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Hometown Headlines Archives for 2021-03

Hometown Headlines 03/31/21

TWO FIREFIGHTERS WERE HURT IN A THREE-ALARM BLAZE AT A BAILEY AVENUE BOWLING ALLEY IN BUFFALO TUESDAY.

 

QUEEN CITY COPS ARE INVESTIGATING A SHOOTING THAT BECAME A HOMICIDE WHEN THE VICTIM DIED MONDAY.

 

COVID NUMBERS ARE GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION ACROSS WESTERN NEW YORK – INCLUDING NIAGARA COUNTY.

 

SIX TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY TUESDAY – INCLUDING THREE IN THE FALLS.

 

SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER ROB ORTT SAYS NEW YORK’S PROPOSED NEW POT LAW IS “DEEPLY FLAWED” LEGISLATION.

 

MORE THAN 1200-POUNDS OF POT WAS SEIZED FRIDAY ON THE BUFFALO SIDE OF THE PEACE BRIDGE.

 

ONCE AGAIN ALBANY POLITICIANS ARE SCRAMBLING TO GET A BUDGET BILL PASSED BY TOMORROW’S DEADLINE.

 

IN ROCHESTER – IT’S BEEN A DEADLY TWO DAYS AS POLICE INVESTIGATE THREE HOMICIDES SINCE MONDAY.

 

AND THE SABRES WILL BE PLAYING TO KEEP THEIR NAME OUT OF THE N-H-L RECORD BOOK FOR MOST CONSECUTIVE LOSSES.


Hometown Headlines 03/30/21

THERE’S NEW INFORMATION ON A WEEKEND FIRE THAT TOOK THE LIFE OF A NIAGARA UNIVERSITY STUDENT.

 

BUFFALO POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A SHOOTING FROM LAST NIGHT THAT LEFT A MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED.

 

LOCKPORT MURDER SUSPECT DAVARIS HODGE ACCEPTED A LAST-MINUTE PLEA DEAL IN STATE SUPREME COURT MONDAY.

 

NO VIRUS DEATHS IN NIAGARA COUNTY FROM THE 3-DAY WKND, BUT 157 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 WERE REPORTED.

 

STARTING TODAY - NEW YORKERS 30 AND OVER CAN GET A COVID SHOT – APRIL 6TH EVERYONE 16 AND OLDER WILL BE ELIGIBLE.

 

JUST ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT WAS REPORTED MONDAY ON ERIE STREET IN LOCKPORT WITH NO INJURIES.

 

IN ROCHESTER – POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE “TRIGGER PERSON” IN THEIR 13TH HOMICIDE OF 2021.

 

THE ORCHARD PARK HOME OF THE BUFFALO BILLS IS NOW OFFICIALLY KNOWN AS “HIGHMARK STADIUM.”

 

AND THE SABRES BLEW A 3-0 LEAD IN THE FINAL FRAME LAST NIGHT FOR THEIR 18TH CONSECUTIVE LOSS.


Hometown Headlines 03/29/21

A NIAGARA UNIVERSITY STUDENT PERISHED EARLY SATURDAY IN A HOUSE FIRE IN THE FALLS.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS MAN IS AT ECMC AFTER HE WAS SHOT SEVERAL TIMES AT A PARTY HE WAS HOSTING OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

AN EARLY MORNING CRASH YESTERDAY IN THE FALLS INJURED THREE WHILE FIVE OTHER ACCIDENTS WERE ALSO REPORTED.

 

NO VIRUS DEATHS ANNOUNCED IN NIAGARA COUNTY FRIDAY, BUT 56 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 WERE REPORTED.

 

A MEDINA MAN WHO PLEADED GUILTY TO BEATING A HARTLAND MAN IN EARLY 2020 IS FACING UP TO SEVEN YEARS IN PRISON.

 

TWO LOCKPORT PEOPLE WILL ANSWER TO DRUG CHARGES IN CITY COURT AFTER THEY WERE ARRESTED LATE LAST WEEK.

 

THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA IN NEW YORK IS EXPECTED TO BE “FAST-TRACKED” IN ALBANY THIS WEEK.

 

IN OLEAN – CITY POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A SHOOTING SURROUNDING AN ATTEMPTED TRAFFIC STOP SUNDAY.

 

AND THE SABRES ARE OUT TO AVOID TYING THE ALL-TIME NHL RECORD OF 18 CONSECUTIVE LOSSES TONIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 03/26/21

LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS BUSTED A BUFFALO-BASED COCAINE RING AND ARRESTED SEVEN PEOPLE ON FELONY COUNTS.

 

A NORTH TONAWANDA MAN WAS KILLED WEDNESDAY NIGHT WHEN HE CRASHED HIS JEEP ON WILLIAMS ROAD.

 

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

 

A RANSOMVILLE MAN WAS WRITTEN UP FOR IMPAIRED DRIVING AFTER A TRAFFIC STOP THIS WEEK ON ROBINSON ROAD.

 

DEPUTIES CHARGED A MAN AND A JUVENILE WITH GRAND LARCENY AFTER THEY WERE CAUGHT IN CAMBRIA.

 

NO VIRUS DEATHS REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY THURSDAY, BUT 66 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 WERE ANNOUNCED.

 

IN LOCAL POLITICS: FORMER STATE SENATOR GEORGE MAZIARZ SAYS HE WILL NOT RUN FOR NEWFANE TOWN SUPERVISOR.

 

SPORTSCASTER RICK AZAR OF CHANNEL 7’S EYEWITNESS NEWS HAS DIED AT THE AGE OF 91.

 

AND LAST NIGHT’S SHUT-OUT LOSS IN PITTSBURGH EXTENDED THE SABRES’ LOSING STREAK TO 16 STRAIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 03/25/21

A NEW REPORT CLAIMS GOV CUOMO TOLD TOP STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS TO GIVE PIRORITY TO HIS FAMILY LAST YEAR.

 

ONE VIRUS DEATH AND 54 NEW CASES OF COVID REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY WEDNESDAY.

 

11 KIDS AT DEPEW MIDDLE SCHOOL HAVE CONTRACTED COVID, SUSPENDING IN-PERSON CLASSES UNTIL AFTER SPRING BREAK.

 

IN BUFFALO – LONG-TIME CO-HOST OF THE 97 ROCK MORNING SHOW – ROB LEDERMAN – HAS BEEN FIRED.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT JUST ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT AND A BRUSH FIRE WEDNESDAY.

 

NIAGARA FALLS P-D HAS CHARGED DONTREY JOHNSON WITH HOMICIDE IN THE SHOOTING DEATH OF JERMAIN REYNOLDS.

 

A FALLS TEEN ACCEPTED A PLEA DEAL IN SUPREME COURT YESTERDAY FOR A FATAL SHOOTING CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

 

IN ROCHESTER – POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE PERSON WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER IN THE CITY’S 11TH HOMICIDE OF 2021.

 

AND THE SABRES’ NOW HAVE THE LONGEST LOSING STREAK IN FRANCHISE HISTORY AT 15 STRAIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 03/24/21

PARENTS ON GRAND ISLAND ARE TAKING THE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO COURT TO GET ITS KIDS BACK IN THE CLASSROOM.

 

THE C-D-C SAYS KIDS CAN NOW BE 3-FEET APART INSTEAD OF 6-FEET BUT THE STATE D-O-H IS REVIEWING THAT GUIDANCE.

 

NO VIRUS DEATHS REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY TUESDAY – BUT THERE WERE 26 NEW INFECTIONS.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT JUST ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT BUT NUMEROUS BRUSH FIRES TUESDAY.

 

THREE PEOPLE WERE BUSTED FOR DRUGS AND WEAPONS AFTER A WEEKEND TRAFFIC STOP IN AMHERST.

 

A ROLLOVER CRASH IN NEWFANE BACK ON MARCH 12 HAS LED TO A LOCKPORT WOMAN BEING CHARGED WITH D-U-I.

 

AT CITY HALL - A COMMITTEE WILL LOOK INTO MOVING LPD’S IN-HOUSE DISPATCH TO THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE.

 

IN ROCHESTER – POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE PERSON WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER IN THE CITY’S 10TH HOMICIDE OF 2021.

 

AND THE SABRES ARE BACK ON THE ICE IN PITTSBURGH TONIGHT HOPING TO BREAK THEIR LONG LOSING STREAK.


Hometown Headlines 03/23/21

TWO BURGLARIES WERE BUSTED UP BY LPD OFFICERS SUNDAY MORNING IN THE CITY.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT A PAIR OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND THREE BRUSH FIRES MONDAY.

 

A LOCKPORT MAN IS FACING CHARGES OF DRIVING WHILE IMPAIRED BY DRUGS AFTER AN ACCIDENT ON TRANSIT.

 

IN BUFFALO – A MAN COULD GO TO PRISON FOR 15 YEARS AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO SLAMMING HIS CAR INTO A BAR.

 

NO VIRUS DEATHS OVER THE 3-DAY WEEKEND IN NIAGARA COUNTY - BUT 125 NEW CASES OF CORONAVIRUS WERE REPORTED

 

STARTING TODAY - NEW YORKERS 50 AND OVER CAN SIGN UP TO GET THEIR COVID-19 VACCINATION.

 

IN ROCHESTER – POLICE ARE LOOKING INTO A SECOND FATAL MOTORBIKE CRASH IN AS MANY DAYS.

 

NEW YORK’S FINANCES ARE IN BETTER SHAPE THAN EXPECTED AS THE APRIL FIRST BUDGET DEADLINE APPROACHES.

 

AND THE SABRES HAVE TIED THEIR ALL-TIME WORST LOSING STREAK OF 14 AFTER LOSING TO THE RANGERS 5-3.


Hometown Headlines 03/22/21

NO CRIME WAS COMMITTED BY LPD OFFICERS IN THE 2019 DEATH OF TROY HODGE ACCORDING TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF NYS.

 

KAREN EDWARDS OF LOCKPORT IS BEHIND BARS TODAY CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE COUNTS RELATED TO ELDER ABUSE.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT FIVE ACCIDENTS AND MULTIPLE BRUSH FIRES SUNDAY.

 

ON GRAND ISLAND – THE HISTORIC NIAGARA SAILING CLUB WENT UP IN FLAMES OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

AN EAST SIDE SHOOTING IN BUFFALO SATURDAY NIGHT SENT ONE MAN TO ECMC WITH GUNSHOT WOUNDS.

 

ONE DEATH AND 26 NEW CASES OF CORONAVIRUS WERE REPORTED AT FRIDAY’S NIAGARA COUNTY COVID BRIEFING.

 

W-N-Y CONGRESSMAN TOM REED IS RETIRING FROM POLITICS AFTER ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT SURFACED.

 

TWO PEOPLE DIED THIS WEEKEND IN SEPARATE MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS IN GENESEE COUNTY AND ROCHESTER.

 

AND BOTH U-B AND ST BONAVENTURE WERE ELIMINATED EARLY FROM THE N-I-T AND NCAA HOOPS TOURNAMENTS.


Hometown Headlines 03/19/21

NO VIRUS DEATHS AND 30 NEW CASES OF COVID WERE REPORTED AT YESTERDAY’S NIAGARA COUNTY UPDATE.

 

SEVEN CORONAVIRUS CASES WERE REPORTED IN THE LOCKPORT OFFICE OF SOCIAL SERVICES EARLIER THIS MONTH.

 

A NEW STATE-OPERATED VACCINATION CLINIC OPENS TODAY AT THE CONFERENCE AND EVENTS CENTER IN THE FALLS.

 

STARTING TODAY – RESTAURANTS OUTSIDE OF NEW YORK CITY CAN OPERATE AT 75% CAPACITY.

 

IN A FEW WEEKS NEW YORK’S INDOOR CURFEW WILL BE LIFTED ALLOWING CASINOS AND OTHER PLACES TO STAY OPEN LATER.

 

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

 

A CLARENCE DRUG DEALER WAS SENTENCED YESTERDAY TO FIVE YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON AFTER ACCEPTING A PLEA DEAL.

 

THE FORMER NEWFANE HOSPITAL HAS BEEN SOLD BY E-N-H AND IS LOOKING AT DEVELOPING A NURSING HOME.

 

AND THE BUFFALO SABRES HAVE A NEW BENCH BOSS BUT THE SAME RESULT ON THE ICE – THEIR 13TH STRAIGHT LOSS.


Hometown Headlines 03/18/21

THE BUFFALO SABRES WILL HAVE A NEW BENCH BOSS TONIGHT AFTER HEAD COACH RALPH KRUEGER WAS FIRED YESTERDAY.

 

A BUFFALO WOMAN HAS BEEN INDICTED ON A PAIR OF ASSAULT CHARGES FOR ALLEGEDLY RUNNING DOWN A TROOPER LAST YEAR.

 

ERIE COUNTY SHERIFF TIM HOWARD IS BEING SUED BY THE STATE A-G AND THE CORRECTION COMMISSION.

 

THE CITY OF LOCKPORT AND DEVELOPER DAVID ULRICH HAVE AGREED TO A SETTLEMENT ON A DOWNTOWN PROPERTY.

 

THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN WILL PROVIDE MORE THAN $63M IN MUCH-NEEDED FINANCIAL RELIEF TO COUNTY SCHOOLS.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WERE ON SITE AT THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WEDNESDAY.

 

NO VIRUS DEATHS AND 33 NEW CASES OF COVID WERE REPORTED AT YESTERDAY’S COUNTY UPDATE.

 

FOUR AIR TRAVELERS WERE BUSTED ON POT CHARGES AFTER THEY LANDED IN BUFFALO THIS PAST WEEKEND.

 

AND ONE PERSON IS IN CUSTODY AFTER A BOMB THREAT AT CITY HALL IN ROCHESTER WEDNESDAY.


Hometown Headlines 03/17/21

NO INJURIES REPORTED IN A TUESDAY NIGHT APARTMENT HOUSE FIRE ON THE BOULEVARD IN WHEATFIELD.

 

AN AMHERST MAN WILL REMAIN BEHIND BARS FOR HIS ALLEGED ROLE IN THE INSURRECTION AT THE U.S. CAPITOL.

 

ONE DEATH AND 49 NEW CASES OF COVID WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY AT YESTERDAY’S BRIEFING.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WERE ON SITE AT TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS TUESDAY.

 

A LOCKPORT DRIVER IS FACING D-U-I CHARGES AFTER LEAVING AN ACCIDENT SCENE AND TRYING TO OUTRUN COPS.

 

THRUWAY TRAVELERS WILL SEE CREWS REMOVING TOLL BOOTHS TODAY AT EXITS 47 AND 48 - DRIVE SAFELY.

 

IN ROCHESTER – TWO TEENAGERS FACE HOMICIDE CHARGES FOR ALLEGEDLY SETTING A MAN ON FIRE LATE LAST WEEK.

 

STATE LAWMAKERS APPEAR TO BE CLOSING IN ON AN AGREEMENT TO LEGALIZE RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA.

 

AND THE SABRES’ LOSING STREAK REACHED 12 LAST NIGHT WITH A 3-2 LOSS TO THE DEVILS IN NEW JERSEY.


Hometown Headlines 03/16/21

A QUEEN CITY COP HAS BEEN SUSPENDED WITHOUT PAY AFTER HE WAS CHARGED IN A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCIDENT.

 

A BUFFALO MAN IS BEHIND BARS AFTER HE WAS ARRAIGNED FOR SHAKING HIS 6-MONTH-OLD SON TO DEATH IN 2019.

 

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

 

TWO AREA DRIVERS ARE FACING D-W-I CHARGES AFTER TRAFFIC STOPS IN LOCKPORT AND PENDLETON.

 

ONE DEATH AND 74 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY OVER THE 3-DAY WEEKEND (FRI THRU SUN)

 

THE L-F-D WELCOMED SIX NEW FIREFIGHTERS LAST WEEK – INCLUDING ITS FIRST FEMALE IN ITS 107-YEAR HISTORY.

 

IN BUFFALO – STUDENTS REMAIN AWAY FROM CLASSROOMS AGAIN TODAY AFTER A RANSOMWARE ATTACK ON DISTRICT COMPUTERS.

 

THE “PAIN AT THE PUMP” CONTINUED THIS PAST WEEK FOR DRIVERS ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK.

 

AND THE SABRES’ LOSING STREAK REACHED 11 LAST NIGHT WITH A 6-0 SHUT-OUT LOSS AT HOME TO THE CAPITOLS.


Hometown Headlines 03/15/21

NO ONE WAS INJURED IN A 2-ALARM APARTMENT HOUSE FIRE IN LOCKPORT EARLY LAST EVENING.

 

BUFFALO P-D IS INVESTIGATING TWO WEEKEND HOMICIDES THAT HAPPENED ON THE CITY’S EAST SIDE.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN LEWISTON AND WEST SENECA MADE WATER RESCUES OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

A REPEAT OFFENDER FROM N-T IS FACING A 5-COUNT FEDERAL INDICTMENT AND POSSIBLE RETURN TO PRISON.

 

TWO WESTERN NEW YORK MEN CHARGED IN THE U.S. CAPITOL INSURRECTION ARE AWAITING COURT APPEARANCES.

 

PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN SAID YESTERDAY WE SHOULD WAIT FOR RESULTS OF THE CUOMO INVESTIGATION BEFORE JUDGING HIM.

 

ONE DEATH AND 32 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 WERE REPORTED BY THE NIAGARA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT FRIDAY.

 

A FIERY FRIDAY CRASH IN THE SOUTHTOWNS KILLED A DRIVER AND SERIOUSLY INJURED A PASSENGER.

 

AND THE SABRES WILL TAKE A TEN-GAME LOSING STREAK INTO TONIGHT’S HOME GAME AGAINST THE WASHINGTON CAPITOLS.


Hometown Headlines 03/12/21

IN ALBANY - IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS HAVE BEGUN AGAINST GOVERNOR CUOMO AS ANNOUNCED BY THE ASSEMBLY SPEAKER.

 

NIAGARA FALLS P-D PINCHED A MURDER SUSPECT WHILE HE WAS IN THE DRIVE-THRU LANE AT McDONALDS WEDNESDAY.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS SHOOTING VICTIM IS RECOVING AT ECMC AFTER HE WAS WOUNDED ON PINE AVENUE THIS WEEK.

 

IN BUFFALO - POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A SHOOTING THAT SENT A 19-YEAR-OLD TO E-C-M-C WEDNESDAY.

 

PENDLETON HIGHWAY BOSS JEFF STOWELL HAS PLEADED GUILTY IN COUNTY COURT AND RESIGNED FROM HIS TOWN JOB.

 

47 NEW AND 300 ACTIVE CASES OF COVID-19 REPORTED BY THE NIAGARA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT THURSDAY.

 

AFTER A BUSY WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY IN NIAGARA COUNTY WAS EASIER FOR FIRST RESPONDERS WITH JUST ONE ACCIDENT.

 

STARTING APRIL 1ST QUARANTINE FOR TRAVELERS RETURNING TO NEW YORK IS NO LONGER MANDATORY.

 

AND THE SABRES LOST AGAIN – BY A SCORE OF 5-2 AGAIN – THIS TIME ON HOME ICE TO THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS.


Hometown Headlines 03/11/21

MORE INFORMATION IS BEING REVEALED ABOUT THE GOVERNORS ALLEGED MISCONDUCT AS IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS LOOM.

 

REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS ARE MOVING TO RESCIND CUOMO’S RESTAURANT MANDATE THAT FOOD MUST BE SERVED w/ALCOHOL.

 

TWO MORE VIRUS DEATHS AND 30 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY AT WEDNESDAY’S UPDATE.

 

IN ERIE COUNTY - THE MASS VACCINATION CLINIC AT KEYBANK CENTER OPENED YESTERDAY TO LARGE CROWDS.

 

A FORMER NURSE AT ROSWELL PARK MAY SEE PRISON TIME FOR STEALING DRUGS INTENDED FOR PATIENTS.

 

IN NIAGARA FALLS – POLICE WERE CALLED TO THE 900 BLOCK OF PINE AVENUE LAST NIGHT FOR A REPORTED SHOOTING.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN THE COUNTY WERE ON THE SCENE OF TWO ACCIDENTS AND FOUR FIRES WEDNESDAY.

 

IN ROCHESTER – CITY POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING AN OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING IN WHICH A MAN WAS KILLED.

 

AND THE NAMES OF TWO ELDERLY WOMEN KILLED IN A CAR CRASH IN WYOMING COUNTY TUESDAY HAVE BEEN RELEASED.


Hometown Headlines 03/10/21

TWO PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN A CAR CRASH IN WYOMING COUNTY TUESDAY AS THEY LEFT A COVID VACCINATION CLINIC.

 

IN NIAGARA FALLS – A WOMAN WAS CRITICALLY INJURED WHEN SHE WAS HIT BY A DRUNK DRIVER ON PORTAGE ROAD.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN THE COUNTY WERE ON THE SCENE OF FIVE ACCIDENTS TUESDAY – THREE OF THEM IN LOCKPORT.

 

THE GOVERNOR HAS NOW BEEN ACCUSED OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT BY A SIXTH WOMAN AS CALLS CONTINUE FOR HIM TO RESIGN.

 

THE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS FRUSTRATED BY THIS WEEK’S INTERRUPTION OF THE STATE’S VACCINE ALLOCATION.

 

ONE VIRUS DEATH - BUT ONLY 23 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY AT TUESDAY’S UPDATE.

 

IN BUFFALO - THE MASS VACCINATION CLINIC AT KEYBANK CENTER OPENED FOR BUSINESS THIS MORNING.

 

THE LOCKPORT FIRE DEPARTMENT ADDED A HALF DOZEN NEW FIREFIGHTERS TO ITS STAFF THIS WEEK.

 

AND THE STATE COMPTROLLER HAS INFORMED THE LOCKPORT CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF A FUTURE AUDIT.


Hometown Headlines 03/09/21

REPUBLICANS IN THE STATE ASSEMBLY WANT TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE IMPEACHMENT PROCESS AGAINST THE GOVERNOR.

 

THE STATE A-G HAS NAMED THE ATTORNEYS WHO WILL LEAD THE INVESTIGATION INTO GOV CUOMO’S ALLEGED MISCONDUCT.

 

NIAGARA FALLS ATTORNEY NICHOLAS D’ANGELO – CHARGED WITH A DOZEN SEX CRIMES – WILL FACE A JURY IN AUGUST.

 

FALLS RESIDENT MICHAEL CISKIEWIC WAS SENTENCED MONDAY TO 12 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR KIDNAPPING AND RAPE.

 

THREE VIRUS DEATHS AND 109 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 IN THE COUNTY WERE REPORTED YESTERDAY FOR THE 3-DAY WEEKEND.

 

THERE WILL BE A VACCINATION CLINIC IN NIAGARA FALLS TOM’R AND A MASS VACCINE CLINIC COMING SOON DOWNTOWN.

 

FOUR NEW CELL SITES IN NIAGARA COUNTY WILL IMPROVE SERVICE IN LOCKPORT, N-T AND WHEATFIELD.

 

IN ROCHESTER – THE FAMILY OF DANIEL PRUDE IS SUING THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE CITY FOR WRONGFUL DEATH.

 

AND – THE SABRES WILL TRY TO SNAP A 7-GAME LOSING STREAK AGAINST THE FLYERS IN PHILADELPHIA TONIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 03/08/21

TWO MORE WOMEN HAVE COME FORWARD TO ACCUSE GOV GUOMO OF INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR.

 

SENATE MAJORITY LEADER ANDREA STEWART-COUSINS SUNDAY URGED THE GOVERNOR TO STEP DOWN AMID HIS SCANDALS.

 

46 NEW VIRUS INFECTIONS AND A TOTAL OF 324 ACTIVE CASES WERE ANNOUNCED AT THE COUNTY’S COVID UPDATE FRIDAY.

 

BUFFALO IS IN LINE TO RECEIVE A $350M-DOLLAR STIMULUS CHECK ONCE THE PRESIDENT SIGNS THE COVID RELIEF BILL.

 

NEW YORK RESTAURANTS CAN INCREASE THEIR CAPACITY TO 75% IF THE COVID NUMBERS CONTINUE TO FALL.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS MAN – CHARGED IN A GUNFIGHT – WAS ARRAIGNED FRIDAY IN TWO MORE SHOOTINGS.

 

A LOCKPORT MAN AND WOMAN WERE IN COURT FRIDAY ON CHARGES OF A 2019 THEFT AT THE FORMER SCHIMSCHACK’S RESTAURANT.

 

IN ROCHESTER – POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE DRIVER WHO RAN DOWN A 5-YEAR-OLD BOY SUNDAY AND FLED THE SCENE.

 

AND – MAKE IT SEVEN STRAIGHT LOSSES FOR THE SABRES AS THEY GOT SWAMPED BY THE ISLANDERS TWICE THIS WEEKEND.


Hometown Headlines 03/05/21

STATE-RUN VACCINATION SITES WILL OPEN TODAY AT GENESEE AND JAMESTOWN COMMUNITY COLLEGES.

 

STARTING NEXT WEEK – BUFFALO’S KEYBANK CENTER WILL BE USED AS A COVID VACCINATION SITE FOR SENIORS.

 

50 NEW VIRUS INFECTIONS AND A TOTAL OF 329 ACTIVE CASES WERE ANNOUNCED AT THE COUNTY’S COVID UPDATE YESTERDAY.

 

STATE LAWMAKERS COULD VOTE TODAY IN ALBANY ON A MEASURE TO STRIP THE GOVERNOR OF HIS EMERGENCY POWERS.

 

THE DEPEW MAN ACCUSED OF ABDUCTING A TEENAGE N-T GIRL IS NOW FACING FEDERAL PORN CHARGES.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY DEPUTIES CHARGED A TOWN OF LOCKPORT MAN WITH D-U-I EARLIER THIS WEEK.

 

ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN THE COUNTY WAS REPORTED ON LOCKPORT’S CLINTON STREET HILL LAST NIGHT.

 

STATE TROOPERS REPORT A CAR-TRUCK CRASH IN STAFFORD YESTERDAY KILLED A GENESEE COUNTY WOMAN.

 

AND – MAKE IT FIVE STRAIGHT LOSSES FOR THE SABRES AS THEY GOT SWAMPED BY THE ISLANDERS 5-2 LAST NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 03/04/21

GOVERNOR CUOMO SAYS HE WILL NOT RESIGN IN THE WAKE OF MULTIPLE SEXUAL HARRASSMENT ACCUSATIONS.

 

STATE G-O-P LEADERS BLASTED WHAT THEY CALLED A “BOGUS BACKROOM DEAL” TO REVOKE CUOMO’S EMERGENCY POWERS.

 

BUFFALO FIREFIGHTERS BATTLED A PAIR OF BLAZES TUESDAY NIGHT - ONE OF WHICH WAS FATAL TO A 56-YEAR-OLD MAN.

 

24-YEAR-OLD NATHANIEL BAKER OF BUFFALO IS GOING TO PRISON FOR 21 MONTHS IN THE DEATH OF A 2-YEAR-OLD CHILD.

 

TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WERE REPORTED ON LOCKPORT ROAD IN THE COUNTY YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.

 

THE NIAGARA COUNTY D-O-H IS EXPECTING A SHIPMENT OF 6500 DOSES OF COVID VACCINE NEXT WEEK.

 

35 NEW VIRUS INFECTIONS AND A TOTAL OF 322 ACTIVE CASES WERE ANNOUNCED AT THE COUNTY’S COVID UPDATE YESTERDAY.

 

AS COVID-19 POSITIVITY RATES FALL – RESTRICTIONS ON SOCIAL GATHERINGS WILL LOOSEN UP.

 

AND – NIAGARA FALLS CITY COUNCIL MEMBER ANDREW TOUMA RESIGNED FROM HIS COUNCIL SEAT AT LAST NIGHT’S MEETING.


Hometown Headlines 03/03/21

PRESSURE CONTINUES TO MOUNT ON GOVERNOR CUOMO TO RESIGN IN THE WAKE OF MULTIPLE HARRASSMENT ACCUSATIONS.

 

IN BUFFALO – POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE TRIGGERMAN IN A DEADLY SHOOTING ON HERTEL AVENUE MONDAY.

 

THREE NIAGARA FALLS MEN WENT BEFORE THE JUDGE MONDAY FOR ROBBING THE PINE AVENUE 7-11 IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS.

 

A LOCKPORT COUPLE WILL BE IN TOWN COURT AFTER TRYING TO AVOID A SHERIFF’S TRAFFIC STOP LAST WEEK.

 

L-P-D ARRESTED A CLARENCE MAN ON D-U-I CHARGES LATE LAST WEEK WHEN THEY FOUND HIM ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL.

 

TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND AN APARTMENT BUILDING BLAZE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY TUESDAY.

 

31 NEW CASES OF CORONAVIRUS WERE ANNOUNCED AT THE COUNTY’S COVID UPDATE YESTERDAY.

 

THERE’S AN ON-LINE PETITION SUGGESTING THAT NORTH PARK BE RE-NAMED “AARON MOSELLE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL.”

 

AND – THE RANGERS HANDED THE SABRES THEIR 4TH STRAIGHT LOSS IN NEW YORK LAST NIGHT - FINAL SCORE 3-2.


Hometown Headlines 03/02/21

THE 23-YEAR-OLD SON OF NIAGARA COUNTY SHERIFF MICHAEL FILICETTI WAS CHARGED WITH D-W-I OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

FOUR PEOPLE WERE DISPLACED BY AN OVERNIGHT 3-ALARM FIRE IN BUFFALO’S BAILEY-LOVEJOY NEIGHBORHOOD.

 

SIX TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WERE REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY ROADWAYS MONDAY.

 

THREE PEOPLE WERE INJURED WHEN A STOLEN PICK-UP SLAMMED INTO TWO OTHER VEHICLES IN AMHERST SATURDAY NIGHT.

 

ONE COVID DEATH AND 109 NEW CASES WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY OVER THE 3-DAY WEEKEND FRIDAY-SUNDAY.

 

IN BUFFALO – POLICE AND THE MAYOR ARE DE-BUNKING A SOCIAL MEDIA RUMOR OF A SERIAL KILLER ON THE LOOSE.

 

ST BONAVENTURE UNIVERSITY IS MOURNING THE COVID-19 DEATH OF ITS PRESIDENT – DENNIS DEPERRO.

 

A THIRD WOMAN HAS COME FORWARD TO ACCUSE GOVERNOR CUOMO OF MAKING UNWANTED ADVANCES.

 

AND – THE STRUGGLING SABRES “TAKE THE SHOW ON THE ROAD” FOR A GAME WITH THE RANGERS IN NEW YORK TONIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 03/01/21

SPEED IS SUSPECTED IN A PAIR OF FATAL WEEKEND CRASHES IN BUFFALO THAT ALSO INJURED TWO OTHERS.

 

A YOUNG QUEEN CITY MAN IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AT ECMC AFTER A SATURDAY NIGHT SHOOTING ON THE EAST SIDE.

 

THE W-N-Y COVID POSITIVITY RATE IS SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER RIGHT NOW THAN THE CURRENT STATE AVERAGE.

 

2 COVID DEATHS AND 35 NEW CASES REPORTED FRIDAY AT THE NIAGARA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT’S COVID BRIEFING.

 

THE COUNTY D-O-H IS MOVING ITS COVID VACCINATION CLINIC FROM LOCKPORT TO NORTH TONAWANDA NEXT WEEK.

 

ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN LOCKPORT AND A FIRE IN THE FALLS REPORTED YESTERDAY.

 

TWO FORMER STAFFERS HAVE NOW ACCUSED GOVERNOR CUOMO OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND THE A-G IS LISTENING.

 

IN ROCHESTER – ONE PERSON IS DEAD AND THREE INJURED AFTER A TWO-VEHICLE CRASH IN THE CITY LAST NIGHT.

 

AND – THE SABRES COULDN’T MUSTER A SINGLE GOAL THIS WEEKEND IN BACK-TO-BACK SHUT-OUT LOSSES TO THE FLYERS.


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