTH.

 

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

 

ONE MINOR INJURY WAS REPORTED AS TWO PROTESTS WERE HELD IN BUFFALO OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

A LOCKPORT MAN WAS IN STATE SUPREME COURT FRIDAY WHERE HE PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO ENDANGERMENT AND GUN CHARGES.

 

POLICE IN THE FALLS THINK THEY MAY HAVE NABBED “THE GRINCH THAT STOLE CHRISTMAS” – A PORCH PIRATE.

 

AND THE BILLS BEAT THE BRONCOS SATURDAY TO WIN THEIR FIRST AFC EAST TITLE IN 25 YEARS.


Hometown Headlines 12/18/20

A “POLICE POLICY REVIEW” HAS REVEALED THE L-P-D HAS A PUBLIC PERCEPTION PROBLEM.

 

IN NIAGARA FALLS – POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A HOMICIDE AFTER A STABBING VICTIM DIED YESTERDAY.

 

A NORTH TONAWANDA MAN HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH IMPAIRED DRIVING AFTER CRASHING INTO A PARKED CAR THIS WEEK.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE CALLED OUT TO A PAIR OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND A FIRE IN THE FALLS.

 

YESTERDAY – NIAGARA COUNTY REPORTED 169 NEW CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 AND 30 HOSPITALIZATIONS.

 

MORE THAN 40 BUFFALO P.D. OFFICERS FROM THE CITY’S TRAFFIC UNIT HAVE BEEN REDEPLOYED.

 

REMOTE LEARNING WILL STAY IN EFFECT AT LOCKPORT’S ANNA MERRITT ELEMENTARY UNTIL NEXT TUESDAY.

 

U-B HAS ANNOUNCED A FEBRUARY FIRST START DATE FOR THE SPRING SEMESTER.

 

AND THE UNBEATEN U-B BULLS PLAY BALL STATE FOR THE MAC TITLE TONIGHT AND THE BILLS MEET THE BRONCOS TOM’R.


Hometown Headlines 12/17/20

THE RED CROSS IS ASSISTING 11 PEOPLE AFTER FIRE RAVAGED THREE HOMES ON BUFFALO’S EAST SIDE.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE CALLED OUT TO FIVE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WEDNESDAY – THREE OF THEM IN N-T.

 

YESTERDAY – NIAGARA COUNTY REPORTED THREE MORE VIRUS DEATHS AND 117 NEW CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID.

 

A LOCKPORT MAN WAS ARRESTED THIS WEEK FOR DRIVING DRUNK WITH KIDS IN THE CAR – VIOLATING LEANDRA’S LAW.

 

TWO AREA MEN PLEADED NOT GUILTY AT THEIR ARRAIGNMENTS IN STATE SUPREME COURT THIS WEEK.

 

THE GOVERNOR ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY THAT CATHOLIC HEALTH WILL LEAD THE STATE’S VACCINATION PLAN IN W-N-Y.

 

REMOTE LEARNING WILL STAY IN EFFECT AT LOCKPORT’S ANNA MERRITT ELEMENTARY UNTIL NEXT TUESDAY.

 

ERIE COUNTY D-A JOHN FLYNN HAS SOME TIPS TO HELP YOU THWART “PORCH PIRATES” JUST AHEAD OF CHRISTMAS.

 

AND FRIGID TEMPERATURES HAVE PROMPTED LOCKPORT TO DECLARE ANOTHER “CODE BLUE” TONIGHT.


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