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Hometown Headlines 09/17/21

DEVELOPERS OF A LOFT CONVERSION AT THE FORMER HARRISON PLANT DOWNTOWN WILL GET TAX INCENTIVES FROM THE CITY.

 

THE COMMON COUNCIL ON WEDNESDAY OK’D FUNDS FOR NEW EQUIPMENT TO KEEP CITY POLICE DISPATCHING IN-HOUSE.

 

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

 

IN BUFFALO – TWO PEOPLE WERE RESCUED FROM THE TOP OF A WATERFRONT GRAIN ELEVATOR LATE WEDNESDAY.

 

NO INJURIES REPORTED IN AN EARLY EVENING BLAZE ON BUFFALO’S EAST SIDE THURSDAY.

 

IT LOOKS LIKE MAYOR BYRON BROWN’S NAME WILL NOT BE ON THE BALLOT IN THE NOVEMBER GENERAL ELECTION.

 

HUNDREDS OF AFGHAN REFUGEES WILL BE RE-SETTLED IN NEW YORK STATE – INCLUDING 335 IN THE BUFFALO AREA.

 

MASKS AND PROOF OF VACCINATION AGAINST COVID WILL SOON BE REQUIRED FOR PATRONS OF SHEA’S IN BUFFALO.

 

AND THE BUFFALO SABRES WILL PLAY THE MAPLE LEAFS IN AN OUTDOOR GAME AT HAMILTON NEXT MARCH.


Hometown Headlines 09/16/21

COVID-19 CONTINUES ITS RAPID SPREAD ACROSS NIAGARA AND ERIE COUNTIES WITH NO SIGNS OF SLOWING DOWN.

 

GOVERNOR KATHY HOCHUL WANTS KIDS OVER THE AGE OF TWO TO WEAR MASKS AT DAY CARE CENTERS.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WERE ON SITE AT FIVE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WEDNESDAY – TWO IN N-T.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS WOMAN IS GOING TO PRISON FOR CAUSING A FATAL CAR CRASH WHILE HIGH ON DRUGS IN APRIL 2020.

 

IN BUFFALO – CHRISTOPHER TAYLOR HAS BEEN INDICTED ON CHARGES OF KIDNAPPING A WOMAN IN AUGUST.

 

A $5000-DOLLAR REWARD IS BEING OFFERED BY “CRIME STOPPERS” IN THE SHOOTING OF A BUFFALO TEEN.

 

IN ROCHESTER – A WAYNE COUNTY ASSAULT SUSPECT IS DEAD AFTER AN ENCOUNTER WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT WEDNESDAY.

 

CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION RECEIVED A LARGE CASH AWARD FROM HIGHMARK BC/BS FOR ITS “VEGGIE VAN” PROGRAM.

 

AND BUFFALO BILLS BLOCK PARTIES FOR SELECT “AWAY” GAMES RETURN TO CHIPPEWA STREET THIS SUNDAY.


Hometown Headlines 09/15/21

A BUFFALO MAN WAS ARRESTED ON ROBBERY CHARGES AFTER A POLICE SEARCH TUESDAY IN NORTH TONAWANDA.

 

STATE POLICE ARRESTED TWO MEN FOLLOWING A “SHOTS FIRED” INCIDENT ON I-190 IN BUFFALO OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

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

 

PROOF OF VACCINATION AGAINST COVID-19 MUST BE PROVEN FOR ALL EVENTS AT HIGHMARK STADIUM AND KEYBANK CENTER.

 

A FEDERAL JUDGE HAS RULED AGAINST NEW YORK’S MANDATE THAT ALL HEALTHCARE WORKERS BE VACCINATED.

 

RYAN SUITOR OF YOUNGSTOWN HAS RECEIVED THE STATE’S HIGHEST HONOR FOR SAVING THE LIFE OF A TODDLER IN APRIL.

 

A WORKPLACE ACCIDENT IN BATAVIA CLAIMED THE LIFE OF A MAN YESTERDAY AT WESTERN NEW YORK CONCRETE.

 

A PRINCIPAL IN THE HILTON SCHOOL DISTRICT - ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ABUSE - HAS RESIGNED.

 

AND A NEW SIENA COLLEGE POLL SHOWS THAT MOST NEW YORKERS HAVE A FAVORABLE OPINION OF NEW GOVERNOR KATHY HOCHUL.


Hometown Headlines 09/14/21

A MOTORCYCLIST WAS KILLED WHEN HIS BIKE COLLIDED WITH A PICKUP ON MARKET STREET IN LOCKPORT SATURDAY NIGHT.

 

A SMALL AIRPLANE CRASHED IN A CORN FIELD ON COOMER ROAD IN NEWFANE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON – NO SERIOUS INJURIES.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WERE ON SITE AT TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ON THE BOULEVARD MONDAY.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS MOTHER WILL SPEND THE NEXT 15 YEARS IN PRISON FOR THE 2020 BEATING DEATH OF HER TODDLER SON.

 

MICHAEL BLACKBURN OF THE FALLS WAS SENTENCED TO UP TO SIX YEARS IN PRISON FOR A FATAL HIT-AND-RUN LAST YEAR.

 

A PAIR OF NIAGARA FALLS TEENS WILL BE SENTENCED IN NOVEMBER FOR IGNITING A FIRE IN WHICH A MAN DIED.

 

EIGHT VENDORS AT HIGHMARK STADIUM WERE CITED BY ERIE COUNTY FOR VIOLATING HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS.

 

IN ROCHESTER – TWO MEN WERE HOSPITALIZED AFTER A PAIR OF SEPARATE SHOOTINGS IN CITY.

 

AND THE S-B-A HAS OPENED AN OFFICE IN LOCKPORT TO ASSIST THOSE WHO SUFFERED LOSSES IN JULY FLOODING.


Hometown Headlines 09/13/21

MORE GUNFIRE IN BUFFALO SENT THREE PEOPLE TO ECMC AFTER TWO SEPARATE SUNDAY MORNING SHOOTINGS.

 

THREE PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN TWO MOTORCYCLE CRASHES ON SATURDAY – IN CATTARAUGUS COUNTY AND IN ROCHESTER.

 

A WHEATFIELD WOMAN IS FACING A “LEANDRA’S LAW” D-W-I CHARGE AFTER A TRAFFIC STOP IN SANBORN.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WERE ON SITE AT SEVERAL TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND A GORGE RESCUE THIS WKND.

 

ON FRIDAY – SIX WILSON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ESCAPED SERIOUS INJURY IN A DISTRACTED DRIVING CRASH.

 

IN NIAGARA FALLS – 21 STUDENTS WILL HAVE HEARINGS THIS WEEK AFTER FIGHTS DISRUPTED THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL.

 

THE STATE TROOPER INJURED IN A BUFFALO PROTEST LAST YEAR IS SUING A CAR DRIVER AND THE CITY POLICE.

 

THE LAST MONDAY NIGHT CRUISE OF THE 2021 SEASON WILL TAKE PLACE AT LOCKPORT’S IDA FRITZ PARK THIS EVENING.

 

AND THE BILLS WERE COMPLETELY OUT-PLAYED BY PITTSBURGH IN THE SECOND HALF OF SUNDAY’S 23-16 HOME LOSS.


Hometown Headlines 09/10/21

ANOTHER RASH OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY THURSDAY AS EIGHT CRASHES HAVE BEEN REPORTED.

 

GUN VIOLENCE AND DEATH THAT HAS GRIPPED THE CITY OF BUFFALO MAY BE SUBSIDING ACCORDING TO NEW DATA.

 

ALL FOUR OF THE BUFFALO MAYORAL CANDIDATES DEBATED BEFORE A CAPACITY CROWD LAST NIGHT.

 

IN ALBANY – FORMER STATE SENATOR BRIAN BENJAMIN HAS BEEN SWORN IN AS NEW YORK’S NEW LT GOVERNOR.

 

EMPLOYEES AT SOUTH BUFFALO MERCY HOSPITAL HAVE BEEN AUTHORIZED TO GO ON–STRIKE.

 

A RAPIDS MAN HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH VANDALISM AFTER HE WAS “CAUGHT ON CAMERA” DAMAGING A WOMAN’S CAR.

 

IN ROCHESTER – THREE PEOPLE ARE IN CUSTODY AFTER A POLICE CHASE THROUGH THE CITY THURSDAY.

 

THE 63RD ANNUAL LEWISTON PEACH FESTIVAL KICKED OFF YESTERDAY AND CONTINUES THROUGH SUNDAY.

 

AND THE BISONS EXTENDED THEIR WINNING STREAK TO A FRANCHISE-RECORD ELEVEN GAMES WITH A 6-4 VICTORY.


Hometown Headlines 09/09/21

THE SEARCH FOR TWO MEN MISSING IN THE NIAGARA RIVER HAS BECOME A RECOVERY MISSION IN BUFFALO.

 

295 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 IN NIAGARA COUNTY HAS PUSHED THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ACTIVE INFECTIONS TO 313.

 

GOVERNOR HOCHUL HAS INTRODUCED HER “VAX TO SCHOOL” CAMAPIGN TO ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO GET THEIR SHOTS.

 

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

 

THE “ON AGAIN–OFF AGAIN” BATTLE FOR BUFFALO MAYOR BYRON BROWN TO BE ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT IS “OFF AGAIN!”

 

ALL FOUR OF THE BUFFALO MAYORAL CANDIDATES WILL DEBATE TONIGHT AT THE MERRIWEATHER LIBRARY.

 

WEGMANS FOOD MARKETS HAS ANNOUNCED IT WILL OPEN THREE NEW STORES ALONG THE EAST COAST NEXT YEAR.

 

“SPLASH WORLD” AT THE FORMER FANTASY ISLAND WILL REMAIN OPEN EVERY WEEKEND IN SEPTEMBER – WEATHER PERMITTING.

 

AND THE BISONS EXTENDED THEIR WINNING STREAK TO TEN GAMES WITH AN 8-4 VICTORY OVER SYRACUSE LAST NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 09/08/21

TWO LOCKPORT PEOPLE ARE RECOVERING FROM GUNSHOT WOUNDS AFTER SEPARATE SHOOTINGS IN BUFFALO LABOR DAY WEEKEND.

 

A PAIR OF MEN REMAIN MISSING AFTER THEIR VAN CRASHED INTO THE NIAGARA RIVER IN BUFFALO TUESDAY MORNING.

 

KEE-ON PERRY OF NIAGARA FALLS IS FACING 3 FELONIES AFTER A LABOR DAY CRASH THAT INJURED THREE PEOPLE.

 

THE DRIVER INVOLVED IN A 2019 CRASH IN BUFFALO THAT KILLED TWO PEOPLE WAS SENTENCED TO PRISON YESTERDAY.

 

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

 

A TOWN OF TONAWANDA WOMAN WAS ARRAIGNED ON MURDER CHARGES TUESDAY IN THE DEATH OF HER NEWBORN LAST YEAR.

 

THE ERIE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS IS APPEALING A RULING TO PUT MAYOR BROWN’S NAME ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT

 

IN ROCHESTER – A MAN IS RECOVERING AFTER HE WAS SHOT AT JAY AND SAXTON IN THE CITY LAST NIGHT.

 

AND THE BISONS EXTENDED THEIR WINNING STREAK TO NINE GAMES WITH A 3-0 SHUTOUT OF SYRACUSE LAST NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 09/07/21

FOUR SHOOTING VICTIMS WERE TREATED AT BUFFALO’S ECMC OVER LABOR DAY WEEKEND – INCLUDING A LOCKPORT WOMAN.

 

IN AMHERST – TOWN POLICE ARRESTED 23-YEAR-OLD RALIK BARKSDALE TWICE OVER THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

 

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

 

A 2018 DRUG BUST WILL LAND ROBERT JONES OF LOCKPORT IN PRISON FOR UP TO 20 YEARS.

 

20-YEAR-OLD KEE-OH-SHIA JAMES OF NIAGARA FALLS IS FACING JAIL TIME FOR A FATAL HIT-AND-RUN IN 2019.

 

BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS AT NIAGARA COUNTY D-M-V OFFICES ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY BEGINNING THIS WEEK.

 

IN ROCHESTER – THE CITY RECORDED ITS 53RD HOMICIDE OF 2021 WITH THE SHOOTING DEATH OF A MAN SUNDAY.

 

IT’S BACK TO SCHOOL FOR KIDS ACROSS NEW YORK AND STATE POLICE REMIND DRIVERS TO USE CAUTION ON THE ROADS.

 

AND THE BISONS RETURN TO SAHLEN FIELD TONIGHT IN FIRST PLACE AND ON AN 8-GAME WIN STREAK.


Hometown Headlines 09/03/21

IT’S REPORTED THAT MULTIPLE PEOPLE WERE INJURED IN A SHOOTING AT WELCH AND 19TH IN THE FALLS LAST NIGHT.

 

NIAGARA FALLS P-D IS LOOKING TO MAKE AN ARREST IN THE FATAL SHOOTING WEDNESDAY NIGHT ON WALNUT AVENUE.

 

L-P-D DETECTIVES ARE INVESTIGATING THE “UNATTENDED DEATH” OF A MAN WHOSE BODY WAS DISCOVERED THIS WEEK.

 

THE NAMES OF THE PEDESTRIAN AND DRIVER INVOLVED IN A FATAL ACCIDENT IN LOCKPORT LAST MONTH ARE RELEASED.

 

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

 

GENERAL MOTORS HAS ANNOUNCED THE TEMPORARY LAYOFF OF HUNDREDS OF EMPLOYEES AT ITS TOWN OF TONAWANDA PLANT.

 

THE NUMBER OF RESIDENTS TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 IN ERIE COUNTY INCREASED BY ALMOST 1200 LAST WEEK.

 

THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND IS HERE AND WITH IT - THE NATIONAL BUFFALO WING FESTIVAL SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

 

AND THE U-B BULLS WALLOPED WAGNER 69-7 IN THEIR 2021 SEASON OPENER LAST NIGHT AT U-B STADIUM.


Hometown Headlines 09/02/21

TWO BUFFALO PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CHARGED IN THE FATAL 4TH OF JULY SHOOTING THE TOOK THE LIFE OF A 3-YEAR-OLD.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT FIVE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND A FIRE IN N-T WEDNESDAY.

 

TWO MORE COVID DEATHS AND 271 NEW CASES OF THE VIRUS WERE REPORTED IN THE COUNTY YESTERDAY.

 

THE DEMOCRAT-CONTROLLED STATE LEGISLATURE YESTERDAY PASSED AN EXTENSION OF THE “EVICTION MORATORIUM.”

 

TWO NIAGARA COUNTY MEN PLEADED GUILTY YESTERDAY IN SEPARATE CASES TO SEXUALLY ABUSING YOUNG GIRLS.

 

FIVE NIAGARA AREA FIRE COMPANIES WILL SHARE IN $11.4M IN FEMA FUNDING.

 

ANOTHER HONOR FOR WEGMANS FOOD MARKETS AS THEY TOP THE LIST OF PEOPLE MAGAZINE’S “COMPANIES THAT CARE.”

 

HERE IN LOCKPORT – NORTH PARK WILL “OFFICIALLY” BE RENAMED AARON MOSSELL JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL THIS EVENING.

 

AND THE U-B BULLS FOOTBALL TEAM KICKS OFF ITS 2021 SEASON WHEN THEY HOST WAGNER TONIGHT AT 7.


Hometown Headlines 09/01/21

NIAGARA COUNTY HAS ANNOUNCED “MASK MANDATES” FOR ALL COUNTY BUILDINGS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.

 

GOV HOCHUL HAS ALLOCATED $65M TO HEALTH DEPARTMENTS ACROSS NEW YORK TO HELP WITH COVID BOOSTER SHOTS.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT FIVE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND A FIRE IN THE FALLS TUESDAY.

 

POLICE IN BUFFALO HAVE RELEASED THE NAMES OF THE CITY’S TWO MOST RECENT HOMICIDE VICTIMS.

 

A QUEEN CITY MAN IS GOING TO PRISON AFTER RACKING UP $150,000 IN FRAUDULENT MERCHANDISE RETURNS.

 

ROCHESTER P-D CONTINUES ITS INVESTIGATION INTO THE CITY’S 49TH HOMICIDE OF 2021.

 

IN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY – A SHERMAN MAN IS NOW LOCKED UP AFTER TROOPERS ARRESTED HIM TWICE OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

LAWMAKERS ARE BACK IN ALBANY TODAY TO EXTEND THE STATE’S MISMANAGED “EVICTION MORATORIUM.”

 

AND THE OWNERS OF THE BUFFALO BILLS HAVE SUBMITTED THEIR PLAN FOR A NEW STADIUM FOR THE TEAM.


Hometown Headlines 08/31/21

A SECOND FATAL SHOOTING IN BUFFALO IN THE PAST TWO DAYS HAPPENED IN DELAWARE PARK LAST NIGHT.

 

THE MAN WHO WAS STRUCK AND KILLED SATURDAY NIGHT ON SLAYTON SETTLEMENT ROAD HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED.

 

POLICE IN N-T HAVE RELEASED MORE INFORMATION ON A FATAL MINIBIKE ACCIDENT THAT HAPPENED LATE FRIDAY.

 

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

 

A MIDDLEPORT MAN WAS ARRESTED AFTER AN EARLY MORNING KNIFING INCIDENT SUNDAY.

 

L-P-D CHARGED A SYRACUSE MAN WITH THREE COUNTS AFTER A CRIMINAL MISCHIEF INCIDENT LAST WEEK.

 

FOUR DOCTORS FROM UB/MD WILL HOLD A FREE ON-LINE FORUM TONIGHT TO DISCUSS “KIDS AND THE COVID CRISIS.”

 

IN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY – A 93-YEAR-OLD FREDONIA WOMAN HAS DIED FROM INJURIES SUFFERED IN A CAR CRASH A WEEK AGO.

 

AND IT’S “CUT DOWN DAY” IN THE N-F-L AS ALL TEAMS TRIM THEIR ROSTERS TO THE 53-MAN LIMIT.


Hometown Headlines 08/30/21

A THIRD HIGHWAY DEATH IN NIAGARA COUNTY IN LESS THAN A WEEK HAPPENED SATURDAY NIGHT.

 

THREE SHOOTINGS ON THE STREETS OF NIAGARA FALLS WERE REPORTED BY CITY POLICE OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

IN BUFFALO – A 27-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS GUNNED DOWN ON MONTANA AVENUE IN A “TARGETED” SHOOTING.

 

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

 

IT WAS ANOTHER VIOLENT WEEKEND IN ROCHESTER WITH FIVE SHOOTINGS THAT INCLUDED TWO HOMICIDES.

 

A WILLIAMSVILLE NORTH STUDENT HAS DIED FROM INJURIES SHE SUFFERED WHEN STRUCK BY A CAR ON AUGUST 16TH.

 

A BUFFALO POLICE OFFICER IS BEING LABELED A “HERO” AFTER SAVING A WOMAN FROM A BURNING BUILDING.

 

IN ERIE COUNTY – TWO DEATHS AND 137 NEW CASES OF COVID WERE REPORTED BY THE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

 

AND THE BUFFALO BILLS BLANKED GREEN BAY 19-0 SATURDAY TO FINISH THE PRE-SEASON UNDEFEATED.


Hometown Headlines 08/27/21

A TEENAGER IS FACING A HOMICIDE CHARGE AFTER HE AND AN  ACCOMPLICE ALLEGEDLY KILLED A LOCKPORT MAN.

 

JOSHUA PAWLOWSKI OF NIAGARA FALLS IS FACING POSSIBLE LIFE IN PRISON FOR ALLEGED SEXUAL ABUSE OF TWO KIDS.

 

IN ERIE COUNTY – A FIFTH SUSPECT IS NOW IN CUSTODY IN CONNECTION WITH THE SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A TEENAGE GIRL.

 

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

 

CLASSES RESUME THIS MONDAY AT U-B AND THE UNIVERSITY IS UPDATING ITS COVID POLICIES.

 

BUFFALO MAYOR BYRON BROWN HAS REVEALED PLANS FOR $331M-DOLLARS IN FEDERAL RELIEF MONEY.

 

IN SUBURBAN ROCHESTER – GATES POLICE ARE LOOKING INTO A DOUBLE STABBING THAT SENT TWO TEENS TO THE HOSPITAL.

 

A RIBBON-CUTTING WILL TAKE PLACE TODAY AT A NEW FITNESS CENTER AT THE NIAGARA FALLS AIR RESERVE STATION.

 

AND BILLS’ HEAD COACH SEAN McDERMOTT IS EXPRESSING FRUSTRATION WITH PLAYERS “DISSING” COVID-19 VACCINE.


Hometown Headlines 08/26/21

TWO WOMEN WHO DIED IN SEPARATE FATAL ACCIDENTS ON RURAL NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS TUESDAY HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT FIVE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND ANOTHER GORGE RESCUE WEDNESDAY.

 

THREE COVID DEATHS IN THE PAST WEEK WERE REPORTED BY THE NIAGARA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT YESTERDAY.

 

A YOUNGSTOWN MAN IS CHARGED WITH D-U-I AND VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER IN A FATAL CRASH IN LEWISTON IN JUNE.

 

TRAVIS ZUKIC OF CHEEKTOWAGA IS GOING TO PRISON FOR A LONG TIME FOR THE MURDER OF A 7-11 CLERK IN MARCH 2020.

 

GOVERNOR HOCHUL IS EXPECTED TO INTRODUCE SENATOR BRIAN BENJAMIN TODAY AS HER SUCCESSOR AS LT GOVERNOR.

 

ASSEMBLY SPEAKER CARL HEASTIE SAID YESTERDAY HE HAS ABSOLUTELY NO INTEREST IN RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR.

 

IN ROCHESTER – POLICE ARE LOOKING INTO A DOUBLE SHOOTING THAT SENT TWO PEOPLE TO STRONG MEMORIAL.

 

AND A DOZEN CADETS GRADUATED YESTERDAY FROM THE NIAGARA COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY AT NCCC.


Hometown Headlines 08/25/21

TWO PEOPLE ARE DEAD IN SEPARATE FATAL ACCIDENTS ON RURAL NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS TUESDAY.

 

A PEDESTRIAN WAS KILLED MONDAY NIGHT IN NIAGARA FALLS WHEN HE STEPPED INTO TRAFFIC ON THE BOULEVARD.

 

IN BUFFALO – A WOMAN IS DEAD AND A MAN IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER A POLICE PURSUIT ENDED IN A CRASH.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND A FIRE IN THE FALLS TUESDAY.

 

GOVERNOR HOCHUL IS DIRECTING THE STATE D-O-H TO MAKE MASK WEARING MANDATORY IN ALL SCHOOLS.

 

IN ERIE COUNTY – COVID CASES ARE CLIMBING AS THE NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS REMAIN LOW.

 

A 20-YEAR-OLD NIAGARA FALLS MAN RECEIVED A SENTENCE OF THREE YEARS PROBATION IN A MACHETE ATTACK.

 

THE STATE D-O-T WILL BEGIN WORK THIS FALL TO “SPRUCE UP” THE NORTH ADAM STREET BRIDGE IN LOCKPORT.

 

AND SIX FLAGS DARIEN LAKE IS PREPARING FOR THE “MAGIC OF LIGHTS” HOLIDAY DISPLAY AT THE THEME PARK.


Hometown Headlines 08/24/21

HISTORY IS MADE IN NEW YORK TODAY AS BFLO’S KATHY HOCHUL IS SWORN IN AS THE STATE’S FIRST WOMAN GOVERNOR.

 

ANDREW CUOMO MADE HIS FINAL SPEECH AS GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK YESTERDAY AFTER RESIGNING OFFICE IN DISGRACE.

 

TWO WOMEN HAVE BEEN APPOINTED TO FILL IMPORTANT ROLES IN THE HOCHUL ADMINISTRATION.

 

BUFFALO HAS REPORTED ITS 51ST HOMICIDE OF 2021 AS CITY POLICE LOOK FOR THE PERSON WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER.

 

IN NIAGARA FALLS – A SECOND MAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED IN THE MAY 30TH MURDER OF DEMETRIUS GRAY.

 

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

 

IN LOCAL NEWS – VANDEMARK CHEMICAL HAS A NEW C-E-O AND THE MENTAL HEALTH ASCN HAS A NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.

 

STUDENTS AND TEACHERS AT ERIE COUNTY SCHOOLS WILL BE WEARING MASKS WHEN CLASSES BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER.

 

NOT MUCH CHANGE IN THE PRICE OF GAS AT UPSTATE NEW YORK PUMPS THIS WEEK ACCORDING TO TRIPLE-A.

 

AND – IN SPORTS NEWS – NFL COMMISSIONER ROGER GOODELL IS SUPPORTING A NEW STADIUM FOR THE BUFFALO BILLS.


Hometown Headlines 08/23/21

TODAY IS ANDREW CUOMO’S LAST DAY AS GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK AS HIS RESIGNATION BECOMES OFFICIAL AT 11:59 P-M.

 

IN LOCKPORT – A WOMAN IN A WHEELCHAIR WAS STRUCK AND KILLED IN FRONT OF URBAN PARK TOWERS FRIDAY.

 

A “ROAD RAGE” INCIDENT PRECEDED A CRASH INTO A HOME ON TONAWANDA CREEK ROAD LAST NIGHT.

 

A LOCKPORT MAN IS CHARGED WITH DRUNK DRIVING AFTER CRASHING HIS CAR IN PORTER OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT AND A GORGE RESCUE SUNDAY.

 

IN BUFFALO – POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING TWO SHOOTINGS THAT INJURED FOUR PEOPLE THIS WEEKEND.

 

40-YEAR-OLD JOHN DAVIS JR OF LOCKPORT HAS BEEN CHARGED BY FEDERAL AGENTS ON DRUG AND WEAPONS COUNTS.

 

AN ALERT CITY COP IN NIAGARA FALLS CAUGHT A BURGLAR JUST MOMENTS AFTER HIS CRIME EARLY LAST FRIDAY.

 

AND – IN SPORTS - THE BILLS PREP FOR THE PACKERS AS THE BISONS COME BACK TO BUFFALO FOR A HOME STAND.


Hometown Headlines 08/20/21

CITY OF LOCKPORT “WHITE COLLAR” WORKERS WILL RECEIVE THEIR FIRST PAY RAISE IN NEARLY TEN YEARS.

 

OXY-CHEM IS CLOSING ITS NIAGARA FALLS PLANT IN A FEW MONTHS – IDLING MORE THAN 100 WORKERS.

 

ONE DEATH AND 149 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 REPORTED HERE IN NIAGARA COUNTY IN THE PAST WEEK.

 

$800,000 IN FEDERAL STIMULUS MONEY WILL BE USED TO ADDRESS THE VACCINE ISSUE IN NIAGARA FALLS.

 

RESEARCHERS IN NEW YORK HAVE FOUND THAT PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT VACCINATED ARE 11 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO GET COVID.

 

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

 

A ROCHESTER MAN IS BEHIND BARS AFTER TAKING A WRONG TURN ON THE PEACE BRIDGE LAST SATURDAY.

 

IN MONROE COUNTY – ROCHESTER POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING AFTER A MAN’S BODY WAS PULLED FROM THE GENESEE RIVER.

 

AND THE BILLS PLAY THE BEARS TOM’R IN CHICAGO AND THE SABRES’ #1 DRAFT PICK WILL STAY IN SCHOOL THIS FALL.


Hometown Headlines 08/19/21

THINGS GOT A BIT HEATED AT LAST NIGHT’S COMMON COUNCIL MEETING OVER A PROPOSAL IN THE TROY HODGE CASE.

 

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

 

SAMUEL ZITO OF NIAGARA FALLS IS GOING TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR HIS ROLE IN A DRUG-SMUGGLING OPERATION.

 

IN ANOTHER FEDERAL CASE - A FORMER UNION TREASURER GOT TWO YEARS PROBATION FOR EMBEZZLING $50-GRAND!

 

STARPOINT COLLEGE BOARD EXAMS – MISSING SINCE MAY – HAVE BEEN LOCATED IN NEW JERSEY.

 

A SOLAR POWER PROJECT ON A TOWN OF LOCKPORT FARM GOT THE “GREEN LIGHT” FROM THE PLANNING BOARD THIS WEEK.

 

NAJAE LANIER HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS THE 17-YEAR-OLD GIRL WHO WAS SHOT AND KILLED IN BUFFALO MONDAY NIGHT.

 

ERIE COUNTY RESIDENTS WITH A COMPROMISED IMMUNE SYSTEM CAN NOW RECEIVE A THIRD DOSE OF VACCINE.

 

AND J-T IS COMING TO BUFFALO - THAT’S JAMES TAYLOR! AND HE’LL BE AT KEYBANK CENTER MONDAY DECEMBER 13TH.


Hometown Headlines 08/18/21

A 17-YEAR-OLD GIRL WAS SHOT AND KILLED AT A MONDAY EVENING BIRTHDAY PARTY IN BUFFALO.

 

A CHEEKTOWAGA MAN HAS BEEN ARRAIGNED IN LOCKPORT ON A 7-COUNT INDICTMENT INCLUDING RAPE AND KIDNAPPING.

 

THE NIAGARA FALLS MAN WHO STABBED ANOTHER MAN TO DEATH LAST SUMMER IS GOING TO PRISON FOR 20 YEARS.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT FIVE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS YESTERDAY – THREE IN YOUNGSTOWN.

 

IN BUFFALO - THE STEER AND LAKE EFFECT DINER HAVE BEEN CLOSED AND PUT UP FOR SALE BY THE OWNER.

 

LT GOVERNOR KATHY HOCHUL IS BACK IN THE AREA TODAY TO HOST A CAMPAIGN FUNDRAISER IN WEST SENECA.

 

IN ALBANY – THE GOVERNOR HAS FILED HIS RETIREMENT PAPERWORK WITH THE COMPTROLLER’S OFFICE.

 

MEMBERS OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY ARE REVIEWING DOCUMENTS GATHERED DURING THE CUOMO IMPEACHMENT INVESTIGATION.

 

AND FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW – THE J-P MORGAN CORPORATE CHALLENGE IN BUFFALO HAS BEEN CANCELLED.


Hometown Headlines 08/17/21

UNDER HUGE PRESSURE - ASSEMBLY SPEAKER CARL HEASTIE HAS REVERSED HIS DECISION TO SUSPEND THE CUOMO IMPEACHMENT.

 

THE STATE OF NEW YORK SAYS ALL HEALTHCARE WORKERS MUST BE VACCINATED BY SEPTEMBER 27TH.

 

AT U-B - STUDENTS WHO WANT TO TAKE CLASSES IN PERSON WILL NEED TO GET VACCINATED SOON.

 

THE DRIVER IS DEAD AND TWO PASSENGERS SERIOUSLY HURT AFTER A THRUWAY CRASH IN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY MONDAY.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT JUST ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT YESTERDAY.

 

DICAMILLO’S BAKERY IS CLOSING ITS PINE AVENUE STORE AFTER THEIR FIFTH ARMED ROBBERY IN THREE YEARS.

 

A TENTATIVE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF LOCKPORT AND ITS “WHITE COLLAR” WORKERS WILL BE VOTED ON TOM’R.

 

A GENESEE COUNTY MAN WAS ARRESTED FOR MAKING A SOCIAL MEDIA DEATH THREAT AGAINST MARK POLANCARZ.

 

AND TRIPLE-A REPORTS VERY LITTLE CHANGE IN GAS PRICES THIS WEEK AT WESTERN NEW YORK PUMPS.


Hometown Headlines 08/16/21

THE BATAVIA MAN WHO CRASHED HIS CAR INTO A HOUSE ON CHESTNUT RIDGE LATE LAST WEEK HAS DIED.

 

ALL 57 PEOPLE ABOARD A TOUR BUS BOUND FOR NIAGARA FALLS WERE INJURED WHEN IT CRASHED ON THE THRUWAY SATURDAY.

 

TWO WEEKEND SHOOTINGS IN BUFFALO AND ONE IN ORLEANS COUNTY OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND A GORGE RESCUE SUNDAY.

 

LT GOVERNOR KATHY HOCHUL IS DEFENDING THE DECISION TO SUSPEND THE IMPEACHMENT OF GOVERNOR CUOMO.

 

SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER ROB ORTT STRONGLY DISAGREES AND SAYS CUOMO SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.

 

A FORMER O-T-B EXECUTIVE HAS FILED A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR LAWSUIT FOR BEING UNFAIRLY FIRED.

 

BILLY JOEL WOW’ED A FULL HOUSE SATURDAY NIGHT AT HIS MAKE-UP CONCERT AT HIGHMARK STADIUM IN ORCHARD PARK.

 

AND BUFFALO BILLS’ OWNERS TERRY & KIM PEGULA SAY THEY ARE WILLING TO SHARE THE COST OF A NEW STADIUM.


Hometown Headlines 08/13/21

A BATAVIA MAN IS FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE AFTER CRASHING HIS CAR INTO A HOUSE ON CHESTNUT RIDGE LAST NIGHT.

 

A 10-YEAR-OLD CHEEKTOWAGA BOY HAS DIED AFTER HE WAS HIT BY A CAR WEDNESDAY EVENING.

 

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

 

KATHY HOCHUL SAYS SHE WILL SEEK A FULL 4-YEAR TERM AS GOVERNOR AFTER SHE TAKES OVER FROM ANDREW CUOMO.

 

IN BUFFALO POLITICS – BYRON BROWN HAS A SURPRISING 10 POINT LEAD OVER INDIA WALTON IN A NEW POLL.

 

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 70 YEARS – BUFFALO’S POPULATION GREW WHILE NIAGARA COUNTY’S WAS DOWN SLIGHTLY.

 

OUR LADY OF VICTORY BASILICA IN LACKAWANNA CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF WORSHIP THIS MONTH.

 

POLICE IN ROCHESTER ARE INVESTIGATING A DRUG-RELATED FATAL SHOOTING FROM LAST NIGHT.

 

AND THE BUFFALO BILLS KICK OFF THEIR PRE-SEASON TONIGHT AGAINST THE LIONS IN DETROIT.


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