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Hometown Headlines Archives for 2020-04

Hometown Headlines 04/30/20

IN ERIE COUNTY, THE COVID-19 DEATH TOLL REACHED 254 AND HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE AT THEIR HIGHEST LEVEL IN DAYS.

 

THERE WAS ANOTHER VIRUS DEATH IN NIAGARA COUNTY AS THE NUMBER OF INFECTIONS INCREASED TO 440.

 

DRIVE-THRU TESTING BEGAN YESTERDAY AT NCCC AND A NEW SITE WILL OPEN IN THE FALLS NEXT WEEK.

 

COMMUNITIES IN NIAGARA AND ERIE COUNTIES ARE LOOKING TO THE FEDERAL GOV’T FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.

 

THE GOVERNOR MAY ANNOUNCE HIS PLANS TODAY FOR NEW YORK SCHOOLS FOR THE REST OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR.

 

IN NIAGARA FALLS, POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A STABBING THAT INJURED A TEENAGE BOY YESTERDAY MORNING.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON THE SCENE OF TWO INJURY ACCIDENTS YESTERDAY.

 

A BUFFALO MAN MAY FACE PRISON TIME AFTER A PHONY 9-1-1 CALL LED TO AN INJURY ACCIDENT APRIL 15TH.

 

AND, THREE NIAGARA COUNTY HOSPITALS WILL BE GETTING FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID SOON.


Hometown Headlines 04/29/20

ANOTHER 18 CONFIRMED CASES OF CORONAVIRUS IN NIAGARA COUNTY TUESDAY HAS INCREASED THE TOTAL TO 428.

 

IN ERIE COUNTY, THE DEATH TOLL REACHED 245 AS 12 MORE FATALITIES WERE RECORDED - INFECTIONS ARE UP TO 3224.

 

DRIVE-UP TESTING - BY APPOINTMENT - BEGINS TODAY ON THE NCCC CAMPUS IN SANBORN.

 

THE GOVERNOR HAS ANNOUNCED THE BENCHMARKS FOR REGIONS ACROSS NEW YORK TO RE-OPEN THEIR ECONOMIES.

 

N-Y-S SCHOOL DISTRICTS WILL FIND OUT THIS WEEK WHAT THE GOVERNOR’S PLANS ARE FOR THE REST OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR.

 

A 2-CAR CRASH ON BROADWAY IN DEPEW SENT FIVE PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL YESTERDAY.

 

NIAGARA FALLS P.D. HAS ARRESTED A WOMAN IN A STABBING THAT HAPPENED SUNDAY NIGHT ON 20TH STREET.

 

THE CITY OF BUFFALO MAY RUN OUT OF MONEY BY FRIDAY IF STATE AID DOESN’T ARRIVE ON TIME.

 

AND, THE PANDEMIC HAS PUT SOME SUMMER FAIRS IN NEW YORK IN JEOPARDY OF BEING CANCELLED.


Hometown Headlines 04/28/20

17 NEW CONFIRMED CASES OF CORONAVIRUS WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY MONDAY LIFTING THE TOTAL TO 410.

 

IN ERIE COUNTY, THE DEATH TOLL REACHED 233 AS 26 MORE FATALITIES WERE RECORDED - INFECTIONS ARE AT 3109.

 

THE GOVERNOR REVEALED MORE DETAILS ON HIS 2-PHASE PLAN FOR RE-OPENING THE NEW YORK ECONOMY.

 

EASTERN NIAGARA HOSPITAL RESUMES ELECTIVE SURGERY PROCEDURES TODAY AT ITS EXPRESS FACILITY.

 

FEDERAL AID FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK HOSPITALS IS ON ITS WAY TO THE BUFFALO-NIAGARA REGION.

 

SCHOOL DISTRICTS ACROSS NEW YORK ARE PREPARING FOR A POSSIBLE 20% CUT IN STATE AID.

 

TWO EARLY MORNING ACCIDENTS REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY MONDAY.

 

THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS HAS SCRAPPED THE JUNE 23RD DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY.

 

AND, THE ERIE CANAL WILL NOT OPEN AS SCHEDULED AND MAY OPEN ONLY IN SECTIONS THIS YEAR.


Hometown Headlines 04/27/20

67 CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY OVER THE WEEKEND RAISING THE TOTAL TO 393.

 

THE NUMBER OF INFECTIONS IN ERIE COUNTY IS JUST UNDER 3000 WITH A DEATH TOLL OF 207.

 

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCED A 2-PHASE PLAN FOR RE-OPENING NEW YORK BUSINESSES WHEN APPROPRIATE.

 

KALEIDA HEALTH SAID PATIENT NUMBERS IN THEIR SYSTEM HAVE DROPPED DRAMATICALLY IN RECENT WEEKS.

 

A LEWISTON COUPLE AND THEIR TEENAGE DAUGHTER ARE CHARGED WITH SERIOUSLY INJURING A 5-YEAR-OLD BOY.

 

STATE POLICE HAVE CHARGED A BUFFALO MAN WITH MURDER AND MANSLAUGHTER IN A SOUTHERN TIER HOMICIDE.

 

FOUR ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY ROADWAYS OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL IS TELLING FAST FOOD JOINTS TO DO A BETTER JOB OF PROTECTING THEIR EMPLOYEES.

 

AND, 15 COUNTY BUSINESSES RECEIVED WARNINGS FROM THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE TO STOP VIOLATING COVID-19 RULES.


Hometown Headlines 04/24/20

32 NEW COVID-19 INFECTIONS AND ONE VIRUS DEATH WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY YESTERDAY.

 

THE NUMBER OF INFECTIONS IN ERIE COUNTY IS NOW AT 2671 WITH A DEATH TOLL OF 197.

 

EARLY RESULTS OF ANTIBODY TESTING REVEALS MILLIONS OF NEW YORKERS HAVE BEEN INFECTED BY COVID-19.

 

THE STATE D-O-H AND ATTORNEY GENERAL ANNOUNCED AN INVESTIGATION INTO VIRUS DEATHS AT NURSING HOMES.

 

CATHOLIC HEALTH WILL FURLOUGH UP TO 1200 EMPLOYEES BEGINNING THIS SUNDAY.

 

TWO ACCIDENTS AND A GARBAGE TRUCK FIRE GOT THE ATTENTION OF COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS THURSDAY.

 

IN BUFFALO, POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING THAT CITY’S LATEST HOMICIDE.

 

FUNDRAISING HAS FALLEN, BUT CHRIS JACOBS STILL LEADS THE PACK IN THE CROWDED “NY-27” CONGRESSIONAL RACE.

 

AND, IN SPORTS, THE BILLS GET TO PICK AT #54 IN THE SECOND ROUND OF THE N-F-L DRAFT TONIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 04/23/20

THE NUMBER OF KNOWN VIRUS INFECTIONS IN ERIE COUNTY IS NOW AT 2505 WITH A COUNTY DEATH TOLL OF 188.

 

IN NIAGARA COUNTY, FIVE NEW CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 INCREASED LOCAL TOTALS TO 294 WEDNESDAY.

 

THE GOVERNOR IS TEMPERING EXPECTATIONS ABOUT WHEN NEW YORK STATE’S ECONOMY COULD BE UP AND RUNNING AGAIN.

 

THE LIKLIHOOD THAT SCHOOLS IN NEW YORK WILL RE-OPEN BEFORE JUNE IS LOOKING DIM.

 

KALEIDA HEALTH IS OFFERING EMPLOYEES A TEMPORARY AND VOLUNTARY FURLOUGH PROGRAM.

 

IN NIAGARA FALLS, ONE PERSON IS DEAD AND TWO INJURED AFTER A VEHICLE SLAMMED INTO A HOME YESTERDAY.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN THE FALLS WERE ON THE SCENE OF ONE OTHER ACCIDENT WEDNESDAY.

 

A BUFFALO MAN WAS ARRESTED ON FELONY ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES IN THE MARCH BEATING DEATH OF A HUSKY PUPPY.

 

AND, IN SPORTS, ALL EYES ARE ON ROGER GOODELL’S BASEMENT TONIGHT FOR THE 2020 N-F-L DRAFT.


Hometown Headlines 04/22/20

ONE NEW VIRUS DEATH IN NIAGARA COUNTY AS CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 INCREASED TO 287 TUESDAY.

 

THE NUMBER OF KNOWN INFECTIONS IN ERIE COUNTY IS NOW AT 2282 WITH A COUNTY DEATH TOLL OF 177.

 

ELECTIVE SURGERIES WILL RETURN NEXT WEEK AT LOCKPORT’S EASTERN NIAGARA HOSPITAL.

 

THE FEDERAL DETENTION FACILITY IN BATAVIA HAS EMERGED AS A “HOT SPOT” IN THE CORONAVIRUS BATTLE.

 

TWO PEOPLE DIED AND TWO MORE WERE INJURED IN A HOUSE FIRE IN BUFFALO’S UNIVERSITY DISTRICT TUESDAY.

 

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

 

AN AMHERST MAN WAS KILLED IN A TRACTOR-TRAILER CRASH ON I-81 NEAR SYRACUSE YESTERDAY.

 

THE GOVERNOR IS BEGINNING TO LAY OUT A PATH TO THE RE-OPENING OF NEW YORK STATE’S ECONOMY.

 

AND, ANOTHER VOICE IN THE W-N-Y MUSIC INDUSTRY HAS BEEN SILENCED WITH THE DEATH OF SCOTT FREILICH AT AGE 66.


Hometown Headlines 04/21/20

HOPE FOR A QUICK RECOVERY FADES AS AREA UNEMPLOYMENT ROCKETS FROM 5 TO 20% IN JUST TWO MONTHS.

 

CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN NIAGARA COUNTY ROSE TO 279 MONDAY AFTER FIVE NEW CASES WERE ANNOUNCED.

 

THE NUMBER OF KNOWN INFECTIONS IN ERIE COUNTY IS NOW AT 2221 WITH A COUNTY DEATH TOLL OF 162.

 

IN BUFFALO, GABEL’S BAR ON HERTEL AVENUE HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN FOR SERVING PATRONS DURING THE VIRUS LOCKDOWN.

 

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

 

DEPUTIES RECOVERED A STOLEN S-U-V SUNDAY AFTER A HIGH SPEED PURSUIT THRU CITY STREETS IN NIAGARA FALLS.

 

A BARKER MAN IS FACING D-W-I CHARGES AFTER HE GOT BEHIND THE WHEEL FOLLOWING A FEW GAMES OF “BEER PONG.”

 

GOVERNOR CUOMO SAYS HE FORESEES A GRADUAL RE-OPENING OF THE ECONOMY AS THE VIRUS SPREAD BEGINS TO FADE.

 

AND, “MR CUOMO GOES TO WASHINGTON” TODAY FOR A MEETING WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP AT THE WHITE HOUSE.


Hometown Headlines 04/20/20

CONFIRMED CASES OF CORONAVIRUS ROSE TO 274 OVER THE WEEKEND IN NIAGARA COUNTY.

 

THE NUMBER OF KNOWN INFECTIONS IN ERIE COUNTY IS NOW AT 2192 WITH A DEATH TOLL OF 135.

 

ACROSS NEW YORK, MORE THAN 17,000 HAVE DIED WHILE THE NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CASES WENT OVER 242,000.

 

STATE POLICE HAVE ARRESTED A SUSPECT IN LAST WEEKEND’S FATAL SHOOTING IN THE TOWN OF LOCKPORT.

 

THERE WAS A FATAL FIRE IN NORTH TONAWANDA SATURDAY AS A MAN DIED IN HIS THIRD AVENUE HOME.

 

A FRIDAY NIGHT FIRE IN NIAGARA FALLS SENT TWO WOMEN TO ECMC – ONE WITH SERIOUS BURNS.

 

A BUFFALO FIREFIGHTER WAS INJURED IN A CRASH WHILE EN ROUTE TO AN EAST SIDE FIRE SATURDAY NIGHT.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON THE SCENE OF TWO ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

AND, THE CORONAVIRUS CLAIMED THE LIFE OF WELL-KNOWN ENTERTAINER “BIG WHEELIE” FRIDAY NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 04/17/20

LAY-OFFS, FURLOUGHS AND PAY CUTS HAVE HIT THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY INCLUDING NIAGARA COUNTY HOSPITALS.

 

STARTING TODAY, NEW YORKERS MUST COVER-UP WITH A MASK OR CLOTH WHEN OUT IN PUBLIC.

 

THE GOVERNOR HAS EXTENDED HIS NEW YORK STATE ON PAUSE EXECUTIVE ORDER THRU MAY 15.

 

CONFIRMED CASES OF CORONAVIRUS ROSE TO 238 THURSDAY WITH NINE NEW INFECTIONS IN NIAGARA COUNTY.

 

MEANWHILE, THE NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CASES IN ERIE COUNTY IS NOW AT 1951.

 

U-B AND SOME AREA HOSPITALS ARE LOOKING FOR PLASMA DONORS FROM PEOPLE WHO HAVE RECOVERED FROM COVID-19.

 

LEGAL BILLS IN THE DIOCESE OF BUFFALO NOW TOTAL MORE THAN $2M-DOLLARS … AND COUNTING.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON THE SCENE OF TWO ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY THURSDAY.

 

AND, STATE POLICE CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE A FATAL VEHICLE CRASH IN WAYNE COUNTY.


Hometown Headlines 04/16/20

NIAGARA COUNTY’S VIRUS DEATH TOLL INCREASED TO NINE AS FOUR MORE DEATHS WERE ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY.

 

CONFIRMED CASES OF CORONAVIRUS ROSE TO 229 WEDNESDAY WITH 13 NEW INFECTIONS IN THE COUNTY.

 

ERIE COUNTY REPORTED 3 MORE DEATHS RAISING THE FATALITY RATE TO 104 WITH CONFIRMED CASES NOW AT 1812.

 

THE NUMBER OF NEW YORK STATE’S CONFIRMED CASES WENT OVER 213,000 WITH DEATHS CLOSING IN ON 14,000.

 

LAYOFFS AND FURLOUGHS WERE ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK AT PEGULA SPORTS – OWNERS OF THE BUFFALO BILLS & SABRES.

 

THE LOCKPORT COMMON COUNCIL DEBATED THE SALARY OF NEWLY APPOINTED CITY CLERK PAUL OATES LAST NIGHT.

 

CITY FIREFIGHTERS ARE PRACTICING “SOCIAL DISTANCING” BY USING SOUTH LOCKPORT’S FIRE HALL.

 

STATE POLICE CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE A FATAL SHOOTING IN THE TOWN OF LOCKPORT THIS PAST WEEKEND.

 

AND, FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON THE SCENE OF TWO ACCIDENTS AND A FIRE IN NIAGARA COUNTY WEDNESDAY.


Hometown Headlines 04/15/20

NIAGARA COUNTY’S CONFIRMED CASES OF CORONAVIRUS ROSE TO 216 TUESDAY WITH ELEVEN NEW INFECTIONS.

 

MONDAY AND TUESDAY IN ERIE COUNTY WERE THE DEADLIEST OF THE PANDEMIC WITH 40 MORE DEATHS ANNOUNCED.

 

THE NUMBER OF NEW YORK STATE’S CONFIRMED CASES WENT OVER 202,000 WITH DEATHS CLOSING IN ON 11,000.

 

111 COVID-19 INFECTIONS HAVE BEEN REPORTED AT THREE NURSING FACILITIES OWNED BY THE MCGUIRE GROUP.

 

STATE POLICE CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE A FATAL SHOOTING IN THE TOWN OF LOCKPORT FROM OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

A LOCKPORT WOMAN IS FACING DRUG POSSESSION CHARGES AFTER A WEEKEND TRAFFIC STOP IN PENDLETON.

 

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

 

POLICE IN WEST SENECA ARRESTED A MAN FOR ATTACKING HIS GIRLFRIEND WITH A KNIFE YESTERDAY.

 

AND, AIRPORTS IN BUFFALO AND NIAGARA FALLS WILL RECEIVE FEDERAL FUNDS FROM A GRANT TO SUPPORT OPERATIONS.


Hometown Headlines 04/14/20

NEW YORK IS ONE OF SEVEN NORTHEASTERN STATES WORKING TOGETHER TO CRAFT A PLAN TO RE-OPEN THE ECONOMY.

 

THE NIAGARA COUNTY DEATH TOLL FROM COVID-19 REACHED FIVE MONDAY WHILE CONFIRMED CASES ROSE TO 205.

 

ERIE COUNTY’S TOTAL IS NOW 1661 AS NEW YORK STATE NUMBERS WENT OVER 195,000 WITH MORE THAN 10,000 DEATHS.

 

TWO MORE RESIDENTS AT THE WYOMING COUNTY SKILLED NURSING FACILITY DIED FROM COVID-19 OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

IN ORCHARD PARK, ST JOSEPH NURSING HOME HAS RE-OPENED TO TREAT VIRUS PATIENTS.

 

THE VICTIM OF A SUNDAY SHOOTING ON STOCKBRIDGE AVENUE IN BUFFALO DIED AT E-C-M-C YESTERDAY.

 

ROCHESTER POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A SHOOTING FROM LATE LAST NIGHT ON CONKEY AVENUE.

 

WALDEN GALLERIA MAY BECOME A VICTIM OF THE PANDEMIC AS MORTGAGE PAYMENTS ARE DUE WITH NO REVENUE COMING IN.

 

AND, MOTORISTS CONTINUE TO SEE SAVINGS AT THE GAS PUMP AS SOME STATIONS “ON THE REZ” ARE UNDER A BUCK A GALLON.


Hometown Headlines 04/13/20

A HIGH WIND WARNING IS IN EFFECT TODAY WITH POWER CREWS STANDING BY AS GUSTS COULD HIT 70 MPH.

 

MORE CONFIRMED CASES OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS IN NIAGARA COUNTY HAVE LIFTED THE TOTAL TO 194.

 

ERIE COUNTY’S TOTAL IS NOW 1624 WHILE NEW YORK STATE NUMBERS WENT OVER 188,000 WITH MORE THAN 9300 DEATHS.

 

A GASPORT WOMAN WAS AIRLIFTED TO ECMC SUNDAY AFTER A 2-VEHICLE CRASH ON ROUTE 31 IN ROYALTON.

 

TWO OTHER TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND A FIRE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY SINCE YESTERDAY.

 

A SUNDAY SHOOTING ON STOCKBRIDGE AVENUE IN BUFFALO SENT A MAN IN HIS 40’S TO THE E-R AT ECMC.

 

IN ROCHESTER, ONE PERSON IS DEAD AND TWO INJURED AFTER GUNFIRE BROKE OUT ON CLIFFORD AVENUE SUNDAY.

 

LOCKPORT HAS CANCELLED ITS MEMORIAL DAY PARADE AND DELAYED THE START ON THE MONDAY NIGHT CRUISES.

 

AND, EASTER SUNDAY SERVICES RANGED FROM “T-V” TO “LIVE STREAMING” TO “DRIVE-IN” ACROSS THE AREA YESTERDAY.


Hometown Headlines 04/10/20

THREE MORE DEATHS FROM COVID-19 REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY AS THE NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CASES JUMPS TO 166.

 

ERIE COUNTY’S TOTAL IS NOW 1440 WHILE NEW YORK STATE NUMBERS WENT OVER 159,000 WITH MORE THAN 7000 DEATHS.

 

THE NUMBER OF VIRUS HOSPITALIZATIONS APPEAR TO BE STARTING TO PLATEAU IN ERIE & NIAGARA COUNTIES.

 

VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS IN RANSOMVILLE WERE CALLED OUT TO AN EARLY MORNING HOUSE FIRE TODAY.

 

TERMINATED CITY CLERK RICHELLE PASCERI WILL HAVE HER DISMISSAL REVIEWED AT A CITY HALL MEETING TODAY.

 

DRUG OVERDOSES IN NIAGARA COUNTY HAVE INCREASED 35% OVER LAST YEAR DUE IN PART TO THE PANDEMIC.

 

BUFFALO POLICE HAVE A SUSPECT IN CUSTODY AFTER AN OFF-DUTY OFFICER WAS SHOT-AT LAST NIGHT.

 

THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR HAS CREATED A NEW ON-LINE APPLICATION SYSTEM FOR UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS.

 

AND, GAS PRICES HAVE DIPPED BELOW A BUCK ON AT LEAST ONE RESERVATION STATION IN THE SOUTHERN TIER.


Hometown Headlines 04/09/20

ANOTHER DOZEN COVID-19 INFECTIONS IN NIAGARA COUNTY BRING THE NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CASES TO 155.

 

ERIE COUNTY’S TOTAL IS NOW 1345 WHILE NEW YORK STATE NUMBERS WENT OVER 149,000 WITH MORE THAN 6200 DEATHS.

 

THE GOVERNOR SAYS NEW YORKERS ARE DOING THEIR PART TO HELP “FLATTEN” THE CORONAVIRUS CURVE.

 

LOCKPORT’S CITY CLERK TRANSITION IS “ON HOLD” PENDING A MEETING WITH THE MAYOR TOMORROW.

 

ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT WITH REPORTED INJURIES YESTERDAY IN THE TOWN OF LOCKPORT.

 

COVID-19 CLAIMED ANOTHER SUMMER EVENT AS CANALFEST OF THE TONAWANDAS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

 

FANTASY ISLAND CUSTOMERS WITH SEASON PASSES FOR THE 2020 SEASON WILL BE GETTING THEIR MONEY BACK.

 

IN ERIE COUNTY, A TASK FORCE IS BEING CREATED TO HELP BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY THE VIRUS.

 

AND, LAKE ONTARIO WATER LEVELS THIS SPRING ARE NOT EXPECTED TO REACH THE DANGEROUS LEVELS OF RECENT YEARS.


Hometown Headlines 04/08/20

NIAGARA COUNTY RECORDED ITS FIRST DEATH FROM COVID-19 AS THE NUMBER OF THOSE INFECTED INCREASED TO 143.

 

ERIE COUNTY’S TOTAL IS NOW 1235 WHILE NEW YORK STATE NUMBERS ECLIPSED 138,000 WITH OVER 5400 DEATHS.

 

THE GOVERNOR HAS SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER ALLOWING UPSTATE VENTILATORS TO BE MOVED WHEREVER MOST NEEDED.

 

A CORRECTIONS OFFICER AT THE NIAGARA COUNTY JAIL HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19.

 

IN BUFFALO, TEN RESIDENTS AT SAINT CATHERINE LABOURE HEALTH CARE CENTER ARE INFECTED WITH THE VIRUS.

 

STATE EDUCATION OFFICIALS HAVE ANNOUNCED NEW GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR REGENTS STUDENTS.

 

THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND TWO OUTDOOR FIRES REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY TUESDAY.

 

FANTASY ISLAND CUSTOMERS WITH SEASON PASSES FOR THE 2020 SEASON WILL BE GETTING THEIR MONEY BACK.

 

AND, LAURA MISKELL BENEDICT IS THE FIRST WOMAN TO LEAD LOCKPORT’S CORPORATION COUNSEL OFFICE.


Hometown Headlines 04/07/20

CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 INCREASED TO 130 IN NIAGARA COUNTY MONDAY.

 

ERIE COUNTY’S TOTAL IS NOW 1163 WHILE NEW YORK STATE NUMBERS ECLIPSED 130,000 WITH OVER 4700 DEATHS.

 

THE GOVERNOR SAID MONDAY THE NUMBER OF COVID-19 CASES IN NEW YORK IN BEGINNING TO “FLATTEN.”

 

NEW TESTS NOW CONFIRM VIRUS CASES AT FATHER BAKER MANOR NURSING HOME IN ORCHARD PARK ARE 66.

 

GOOGLE HAS STEPPED UP TO HELP FRUSTRATED NEW YORKERS FILE UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS ON-LINE.

 

TWO PEOPLE FACE NUMEROUS CHARGES AFTER A POLICE CHASE FROM LEWISTON TO NIAGARA FALLS MONDAY MORNING.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON THE SCENE OF A CAR-MOTORCYCLE CRASH IN ROYALTON YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.

 

IN ERIE COUNTY, NO CHARGES WILL BE FILED IN THE SUSPICIOUS DEATH OF A U-B STUDENT LAST APRIL.

 

AND, WESTERN NEW YORK MOTORISTS CONTINUE TO SEE GAS PRICES DECLINE ACROSS THE AREA.


Hometown Headlines 04/06/20

CHANGES IN RADIO AND POLITICS AS PAUL OATES HAS LEFT WLVL TO BECOME LOCKPORT’S NEW CITY CLERK.

 

CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 INCREASED TO 103 IN NIAGARA COUNTY OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

ERIE COUNTY’S TOTAL IS NOW 1059 WHILE NEW YORK STATE NUMBERS ECLIPSED 122,000 WITH OVER 4100 DEATHS.

 

CORONAVIRUS CASES HAVE MORE THAN DOUBLED AT THE FATHER BAKER MANOR NURSING HOME IN ORCHARD PARK.

 

IN BUFFALO, MAYOR BROWN HAS CLOSED DELAWARE PARK’S RING ROAD TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC.

 

ROCHESTER’S STRONG MEMORIAL IS SENDING A HEALTHCARE TEAM OF 15 TO NEW YORK CITY TO HELP BATTLE THE VIRUS.

 

HOLY WEEK ARRIVED YESTERDAY FOR CATHOLICS WITH NO PALMS AND MASS ONLY AVAILABLE ON TV OR THE WEB.

 

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

 

PENDLETON HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT JEFF STOWELL HAS BEEN INDICTED BY A NIAGARA COUNTY GRAND JURY.


Hometown Headlines 04/03/20

SEVEN DEATH ANNOUNCEMENTS YESTERDAY BRING TO 19 THE NUMBER OF VIRUS FATALITIES IN ERIE COUNTY.

 

CONFIRMED CASES IN NIAGARA COUNTY INCREASED TO 91 WITH 26 NEW CASES ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY.

 

ERIE COUNTY’S TOTAL IS NOW 734 WHILE NEW YORK STATE NUMBERS ECLIPSED 92,000 WITH OVER 2300 DEATHS.

 

A CLOSED NURSING HOME IN ORCHARD PARK IS BEING CONSIDERED AS A SITE FOR CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS.

 

$178-BILLION IS THE BOTTOM LINE ON THE STATE BUDGET AGREED TO YESTERDAY IN ALBANY.

 

FURLOUGHS, LAYOFFS AND SALARY CUTS ARE SWEEPING ACROSS THE MEDIA INDUSTRY – INCLUDING ENTERCOM/BUFFALO.

 

THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS THURSDAY.

 

IN NIAGARA FALLS, THE WRECKING BALL IS DEMOLISHING TWO FORMER DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES.

 

CONVICTED FORMER CONGRESSMAN CHRIS COLLINS HAD THE START OF HIS PRISON SENTENCED DELAYED TWO MONTHS.


Hometown Headlines 04/02/20

SOME AREA VIRUS PATIENTS WILL SOON RECEIVE TREATMENT THAT DOCTORS BELIEVE COULD SAVE THEIR LIVES.

 

COVID-19 CASES IN NIAGARA COUNTY INCREASED TO 65 WITH NINE NEW CASES ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY.

 

ERIE COUNTY’S TOTAL IS NOW 602 WHILE NEW YORK STATE NUMBERS ECLIPSED 83,000 WITH NEARLY 2000 DEATHS.

 

STATE LAWMAKERS FINALLY AGREED ON A STATE BUDGET WITH SIGNIFICANT SPENDING CUTS - BUT NO PRICE TAG YET.

 

IN LOCKPORT, THE MAYOR CAST THE TIE-BREAKING VOTE THAT WILL ALLOW A STAFFING INCREASE AT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.

 

TWO ROLLOVER A-T-V ACCIDENTS WERE REPORTED WEDNESDAY IN WHEATFIELD AND NIAGARA FALLS.

 

BUFFALO POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A 2ND FATAL SHOOTING ON THE WEST SIDE IN THE PAST WEEK.

 

CONVICTED FORMER CONGRESSMAN CHRIS COLLINS IS ASKING FOR HIS PRISON SENTENCED TO BE DELAYED.

 

AND EASTERN NIAGARA HOSPITAL HAS ANNOUNCED A NEW “DRIVE-UP” URGENT CARE PROGRAM.


Hometown Headlines 04/01/20

CORONAVIRUS CASES IN NIAGARA COUNTY INCREASED TO 56 TUESDAY AS MOST FIRST RESPONDERS REMAIN HEALTHY.

 

ERIE COUNTY’S TOTAL IS NOW 553 WHILE NEW YORK STATE NUMBERS ECLIPSED 75,000 WITH OVER 1500 DEATHS.

 

GOVERNOR CUOMO’S YOUNGER BROTHER – C-N-N ANCHOR CHRIS CUOMO - HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS.

 

IT’S APRIL FOOLS DAY AND NOBODY’S LAUGHING AS LAWMAKERS FAILED TO AGREE ON A STATE BUDGET BEFORE THE DEADLINE.

 

A 28-YEAR-OLD AIRMAN FROM THE FALLS AIR BASE DIED SUNDAY ON A TRAINING ASSIGNMENT IN TEXAS.

 

BUFFALO POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A NEW SHOOTING AFTER ARRESTING TWO WOMEN FOR A WEST SIDE MURDER LAST WEEK.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS MAN WILL BE CHARGED AFTER A STAND-OFF WITH POLICE ON LASALLE AVENUE MONDAY.

 

FOUR PEOPLE ARE UNDER ARREST FOR ASSAULTING A WOMAN IN THE MONROE COUNTY VILLAGE OF HILTON.

 

AND, ONE ACCIDENT REPORTED EARLY LAST EVENING ON SEBASTIAN DRIVE IN THE TOWN OF LOCKPORT.


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