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Passenger suffers a broken jaw in distracted driving crash

CHEEKTOWAGA - A driver and his passenger were hurt after he crashed into a tree on Southgate Road overnight Monday.The crash happened around 2:30 am...
Firefighters put water on the remains of an Oehman Boulevard vacant house on September 29th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Four charged in Oehman Boulevard arson

BUFFALO - The Erie County District Attorney's Office says four people were recently charged with setting a fire that destroyed a vacant house on Oehman...
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 big box store in Cheektowaga is selling sparkler type fireworks this year. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Sparklers and fountain fireworks legal in Cheektowaga

CHEEKTOWAGA - The State of New York has modified the penal law this year to allow residents the ability to purchase and use sparklers...
EMS workers stabilize a National Grid worker after he was severely shocked while installing a wooden utility pole on Glenwood Court on July 26, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

National Grid worker shocked while installing new power pole

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - A National Grid worker was severely shocked by electricity late Wednesday morning while a crew was installing a new power pole off...
Firefighters attend to a bedroom fire inside 686 Mapleview Road on March 28th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Bedroom fire displaces one; sends Cleve-Hill firefighter to the hospital

CHEEKTOWAGA - An electrical issue may have sparked a fire that left one person temporarily homeless in Cleveland Hill's Fire District Wednesday night.The fire...
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...

August homicide suspect wanted by Cheektowaga Police

CHEEKTOWAGA - The Cheektowaga Police released new suspect information relating to a homicide over the summer.An arrest warrant has been issued for the arrest...
A tow truck from Kwitzer's Collision Service winches a car off an embankment along Maryvale Drive on May 15, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Suspected overdose causes crash on Maryvale Drive

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - A suspected opiate overdose may have caused a driver to lose consciousness behind the wheel causing a one car crash Sunday...
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...