Police officers detain a suspect on Paradise Court moments after deploying a Taser the night of July 27, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Cheektowaga Police officer deploys Taser on suspect resisting arrest

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - A Cheektowaga Police officer had to deploy his Taser to subdue a suspect during a foot chase Thursday night. Three teens were trying...
Chick-fil-A site plans submitted to the Town of Cheektowaga. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Cheektowaga Planning Board to review Chick-fil-A plans

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - The Cheektowaga Planning Board will review the site plan and special use permit for the new Chick-fil-A restaurant at their upcoming...
Rescue firefighters and neighboring companies attended to a fire on Haller Avenue on July 5, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Firefighters battle flames at Haller Avenue home

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - Rescue Hose firefighters and mutual aid companies responded to Haller Avenue Wednesday night to fight a fire. The blaze broke out just...
Cheektowaga Police officers arrest a burglary suspect at the corner of Walden Terrace and Harlem Road on June 29, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Leonard Post burglary suspect arrested on Harlem Road

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – A burglary suspect was taken into custody by Cheektowaga Police after trying to escape a manhunt by both police officers and...
Pastor Leroy Wiggins outside The Chapel's new Cheektowaga worship site at the former Movieland 8 Theaters at the Thruway Plaza. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

The Chapel buys Movieland 8 building for new church

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - Pastor Leroy Wiggins and his team turned the key for the first time Tuesday morning on the property they recently acquired...
A pickup truck drove down an embankment shearing a wooden utility pole before coming to rest in heavy brush along Harlem Road on June 20, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Pickup crashes down embankment shears utility pole

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – A pickup truck driver who drove down an embankment may have suffered a medical emergency resulting in the crash. The crash happened...
Joseph Khoury cuts the ribbon at the new Rachel’s Mediterranean at 1526 Walden Avenue. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Rachel’s Mediterranean opens on Walden Avenue

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – A popular family owned restaurant chain with locations throughout Western New York held its grand opening in Cheektowaga Friday morning. State Senator...
Railroad tank cars are stopped along Broadway on May 22, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Schneiderman asks Trump to close “Bomb Train” loophole

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman is leading a coalition of six states urging the Trump Administration to close a loophole that...
The Erie County Sheriff's Bomb Squad responded to the Target store on Walden Avenue May 13, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)video

Target Plaza on Walden evacuated

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - A major shopping center in the heart of Cheektowaga's commercial corridor was evacuated Saturday evening after a suspicious package was found at...
The Famous Dave’s Barbecue restaurant at 1753 Walden Avenue closed their doors for good. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Cheektowaga’s Famous Dave’s Barbecue closed

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – Cheektowaga residents have one less place to go to satisfy their barbecue desires. The Famous Dave’s Barbecue restaurant at 1753 Walden Avenue...