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Hometown Headlines Archives for 2019-12

Hometown Headlines 12/30/19

BUFFALO POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A SUNDAY NIGHT OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING ON THE CITY'S EAST SIDE

 

A SUNDAY MORNING SHOOTING IN BUFFALO RESULTED IN THE DEATH OF A MAN, AND INJURY TO THREE OTHERS

 

A NIAGARA FALLS MAN WAS ARRESTED ON SUNDAY FOR AGGRAVATED DWI AFTER HITTING A PEDESTRIAN

 

A CAR DROVE INTO A HOUSE ON EGGERT ROAD SUNDAY MORNING, SENDING A WOMAN TO THE HOSPITAL

 

TWO MEN ARE IN SERIOUS CONDITION AT ECMC AFTER THEY WERE SHOT IN THE FALLS EARLY SATURDAY

 

AND, THE BILLS ARE TAKING ON THE TEXANS IN THE WILD CARD ROUND OF THE PLAYOFFS


Hometown Headlines 12/27/19

A LOCKPORT MAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED AND CHARGED AFTER FLEEING POLICE LAST WEEK

 

A MAN THAT WAS SHOT WHILE BREAKING INTO A HOME LAST MONTH IN GENESSEE COUNTY, HAS BEEN ARRESTED UPON HIS RELEASE FROM THE HOSPITAL

 

THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES OF A BURGLARY THAT RESULTED IN A GASPORT WOMAN LOSING OVER 600 DOLLARS WORTH OF CHRISTMAS GIFTS

 

ON CHRISTMAS EVE, A WOMAN FROM OLCOTT WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE DRUG AND VEHICLE OPERATING OFFENCES

 

A MAN DIED FOLLOWING A HIT-AND-RUN ACCIDENT THURSDAY AFTERNOON IN JAMESTOWN

 

THE RENOVATION PROJECT OF THE PADDOCK CHEVROLET GOLF DOME IN TONAWANDA IS FINALLY COMPLETE

 

A NEW REPORT IS REVEALING MORE BAD NEWS ABOUT THE SPREAD OF THE FLU

 

AND, THE BUFFALO SABRES WILL HOST THE BOSTON BRUINS TONIGHT AT 7 O’CLOCK


Hometown Headlines 12/20/19

THREATS AT BOTH LOCKPORT AND NIAGARA FALLS HIGH SCHOOLS PROMPTED POLICE INVESTIGATIONS THIS WEEK.

 

IN TONAWANDA, A PARAMEDIC PLEADED GUILTY TO SWIPING PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS FROM A DRUG DROP-OFF BOX.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS SCAMMER IS GOING BACK TO THE SLAMMER FOR THE FIFTH TIME.

 

FIVE ACCIDENTS REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY THURSDAY – THREE OF THEM IN THE FALLS.

 

THE ROCHESTER BOARD OF EDUCATION APPROVED 150 LAYOFFS LAST NIGHT TO HELP CLOSE A HUGE BUDGET GAP.

 

THE THRUWAY AUTHORITY IS PLANNING ON MAKING TOLLS HIGHER FOR MOTORISTS WHO DON’T HAVE AN E-Z PASS.

 

THE FLU CONTINUES IT’S RAPID SPREAD ACROSS NEW YORK AS 3200 NEW CASES HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED.

 

MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT DAVID BELLAVIA IS COMING TO LOCKPORT’S PALACE THEATRE IN JANUARY.

 

AND, THE SABRES LOSING STREAK GOES TO THREE AFTER A BLOW-OUT LOSS TO THE FLYERS IN PHILADELPHIA LAST NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 12/19/19

WESTERN NEW YORK GOT A “WINTER WEATHER PREVIEW” ON WEDNESDAY WITH BURSTS OF LAKE EFFECT SNOW.

 

NO RESOLUTION AT LAST NIGHT’S COMMON COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING ON DEVELOPMENT OF THE FORMER INFIRMARY.

 

FOUR ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS WEDNESDAY.

 

AS EXPECTED, WNY’S CONGRESSMEN VOTED ALONG PARTY LINES AT YESTERDAY’S IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS.

 

BISHOP SCHARFENBERGER SAYS THE FINANCIAL FUTURE OF THE DIOCESE OF BUFFALO REMAINS UNCLEAR.

 

 

 

A QUEEN CITY ARSONIST IS GOING TO STATE PRISON FOR A SERIES OF GARAGE FIRES IN THE ELMWOOD VILLAGE.

 

MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT DAVID BELLAVIA IS COMING TO LOCKPORT’S PALACE THEATRE IN JANUARY.

 

AND, THE SABRES TRY TO SNAP A TWO-GAME LOSING STREAK WHEN THEY PLAY THE FLYERS IN PHILADELPHIA TONIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 12/18/19

THE COMMON COUNCIL WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING TONIGHT ON THE MORATORIUM OF DEVELOPMENT OF THE FRMR INFIRMARY.

 

ONLY TWO INDIVIDUALS APPLIED FOR A DRIVER’S LICENSE IN LOCKPORT ON “DAY ONE” OF NEW YORK’S GREEN LIGHT LAW.

 

A SCHOOL BUS DRIVER IS DEAD AFTER A CRASH IN CATTARAUGUS COUNTY YESTERDAY.

 

THE OWNER OF THE MAYVILLE DINER HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH FELONY ARSON AFTER IT BURNED TO THE GROUND LAST WEEK.

 

A GRANDMOTHER AND HER GRANDSON DIED TUESDAY IN A HOUSE FIRE IN ONTARIO COUNTY.

 

FOUR ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY ROADWAYS TUESDAY.

 

SEVEN MEN ARE FACING SERIOUS CHARGES AFTER ALLEGEDLY TRYING TO MEET TEENAGERS FOR SEX.

 

GREENLIGHT NETWORKS WILL BRING BROADBAND INTERNET TO BUFFALO AND NIAGARA FALLS IN 2020.

 

AND, A LATE RALLY BY THE SABRES FELL SHORT IN TORONTO LAST NIGHT AS THEY LOST TO THE LEAFS 5-3.


Hometown Headlines 12/17/19

A SOUTH BUFFALO BLAZE EARLY MONDAY MORNING HAS CLAIMED THE LIVES OF TWO PEOPLE.

 

AN EAST AURORA WOMAN WHO WAS DRIVING DRUNK WHEN SHE STRUCK A CHILD LAST SUMMER IS FACING PRISON TIME.

 

FOUR ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS MONDAY.

 

IT’S REPORTED THAT CONGRESS HAS SET ASIDE FUNDS TO REVIEW THE I-J-C’S “PLAN 2014” FOR LAKE ONTARIO.

 

A TEACHERS AIDE AT A MONROE COUNTY DAYCARE HAS BEEN ARRESTED ON DISTURBING CHARGES.

 

ROCHESTER P.D. HAS ID’D THAT CITY’S LATEST HOMICIDE VICTIM AS 29-YEAR-OLD CLARENCE JOHNSON.

 

GREENLIGHT NETWORKS IS BRINGING A NEW CHOICE FOR INTERNET SERVICE TO BUFFALO-NIAGARA.

 

GAS PRICES AT WESTERN NEW YORK PUMPS CONTINUE TO REMAIN STEADY.

 

AND, THE BUFFALO SABRES ARE ON THE ROAD FOR TWO GAMES THIS WEEK – INCLUDING TORONTO TONIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 12/16/19

THE BUFFALO BILLS PUNCHED THEIR TICKET TO THE PLAYOFFS AS THEY STUFFED THE STEELERS IN PITTSBURGH LAST NIGHT.

 

UNDER STRENUOUS OBJECTION FROM MOST COUNTY CLERKS, NEW YORK’S GREEN LIGHT LAW GOES INTO EFFECT TODAY.

 

A SOUTH BUFFALO BLAZE EARLY THIS MORNING SENT TWO PEOPLE TO MERCY HOSPITAL.

 

BUFFALO POLICE ARE TRYING TO TRACK DOWN THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR A SUNDAY SHOOTING ON GENESEE STREET.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS WOMAN WAS ASSULTED AND ROBBED OUTSIDE THE WROBEL TOWERS SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

 

SIX ARRESTS ON AREA POLICE REPORTS AND JUST ONE ACCIDENT REPORTED IN THE COUNTY SUNDAY.

 

A NORTH TONAWANDA GRANDFATHER WILL SPEND A YEAR IN JAIL FOR INJURING HIS 2-WEEK-OLD GREAT GRANDSON.

 

ROCHESTER P.D. IS LOOKING INTO A HOMICIDE WHILE A CITY FIREFIGHTER WAS INJURED BATTLING A BLAZE YESTERDAY.

 

THE ICONIC CENTURY-OLD PUBLIC CLOCK AT MAIN & PINE IN DOWNTOWN LOCKPORT IS BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER.


Hometown Headlines 12/13/19

STUDENTS AND STAFF AT LOCKPORT HIGH WILL SEE INCREASED SECURITY TODAY AFTER A THREAT WAS MADE THURSDAY.

 

AFFORDABLE ARTIST LOFTS MAY BE COMING TO DOWNTOWN LOCKPORT IF A SALE AT HARRISON PLACE GOES THROUGH.

 

FEDERAL AGENTS WERE INVOLVED IN A RAID YESTERDAY AT A CHEEKTOWAGA “GENTLEMEN’S CLUB.”

 

JUST ONE ACCIDENT REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS THURSDAY.

 

KATHY SPANGLER - COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR FOR THE DIOCESE OF BUFFALO - HAS RESIGNED.

 

STATE SENATOR PATRICK GALLIVAN ANNOUNCED THURSDAY THAT HE WILL RUN FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2020.

 

ROCHESTER IS AMONG THE TOP TEN CITIES IN THE U.S. ON A LIST OF AFFORDABLE ALTERNATIVES TO MEGAPRICEY TOWNS.

 

THE FLU IS SURGING STATEWIDE IN NEW YORK WITH OVER 1800 NEW CASES REPORTED LAST WEEK.

 

AND, THE SABRES EXTENDED THEIR WIN STREAK TO THREE WITH A 4-3 VICTORY OVER NASHVILLE IN BUFFALO LAST NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 12/12/19

THE STATE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS TAKING GOVERNOR CUOMO TO COURT OVER HIS INACTION ON THE “NY-27” ELECTION.

 

THE “SEE SOMETHING – SAY SOMETHING” SIGNS IN NIAGARA COUNTY D-M-V OFFICES ARE DOWN … FOR NOW.

 

FIVE ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS WEDNESDAY.

 

THE MAN WHO RAN DOWN A WOMAN WITH HIS TRUCK IN WHEATFIELD BACK IN MAY IS OUT OF JAIL.

 

NIAGARA FALLS POLICE BELIEVE FOUR RECENT VEHICLE FIRES MAY BE THE WORK OF AN ARSONIST.

 

THERE’S NEW INFORMATION IN THE TONAWANDA MANSLAUGHTER CASE OF JOSE RUIZ JUNIOR.

 

SCHOOL BOARD OFFICIALS IN ROCHESTER ARE TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT NEARLY 200 PROJECTED LAYOFFS.

 

STATE SENATOR JOE ROBACH IS RETIRING OUT OF FRUSTRATION WITH DOWNSTATE DEMOCRATS BLOCKING UPSTATE LEGISLATION

 

AND, THE SABRES HOST NASHVILLE FOR “80’S NIGHT” AT KEYBANK CENTER TONIGHT.

 


Hometown Headlines 12/11/19

THE NIAGARA COUNTY LEGISLATURE LAST NIGHT HIRED CONVICTED FELON KEVIN SCHULER AS THE COUNTY’S P-I-O.

 

A TONAWANDA MAN IS CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER IN CONNECTION WITH HIS WIFE’S DEATH MONDAY.

 

A DOZEN ARRESTS ON REGIONAL POLICE REPORTS AND ONE ACCIDENT IN THE COUNTY TUESDAY.

 

NIAGARA FALLS FIREFIGHTERS EXTINGUISHED A GARAGE FIRE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.

 

IN BUFFALO, MAYOR BROWN IS DISPELING RUMORS OF A COVER-UP IN A FATAL SOUTH BUFFALO ACCIDENT.

 

SCHOOL OFFICIALS IN BUFFALO HAVE CANCELLED AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES TODAY DUE TO INCOMING WEATHER.

 

AN ALBANY JUDGE HAS RULED IN FAVOR OF NEW YORK’S SCHOOL VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS.

 

A NEW REPORT HAS SOME ENCOURAGING SIGNS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST THE OPIOID CRISIS.

 

AND, THE SABRES STUNNED THE STANLEY CUP CHAMPION ST LOUIS BLUES 5-2 IN BUFFALO LAST NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 12/10/19

FIREFIGHTERS BATTLED TWO BLAZES IN LOCKPORT AND ONE IN MIDDLEPORT EARLY SUNDAY.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS MAN IS RECOVERING FROM GUNSHOT WOUNDS AFTER HE WAS SHOT NEAR GLUCK PARK SUNDAY NIGHT.

 

FORMER CONGRESSMAN CHRIS COLLINS HAS REACHED A SETTLEMENT WITH THE SECURITIES & EXCHAGE COMMISSION.

 

THE TRIAL OF TRAVIS GREEN HAS BEEN DELAYED WHILE HE UNDERGOES A MENTAL COMPETENCY EXAM.

 

THERE’S NEW INFORMATION ON THE ARREST OF U-B RUNNING BACK DYLAN McDUFFIE.

 

CRIME STOPPERS BUFFALO IS OFFERING A REWARD IN A NEARLY YEAR-OLD HOMICIDE CASE.

 

THE SYRACUSE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS REACHING OUT TO ROCHESTER TEACHERS WHO ARE FACING LAYOFFS.

 

A PUBLIC MEETING ON NEW PROJECTS FOR THE DOWNTOWN AREA OF NIAGARA FALLS WILL BE HELD TONIGHT.

 

AND, THE SABRES WELCOME RYAN O’REILLY AND THE STANLEY CUP CHAMPION ST LOUIS BLUES TO BUFFALO TONIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 12/09/19

A BUFFALO WOMAN IS CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER AND DWI AFTER RUNNING A MAN DOWN ON MILITARY ROAD SATURDAY.

 

FOUR PEOPLE WERE HOSPITALIZED AFTER AN EARLY MORNING BLAZE SUNDAY ON WILLOW AVENUE IN THE FALLS.

 

U-B RUNNING BACK DYLAN McDUFFIE WAS ARRESTED SATURDAY NIGHT ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGES.

 

TEN ARRESTS ON REGIONAL POLICE REPORTS – FIVE OF THEM FOR D-W-I.

 

JURY SELECTION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN TODAY IN THE TRIAL OF TRAVIS GREEN, CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE COUNTS.

 

IN ROCHESTER, STUDENTS ARE PLANNING A “WALKOUT” TODAY IN SUPPORT OF TEACHERS WHO WERE LAID OFF FRIDAY.

 

A WEBSTER STUDENT IS UNDER ARREST AFTER POLICE SAY HE MADE A THREAT ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

 

LOCKPORT’S HISTORIC GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH WILL SHUT IT’S DOORS FOR GOOD IN FEBRUARY.

 

AND, ON SUNDAY, THE BILLS CAME UP SHORT AGAINST BALTIMORE WHILE THE SABRES EARNED A WIN IN EDMONTON.


Hometown Headlines 12/06/19

COUNTY CLERKS ACROSS NEW YORK ARE UNITING IN THEIR FIGHT AGAINST THE CONTROVERSIAL GREEN LIGHT LAW.

 

AN ORLEANS COUNTY MAN IS IN JAIL ON SIX CHARGES AFTER A 10-HOUR STANDOFF WITH POLICE WEDNESDAY.

 

OLIVER KIMMONS OF LOCKPORT WAS SENTENCED THURSDAY TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON ON SEX TRAFICKING CHARGES.

 

ERIE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE TRYING TO TRACK DOWN A DRIVER INVOLVED IN A CLARENCE HIT-AND-RUN.

 

A WEST SENECA TEENAGER IS FACING HATE CRIME CHARGES AFTER HE WAS ACCUSED OF SPRAY PAINTING RACIST GRAFFITI.

 

BUFFALO’S NEW DIOCESAN ADMINISTRATOR SAID YESTERDAY HE WILL BE IN W-N-Y ON MONDAYS.

 

IN ROCHESTER, CITY TEACHERS MAY START GETTING LAYOFF NOTICES AS EARLY AS TODAY.

 

THE FLU IS CONTINUING TO SPREAD IN NEW YORK AND IS NOW “PREVALENT” ACCORDING TO HEALTH EXPERTS.

 

AND, THE SABRES RALLIED LATE, BUT CAME UP SHORT IN A 4-3 LOSS AT CALGARY LAST NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 12/05/19

ALBANY BISHOP SCHARFENBERGER WAS INTRODUCED TO THE BUFFALO COMMUNITY AFTER BISHOP MALONE RESIGNED WED.

 

FIRE INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING INTO A BLAZE INSIDE FURNAS HALL ON U-B’S NORTH CAMPUS YESTERDAY.

 

ONE ACCIDENT REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY WEDNESDAY ON THE STREETS OF LOCKPORT.

 

A BUFFALO TEEN WILL BE GOING TO PRISON FOR A LONG TIME FOR THE SHOOTING DEATH OF ANOTHER TEEN LAST MARCH.

 

THERE’S A VACCINATION CLINIC IN THE FALLS TODAY AFTER A TACO BELL EMPLOYEE TESTED POSITIVE FOR “HEPATITIS A.”

 

BUFFALO ATTORNEY JOHN SINATRA JR HAS BEEN CONFIRMED AS A JUDGE FOR THE U.S. DISTRICT COURT.

 

A BATAVIA MAN WHO ABDUCTED A 14-YEAR-OLD GIRL IS FACING 20 YEARS IN PRISON.

 

STARPOINT WILL UNVEIL ITS MILITARY WALL OF HONOR TOM’R MEMORIALIZING THREE OF ITS GRADUATES.

 

AND, THE SABRES OPEN A 3-GAME WESTERN CANADA ROAD TRIP IN CALGARY TONIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 12/04/19

THE BUFFALO NEWS REPORTS THAT THE VATICAN IS EXPECTED TO ANNOUNCE THE RESIGNATION OF BISHOP MALONE TODAY.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS WOMAN WAS SENTENCED TO 25 YEARS IN PRISON YESTERDAY FOR HER ROLE IN AN INFANT’S DEATH.

 

THE SPCA OF NIAGARA WILL BE INSPECTED BY TWO NATIONALLY KNOWN CONSULTANTS ON ANIMAL SHELTER OPERATIONS.

 

SIX ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY TUESDAY – THREE IN LOCKPORT, TWO IN N.T. AND ONE IN THE FALLS.

 

IN ROCHESTER, MAJOR JOB CUTS ARE BEING CONSIDERED BY THE FINANCIALLY-STRAPPED SCHOOL DISTRICT.

 

THE GOVERNOR HAS ANNOUNCED THE MERGER OF THE STATE PARKS POLICE WITH THE STATE POLICE.

 

BUFFALO BILLS FANS – WHO AREN’T SEASON TICKET HOLDERS – CAN BEGIN BUYING PLAYOFF TICKETS TOM’R.

 

AFTER ALMOST 20 YEARS, FLUTIE FLAKES, WILL BE BACK ON WEGMAN’S SHELVES STARTING THIS SUNDAY.

 

AND, THE SABRES ARE IN WESTERN CANADA FOR THEIR NEXT THREE GAMES – BEGINNING IN CALGARY TOM’R NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 12/03/19

THE BUFFALO NEWS REPORTS THAT RICHARD MALONE MAY SEEK EARLY RETIREMENT AS BISHOP OF BUFFALO.

 

THE LOCKPORT COMMON COUNCIL MAY NOT HAVE ENOUGH VOTES TO PASS A PAIR OF RATIFIED UNION LABOR CONTRACTS.

 

IN BUFFALO, POLICE ARE TRYING TO SOLVE AN EAST SIDE  HOMICIDE THAT HAPPENED SUNDAY NIGHT.

 

A CASH REWARD IS BEING OFFERED FOR INFORMATION IN A NIAGARA FALLS BURGLARY CASE.

 

FIVE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY ROADWAYS MONDAY.

 

ONE PERSON IS DEAD AND TWO INJURED AFTER A ONE-CAR CRASH IN SUBURBAN ROCHESTER MONDAY.

 

DEMOCRAT MELODIE BAKER HAS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED HER CAMPAIGN FOR THE “NY-27” CONGRESSIONAL SEAT.

 

ERIE COUNTY RESIDENTS CAN EXPECT AN ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY ON THE FUTURE OF REFUGEE RE-SETTLEMENT THERE.

 

AND, THE SABRES CELEBRATED THEIR 50TH BIRTHDAY LAST NIGHT BY BLOWING OUT THE NEW JERSEY DEVILS 7-1.


Hometown Headlines 12/02/19

THE WINTERY WEATHER THAT STARTED SUNDAY WITH FREEZING RAIN TURNED INTO SNOW OVERNIGHT.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON THE SCENE OF TWO FIRES EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

 

IN BUFFALO, THE RED CROSS IS ASSISTING FIVE PEOPLE DISPLACED BY A HOUSE FIRE YESTERDAY.

 

A BIG BLAZE ON JEFFERSON AVENUE IN ROCHESTER SUNDAY LEFT SEVEN PEOPLE HOMELESS.

 

SIX TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON SLICK NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS SUNDAY – TWO OF THEM IN LOCKPORT.

 

THREE COUNTY MEN WERE IN COURT ON A VARIETY OF CHARGES THIS PAST WEEK.

 

A FRIDAY NIGHT POLICE CHASE IN THE FALLS RESULTED IN PROPERTY DAMAGE AND A DRIVER STILL ON THE LOOSE.

 

THE NFL HAS BUMPED THE BILLS-STEELERS GAME INTO PRIME TIME ON DECEMBER 15.

 

AND, THE SABRES ENTERTAIN THE NEW JERSEY DEVILS TONIGHT AT 7 AT KEYBANK CENTER.


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