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,...
Firefighters found a seized motor inside a rooftop HVAC unit above the office space of Latina Food Service at 1 Scrivner Drive. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Fire inside Latina Food Service HVAC unit

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – South Line and neighboring fire departments worked to extinguish a fire in a rooftop HVAC unit at Latina Food Service Saturday...
Firefighters attend to a basement fire inside a Gaby Lane home on December 2nd. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Eleven people forced from their Gaby Lane home by fire

CHEEKTOWAGA - Emergency officials estimate that eleven people were displaced from a house fire early Sunday morning at 21 Gaby Lane in the South...
A road crew mills Sherry Drive on April 24, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

First phase of streets improvement program starts

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – The first phase of the Town of Cheektowaga's streets improvement program began Monday in South Cheektowaga.Milling machines and dump trucks were...
The owner and employees of Daryll's Car Audio were commended by the Cheektowaga Police Chief for their bravery when a gunman opened fire at the Dollar General store on November 14th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Cheektowaga Police chief commends Daryll’s Car Audio workers for their bravery

CHEEKTOWAGA - Mark Pinnavaia, the owner of Daryll's Car Audio at 2350 Union Road was sitting in his office when somebody in his shop...
South Line firefighter Todd Roland uses a drone during a training exercise between Bellevue and South Line Fire Companies on August 22nd. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

South Cheektowaga firefighters train with technology

CHEEKTOWAGA - Firefighters from the Bellevue and South Line Fire Companies participated in a joint training exercise Wednesday night combining tried and true search-and-rescue...
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...
Travis Green appears in Cheektowaga Town Court on November 15th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Dollar General shooter arraigned in Cheektowaga Town Court

CHEEKTOWAGA - The suspect accused of shooting up the Dollar General on Union Road November 14th was arraigned before Justice Dennis Gorski Wednesday.Travis Green,...
South Line firefighters stopped a kitchen fire from spreading inside a home at 22 Bobby Drive on December 14th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Firefighters contain kitchen fire inside Bobby Drive home

CHEEKTOWAGA - South Line firefighters stopped a kitchen fire from spreading inside a home at 22 Bobby Drive Friday afternoon.Assistant Chief Dennis Rydzynski, Jr....
First responders treat a one-year-old child in the back of an AMR ambulance after she fell from a third story window on April 11, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Toddler falls from South Cheektowaga apartment window

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - A one-year-old toddler was rushed to the hospital after falling from a third-story window Tuesday night.The South Line Fire Company, Cheektowaga...