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Hometown Headlines Archives for 2020-06

Hometown Headlines 06/30/20

LONG-TIME WLVL STAFF MEMBER RON RAETZ PASSED AWAY UNEXPECTEDLY ON HIS 68TH BIRTHDAY MONDAY.

 

THE WESTERN NEW YORK REGION MOVES INTO PHASE FOUR OF RE-OPENING THE ECONOMY TODAY.

 

MONDAY GUNFIRE IN THE QUEEN CITY ACCOUNTED FOR BUFFALO’S 38TH SHOOTING IN THE MONTH OF JUNE.

 

A BUFFALO POLICE LIEUTENANT IS SUSPENDED AFTER BEING ACCUSED OF USING VULGARITY TOWARD A WOMAN.

 

BORDER AGENTS AT THE PEACE BRIDGE MADE ONE OF THE LARGEST MARIJUANA BUSTS OF ALL TIME LAST WEEK.

 

TWO NATIVE AMERICAN CASINOS - SENECA NIAGARA AND BUFFALO CREEK – RESUME 24-HOUR OPERATIONS TOMORROW.

 

AIR TRAVELERS ARRIVING IN NEW YORK MAY SOON HAVE MORE PAPERWORK TO DEAL WITH.

 

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

 

AND, STATE POLICE WILL BE CRACKING DOWN ON ILLEGAL FIREWORKS AS THE 4TH OF JULY APPROACHES.


Hometown Headlines 06/29/20

TWO WOMEN WERE SHOT – ONE FATALLY – EARLY SUNDAY MORNING DURING AN EAST SIDE BLOCK PARTY IN BUFFALO.

 

SATURDAY MORNING GUNFIRE IN THE QUEEN CITY SENT A MAN AND A WOMAN TO THE HOSPITAL IN SEPARATE SHOOTINGS.

 

FOURTEEN PEOPLE WERE DISPLACED BY A SUNDAY MORNING BLAZE IN BUFFALO’S SENECA-BABCOCK NEIGHBORHOOD.

 

MARINE DEPUTIES PULLED THE BODY OF A WOMAN FROM THE LOWER NIAGARA RIVER IN YOUNGSTOWN SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

 

ONE MAN IS DEAD AND TWO PEOPLE INJURED IN WEEKEND MOTORCYCLE CRASHES ON WESTERN NEW YORK HIGHWAYS.

 

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

 

THE BOARD OF EDUCATION FOR THE LOCKPORT CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL MEET IN SPECIAL SESSION TODAY.

 

THE WESTERN NEW YORK REGION IS ON TRACK TO MOVE INTO PHASE FOUR OF RE-OPENING THE ECONOMY THIS WEEK.

 

AND, BEARS ARE SHOWING UP IN BACKYARDS IN SOME WEST SENECA NEIGHBORHOODS.


Hometown Headlines 06/26/20

WITH THOUSANDS OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS TO BE COUNTED, IT MAY BE WEEKS FOR ELECTION RESULTS TO BE OFFICIAL.

 

A FALLS MAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED IN THE SHOOTING DEATH OF MAURICE HILL ON NINTH STREET LAST WEEKEND.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS COUPLE IS HEADING TO FEDERAL PRISON ON DRUG CONSPIRACY CONVICTIONS.

 

IN BUFFALO, A MAN IS FILING A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR A MAY 10TH INCIDENT CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

 

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

 

ROCHESTER P.D. IS LOOKING INTO A SHOOTING LAST NIGHT THAT SENT A MAN TO STRONG MEMORIAL.

 

MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON A TRAVEL ADVISORY IN PLACE FOR VISITORS FROM STATES WITH HIGH VIRUS CASES.

 

NEWLY ISSUED “EXCELSIOR” LICENSE PLATES WITH ICONIC STATE SCENES ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO NEW YORK DRIVERS.

 

AND, A “DRIVE-IN CONCERT AND FOOD FAIR” HAPPENS AT THE NIAGARA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS THIS EVENING.


Hometown Headlines 06/25/20

A TRAVEL ADVISORY IS IN PLACE IN NY, NJ AND CT FOR VISITORS FROM STATES WITH HIGH VIRUS INFECTIONS.

 

IN ERIE COUNTY, 1/3 OF ALL NEW COVID-19 INFECTIONS WERE FOUND IN PEOPLE UNDER 30.

 

DEMOCRAT NATE McMURRAY WILL NOT CONCEDE TO REPUBLICAN CHRIS JACOBS IN THE “NY-27” CONGRESSIONAL RACE.

 

INCOMPLETE RESULTS FAVOR MICHAEL FILICETTI FOR SHERIFF AND CAROLINE WOJTASZEK FOR COUNTY JUDGE.

 

TWO NIAGARA FALLS RESIDENTS ARE CHARGED AFTER LEADING DEPUTIES ON A CHASE EARLY WEDNESDAY.

 

ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER VINCENT SANDONATO HAS BEEN CHARGED BY TROOPERS WITH D-W-I.

 

IN BUFFALO, A TUESDAY NIGHT SHOOTING BECAME A HOMICIDE YESTERDAY WHEN THE VICTIM DIED AT E-C-M-C.

 

GYMS, MALLS AND MOVIE THEATRES WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN PHASE FOUR OF NEW YORK’S RE-OPENING PROCESS.

 

AND, FREE MASKS AND HAND SANITIZER WILL BE GIVEN AWAY TODAY AT THE COUNTY’S PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINING FACILITY.


Hometown Headlines 06/24/20

REPUBLICAN CHRIS JACOBS IS DECLARING VICTORY IN BOTH OF THE “NY-27” CONGRESSIONAL RACES TUESDAY.

 

UNOFFICIAL AND INCOMPLETE RESULTS SHOW ACTING SHERIFF MICHAEL FILICETTI WITH AN EARLY LEAD IN DEM PRIMARY.

 

BUFFALO POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING TWO SHOOTINGS THAT INJURED THREE PEOPLE LAST EVENING.

 

NIAGARA FALLS DETECTIVES MAY BE CLOSING IN ON THE SUSPECT IN A WEEKEND SHOOTING ON NINTH STREET.

 

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

 

IN ONTARIO COUNTY, A DRIVER HAS BEEN TICKETED IN THE RECENT CRASH THAT KILLED A ROCHESTER POLICE DETECTIVE.

 

STATE POLICE WROTE NEARLY 25,000 TICKETS DURING “SPEED WEEK” FROM JUNE 11TH TO 17TH.

 

AMAZON’S $25M-DOLLAR DISTRIBUTION CENTER OPENS THIS WEEK IN THE TOWN OF TONAWANDA.

 

AND, FREE COVID-19 DIAGNOSTIC TESTS ARE AVAILABLE TODAY AT THE COUNTY’S PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINING FACILITY.


Hometown Headlines 06/23/20

IT’S PRIMARY DAY AND THE “NY-27” CONGRESSIONAL RACE HAS TWO VOTES TODAY THAT INCLUDE FOUR CANDIDATES.

 

BUFFALO POLICE HAVE ANOTHER SHOOTING AFTER A WEEKEND WITH SIX INCIDENTS THAT LEFT EIGHT PEOPLE INJURED.

 

THE BUFFALO MAN CAUGHT ON CAMERA FIREBOMBING CITY HALL IS OUT OF JAIL IN FAVOR OF HOME CONFINEMENT.

 

IN BUFFALO, THE FIRST PHASE OF MAYOR BROWN’S CHANGES TO THE CITY P.D. GO INTO EFFECT TOMORROW.

 

THE FALLS P.D. IS INVESTIGATING “COCKTAIL BOB’S” BAR AFTER THEY BUSTED UP A WILD WEEKEND PARTY.

 

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

 

POLICE IN WEBSTER HAVE IDENTIFIED A SUSPECT IN A DEADLY WEEKEND HIT-AND-RUN.

 

STATE POLICE HAVE RELEASED MORE INFORMATION ON A FATAL TROOPER-INVOLVED SHOOTING IN WAYNE COUNTY.

 

AND, IN T-V NEWS - DON PAUL IS BACK AT CHANNEL 4 WHILE STU BOYER HAS RETIRED AT CHANNEL 2.


Hometown Headlines 06/22/20

A COURT BATTLE MAY DECIDE IF THE CITY OF LOCKPORT’S FIRING OF FORMER CITY CLERK RICHELLE PASCERI HOLDS UP.

 

IN THE “NY-27” CONGRESSIONAL RACE THERE ARE TWO VOTES TOMORROW FEATURING FOUR CANDIDATES.

 

BUFFALO POLICE ARE SORTING OUT SEVERAL SHOOTINGS ON SUNDAY THAT LEFT EIGHT PEOPLE WITH GUNSHOT WOUNDS.

 

NIAGARA FALLS POLICE OFFICER ERIK O’GRADY IS FACING EIGHT COUNTS OF FALSIFYING RECORDS IN AN INMATE’S DEATH.

 

IN NIAGARA FALLS ONTARIO, A MAN IS CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE COUNTS IN A FATAL HIT-AND-RUN THIS WEEKEND.

 

POLICE IN SUBURBAN ROCHESTER HAVE A SUSPECT IN CUSTODY IN A DEADLY HIT-AND-RUN THERE.

 

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

 

N.T. SENATOR ROB ORTT IS THE NEW MINORITY LEADER IN THE NEW YORK STATE SENATE.

 

AND, EASTERN NIAGARA HOSPITAL OPENS ITS DOORS TO VISITORS TODAY - WITH RESTRICTIONS.


Hometown Headlines 06/19/20

VOTERS IN THE LOCKPORT SCHOOL DISTRICT APPROVED A $105M DOLLAR SPENDING PLAN AND RETURNED THREE TRUSTEES.

 

OPPONENTS OF FRONT-RUNNER CHRIS JACOBS IN THE “NY-27” RACE ARE CRYING “FOUL” - HE SAYS IT’S A “STUNT.”

 

VIDEO OF AN APRIL TRAFFIC STOP IN LEWISTON HAS BECOME AN ISSUE IN THE COUNTY SHERIFF’S RACE.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WERE CALLED OUT TO SIX TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS THURSDAY.

 

STATE SENATORS GALLIVAN AND ORTT ARE AMONG REPUBLICANS IN THE SENATE LOOKING TO BECOME THE MINORITY LEADER.

 

GOVERNOR CUOMO IS CONSIDERING A QUARANTINE ORDER FOR VISITORS FROM FLORIDA WHERE VIRUS CASES ARE GROWING.

 

BARS AND RESTAURANTS IN NEW YORK THAT BREAK HEALTH PROTOCOL RULES WILL FACE STIFF CONSEQUENCES.

 

THE ERIE COUNTY LEGISLATURE HAS APPROVED A PLAN TO CLOSE A $138M-DOLLAR BUDGET GAP.

 

AND, THE “PIANO MAN” – BILLY JOEL – HAS MOVED HIS AUGUST CONCERT AT NEW ERA FIELD TO THE SUMMER OF 2021.


Hometown Headlines 06/18/20

ABOUT 125 PEOPLE MARCHED IN A PEACEFUL VIGIL LAST NIGHT TO MARK THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF TROY HODGE.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WERE CALLED OUT TO A PAIR OF EMERGENCIES WEDNESDAY.

 

COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS IN WESTERN NEW YORK CONTINUE TO FALL AS THE AREA LOOKS TO PHASE FOUR OF RE-OPENING.

 

GOVERNOR CUOMO’S FINAL DAILY CORONAVIRUS BRIEFING WILL TAKE PLACE TOMORROW.

 

AN EXECUTIVE ORDER FROM THE GOVERNOR HAS DECLARED JUNETEENTH A HOLIDAY FOR ALL STATE EMPLOYEES.

 

SUMMER VACATION IS HERE AND STUDENTS AND TEACHERS STILL DON’T KNOW IF THEY’LL RETURN TO CLASSROOMS THIS FALL.

 

BOTH E-C-M-C AND CATHOLIC HEALTH HAVE ANNOUNCED REVISED VISITATION POLICIES.

 

MALLS ACROSS NEW YORK CONTINUE TO WAIT FOR WORD WHEN THEY’LL BE ALLOWED TO RE-OPEN.

 

AND, SOUTH BUFFALO’S MICHIGAN AVENUE LIFT BRIDGE CLOSES TODAY FOR SEVERAL MONTHS OF REPAIR WORK.


Hometown Headlines 06/17/20

THE BUFFALO SABRES FIRED GM JASON BOTTERILL YESTERDAY AND NAMED KEVIN ADAMS TO REPLACE HIM.

 

WNY’ERS “DINED IN” AT AREA RESTAURANTS TUESDAY AS THE REGION GLIDED INTO PHASE THREE OF RE-OPENING.

 

NO CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED AGAINST FORMER ROB ORTT AIDE ROBERT WELCH IN SUNDAY’S INCIDENT IN NORTH TONAWANDA.

 

A PEACEFUL VIGIL WILL BE HELD IN LOCKPORT THIS EVENING TO HONOR THE MEMORY OF TROY HODGE.

 

STATE SENATORS ROB ORTT AND PAT GALLIVAN ARE BOTH IN THE RUNNING FOR STATE SENATE MINORITY LEADER.

 

ONE NIAGARA COUNTY TRAFFIC ACCIDENT REPORTED TUESDAY IN THE TOWN OF WHEATFIELD.

 

BORDER AGENTS MADE A SECOND MAJOR DRUG BUST THIS MONTH WHEN THEY STOPPED 3000 POUNDS OF POT FROM COMING IN.

 

HARD WORK HAS PAID OFF AS NEW YORK NOW HAS THE LOWEST COVID-19 INFECTION RATE IN THE U.S.

 

AND, DON’T CALL 8 ANYMORE FOR CELLINO & BARNES – THEY’VE GONE THEIR SEPARATE WAYS.


Hometown Headlines 06/16/20

THE WESTERN NEW YORK REGION ROLLS INTO PHASE THREE OF THE STATE’S RE-OPENING PROCESS TODAY.

 

HEALTH OFFICIALS WILL BE WATCHING RESTAURANTS CLOSELY TO INSURE PROPER PROTOCOL MEASURES ARE FOLLOWED.

 

U-B HAS INTRODUCED IT’S “MODIFIED IN-PERSON” FORMAT FOR STUDENTS AND FACULTY RETURNING THIS FALL.

 

AN AIDE TO STATE SENATOR ROB ORTT HAS RESIGNED AFTER VIDEO CAUGHT HIM USING A RACIAL SLUR.

 

ONE NIAGARA COUNTY TRAFFIC ACCIDENT WAS REPORTED MONDAY IN THE TOWN OF LOCKPORT.

 

A BUFFALO MAN IS RECOVERING FROM A HEAD INJURY AFTER HE WAS TACKLED BY POLICE DURING AN INCIDENT YESTERDAY.

 

A FALLS MAN COPPED TO A PLEA DEAL IN FEDERAL COURT AFTER ADMITTING TO DRUG DEALING.

 

ROCHESTER P.D. HAS MADE AN ARREST IN SUNDAY’S FATAL SHOOTING OF TRENTON COOK.

 

AND, THE GOVERNOR HAS SIGNED OFF ON THREE MORE POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY MEASURES.


Hometown Headlines 06/15/20

BUFFALO POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING WHAT CAUSED A CRASH ON BAILEY AVENUE SUNDAY THAT KILLED A BICYCLIST.

 

A SATURDAY MORNING SHOOTING IN THE QUEEN CITY’S RIVERSIDE SECTION IS UNDER INVESTIGATION.

 

AMHERST POLICE FOUND NO EVIDENCE OF A SHOOTING AFTER MULTIPLE CALLS OF “SHOTS FIRED” YESTERDAY.

 

CANADIAN FIRST RESPONDERS SNATCHED A FEMALE HIKER FROM RAGING WATERS IN THE LOWER NIAGARA SUNDAY.

 

TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY OVER THE WEEKEND – IN LOCKPORT AND N.T.

 

ANOTHER HOMICIDE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION IN ROCHESTER AFTER A SUNDAY SHOOTING ON NORTH CLINTON.

 

ROCHESTER POLICE ARE MOURNING THE DEATH OF A FELLOW OFFICER KILLED IN A BIKE ACCIDENT LAST WEEK.

 

THIRD STREET LIQUORS IN NIAGARA FALLS WAS STRUCK BY THIEVES THREE TIMES IN FOUR DAYS LAST WEEK.

 

AND, THE WESTERN NEW YORK REGION IS ON TRACK TO ENTER PHASE THREE OF RE-OPENING THE ECONOMY TOMORROW.


Hometown Headlines 06/12/20

WITH HOSPITALIZATIONS DOWN, THE W-N-Y REGION APPEARS READY TO ENTER PHASE THREE OF THE RE-OPENING PROCESS.

 

LT GOVERNOR KATHY HOCHUL VISITED MAYORS AND BUSINESSES IN LOCKPORT AND NIAGARA FALLS YESTERDAY.

 

STATE LAWMAKERS IN ALBANY ARE MOVING FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT REFORM TO PANDEMIC FALLOUT.

 

FORMER LPD OFFICER MARK WALLACE HAS DROPPED HIS LAWSUIT AGAINST THE CITY OF LOCKPORT.

 

BUFFALO P.D. NOW HAS A HOMICIDE TO INVESTIGATE AFTER A TUESDAY NIGHT SHOOTING VICTIM DIED.

 

FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY ROADWAYS THURSDAY.

 

ROCHESTER POLICE ARE MOURNING THE DEATH OF A FELLOW OFFICER KILLED IN A BIKE ACCIDENT IN CANANDAIGUA.

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP PHONED CHRIS JACOBS FROM AIR FORCE ONE YESTERDAY TO RE-AFFIRM HIS SUPPORT FOR HIS CANDIDACY.

 

AND, A RECORD NUMBER OF ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUESTS HAVE BEEN MADE FOR UPCOMING AREA ELECTIONS.


Hometown Headlines 06/11/20

LT GOVERNOR KATHY HOCHUL VISITS LOCKPORT AND THE FALLS TODAY JUST AHEAD OF PHASE 3 OF THE RE-OPENING PROCESS.

 

A TOTAL OF THREE DEATHS FROM COVID-19 WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA AND ERIE COUNTIES WEDNESDAY.

 

ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT REPORTED IN NIAGARA FALLS WHERE CITY POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A STABBING AT PACKARD CT.

 

EMERGENCY CREWS FROM VOLUNTEER FIRE CO’S RESPONDED TO NUMEROUS TREES AND WIRES DOWN OVERNIGHT.

 

LOCKPORT DETECTIVES ARE INVESTIGATING A THIRD “SHOTS FIRED” CALL FROM TUESDAY.

 

BUFFALO MAYOR BYRON BROWN HAS ANNOUNCED A NUMBER OF REFORMS FOR THE CITY’S POLICE DEPARTMENT.

 

ALBANY LAWMAKERS HAVE APPROVED THE FINAL TWO PIECES OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM LEGISLATION.

 

IN GENESEO, THE MAN ACCUSED OF STABBING A WOMAN AT A WALMART HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY.

 

AND, IT NOW LOOKS LIKE THE U.S.-CANADIAN BORDER WILL REMAIN CLOSED INTO JULY.


Hometown Headlines 06/10/20

THE W-N-Y REGION REMAINS ON TRACK TO ENTER PHASE THREE OF RE-OPENING THE ECONOMY NEXT WEEK.

 

HOSPITALIZATIONS, DEATHS AND INFECTIONS FROM COVID-19 ARE ALL DOWN IN NIAGARA AND ERIE COUNTIES.

 

THE GOVERNOR LAUNCHED INTO A RANT AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP FOR HIS COMMENTS ON LAST WEEK’S INCIDENT IN BFLO.

 

DEMOCRAT LAWMAKERS IN ALBANY ARE CHURNING OUT CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM LEGISLATION FOR CUOMO’S SIGNATURE.

 

THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS TUESDAY.

 

MORE GUNFIRE ON THE STREETS OF ROCHESTER INJURED TWO YOUNG MEN YESTERDAY.

 

IN GENESEO, A WOMAN WAS STABBED WHILE SHOPPING AT WALMART IN AN APPARENTLY UNPROVOKED ATTACK.

 

DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE NATE McMURRAY IS SUING THE ELECTIONS BOARD IN ERIE COUNTY.

 

AND, IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR WORK, GEICO IN BUFFALO MAY BE LOOKING FOR YOU.


Hometown Headlines 06/09/20

ONE PERSON WAS INJURED IN AN OVERNIGHT SHOOTING ON WASHBURN STREET IN LOCKPORT.

 

THE W-N-Y REGION IS ON TRACK TO ENTER PHASE THREE OF RE-OPENING THE ECONOMY – LIKELY NEXT WEEK.

 

THE SENECA NATION HAS SET THE SCHEDULE FOR RE-OPENING ITS WESTERN NEW YORK GAMING PROPERTIES.

 

THE MAN INJURED LAST THURSDAY AT NIAGARA SQUARE REMAINS IN SERIOUS BUT STABLE CONDITION AT E-C-M-C.

 

BUFFALO GANG MEMBER MAURICE RICE IS GOING TO STATE PRISON FOR 19 YEARS FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING.

 

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

 

ROCHESTER POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A SHOOTING THAT KILLED ONE VICTIM AND INJURED ANOTHER.

 

SHORELINE FLOODING ALONG LAKE ONTARIO SHOULD NOT BE AN ISSUE THIS SUMMER.

 

AND, STARTING TODAY, RELATIVES OF CANADIANS CAN CROSS THE BORDER TO VISIT FAMILY MEMBERS.


Hometown Headlines 06/08/20

THERE WERE THREE PEACEFUL PROTESTS AGAINST POLICE MISCONDUCT IN BUFFALO SUNDAY.

 

TWO BUFFALO POLICE OFFICERS HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING A MAN LAST THURSDAY AT NIAGARA SQUARE.

 

MORE VIRUS CASES REPORTED AS THE W-N-Y REGION LOOKS FORWARD TO PHASE THREE OF RE-OPENING THE ECONOMY.

 

POLICE INVESTIGATORS IN BUFFALO ARE LOOKING INTO THREE HOMICIDES THAT HAPPENED OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

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

 

THERE WAS A HELICOPTER RESCUE SATURDAY ON THE CANADIAN SIDE OF THE NIAGARA RIVER GORGE.

 

THE RE-OPENING OF THE U.S.-CANADIAN BORDER IS SET TO HAPPEN TWO WEEKS FROM TODAY – MAYBE!

 

SOME LOCKPORT RESTAURANTS TOOK ADVANTAGE OF GREAT WEATHER AND OUTDOOR SEATING THIS WEEKEND.

 

AND, COMMENCEMENTS AND CAMPING ARE AMONG ACTIVITIES THAT ARE POPPING UP OUTDOORS THESE DAYS.


Hometown Headlines 06/05/20

TWO BUFFALO POLICE OFFICERS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED AFTER A PROTESTOR WAS INJURED IN NIAGARA SQUARE.

 

BUFFALO MAYOR BROWN WANTS TO BAN CHOKE HOLDS THAT POLICE SAY WERE NEVER POLICY TO BEGIN WITH.

 

CITY LEADERS IN NIAGARA FALLS EXPECT AN ORGANIZED PROTEST THERE TO BE PEACEFUL TODAY.

 

NEW DATA SHOWS THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS IN W-N-Y HAS SLOWED DRAMATICALLY OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS.

 

STATE POLICE CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE YESTERDAY’S DOUBLE FATAL CAR CRASH ON THE THRUWAY NEAR EXIT 49.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON THE SCENE OF SIX TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS THURSDAY.

 

IN ROCHESTER, POLICE ARE PREPARING FOR MORE POSSIBLE VIOLENT PROTESTS THIS WEEKEND.

 

J.C. PENNEY STORES IN BATAVIA AND CANANDAIGUA ARE ON THE RETAILERS LIST TO BE CLOSED.

 

AND, THE LOCKPORT HIGH CLASS OF 2020 WILL CELEBRATE ITS GRADUATION WITH A PARADE ON JUNE 20TH.


Hometown Headlines 06/04/20

WITH A CURFEW IN PLACE, WEDNESDAY’S PEACEFUL PROTESTS IN BFLO PASSED WITH NO REPORTS OF VIOLENCE OR LOOTING.

 

THE BUFFALO WOMAN WHO RAN DOWN THREE POLICE OFFICERS HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH FIVE FELONIES.

 

BEGINNING TODAY, OUTDOOR DINING WILL BE ALLOWED AT SOME NEW YORK STATE RESTAURANTS.

 

LT GOVERNOR HOCHUL SAYS ALL HOSPITALS IN ERIE COUNTY HAVE BEEN APPROVED TO RESUME ELECTIVE SURGERIES.

 

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

 

WE HAVE TAX LEVY INFORMATION FOR NIAGARA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS NOT REPORTED ON WEDNESDAY.

 

A BUFFALO MAN IS UNDER ARREST FOR USING FACEBOOK TO ATTEMPT TO INCITE A RIOT.

 

FEDERAL AGENTS AND BUFFALO POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR SUSPECTS IN A PAWN SHOP THEFT OF WEAPONS.

 

AND, CASH TOLL COLLECTIONS HAVE RESUMED ON THE NEW YORK STATE THRUWAY – AT LEAST UNTIL THE END OF THE YEAR.


Hometown Headlines 06/03/20

THE THREE POLICE OFFICERS INJURED WHEN THEY WERE RUN DOWN DURING PROTESTS IN BUFFALO HAVE BEEN ID’D.

 

BUFFALO MAYOR BYRON BROWN HAS ORDERED A CURFEW IN THE QUEEN CITY FROM 8PM TO 5 AM THRU THIS SUNDAY.

 

MORE COVID-19 DEATHS WERE REPORTED AS THE W-N-Y REGION ROLLED INTO PHASE TWO OF RE-STARTING THE ECONOMY.

 

THE GOVERNOR SAYS SUMMER “DAY CAMPS” IN NEW YORK CAN OPEN AT THE END OF JUNE.

 

THE LOCKPORT CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT SAYS THE ABSENTEE BALLOTS ARE “IN THE MAIL” FOR NEXT TUESDAY’S ELECTION.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON THE SCENE OF A SINGLE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT EARLY YESTERDAY.

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS RE-STATED HIS ENDORSEMENT FOR CHRIS JACOBS FOR THE “NY-27” CONGRESSIONAL SEAT.

 

FIRE INVESTIGATORS IN ROCHESTER ARE LOOKING INTO A “SUSPICIOUS” FIRE AT THE CITY’S BRONX MARKET.

 

AND, IN SPORTS, THE BUFFALO BILLS WILL TRAIN IN ORCHARD PARK THIS SUMMER – NOT AT ST JOHN FISHER.


Hometown Headlines 06/02/20

RETAIL, BARBERS AND HAIRDRESSERS ARE BACK AS THE W-N-Y REGION ROLLS INTO PHASE TWO OF RE-STARTING THE ECONOMY.

 

TWO POLICE OFFICERS WERE INJURED AS PROTESTS TURNED VIOLENT IN BUFFALO LAST NIGHT.

 

THE MAN ARRESTED FOR STARTING A FIRE AT BUFFALO CITY HALL SATURDAY COULD FACE 20 YEARS IN PRISON.

 

ABOUT A HUNDRED PROTESTORS DEMONSTRATED PEACEFULLY IN AN ORGANIZED EVENT AT LOCKPORT CITY HALL MONDAY.

 

LOCKPORT FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON THE SCENE OF TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN THE CITY YESTERDAY.

 

POLICE IN ORCHARD PARK ROUNDED UP SIX PEOPLE IN CONNECTION WITH A TRIO OF BURGLARIES AT TARGET STORES.

 

THE FAMILY OF BUFFALO BUSINESSMAN MARK CROCE IS SUING A HELICOPTER MAKER OVER HIS DEATH.

 

ROCHESTER P.D. IS ASKING FOR HELP IN TRACKING DOWN LOOTERS AND VANDALS FROM LAST WEEKEND’S RIOT.

 

AND, LOCKPORT’S MONDAY NIGHT CRUISE HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE SUMMER OF 2020.


Hometown Headlines 06/01/20

PEACEFUL PROTESTS TURNED INTO RIOTS IN BUFFALO, ROCHESTER AND ACROSS AMERICA OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

DENTAL OFFICES OPEN TODAY AS THE W-N-Y REGION LOOKS TO BEGIN PHASE TWO OF RE-STARTING THE ECONOMY.

 

MAJOR SUMMER FAIRS AND FESTIVALS CONTINUE TO FALL VICTIM TO THE PANDEMIC HERE AND IN CANADA.

 

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

 

SOME COUNTY RESIDENTS ARE STILL WAITING FOR MAIL-IN BALLOTS FOR NEXT TUESDAY’S SCHOOL ELECTIONS.

 

PENDLETON HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT JEFFREY STOWELL HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO GRAND LARCENY CHARGES.

 

ROCHESTER P.D. IS LOOKING INTO ANOTHER SHOOTING THAT HAPPENED ON WREN STREET LAST NIGHT.

 

WESTERN NEW YORK DRIVERS ARE PAYING A LITTLE LESS FOR GAS THIS WEEK.

 

AND, LONG-TIME BUFFALO RADIO PERSONALITY GEORGE HAMBERGER DIED FRIDAY AT AGE 73.


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