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Hometown Headlines Archives for 2020-03

Hometown Headlines 03/31/20

CORONAVIRUS CASES IN NIAGARA COUNTY INCREASED TO 51 MONDAY – AND THAT INCLUDES TWO 1-YEAR-OLD INFANTS.

 

ERIE COUNTY’S TOTAL IS NOW 463 WHILE NEW YORK STATE NUMBERS ECLIPSED 66,000 WITH OVER 1200 DEATHS.

 

A NEW POLL SHOWS NEW YORKERS ARE GIVING GOVERNOR CUOMO HIGH MARKS FOR HOW HE’S DEALING WITH THE PANDEMIC.

 

LAWMAKERS IN ALBANY ARE DOWN TO THE FINAL HOURS FOR PASSING A STATE BUDGET BY TOMORROW’S DEADLINE.

 

TRAFFIC ON THE NEW YORK STATE THRUWAY WAS DOWN MORE THAN 30% IN MARCH DUE TO THE VIRUS OUTBREAK.

 

ONE ACCIDENT REPORTED EARLY YESTERDAY ON SOUTH TRANSIT IN THE TOWN OF LOCKPORT.

 

THE LAST COAL-FIRED POWER PLANT IN NEW YORK STATE CLOSES TODAY ON LAKE ONTARIO IN SOMERSET.

 

POLICE IN ROCHESTER ARE LOOKING FOR THE GUNMAN IS THE CITY’S LATEST SHOOTING MONDAY.

 

AND, GAS PRICES IN WESTERN NEW YORK CONTINUE TO TUMBLE AS HIGHWAY TRAFFIC DECLINES.


Hometown Headlines 03/30/20

CORONAVIRUS CASES IN NIAGARA COUNTY INCREASED TO 38 OVER THE WEEKEND WHILE ERIE COUNTY’S TOTAL IS NOW 414.

 

NEW YORK STATE CASES NOW NUMBER MORE THAN 59,000 AND THE STATEWIDE DEATH TOLL IS OVER 1000.

 

THE GOVERNOR SAYS KIDS WON’T BE BACK IN CLASS UNTIL APRIL 15TH AND NON-ESSENTIALS NEED TO STAY HOME, TOO.

 

LAWMAKERS IN ALBANY ARE SCRAMBLING TO HAMMER OUT A STATE BUDGET BY THIS WEDNESDAY’S DEADLINE.

 

FOUR VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANIES BATTLED A BLAZE ON RIVER ROAD IN WHEATFIELD SUNDAY MORNING.

 

TWO ACCIDENTS IN THE TOWN OF LOCKPORT THIS WEEKEND SENT ONE MAN TO E-C-M-C BY MERCY FLIGHT.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS MAN ARRESTED BY STATE POLICE LAST WEEK HAD NINE HOMEMADE BOMBS SET TO EXPLODE.

 

THE S-P-C-A OF NIAGARA IS LOOKING INTO AN ANIMAL CRUELTY CASE IN NEWFANE.

 

AND, TWO TOP-TIER FEMALE EXECUTIVES IN BUFFALO ARE OUT OF WORK AFTER BASHING THE PRESIDENT ON FACEBOOK.


Hometown Headlines 03/27/20

CORONAVIRUS CASES IN NIAGARA COUNTY HAVE INCREASED TO 19 WHILE ERIE COUNTY’S TOTAL IS NOW 221.

 

260 IS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES CONFIRMED IN ALL OF W-N-Y WHILE COVID-19 DEATHS HAVE REACHED SIX.

 

NEW YORK STATE CASES NOW NUMBER OVER 37,000 AND THE STATEWIDE DEATH TOLL IS 385.

 

THE GOVERNOR IS PREDICTING THE PANDEMIC WILL OVERWHELM THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM AND DAMAGE STATE FINANCES.

 

FIRST PATIENTS HAVE BEEN ADMITTED TO THE COVID-19 TREATMENT FACILITY AT ST JOSEPH’S IN CHEEKTOWAGA.

 

THREE VIRUS CASES HAVE BEEN REPORTED ON SUNY’S BUFFALO STATE CAMPUS.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS NEIGHBORHOOD WAS EVACUATED BY THE STATE POLICE BOMB SQUAD WEDNESDAY.

 

BUFFALO P.D. IS LOOKING FOR THE KILLER IN YESTERDAY’S FATAL SHOOTING ON GARNER AVENUE.

 

AND, FIRST RESPONDERS WERE CALLED OUT TO FOUR ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY THURSDAY.


Hometown Headlines 03/26/20

CORONAVIRUS CASES IN NIAGARA COUNTY INCREASED TO 14 WHILE ERIE COUNTY’S TOTAL IS NOW 146.

 

A SECOND COVID-19 DEATH HAS BEEN CONFIRMED IN ERIE COUNTY WITH THE DEATH OF A MAN IN HIS 70’S.

 

NEW YORK STATE’S CONFIRMED CASES NUMBER OVER 30,000 AND THE GOVERNOR SAYS 80% SHOULD “SELF-RESOLVE.”

 

A SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER WITH THE BUFFALO P.D. IS THE FOURTH QUEEN CITY COP TO TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19.

 

BUFFALO-BASED HOSPITALITY GIANT DELAWARE NORTH WILL LAY OFF TWO-THIRDS OF ITS 3100 FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES.

 

TESLA C-E-O ELON MUSK SAYS THE COMPANY’S BUFFALO PLANT WILL RE-OPEN SOON TO MAKE VENTILATORS.

 

TERRY AND KIM PEGULA HAVE PLEDGED MORE THAN $1M TO VIRUS RELIEF FROM THE BILLS’ AND SABRES’ FOUNDATIONS.

 

IN REGIONAL NEWS, TWO CRIME STORIES FROM THE SOUTHERN TIER TO REPORT ON TODAY.

 

AND, FIRST RESPONDERS WERE CALLED OUT TO ONE ACCIDENT IN NIAGARA COUNTY WEDNESDAY.


Hometown Headlines 03/25/20

CORONAVIRUS CASES IN NIAGARA COUNTY REMAIN AT 12 WHILE ERIE COUNTY’S HAVE INCREASED TO 114.

 

THE FIRST COVID-19 DEATH HAS BEEN CONFIRMED IN ERIE COUNTY WHILE A THIRD HAS BEEN REVEALED IN MONROE CTY.

 

NEW YORK STATE’S CONFIRMED CASES NUMBER OVER 25,000 AS CUOMO SAYS “THE WORST IS YET TO COME.”

 

BEGINNING TODAY, NIAGARA COUNTY WILL PROVIDE DAILY COVID-19 UPDATES AT 2 P.M. ON L-C-T-V.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE CALLED TO A PAIR OF ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY TUESDAY.

 

A WYOMING COUNTY MAN IS FACING CHARGES AFTER HE INJURED TWO DEPUTIES DURING A DOMESTIC DISPUTE.

 

DEMOCRAT NATE MCMURRAY SAYS THE APRIL SPECIAL ELECTION FOR THE “NY-27” DISTRICT SEAT SHOULD BE RESCHEDULED.

 

AS THE FLU SEASON WINDS DOWN, THE SPREAD OF THAT VIRUS HAS SLOWED CONSIDERABLY IN NEW YORK STATE.

 

AND, NIAGARA COUNTY KIDS ARE BEING INVITED TO VISIT THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE “YOU-TUBE” PAGE.


Hometown Headlines 03/24/20

12 CASES OF CORONAVIRUS HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED IN NIAGARA COUNTY AND 96 IN ERIE COUNTY.

 

NEW YORK STATE’S CONFIRMED CASES NUMBER OVER 20,000 AS CUOMO CALLS FOR HOSPITALS TO INCREASE BED CAPACITY.

 

THE FIRST COVID-19 DEATH HAS BEEN CONFIRMED IN WYOMING COUNTY WHILE A SECOND HAS BEEN REVEALED IN MONROE CTY.

 

IN COURT NEWS, A BUFFALO MAN WAS CONVICTED FRIDAY OF 11 FELONIES IN A GRIM DOMESTIC ABUSE CASE.

 

TO IMPROVE “SOCIAL DISTANCING,” PRE-TRIAL INMATES IN ERIE COUNTY CAN GET BAIL IF THE D-A APPROVES.

 

THE 2020 BUFFALO MARATHON HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.

 

ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPORTS SCENE, U.S. ATHLETES AND OLYMPIC OFFICIALS ARE CALLING FOR POSTPONEMENT.

 

GAS PRICES CONTINUE TO TUMBLE AT PUMPS ACROSS WESTERN NEW YORK AND THE U.S.

 

WITH MUCH LIGHTER TRAFFIC ON AREA HIGHWAYS, THERE WERE NO ACCIDENTS REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY MONDAY.


Hometown Headlines 03/23/20

NINE CASES OF COVID-19 HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED IN NIAGARA COUNTY AND 60 IN ERIE COUNTY.

 

NEW YORK STATE’S CONFIRMED CASES NUMBER OVER 15,000 AS NYC IS NOW THE EPICENTER OF THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC.

 

THE GOVERNOR’S “NEW YORK ON PAUSE” EXECUTIVE ORDER IS NOW IN EFFECT STATEWIDE.

 

THE C-E-O OF CATHOLIC HEALTH SAYS PLANS ARE IN THE WORKS TO PURCHASE A NEW TEST FOR THE CORONAVIRUS.

 

DISGRACED HOLLYWOOD PRODUCER HARVEY WEINSTEEN HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS AT WENDE CORRECTIONAL.

 

DIOCESAN PRIEST - REV PETER KARALUS – HAS BEEN PLACED ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE BY THE BISHOP.

 

FIRED L-P-D COP MARK WALLACE HAS EMERGED AS THE TARGET OF COMPLAINTS FROM FELLOW OFFICERS.

 

THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND A FIRE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

AND, TWO PEOPLE IN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY ESCAPED A FIRE IN THEIR HOME SATURDAY AFTERNOON.


Hometown Headlines 03/20/20

FIVE NEW CASES OF COVID-19 HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED IN NIAGARA AND ERIE COUNTIES.

 

NEW YORK STATE’S CONFIRMED CASES NOW NUMBER OVER 4000 ALONG WITH A RISING DEATH TOLL.

 

THE NATIONAL TOTALS OF CONFIRMED VIRUS CASES HAVE DOUBLED SINCE TUESDAY – NOW TOPPING 13,000.

 

EMPLOYERS IN NEW YORK ARE NOW BEING REQUIRED TO REDUCE THEIR IN-PERSON WORKFORCE BY 75 PERCENT.

 

ST JOSEPH’S HOSPITAL IN CHEEKTOWAGA WILL BE THE FIRST IN THE STATE DEDICATED TO CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS.

 

NYSEG AND NATIONAL GRID FIELD FORCES ARE ON STANDY-BY WITH A HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT TODAY.

 

TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY THURSDAY IN LOCKPORT AND N.T.

 

BUFFALO POLICE HAVE MADE AN ARREST IN A 42-YEAR-OLD “COLD CASE.”

 

AND, THE DIOCESE OF BUFFALO HAS ANNOUNCED THEY WILL LAY OFF 21 EMPLOYEES IN EARLY APRIL.


3 New Coronavirus Cases Confirmed In Niagara County; Total Now 4

Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel Stapleton says three new cases of coronavirus are being confirmed in the county. All three are located in the western portion of the county; no other details are being released.  This brings the total number of confirmed cases to four.


Hometown Headlines 03/19/20

NIAGARA AND ERIE COUNTIES ARE RAPIDLY RUNNING OUT OF SUPPLIES NEEDED TO TEST FOR CORONAVIRUS.

 

27 RESIDENTS OF ERIE COUNTY ARE INFECTED WITH COVID-19 WHILE ONLY 1 CASE IS ISOLATED SO FAR IN NIAGARA COUNTY.

 

NEW YORK STATE’S CONFIRMED CASES NOW NUMBER OVER 2000 AS MORE CLOSINGS ARE ORDERED BY THE GOVERNOR.

 

EMPLOYERS IN NEW YORK ARE BEING REQUIRED TO REDUCE THEIR IN-PERSON WORKFORCE BY 50 PERCENT.

 

G-M AND FORD PLANT CLOSINGS WILL IDLE ABOUT 4000 AUTO WORKERS IN WESTERN NEW YORK.

 

STATE LEGISLATION IS BEING ENACTED TO ASSIST WORKERS AFFECTED BY THE CORONAVIRUS.

 

TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS WEDNESDAY.

 

ON THE RETAIL SCENE, THE TONY WALKER COMPANY HAS CLOSED LOCAL STORES AS THEY MOVE EXCLUSIVELY TO ON-LINE SALES.

 

AND, EASTERN NIAGARA HOSPITAL IS HOSTING AN IMPORTANT BLOOD DRIVE TODAY FROM 10 TO 4.


Gov. Cuomo Enacts Mandatory 50% Workforce Reduction Order

Governor Cuomo is ordering a new statewide requirement for businesses.  In a statement Wednesday, Cuomo said that "no business can have more than 50 percent of their workforce report to work outside of their home."  The requirement does not apply to "essential" businesses such as food, food delivery, pharmacies, health care, and shipping supplies nor does it apply to the media.  The requirement was made via executive order and is mandatory.  The announcement comes after the number of reported cases statewide has jumped to nearly 2400, which is the highest reported total in the U.S.  


U.S., Canadian Border Restricting Non-Essential Travel

In response to the spread of the coronavirus, the Trump administration along with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are announcing restrictions on non-essential travel between the U.S. and Canada.  Full details are still forthcoming, but the closure means that tourists and shoppers will no longer be able to cross the border.  U.S. and Canadian officials are working to allow truck traffic to continue so that shipments of goods and supplies will not be impacted.  The ban is expected to take effect today.


Hometown Headlines 3/18/19

THE CORONAVIRUS HAS NOW BEEN CONFIRMED IN NIAGARA, GENESEE AND WYOMING COUNTIES.

 

20 RESIDENTS OF ERIE COUNTY ARE INFECTED WITH COVID-19 AS HEALTH EXPERTS SCRAMBLE FOR MORE HOSPITAL BEDS.

 

NEW YORK STATE’S CONFIRMED CASES NOW NUMBER OVER 1300 AS THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC CONTINUES TO SURGE.

 

HERE IN LOCKPORT, CITY HALL IS SHUT DOWN AND TONIGHT’S COMMON COUNCIL MEETING IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.

 

THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY ROADWAYS TUESDAY.

 

IN BUFFALO, POLICE ARE LOOKING INTO AN EAST SIDE SHOOTING THAT SENT A MAN TO E-C-M-C.

 

A GRAND ISLAND MAN IS FACING TWO FELONY CHARGES FOR ALLEGEDLY BEATING A DOG TO DEATH LAST WEEK.

 

AND, IN SPORTS, TOM BRADY IS LEAVING THE PATRIOTS WHILE THE BILLS ARE “WHEELING AND DEALING.”


Four Additional Coronavirus Cases Confirmed in Erie County

Details are coming out about four new coronavirus cases over in Erie County.  County Executive Mark Poloncarz says they include two people from Amherst and two from the City of Buffalo.  One of the four is a 50 year old female who has reportedly been hospitalized.  This marks the first case of hospitalization from the virus locally.  Statewide, Governor Cuomo says there are just under 1400 cases of coronavirus reported with 12 deaths. 


Niagara County DMV Suspends Service For 2 Weeks

The Niagara County Clerks office is announcing that DMV locations in Lockport, North Tonawanda and Niagara Falls are closed for a minimum of two weeks.  The Veteran’s Service Agency, Pistol Permit Office and Historian’s Office are also closed until further notice.

 

More information is available here


Hometown Headlines 03/17/20

TODAY WILL BE A ST PATRICK’S DAY TO REMEMBER AS RESTAURANTS AND TAVERNS SHUT DOWN OVER COVID-19.

 

NEW YORK STATE’S CONFIRMED CASES NOW NUMBER OVER 950 AS THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC CONTINUES TO SPREAD.

 

HEALTH OFFICIALS IN ERIE COUNTY STRUGGLE TO TRACK DOWN THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO MAY HAVE BEEN INFECTED.

 

NEW RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED AT FALLS MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER AND THE NIAGARA AIR BASE.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WERE ON THE SCENE OF EIGHT TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS MONDAY.

 

IN ROCHESTER, A POLICEMAN WAS INJURED AND TWO PEOPLE SHOT IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS SUNDAY NIGHT.

 

THE STATE LEGISLATURE HAS SHUT DOWN TEMPORARILY, BUT SHOULD RECONVENE IN ALBANY TOMORROW.

 

AT LEAST GAS PRICES ARE GOING DOWN FOR MOTORISTS ACROSS WESTERN NEW YORK.

 

AND, THE BILLS LOSE SHAQ LAWSON TO MIAMI, BUT SIGN STEFON DIGGS FROM MINNESOTA.


Hometown Headlines 03/16/20

THE CORONAVIRUS CAME TO ERIE COUNTY OVER THE WEEKEND WITH THREE CONFIRMED CASES REPORTED.

 

STATES OF EMERGENCY HAVE BEEN DECLARED IN NIAGARA AND ERIE COUNTIES ALONG WITH THE CITY OF BUFFALO.

 

IN NEW YORK STATE, CONFIRMED CASES NOW NUMBER OVER 700 AND THREE PEOPLE HAVE DIED FROM THE VIRUS DOWNSTATE.

 

THE DIOCESE OF BUFFALO HAS SUSPENDED ALL MASSES FOR WESTERN NEW YORK CATHOLICS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

OFFICIALS ARE LOOKING INTO EQUIPPING COLLEGE DORMS AND MILITARY BASES INTO TEMPORARY MEDICAL CENTERS.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN THE FALLS WERE CALLED TO A POSSIBLE RESCUE AT PROSPECT POINT SUNDAY MORNING.

 

FOUR VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANIES WERE ON SITE AT A HOUSE FIRE ON CARMEN ROAD IN HARTLAND SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

 

THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

AND, AREA POLITICIANS AT THE STATE AND FEDERAL LEVEL ARE HEADING BACK TO ALBANY AND WASHINGTON TODAY.


Hometown Headlines 03/13/20

THE NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CASES OF CORONAVIRUS IN NEW YORK STATE IS NOW AT 328 AND GROWING.

 

IN ERIE COUNTY, TWO RESIDENTS ARE UNDER MANDATORY QUARANTINE AS THEY ARE BEING TESTED FOR THE VIRUS.

 

THE ROCHESTER MAN WHO BECAME THE FIRST PERSON IN W-N-Y TO TEST POSITIVE FOR “COVID-19” REMAINS IN ISOLATION.

 

TWO ST PATRICKS PARADES IN BUFFALO AND ONE IN ROCHESTER HAVE BEEN CALLED OFF THIS WEEKEND.

 

RAPPER “KODAK BLACK” TOOK A PLEA DEAL TO A WEAPONS CHARGE IN STATE SUPREME COURT YESTERDAY.

 

THE MURDER TRIAL OF JOSEPH BELSTADT CONTINUES IN COUNTY COURT IN LOCKPORT TODAY.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN THE FALLS WERE ON SITE AT THE COUNTY’S ONLY REPORTED TRAFFIC ACCIDENT YESTERDAY.

 

IN ROCHESTER, POLICE HAVE RELEASED THE NAME OF THE CITY’S MOST RECENT HOMICIDE VICTIM.

 

AND, PROFESSIONAL AND COLLEGIATE SPORTS HAVE SHUT DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTRY DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.


Hometown Headlines 03/12/20

THE FIRST CASE OF CORONAVIRUS IN WESTERN NEW YORK HAS BEEN REPORTED IN MONROE COUNTYS.

 

THE NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS CASES IN NEW YORK STATE IS NOW AT 216 AND GROWING.

 

STUDENTS AT SUNY SCHOOLS ACROSS NEW YORK WILL SOON BE TAKING CLASSES ON-LINE AT HOME.

 

JOSEPH BELSTADT FACES A JURY TODAY AS THE ACCUSED KILLER OF AN N.T. SCHOOL GIRL IN 1993.

 

A WHEATFIELD MAN ON PROBATION FOR A FATAL HIT-AND-RUN IS IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW AGAIN.

 

MEN FROM LEWISTON AND NIAGARA FALLS ARE INVOLVED IN CASES BEING DEALT WITH BY THE U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT FOUR ACCIDENTS ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS WEDNESDAY.

 

19 OVERDOSES HAVE BEEN REPORTED IN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SINCE THE FIRST OF MARCH.

 

AND, THE N-H-L WILL DECIDE TODAY IF TONIGHT’S HOCKEY GAMES WILL GO ON -INCLUDING THE SABRES AND CANADIENS.


Hometown Headlines 03/11/20

A JUVENILE SUSPECT IS BEING INVESTIGATED BY LPD AFTER MONDAY’S BOMB THREAT AT LOCKPORT HIGH SCHOOL.

 

FOUR ARRESTS ON AREA POLICE REPORTS, INCLUDING ONE FOR DRUNK DRIVING.

 

THE LOCKPORT COMMON COUNCIL HAS A DECISION TO MAKE ON STAFFING LEVELS AT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.

 

AN ELDERLY NIAGARA FALLS MAN HAS DIED SEVEN DAYS AFTER HE WAS STRUCK BY A CAR ON MILITARY ROAD.

 

THE NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS CASES IN NEW YORK STATE IS NOW AT 173 AND GROWING DAILY.

 

THE VIRUS HAS ALTERED HOURS AT AREA HOSPITALS, CAUSED BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS TO BE POSTPONED – AND MORE.

 

IN ROCHESTER, A FIREFIGHTER WAS INJURED BATTLING A BLAZE ON CLIFFORD AVENUE LAST NIGHT.

 

NORTH PARK JUNIOR HIGH TURNS 80 TODAY AND THERE’S A BIRTHDAY PARTY AT THE SCHOOL THIS EVENING.

 

AND, THE SABRES GO FOR TWO-IN-A-ROW TOM’R NIGHT AFTER STUNNING WASHINGTON IN A SO MONDAY.


Hometown Headlines 03/10/20

LOCKPORT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WILL BE BACK IN CLASS TODAY AFTER A BOMB THREAT CANCELLED CLASSES MONDAY.

 

SPEED CAMERAS GO ON-LINE AT BUFFALO’S MAKOWSKI SCHOOL ON JEFFERSON AND CANISIUS HIGH ON DELAWARE TOMORROW.

 

TWO ACCIDENTS AND TWO FIRES REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY MONDAY.

 

A BUFFALO MAN HAS BEEN CONVICTED ON A WEAPONS CHARGE AFTER D-N-A WAS DISCOVERED ON A REVOLVER.

 

ERIE COUNTY’S HEALTH COMMISSIONER SAID MONDAY IT’S JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE CORONAVIRUS ARRIVES HERE.

 

THE NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS CASES IN NEW YORK STATE IS NOW AT 142 AND GROWING DAILY.

 

DEPUTIES IN WAYNE COUNTY COLLARED A LYONS MAN MONDAY ON SEVERAL CHARGES AFTER A DOMESTIC INCIDENT.

 

INT’L OIL PRICES PLUNGED YESTERDAY, BUT WHEN WILL W-N-Y DRIVERS BENEFIT AT THE PUMP?

 

AND, THE SABRES STUNNED THE CAPITALS 3-2 IN A SO AS LINUS ULLMARK RETURNED TO GOAL LAST NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 03/09/20

AN ALBION WOMAN DIED FRIDAY NIGHT IN A HEAD-ON CRASH ON EAGLE HARBOR ROAD.

 

THREE ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY SUNDAY ALONG WITH A RESCUE AT DEVILS HOLE AND A HOUSE FIRE IN N.T.

 

18-YEAR-OLD CHRISTIAN WILLIAMS HAS BEEN ID’D AS THE MAN KILLED LAST WEEKEND ON THE TUSCARORA RESERVATION.

 

BUFFALO’S ROSWELL PARK IS JOINING THE STATE IN FIGHTING THE CORONAVIRUS - NOW AT 105 CASES IN NEW YORK.

 

AND, AS THE CORONAVIRUS GROWS IN NEW YORK, THE SPREAD OF THE FLU HAS SLOWED DOWN CONSIDERABLY.

 

ROCHESTER POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A SUNDAY AFTERNOON HOMICIDE ON SANDER STREET.

 

A CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY MAN IS CHARGED WITH MORE THAN A DOZEN COUNTS AFTER LEADING COPS ON A CHASE SATURDAY.

 

THE CITY OF LOCKPORT WELCOMED THREE NEW POLICE OFFICERS TO ITS RANKS LAST WEEK.

 

AND, THE SABRES LOST #6 IN-A-ROW SATURDAY AS THEY GET READY FOR ALEX OVECHKIN AND THE CAPITALS TONIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 03/06/20

A GRAND JURY WILL PROBE LAST WEEKEND’S FATAL SHOOTING ON THE TUSCARORA RESERVATION.

 

A CHEEKTOWAGA MAN HAS BEEN CHARGED AFTER ACCIDENTALLY SHOOTING HIS GIRLFRIEND AT WALDEN GALLERIA.

 

THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY THURSDAY – ALL OF THEM ON SOUTH TRANSIT.

 

THE LOCKPORT PLANNING BOARD VOTED LAST NIGHT AGAINST ANY ZONING CHANGES AT THE FORMER INFIRMARY.

 

THE SOMERSET POWER PLANT HAS ANNOUNCED EMPLOYEE LAYOFFS TO BEGIN AT THE END OF MAY.

 

THE BUFFALO STATE CAMPUS MAY SOON BE A QUARANTINE SITE FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS SUSPECTED OF HAVING CORONAVIRUS.

 

THE NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CASES OF CORONAVIRUS IN THE STATE HAS GROWN TO 22 - ALL IN THE NYC METRO.

 

IN BUFFALO, A FIRE ON NORTH STREET THURSDAY DID MORE THAN $700-THOUSAND-DOLLARS DAMAGE.

 

AND, THE PENGUINS HANDED THE SABRES THEIR FIFTH STRAIGHT LOSS 4-2 AT KEYBANK CENTER LAST NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 03/05/20

TEST RESULTS FOR CORONAVIRUS ON SIX AREA RESIDENTS HAVE COME BACK NEGATIVE.

 

THE NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CASES OF CORONAVIRUS IN THE STATE HAS GROWN TO 11 - ALL IN NEW YORK CITY.

 

GLENN BUTLER OF LOCKPORT HAS DIED – HE’S THE PEDESTRIAN STRUCK BY A CAR ON SOUTH TRANSIT MONDAY NIGHT.

 

THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS WEDNESDAY – TWO OF THEM IN LEWISTON.

 

IN BUFFALO, POLICE ARE SEEKING WITNESSES TO A TUESDAY NIGHT HIT-AND-RUN THAT SERIOUSLY INJURED A MAN.

 

THE RED CROSS IS ASSISTING FIVE PEOPLE LEFT HOMELESS BY A BLAZE ON BUFFALO’S EAST SIDE LAST NIGHT.

 

THE LOCKPORT COMMON COUNCIL LAST NIGHT UNANIMOUSLY OK’D A 90-DAY MORATORIUM ON SOLAR INSTALLATIONS.

 

A REPEAT OFFENDER COCAINE DEALER FROM THE FALLS WILL BEGIN HIS PRISON SENTENCE AT A DRUG TREATMENT CAMPUS.

 

AND, THE SABRES ARE BACK IN BUFFALO TO PLAY PITTSBURGH TONIGHT AT KEYBANK CENTER.


Hometown Headlines 03/04/20

TWO ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE FOLLOWING A FATAL SHOOTING ON THE TUSCARORA RESERVATION THIS PAST WEEKEND.

 

A FORMER FALLS MAN EXTRADICTED FROM SOUTH CAROLINA HAS BEEN CHARGED IN A GRUESOME 2015 MURDER.

 

IN BUFFALO, THE TRIAL OF A LOCKPORT MAN CHARGED IN A HATE CRIME LAST SUMMER BEGAN TUESDAY.

 

A MAN AND A WOMAN ARE CHARGED IN A KNIFEPOINT ARMED ROBBERY OF A CAR IN THE FALLS THIS WEEK.

 

GLENN BUTLER OF LOCKPORT HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS THE PEDESTRIAN STRUCK BY A CAR ON SOUTH TRANSIT MONDAY.

 

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

 

BUFFALO P.D. IS INVESTIGATING A PERSONAL INJURY HIT-AND-RUN ON DELAWARE AVENUE LAST NIGHT.

 

TWO W-N-Y FAMILIES THAT TRAVELED TO ITALY RECENTLY ARE BEING TESTED FOR CORONAVIRUS.

 

AND, THE SABRES FINISHED A FOUR-GAME ROAD TRIP WITH NO POINTS AFTER LOSING IN WINNIPEG 3-1 LAST NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 03/03/20

TWO PEDESTRIANS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WERE STRUCK BY CARS IN SEPARATE ACCIDENTS LAST NIGHT.

 

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

 

IN CHEEKTOWAGA, POLICE HAVE ID’D THE VICTIM OF A FATAL SHOOTING SUNDAY INSIDE A FRENCH ROAD 7-11.

 

A FALLS MAN WHO WAS BANNED FROM THE FACTORY OUTLETS OF NIAGARA WAS ARRESTED THERE LAST WEEK.

 

FORMER CONGRESSMAN CHRIS COLLINS HAS HAD HIS DATE OF INCARCERATION MOVED BACK ABOUT A MONTH.

 

THE STATE LEGISLATURE HAS APPROPRIATED $40M-DOLLARS TO BE USED IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS.

 

POPE FRANCIS ON MONDAY ACCEPTED THE RESIGNATION OF BUFFALO AUXILIARY BISHOP EDWARD GROSZ.

 

IN MONROE COUNTY, TEN RESIDENTS HAVE DIED FROM THE FLU THIS SEASON.

 

AND, THE SABRES GO INTO WINNIPEG TONIGHT WINLESS ON THEIR FOUR-GAME WESTERN ROAD TRIP.


Hometown Headlines 03/02/20

LEWISTON POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A FATAL SHOOTING SUNDAY ON THE TUSCARORA RESERVATION.

 

IN CHEEKTOWAGA, A MAN IS CHARGED WITH MURDER AFTER A WOMAN WAS SHOT AND KILLED AT A 7-11 YESTERDAY.

 

AN INMATE AT THE NIAGARA FALLS CITY JAIL WAS FOUND DEAD IN HIS CELL FRIDAY.

 

ONE MAN IS DEAD FOLLOWING A FATAL FIRE ON GUILFORD STREET IN BUFFALO SATURDAY NIGHT.

 

LOCK CITY FIREFIGHTERS BATTLED A BLAZE ON OLIVER STREET OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE CALLED OUT TO A PAIR OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND A GARAGE FIRE.

 

EAST END RESIDENTS IN LOCKPORT WILL BE CLOSELY WATCHING TONIGHT’S MEETING OF THE CITY PLANNING BOARD.

 

THE FIRST CASE OF CORONAVIRUS HAS BEEN CONFIRMED IN NEW YORK STATE.

 

AND, THE SABRES REMAIN WINLESS ON A WESTERN ROAD TRIP AFTER LOSSES IN VEGAS AND ARIZONA.


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