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Hometown Headlines Archives for 2020-12

Hometown Headlines 12/31/20

TWELVE INMATES AT NIAGARA COUNTY JAIL ARE EXPECTED TO RECOVER AFTER TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID-19.

 

THE NIAGARA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT REPORTED THREE VIRUS DEATHS AND 182 NEW CASES OF COVID YESTERDAY.

 

IN ERIE COUNTY – 554 NEW INFECTIONS WERE ANNOUNCED WEDNESDAY PUSHING THEIR PANDEMIC TOTAL OVER 40,000.

 

BUFFALO P.D. BELIEVE THEY’VE LOCATED THE LUXURY CAR INVOLVED IN AN INJURY HIT-AND-RUN CHRISTMAS NIGHT.

 

THERE WERE THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS WEDNESDAY.

 

QUEEN CITY FIRE INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING INTO WHAT STARTED A BLAZE THAT INJURED TWO.

 

IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A HOUSE FIRE IN AVON CLAIMED ONE LIFE LAST NIGHT.

 

THE LOCKPORT COMMON COUNCIL SPENT MOST OF LAST NIGHT’S MEETING IN “EXECUTIVE SESSION.”

 

AND THERE WILL BE “FANS IN THE STANDS” WHEN THE BILLS HOST THEIR FIRST PLAYOFF GAME IN 25 YEARS NEXT MONTH.


Hometown Headlines 12/30/20

THERE IS NEW INFORMATION ON THE TRIPLE FATAL HIGH-SPEED HEAD-ON CRASH IN BUFFALO MONDAY AFTERNOON.

 

QUEEN CITY COPS ARE INVESTIGATING THE LATEST INCIDENT OF GUN VIOLENCE ON BUFFALO’S EAST SIDE.

 

NEW DATA REVEALS DECEMBER AS THE DEADLIEST OF THE ON-GOING PANDEMIC IN WESTERN NEW YORK.

 

THE NIAGARA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT REPORTED 303 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 AT YESTERDAY’S UPDATE.

 

THERE WERE THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS TUESDAY.

 

COUNTY OFFICIALS HAVE STRUCK A DEAL WITH THE STATE D-E-C THAT COULD BRING IN MILLIONS IN DELINQUENT TAXES.

 

IN ROCHESTER - POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE PERSON WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER IN THAT CITY’S LATEST HOMICIDE.

 

THREE NIAGARA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS WILL KEEP CURRENT “INSTRUCTION MODELS” WHEN CLASSES RESUME.

 

AND G-M KEVIN ADAMS OF THE BUFFALO SABRES IS TALKING WITH THE STATE ABOUT “FANS IN THE STANDS” THIS SEASON.


Hometown Headlines 12/29/20

THREE PEOPLE DIED IN A HIGH-SPEED HEAD-ON CRASH ON BUFFALO’S EAST SIDE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.

 

THERE WERE THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ON NIAGARA ROADWAYS MONDAY – TWO OF THEM IN NORTH TONAWANDA.

 

THE FINGER LAKES REGION HAS REPLACED W-N-Y AS HAVING THE HIGHEST POSITIVITY RATE AND MOST HOSPITALIZATIONS.

 

THE NIAGARA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT REPORTED THREE COVID DEATHS AND 299 NEW CASES OVER CHRISTMAS WEEKEND.

 

64-THOUSAND HEALTHCARE WORKERS ARE SCHEDULED TO BE VACCINATED BY THE END OF THE WEEK IN WESTERN NEW YORK.

 

A CHEEKTOWAGA WOMAN IS FACING A FEDERAL PRISON TERM AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO DEALING DRUGS.

 

IN ROCHESTER - A POLICE OFFICER IS PREPARING A LAWSUIT AFTER HE WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.

 

THE BUFFALO ZOO, FEEDMORE/WNY AND E-C-C WILL SHARE $1.8M-DOLLARS IN YEAR-END COVID-19 RELIEF FUNDING.

 

AND THE AFC EAST CHAMPION BUFFALO BILLS PASTED THE PATRIOTS 38-9 ON MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL LAST NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 12/28/20

DEATH STRUCK TWICE ON ERIE COUNTY HIGHWAYS EARLY ON CHRISTMAS EVE.

 

THE LONG HOLIDAY WEEKEND BEGAN WITH A “BANG” IN NIAGARA FALLS WHEN TWO MEN BLEW OUT A WINDOW WITH A SHOTGUN.

 

STREET CREWS IN BUFFALO ARE STILL CLEANING UP FROM THE “WHITE CHRISTMAS” THAT DUMPED A FOOT AND A HALF OF SNOW.

 

THE NIAGARA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT REPORTED ONE COVID DEATH CHRISTMAS EVE AND 175 NEW VIRUS CASES.

 

THERE WERE TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ON NIAGARA ROADWAYS SUNDAY AND N-T ASSISTED AT A TONAWANDA FIRE.

 

IN ROCHESTER - THREE FIREFIGHTERS WERE INJURED SUNDAY WHEN A ROOF COLLAPSED AS THEY BATTLED A BLAZE.

 

BUFFALO PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL EXTEND DOZENS OF “VIRTUAL LEARNING CENTERS” UNTIL FEBRUARY FIRST.

 

STATE LAWMAKERS MEET IN SPECIAL SESSION TODAY TO EXTEND THE NEW YORK BAN ON EVICTIONS UNTIL MAY.

 

AND THE AFC EAST CHAMPION BUFFALO BILLS PLAY THE PATRIOTS ON MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL TONIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 12/24/20

WEATHERMEN IN WESTERN NEW YORK SAY GET READY FOR A “WHITE CHRISTMAS” WHEN YOU WAKE UP TOMORROW.

 

ERIE COUNTY EMERGENCY CREWS ARE CLEARING A FATAL OVERNIGHT ACCIDENT ON MILLERSPORT NEAR U-B.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND A FIRE YESTERDAY.

 

THE NIAGARA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT REPORTED ONE COVID DEATH WEDNESDAY AND 128 NEW CASES.

 

HOSPITALS IN NEW YORK STATE ARE GEARING UP FOR THAT MORE “AGGRESSIVE” STRAIN OF COVID-19 FROM THE U-K.

 

ERIE COUNTY OFFICIALS ARE WORKING ON THE POSSIBILITY OF “FANS IN THE STANDS” FOR A BILLS PLAYOFF GAME.

 

AFTER MONTHS OF WAITING, THE BUFFALO SABRES AND THE N-H-L ARE ALL SET FOR HOCKEY IN 2021.

 

RESIDENTS OF GOWANDA ARE PETITIONING GOVERNOR CUOMO TO REVERSE THE DECISION TO CLOSE ITS LOCAL PRISON.

 

AND THE AFC EAST CHAMPION BUFFALO BILLS WILL PLAY THE PATRIOTS ON MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL.


Hometown Headlines 12/23/20

FORMER CONGRESSMAN CHRIS COLLINS IS GETTING OUT OF PRISON AFTER HE WAS PARDONED BY PRESIDENT TRUMP.

 

AS NEW YORKERS ROLL UP THEIR SLEEVES - MORE DOSES OF THE COVID-19 VACCINE ARE COMING THIS WAY.

 

THE NIAGARA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT REPORTED TWO MORE COVID-19 DEATHS AND 155 NEW INFECTIONS ON TUESDAY.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT FIVE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND A FIRE YESTERDAY.

 

A REPEAT OFFENDER FROM THE FALLS IS FACING 15 COUNTS – INCLUDING 5 FELONIES - AFTER A MONDAY MORNING CRASH.

 

A LOCKPORT MAN WAS ARRESTED FOR AGGRAVATED D-W-I AFTER CRASHING HIS CAR ON ROUTE 31 IN CAMBRIA MONDAY.

 

THE 300 FACIAL RECOGNITION CAMERAS IN LOCKPORT CITY SCHOOLS MUST BE TURNED OFF AFTER A NEW STATE BAN.

 

IN ROCHESTER - A POLICE OFFICER WAS SHOT IN THE LINE OF DUTY YESTERDAY – HE’S OUT OF THE HOSPITAL.

 

AND THE GRAND PRIZE WINNERS OF LOCKPORT’S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS CHALLENGE HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED.


Hometown Headlines 12/22/20

THE DECEMBER DEATH TOLL FROM COVID-19 IN ERIE COUNTY MAY BE THE DEADLIEST SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN.

 

THE 3-DAY WEEKEND IN NIAGARA COUNTY ACCOUNTED FOR THREE COVID-19 DEATHS AND 435 NEW INFECTIONS.

 

HEALTH EXPERTS IN NEW YORK ARE OFFERING ADVICE ON HOW TO HAVE A SAFE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY.

 

PASSENGERS ON FLIGHTS COMING INTO THE U-S FROM THE U-K WILL NOW BE TESTED FOR CORONAVIRUS.

 

THE VILLAGE OF GOWANDA IS REELING FROM THE NEWS THAT THE LOCAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITY WILL CLOSE IN 2021.

 

THERE HAS BEEN ANOTHER DELAY IN THE COUNTY MURDER TRIAL OF JOSEPH BELSTADT.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT FIVE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS MONDAY.

 

GAS PRICES AT PUMPS IN WESTERN NEW YORK JUMPED UP BY A NICKEL JUST AHEAD OF THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY.

 

AND FIVE BUFFALO BILLS (INCLUDING JOSH ALLEN) HAVE BEEN NAMED TO THE AFC PRO BOWL TEAM FOR 2020.


Hometown Headlines 12/21/20

AS THE ERIE COUNTY COVID DEATH TOLL REACHED 183 FOR DECEMBER – NIAGARA COUNTY REPORTED 151 NEW INFECTIONS.

 

NURSING HOMES ACROSS NEW YORK WILL BEGIN VACCINATING STAFF AND RESIDENTS TODAY.

 

THE GOVERNOR IS CALLING ON THE FEDS TO PREVENT A NEW STRAIN OF COVID-19 IN THE U-K FROM GETTING INTO THE U-S.

 

BILLS’ FANS MAY BE CELEBRATING THE TEAM’S AFC EAST TITLE BY ATTENDING HOME PLAYOFFS GAMES NEXT MONTH.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

ONE MINOR INJURY WAS REPORTED AS TWO PROTESTS WERE HELD IN BUFFALO OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

A LOCKPORT MAN WAS IN STATE SUPREME COURT FRIDAY WHERE HE PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO ENDANGERMENT AND GUN CHARGES.

 

POLICE IN THE FALLS THINK THEY MAY HAVE NABBED “THE GRINCH THAT STOLE CHRISTMAS” – A PORCH PIRATE.

 

AND THE BILLS BEAT THE BRONCOS SATURDAY TO WIN THEIR FIRST AFC EAST TITLE IN 25 YEARS.


Hometown Headlines 12/18/20

A “POLICE POLICY REVIEW” HAS REVEALED THE L-P-D HAS A PUBLIC PERCEPTION PROBLEM.

 

IN NIAGARA FALLS – POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A HOMICIDE AFTER A STABBING VICTIM DIED YESTERDAY.

 

A NORTH TONAWANDA MAN HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH IMPAIRED DRIVING AFTER CRASHING INTO A PARKED CAR THIS WEEK.

 

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

 

YESTERDAY – NIAGARA COUNTY REPORTED 169 NEW CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 AND 30 HOSPITALIZATIONS.

 

MORE THAN 40 BUFFALO P.D. OFFICERS FROM THE CITY’S TRAFFIC UNIT HAVE BEEN REDEPLOYED.

 

REMOTE LEARNING WILL STAY IN EFFECT AT LOCKPORT’S ANNA MERRITT ELEMENTARY UNTIL NEXT TUESDAY.

 

U-B HAS ANNOUNCED A FEBRUARY FIRST START DATE FOR THE SPRING SEMESTER.

 

AND THE UNBEATEN U-B BULLS PLAY BALL STATE FOR THE MAC TITLE TONIGHT AND THE BILLS MEET THE BRONCOS TOM’R.


Hometown Headlines 12/17/20

THE RED CROSS IS ASSISTING 11 PEOPLE AFTER FIRE RAVAGED THREE HOMES ON BUFFALO’S EAST SIDE.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE CALLED OUT TO FIVE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WEDNESDAY – THREE OF THEM IN N-T.

 

YESTERDAY – NIAGARA COUNTY REPORTED THREE MORE VIRUS DEATHS AND 117 NEW CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID.

 

A LOCKPORT MAN WAS ARRESTED THIS WEEK FOR DRIVING DRUNK WITH KIDS IN THE CAR – VIOLATING LEANDRA’S LAW.

 

TWO AREA MEN PLEADED NOT GUILTY AT THEIR ARRAIGNMENTS IN STATE SUPREME COURT THIS WEEK.

 

THE GOVERNOR ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY THAT CATHOLIC HEALTH WILL LEAD THE STATE’S VACCINATION PLAN IN W-N-Y.

 

REMOTE LEARNING WILL STAY IN EFFECT AT LOCKPORT’S ANNA MERRITT ELEMENTARY UNTIL NEXT TUESDAY.

 

ERIE COUNTY D-A JOHN FLYNN HAS SOME TIPS TO HELP YOU THWART “PORCH PIRATES” JUST AHEAD OF CHRISTMAS.

 

AND FRIGID TEMPERATURES HAVE PROMPTED LOCKPORT TO DECLARE ANOTHER “CODE BLUE” TONIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 12/16/20

FRONTLINE WORKERS ACROSS AMERICA ARE ROLLING UP THEIR SLEEVES AS THE COVID-19 VACCINE HAS ARRIVED.

 

YESTERDAY – NIAGARA COUNTY REPORTED ONE MORE VIRUS DEATH AND 172 NEW CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID.

 

A LEWISTON MAN WILL SPEND HIS NEXT 25 YEARS BEHIND BARS FOR TORTURING HIS GRANDCHILDREN.

 

TWO AREA WOMEN HAVE PLEADED GUILTY TO STEALING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FROM THEIR EMPLOYERS.

 

BUFFALO POLICE ARE ASKING FOR HELP FROM THE PUBLIC IN ROUNDING UP FOUR SUSPECTS IN A RECENT SHOOTING.

 

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

 

A LOCKPORT WOMAN IS CHARGED WITH D-W-I AFTER LPD FOUND HER ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL EARLY MONDAY.

 

IN THE ROCHESTER SUBURB OF GREECE – POLICE ARE LOOKING INTO A SHOOTING AND A FATAL HIT-AND-RUN.

 

AND FRIGID TEMPERATURES HAVE PROMPTED LOCKPORT TO DECLARE A “CODE BLUE” TONIGHT AND TOM’R NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 12/15/20

THE STATE HAS DECLARED MORE AREAS OF NIAGARA COUNTY AS A “YELLOW ZONE” – MEANING NEW RESTRICTIONS.

 

YESTERDAY – THE COUNTY REPORTED FOUR MORE COVID-19 DEATHS AND 278 NEW INFECTIONS FROM FRI-SAT-SUN.

 

ONLY A SMALL NUMBER OF THE FIRST PHASE PFIZER VACCINES WILL BE COMING TO NIAGARA COUNTY.

 

GOVERNOR CUOMO WENT PUBLIC MONDAY TO DENY ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT FROM A FORMER AIDE.

 

THE MOTHER OF TROY HODGE IS CALLING FOR POLICE REFORM BEFORE SETTLING A WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT WITH LOCKPORT

 

THE TEENAGER CHARGED IN THE LOCKPORT “HALLOWEEN PARTY MURDER” IS NOW FACING FELONY ESCAPE COUNTS.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE CALLED OUT TO A PAIR OF ACCIDENTS IN THE TOWN OF LOCKPORT MONDAY.

 

IN THE ROCHESTER SUBURB OF GREECE – POLICE HAVE ARRESTED A MAN IN A FATAL HIT-AND-RUN THIS WEEKEND.

 

AND GENERAL MOTORS IS INVESTING $70M IN THE TONAWANDA ENGINE PLANT.


Hometown Headlines 12/14/20

ON FRIDAY - NIAGARA COUNTY REPORTED ANOTHER COVID-19 DEATH AND 194 NEW VIRUS INFECTIONS.

 

IN ERIE COUNTY – HAIR SALONS AND FITNESS CENTERS CAN WELCOME CUSTOMERS BACK TODAY (ON A LIMITED BASIS).

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WERE CALLED TO ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT, A RESCUE AND A BARN FIRE SUNDAY.

 

IN BUFFALO – A HALF DOZEN PEOPLE WENT TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER A WEEKEND BLAZE ON THE CITY’S WEST SIDE.

 

FRIDAY EVENING – AN ELDERLY WOMAN WAS STRUCK AND KILLED AND TWO MEN ARE IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER BEING SHOT.

 

A LOCKPORT MAN WAS ARRESTED LAST WEEK AND CHARGED ON FOUR COUNTS AFTER AN INCIDENT ON WASHBURN STREET.

 

A FORMER AIDE TO GOVERNOR CUOMO HAS GONE ON TWITTER TO ACCUSE HIM OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT.

 

MEMBERS OF NEW YORK’S ELECTORAL COLLEGE WILL PLEDGE THE STATE’S 29 ELECTORAL VOTES TO JOE BIDEN TODAY.

 

AND THE BILLS SPANKED THE STEELERS 26-15 LAST NIGHT AND THE U-B BULLS ARE NOW RANKED #23 IN THE COUNTRY.


Hometown Headlines 12/11/20

SEVEN RECENT COVID-19 DEATHS HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED AT OUR LADY OF PEACE NURSING HOME IN LEWISTON.

 

IN ERIE COUNTY - HOSPITAL BEDS ARE FILLING UP FAST AS THE NUMBER OF VIRUS CASES CONTINUE TO INCREASE.

 

YESTERDAY - NIAGARA COUNTY REPORTED ANOTHER COVID-19 DEATH AND 167 NEW VIRUS INFECTIONS.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN THE COUNTY WERE CALLED OUT TO A PAIR OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS THURSDAY.

 

A SPRINGVILLE MAN IS IN JAIL WITHOUT BAIL ON A MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE FOLLOWING A FIGHT.

 

IN WYOMING COUNTY – A MAN IS FACING PRISON TIME AFTER A HIGH-SPEED CRASH IN APRIL KILLED HIS PASSENGER.

 

MORE INFORMATION IS EXPECTED TODAY IN AN EXPLOSION AND FIRE IN ALBION LAST WEEKEND.

 

POLICE IN THE ROCHESTER SUBURB OF GATES DON’T EXPECT THE CAUSE OF A HOUSE EXPLOSION TO BE KNOWN FOR WEEKS.

 

AND THE U-B BULLS CLOSE OUT THEIR REGULAR SEASON TOM’R AND THE BILLS HOST THE STEELERS IN PRIMETIME SUNDAY.


Hometown Headlines 12/10/20

THERE IS NEW DATA SUGGESTING THE 2ND WAVE OF COVID-19 IN W-N-Y COULD BE DEADLIER THAN THE FIRST.

 

THE FIRST DOSES OF THE PFIZER VIRUS VACCINE MAY SHIP TO WESTERN NEW YORK AS EARLY AS THIS WEEKEND.

 

YESTERDAY NIAGARA COUNTY REPORTED 135 NEW VIRUS INFECTIONS - BUT A DECREASE IN TOTAL ACTIVE CASES.

 

HOSPITAL BEDS IN WESTERN NEW YORK ARE BECOMING SCARCE AS TREATMENT FOR COVID-19 CASES INCREASE.

 

SECTION SIX STUDENT-ATHLETES HAVE HAD THEIR WINTER SPORTS SEASON DELAYED UNTIL AT LEAST JANUARY 4TH.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE CALLED OUT TO ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT AND A FIRE IN WHEATFIELD WEDNESDAY.

 

THERE WAS A BRIEF VIRTUAL HEARING YESTERDAY IN THE SEX CRIME CASE AGAINST ATTORNEY NICHOLAS D’ANGELO.

 

EMERGENCY CREWS IN THE ROCHESTER SUBURB OF GATES ARE INVESTIGATING A HOUSE EXPLOSION.

 

AND THE U-B BULLS ARE IN THE MAC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME AND JOSH ALLEN IS THE AFC OFFENSIVE PLAYER-OF-THE-WEEK.


Hometown Headlines 12/09/20

THE NIAGARA COUNTY LEGISLATURE APPROVED THE 2021 BUDGET ON A VOTE ALONG PARTY LINES TUESDAY NIGHT.

 

ANOTHER COVID-19 DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE COUNTY YESTERDAY ALONG WITH 219 NEW VIRUS INFECTIONS.

 

IN ERIE COUNTY – TWO LEGISLATORS ARE QUARANTINED AT HOME AFTER TESTING POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS.

 

HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE PREDICTING A TOUGH HOLIDAY SEASON AS VIRUS CASES CONTINUE TO SPIKE ACROSS THE AREA.

 

THERE’S BEEN A PLEA DEAL IN THE MARCH FIRST FATAL HOME INVASION ON THE TUSCARORA RESERVATION.

 

TWO MEN IN THEIR 20’S FIND THEIR NAMES ON OUR REPORT OF AREA POLICE ARRESTS.

 

NEW YORK’S TWO U.S. SENATORS ARE ASKING THE I-J-C TO STEP UP THE WATER OUTFLOWS IN LAKE ONTARIO.

 

WITH IN-PERSON BRIEFINGS PUT ON HOLD - THE GOVERNOR’S PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY WILL BE BROADCAST ON-LINE.

 

AND THE RAVENS CRUSHED THE COWBOYS 34-17 IN YET ANOTHER EDITION OF TUESDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL.


Hometown Headlines 12/08/20

COVID-19 HAS HIT THE COUNTY COURT SYSTEM AS EIGHT ATTORNEYS HAVE TESTED POSITIVE OR HAD CLOSE CONTACT.

 

THE 3-DAY TOTAL OF NEW VIRUS CASES IN NIAGARA COUNTY SOARED TO 371 IN YESTERDAY’S REPORT.

 

KIDS IN SEVERAL OF ERIE COUNTY’S LARGEST SCHOOL DISTRICTS WILL BE BACK IN CLASSROOMS NEXT WEEK.

 

THE GOVERNOR SAYS INDOOR DINING LIMITS MAY RETURN IF COVID-19 HOSPITAL RATES CONTINUE TO SURGE.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WERE ON SITE AT SEVEN TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS MONDAY.

 

A BUFFALO MAN HAS PLEADED GUILTY TO MANSLAUGHTER IN THE DEATH OF HIS GIRLFRIEND’S 2-YEAR-OLD SON.

 

NIAGARA FALLS REPEAT OFFENDER DAVID SMITH IS GOING BACK TO STATE PRISON FOR A FIFTH TIME.

 

AS TEMPERATURES FALL – GAS PRICES BEGIN TO RISE AT WESTERN NEW YORK PUMPS.

 

AND THE BILLS OUTSCORED THE 49ERS 34-24 ON MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL AND THE STEELERS LOST THEIR FIRST GAME.


Hometown Headlines 12/07/20

TWO MORE COVID-19 DEATHS AND 143 NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY FRIDAY.

 

THE COVID SURGE IN ERIE COUNTY SOARED TO 526 NEW INFECTIONS SATURDAY WITH A POSITIVITY RATE OF 8%!

 

LOCKPORT SCHOOLS ARE GOING TO A “REMOTE-ONLY” LEARNING MODEL FOR A MONTH STARTING NEXT MONDAY.

 

THE F-B-I IS NOW INVOLVED IN A WEEKEND EXPLOSION IN ALBION THAT SPARKED A TRIPLE FIRE.

 

IN NIAGARA FALLS – A TEENAGER IS DEAD AND ANOTHER TEEN IS CHARGED WITH HIS MURDER.

 

TROY GILLON OF LOCKPORT WILL SPEND 25 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR DEALING DRUGS ON W-N-Y STREETS.

 

BUFFALO P.D. HAS MADE AN ARREST IN A DOMESTIC HOMICIDE THAT HAPPENED LAST TUESDAY ON AMHERST STREET.

 

IN REGIONAL NEWS – FOUR HUNTERS WERE RESCUED FROM THE ICY WATERS OF CHAUTAUQUA LAKE EARLY SATURDAY.

 

AND THE BILLS PLAY THE 49ERS ON M-N-F WHILE THE U-B BULLS ARE NOW RANKED #24 IN THE COUNTRY.


Hometown Headlines 12/04/20

COVID-19 DEATH TOLLS ARE MOUNTING ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND HERE IN WESTERN NEW YORK.

 

208 NEW VIRUS CASES WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY THURSDAY - LIFTING TOTAL ACTIVE CASES TO 1224.

 

IN ALLEGANY COUNTY – FIVE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH STAFF MEMBERS HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19.

 

YESTERDAY THE GOVERNOR SAID THE COVID-19 VACCINE IS THE “WEAPON THAT IS GOING TO WIN THE WAR.”

 

EIGHT TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS – FIVE OF THEM IN LOCKPORT – WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY THURSDAY.

 

IN AMHERST – POLICE HAVE ID’D THE MAN WHO DIED EARLIER THIS WEEK AFTER HE WAS FOUND ON A TOWN STREET.

 

FREDERICK JORDAN OF BUFFALO WAS SENTENCED TO PRISON THIS WEEK FOR STABBING A MAN TO DEATH BACK IN MAY.

 

A GRAND ISLAND MAN HAS BEEN INDICTED ON FELONY CHARGES IN THE BEATING DEATH OF A NEIGHBOR’S DOG IN MARCH.

 

AND THE ERIE COUNTY LEGISLATURE HAS APPROVED A $1.7B-DOLLAR BUDGET FOR 2021 THAT INCLUDES LAYOFFS.


Hometown Headlines 12/03/20

COVID-19 VACCINES WILL ARRIVE IN NEW YORK BY DECEMBER 15TH WITH MORE TO FOLLOW BY THE 30TH.

 

110 NEW COVID-19 CASES WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY WEDNESDAY - LIFTING TOTAL ACTIVE CASES TO 1131.

 

A SANBORN WOMAN WAS ARRESTED MONDAY IN THE FALLS FOR REFUSING TO WEAR A MASK INSIDE A CROWDED STORE.

 

THE RED CROSS IS ASSISTING SEVEN PEOPLE WHO WERE LEFT HOMELESS BY YESTERDAY MORNING’S FIRE ON 8TH AVE IN NF.

 

IN BUFFALO – A MAN HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH SETTING A FIRE THAT CLAIMED THE LIFE OF HIS GIRLFRIEND’S MOTHER.

 

QUEEN CITY COPS ARE LOOKING INTO THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF A 50-YEAR-OLD MAN FOUND DEAD IN HIS APARTMENT.

 

FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS WEDNESDAY.

 

FALLS ATTORNEY NICHOLAS D’ANGELO HAS BEEN ARRAIGNED ON A 12-COUNT INDICTMENT FOR SEX CRIMES.

 

AND ELECTIVE SURGERIES AT KALEIDA’S ERIE COUNTY HOSPITALS HAVE BEEN PUT ON HOLD BY COVID-19.


Hometown Headlines 12/02/20

DETECTIVES IN NIAGARA FALLS ARE LOOKING FOR THE TRIGGER MAN IN A MIDDAY HOMICIDE TUESDAY ON 19TH STREET.

 

200 NEW COVID-19 CASES WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY TUESDAY - LIFTING ACTIVE CASES OVER THE 1000 MARK.

 

THREE NEW VIRUS CASES IN THE NEWFANE SCHOOL DISTRICT HAVE PLACED ALL 8TH-GRADERS ON REMOTE INSTRUCTION.

 

AS WE REPORTED YESTERDAY – MICHAEL WILLIAM FISHER WILL BECOME THE 15TH BISHOP OF BUFFALO IN JANUARY.

 

TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND A RESCUE IN THE ALABAMA SWAMPS REPORTED TUESDAY.

 

IN ONTARIO COUNTY – A TRUCK DRIVER IS DEAD AFTER A WRONG-WAY CRASH AT EXIT 43 ON THE THRUWAY.

 

DRIVERS TRAVELING THE THRUWAY WITHOUT AN E-Z PASS WILL PAY QUITE A BIT MORE IN TOLLS.

 

A FORMER HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT AT N-W HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO TEN YEARS PROBATION FOR RAPING A GIRL IN 2018.

 

AND THOMAS LICATA – THE “TOP COP” IN NIAGARA FALLS – IS RETIRING AFTER 30 YEARS WITH THE DEPARTMENT.


Hometown Headlines 12/01/20

DECEMBER IS HERE - AND WITH IT AN EARLY PREVIEW OF REAL WINTER WEATHER ACROSS WESTERN NEW YORK.

 

THE 5-DAY TOTAL OF NEW COVID-19 CASES IN NIAGARA COUNTY WENT OVER THE 500 MARK MONDAY.

 

THE GOVERNOR ANNOUNCED A FIVE-POINT STRATEGY YESTERDAY FOR SLOWING THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 IN NEW YORK.

 

ORCHARD PARK GYM OWNER ROBBY DINERO IS TAKING “THE GOV” TO COURT OVER VIRUS RESTRICTIONS.

 

ELECTIVE SURGERIES WILL BE PUT ON HOLD AT ALL ERIE COUNTY HOSPITALS BEGINNING THIS FRIDAY.

 

THE COMMON COUNCIL HAS PUT THE “OVERRIDE” STAMP ON A HALF DOZEN OF MAYOR ROMAN’S RECENT VETOES.

 

THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY ROADWAYS MONDAY.

 

IN BUFFALO – QUEEN CITY COPS ARE LOOKING INTO ANOTHER SHOOTING FROM EARLY LAST EVENING ON DEER STREET.

 

AND THE BILLS ARE GOING BACK TO ARIZONA TO PLAY THE 49ERS THIS MONDAY NIGHT.


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