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Hometown Headlines 08/12/20

THE ERIE COUNTY D-A’S OFFICE HAS INDICTED A DRIVER ON FELONY CHARGES IN A DOUBLE FATAL CRASH IN APRIL.

 

THE FEMALE DRIVER KILLED IN A SINGLE CAR CRASH MONDAY NIGHT IN ROYALTON HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED.

 

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

 

FALLS COPS WERE CALLED TO A POSSIBLE SHOOTING EARLY YESTERDAY AT WHITNEY AND 27TH.

 

A NIAGARA COUNTY GRAND JURY HAS INDICTED A LOCKPORT MAN IN CONNECTION WITH AN APRIL MURDER.

 

THE NCCC FACULTY ASSOCIATION IS SEEKING AN INJUNCTION TO STOP FIVE LAYOFFS.

 

THE KENAN CENTER BOARD IS LOOKING INTO POSSIBLY BUILDING A NEW ARENA ON ITS CAMPUS.

 

A DRIVER HAS BEEN CHARGED IN A WEEKEND CRASH THAT INJURED A FAMILY OF SEVEN IN YATES COUNTY.

 

AND THE BLUE JAYS “REELED IN” THE MARLINS 5-4 IN XTRA INNINGS AT SAHLEN FIELD LAST NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 08/11/20

THE FIRST MEANINGFUL MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL GAME IN BUFFALO IN OVER 100 YEARS WILL BE PLAYED TONIGHT.

 

GOVERNOR CUOMO SAYS AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION INTO COVID-19 NURSING HOME DEATHS IS NOT NECESSARY.

 

A STATE AUDIT IS HIGHLY CRITICAL OF NORTH TONAWANDA’S POLITICAL LEADERS FOR MIS-MANAGING CITY FINANCES.

 

AS ERIE COUNTY KIDS HEAD BACK TO CLASSROOMS – SCHOOL DISTRICTS WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR VIRUS SCREENING.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE CALLED TO FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS MONDAY.

 

QUICK WORK BY FALLS FIREFIGHTERS SATURDAY NIGHT KEPT A YARD FIRE FROM SPREADING TO A HOUSE.

 

A 21-YEAR-OLD LYNDONVILLE MAN HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO HOME CONFINEMENT ON FEDERAL DRUG AND WEAPONS CHARGES.

 

IN JAMESTOWN, A CITY MAN IS FACING ASSAULT CHARGES AFTER COPS SAY HE SHOT ANOTHER MAN.

 

AND ROCHESTER POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE DRIVER IN A FATAL HIT AND RUN YESTERDAY.


Hometown Headlines 08/10/20

NEW DATA SHOWS NEW YORK IS CONTINUING TO STAY AHEAD IN THE CORONAVIRUS BATTLE.

 

FROM THE BUFFALO CRIME BEAT – POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING FOUR WEEKEND SHOOTINGS – ONE OF THEM FATAL.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE CALLED TO THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND A BOAT RESCUE SUNDAY.

 

STATE POLICE ARRESTED A FALLS MAN ON D-W-I CHARGES FRIDAY NIGHT IN LEWISTON.

 

CITY AND COUNTY COPS HAVE TICKETED FOUR DRIVERS FOR UNLICENSED OPERATION IN RECENT TRAFFIC STOPS.

 

A FEDERAL JUDGE SAYS THE TOWN OF PENDLETON CAN’T STOP NATIONAL FUEL FROM BUILDING A COMPRESSOR STATION.

 

IN YATES COUNTY, FOUR VICTIMS WERE AIRLIFTED TO STRONG MEMORIAL AFTER A CAR STRUCK THEIR HORSE AND BUGGY.

 

A LAKE ERIE SWIMMER WAS PULLED TO SAFETY AFTER HE WAS SPOTTED ON A CLIFF NEAR THE DUNKIRK LIGHTHOUSE.

 

AND, BUFFALO’S SAHLEN FIELD IS IN “SHIP SHAPE” FOR TOM’RS M-L-B GAME BETWEEN THE BLUE JAYS AND MARLINS.


Hometown Headlines 08/07/20

WE SHOULD FIND OUT TODAY IF NEW YORK SCHOOL KIDS WILL BE HEADING BACK TO THE CLASSROOM NEXT MONTH.

 

LINGERING CONCERNS OVER VIRUS INFECTIONS CONTINUE TO KEEP NEW YORKERS OUT OF GYMS ACROSS THE STATE.

 

LPD RESPONDED TO A “SHOT FIRED” CALL YESTERDAY AND A BREAK-IN AT MONTONDO’S SEAFOOD WEDNESDAY.

 

A LOCKPORT MAN WAS IS FACING MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES AFTER A TRAFFIC STOP IN CAMBRIA.

 

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

 

A LACKAWANNA MAN IS IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW AFTER HE WAS ACCUSED OF MOLESTING A GIRL FOR SEVEN YEARS.

 

A PUBLIC HEARING IS SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 19TH ON THE RE-ZONING OF THE FORMER INFIRMARY ON DAVISON ROAD.

 

NYS ATTORNEY GENERAL LETITIA JAMES HAS FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE N-R-A.

 

AND, IT’S “FORD NIGHT” WITH 60’S MUSIC AT THE FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE IN MEDINA THIS EVENING.


Hometown Headlines 08/06/20

THE LOCKPORT COMMON COUNCIL RESCINDED MAYOR ROMAN’S EMERGENCY POWERS AT LAST NIGHT’S MEETING.

 

IN NIAGARA FALLS, THE CITY WILL USE FEDERAL FUNDING TO RE-START ITS COVID-19 SCREENING PROGRAM.

 

COUNTY LAWMAKERS HAVE REDUCED THE NCCC BUDGET AND HELPED PAY FOR A FLOOD-CONTROL PROJECT IN WILSON.

 

A LOCKPORT MAN WAS SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS PROBATION FOR HIS ROLE IN A “ROAD RAGE” INCIDENT IN BUFFALO.

 

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

 

IN REGIONAL NEWS, A 16-MONTH-OLD CHILD DROWN IN A BACKYARD POOL IN THE TOWN OF BARRE YESTERDAY.

 

ERIE COUNTY IS BUSY FOLLOWING UP ON COMPLAINTS OF BARS AND RESTAURANT VIOLATING COVID-19 RE-OPENING RULES.

 

WE SHOULD FIND OUT TODAY OR TOM’R IF NEW YORK SCHOOL KIDS WILL BE BACK IN CLASSROOMS NEXT MONTH.

 

AND, TWO STATE TEACHERS UNIONS WANT SCHOOLS TO BE CLOSED IF A VIRUS CASE IS CONFIRMED IN A BUILDING.


Hometown Headlines 08/05/20

THE LOCKPORT COMMON COUNCIL WILL NOT VOTE ON THE EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT OF CITY CLERK PAUL OATES TONIGHT.

 

IN BUFFALO, SOME RESIDENTS ARE CALLING FOR CHANGES AFTER A YOUNG BOY WAS HIT & KILLED BY A CAR MONDAY.

 

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

 

TWO NIAGARA FALLS MEN WERE ARRESTED AFTER THEY WERE CAUGHT “RED HANDED” STRIPPING A PICK-UP TRUCK.

 

A DEPEW HOUSEKEEPER IS FACING CHARGES AFTER TROOPERS SAY SHE STOLE A DIAMOND RING FROM A CLARENCE WOMAN.

 

MORE AREA PARENTS ARE SAYING THEY WON’T SEND THEIR KIDS BACK TO CLASSROOMS IN SEPTEMBER.

 

NEW YORK HAS ADDED RHODE ISLAND AND DROPPED BOTH D.C. AND DELAWARE FROM ITS QUARANTINE LIST.

 

FORMER CONGRESSMAN CHRIS COLLINS HAS ONCE AGAIN ASKED TO HAVE HIS PRISON SENTENCE DELAYED DUE TO COVID-19.

 

AND, U.S. SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN IS CLAIMING THERE WAS INSIDER TRADING IN KODAK’S NEW DEAL WITH THE GOV’T.


Hometown Headlines 08/04/20

L-P-D ROUNDED UP AND CHARGED TWO LOCKPORT MEN WHO FLED THE SCENE OF A TRAFFIC STOP LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.

 

IN NIAGARA FALLS, A TWO-TIME FELON IS FACING A FEDERAL PRISON SENTENCE AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO GUN CHARGES.

 

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

 

IN BUFFALO, POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING ANOTHER DEADLY SHOOTING THAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY ON ALICE AVENUE.

 

THE ERIE COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINER HAS RULED THE DEATH OF A MAN FOUND IN A U-HAUL TRUCK SUNDAY AS A HOMICIDE.

 

FAMILIES OF THE MANY NEW YORKERS WHO DIED IN NURSING HOMES DURING THE PANDEMIC WANT ANSWERS FROM GOV CUOMO.

 

THREE FAMILIAR NAMES WILL SOON DISAPPEAR FROM THE U-B CAMPUS DUE TO ALLEGED RACIST HISTORY.

 

IN MONROE COUNTY, LAW ENFORCEMENT IS LOOKING INTO A DOUBLE SHOOTING AND A FATAL CRASH.

 

AND, BUFFALO BILLS’ QB JOSH ALLEN SAYS HE WILL BE ON THE FIELD WHEN THE BILLS OPEN THEIR SEASON.


Hometown Headlines 08/03/20

JASON STULBA OF AMHERST DIED IN A SATURDAY MORNING BOATING ACCIDENT IN TONAWANDA CREEK.

 

FOUR AREA VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANIES FOUGHT A FIRE ON BEAR RIDGE ROAD IN PENDLETON EARLY SATURDAY.

 

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

 

DETECTIVES IN LOCKPORT ARE GOING ON SOCIAL MEDIA FOR HELP IN IDENTIFYING SUSPECTS IN FOUR RECENT ROBBERIES.

 

NIAGARA FALLS P.D. IS LOOKING FOR THE SUSPECT IN THE ARMED ROBBERY OF A PINE AVENUE CONVENIENCE STORE.

 

IN BUFFALO, THERE WAS A DEADLY SHOOTING SATURDAY NIGHT ON BRECKENRIDGE STREET.

 

FOUR MEN WERE TAKEN TO E-C-M-C AFTER A SATURDAY NIGHT STABBING INCIDENT ON THE QUEEN CITY’S WEST SIDE.

 

BUFFALO P.D. DISCOVERED THE BODY OF A MAN IN A U-HAUL TRUCK SUNDAY MORNING.

 

AND, AMAZON’S PLANS TO LOCATE A WAREHOUSE ON GRAND ISLAND CONTINUE TO DRAW CONCERNS FROM SOME RESIDENTS.


Hometown Headlines 7/31/20

THE BUFFALO BILLS HAVE SENT THEIR ROOKIE PLAYERS HOME DUE TO FIVE POSITIVE CORONAVIRUS TESTS.  NO WORD WHEN THEY'LL RETURN TO THE TEAM'S TRAINING FACILITY.  

 

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SAYS THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS WILL COMPLY WITH STATE AND COUNTY RULES AIMED AT PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS.  THE LEAGUE SAYS WHEN TEAMS ARRIVE IN WESTERN NEW YORK, PLAYERS AND COACHES WON'T BE ABLE TO LEAVE THEIR HOTELS UNLESS TRAVELING TO THE STADIUM.

 

STATE PRISONS WILL BE ALLOWED TO RESUME VISITATIONS NEXT WEEK.  THE OFFICE OF CORRECTIONS IS OUT WITH NEW GUIDELINES FOR VISITS TO RESUME. 

 

STUDENTS AT SUNY SCHOOLS MAY BE SUBJECTED TO RANDOM COVID19 TESTING WHEN THEY GO BACK TO CAMPUS THIS FALL.  STUDENTS ARRIVING FROM OUT OF STATE HOT SPOTS WILL NEED TO QUARANTINE WHEN THEY ARRIVE.

 

A BAR IN KENMORE HAS HAD ITS LIQUOR LICENSE SUSPENDED FOR VIOLATING THE STATE'S COVID-19 REOPENING RULES. THE STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY SAYS THE VILLAGE LINE ON KENMORE AVENUE WASN'T REQUIRING CUSTOMERS TO BUY FOOD WHEN DRINKING ALCOHOL.

 

THE DICAMILLO BAKERY IN THE FALLS IS CELEBRATING A MILESTONE TODAY – THE FAMILY BAKERY IS MARKING THE 100 YEAR MARK OF BEING IN BUSINESS. 


Hometown Headlines 07/30/20

ENH/LOCKPORT AND MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER IN THE FALLS HAVE STOPPED COMMUNITY TESTING SERVICES FOR COVID-19.

 

WESTERN NEW YORK HOSPITALIZATIONS FOR CORONAVIRUS ARE AT THE LOWEST LEVELS SINCE MARCH.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE CALLED OUT TO A GARAGE FIRE AND FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS YESTERDAY.

 

DETECTIVES IN NORTH TONAWANDA INVESTIGATED A STABBING ON OLIVER STREET LAST NIGHT.

 

NYPD HAS ARRESTED A SUSPECT IN THE SHOOTING OF A BUFFALO STATE STUDENT INSIDE A QUEENS DELI MONDAY.

 

ERIE COUNTY DEPUTIES HAVE RECOVERED THE BODY OF A MISSING SWIMMER IN THE NIAGARA RIVER.

 

NEW YORK STATE IS FACING A $30-BILLION-DOLLAR BUDGET SHORTFALL OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS.

 

SOME STATE LAWMAKERS ARE LOOKING AT SPORTS BETTING AS A POSSIBLE REVENUE SOURCE DURING TOUGH ECONOMIC TIMES.

 

AND, DRIVING SCHOOLS GOT THE GREEN LIGHT FROM THE STATE D-M-V TO OFFER REMOTE PRE-LICENSING CLASSES.


Hometown Headlines 07/29/20

A BUFFALO STATE STUDENT WHO WAS SHOT IN NEW YORK CITY MONDAY REMAINS IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

 

COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE CALLED OUT TO A PAIR OF STRUCTURE FIRES AND TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS YESTERDAY.

 

THE NIAGARA COUNTY DEATH TOLL FROM COVID-19 CLIMBED TO 98 TUESDAY WITH THE DEATHS OF TWO WOMEN.

 

FIVE MORE AREAS – INCLUDING WASHINGTON DC - HAVE BEEN ADDED TO NEW YORK’S QUARANTINE LIST.

 

DRUG-RELATED OVERDOSE DEATHS ARE ON THE RISE IN ERIE COUNTY AFTER A THREE-YEAR DECLINE.

 

SCHOOLS IN THE BUFFALO-NIAGARA REGION ARE UNVEILING RE-OPENING PLANS FOR THE NEW ACADEMIC YEAR.

 

LOCKPORT POLICE CHIEF STEVE ABBOTT HAS ANNOUNCED A NEW OVERTIME POLICY FOR THE LPD.

 

STATE ENVIRONMENTAL RESTRICTIONS MAY BE LIFTED FOR DREDGING AT OLCOTT HARBOR AND 18-MILE CREEK.

 

AND, ROSWELL PARK HAS PLACED 14TH ON THE LIST OF AMERICA’S BEST CANCER TREATMENT HOSPITALS.


Hometown Headlines 07/28/20

FIRE TORE THRU A NEWFANE HOME LATE MONDAY AS VOLUNTEERS FROM THREE FIRE COMPANIES RESPONDED.

 

A GRINDING 2-CAR CRASH AT ROUTE 104 AND TOWNLINE ROAD YESTERDAY SENT ONE PERSON TO ECMC BY MERCY FLIGHT.

 

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

 

HEAVY RAINS CAUSED FLASH FLOODING AND SEVERAL ROAD CLOSURES IN ORLEANS COUNTY YESTERDAY.

 

NIAGARA FALLS P.D. HAS MADE AN ARREST IN LAST TUESDAY’S FATAL SHOOTING ON FERRY AVENUE.

 

CREWS AT BUFFALO’S SAHLEN FIELD ARE WORKING HARD TO UPGRADE THE BALLPARK FOR A BLUE JAYS GAME AUGUST 11TH.

 

THE PANDEMIC HAS CAUSED THE CANCELLATION OF FALL SPORTS AT CANISIUS AND NIAGARA.

 

VOTERS IN CHEEKTOWAGA AND EDEN HEAD BACK TO THE POLLS TODAY TO CAST BALLOTS ON REVISED SCHOOL BUDGETS.

 

AND, IN ROCHESTER, EASTMAN KODAK IS EXPECTED TO MAKE A MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY RELATED TO THE PANDEMIC.


Hometown Headlines 07/27/20

UTILITY COMPANIES ARE BRACING FOR A HIGH DEMAND TODAY AS TEMPERATURES WILL HOVER NEAR 90.

 

IN NIAGARA FALLS, A TEEN IS DEAD AFTER CRASHING HIS A-T-V WHILE DRIVING THE WRONG WAY ON A ONE-WAY STREET.

 

COAST GUARDS FROM THE U.S. AND CANADA ARE LOOKING INTO A FATAL BOATING ACCIDENT OFF CRYSTAL BEACH SUNDAY.

 

60-YEAR-OLD BRYCE SHIPMAN HAS BEEN ID’D AS THE MAN WHO DROWNED IN THE NIAGARA RIVER FRIDAY.

 

A SATURDAY NIGHT SHOOTING ON SOUTH PARK AVENUE IN BUFFALO SENT A MAN TO E-C-M-C.

 

WRIGHTS CORNERS VOLUNTEERS RESPONDED TO A MOTOR HOME FIRE ON RIDGE ROAD LAST EVENING.

 

CORONAVIRUS CASES REMAIN PRETTY MUCH UNDER CONTROL BOTH LOCALLY AND AT THE STATE LEVEL.

 

THE BLUE JAYS BEGIN PLAYING THEIR HOME GAMES IN BUFFALO ON AUGUST 11TH.

 

AND, RETIRED BUFFALO BROADCAST EXECUTIVE BILL McKIBBEN HAS DIED AT THE AGE OF 90.


Hometown Headlines 07/23/20

NIAGARA FALLS P.D. HAS IDENTIFIED THE SECOND VICTIM OF TWO FATAL SHOOTINGS IN THE CATARACT CITY TUESDAY.

 

STATE LAWMAKERS HAVE PASSED LEGISLATION THAT WOULD “PAUSE” THE USE OF FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY.

 

THE G-A-O IS WORKING TO OVERHAUL THE PLAN FOR MANAGING LAKE ONTARIO WATER LEVELS.

 

PENNSYLVANIA HAS SAID “NO” TO THE BLUE JAYS PLAYING THEIR HOME GAMES IN PITTSBURGH THIS SEASON.

 

ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT REPORTED WEDNESDAY ON MILITARY ROAD NEAR RESEVOIR STATE PARK.

 

A PAIR OF SHOOTINGS IN REGIONAL NEWS - A DEADLY ONE IN ROCHESTER AND A SERIOUS INJURY IN BATAVIA.

 

ERIE COUNTY WILL BE WATCHING BARS AND RESTAURANTS CLOSELY REGARDING COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS.

 

NIAGARA REGIONAL TOURISM IS TARGETING PEOPLE WITHIN DRIVING DISTANCE OF THE AREA TO VISIT.

 

AND, STATE POLICE HAVE ANNOUNCED RESULTS OF THEIR 4TH OF JULY D-W-I BLITZ.


Hometown Headlines 07/22/20

POLICE IN NIAGARA FALLS ARE INVESTIGATING TWO FATAL SHOOTINGS IN THE CATARACT CITY YESTERDAY.

 

FORMER COUNTY GOP CHAIRMAN HENRY WOJTASZEK HAS BEEN CLEARED AFTER AN 18-MONTH BID-RIGGING INVESTIGATION.

 

THE FACULTY UNION AT NCCC HAS REJECTED PERMANENT CONCESSIONS TO AVOID LAYOFFS THIS ACADEMIC YEAR.

 

ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN LOCKPORT AND A FARM FIRE IN ROYALTON ON TUESDAY’S EMERGENCY CALL LIST.

 

CANADA’S SPORTSNET SAYS THE BLUE JAYS WILL PLAY THEIR HOME GAMES IN PITTSBURGH THIS SEASON.

 

A FALL FESTIVAL AND A LABOR DAY PARADE HAVE BEEN ADDED TO WESTERN NEW YORK’S “CANCELLATION LIST.”

 

TEN MORE STATES HAVE BEEN ADDED TO NEW YORK STATE’S QUARANTINE LIST.

 

CHRIS JACOBS WAS SWORN IN TO HIS CONGRESSIONAL OFFICE IN WASHINGTON TUESDAY.

 

AND, STATE LAWMAKERS CONTINUE WITH A BUSY (AND RARE) SUMMER SESSION IN ALBANY.


Hometown Headlines 07/21/20

CHRIS JACOBS WILL BE SWORN INTO OFFICE TODAY AS THE 27TH DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS.

 

FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY MONDAY - INCLUDING A STATE POLICE PURSUIT INJURY CRASH.

 

BUFFALO P.D. IS INVESTIGATING A DOUBLE SHOOTING SUNDAY THAT SENT A PAIR OF MEN IN THEIR 20’S TO E-C-M-C.

 

HOMELAND SECURITY AND LOCAL COPS TEAMED UP TO BUST A MASSACHUSETTS MAN ON SERIOUS DRUG CHARGES.

 

MORE YOUNGER AREA RESIDENTS CONTINUE TO TEST POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS.

 

NEW YORK STATE HOSPITALS WILL BE GETTING A MUCH-NEEDED FINANCIAL BOOST FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

 

CANISIUS COLLEGE HAS ANNOUNCED 96 LAYOFFS AS THE JESUIT SCHOOL TRIES TO CLOSE A LARGE PROJECTED BUDGET GAP.

 

THERE’S MORE INFORMATION ON THE LENGTHY BREAK-UP OF THE CELLINO & BARNES LAW FIRM.

 

AND, LT GOVERNOR KATHY HOCHUL WILL BE IN NIAGARA FALLS TODAY FOR A ROUNDTABLE WITH TOURISM LEADERS.


Hometown Headlines 07/20/20

REPORTING TWO INJURY ACCIDENTS IN BUFFALO SUNDAY – ONE OF THEM FATAL FOR A YOUNG WOMAN.

 

BUFFALO P.D. IS INVESTIGATING A SUNDAY SHOOTING THAT SENT A 26-YEAR-OLD WOMAN TO KENMORE MERCY.

 

ARSON IS SUSPECTED IN A WEEKEND BLAZE AT A WEST SIDE PIZZERIA ACROSS FROM BUFFALO’S RIVERSIDE PARK.

 

TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY FROM THE WEEKEND “ROAD REPORT.”

 

THE QUESTION OF WHERE THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS WILL PLAY THEIR HOME GAMES IS STILL UP IN THE AIR.

 

AND THE NAME OF “THE HOME WHERE THE BUFFALO BILLS ROAM”  HAS ALL SORTS OF POSSIBILITIES.

 

THERE’S MORE INFORMATION ON THE LENGTHY BREAK-UP OF THE CELLINO & BARNES LAW FIRM.

 

IN MONROE COUNTY, THE PERSONAL VEHICLES OF 2 SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES WERE “TORCHED” OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

AND, THE NEW NIAGARA FALLS V-A CLINIC OPENS FOR BUSINESS TODAY AT 1300 PINE AVENUE.


Hometown Headlines 07/16/20

THE ORCHARD PARK HOME OF THE BUFFALO BILLS WILL SOON NO LONGER BEAR THE NAME “NEW ERA FIELD.”

 

INVESTIGATIVE POST REPORTS O-T-B ACCEPTED MILLIONS IN FEDERAL FUNDS AND STILL FURLOUGHED EMPLOYEES.

 

FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WERE REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY ROADWAYS WEDNESDAY.

 

IN NIAGARA FALLS, A MAN IS FACING CHARGES AFTER HE FIRED A PISTOL DURING AN ARGUMENT WITH A NEIGHBOR.

 

OFFICIALS AT NCCC ARE PLANNING LAYOFFS AND OTHER BUDGET CUTS FOR THE UP-COMING SCHOOL YEAR.

 

THE LATEST DATA SHOWS A HIGH NUMBER OF YOUNGER PEOPLE CONTINUE TO TEST POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS.

 

BUFFALO POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE “TRIGGER MAN” IN A TUESDAY SHOOTING THAT SENT A MAN TO E-C-M-C.

 

THE NIAGARA COUNTY PEACH FESTIVAL IS THE LATEST EVENT TO BE CANCELLED BY THE PANDEMIC.

 

AND, ONE LUCKY LOTTERY PLAYER BOUGHT A MEGA MILLIONS TICKET WORTH A COOL MILLION BUCKS IN N-T.


Hometown Headlines 07/15/20

THE U.S.- CANADIAN BORDER WILL REMAIN CLOSED FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER FIVE WEEKS.

 

THE NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CASES OF CORONAVIRUS IN WESTERN NEW YORK HAS TOPPED TEN THOUSAND.

 

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

 

IN NIAGARA FALLS, A 13-YEAR-OLD BOY IS CHARGED WITH STEALING A CAR WITH A BABY IN THE BACKSEAT.

 

BUFFALO POLICE HAVE RELEASED NEW INFORMATION ON A MAN WHOSE BODY WAS FOUND ON ADAMS STREET LAST WEEK

 

WITH ALMOST ALL THE VOTES COUNTED - IT APPEARS CHRIS JACOBS WILL FINISH THE TERM OF CHRIS COLLINS.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY D-A CAROLINE WOJTASZEK HAS SWEPT THE MAJOR PARTY PRIMARIES FOR COUNTY JUDGE.

 

TRAVELERS FROM 22 STATES NOW HAVE TO QUARANTINE FOR TWO WEEKS AFTER ARRIVING IN NEW YORK.

 

AND, ALBANY LAWMAKERS HAVE SCHEDULED EIGHT HEARINGS ON THE EFFECT OF COVID-19 ON NEW YORK NURSING HOMES.


Hometown Headlines 07/14/20

THE GOVERNOR SAYS SCHOOL BELLS WILL RING THIS FALL – BUT ONLY IF CERTAIN CRITERIA ARE MET.

 

LOTS OF RULES, CLEANING AND DISINFECTING WILL BE PART OF SCHOOL RE-OPENINGS IN NEW YORK.

 

COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATION RATES IN WESTERN NEW YORK HAVE SPIKED TO THEIR HIGHEST LEVELS IN WEEKS.

 

A NEW SIENA COLLEGE POLL SHOWS NEW YORKERS ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT A RESURGENCE OF CORONAVIRUS.

 

TRAVELERS ARRIVING IN NEW YORK FROM HIGH COVID STATES WILL NEED TO DO PAPERWORK – OR FACE A FINE.

 

BUFFALO’S DELAWARE NORTH SAID MONDAY THEY’RE CHOPPING ANOTHER 100 FULL-TIME JOBS PERMANENTLY.

 

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

 

CRIME STOPPERS BUFFALO HAS PUT UP A $2500-DOLLAR REWARD FOR INFORMATION ON CRIMINAL MAURICE CRAIG.

 

AND, FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR FORMER BUFFALO BISHOP EDWARD KMIEC HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED.


Hometown Headlines 07/13/20

TWO INCIDENTS OF GUNFIRE ON BUFFALO’S EAST SIDE SENT FOUR MEN TO E-C-M-C OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

A POPULAR BAR ON BUFFALO’S CHIPPEWA STREET WAS CLOSED DOWN BY THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT FOR VIRUS VIOLATIONS.

 

IN THE FALLS, SENECA NIAGARA IS TAKING XTRA PRECAUTIONS AFTER AN EMPLOYEE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19.

 

STATE EDUCATION OFFICIALS WILL MEET TODAY TO DISCUSS GUIDELINES SHOULD CLASSROOMS RE-OPEN IN THE FALL.

 

REPUBLICAN POLITICAL BOSSES ARE NOT HAPPY WITH DEFEATED CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE BETH PARLATO.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WERE ON THE SCENE OF FIVE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS SUNDAY.

 

ROCHESTER POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE “TRIGGER MAN” IN A DOUBLE SHOOTING EARLY YESTERDAY.

 

THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF BUFFALO IS MOURNING THE PASSING OF FORMER BISHOP EDWARD KMIEC AT AGE 84.

 

AND, LOCKPORT’S DALE ASSOCIATION SENIOR CENTRE WILL RE-OPEN TODAY.


Hometown Headlines 7/10/20

A Heat Advisory is in effect for Niagara, Erie, Wyoming, Orleans and Genesee counties as another day of record breaking head is on the way. High temps are expected in the 90s again and the heat index could approach 100 degrees. 

 

Absentee ballot counting continues in the 27th congressional district race. The Buffalo News reports that Democrat Nate McMurray is now just six points behind Republican state senator Chris Jacobs.

 

After being shut down for months to prevent the spread of coronavirus, malls across the state will finally welcome shoppers. Locally, the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, the Walden Galleria and Boulevard Malls begin welcoming customers back today. 

 

Fantasy Island may end up having new life under new ownership.  A local investment group called Empire Adventures says they are working on plans to reopen the famed Grand Island amusement park, and that the plans are nearly complete. 

 

And weather permitting, Medina’s Friday Night Cruise Nights returns to the Erie Canal Basin tonight from 5:30 – 7:30.


Hometown Headlines 07/09/20

EASTERN NIAGARA HOSPITAL HAS RECEIVED NEARLY $6M IN FEDERAL PPP FUNDS AND CALLED EMPLOYEES BACK TO WORK.

 

IN ERIE COUNTY, THERE’S BEEN A NOTABLE SPIKE IN VIRUS INFECTIONS AMONG YOUNGER PEOPLE.

 

STUDENTS, PARENTS & TEACHERS WILL FIND OUT IN EARLY AUGUST IF SCHOOL BELLS WILL RING THIS FALL.

 

MALLS IN UPSTATE NEW YORK HAVE THE “GREEN LIGHT” TO RE-OPEN TOMORROW - BUT GYMS REMAIN CLOSED.

 

BUFFALO POLICE SAY TUESDAY’S FATAL SHOOTING IN M-L-K JUNIOR PARK WAS A “TARGETED ATTACK.”

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WERE ON THE SCENE OF FIVE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WEDNESDAY.

 

ERIE COUNTY EXECUTIVE MARK POLANCARZ IS UPSET WITH THE LATEST ROUND OF LAYOFFS AT THE NEW ERA CAP COMPANY.

 

STATE LAWMAKERS WILL BE BACK IN ALBANY JULY 20TH WITH A FULL AGENDA OF NEW AND AMENDED LEGISLATION.

 

AND, DUE TO NEW YORK’S NEW QUARANTINE LAW, NASCAR WILL NOT RUN AT WATKINS GLEN THIS SUMMER.


Hometown Headlines 07/08/20

A BODY WAS DISCOVERED IN YESTERDAY’S TRIPLE HOUSE FIRE IN NIAGARA FALLS.

 

A FALLS MAN IS CHARGED WITH 2ND DEGREE MURDER IN SUNDAY NIGHT’S STABBING DEATH ON WALNUT AVENUE.

 

TRAFFIC INVESTIGATORS IN THE FALLS ARE FOLLOWING UP ON TWO SERIOUS ACCIDENTS FROM THE 4TH OF JULY.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WERE ON THE SCENE OF SIX TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND A BOAT RESCUE TUESDAY.

 

A BUFFALO MAN HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING A FEDERAL MARSHALL AT A PROTEST IN MAY.

 

NORTH TONAWANDA P.D. WILL CHARGE FOUR JUVENILES FOR BEATING UP ON A GIRL LAST WEEK.

 

MORE LAYOFFS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED AT NEW ERA CAP COMPANY’S BUFFALO HEADQUARTERS.

 

TRAVELERS FROM THREE MORE STATES HAVE BEEN ADDED TO NEW YORK’S LIST FOR VOLUNTARY QUARANTINE.

 

AND, THIS MORNING’S HISTORY SHOW ON W-L-V-L WILL BE “TAKING YOU OUT TO THE OLD BALLGAME.”


Hometown Headlines 07/07/20

A LONG HEAT ADVISORY WILL BE IN EFFECT TODAY THRU LATE FRIDAY IN NIAGARA, ORLEANS AND NORTHERN ERIE COUNTIES.

 

ABOUT 5500 NATIONAL GRID CUSTOMERS WERE WITHOUT POWER IN PARTS OF BUFFALO AND AMHERST LAST EVENING.

 

BUFFALO P.D. IS FOLLOWING UP ON YET ANOTHER SHOOTING AFTER A MAN SHOWED UP AT E-C-M-C WITH GUNSHOT WOUNDS.

 

TWO QUEEN CITY COPS ARE STILL SUSPENDED AFTER JUNE’S PROTEST INCIDENT, BUT ARE BACK ON THE PAYROLL.

 

VERQUAN JACKSON OF NIAGARA FALLS IS FACING FEDERAL PRISON TIME ON MULTIPLE DRUG AND WEAPONS CHARGES.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WERE ON THE SCENE OF ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT AND A HOUSE FIRE MONDAY.

 

A CATTARAUGUS COUNTY LANDLORD IS IN JAIL FOR ALLEGEDLY SHOOTING HIS TENANT MULTIPLE TIMES.

 

IN ROCHESTER, ONE PERSON IS DEAD AND TWO INJURED IN A TRIPLE SHOOTING LAST NIGHT.

 

AND, ADD THE NEW YORK STATE FAIR TO YOUR LIST OF CANCELLED EVENTS IN THE SUMMER OF 2020.


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