Hometown Headlines Archives for 2018-01

Hometown Headlines 1/31/18

The cause of the Buffalo blaze that killed 7-year-old Anthony Conti early Monday remains under investigation.

A North Tonawanda man was injured last night in a shooting on Buffalo’s East Side.

A former Hamburg man whose fraud schemes caused investors to lose millions is going to prison.

Three traffic accidents on Niagara Vounty highways were reported Tuesday.

A Lockport woman was sentenced Tuesday to 1 to 3 years in prison for a pair of felony convictions.

A Buffalo woman with a history of shoplifting at the Fashion Outlet has been arrested again.

Henry Stopinski is the new superintendent for the Roy-Hart School District.

And the Sabres’ win streak is over at three after the New Jersey devils dropped them 3-1 last night.



Hometown Headlines 1/30/18

Winter is back in WNY! Snow overnight dropped 5 to 6 inches in Niagara County with more to come.

LPD Captain Brian Wentland is on paid administrative leave over a dispute regarding overtime.

7-year-old Anthony Conti died early Monday in a 3-alarm house fire in Buffalo’s Lovejoy section.

Calling hours are this afternoon for 9-year-old Paiten Pierce of Lockport who died last week.

Three traffic accidents in the county monday - including a Jeep-school bus rollover in Lewiston.

Two drug dealers were hit by police gunfire during a major drug bust in Rochester Monday.

One arrest on the city police report this morning.

A North Tonawanda man is accused of stealing the identity of a mentally disabled person.

A Cheektowaga man was convicted Monday of attempted murder and assault with a sledgehammer.

And a winter weather advisory remains in effect for parts of WNY until 1 this afternoon.


Hometown Headlines 1/29/18

A six-year-old child died early today in a 3-alarm house fire in Buffalo’s Lovejoy neighborhood.

A two-alarm blaze Sunday morning did nearly $200,000 damage to a vacant Columbus Parkway house.

A Buffalo bar is closed after a weekend shooting that sent a 32-year-old man to ECMC in critical condition.

Buffalo PD Is investigating the shooting Friday evening of a 15-year-old boy.

Six arrests on the regional police report - most for unlicensed driving - one for DWI

A Tonawanda man faces felony charges after allegedly stealing a pickup and driving it into Elliott Creek.

In Buffalo, police are looking for a man who may have raped a juvenile Sunday.

More details are emerging in the alleged rape of a woman by a former Erie County Commissioner.

And a winter weather advisory goes into effect for parts of WNY this afternoon.


Hometown Headlines 1/26/18

Captain Brian Wentland of the LPD has been relieved of his command and is expected to retire.

The State DOH says the flu in New York continues to get worse (especially here in WNY).

Bishop Malone is urging Catholics to avoid physical contact with fellow parishioners at mass due to flu.

A Lockport drug dealer is going to prison for selling crack cocaine on three separate busts.

One arrest on the city police report this morning.

The teen hit by a car in the town of Tonawanda two days ago continues his recovery at children’s hosp.

In buffalo, the principal of McKinley high school is suspected of misusing school funds.

Assessment teams from New York state will survey ice jams in WNY this weekend.

And make it “3-in-a-row” for the Sabres as they shut out Vancouver 4-0 Thursday.


Hometown Headlines 1/25/18

Pay raises and a new union contract headline activity from last night’s common council meeting.

One person is in custody after a domestic situation late last night in an Amherst neighborhood.

A youngster is at Children’s Hospital after he was hit by a car in the town of Tonawanda yesterday.

Police and fire crews responded to a pair of traffic accidents in the Falls and N.T. Wednesday.

Two arrests appear on the city police report this morning.

A Lackawanna man is facing multiple charges after shooting a deer from his bedroom window.

Two area legislators have co-sponsored a bill to allow 12-year-olds to hunt deer.

Toys-R-Us will close 20% of its stores nationwide – including several in the Buffalo and Rochester area.

And Sir Elton John is coming to Buffalo this fall on his “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” concert tour.

Hometown Headlines 1/24/18

Unions and retirees will be protesting a change in the city’s health insurance plan at tonight’s common council meeting.


Caleb Bell Jr. is going to prison for 5 to 10 years for setting fire to his mother’s house.


A young man who went on a “stealing spree” in UB dorms last year is going to prison.


First responders were called out to three traffic accidents across Niagara county tuesday.


Buffalo p.d. is investigating a gang assault on the west side that put an 11-year-old in the hospital


A Genesee county teen is behind bars for allegedly assaulting former female classmates.


A Wheatfield woman has been charged on 3 counts after pepper spraying another woman in niagara falls.


And the Sabres now have a two-game win streak after shutting out Edmonton 5-0 last night.


Hometown Headlines 1/23/18

Mild weather continues today in Niagara County along with flood warnings for us and most of WNY.


21-year-old Kevin turner has been identified as the Falls man shot to death on a porch Sunday afternoon.


First responders were called out to three traffic accidents across the county Monday and one this a.m.


Five arrests on the county police report this morning.


Four people are facing charges for a weekend brawl that injured two Tonawanda cops.


A former Erie County commissioner of social services has pleaded not guilty to charges of rape.


A Lackawanna man is facing 15-years in prison after pleading guilty to supporting terrorism with ISIS.


A friend and former aide to Governor Cuomo goes on trial today on corruption charges.


And the Sabres got a rare road win Monday when they clipped Calgary 2-1 out west.


Hometown Headlines 1/19/18

Warmer weather is moving into WNY for the weekend and with it may come more flooding.


Amazon’s HQ2 - it’s second North American HQ’s - will not be coming to WNY


A truck driver was injured early yesterday when his vehicle struck a school bus at route 31 and Campbell.


First responders were called out to at least six other emergencies across the county thursday.


A Chautauqua county man is going to prison for vehicular homicide after crashing into 2 motorcycles


A town of Lockport man got 20 years behind bars for plotting two murder-for-hire schemes.


Just one arrest on the city of Lockport police report this morning.


A Rochester area pediatrician is accused of buying child pornography.


Flu cases in New York increased by more than 50% last week.


And the Sabres returned to action last night and got rolled by the Rangers 4-3 in New York.


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