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Hometown Headlines Archives for 2021-02

Hometown Headlines 2/26/21

For the first time in months, most nursing homes across New York State will start allowing visitors back inside their facilities today.

 

New York Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker maintains the state's policies didn't lead to increased coronavirus deaths at nursing homes.

 

Representative Brian Higgins is lobbying in Washington to reopen the U.S / Canadian border by July 4th.

 

The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office responded to a basement apartment fire at 6732 Akron Road in Lockport Thursday; no injuries reported.

 

A former Niagara Falls high school basketball coach is facing accusations of sexually abusing a student.  Pat Monti is accused of sexually abusing a 14 year old female student in the early 1980’s.

 

The local political scene is beginning to heat up as several candidates are announcing their intentions to run for office this fall. 

 

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown is announcing that he will be seeking a fifth term as the city’s mayor.

 

The Broadway Market will be open this Easter season after being closed last year. 

 

And in sports, the Sabres will begin allowing fans back to KeyBank Center March 20th against the Bruins.


Hometown Headlines 02/25/21

IT WAS A SECOND DAY OF NO DEATHS REPORTED WEDNESDAY AT THE NIAGARA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT’S COVID BRIEFING.

 

A NEW MASS VACCINATION SITE IS GETTING READY TO OPEN ON THE SUNY/FREDONIA CAMPUS IN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY.

 

CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS WANT GOVERNOR CUOMO TO BE SUBPOENAED TO TESTIFY ON THE NURSING HOME CRISIS.

 

A FORMER CUOMO STAFFER – LINDSEY BOYLAN - HAS ACCUSED THE GOVERNOR OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT.

 

IN LOCAL POLITICS – TWO MORE CANDIDATES HAVE ANNOUNCED THEIR INTENTIONS TO RUN OF THE COUNTY LEGISLATURE.

 

FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WERE REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY ROADWAYS WEDNESDAY.

 

COUNTY DEPUTIES ARRESTED AN APPLETON WOMAN ON D-W-I CHARGES AFTER SHE CRASHED INTO A DITCH IN NEWFANE.

 

41-YEAR-OLD JOSHUA STANDARD OF N-T WILL SERVE FOUR YEARS IN STATE PRISON FOR ABUSING A YOUNG GIRL.

 

AND – A PLAN WAS PRESENTED TO THE COMMON COUNCIL LAST NIGHT THAT COULD RETURN SWIMMING TO OUTWATER PARK.


Hometown Headlines 02/24/21

MORE DECLINING NUMBERS REPORTED TUESDAY AT THE NIAGARA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT’S COVID BRIEFING.

 

IN ERIE COUNTY – TWO CASES OF THE COVID-19 “U-K VARIANT” HAVE BEEN DISCOVERED.

 

HEALTH EXPERTS ARE URGING CITIZENS NOT TO BECOME COMPLACENT WITH DECLINING COVID NUMBERS.

 

IN BUFFALO – RESIDENTS CAN REGISTER FOR A VACCINATION AT A NEW CLINIC SET TO OPEN A WEEK FROM TODAY.

 

GOVERNOR CUOMO’S POLLING NUMBERS ARE “TANKING” AS HE CONTINUES TO TAKE HEAT OVER THE NURSING HOME CRISIS.

 

THE SANBORN POSTAL WORKER HAS PLEADED GUILTY IN FEDERAL COURT TO DELAY OR DESTRUCTION OF U-S MAIL.

 

TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS.

 

IN POLITICAL NEWS - BUFFALO MAYOR BYRON BROWN WILL “OFFICIALLY” ANNOUNCE TOMORROW HIS RUN FOR A 5TH TERM.

 

AND – THE SABRES FOUND THEIR OFFENSE AND SCORED A 4-1 WIN OVER THE DEVILS IN NEW JERSEY LAST NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 02/23/21

SEVEN VIRUS DEATHS AND 95 NEW CASES WERE ANNOUNCED AT MONDAY’S NIAGARA COUNTY COVID UPDATE FROM THE WEEKEND.

 

BEGINNING THIS FRIDAY – NURSING HOME VISITATIONS CAN RESUME IN NEW YORK STATE – WITH SOME RESTRICTIONS.

 

SOME MEMBERS OF GOVERNOR CUOMO’S OWN PARTY ARE CALLING FOR HIM TO BE CENSURED OVER THE NURSING HOME CRISIS.

 

STATE G-O-P LAWMAKERS WANT CUOMO’S EXECUTIVE POWERS REVOKED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

 

IN BUFFALO – ATTORNEYS FOR A PROTESTER INJURED LAST JUNE IN NIAGARA SQUARE ARE SUING THE CITY.

 

THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY MONDAY – TWO OF THEM IN LOCKPORT.

 

THE STATE D-E-C WILL PROCEED WITH A $14M-DOLLAR PLAN TO EXCAVATE CONTAMINATED SOIL NEAR FMC/MIDDLEPORT.

 

“IRISH EYES ARE NOT SMILING” AS BUFFALO’S SAINT PATRICK’S PARADE IS CANCELLED FOR A 2ND STRAIGHT YEAR.

 

AND – CHALK UP ANOTHER LOSS FOR THE STRUGGLING SABRES AS THEY DROP A 3-2 DECISION TO THE ISLANDERS.


Hometown Headlines 02/22/21

ONE MAN DIED - ANOTHER WAS INJURED - IN WEEKEND GUNFIRE IN NIAGARA FALLS AND BUFFALO.

 

THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY ROADWAYS SUNDAY.

 

FIVE VIRUS DEATHS AND 42 NEW INFECTIONS WERE ANNOUNCED AT FRIDAY’S NIAGARA COUNTY COVID UPDATE.

 

THE POSITIVITY RATE AND HOSPITALIZATIONS IN THE W-N-Y REGION CONTINUED TO FALL OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

STATE LAWMAKERS ARE BACK IN SESSION TODAY AND THEY’LL BE FOCUSING ON THE NURSING HOME CRISIS.

 

THE STATE D-O-H WILL RELEASE GUIDELINES THIS WEEK FOR NEW VISITATION POLICIES IN ALL NEW YORK NURSING HOMES.

 

IN BUFFALO – REGISTRATION BEGINS WEDNESDAY FOR A MASS VACCINATION CLINIC ON EAST DELAVAN.

 

ROCHESTER POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING THE STABBING DEATH OF A 24-YEAR-OLD MAN LAST NIGHT.

 

AND THE SABRES PLAY AT LONG ISLAND TONIGHT LOOKING FOR A SECOND STRAIGHT WIN.


Hometown Headlines 02/19/21

G-O-P STATE LAWMAKERS ARE CALLING FOR AN IMPEACHMENT COMMISSION TO INVESTIGATE GOVERNOR CUOMO.

 

UNION-ORGANIZED PICKETS WERE HELD YESTERDAY AT NURSING HOMES IN TEN COUNTIES CALLING FOR STATE REFORM.

 

CORONAVIRUS HOSPITALIZATIONS IN THE WESTERN NEW YORK REGION CONTINUE TO FALL ALONG WITH THE INFECTION RATE.

 

YESTERDAY’S COVID REPORT IN NIAGARA COUNTY DECLARED NO DEATHS AND ONLY 28 NEW VIRUS INFECTIONS.

 

IN BUFFALO – POLICE ARE LOOKING INTO A SHOOTING IN RIVERSIDE WEDNESDAY THAT SENT THREE MEN TO E-C-M-C.

 

A QUEEN CITY TEEN IS FACING UP TO 25 YEARS BEHIND BARS IN THE BEATING DEATH OF A MAN LAST OCTOBER.

 

STATE POLICE IN ORLEANS COUNTY HAVE ID’D THE MAN KILLED IN A HEAD-ON CRASH NEAR ALBION WEDNESDAY.

 

PUBLIC WORKS OFFICIALS REMIND RESIDENTS NOT TO PUSH SHOVELED OR PLOWED SNOW INTO ROADWAYS.

 

AND THE BUFFALO BISONS 2021 SCHEDULE IS OUT – BUT WILL THEY PLAY AT SAHLEN FIELD?


Hometown Headlines 02/18/21

REPORTS SAY BOTH THE F-B-I AND U-S ATTORNEY’S OFFICE ARE INVESTIGATING THE GOVERNOR’S COVID TASK FORCE.

 

COVID NUMBERS IN NIAGARA COUNTY DECLINED IN THE LATEST D-O-H REPORT - ONE DEATH AND JUST 49 NEW CASES.

 

AS COVID NUMBERS CONTINUE TO FALL – MORE ENTERTAINMENT OPTIONS WILL OPEN UP FOR ALL NEW YORKERS.

 

A NEW MASS VACCINATION CLINIC WILL OPEN SOON IN BUFFALO AT THE DELAVAN-GRIDER COMMUNITY CENTER.

 

LEGISLATOR DENNIS VIRTUOSO ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY HE WILL NOT SEEK RE-ELECTION DUE TO A “SERIOUS ILLNESS.”

 

A LENGTHY INVESTIGATION HAS LED TO THE IDENTIFICATION OF A BODY PULLED FROM THE NIAGARA RIVER LAST YEAR.

 

TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WERE REPORTED YESTERDAY ON NIAGARA COUNTY ROADWAYS.

 

STATE POLICE CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE A FATAL CRASH THAT KILLED ONE PERSON NEAR ALBION WEDNESDAY.

 

AND THE BUFFALO BILLS AND FREE AGENT DE J.J. WATT ARE EXPRESSING A MUTUAL INTEREST IN EACH OTHER.


Hometown Headlines 02/17/21

THERE’S BEEN AN ARREST IN THE AMBER ALERT ABDUCTION OF A 17-YEAR-OLD NORTH TONAWANDA GIRL.

 

NIAGARA FALLS P-D IS INVESTIGATING A CAR-PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT THAT SENT A YOUNG MAN TO E-C-M-C.

 

FIVE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED YESTERDAY AND EARLY TODAY IN NIAGARA COUNTY.

 

THE NIAGARA COUNTY D-O-H REPORTED SEVEN DEATHS AND 181 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 FROM THE 4-DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

 

IN ERIE COUNTY – PLANS FOR A 24-HOUR VACCINATION CLINIC AT THE BUFFALO-NIAGARA CONVENTION CENTER ARE POSSIBLE.

 

NO CHEMICALS WERE RELEASED IN YESTERDAY MORNING’S FIRE AT THE F-M-C PLANT IN MIDDLEPORT.

 

COLD TEMPERATURES WILL KEEP LOCKPORT IN CODE BLUE STATUS THROUGH TONIGHT.

 

ONE TIME BUFFALO RADIO PERSONALITY “SHANE BROTHER SHANE” HAS DIED IN VIRGINIA AT THE AGE OF 78.

 

AND IN SPORTS – THE SLUMPING SABRES WERE HELD TO “NO GOALS” IN A 3-0 LOSS TO THE ISLANDERS LAST NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 02/16/21

THE WINTER STORM WARNING CONTINUES UNTIL EARLY THIS AFTERNOON AS THE SNOW PILES UP ACROSS THE AREA.

 

LOCKPORT’S COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC AT THE KENAN CENTER TODAY HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

 

AN AMBER ALERT WAS ISSUED EARLY TODAY FOR A NORTH TONAWANDA TEENAGE GIRL WHO WAS ABDUCTED LAST NIGHT.

 

NIAGARA FALLS POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A WEEKEND SHOOTING THAT INJURED A 24-YEAR-OLD MAN.

 

ONE MID-MORNING TRAFFIC ACCIDENT AND A SLEDDING MISHAP REPORTED IN THE TOWN OF LOCKPORT YESTERDAY.

 

NO NUMBERS FROM NIAGARA COUNTY MONDAY – BUT ERIE COUNTY REPORTED 251 NEW CASES OF CORONAVIRUS.

 

EXTREME COLD TEMPS HAVE PROMPTED A CODE BLUE TO BE ISSUED IN LOCKPORT THRU TOM’R NIGHT.

 

GOVERNOR CUOMO IS TAKING MORE HEAT FOR HIS HANDLING OF THE COVID CRISIS IN STATE NURSING HOMES.

 

AND IN SPORTS – THE SAD SACK SABRES RETURNED TO LEAGUE PLAY LAST NIGHT WITH A 3-1 LOSS TO THE ISLANDERS.


Hometown Headlines 02/15/21

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR FIVE COUNTIES – INCLUDING NIAGARA & ORLEANS

 

POLICE IN BUFFALO RECOVERED THE BODY OF A YOUNG WOMAN ON SATURDAY WHO HAD BEEN MISSING FOR TWO WEEKS.

 

TWO TEENS ARE IN CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL WITH GUNSHOT WOUNDS AFTER A SATURDAY NIGHT SHOOTING IN BUFFALO.

 

QUEEN CITY FIREFIGHTERS BATTLED A 3-ALARM BLAZE IN THE ELMWOOD VILLAGE OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

IN KENMORE – A MAN AND HIS DOG A WERE RESCUED FROM A HOUSE FIRE ON KELLER AVENUE SUNDAY MORNING.

 

TWO MORE COVID DEATHS WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY YESTERDAY ALONG WITH 55 NEW VIRUS INFECTIONS.

 

NEW YORKERS WITH SERIOUS MEDICAL ISSUES CAN NOW REGISTER FOR COVID-19 VACCINATIONS.

 

THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

AND MONROE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY FIVE PEOPLE WERE INJURED IN A TWO-VEHICLE CRASH ON ROUTE 104 IN PARMA.


Hometown Headlines 02/12/21

WILL FORMER STATE SENATOR GEORGE MAZIARZ “OFFICIALLY” ANNOUNCE HIS INTENTION TO RUN FOR NEWFANE SUPERVISOR?

 

THE SITE FOR CATHOLIC HEALTH’S NEW LOCKPORT HOSPITAL WILL BE NEAR HALL’S APPLE FARM IN THE TOWN OF LOCKPORT.

 

SIX MORE COVID DEATHS WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY YESTERDAY ALONG WITH 70 NEW VIRUS INFECTIONS.

 

NEW YORKERS WITH SERIOUS MEDICAL ISSUES CAN REGISTER FOR COVID-19 VACCINATIONS STARTING SUNDAY.

 

A GRAND ISLAND WOMAN HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH THE COUNTY’S LATEST “LEANDRA’S LAW” D-W-I VIOLATION.

 

TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY THURSDAY – ONE EACH IN N-T AND LOCKPORT.

 

IN BUFFALO – TWO COPS ACCUSED OF SHOVING A PROTESTER TO THE GROUND IN JUNE HAVE HAD THE CHARGES DROPPED.

 

POLICE IN THE ROCHESTER SUBURB OF BRIGHTON HAVE FOUND THE VEHICLE INVOLVED IN A FATAL HIT-AND-RUN THIS WEEK.

 

AND NINE BUFFALO SABRES’ PLAYERS AND HEAD COACH RALPH KRUEGER REMAIN SIDELINED WITH COVID-19.


Hometown Headlines 02/11/21

A BARKER MAN WAS ARRESTED WEDNESDAY BY VILLAGE POLICE ON EIGHT FELONY DRUG COUNTS.

 

IN BUFFALO – A 75-YEAR-OLD MAN IS FACING 25 YEARS IN PRISON IF FOUND GUILTY IN THE STABBING DEATH OF A WOMAN.

 

A $5000 REWARD IS BEING OFFERED BY THE FAMILY OF TIARA LOTT OF BUFFALO WHO’S BEEN MISSING FOR TWO WEEKS.

 

TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WERE REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS WEDNESDAY.

 

$23B-DOLLARS IN FEDERAL COVID RELIEF FUNDS COULD BE COMING TO NEW YORK WITH $127M FOR NIAGARA COUNTY.

 

ONE COVID DEATH REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY YESTERDAY ALONG WITH 64 NEW VIRUS CASES.

 

NEW YORK’S UNPOPULAR 10 P-M CURFEW FOR RESTAURANTS AND BARS HAS BEEN RE-INSTATED BY A JUDGE.

 

DAVE AND BUSTERS HAVE FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST GOVERNOR CUOMO FOR KEEPING THEIR NEW YORK LOCATIONS CLOSED.

 

AND THE OLCOTT YACHT CLUB HAS RECEIVED SOME GOVERNMENT HELP TO REBUILD ITS FLOOD-DAMAGED CLUBHOUSE.


Hometown Headlines 02/10/21

ANOTHER EIGHT COVID DEATHS WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY YESTERDAY ALONG WITH 77 NEW VIRUS CASES.

 

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL BE INCREASING NEW YORK’S VACCINE SUPPLY BY 5% OVER THE NEXT THREE WEEKS.

 

ERIE COUNTY HEALTH OFFICIALS HAVE BEGUN RESCHEDULING CANCELLED VACCINATION APPOINTMENTS.

 

ALL RESIDENTS IN ERIE COUNTY CAN NOW RECEIVE A FREE COVID-19 TEST THROUGH THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

 

A CONVICTED FELON IS BEHIND BARS AFTER A FIVE-MONTH CRIME SPREE ACROSS SIX W-N-Y COUNTIES.

 

FIVE AREA DRIVERS WERE CHARGED WITH D-U-I AFTER RECENT TRAFFIC STOPS ACCORDING TO POLICE REPORTS.

 

IN MONROE COUNTY – 14 PEOPLE WERE DISPLACED BY A MASSIVE APARTMENT HOUSE BLAZE NEAR ROCHESTER.

 

CONGRESSMAN TOM REED WAS IN ALBANY TUESDAY ACCUSING THE GOVERNOR OF REPONSIBILITY FOR NURSING HOME DEATHS.

 

AND FRIGID FEBRUARY TEMPERATURES CONTINUE – KEEPING LOCKPORT’S CODE BLUE IN EFFECT THRU SATURDAY NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 02/09/21

THE 16-YEAR-OLD GIRL KILLED SATURDAY IN A SLEDDING ACCIDENT AT BOND LAKE HAS BEEN ID’D AS RENEE HILL.

 

NIAGARA FALLS P-D IS INVESTIGATING A SHOOTING LAST NIGHT THAT SENT A YOUNG MAN TO THE HOSPITAL.

 

IN BUFFALO – POLICE ARE ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC TO HELP SOLVE A WEEKEND HOMICIDE FATAL TO A 27-YEAR-OLD MAN.

 

NEW YORK RESIDENTS WITH SERIOUS MEDICAL ISSUES CAN START SIGNING UP THIS WEEKEND FOR COVID VACCINATIONS.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY ANNOUNCED ANOTHER COVID DEATH YESTERDAY AND 179 NEW VIRUS CASES FROM THE 3-DAY WEEKEND.

 

IN MONROE COUNTY – 47-YEAR-OLD TIMOTHY ZIGAROWICZ WAS KILLED IN A SNOWMOBILE CRASH ON THE ERIE CANAL TRAIL.

 

TOPS MARKETS AND PRICE CHOPPER WILL MERGE THIS YEAR TO BECOME ONE OF NEW YORK’S LARGEST GROCERY RETAILERS.

 

GM/LOCKPORT OPERATIONS IS LOOKING TO HIRE 50 TEMPORARY PART-TIME WORKERS.

 

AND – “GAS GOUGING” IN UPSTATE NEW YORK CONTINUES AS PRICES AT THE PUMPS GO UP ALMOST DAILY.


Hometown Headlines 02/08/21

A SATURDAY MORNING SLEDDING ACCIDENT AT BOND LAKE PARK CLAIMED THE LIFE OF A 16-YEAR-OLD GIRL.

 

A WOMAN IS AT ECMC WITH SERIOUS INJURIES AFTER SHE WAS STRUCK BY A CAR SUNDAY AT MAIN AND HARLEM IN SNYDER.

 

A PAIR OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WERE REPORTED LATE SATURDAY AND EARLY SUNDAY IN NIAGARA COUNTY.

 

IN BUFFALO – POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE TRIGGERMAN WHO SHOT A 23-YEAR-OLD MAN SATURDAY NIGHT.

 

FOUR JUVENILES FROM BUFFALO WERE ARRESTED FRIDAY BY AMHERST P-D FOR AUTO THEFT AND OTHER CHARGES.

 

FEWER WNY’ERS ARE TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID AS NIAGARA COUNTY ANNOUNCED JUST OVER 100 NEW CASES FRIDAY.

 

AFTER A STORMY WEEKEND – WE ARE BACK IN A DEEP FREEZE AND LOCKPORT HAS ISSUED A CODE BLUE THRU SATURDAY.

 

THE ERIE COUNTY COMPTROLLERS RACE IS BRIMMING WITH CANDIDATES WHO ARE FORMER MEDIA PEOPLE.

 

AND – TOM BRADY GETS HIS 7TH SUPER BOWL WIN WHILE THE SABRES GO DEEPER INTO COVID PROTOCOL.


Hometown Headlines 02/05/21

A WINTER WEATHER WARNING FEATURING HIGH WINDS AND SNOW IS POSTED FOR MOST OF W-N-Y THROUGH 10 SATURDAY NIGHT.

 

HEALTH DEPARTMENTS ARE URGING N-Y RESIDENTS TO AVOID TRAVELING TO COVID HOT SPOTS DURING SCHOOL BREAKS.

 

THERE WERE NO COVID DEATHS REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY THURSDAY AND 91 NEW VIRUS CASES.

 

RITE AID PHARMACIES ARE LAUNCHING NEW COVID-19 SCREENING SITES AT MANY AREA LOCATIONS.

 

FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WERE REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY ROADWAYS THURSDAY.

 

D-N-A LED SHERIFF INVESTIGATORS TO A NIAGARA COUNTY INMATE WHO HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH FELONY AUTO THEFT.

 

THE MAN WHO USED A B-B GUN TO HOLD UP TWO THRUWAY REST STOPS LAST SUMMER IS ON HIS WAY TO STATE PRISON.

 

FORGET THOSE RUMORED CHANGES ON THE ERIE CANAL – IT WILL BE “BUSINESS AS USUAL” FOR 2021.

 

AND – FOOTBALL FANS ARE GETTING READY FOR SUPER BOWL 55 FROM TAMPA THIS SUNDAY.


Hometown Headlines 02/04/21

NINE COVID DEATHS REPORTED BY THE NIAGARA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT WEDNESDAY ALONG WITH 148 NEW VIRUS CASES.

 

NEW YORK STATE HAS FIVE “POP-UP” VACCINATION CLINICS OPERATING TODAY AND TOM’R – TWO OF THEM IN THE FALLS.

 

A JUDGE HAS ORDERED THE STATE D-O-H TO TURN OVER ALL ITS DATA ON NURSING HOME DEATHS DUE TO COVID-19.

 

FIVE VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANIES BATTLED A BLAZE IN A HOME ON MANN ROAD IN ROYALTON YESTERDAY.

 

FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WERE REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS WEDNESDAY.

 

A TOWN OF NIAGARA MAN HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS PROBATION AND RESTITUTION FOR WRECKING A TRAILER.

 

THE LOCKPORT COMMON COUNCIL LAST NIGHT APPROVED A POLICE POLICY REPORT AND A TAVERN’S SPECIAL USE PERMIT.

 

IN SUBURBAN ROCHESTER – GATES POLICE INVESTIGATED A MULTI-VEHICLE CRASH YESTERDAY THAT KILLED ONE DRIVER.

 

AND – THERE’S A WINTER WEATHER WATCH FOR PARTS OF WESTERN NEW YORK THIS SUPER BOWL WEEKEND.


Hometown Headlines 02/03/21

SEVEN TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WERE REPORTED ON SNOW-COVERED NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS TUESDAY.

 

TWO OUT-OF-TOWNERS WERE WRITTEN UP ON D-U-I CHARGES IN THE COUNTY LAST WEEK.

 

POLICE REFORM WILL BE THE MAIN TOPIC AT THIS EVENING’S COMMON COUNCIL MEETING IN LOCKPORT.

 

IN BUFFALO – CITY COPS PUT THE CUFFS ON TWO SUSPECTS AFTER THEY WERE SPOTTED IN A STOLEN VEHICLE.

 

SIX DEATHS, BUT ONLY 67 NEW VIRUS CASES REPORTED BY THE NIAGARA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT TUESDAY.

 

ERIE COUNTY OFFICIALS ARE FRUSTRATED BY A LACK OF COVID VACCINE THAT IS CAUSING ISSUES WITH SCHEDULING SHOTS.

 

STARTING TODAY - THE AREA’S FOUR CATHOLIC HOSPITALS WILL ONCE AGAIN ALLOW VISITORS.

 

IN ROCHESTER – THE MOTHER OF THE 9-YEAR-OLD GIRL WHO WAS PEPPER-SPRAYED BY POLICE IS SUING THE CITY.

 

AND – WINTER WEATHER IN THE NEW YORK CITY METRO HAS FORCED THE SABRES AND ISLANDERS TO CANCEL TWO GAMES.


Hometown Headlines 02/02/21

NIAGARA FALLS DETECTIVES ARE INVESTIGATING A SHOOTING DEATH THAT HAPPENED OVERNIGHT SUNDAY INTO MONDAY.

 

A BUFFALO MAN IS GOING TO STATE PRISON FOR TEN YEARS FOR ATTACKING A WOMAN WITH A SAMURAI SWORD.

 

THERE WAS A TRIO OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY MONDAY.

 

THREE DEATHS AND 199 NEW VIRUS CASES WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY OVER THE 3-DAY WEEKEND (FRI THRU SUN).

 

A JUDGE SAYS BUFFALO SCHOOLS WILL REMAIN OPEN DESPITE A LEGAL CHALLENGE FROM THE CITY TEACHER’S UNION.

 

IN-PERSON CLASSES REMAIN ON HOLD AT ST FRANCIS HIGH SCHOOL NEAR HAMBURG DUE TO 18 COVID INFECTIONS THERE.

 

THREE POLICE OFFICERS IN ROCHESTER ARE ON LEAVE AFTER A “PEPPER SYRAY” INCIDENT INVOLVING A 9-YEAR-OLD GIRL.

 

ERIE CANAL STAKEHOLDERS ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT A PROPOSED “SHORTER SEASON” THIS YEAR.

 

AND – WEATHER PERMITTING - THE SABRES WILL FACE THE ISLANDERS TONIGHT AT NASSAU COLISEUM.


Hometown Headlines 02/01/21

IN BUFFALO – A MAN IS FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE AFTER HE WAS SHOT NEAR BAILEY AND BROADWAY LATE SATURDAY.

 

THE QUEEN CITY REPORTED 32 SHOOTINGS AND 8 HOMICIDES DURING THE FIRST MONTH OF 2021.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS MAN WAS ARRAIGNED IN COUNTY COURT FRIDAY IN A STABBING DEATH THERE LAST MONTH.

 

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

 

THREE DEATHS AND 118 NEW VIRUS CASES WERE REPORTED BY THE NIAGARA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT FRIDAY.

 

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MONTHS – SOME STUDENTS WILL BE BACK IN BUFFALO CLASSROOMS TODAY.

 

SUNY OFFICIALS HOPE TO HAVE A NEW COVID-19 TESTING LAB WITH IMPROVED CAPACITY UP AND RUNNING AT U-B BY MARCH.

 

POLICE IN ROCHESTER ARE LOOKING INTO A SUNDAY SHOOTING THAT SENT A 21-YEAR-OLD MAN TO THE HOSPITAL.

 

AND – IN SPORTS- THE SABRES SPLIT THEIR WEEKEND MATINEE SERIES WITH LINDY RUFF’S NEW JERSEY DEVILS.


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