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Headlines for 01/25/22

A STATE SUPREME COURT JUDGE YESTERDAY RULED THAT NEW YORK’S MASK MANDATE IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

 

AFTER JUST WEEKS - MOBILE SPORTS BETTING IN NEW YORK IS A BIG SUCCESS WITH OVER $600M WAGERED SO FAR.

 

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

 

IN BUFFALO – A 3-ALARM BLAZE DESTROYED A HOME ON BRINK- MAN AVENUE AND DAMAGED TWO OTHER HOUSES.

 

DISGRACED FORMER NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY SPEAKER SHELDON SILVER HAS DIED IN FEDERAL PRISON AT AGE 77.

 

LOCKPORT’S DIRECTOR OF HIGHWAYS AND PARKS – MIKE HOFFMAN – HAS ANNOUNCED HIS RETIREMENT.

 

FREE TAX PREPARATION SOFTWARE IS AVAILABLE FOR SOME NEW YORKERS AT THE TAX DEPARTMENT WEBSITE.

 

DRIVERS ACROSS UPSTATE WILL BEGIN TO NOTICE THE “PRICE AT THE PUMP” IS GOING UP!

 

AND – THE SABRES ARE IN OTTAWA TONIGHT LOOKING FOR A REPEAT OF LAST TUESDAY’S 3-1 WIN.


Headlines for 01/24/22

A BRIGHT FUTURE FOR THE GM/LOCKPORT PLANT UNFOLDED FRIDAY WITH A $154M-DOLLAR FINANCIAL COMMITMENT.

 

A FIERY CRASH SUNDAY BETWEEN AN 18-WHEELER AND A CAR IN CHEEKTOWAGA TOOK THE LIFE OF A MAN.

 

ANOTHER SHOOTING IN BUFFALO’S KENSINGTON-BAILEY AREA OVER THE WEEKEND SENT A 27-YEAR-OLD MAN TO ECMC.

 

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

 

DEPUTIES IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY ARE INVESTIGATING A FATAL SHOOTING AT A CALEDONIA TRAILER PARK.

 

MARK JOHNSON OF NIAGARA FALLS WAS SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR SEXUALLY ABUSING A YOUNG GIRL.

 

THE D-E-C HAS SHUT DOWN TARGET SHOOTING IN NEW YORK WILDLIFE AREAS AT THE IROQUOIS REFUGE.

 

THE LATEST DATA FROM THE ERIE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT SHOWS THE SPREAD OF COVID IS STILL SLOWING DOWN.

 

AND – THE BILLS PUT UP A GOOD EFFORT BUT COULDN’T STOP THE CHIEFS WHEN IT COUNTED MOST – THEY LOST IN OT.


Headlines for 01/21/22

A “WILD WEEK” OF WINTER WEATHER IN UPSTATE NEW YORK CONTINUES THIS WEEKEND WITH A “DEEP FREEZE.”

 

LOCKPORT’S CODE BLUE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JANUARY 28TH AS THE FRIGID WEATHER SETS IN.

 

A BODY FOUND IN WEST SENECA YESTERDAY IS BELIEVED TO BE THAT OF A MAN REPORTED MISSING EARLIER THIS WEEK.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WERE ON SITE AT A TRIO OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS THURSDAY.

 

THE CITY COUNCIL IN NIAGARA FALLS IS SEEKING BIDS FROM COMPANIES TO HELP WITH A FULL PROPERTY REASSESSMENT.

 

IN WILLIAMSVILLE – THE VILLAGE’S SQUABBLE WITH ERIE COUNTY OVER A MASK MANDATE FINE MAY GO TO COURT.

 

A JAMESTOWN DRUG-DEALER IS GOING TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR TEN YEARS AFTER HIS HOME WAS RAIDED IN 2019.

 

THE PEACE BRIDGE WILL BE LIT-UP IN BUFFALO BILLS COLORS THIS WEEKEND FOR SUNDAY’S GAME WITH THE CHIEFS.

 

AND – DESPITE A GOOD EFFORT - THE SABRES GOT STUNG BY THE STARS 5-4 AT KEYBANK CENTER LAST NIGHT.


Headlines for 01/20/22

NINE MORE COVID DEATHS IN NIAGARA COUNTY LAST WEEK – BUT NEW CASES WERE DOWN BY MORE THAN A THOUSAND.

 

A BUFFALO MAN WAS SENTENCED TO 25 YEARS TO LIFE FOR THE SLASHING DEATH OF ANOTHER MAN IN 2019.

 

CRIMESTOPPERS BUFFALO IS LOOKING FOR DEVON WRIGHT AND WILL PAY $2500 TO THE PERSON WHO TURNS HIM IN.

 

ONE PERSON IS DEAD AND FOUR INJURED AFTER TWO SHOOTINGS AND A STABBING IN ROCHESTER.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WERE ON SITE AT TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WEDNESDAY – BOTH IN THE FALLS.

 

THE COUNTY HAS ACCEPTED A SIX-FIGURE SETTLEMENT FROM AN OPIOID-PRODUCING DRUG COMPANY.

 

THE ANNUAL CATHOLIC CHARITIES APPEAL KICKED OFF YESTERDAY WITH A GOAL OF $9.5M FOR 2022.

 

LOCKPORT’S CODE BLUE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JANUARY 28TH AS FRIGID WEATHER SETS IN.

 

AND – IN SPORTS - THE SABRES HOST THE STARS TONIGHT IN A 7 O’CLOCK START AT KEYBANK CENTER.


Headlines for 01/19/22

L-P-D DETECTIVES CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE A DOUBLE STABBING THAT HAPPENED ON CALEDONIA STREET SATURDAY.

 

THE ERIE COUNTY D-A’S OFFICE HAS ANNOUNCED AN ARREST IN A BUFFALO HOMICIDE FROM THIS PAST NOVEMBER.

 

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

 

SOME HEALTH OFFICIALS BELIEVE WESTERN NEW YORK MAY HAVE “TURNED THE CORNER” IN THE COVID CRISES.

 

GOVERNOR HOCHUL REVEALED HER $216B-DOLLAR BUDGET PLAN FOR FISCAL 2023 IN ALBANY YESTERDAY.

 

GOVERNOR HOCHUL’S HUGE LEAD IN A SIENA COLLEGE POLL HAS FORCED FORMER NYC MAYOR DE BLASIO TO DROP OUT.

 

LOCKPORT’S NOW RETIRED FIRE CHIEF – PAT BRADY – RECEIVED HIS OFFICIAL “WALK OUT” AT L-F-D TUESDAY.

 

TICKETS FOR SUNDAY’S BILLS-CHIEFS GAME IN KANSAS CITY ARE STILL AVAILABLE – BUT VERY EXPENSIVE!

 

AND – GREAT GOALTENDING FROM MICHAEL HOUSER POWERED THE SABRES TO A 3-1 WIN OVER THE SENATORS IN OTTAWA TUESDAY.


Headlines for 01/18/22

IT’S A “SNOW DAY” FOR MANY SCHOOL DISTRICTS AFTER THE MONSTER STORM DUMPED A FOOT AND A HALF OF SNOW MONDAY.

 

OFFICIAL SNOWFALL AT THE BUFFALO AIRPORT WAS JUST UNDER 18 INCHES WITH MORE THAN THAT HERE IN NIAGARA COUNTY.

 

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

 

NEW COVID-19 CASES CONTINUE TO PILE UP IN RECORD NUMBERS IN ERIE COUNTY.

 

GOVERNOR HOCHUL WILL DELIVER HER FISCAL YEAR 2023 EXECUTIVE BUDGET IN ALBANY THIS MORNING.

 

A 2-ALARM FIRE IN CHEEKTOWAGA LATE SUNDAY DESTROYED A BUILDING AND CLOSED CLINTON STREET TO TRAFFIC.

 

IN BATAVIA – A MAN IS IN JAIL ON ARSON CHARGES FOLLOWING A FIRE IN THE WASHINGTON TOWER APARTMENTS.

 

GAS PRICES ACROSS WESTERN NEW YORK REMAIN STABLE AT $3.44 A GALLON – BUT ARE EXPECTED TO GO UP SOON.

 

AND – THE SABRES “SNATCHED DEFEAT FROM THE JAWS OF VICTORYAGAIN AS DETROIT DUMPED THEM 3-2 IN OT MONDAY.


Headlines for 01/17/22

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT AFTER 18 INCHES OF SNOW FELL IN NIAGARA COUNTY OVERNIGHT.

 

SNOWPLOWS ARE VERY BUSY THIS MONDAY MORNING CLEARING ROADWAYS ACROSS WESTERN NEW YORK.

 

A 23-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS KILLED EARLY SATURDAY MORNING WHEN HE CRASHED HIS PICKUP INTO A TREE IN N-T.

 

THERE WERE NO INJURIES REPORTED IN A 3-ALARM BLAZE ON BUFFALO’S WEST SIDE SUNDAY.

 

AFTER A BUSY SATURDAY - FIRST RESPONDERS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WERE ON SITE AT JUST ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT SUNDAY.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS WOMAN HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH MURDER IN THE DEATH OF A CITY MAN EARLIER THIS MONTH.

 

JOSEPH BELSTADT OF NORTH TONAWANDA HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO 25 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR A 1993 HOMICIDE.

 

IN ROCHESTER – POLICE HAVE ARRESTED RICHARD LOPEZ IN CONNECTION WITH A TRIPLE SHOOTING LATE LAST WEEK.

 

AND – THE BILLS BLEW OUT THE PATRIOTS SATURDAY 47-17 TO ADVANCE TO PLAY THE CHIEFS IN K-C SUNDAY AT 6:30.


Headlines for 1/14/22

THE ROAD TO THE SUPER BOWL GETS UNDERWAY TOMORROW NIGHT AS THE BILLS HOST THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS IN THIS WEEKEND'S WILD CARD ROUND MATCHUP.

 

THE FREEZING FORECAST IS HAVING A CHILLY EFFECT ON TICKET RESALE PRICES, WITH TICKETS FOR SOME SEATS REPORTEDLY AVAILABLE FOR AS LITTLE AS $30 DOLLARS.

 

NIAGARA FALLS MAYOR ROBERT RESTAINO IS VOICING HIS APPROVAL ON THE REVENUE SHARING AGREEMENT REACHED EARLIER THIS WEEK BETWEEN THE SENECA NATION AND NEW YORK STATE. 

 

LOCAL LAWMAKERS ARE PREPOSING REFORMS AT WESTERN REGIONAL OFF-TRACK BETTING. 

 

THE STATE IS ANNOUNCING APPROVAL FOR A MAJOR WIND ENERGY FACILITY IN ORLEANS COUNTY. 

 

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE CALLED TO THE SCENE OF THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS THURSDAY. 

 

BUFFALO MAYOR BYRON BROWN SAYS HE'S NOT GETTING IN THE WAY OF THE GREAT NORTHERN GRAIN ELEVATOR BEING DEMOLISHED.

 

AND THE BUFFALO SABRES FINALLY SNAPPED THEIR SIX-GAME WINLESS WITH THEIR FIRST VICTORY IN NEARLY A MONTH.


Headlines for 01/13/22

DEPUTIES HAVE A SUSPECT IN CUSTODY IN THE FATAL STABBING OF A MAN IN WHEATFIELD TUESDAY NIGHT.

 

THE RAPID SPREAD OF COVID HAS PROMPTED CATHOLIC HEALTH TO SUSPEND HOSPITAL VISITATIONS BEGINNING TOM’R.

 

A U-B STUDENT AND THREE FAMILY MEMBERS WERE AMONG THE 17 PEOPLE WHO PERISHED IN A BRONX BLAZE SUNDAY.

 

IN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY – THE NAME OF THE 1-YEAR-OLD BOY WHO DIED IN A HOUSE FIRE YESTERDAY HAS BEEN RELEASED.

 

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

 

THE SENECA NATION AND THE STATE OF NEW YORK HAVE AGREED TO BEGIN TALKS ON A NEW GAMING COMPACT.

 

BUFFALO MAYOR BYRON BROWN HAS ENDORSED GOVERNOR KATHY HOCHUL IN HER BID FOR A FULL FOUR-YEAR TERM.

 

GOVERNOR HOCHUL HAS ANNOUNCED A NEW PLAN TO ADDRESS THE ON-GOING SHORTAGE OF TRUCK AND BUS DRIVERS.

 

AND – A “DEEP FREEZE” AND CUMBERSOME COVID RULES ARE IMPACTING TICKET SALES FOR SATURDAY’S BILLS’ GAME.


Headlines for 01/12/22

A RARE HOMICIDE IN WHEATFIELD HAS DEPUTIES LOOKING FOR A SUSPECT IN THE STABBING DEATH OF A MAN TUESDAY.

 

NIAGARA FALLS P-D RESPONDED TO THE AFTERNOON SHOOTING OF A 31-YEAR-OLD MAN ON 24TH STREET YESTERDAY.

 

ONE OF THE LPD OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE TROY HODGE CASE IS NOW A NIAGARA COUNTY DEPUTY.

 

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

 

IN FREDONIA – FIVE PEOPLE ESCAPED A HOUSE FIRE ON CENTER STREET THAT TOOK THE LIFE OF A 70-YEAR-OLD WOMAN.

 

A SOUTH BUFFALO WOMAN WHO SUFFERED FROM DEMENTIA WAS FOUND DEAD TUESDAY NEAR HER LILAC STREET HOME.

 

IN NEW YORK - COUNTYS ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED TO PERFORM “CONTACT TRACING” OF PEOPLE TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID.

 

ORCHARD PARK WILL BE IN A “DEEP FREEZE” FOR SATURDAY NIGHT’S “WILD CARD” PLAYOFF GAME WITH THE PATRIOTS.

 

AND – THE SABRES GOT ZAPPED BY THE LIGHTNING 6-1 LAST NIGHT TO EXTEND THEIR WINLESS STREAK TO SIX.


Headlines for 01/11/22

THE C-D-C IS WARNING AMERICANS TO AVOID TRAVEL TO CANADA DUE TO A “VERY HIGH” RISK OF COVID INFECTION.

 

BUFFALO RESIDENTS CAN GET FREE AT-HOME COVID TEST KITS TODAY AT FIVE COMMUNITY CENTERS IN THE CITY.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WERE ON SITE AT JUST ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT EARLY MONDAY.

 

IN ERIE COUNTY COURT – TWO MEN ARE FACING STIFF PRISON TERMS AFTER PLEADING GUILTY IN SEPARATE CASES.

 

IN ROCHESTER – POLICE NEED HELP IN TRACKING DOWN THE SHOOTER THAT LEFT A MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED MONDAY.

 

NYSEG AND NATIONAL GRID REMIND RESIDENTS THAT “HEAP” RUNS UNTIL MID-MARCH AND HELPS PAY HEATING BILLS.

 

GASOLINE PRICES AT WESTERN NEW YORK PUMPS REMAIN FLAT THIS WEEK BUT ARE EXPECTED TO RISE SOON.

 

A “GO-FUND-ME” EFFORT RAISED MONEY TO COVER THE COST OF EQUIPMENT STOLEN SUNDAY FROM “BILLS ELVIS” JOHN LANG.

 

AND – GEORGIA IS CHAMPION OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFTER “THE DAWGS” CRUSHED THE CRIMSON TIDE OF ALABAMA 33-18.


Headlines for 01/10/22

NEW COVID CASES ARE GROWING AT AN ALARMING RATE AS ERIE COUNTY REPORTED OVER 19,000 IN THE PAST WEEK.

 

THE OVERWHELMING NUMBER OF NEW COVID INFECTIONS HAS PROMPTED NIAGARA COUNTY TO DISCONTINUE CONTACT TRACING.

 

IN THE FALLS – A MAN WAS RESCUED FROM A BURNING HOME ON 16TH STREET SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

 

DEMOLITION WORK HAS BEEN BLAMED FOR A FRIDAY MORNING FIRE AT THE SOMERSET POWER PLANT.

 

TWO OTHER BLAZES REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY FRIDAY – IN THE FALLS AND LEWISTON.

 

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

 

QUEEN CITY COPS WERE CALLED TO INVESTIGATE A PAIR OF SHOOTINGS OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

IN ROCHESTER – POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE “TRIGGER PERSON” IN THE SUNDAY SHOOTING OF A 61-YEAR-OLD WOMAN.

 

AND – AN OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY THE DEFENSE LIFTED THE BUFFALO BILLS TO A 27-10 WIN OVER THE JETS SUNDAY.


Headlines for 01/07/22

THE FIRST LAKE EFFECT STORM OF 2022 BURIED BUFFALO UNDER 14” OF SNOW WHILE WE RECEIVED BARELY A TRACE.

 

STATE-REPORTED DATA SAYS 2916 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 WERE RECORDED OVER THE PAST WEEK IN NIAGARA COUNTY.

 

6000 COVID TEST KITS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED FREE AT THREE COUNTY SITES TOMORROW - IN LOCKPORT, THE FALLS AND N-T.

 

STARTING TODAY – COVID-19 TESTING SITES WILL OPEN ON THE CAMPUSES OF U-B AND BUFFALO STATE.

 

A DEFENSE DEPARTMENT MEDICAL TEAM ARRIVES IN BUFFALO THIS WEEKEND TO ASSIST THE DEPLETED STAFF AT E-C-M-C.

 

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

 

NIAGARA FALLS P-D SAYS WEDNESDAY’S GRIM DISCOVERY OF A DEAD MAN IN A HYDE PARK APARTMENT IS A HOMICIDE.

 

“M-S-B” – MOBILE SPORTS BETTING - BEGINS TOM’R IN NEW YORK – GENERATING AN ESTIMATED $500M FOR THE STATE.

 

AND – IN SPORTS – THE SHARKS SANK THE SLOW-STARTING SABRES 3-2 AT KEYBANK CENTER LAST NIGHT.


Headlines for 01/06/22

BUFFALO AND SOME OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE GETTING A “SNOW DAY” TODAY DUE TO A LAKE EFFECT STORM.

 

NIAGARA FALLS P-D IS LOOKING INTO THE DEATH OF A MAN AND SERIOUS INJURIES TO A WOMAN ON HYDE PARK YESTERDAY.

 

A FALLS MAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULT LAST SUMMER HAS BEEN DEEMED MENTALLY INCOMPETENT TO STAND TRIAL.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WERE ON SITE AT TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WEDNESDAY – BOTH IN THE FALLS.

 

ERIE COUNTY REPORTED 2439 NEW COVID CASES YESTERDAY - BUT WE RECEIVED NO REPORT FROM NIAGARA COUNTY.

 

LOCAL BUSINESSES CAN DRIVE THRU FOR FREE KN-95 MASKS TODAY FROM 11 TO 6 AT THE PUBLIC TRAINING FACILITY.

 

GOVERNOR HOCHUL CALLED FOR A “NEW ERA” IN 2022 IN HER HISTORIC “STATE OF THE STATE” ADDRESS YESTERDAY.

 

IN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY - A WOMAN WILL SPEND 18 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR DEFRAUDING HER EMPLOYER AND THE I-R-S.

 

AND – IN SPORTS – THE SABRES AND SHARKS HAVE A 7 O’CLOCK HOCKEY GAME AT KEYBANK CENTER TONIGHT.


Headlines for 01/05/22

A MIDDLEPORT MAN COULD BE GOING TO PRISON FOR SEVEN YEARS AFTER PLEADING GUILTY IN A KNIFE ATTACK.

 

A DRIVER WAS KILLED MONDAY AFTER CRASHING HIS CAR INTO A TOLL BOOTH ON THE CANADIAN SIDE OF THE PEACE BRIDGE.

 

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

 

THREE ADULTS WERE LEFT HOMELESS BY A MONDAY EVENING FIRE ON PARADISE ROAD IN EAST AMHERST.

 

MORE THAN 15,000 ERIE COUNTY RESIDENTS HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 IN THE PAST WEEK.

 

LOCAL BUSINESSES HERE IN NIAGARA COUNTY CAN DRIVE THRU FOR FREE KN-95 MASKS TOMORROW.

 

GOVERNOR HOCHUL LAYS OUT HER VISION FOR 2022 WHEN SHE DELIVERS HER “STATE OF THE STATE” ADDRESS TODAY.

 

THE ALBANY COUNTY D-A IS DROPPING A GROPING COMPLAINT AGAINST EX-GOVERNOR CUOMO FOR A LACK OF EVIDENCE.

 

A FULL HOUSE WAS AT THE PALACE LAST NIGHT FOR “VOICE” CONTESTANT JOSHUA VACANTI’S LOCKPORT HOMECOMING.


Headlines for 01/04/22

THE CITY OF LOCKPORT AND THE L-P-D UNION HAVE SETTLED A LAWSUIT STEMMING FROM THE TROY HODGE CASE.

 

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

 

LAST WEEK’S BLAZE AT THE FORMER ADAM’S MARK HOTEL IN BUFFALO WAS LISTED AS ARSON.

 

THE WOMAN WHO DROVE HER CAR INTO THE UPPER NIAGARA RIVER LAST MONTH DIED FROM “SUICIDE BY DROWNING.”

 

A CODE BLUE HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE CITY OF LOCKPORT UNTIL NEXT WEDNESDAY – JANUARY 12TH.

 

CITY LEADERS IN NORTH TONAWANDA ARE LINING UP SPENDING PRIORITIES FOR A $10M D-R-I GRANT.

 

GAS PRICES AT WESTERN NEW YORK PUMPS REMAIN STABLE AT ABOUT $3.45 A GALLON FOR THE TIME BEING.

 

JOSHUA VACANTI - LOCKPORT’S ACCLAIMED SINGER FROM TV’S “THE VOICE” WILL BE AT “THE PALACE” TONIGHT AT 7.

 

AND – KICKOFF FOR THE BILLS-JETS GAMES THIS SUNDAY IN ORCHARD PARK HAS BEEN MOVED FROM 1 O’CLOCK TO 4:25.


Headlines for 01/03/22

JUST FIVE HOURS INTO THE NEW YEAR THE CITY OF BUFFALO HAD RECORDED THREE HOMICIDES.

 

A 17-YEAR-OLD NIAGARA FALLS BOY IS IN STABLE CONDITION AFTER HE WAS HIT BY CAR LATE FRIDAY NIGHT.

 

IN THE SOUTHERN TIER – A TEENAGE GIRL WAS STRUCK AND KILLED BY A TRACTOR-TRAILER ON NEW YEAR’S EVE.

 

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

 

A SURGE OF COVID CASES HAS FORCED THE ERIE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO ALTER ITS CONTACT TRACING POLICY.

 

STUDENTS IN BUFFALO WILL BE BACK IN CLASS TODAY WITH EXTRA COVID SAFETY MEASURES IN PLACE.

 

THE FUTURE OF BUFFALO’S GREAT NORTHERN GRAIN ELEVATOR IS BACK IN THE HANDS OF A JUDGE.

 

IN ROCHESTER – POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE “TRIGGER MAN” IN THAT CITY’S FIRST HOMICIDE OF THE NEW YEAR.

 

AND – THE BILLS OVERCAME THREE JOSH ALLEN INTERCEPTIONS AND RALLIED TO FOIL THE FALCONS AND MAKE THE PLAYOFFS.


Headlines for 12/30/21

13 MORE COVID DEATHS WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY YESTERDAY ALONG WITH 932 NEW CASES OF THE VIRUS.

 

THE ERIE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT REPORTED A SECOND STRAIGHT RECORD NUMBER OF NEW COVID CASES WITH 1926!

 

DESPITE RECORD COVID CASES – BUFFALO’S NEW YEAR’S EVE BALL DROP CELEBRATION IS STILL ON TOM’R NIGHT.

 

A PAIR OF NIAGARA COUNTY MEN ARE IN CUSTODY ON SERIOUS CHARGES IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS.

 

AN AMHERST MAN IS FACING DOUBLE FELONY CHARGES AFTER HIS SECOND D-W-I ARREST IN THREE MONTHS.

 

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

 

THE FUTURE OF BUFFALO’S GREAT NORTHERN GRAIN ELEVATOR IS BACK IN THE HANDS OF A JUDGE.

 

IN ROCHESTER – POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE “TRIGGER MAN” WHO SHOT ANOTHER MAN ON McNAUGHTON STREET YESTERDAY.

 

AND – THE SABRES GOT OFF TO A SLOW START AND LOST BY A GOAL TO THE DEVILS 4-3 ON HOME ICE LAST NIGHT.


Headlines for 12/29/21

THE 2020 TERMINATION OF FORMER LOCKPORT CITY CLERK RICHELLE PASCERI MAY BE HEADED TO ARBITRATION.

 

A FALLS TEENAGER IS FACING A TRIO OF FELONY CHARGES FOR THREATS OF GUN VIOLENCE AT NIAGARA FALLS HIGH SCHOOL.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WERE ON SITE AT TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND A SHED FIRE TUESDAY.

 

A MASSIVE CHRISTMAS MORNING BLAZE IN WEST SENECA DID MORE DAMAGE THAN ORIGINALLY THOUGHT.

 

THE ERIE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT REPORTED A RECORD 1368 NEW COVID CASES YESTERDAY.

 

AT LEAST ONE PERSON LOST MONEY IN A SCAM THAT IS MAKING THE ROUNDS IN NIAGARA COUNTY.

 

IN ROCHESTER – POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE PERSON WHO SENT A TEEN TO THE HOSPITAL WITH A GUNSHOT WOUND.

 

THE WESTCHESTER COUNTY D-A SAYS HE CANNOT PURSUE SEXUAL MISCONDUCT CHARGES AGAINST EX-GOVERNOR CUOMO.

 

AND – AFTER A LONG “PAUSE” - THE SABRES HOST THE DEVILS ON KEYBANK CENTER ICE TONIGHT AT 7.


Headlines for 12/28/21

LOCKPORT FIREFIGHTERS WERE ON SITE AT A TWO-ALARM BLAZE ON SPALDING STREET LATE LAST NIGHT.

 

A FALLS WOMAN IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER SHE WAS RUN OVER WHILE LYING IN THE STREET SUNDAY NIGHT.

 

IN BUFFALO – POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE “TRIGGER MAN” WHO SHOT FOUR PEOPLE CHRISTMAS WEEKEND.

 

FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS – INCLUDING A 9-VEHICLE CRASH - REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY MONDAY.

 

THE ERIE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT REPORTS MORE THAN 5300 RESIDENTS CONTRACTED COVID-19 OVER THE PAST WEEK.

 

OISHEI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL IN BUFFALO IS REPORTING A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN “KIDS WITH COVID.”

 

THIS SATURDAY IS NEW YEAR’S DAY AND “INAUGURATION DAY” AS NIAGARA COUNTY POLITICIANS TAKE THEIR OATH OF OFFICE

 

IN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY – A WOMAN DIED CHRISTMAS NIGHT WHEN HER A-T-V CRASHED INTO A CREEK.

 

AND – GAS PRICES IN WESTERN NEW YORK REMAIN AT THE SAME LEVEL AS LAST WEEK BUT MUCH HIGHER THAN LAST YEAR.


Headlines for 12/27/21

FIRE INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING INTO A CHRISTMAS MORNING BLAZE AT THE WEST SENECA HIGHWAY GARAGE.

 

IN GENESEE COUNTY – A MAN IS IN CUSTODY AFTER A SUNDAY STAND-OFF WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT ENDED PEACEFULLY.

 

ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT SUNDAY AND THREE ON CHRISTMAS DAY REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY.

 

THE COVID REPORT IN NEW YORK FROM CHRISTMAS WEEKEND SHOWS THE GROWING IMPACT OF THE OMICRON VARIANT.

 

A JUDGE MAY DECIDE TODAY IF BUFFALO’S GREAT NORTHERN GRAIN ELEVATOR WILL BE DEMOLISHED.

 

RETIRING JUSTICE RICHARD KLOCH WILL SERVE AS LAW CLERK NEXT YEAR FOR NEW COUNTY JUDGE JOHN OTTAVIANO.

 

IN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY – A 35-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WAS ARRESTED CHRISTMAS MORNING ON SEVEN OUTSTANDING WARRANTS.

 

THE PEOPLE OF MONROE COUNTY ARE MORNING THE PASSING OF MEDAL OF HONOR WINNER GARY BEIKIRCH AT AGE 74.

 

AND – THE BUFFALO BILLS GOT THE JOB DONE IN NEW ENGLAND SUNDAY AS THEY PICKED OFF THE PATRIOTS 33-21.


Headlines for 12/23/21

A GRIM NEW RECORD WAS REVEALED WHEN 18 VIRUS DEATHS WERE REPORTED AT YESTERDAY’S NIAGARA COUNTY COVID UPDATE.

 

CLASSES WERE CANCELLED IN NEWFANE SCHOOLS TODAY DUE TO A COVID-RELATED STAFFING SHORTAGE.

 

EIGHT TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WERE REPORTED ON SLICK NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS WEDNESDAY.

 

CHRIS VOCCIO IS DECLARED THE WINNER IN THE DISPUTED ELECTION FOR THE 6TH DISTRICT SEAT IN THE LEGISLATURE.

 

BOTH THE SANBORN FARM MUSEUM AND NIAGARA UNIVERSITY HAVE GOTTEN A “GREEN LIGHT” FOR SOLAR-POWER PROJECTS.

 

THE MAN WHO PERISHED IN A BUFFALO HOUSE FIRE TUESDAY HAS BEEN ID’D AS 54-YEAR-OLD HERBIERTO ALVAREZ.

 

IN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY – THE FORMER CLERK IN THE VILLAGE OF BEMUS POINT HAS PLEADED GUILTY TO EMBEZZLEMENT.

 

THE BLANKET OF SNOW OUTSIDE TODAY WILL MELT BY SATURDAY DASHING HOPES FOR A “WHITE CHRISTMAS.

AND – KIDS 5 TO 11 ATTENDING BILLS AND SABRES GAMES MUST NOW SHOW PROOF OF COVID VACCINATION.


Headlines for 12/22/21

BUFFALO FIRE INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING INTO THE CAUSE OF A HOUSE FIRE THAT KILLED A MAN IN HIS 50’S TUESDAY.

 

A QUEEN CITY MAN WITH A LONG RAP SHEET IS GOING TO PRISON FOR SETTING A FIRE AT CITY HALL DURING 2020 RIOTS.

 

A SHOPLIFTING INCIDENT IN NEWFANE ENDED WITH A VEHICLE CRASH IN LOCKPORT YESTERDAY.

 

JUST ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN NIAGARA COUNTY TUESDAY HAPPENED IN LOCKPORT’S NORTH END.

 

A BUFFALO EDUCATOR AND CIVIC LEADER WAS KILLED BY A DRUNK DRIVER IN SOUTH CAROLINA THIS PAST WEEKEND.

 

IN ROCHESTER– A MAN HAS BEEN ARRAIGNED ON D-W-I AND MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES AFTER A FATAL CRASH MONDAY.

 

THE COVID CRISES IN NEW YORK HAS PROPTED OFFICIALS TO CANCEL JANUARY REGENTS EXAMS STATEWIDE.

 

GOVERNOR HOCHUL SAYS THE STATE IS “O-K” WITH A NEW STADIUM FOR THE BUFFALO BILLS BEING BUILT IN “O-P.”

 

AND – COVID OUTBREAKS IN THE NHL HAS CAUSED THE LEAGUE TO PUT THE SCHEDULE ON “PAUSE” UNTIL AFTER CHRISTMAS.


Headlines for 12/21/21

AN EARLY MORNING SHOOTING OUTSIDE A CHEEKTOWAGA MEN’S CLUB SENT ONE MAN TO THE HOSPITAL YESTERDAY.

 

A 51-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO KIDNAPPED A TEENAGE GIRL FROM N-T IS FACING A LONG TIME IN FEDERAL PRISON.

 

A PAIR OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN THE FALLS AND WHEATFIELD KEPT FIRST RESPONDERS BUSY ON MONDAY.

 

ANOTHER SINGLE-DAY RECORD NUMBER OF COVID CASES IN NEW YORK HAS OFFICIALS GEARING UP FOR A “WINTER SURGE.”

 

NEAR RECORD OUTFLOW RATES FOR DECEMBER HAVE BEEN ORDERED FOR LAKE ONTARIO BY THE INTERNATIONAL BOARD.

 

LEADERSHIP ROLES FOR THE NIAGARA COUNTY LEGISLATURE FOR 2022 HAVE BEEN SET WITH REBECCA WYDYSH AS CHAIR.

 

DEBORAH STANLEY FROM OSWEGO STATE HAS BEEN APPOINTED INTERIM CHANCELLOR OF THE SUNY SYSTEM.

 

INMATE GERMAINE BROWN – ACTING AS HIS OWN ATTORNEY – IS SUING NIAGARA COUNTY OVER TREATMENT OF A WOUND.

 

AND – LAST NIGHT’S NHL GAME BETWEEN THE SABRES AND BLUE JACKETS WAS CANCELLED BY COVID.


Headlines for 12/20/21

TWO MORE HOMICIDES ON THE STREETS OF BUFFALO THIS WEEKEND CLAIMED THE LIVES OF A MAN AND A TEENAGE GIRL.

 

THE LARGEST SINGLE-DAY NUMBER OF COVID CASES IN NEW YORK SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN HAS BEEN REPORTED.

 

ELEVEN VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANIES BATTLED BARN BLAZES IN THE TOWN OF LOCKPORT AND WYOMING COUNTY ON FRIDAY.

 

IN ROCHESTER – A FAMILY OF SIX IS UNDER RED CROSS CARE AFTER A HOUSE FIRE DESTROYED THEIR HOME.

 

A PAIR OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN THE FALLS AND NEWFANE KEPT FIRST RESPONDERS BUSY SUNDAY.

 

THE THREAT OF SCHOOL VIOLENCE HAS LOCAL POLICE LOOKING AT TIK TOK AND A BUFFALO TEEN BEHIND BARS.

 

FIVE AREA GOP ASSEMBLYMEN WILL BE AT BUFFALO’S NAVAL AND MILITARY PARK TODAY TO PROMOTE AWARENESS OF PTSD.

 

REGIONAL GAS PRICES INCHED DOWN SLIGHLY IN THE PAST WEEK FOR COST-CONSCIOUS MOTORISTS.

 

AND – THE BILLS PUT AWAY THE PANTHERS 31-14 SUNDAY TO IMPROVE TO 8-6 ON THE SEASON.


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