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Local News from around the Town of Cheektowaga and the Village of Sloan organized so you can find news specific to your neighborhood.

A mini-van carrying seven special needs residents from a group home was hit by a car that ran a red light at Union and William on May 20, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Car runs red light, hits group home van with residents

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – A mini-van carrying seven special needs residents from a group home was hit by a car that ran a red light...
A Union East Elementary student is medically evaluated by a Rescue Hose firefighter and a doctor from ECMC after a school bus crash on September 25th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

School bus carrying Union East kids involved in hit-and-run crash

CHEEKTOWAGA - A school bus carrying a full bus of Union East Elementary students was involved in a hit-and-run crash Monday afternoon.First responders met...
Four people are okay after their car ended up in a ditch along Ludwig Avenue July 13, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Heavy rains cause flooding across Cheektowaga

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - Life in the Town of Cheektowaga is slowly returning to normal after heavy rain showers charged storm sewers causing roads and...
A two car crash snarled afternoon traffic on Genesee Street and sent three people to the hospital on May 15, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Genesee Street crash sends three to the hospital

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - A two-car crash snarled afternoon traffic and sent three people to the hospital Monday.It happened around 4 p.m. at the intersection...
Doyle Hose firefighters held a fill-the-boot campaign on September 30th.

Doyle raises $5,500 for Texas department devastated by Harvey

CHEEKTOWAGA - Doyle Hose firefighters came together Saturday to help raise funds for a Texas volunteer fire company devastated from Hurricane Harvey.The firefighters set up...
State leaders are calling on the DOT to conduct a safety study at Union Road and the Kensington Expressway.  (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

DOT study found aggressive drivers at Union Road intersection in 2016

CHEEKTOWAGA - The Cheektowaga Chronicle has learned that a 2016 Department of Transportation safety study determined that aggressive drivers impacted operational issues at the intersection...
A humane officer from the S.P.C.A. walks from the home where around 20 cats were found on March 7, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

SPCA called to home on Hoerner Avenue

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - The S.P.C.A. serving Erie County took five cats from a house after police found two men living in unsafe conditions.  The...
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,...
A car smashed into the front door of the Pizza Factory on Borden Road. May 4, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Car crashes into Pizza Factory’s front door

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - Nobody was hurt after a car smashed into the Pizza Factory restaurant Thursday afternoon.  The crash happened around 1 p.m. at...
A dump truck crashed into power lines in Sloan on September 19th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Damage from dump truck is the responsibility of homeowners

SLOAN - Residents who had their service line ripped from their house Tuesday afternoon after a dump truck crashed into utility lines must repair...