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Hometown Headlines Archives for 2024-01

WEDNESDAY 01/31/2024

A YEAR AGO - TOMMIE BROWN OF LOCKPORT TOOK LPD ON A HIGH SPEED CHASE - NOW HE’S HEADED TO STATE PRISON.

 

TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY TUESDAY - THAT INCLUDED A 3-CAR CRASH IN NORTH TONAWANDA.

 

LOCKPORT’S “NUISANCE HOUSE” AT 96 LOCUST HAS BEEN TORN DOWN AND THE OWNER WILL BE GETTING THE BILL.

 

CHARGES ARE PENDING AFTER NIAGARA FALLS “NARCS” RAIDED A BUFFALO AVENUE ADDRESS LAST FRIDAY.

 

THE VERDICT WAS GUILTY YESTERDAY IN THE ROCHESTER MURDER TRIAL OF TROY PARKER.

 

FLAGS ACROSS NEW YORK ARE AT HALF-STAFF TODAY IN HONOR OF DAN DEWOLF A FALLEN FIREFIGHTER FROM WAYNE COUNTY.

 

GAS PRICES AT UPSTATE PUMPS ARE JUST SLIGHTLY LOWER THAN LAST WEEK - ACCORDING TO THE AAA.

 

A MEETING ON LOCAL ILLEGAL BORDER CROSSINGS WILL BE HELD NEXT THURSDAY - FEBRUARY 8TH - AT PORTER TOWN HALL.

 

AND - ST BONAVENTURE WON - BUT U-B AND SYRACUSE LOST IN COLLEGE HOOPS GAMES PLAYED LAST NIGHT.

TUESDAY 01/30/2024

JOHN CELESTINO - THE PUBLISHER OF NIAGARA COUNTY’S TWO NEWSPAPERS - HAS DIED AT AGE 63.

 

ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY MONDAY - A CAR STRUCK A POLE ROYALTON.

 

JOHNOMAR SUSTACHE WAS 14 WHEN HE SHOT AND KILLED MORRELL BUSTER JUNIOR IN 2022 - NOW 16 - HE’S HEADED TO PRISON.

 

A BUFFALO WOMAN HAS BEEN CONVICTED OF MURDER - AND A CITY MAN HAS BEEN INDICTED IN A DRUG DEATH.

 

AN ARREST HAS BEEN MADE IN CONNECTION WITH THE MURDER  OF A BUFFALO MAN IN JAMESTOWN LAST WEEK.

 

CLOSING ARGUMENTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE HEARD TODAY IN THE ROCHESTER MURDER TRIAL OF TROY PARKER.

 

HOW LONG WILL CITIZENS OF THE 26TH DISTRICT BE WITHOUT REPRESENTATION ONCE BRIAN HIGGINS LEAVES OFFICE FRIDAY?

 

STATE DATA SHOWS THE SPREAD OF THE FLU CONTINUES TO SLOW DOWN ACROSS WESTERN NEW YORK.

 

AND - THREE REGIONAL DIVISION ONE HOOPS TEAMS WILL SEE ACTION ON THE HARDWOOD TONIGHT.

MONDAY 01/29/2024

NO INJURIES REPORTED IN AN APARTMENT HOUSE FIRE EARLY THIS MORNING ON THE BOULEVARD IN WHEATFIELD.

 

TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS HAPPENED IN NIAGARA COUNTY OVER THE WEEKEND - INCLUDING A PEDESTRIAN MISHAP.

 

AN ARREST HAS BEEN MADE IN THE ROBBERY AND ASSAULT OF A NIAGARA FALLS TAXI DRIVER A WEEK AGO TODAY.

 

FALLS DRUG BUSTERS ARRESTED TWO CITY MEN LATE LAST WEEK DURING A RAID ON 87TH STREET.

 

DAVID McKEEVER OF BUFFALO IS ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL LAST SUMMER.

 

A SYRACUSE TEEN WANTED IN AN OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING HAS BEEN APPREHENDED IN ROCHESTER.

 

POLICE HAVE ARRESTED A ROBBERY SUSPECT IN ROCHESTER AFTER HE TRIED TO HOLD UP A FAMILY DOLLAR STORE.

 

THREE MUNICIPALITIES IN ERIE COUNTY WILL SHARE $20M IN STATE GRANTS TO HELP FIX UP THEIR DOWNTOWNS.

 

AND - THE CHIEFS AND 49ERS WILL FACE EACH OTHER IN VEGAS IN TWO WEEKS IN SUPER BOWL 58.

FRIDAY 01/26/2024

MICHAEL HAMILTON OF NIAGARA FALLS IS GOING TO PRISON FOR 17 YEARS FOR A SHOOTING DEATH IN 2022.

 

NO INJURIES - AND A DOG WAS RESCUED - IN A FALLS FIRE ON FERRY AVENUE THAT BROKE OUT MID-MORNING THURSDAY.

 

FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WERE REPORTED ON NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS YESTERDAY - INCLUDING A HIT-&-RUN.

 

NO CHARGES WILL BE FILED IN CONNECTION WITH AN OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING IN BUFFALO LAST SEPTEMBER.

 

FORMER EMPLOYEES OF BATAVIA DOWNS GAMING ARE SUING THE CASINO FOR WAGE THEFT AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT.

 

POLICE IN JAMESTOWN ARE INVESTIGATING A HOMICIDE THAT INVOLVES A 28-YEAR-OLD BUFFALO MAN.

 

10 YEARS AGO STEPHEN NICOT OF ROCHESTER RECORDED MINORS IN AN ORLEANS COUNTY BATHROOM - NOW HE’S GOING PRISON.

 

BOTH MEGA MILLIONS AND POWERBALL LOTTERIES SPORT MULTI MILLION DOLLAR JACKPOTS THIS WEEKEND.

 

AND - JOSH ALLEN AND DAMAR HAMLIN OF THE BUFFALO BILLS ARE UP FOR PRESTIGEOUS NFL AWARDS.

THURSDAY 01/25/2024

NO INJURIES IN AN AFTERNOON HOUSE FIRE IN HARTLAND TO WHICH FOUR VOLUNTEER COMPANIES RESPONDED.

 

LOCKPORT MAYOR JOHN LOMBARDI CAST THE TIE-BREAKING VOTE TO GIVE PAY RAISES TO THE CITY’S THREE ATTORNEYS.

 

A ROCHESTER WOMAN IS GOING TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR TEN YEARS FOR DEALING FENTANYL IN MEDINA.

 

A NIAGARA FALLS MAN WHO THREATENED TO BURN DOWN A TOPS MARKET TUESDAY WILL SEE THE JUDGE IN CITY COURT.

 

IN ERIE COUNTY - ANTHONY REYNOLDS OF BUFFALO IS GOING TO PRISON FOR 12 YEARS FOR A FATAL STABBING.

 

A QUEEN CITY MAN WHO BOUGHT CHINESE PARTS TO MAKE MACHINE GUNS HAS BEEN SENTENCED IN FEDERAL COURT.

 

ERIE COUNTY D-A JOHN FLYNN IS EXPECTED TO ANNOUNCE HIS FUTURE PLANS TODAY FOR WHEN HE LEAVES OFFICE IN APRIL.

 

FIRE YESTERDAY DESTROYED THE SUBURBAN ROCHESTER HOME OF A FAIRPORT HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL COACH.

 

AND - THE SABRES WERE “IN THE GROOVE” LAST NIGHT AS THEY CROWNED THE KINGS 5 TO 3 IN L-A.

WEDNESDAY 01/24/2024

A CAR DRIVER IS DEAD AND FOUR METRO BUS RIDERS INJURED AFTER A COLLISION ON BUFFALO’S EAST SIDE.

 

LAST WEEK’S FATAL TRAIN-CAR CRASH THAT KILLED AN N-T WOMAN HAS BEEN RULED AN ACCIDENT.

 

SIX TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY TUESDAY - ONE OF THEM AT MAIN & PINE IN LOCKPORT.

 

THE MAN ACCUSED OF NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE IN THE DEATH OF A BARKER WOMAN IN 2022 HAS PLEADED GUILTY.

 

ANOTHER FORMER CHILDCARE WORKER AT SWEET ANGELS IN NEWFANE ACCEPTED A PLEA DEAL YESTERDAY.

 

IN THE FALLS - A TOUR BUS WAS TORCHED TUESDAY AND A CABBIE GOT CUT DURING A ROBBERY ATTEMPT MONDAY.

 

UPSTATE MOTORISTS CONTINUE TO BENEFIT FROM LOWER PRICES AT THE GAS PUMPS.

 

THE BUFFALO BILLS BRASS ARE NOT IN “PANIC MODE” AFTER THE TEAM GOT KO’D BY K-C IN THE PLAYOFFS SUNDAY.

 

AND - THE SABRES WERE DUNKED BY THE DUCKS 4-2 AT “THE POND” IN ANAHEIM LAST NIGHT.

TUESDAY 01/23/2024

A LOCKPORT MAN FACES UP TO 25 YEARS IN PRISON FOR A SHOOTING LAST FEBRUARY AT THE WOODLANDS.

 

IN THE FALLS - A SUSPECT IS IN CUSTODY IN THE VIOLENT ARMED ROBBERY OF A GAS STATION CLERK LAST FRIDAY.

 

ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN NIAGARA COUNTY MONDAY - IT WAS CALLED IN MID-MORNING FROM 11TH STREET.

 

58-YEAR-OLD ANDREW STAYZER OF EDEN HAS BEEN ID’D AS THE WORKER KILLED IN NORTH TONAWANDA LAST THURSDAY.

 

FRANK LITTIERO OF ELMA HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH MURDERING HIS GIRLFRIEND WITH A CROSSBOW LAST MONTH.

 

OPENING STATEMENTS WILL BE HEARD TODAY IN THE ROCHESTER MURDER TRIAL OF TROY PARKER.

 

TWO MONROE COUNTY PEOPLE ARE IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER A CRASH YESTERDAY IN THE TOWN OF OGDEN.

 

A GOWANDA BOOKKEEPER WHO EMBEZZLED MORE THAN A QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLARS IS GOING TO PRISON.

 

AND - THE SABRES OPEN UP A THREE-GAME ROAD TRIP IN SUNNY CALIFORNIA TONIGHT AGAINST THE DUCKS IN ANAHEIM.

MONDAY 01/22/2024

THE OWNER OF THE LOCKPORT CAVE BOAT TOURS INTENDS TO SUE THE CITY OF LOCKPORT OVER PUBLIC STATEMENTS.

 

THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY SUNDAY - INCLUDING A ONE-CAR ROLLOVER ON THE RESERVATION.

 

VINCENT MERLIN OF ROYALTON IS FACING SERIOUS CHARGES AFTER HE TRIED TO AVOID A TRAFFIC STOP.

 

A FEMALE GAS STATION CLERK IN THE FALLS IS RECOVERING AFTER SHE WAS INJURED IN A VIOLENT ARMED ROBBERY.

 

POLICE IN ROCHESTER ARE LOOKING INTO A WEEKEND SHOOTING THAT LEFT A CITY MAN INJURED.

 

JURY SELECTION BEGINS TODAY IN THE MONROE COUNTY MURDER TRIAL OF TROY PARKER.

 

IN BUFFALO - REGULAR PARKING RULES ARE BACK IN PLACE AFTER CITY CREWS CLEANED UP SNOW FROM RECENT STORMS.

 

THE LATEST STATE DATA SHOWS THE SPREAD OF THE FLU IN WESTERN NEW YORK IS SLOWLY DECLINING.

 

AND - “WIDE RIGHT” STRIKES AGAIN AS THE CHIEFS KNOCK THE BILLS OUT OF THE NFL PLAYOFFS.

FRIDAY 01/19/2024

WORK IS UNDERWAY IN BUFFALO TO CLEAN UP THE STREETS FOLLOWING TWO MAJOR SNOWSTORMS.

 

THE TALLIES CONTINUE TO ROLL IN AND WEST SENECA TOPS THE LIST WITH OVER SIX FEET OF SNOW ON THE GROUND. 

 

THE FORMER EASTERN NIAGARA HOPITAL BUILDING MAY HAVE A NEW OWNER SOON.

 

MEANWHILE, THE NIAGARA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS HEADQUARTERS MAY BE GETTING A MULTIMILLION DOLLAR OVERHAUL. 

 

THE FATE OF THE FORMER WHEATFIELD LANDFILL ON WITMER ROAD IS NOW IN THE HANDS OF STATE OFFICIALS.

 

NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED AFTER A PLANE SKIDDED OFF THE RUNWAY AT FREDERICK DOUGLASS GREATER ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT THURSDAY.

 

LEWISTON TOWN OFFICIALS SAY THEY ARE SCRAPPING PLANS TO HOST A SOLAR ECLIPSE VIEWING ON APRIL 8. 

 

THE NIAGARY COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE AGING SAYS IT'S LOOKING FOR NOMINEES FOR SENIOR OF THE YEAR.

 

IN SPORTS - THE SABRES BLANKED THE BLACKHAWS 3 – 0.

 

AND - THE BUFFALO BILLS AND KANSAS CITY CHIEFS SQUARE OFF AT HIGHMARK STADIUM SUNDAY NIGHT WITH AN AFC CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCE ON THE LINE. 

THURSDAY 01/18/2024

AT LEAST THREE PEOPLE ARE DEAD IN ERIE COUNTY FROM ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECENT SNOWSTORMS.

 

YESTERDAY’S SECOND ROUND OF LAKE-EFFECT SNOW DID NOT HIT NIAGARA COUNTY AS HARD AS THE SOUTHTOWNS.

 

FOUR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WEDNESDAY - INCLUDING A CAR-BICYCLE COLLISION IN LOCKPORT.

 

FIRE INVESTIGATORS IN ROCHESTER ARE LOOKING INTO A DEADLY BLAZE THAT CLAIMED A LIFE LAST NIGHT.

 

AN ARREST HAS BEEN MADE IN A FATAL HIT-AND-RUN THAT HAPPENED NEW YEARS EVE IN MONROE COUNTY.

 

THE LATEST STATE DATA SHOWS THE SPREAD OF THE FLU IN WESTERN NEW YORK IS HOLDING STEADY.

 

NEW YORK HAS IMPLIMENTED A NEW WAIVER THAT SHOULD MAKE IT EASIER FOR NEW SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS TO GET LICENSED.

 

IN BUFFALO - PLANS ARE MOVING FORWARD FOR A MEMORIAL TO HONOR THOSE KILLED IN THE 2022 SUPERMARKET MASSACRE.

 

AND - THE SABRES AND BLACKHAWKS WILL TRY AGAIN TONIGHT TO GET THEIR SNOWED-OUT HOCKEY GAME PLAYED.

WEDNESDAY 01/17/2024

A WHEATFIELD WOMAN IS DEAD FROM INJURIES SUFFERED WHEN HER CAR WAS STRUCK BY AN AMTRAK TRAIN IN N-T YESTERDAY.

 

FOUR OTHER TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY TUESDAY AND A HOUSE FIRE IN LOCKPORT’S WEST END.

 

ERIE COUNTY IS IN THE BULLSEYE OF ANOTHER LAKE EFFECT STORM THAT IS EXPECTED TO GRAZE NIAGARA COUNTY.

 

STARTING TODAY - LOCKPORT’S SALVATION ARMY WILL HAVE A DAYTIME WARMING CENTER AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS.

 

SHAQUAN GIBSON - A TWO-TIME CONVICTED KILLER FROM THE FALLS WILL LIKELY SPEND THE REST OF HIS LIFE IN PRISON.

 

A JAMESTOWN MAN IS GOING TO THE STATE LOCK-UP FOR TEN YEARS FOR HIS ROLE IN A 2022 HOMICIDE.

 

EIGHT FIRE COMPANIES BATTLED A SUNDAY BARN BLAZE IN WYOMING COUNTY THAT DID $175,000 IN DAMAGE.

 

IN ALBANY - THE GOVERNOR IS TAKING HEAT FOR INCLUDING $2.4B IN HER STATE BUDGET FOR THE MIGRANT CRISIS.

 

AND - THE SABRES BATTLE THE BLACKHAWKS IN NHL ACTION ON HOME ICE AT KEYBANK CENTER TONIGHT.

TUESDAY 01/16/2024

NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED IN YESTERDAY MORNING’S HOUSE FIRE AT 93 JUNIPER IN LOCKPORT’S EAST END.

 

TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY MONDAY - IN LOCKPORT AND NORTH TONAWANDA.

 

STORM CLEAN-UP IN ERIE COUNTY CONTINUES AND ALL TRAVEL BANS THERE HAVE BEEN LIFTED.

 

POLICE IN CHEEKTOWAGA ARE INVESTIGATING A HIT-AND-RUN THAT KILLED A 42-YEAR-OLD MAN LAST NIGHT.

 

A REPEAT OFFENDER FROM NIAGARA FALLS IS FACING TWO FELONY CHARGES AFTER HE WAS ARRESTED AT WALMART.

 

IN ALBANY - THE GOVERNOR WILL LAY OUT NEW YORK’S BUDGET PLAN TODAY FOR THE UPCOMING FISCAL YEAR.

 

STATE POLICE HAVE RELEASED THE RESULTS OF THE STATEWIDE HOLIDAY SEASON CRACKDOWN ON DANGEROUS DRIVING.

 

GAS PRICES AT UPSTATE NEW YORK PUMPS REMAIN MODESTLY LOWER DESPITE INTERNATIONAL UNREST.

 

AND - THE BILLS ADVANCE TO THE DIVISIONAL ROUND OF THE NFL PLAYOFFS WITH A 31-17 ROUT OF THE STEELERS.

MONDAY 01/15/2024

A CLASSIC WNY LAKE EFFECT STORM DUMPED FROM 14” OF SNOW IN LOCKPORT TO MORE THAN TWO FEET IN THE SOUTHTOWNS.

 

CODE BLUE WILL BE IN EFFECT ALL THIS WEEK IN THE CITY OF LOCKPORT FOR HOMELESS AND THOSE WITHOUT HEAT.

 

ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN NIAGARA COUNTY OVER THE WEEKEND AND MULTIPLE TREES DOWN DUE TO STORM WINDS.

 

IN ERIE COUNTY - STORM CLEAN-UP IS UNDERWAY BUT TRAVEL BANS REMAIN IN LACKAWANNA, LANCASTER AND CHEEKTOWAGA.

 

FIRE INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING INTO A WEEKEND BLAZE IN AMHERST THAT CLAIMED THE LIFE OF A WOMAN.

 

GEORGE WARD OF NORTH TONAWANDA IS FACING UP TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO TAX EVASION.

 

AN EAST ROCHESTER POLICE OFFICER IS RECOVERING AFTER BEING SHOT IN THE LINE OF DUTY YESTERDAY.

 

A VIGIL WAS HELD LAST NIGHT FOR THE FOUR VICTIMS OF THE NEW YEAR’S DAY SUICIDE CRASH IN ROCHESTER.

 

AND - BILLS’ FANS WILL BRAVE COLD AND SNOW TO WATCH THEIR TEAM BATTLE PITTSBURGH LATE THIS AFTERNOON.

FRIDAY 01/12/2024

SIX TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY THURSDAY - TWO OF THEM INVOLVING A SCHOOL BUS.

 

MAYOR LOMBARDI SAYS “MISMANAGEMENT” BY FORMER MAYOR ROMAN LED TO DAN MULLANE’S REMOVAL FROM PLANNING BOARD.

 

THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT WILL MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY REGARDING BUFFALO’S “5/14 SHOOTER.”

 

A PIMP AND DRUG DEALER HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE STREETS OF BUFFALO NOW THAT LAIRON GRAHAM IS GOING TO PRISON.

 

THE NEW YEAR’S DAY SUICIDE CRASH IN ROCHESTER HAS CLAIMED ITS FOURTH VICTIM.

 

A CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY TEENAGER FACES UP TO 25 YEARS IN PRISON AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO A MANSLAUGHTER COUNT.

 

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF BUFFALO HAS KICKED OFF IT’S 100TH ANNUAL APPEAL WITH A GOAL OF $9.5M.

 

THE NFTA IS MAKING IT EASIER FOR BILLS’ FANS TO GET TO SUNDAY’S PLAYOFF SHOWDOWN WITH PITTSBURGH.

 

AND - TAGE THOMPSON SCORED TWICE AS THE SABRES STOPPED THE SENATORS 5-3 ON HOME ICE LAST NIGHT.

THURSDAY 01/11/2024

THE SUSPECT VEHICLE FROM A FATAL HIT-&-RUN ON TRANSIT ROAD IN ELMA MONDAY NIGHT HAS BEEN LOCATED.

 

THREE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WEDNESDAY - TWO OF THEM IN THE TOWN OF ROYALTON.

 

FORMER DEBT COLLECTOR GREG MacKINNON OF WHEATFIELD IS GOING TO PRISON AND OWES THE I-R-S $3M-DOLLARS.

 

A LOCKPORT MAN HAS BEEN CHARGED IN THE FEDERAL PROBE OF A SEX TRAFFICKING NETWORK.

 

AT WEDNESDAY’S LOCKPORT COMMON COUNCIL MEETING - RAISES FOR 3 NEW CITY ATTORNEYS WERE DELAYED FOR TWO WEEKS.

 

THE OPERATOR OF A NIAGARA FALLS LANDFILL HAS BEEN FINED AND ORDERED TO CLEAN IT UP.

 

A TRUCK DRIVER IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY FACES A MANSLAUGHTER COUNT AFTER A FATAL ACCIDENT TUESDAY NEAR DANSVILLE.

 

BILLS’ HEAD COACH SEAN McDERMOTT SAYS THREE PLAYERS COULD MISS SUNDAY’S “WILD CARD” GAME WITH PITTSBURGH.

 

AND - THE SABRES WILL BE OUT TO START A NEW WIN STREAK WHEN THEY HOST THE SENATORS TONIGHT AT 7.

WEDNESDAY 01/10/2024

SIX TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ON WET NIAGARA COUNTY HIGHWAYS TUESDAY AND A NUMBER OF TREES DOWN.

 

A SECOND PEDESTRIAN DEATH WITHIN TWO DAYS WAS REPORTED ON TRANSIT ROAD IN ELMA MONDAY NIGHT.

 

THE BUFFALO MAN WHO FATALLY GUNNED DOWN ANOTHER MAN ON THE EAST SIDE IN 2020 IS GOING TO PRISON.

 

GOVERNOR HOCHUL IS TAKING HEAT FROM TWO AREA LAWMAKERS AFTER HER STATE-OF-THE-STATE ADDRESS YESTERDAY.

 

IN REGIONAL NEWS - THE CHIEF OF POLICE IN GENEVA IS ON PAID ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE WITH NO EXPLANATION SO FAR.

 

A MAN IS FACING A HEFTY FINE AFTER SECURITY DISCOVERED A LOADED WEAPON IN HIS BAG AT THE ROCHESTER AIRPORT.

 

NEW DATA REVEALS THE SPREAD OF THE FLU IN WESTERN NEW YORK CONTINUES TO GET WORSE.

 

BILLS’ FANS LOOKING FOR SEATS TO SUNDAY’S PLAYOFF SHOWDOWN WITH PITTSBURGH WILL “PAY BIG” TO GET THEM.

 

IN SPORTS - THE SABRES OPENED A SIX-GAME HOME STAND LAST NIGHT AND GOT SMOKED BY SEATTLE 5-2.

TUESDAY 01/09/2024

A HIGH WIND WARNING COVERS WESTERN NEW YORK FROM 10 THIS MORNING TO 4 A-M WEDNESDAY.

 

TWO TRAFFIC INCIDENTS AND BOTH A HOUSE AND TRUCK FIRE IN NIAGARA COUNTY MONDAY.

 

BUFFALO HAS BEEN NAMED AMERICA’S HOTTEST HOUSING MARKET BY REAL ESTATE FORECASTER ZILLOW.

 

ON THE LOCKPORT BUSINESS BEAT - MORE CHANGES MAY BE COMING TO THE CITY’S DOWNTOWN.

 

HARTLAND HAS A NEW TOWN CLERK AND FORMER WILSON TOWN SUPERVISOR PHILLIPS HAS EXPLAINED HIS RESIGNATION.

 

A ROCHESTER MAN HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM PRISON AFTER 37 YEARS FOR A CRIME HE DIDN’T COMMIT.

 

A PARAMEDIC - INJURED IN A NEW YEARS DAY INCIDENT IN ROCHESTER THAT KILLED THREE - IS OUT OF THE HOSPITAL.

 

BILLS’ FANS LOOKING FOR SEATS TO SUNDAY’S PLAYOFF SHOWDOWN WITH PITTSBURGH WILL “PAY BIG” TO GET THEM.

 

IN SPORTS - THE SABRES OPEN A SIX-GAME HOME STAND TONIGHT AGAINST THE SEATTLE KRAKEN.

MONDAY 01/08/2024

AN AMHERST WOMAN PERISHED IN A SATURDAY EVENING BLAZE ON NORTH FOREST ROAD IN WILLIAMSVILLE.

 

36-YEAR-OLD JAMAR HARRIS OF BUFFALO IS ACCUSED OF IMPRISONING AND ASSAULTING 2 WOMEN NEW YEAR’S WEEKEND.

 

THREE MEN ARE RECOVERING FROM GUNSHOT WOUNDS AT ECMC AFTER A SHOOTING EARLY SATURDAY ON HERTEL AVENUE.

 

ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN NIAGARA COUNTY SUNDAY - A CAR STRUCK A HOUSE IN CAMBRIA.

 

THERE’S BEEN ANOTHER DELAY IN THE FRAUD CASE AGAINST FORMER FALLS ATTORNEY NICHOLAS D’ANGELO.

 

ROCHESTER POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A STABBING THAT SENT A MAN TO STRONG MEMORIAL SUNDAY.

 

NYSEG WILL BEGIN INSTALLING “SMART METERS” THIS MONTH TO ABOUT 190,000 CUSTOMERS IN WESTERN NEW YORK.

 

PRICES AT THE PUMP ACROSS UPSTATE CONTINUE A SLOW AND GRADUAL DECLINE INTO THE NEW YEAR.

 

IN SPORTS - IT WAS A “WINNING WEEKEND” FOR BUFFALO FANS AS THE BILLS, SABRES AND BANDITS ALL WON!

FRIDAY 01/05/2024

A LOCKPORT TEENAGER HAS BEEN INDICTED IN A FATAL SHOOTING ON SPALDING STREET IN NOVEMBER.

 

25-YEAR-OLD JUAJHANE COX OF NIAGARA FALLS IS FACING A LEANDRA’S LAW D-W-I IN A JULY INJURY CRASH.

 

TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY THURSDAY - IN WHEATFIELD AND THE TOWN OF LOCKPORT.

 

ILLEGAL BORDER CROSSINGS HAVE COME NORTH AND POLICE MADE MULTIPLE ARRESTS THIS WEEK.

 

ROCHESTER POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING THE “SUSPICIOUS DEATH” OF A TEENAGE BOY FOUND ON MURRAY STREET.

 

ORLEANS COUNTY RESIDENTS HAVE UNTIL MID-FEBRUARY TO APPLY FOR A BROADBAND GRANT PROGRAM.

 

MAYOR LOMBARDI ON THURSDAY ANNOUNCED KEY APPOINTMENTS AT CITY HALL FOR THE YEAR AHEAD.

 

STATE AGENCIES ARE BEING URGED TO PREPARE FOR A WINTER STORM THAT COULD BRING HEAVY SNOW THIS WEEKEND.

 

IN SPORTS - DEVON LEVI HAD 32 SAVES AS THE SABRES CRUSHED THE CANADIENS 6-1 IN MONTREAL LAST NIGHT.

THURSDAY 01/04/2024

THE MAN WHO MADE NIAGARA HOSPICE A LEADER IN END-OF-LIFE CARE - JOHN LOMEO - WILL BE STEPPING DOWN AFTER 24 YEARS.

 

WILSON TOWN SUPERVISOR DOYLE PHILLIPS HAS RESIGNED JUST DAYS AFTER STARTING HIS FIFTH TERM.

 

TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN NIAGARA COUNTY WEDNESDAY - IN THE TOWN OF LOCKPORT AND PENDLETON.

 

IN BUFFALO - POLICE HAVE ROUNDED UP SIX TEENS FOR THEIR ROLES IN AN ARMED ROBBERY AND AUTO THEFT.

 

AN AMHERST MAN IS GOING TO PRISON FOR 12 YEARS FOR STABBING HIS EX-GIRLFRIEND TO DEATH IN 2022.

 

A FORMER PATIENT CARE AIDE FROM AMHERST MUST PAY BACK MORE THAN $40,000 SHE STOLE FROM AN ELDERLY CLIENT.

 

POLICE IN ALLEGANY COUNTY HAVE ID’D 44-YEAR-OLD KEVIN GREEN AS THE VICTIM OF A FATAL HIT-AND-RUN.

 

JOB CUTS IN 2024 - ANNOUNCED BY XEROX - WILL IMPACT THE REGIONAL ECONOMY - ESPECIALLY IN MONROE COUNTY.

 

IN SPORTS - THE SABRES RETURN TO ACTION TONIGHT AGAINST THE CANADIENS IN MONTREAL.

WEDNESDAY 01/03/2024

THE NEW YEAR IS JUST THREE DAYS OLD AND BUFFALO POLICE ALREADY HAVE A DOUBLE HOMICIDE TO SOLVE.

 

A FATHER AND SON FROM THE FALLS HAVE BEEN FOUND GUILTY OF MURDERING A YOUNG MAN IN 2018.

 

ONE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT WAS REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY LATE LAST NIGHT - IT HAPPENED IN CAMBRIA.

 

N-T POLICE ARE WORKING WITH BUFFALO’S T-M-U TO FIND A MALE CALLER WHO MADE A PHONE THREAT LAST WEEK.

 

STILL NO MOTIVE FOR THE FIERY CRASH IN ROCHESTER THAT CLAIMED THREE LIVES NEAR THE KODAK CENTER MONDAY.

 

STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF IN THE FREDONIA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT ARE MOURNING THE LOSS OF A PRINCIPAL.

 

STATE LEGISLATORS ARE FLOCKING BACK TO ALBANY FOR THE START OF THE 2024 SESSION TODAY.

 

THE RED CROSS IS OFFERING JANUARY BLOOD DONORS A CHANCE TO SEE THIS YEAR’S SUPER BOWL IN LAS VEGAS.

 

U-B WON - SYRACUSE LOST - IN COLLEGE HOOPS PLAY TUESDAY AND THE SABRES VISIT MONTREAL TOM’R NIGHT.

TUESDAY 01/02/2024

MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE ATTENDED SWEARING-IN CEREMONIES MONDAY FOR LOCKPORT’S NEW MAYOR - JOHN LOMBARDI.

 

TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA COUNTY ON THE FINAL DAY OF 2023.

 

IN BUFFALO - AN 18-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED BY GUNFIRE NEAR U-B’S SOUTH CAMPUS EARLY YESTERDAY.

 

A NEW YEARS EVE BLAZE AT A GETZVILLE APARTMENT COMPLEX DISPLACED RESIDENTS AND CAUSED $650,000 IN DAMAGE.

 

TWO PEOPLE ARE DEAD IN WHAT THE F-B-I SAYS MAY HAVE BEEN AN “ACT OF TERRORISM” IN ROCHESTER YESTERDAY.

 

IN THE LATEST DATA - FLU CASES SURGED JUST AHEAD OF THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY HERE IN WESTERN NEW YORK.

 

2024 IS HERE - AND WITH IT - A NEW MINIMUM WAGE ACROSS NEW YORK STATE ($15-AN-HOUR IN OUR REGION).

 

MOBILE SPORTS WAGERING HAS BEEN LEGAL IN NEW YORK FOR TWO YEARS NOW WITH RECORD REVENUE.

 

AND - THE BUFFALO BILLS CAN SECURE A PLAYOFF SPOT AND WIN THE AFC EAST TITLE IN MIAMI THIS SUNDAY NIGHT.

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The Other Side of Midnight

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