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Hometown Headlines Archives for 2021-06

Hometown Headlines 06/30/21

LOCKPORT FIREFIGHTERS WERE ON SITE AT A STRUCTURE FIRE OVERNIGHT AT NIAGARA AND PROSPECT.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT TUESDAY.

 

THERE WAS A FATAL CAR-PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT ON SOUTH- WESTERN BOULEVARD IN WEST SENECA YESTERDAY.

 

BUFFALO POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE SUSPECT IN A DOUBLE SHOOTING NEAR DOWNTOWN TUESDAY.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS MAN WILL SPEND HIS NEXT 25 YEARS BEHIND BARS FOR A 2018 MURDER IN BUFFALO.

 

HOSPITALIZATIONS FOR COVID-19 IN THE WESTERN NEW YORK REGION CONTINUE TO DECLINE SIGNIFICANTLY.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY IS HOSTING AN OUTDOOR JOB FAIR AT LOCKPORT’S IDA FRITZ PARK THIS MORNING.

 

FORMER ERIE COUNTY EXECUTIVE JOEL GIAMBRA HAS DROPPED HIS WRITE-IN CAMPAIGN FOR MAYOR OF BUFFALO.

 

AND THE BUFFALO SABRES HAVE DECIDED TO “GO FOR GRANATO” AS THE TEAM’S NEW HEAD COACH.


Hometown Headlines 06/29/21

IN A FIERY SPEECH LAST EVENING - BUFFALO MAYOR BYRON BROWN SAID HE WILL PURSUE A WRITE-IN CAMPAIGN THIS FALL

 

A VIOLENT WEEKEND IN BUFFALO SAW THE CITY’S HOMICIDE TOTAL HIT 47 AFTER FOUR FATAL SHOOTINGS.

 

A QUEEN CITY MOTHER IS CHARGED WITH CHILD ENDANGERMENT AFTER LEAVING HER KIDS ALONE IN A DANGEROUS SITUATION.

 

U-S MARSHALLS ARE LOOKING FOR A PERSON OF INTEREST IN THE MURDER OF A BUFFALO WOMAN EARLIER THIS YEAR.

 

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

 

MORE GUN VIOLENCE IN ROCHESTER AS A 29-YEAR-OLD MAN FIGHTS FOR HIS LIFE AFTER BEING SHOT LAST NIGHT.

 

IN STATE POLITICS - NEW YORK REPUBLICANS ARE SUPPORTING LONG ISLAND CONGRESSMAN LEE ZELDIN FOR GOVERNOR.

 

GAS PRICES ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK CONTINUE TO RISE AS SUMMER DRIVING INCREASES.

 

AND THE BLUE JAYS OPEN A HOME SERIES WITH SEATTLE AT SAHLEN FIELD TONIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 06/28/21

HOMICIDE DETECTIVES IN NIAGARA FALLS ARE INVESTIGATING THE DEATH OF A MAN FOUND SHOT IN A PICKUP SATURDAY.

 

BUFFALO’S HOMICIDE TOTAL FOR 2021 HIT 47 OVER THE WEEKEND AFTER TWO MORE FATAL SHOOTINGS.

 

A PAIR OF QUEEN CITY MEN WERE WOUNDED FRIDAY IN SEPARATE SHOOTINGS JUST MINUTES AND MILES APART.

 

VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS BATTLED TWO BLAZES OVER THE WEEKEND IN THE TOWN OF ROYALTON.

 

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

 

CONSTRUCTION CREWS BEGIN WORK TODAY ON A 400-FOOT BREAKWALL TO PREVENT DAMAGING WAVES AT OLCOTT HARBOR.

 

BUFFALO MAYOR BYRON BROWN SAYS IF HE DOES LAUNCH A “WRITE-IN” CAMPAIGN HE WANTS NO HELP FROM CARL PALADINO

 

IN ROCHESTER – IT WAS ANOTHER VIOLENT WEEKEND WITH TWO WOMEN AND TWO MEN INJURED IN SHOOTINGS YESTERDAY.

 

AND THE BLUE JAYS ARE IDLE TODAY - BUT BEGIN A SERIES WITH SEATTLE AT SAHLEN FIELD TOM’R NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 6/25/21

A 29-year-old Lockport landscaper who was hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle on Grauer Road two weeks ago has died.

 

A State appellate court is ruling that the State owes eight city school districts including Niagara Falls a total of $1.1 billion dollars. 

 

The State Attorney General’s Office is suing the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District.  The suit alleges that the district ignored complaints of bullying, harassment, and sexual assault both in person and on social media. 

 

Crews will be installing five bronze statues in front of the steps of the Lockport Locks today.  The monuments will be officially dedicated on July 3rd

 

Carl Paladino is pushing Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown to launch a write-in campaign following his apparent defeat in Tuesday’s mayoral primary. 

 

The Buffalo Marathon returns this weekend with some 3,000 runners expected to participate in hot and humid conditions.

 

And after 35 years, The House of Horrors and Haunted Catacombs in Cheektowaga is closing its doors.  Final scares are set for tonight and tomorrow.  


Hometown Headlines 06/24/21

FOUR PEOPLE WERE INJURED IN A SHOOTING LAST NIGHT AT BUFFALO’S J-F-K PARK ON HICKORY STREET.

 

QUEEN CITY FIRE INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING INTO THE CAUSE OF A BLAZE IN WHICH AN ELDERLY MAN DIED.

 

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

 

A TUSCARORA RESERVATION MAN - TOMMY KRAFT – IS FACING UP TO 19 YEARS IN PRISON ON SIX FELONY CHARGES.

 

TWO NIAGARA FALLS MEN WERE SENTENCED TO PRISON TERMS THIS WEEK IN SEPARATE COURT CASES.

 

NEW YORK’S COVID STATE OF EMERGENCY IS OFFICIALLY LIFTED TODAY AFTER 15 MONTHS IN PLACE.

 

IN BUFFALO – DEFEATED MAYOR BYRON BROWN MAY LAUNCH A “WRITE-IN” CAMPAIGN TO CHALLENGE INDIA WALTON.

 

POLICE IN ROCHESTER ARE INVESTIGATING THE CITY’S 34TH HOMICIDE OF 2021 AFTER A FATAL SHOOTING LAST NIGHT.

 

AND THE BLUE JAYS ARE BACK IN BUFFALO TO BEGIN A 10-GAME HOME STAND AT SAHLEN FIELD TONIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 06/23/21

IN A HISTORIC UPSET IT APPEARS THAT BYRON BROWN WENT DOWN IN BUFFALO’S DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY FOR MAYOR.

 

LOCALLY – ABSENTEE BALLOTS WILL DECIDE THE WINNER IN THE G-O-P PRIMARY FOR NIAGARA COUNTY COURT JUDGE.

 

IN BUFFALO – TWO POLICE OFFICERS AND A CIVILIAN WERE INJURED IN AN EAST SIDE CRASH LAST NIGHT.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE CALLED OUT TO JUST ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT LAST EVENING.

 

IN NIAGARA FALLS YESTERDAY LAW ENFORCEMENT ROUNDED UP 46 INDIVIDUALS AND SERVED 60 WARRANTS.

 

A 22-YEAR-OLD FALLS MOTHER IS FACING UP TO 25 YEARS IN PRISON AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO KILLING HER SON.

 

IN REGIONAL NEWS – A PEDESTRIAN WAS AIRLIFTED TO STRONG MEMORIAL AFTER BEING STRUCK BY AN SUV IN BATAVIA.

 

CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU EXPECTS HIS BORDER WITH THE U-S TO BE RE-OPEN IN WEEKS – NOT MONTHS.

 

AND BUFFALO SABRES’ FANS JOIN THE TEAM IN MOURNING THE PASSING OF FORMER STAR RENE ROBERT AT AGE 72.


Hometown Headlines 06/22/21

IT’S PRIMARY DAY AND VOTERS IN NIAGARA AND ERIE COUNTIES WILL BE HEADING TO THE POLLS.

 

L-P-D OFFICERS ARRESTED A LOCKPORT MAN MONDAY ON TWO FELONY CHARGES STEMMING FROM AN ALLEGED BEATING.

 

A FALLS MAN HAS PLEADED GUILTY IN A FATAL HIT-AND-RUN ACCIDENT IN LEWISTON LAST MAY.

 

IN FEDERAL COURT – A GRAND ISLAND COUPLE ACCEPTED A PLEA DEAL IN TWO BANK ROBBERIES COMMITTED BY THEIR SON.

 

BUFFALO POLICE MADE AN ARREST MONDAY AFTER A 7-11 WAS ROBBED TWICE IN THREE DAYS.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE CALLED OUT TO A PAIR OF EMERGENCY CALLS MONDAY.

 

ON THE COUNTY COVID REPORT – 3 NEW CASES WERE ANNOUNCED AFTER THE THREE-DAY WEEKEND – FRIDAY THRU MONDAY.

 

THE CANADIAN GOV’T SAYS ITS COVID VACCINATION RATE IS THE KEY TO RE-OPENING ITS BORDER WITH THE U-S.

 

AND A NEW YORK CITY ARCHITECT FIRM IS WORKING ON A PLAN TO BRING NEW LIFE TO THE RAINBOW MALL IN THE FALLS.


Hometown Headlines 06/21/21

32-YEAR-OLD MATTHEW MAINES OF YOUNGSTOWN WAS KILLED IN A ONE-CAR CRASH ON LEWISTON ROAD FRIDAY NIGHT.

 

A YOUNG BUFFALO MAN WAS GUNNED DOWN IN THE CITY’S SENECA BABCOCK NEIGHBORHOOD JUST BEFORE NOON FRIDAY.

 

A FALLS MAN IS RECOVERING AFTER HE WAS SHOT IN BROAD DAYLIGHT SATURDAY ON BUFFALO’S WEST SIDE.

 

NIAGARA FALLS NARCOTICS COPS MADE A DRUG AND WEAPONS BUST ON PIERCE AVENUE OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

A SATURDAY MORNING FIRE AT SANTORA’S PIZZA PUB ON TRANSIT CAUSED NEARLY A HALF MILLION DOLLARS DAMAGE.

 

FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY FROM SUNDAY INTO EARLY MONDAY.

 

ON THE COVID FRONT - THERE WERE NO DEATHS, NO NEW CASES AND NO HOSPITALIZATIONS REPORTED IN THE COUNTY FRIDAY.

 

ERIE COUNTY EXECUTIVE POLONCARZ HAS BACKED OFF ON HIS ORDER THAT ONLY VACCINATED FANS CAN ATTEND BILLS GAMES.

 

AND A “TAKE FIVE” LOTTERY TICKET WORTH MORE THAN $63,000 WAS SOLD AT THE TOPS MARKET ON TRANSIT ROAD.


Hometown Headlines 06/18/21

18-YEAR-OLD JACOB MINNICK OF LOCKPORT DROWNED AT INDIAN FALLS IN TONAWANDA CREEK YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.

 

A LEWISTON MAN PLEADED GUILTY YESTERDAY FOR HIS ROLE IN A FATAL HOME INVASION IN MARCH 2020.

 

EIGHT TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS YESTERDAY.

 

IN ROCHESTER – POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE KILLER IN THE CITY’S 29TH HOMICIDE OF 2021.

 

A 19-YEAR-OLD DRIVER IN ROCHESTER IS FACING SERIOUS CHARGES AFTER A FATAL CRASH THURSDAY.

 

LOCKPORT AND NIAGARA FALLS HAVE ANNOUNCED 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS – BUT N-T SAYS THEY AREN’T IN THE BUDGET.

 

ERIE COUNTY EXECUTIVE MARK POLONCARZ IS STANDING BY HIS ORDER THAT ONLY VACCINATED FANS CAN ATTEND BILLS GAMES.

 

POPULAR DAREDEVIL NIK WALLENDA WALKED THE HIGH-WIRE AT BUFFALO’S D’YOUVILLE COLLEGE YESTERDAY.

 

AND THE YANKEES COMPLETED A 3-GAME SWEEP OF THE BLUE JAYS WITH AN 8-4 WIN @ SAHLEN FIELD LAST NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 06/17/21

POPULAR DAREDEVIL NIK WALENDA WILL BE WALKING THE HIGH-WIRE ON BUFFALO’S WEST SIDE THIS AFTERNOON.

 

IN NIAGARA FALLS – TWO MEN WERE INJURED IN SEPARATE SHOOTINGS AND A COP WAS SHOT AT TUESDAY NIGHT.

 

THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND A BULLDOZER FIRE REPORTED IN THE COUNTY YESTERDAY.

 

FOR THE THIRD STRAIGHT DAY - NIAGARA COUNTY REPORTED ONLY FOUR NEW CASES OF COVID-19.

 

PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN NIAGARA FALLS AND BUFFALO PLAN TO HAVE KIDS BACK IN CLASSROOMS COME SEPTEMBER.

 

ERIE COUNTY FAIR ORGANIZERS SAY THIS YEAR’S EVENT WILL OPERATE AT 100% CAPACITY.

 

A ROCHESTER MOTHER IS CHARGED WITH MURDER IN THE DEATH OF HER 3-MONTH-OLD DAUGHTER THIS PAST WEEKEND.

 

THERE WAS ANOTHER FATAL SHOOTING IN ROCHESTER WHEN A MAN WAS GUNNED DOWN ON BARTLETT STREET WEDNESDAY.

 

AND THE BLUE JAYS DROPPED THEIR THIRD STRAIGHT GAME WITH A 3-2 LOSS TO THE YANKEES @ SAHLEN FIELD LAST NIGHT

 


Hometown Headlines 06/16/21

NEW YORKERS ARE CELEBRATING A RETURN TO A SEMBLANCE OF NORMALCY AFTER MOST COVID RESTRICTIONS WERE CANCELED.

 

ONE COVID DEATH WAS REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY TUESDAY AT AN OTHERWISE POSITIVE PANDEMIC UPDATE.

 

FIVE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON ROADWAYS ACROSS THE COUNTY YESTERDAY.

 

CITY COPS IN THE FALLS RESPONDED TO A SHOOTING IN THE 2100 BLOCK OF NORTH AVENUE LAST NIGHT.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS WOMAN WILL SPEND 20 YEARS IN STATE PRISON FOR MURDERING A MAN IN HER APARTMENT LAST YEAR.

 

ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED AGAINST A FALLS WOMAN WHO TOSSED HER CAGED DOG INTO A SWIMMING POOL.

 

THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF BUFFALO WILL MONITOR 18 PRIESTS WHO HAVE BEEN ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ABUSING CHILDREN.

 

AN ERIE COUNTY JUDGE HAS ORDERED MOVIE PRODUCER HARVEY WEINSTEEN FIT TO BE EXTRADITED TO CALIFORNIA.

 

AND THE YANKEES RALLIED FOR A 6-5 WIN OVER THE BLUE JAYS AT SAHLEN FIELD IN BUFFALO LAST NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 06/15/21

ONE PERSON WAS AIRLIFTED TO ECMC BY MERCY FLIGHT AFTER A CAR AND TRAIN COLLIDED IN EVANS LAST NIGHT.

 

A BARKER WOMAN WAS SENTENCED MONDAY TO THREE YEARS PROBATION FOR STEALING NEARLY $12-GRAND FROM A TRUST.

 

THE BUFFALO OFFICER SERIOUSLY INJURED DURING A POLICE PURSUIT SEVERAL WEEKS AGO IS “ON THE MEND” AT ECMC.

 

A COVID FATALITY OVER THE WEEKEND HAS BROUGHT THE COUNTY DEATH TOLL TO 360 SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN.

 

LOCKPORT’S NORTH PARK JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL WILL SOON HAVE A NEW NAME AFTER SCHOOL BOARD ACTION LAST WEEK.

 

IF APPROVED - THE SOMERSET COAL POWER STATION MAY BECOME A 200-MEGAWATT SOLAR ENERGY FARM.

 

THE BOARD THAT CONTROLS LAKE ONTARIO OUTFLOWS WILL HOST TWO ON-LINE PUBLIC MEETINGS THIS WEEK.

 

MOTORISTS ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK CONTNUE TO SEE RISING PRICES AT THE GAS PUMP.

 

AND FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER - YANKEE FANS GET TO SEE THEIR HEROS PLAY A MAJOR LEAGUE GAME IN BUFFALO TONITE.


Hometown Headlines 06/14/21

A MOTORCYCLE CRASH ON I-990 EARLY SUNDAY MORNING TOOK THE LIFE OF A 31-YEAR-OLD MAN.

 

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

 

ANOTHER POLICE PURSUIT IN NIAGARA COUNTY HAS LANDED A FALLS MAN BEHIND BARS ON MULTIPLE CHARGES.

 

NIAGARA FALLS P-D INVESTIGATED 3 INCIDENTS OF GUNFIRE FRIDAY AND A SHOOTING SATURDAY.

 

IN BUFFALO – TWO MEN WERE SHOT OVERNIGHT FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS.

 

A SATURDAY AFTERNOON FIRE IN YOUNGSTOWN DID EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO A HOME ON OAK STREET.

 

A LOCKPORT MAN WAS CONVICTED OF FELONY DRUG AND WEAPONS CHARGES IN COUNTY COURT FRIDAY.

 

IN ROCHESTER – ONE TEENAGER WAS KILLED AND ANOTHER INJURED IN A DOUBLE-SHOOTING SATURDAY.

 

AND CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER JUSTIN TRUDEAU CONTINUES TO REFUSE TO OPEN THE BORDER BETWEEN CANADA AND THE U-S.


Hometown Headlines 06/11/21

FEDERAL MARSHALLS AND CITY COPS BUSTED A FALLS MAN WEDNESDAY WHO WAS WANTED ON FELONY CHARGES.

 

NIAGARA FALLS P-D RESPONDED TO A TRIO OF EARLY MORNING SHOOTINGS IN THE CITY’S NORTH END WEDNESDAY.

 

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

 

5 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY YESTERDAY WITH A TOTAL OF 29 ACTIVE CASES.

 

THE ERIE COUNTY LEGISLATURE HAS STRIPPED COUNTY EXECUTIVE MARK POLANCARZ OF HIS “PANDEMIC POWERS.”

 

IN SUBURBAN ROCHESTER – POLICE ARE LOOKING INTO THE CAUSE OF A FATAL HEAD-ON CRASH IN GATES YESTERDAY.

 

DAREDEVIL NIK WALENDA WILL BE BACK IN WNY TO “WALK THE WIRE” AT BUFFALO’S D’YOUVILLE COLLEGE.

 

IN MEDINA – THE 21ST SUMMER OF FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISES KICK OFF TONIGHT AT THE ERIE CANAL BASIN.

 

AND THE BUFFALO BILLS HAVE ANNOUNCED THE TEAM’S THREE PRE-SEASON OPPONENTS FOR THIS AUGUST.


Hometown Headlines 06/10/21

A LOCKPORT MOTORCYCLIST – WITHOUT A HELMET – IS LUCKY TO BE ALIVE AFTER CRASHING HIS BIKE LAST EVENING.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT SEVEN OTHER ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WEDNESDAY.

 

IN ERIE COUNTY – TWO SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT VEHICLES WERE STRUCK ON THE SCAJAQUADA EXPRESSWAY YESTERDAY.

 

ONLY 3 NEW COVID CASES WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY YESTERDAY WITH A TOTAL OF 29 ACTIVE CASES.

 

THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT HAS MADE A SLIGHT CHANGE TO ITS EXISTING BORDER CROSSING RULES.

 

DEPUTIES IN MONROE COUNTY ARE INVESTIGATING A FATAL CRASH BETWEEN AN S-U-V AND TRACTOR-TRAILER IN CHILI.

 

IN ROCHESTER – THE TWO POLICE OFFICERS INVOLVED IN LAST FRIDAY’S DEADLY SHOOT-OUT HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED.

 

PASSPORTS ARE ONCE AGAIN BEING ISSUED BY THE NIAGARA COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE.

 

AND EVEN MORE SEATS FOR BLUE JAYS GAMES AT SAHLEN FIELD IN BUFFALO GO ON SALE TODAY.


Hometown Headlines 06/09/21

TWO PROMINENT COUNTY MEN HAVE DIED WITH THE PASSING OF ELMER GRANCHELLI AND VINCE ANELLO.

 

IN NIAGARA FALLS – TWO MEN IN THEIR 20’S ARE RECOVERING AT E-C-M-C AFTER A SHOOTING AND A STABBING.

 

SIX BUFFALO POLICE OFFICERS WERE INJURED IN A CAR CHASE WITH A TEENAGE DRIVER YESTERDAY.

 

NIAGARA COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT THREE CAR CRASHES AND A FATAL ACCIDENT IN ORLEANS COUNTY.

 

NO VIRUS DEATHS AND ONLY 3 NEW COVID CASES WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY TUESDAY.

 

CANADA MAY BE EASING BORDER RESTRICTIONS LATER THIS MONTH IF CERTAIN BENCHMARKS ARE MET.

 

THE STATE LEGISLATURE IS EXPECTED TO APPROVE FUNDING FOR THE IMPEACHMENT INVESTIGATION OF GOVERNOR CUOMO.

 

IN SUBURBAN ROCHESTER – POLICE HAD TO BREAK-UP A BRAWL AT A SCHOOL BOARD MEETING THE PENFIELD DISTRICT.

 

AND A HOSTAGE SITUATION IN IRVING YESTERDAY ENDED WITHOUT INCIDENT FOLLOWING A 3-HOUR STAND-OFF.


Hometown Headlines 06/08/21

41-YEAR-OLD ALICIA CALDERONE OF LOCKPORT WAS KILLED SUNDAY WHEN SHE CRASHED HER MOTORCYCLE IN ROYALTON.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT FIVE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND A POSSIBLE SHOOTING IN NIAGARA COUNTY MONDAY.

 

BUFFALO POLICE ARRESTED TYSHEEM EVANS IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLENTOWN SHOOTING THIS PAST WEEKEND.

 

28-YEAR-OLD DAVARIS HODGE OF LOCKPORT WILL SPEND 18 YEARS IN PRISON FOR KILLING LEON JOHNSON LAST YEAR.

 

TWO VIRUS DEATHS AND 8 NEW COVID CASES REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY OVER THE 3-DAY WEEKEND.

 

MOST RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE ACROSS THE STATE DUE TO THE PANDEMIC MAY BE ELIMINATED IN THE DAYS AHEAD.

 

IN ROCHESTER – POLICE HAVE ID’D THE MAN KILLED IN AN OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING LAST FRIDAY EVENING.

 

THE PRICE AT THE PUMP CONTINUES TO INCH UP ACROSS THE WESTERN NEW YORK REGION.

 

AND MORE SEATS TO WATCH THE BLUE JAYS AT SAHLEN FIELD IN BUFFALO WILL OPEN UP JUNE 24TH.


Hometown Headlines 06/07/21

IN BUFFALO – CITY POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING SEVERAL SHOOTINGS WITH A TOTAL OF THREE PEOPLE INJURED.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS MAN WHO TOOK DEPUTIES ON A CAR CHASE IS FACING A WHOLE BUNCH OF CHARGES.

 

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

 

STUDENTS AND STAFF AT NEW YORK SCHOOLS BETTER NOT PUT THOSE MASKS AWAY JUST YET.

 

NO VIRUS DEATHS - AND ONLY 10 NEW COVID CASES WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY AT FRIDAY’S UPDATE.

 

IN ROCHESTER – POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE SUSPECT IN THE FATAL STABBING OF A MAN ON PARK AVENUE SUNDAY.

 

THE DEATH OF AN ORCHARD PARK MAN AT A WYOMING COUNTY CAMPGROUND IS NOT CONSIDERED SUSPICIOUS.

 

THE LOCKPORT MONDAY NIGHT CRUISES ARE BACK AT IDA FRITZ PARK BEGINNING THIS EVENING AT 5:30.

 

AND THE BLUE JAYS BEGIN A ROAD TRIP IN CHICAGO TOM’R AFTER LOSING TO THE ASTROS IN BUFFALO LAST NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 06/04/21

A NIAGARA FALLS MURDER SUSPECT WAS CAPTURED IN WYOMING COUNTY YESTERDAY AFTER A BRIEF MANHUNT.

 

A SECOND THURSDAY MORNING SHOOTING IN THE FALLS SENT A CITY MAN TO MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER.

 

IN BUFFALO – A POLICE OFFICER IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER HE WAS INJURED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.

 

A QUEEN CITY MAN WHO TOOK POLICE ON A CHASE THRU THREE TOWNSHIPS LAST SATURDAY IS FACING MULTIPLE CHARGES.

 

NO VIRUS DEATHS - AND ONLY 7 NEW COVID CASES WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY AT THURSDAY’S BRIEFING.

 

FINAL PREPARATIONS ARE IN PLACE FOR THE IMPLOSION OF THREE SMOKESTACKS IN TONAWANDA TOMORROW MORNING.

 

IN SUBURBAN ROCHESTER – AN ARREST HAS BEEN MADE IN THE BRUTAL MURDER LAST MONTH OF AN IRONDEQUOIT WOMAN.

 

SHINE UP YOUR CHEVY AND DUST OFF THE DODGE – LOCKPORT’S MONDAY NIGHT CRUISES ARE BACK NEXT WEEK.

 

AND THE BLUE JAYS WILL BE LOOKING FOR A THIRD STRAIGHT WIN WHEN THEY HOST THE ASTROS IN BUFFALO TONIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 06/03/21

A WEST END FIRE IN LOCKPORT YESTERDAY MORNING HAD ALL ON-DUTY FIREFIGHTERS ON-SITE AT LOCK CITY METALS.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WERE ON SITE AT FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND A GORGE RESCUE WEDNESDAY.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS COP LOST HIS JOB AND WAS SENTENCED TO COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR FALSIFYING A JAIL REPORT.

 

IN BUFFALO - POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A FATAL CRASH THAT TOOK THE LIFE OF A 27-YEAR-OLD MAN YESTERDAY.

 

A DRIVE-BY SHOOTING IN THE QUEEN CITY’S MASTEN PARK NEIGHBORHOOD TUESDAY SENT A 25-YEAR-OLD MAN TO ECMC.

 

TWO COVID DEATHS - BUT ONLY 3 NEW VIRUS CASES WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY AT WEDNESDAY’S UPDATE.

 

COVID VACCINATION CLINICS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN ERIE COUNTY WILL BE AVAILABLE THIS WEEK AND NEXT.

 

AREA REPS IN BOTH THE SENATE AND HOUSE ARE CALLING ON U-S AND CANADIAN OFFICIALS TO OPEN THE BORDER.

 

AND THE BLUE JAYS SCORED 3 RUNS IN THE 9TH INNING TO SQUEEZE OUT A 6-5 WIN OVER THE MARLINS LAST NIGHT.


Hometown Headlines 06/02/21

A LOCKPORT SCHOOL PRINCIPAL WILL RESIGN AFTER 5 YEARS OF PAID LEAVE AND A $100,000 CASH SETTLEMENT.

 

TWO COVID DEATHS AND 28 NEW INFECTIONS REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY OVER THE 4-DAY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.

 

IN ERIE COUNTY – 96% OF COVID DEATHS OVER THE PAST TWO MONTHS WERE PEOPLE WHO WERE NOT VACCINATED.

 

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

 

IN NIAGARA FALLS - AN OHIO MAN HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH ANIMAL CRUELTY AFTER HIS DOG DIED INSIDE A HOT CAR.

 

AN UNIDENTIFIED MARILLA MAN DIED MEMORIAL DAY AFTER HE WAS PINNED BENEATH A FALLEN TREE.

 

A DUNKIRK MAN WAS BUSTED OVER THE WEEKEND WHEN POLICE FOUND GUNS AND DRUGS IN HIS APARTMENT.

 

DESPITE BEING ON SHAKEY POLITICAL GROUND - GOVERNOR CUOMO IS HOSTING A RE-ELECTION FUNDRAISER THIS MONTH.

 

AND VLAD JUNIOR HAD 4 HITS AND 3 RBI’S AS HE POWERED THE BLUE JAYS TO A 5-1 ROUT OF THE MARLINS IN BUFFALO.


Hometown Headlines 06/01/21

ONE MAN IS DEAD AND ANOTHER INJURED AFTER A DOUBLE SHOOTING IN NIAGARA FALLS SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

 

49-YEAR-OLD JOHN SHAW OF LOCKPORT SPENT MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND BEHIND BARS ON A VARIETY OF CHARGES.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS MAN HAS BEEN INDICTED BY AN ERIE COUNTY GRAND JURY IN CONNECTION WITH A FATAL CAR CRASH.

 

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON SITE AT THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS IN NIAGARA COUNTY.

 

GOOD NEWS FROM THE NIAGARA COUNTY D-O-H GOING INTO THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND WITH ONLY 9 NEW CASES OF COVID.

 

IN ROCHESTER – A 12-YEAR-OLD DIED AND 2 POLICE OFFICERS WERE HURT IN A MULTI-ALARM FIRE YESTERDAY.

 

A MEDICAL CONDITION IS THE SUSPECTED CAUSE OF A FATAL CRASH IN ROCHESTER THAT KILLED A 49-YEAR-OLD MAN.

 

POLICE IN BATAVIA ARE LOOKING INTO AN ACCIDENT THAT INJURED A 6-YEAR-OLD GIRL YESTERDAY.

 

AND MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL IS BACK IN BUFFALO TONIGHT WHEN THE BLUE JAYS HOST THE MARLINS AT SAHLEN FIELD.


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