Saturday, November 18, 2017

Dollar General Shooting: Continuing Coverage

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Cheektowaga Police heroin drug raid nets two arrests

CHEEKTOWAGA - Two people were arrested following the execution of a search warrant on Gualbert Avenue Thursday afternoon. The Cheektowaga Police Department's SWAT Team executed the...
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Cheektowaga Police Blotter: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

First responders dealt with 156 calls on Wednesday. Here are just some of the issues that came in for dispatchers. 12:07 am - A manager...
Public Safety Dispatcher Gina Silsby monitors one of seven computer displays on November 15th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Public safety dispatchers were first to learn of Dollar General active shooter

CHEEKTOWAGA - The five public safety dispatchers on duty Tuesday afternoon just started their shift when the first call for help came in through...

Cheektowaga Police chief says shooters intent “was to do significant harm”

CHEEKTOWAGA - Chief of Police David Zack says it's safe to assume Travis Green's intent "was to do significant harm" when he opened fire...
Paul Hintermeier appears before Town Justice Paul Piotrowski on August 16, 2017. (L to R) Assistant District Attorney Patrick B. Shanahan, Paul Hintermeier, Defense Attorney Richard R. Shaw II. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Cheektowaga man indicted in deadly hit and run

CHEEKTOWAGA - The Erie County District Attorney's Office says 36-year-old Paul Hintermeier has been arraigned on a number of charges in connection with a crash over...

Cheektowaga Police Blotter: Tuesday, November 14, 2017

CHEEKTOWAGA - First responders were called to 147 incidents on Tuesday. Here are all the issues they dealt with in addition to the active...
The owner and employees of Daryll's Car Audio were commended by the Cheektowaga Police Chief for their bravery when a gunman opened fire at the Dollar General store on November 14th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Cheektowaga Police chief commends Daryll’s Car Audio workers for their bravery

CHEEKTOWAGA - Mark Pinnavaia, the owner of Daryll's Car Audio at 2350 Union Road was sitting in his office when somebody in his shop...
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Cheektowaga Police Blotter: Monday, November 13, 2017

CHEEKTOWAGA - First responders were called out to 162 incidents on Monday. Here are some of the issues police, firefighters, and ambulance crews were...
Viola Green embraces her son Travis Green during his arraignment on November 15th.  He is accused of being an active shooter outside the Dollar General store. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Mother of accused Dollar General shooter says stress “just took a toll on him”

CHEEKTOWAGA - Viola Green says her son was under pressure because he lost a construction job two months ago, was hurt at another job,...
Travis Green appears in Cheektowaga Town Court on November 15th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Dollar General shooter arraigned in Cheektowaga Town Court

CHEEKTOWAGA - The suspect accused of shooting up the Dollar General on Union Road November 14th was arraigned before Justice Dennis Gorski Wednesday. Travis Green,...
A Cheektowaga Police officer marks casings outside Dollar General feet away from an assault weapon on November 14th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Dollar General suspect not cooperating with Cheektowaga Police

CHEEKTOWAGA - Very little is known about the suspect who opened fire at the Dollar General store on Union Road near French Road Tuesday...

Dollar General location caused initial confusion according to police chief

CHEEKTOWAGA - In the initial moments of the active shooter call at Dollar General Tuesday afternoon dispatchers sent police officers to the Dollar General...
(From L to R) Lt. Anthony Filipski, Police Chief David Zack, P/O Dominic Schwartz, Sgt. Scott Grant, Detective Michael Isbrandt, P/O Anthony Devencentises.  Officers Mark Zimmerman and Jeffery Fial were not present as they were guarding the suspect at the hospital. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Cheektowaga Police Chief praises officers’ actions at Dollar General shooting

CHEEKTOWAGA - Within four minutes of Cheektowaga 911 receiving the active shooter call, six officers were on scene subduing the suspect. Lt. Anthony Filipski, Sgt. Scott Grant, Police...
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Active Shooter press confrence

Cheektowaga Police hold a 6 pm press conference regarding the active shooter at Dollar General store on November 14th.  Press conference starts at 17:00.
The town council voted to adopt a modified version of Supervisor Diane Benczkowski's 2018 budget by a vote of 4-3 on November 14th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Cheektowaga Town Council adopts 2018 budget; increases Benczkowski’s proposed property tax rate

CHEEKTOWAGA – The town council voted to adopt a modified version of Supervisor Diane Benczkowski's 2018 budget by a vote of 4-3. The adopted changes...
Cheektowaga Police respond to a shooting outside the Union Road Dollar General near French Road on November 14th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Police Respond to Shooting at Dollar General on Union Road

CHEEKTOWAGA - Cheektowaga Police responded to an active shooter near the Dollar General on Union Road near French Road just before 3:00 pm Tuesday. Union Road...
James Rogowski loads a ball into "Zeus" while Lockport High School Sophmore Kaite Miner looks on. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Councilmember Rogowski stresses the importance of STEM technology in schools

CLARENCE - Cheektowaga Councilmember James Rogowski knows the importance of teaching STEM and STEAM technology to his students at Lockport High School.  His class...
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Cheektowaga Police Blotter: Weekend of November 10, 2017

Here is a look at some of the events first responders were called out to over the past weekend. Friday, November 10: 174 calls 1:31 am...
Cheektowaga Police officers and their family members gathered outside police headquarters to present a check to the Badge of Honor Association on November 13th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Cheektowaga Police Officers present check to Badge of Honor Association

CHEEKTOWAGA - Cheektowaga Police officers and their family members gathered outside police headquarters Monday afternoon to present a check to the Badge of Honor Association. The...
A chainsaw struck a man in the head at Wright Frontier Tree Care on November 13th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Chainsaw strikes tree worker in the head

CHEEKTOWAGA - A man was sent to the hospital after he was struck in the head by a chainsaw Monday afternoon according to the...

Cheektowaga Police Blotter: Thursday, November 9, 2017

CHEEKTOWAGA - First responders in Cheektowaga attended to 173 calls Thursday. 3:06 am - The police arrested a driver along Eggert Road for not having...
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