Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fire truck snaps power pole on Union Road

CHEEKTOWAGA - Traffic on Union Road is impacted after a U-Crest fire truck crashed into a power pole Thursday afternoon. First responders are at the...
A Cheektowaga Police Sergeant and an Erie County Sheriff's Deputy walk to the rear of 138 Toelsin Road to recover a grenade on September 12th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Bomb squad called to Toelsin Road after a grenade was found

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - The Erie County Sheriff's Bomb Squad was called out to assist the Cheektowaga Police on Toelsin Road Tuesday afternoon after a...
Doritex Corp of Alden is remediating their family's old dry cleaning site at 3460 Genesee Street. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Doritex voluntarily pays $491,000 to start cleanup of Cheektowaga dry cleaners site

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - A family-owned Alden based industrial uniform company is working with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to pay for the...
Firefighters fight flames at 3339 Genesee Street on September 5th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Firefighters fight apartment fire on Genesee Street

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - Firefighters from multiple districts across the town assisted U-Crest firefighters in fighting back flames in a Genesee Street apartment around 8:15...
Union Road southbound was shut down to traffic on August 29, 2017, while emergency crews attend to a rollover crash. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Rollover crash shuts down Union Road southbound

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - Union Road southbound was shut down for around an hour Tuesday night while emergency services attended to a rollover crash. The accident...
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...
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...
Cheektowaga Police investigate a deadly hit-and-run crash along the 4200 block of Genesee Street during the early morning hours of August 8. 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Person killed in hit-and-run crash on Genesee Street

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - The Cheektowaga Police Department is investigating a deadly hit-and-run crash along Genesee Street. The crash occurred around 4:52 a.m. Tuesday morning in front...

North Cheektowaga sustains power outage

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - An estimated 1,650 NYSEG customers in North Cheektowaga were without power Thursday evening while crews investigated a fault in the local...
Westbound Genesee Street was closed to traffic after two vehicles collided on July 22, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Two-car crash shuts down Genesee Street

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - Two people were sent to the hospital and a portion of Genesee Street was closed following a two-car crash Saturday afternoon. It...