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Bellevue and South Line firefighters rescue two drivers from these overturned vehicles the evening of August 21, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Two drivers hurt in two-car rollover crash on Union Road

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - A two-car rollover crash sent two people the hospital early Monday evening. The crash happened near the Tim Hortons on Union Road...
Firefighters from Doyle Hose and neighboring fire departments fight a fire inside R&R BBQ on Harlem Road August 20, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Fire at R&R BBQ

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - Fire officials think a faulty cooler unit is to blame for a Sunday afternoon fire at R&R BBQ. Numerous phone calls flooded...
Firefighters clean up after extinguishing a dumpster fire the behind Cleveland Hill school August 20, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Serial dumpster arsonist sought by Cheektowaga Police

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - For the second time in a little over a week, a serial arsonist lit a set of dumpsters on fire at two...
A $100,000 state grant will replace an inadequate drainage system on Winston and Vegola Avenues. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

State grant to improve drainage on Winston and Vegola Avenues

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - A long-standing infrastructure problem impacting residents on Winston and Vegola Avenues will soon be corrected thanks to a $100,000 grant secured in...
Accident investigators inventory the scene where a bicyclist was struck on Shanley Street during the early morning hours of August 11, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Shanley Street hit-and-run victim dies

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - The young man struck by a hit-and-run driver on Shanley Street Friday morning has died according to Cheektowaga Police. Damian Garra, 18,...
Cheektowaga and Buffalo police track a bank robbery suspect to a charter school on Edison Avenue in Buffalo. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Bank of America robbed; suspect arrested at a Buffalo charter school

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Police officers from Cheektowaga and Buffalo surrounded the Charter School of Inquiry at 404 Edison Avenue Friday afternoon after a bank...
Accident investigators inventory the scene where a bicyclist was struck on Shanley Street during the early morning hours of August 11, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Hit-and-run driver pleads not guilty in Cheektowaga Town Court

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - A bicyclist was struck and severely hurt by a hit-and-run driver on Shanley Street just after midnight Friday. An eyewitness who didn't want...
Buffalo Airport firefighters examine a United Airline's jet shortly after it made an emergency landing on August 9, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

United flight diverted to Buffalo-Niagara International Airport

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - A United Airlines flight bound for Montreal was diverted to Buffalo-Niagara International Airport after smoke was discovered in the flight deck...
A kitten was rescued from an engine compartment on Woodland Terrace Sunday. (Photo by: Joe Acquisto)

Cuteness Alert: Kitten rescued from engine compartment

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - Photos of the kitten rescued from an engine compartment over the weekend have been shared with the Cheektowaga Chronicle. We reported in...
U-Crest and Hy-View firefighters pull a man up the embankment of Scajaquada Creek the morning of August 8, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Man crashes into creek, rescued by firefighters

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - A man was rescued by firefighters after his car crashed into Scajaquada Creek along George Urban Boulevard Tuesday morning. It happened just...