Cheektowaga Police investigate a robbery call at the Cash for Cans store on Harlem Road on February 9, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle.)

Cash for Cans robbery

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - An employee at the Cash for Cans store at 2377 Harlem Road called Cheektowaga Police to report an armed robbery Thursday...
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...
Jim Herr covering the Buffalo Bills during their NFL football training camp in Pittsford, N.Y., Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

Cheektowaga resident launches news website

Why would anyone start an online news publication devoted to covering the Town of Cheektowaga? It wasn't a decision that came easy to say the...
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...
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...
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...
A car crashed into the front porch of 141 Gualbert Avenue in the afternoon of February 5, 2017. (Jim Herr, II/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Car crashes into Gualbert Avenue home

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - Rescue Hose firefighters attended to a woman who lost control of her car and crashed into a Gualbert Avenue home Sunday...
Town officials deemed 105 Hoerner Avenue temporarily uninhabitable since March 7, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Violations for Hoerner Avenue house of squalor

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - A Canadian property owner has taken the initial steps to rectify numerous housing code violations at a property on Hoerner Avenue...
Cheektowaga Police stop a vehicle behind The Home Depot after it was involved in a crash at Walden Avenue and Anderson Road on February 10, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Police detain hit-and-run driver after short pursuit

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – The driver of a pickup truck who led Cheektowaga Police on a brief pursuit midday Friday was detained by police after...
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...