U-Crest firefighters pose with Nokomis Parkway resident Ed Krier on July 4th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Nokomis Parkway resident shows his patriotism

CHEEKTOWAGA - July 4, 2018, marks the 29th year 82-year-old Korean War veteran Ed Krier has erected his patriot display in front of his...
U-Crest and Hy-View firefighters pull a man up the embankment of Scajaquada Creek the morning of August 8, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Crash victim blames blood pressure drug; warns others to get off of it

CHEEKTOWAGA - Tom Pritchard of Cheektowaga was on his way to the V.A. Hospital to see his doctor about a persistent cough on the morning...
Oxygen tanks next to a dumpster at Linda Lane Apartments appear to have been set on fire on June 13, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Oxygen tanks explode outside Linda Lane Apartments

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - A handful of medical oxygen tanks next to a dumpster at the Linda Lane Apartments appear to have been lit on...
U-Crest and Hy-View firefighters pull a man up the embankment of Scajaquada Creek the morning of August 8, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Man crashes into creek, rescued by firefighters

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - A man was rescued by firefighters after his car crashed into Scajaquada Creek along George Urban Boulevard Tuesday morning.It happened just...
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...
State leaders are calling on the DOT to conduct a safety study at Union Road and the Kensington Expressway.  (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Safety study underway at Union Road intersection

CHEEKTOWAGA - State leaders announced Tuesday that the Department of Transportation will perform a safety study a section of Union Road following the death of 16-year-old Sherilann...
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Video of sleeping Burger King employee goes viral

CHEEKTOWAGA - A local Burger King employee is getting unwanted attention on social media after a Facebook video showing her napping on a piece...
U-Crest firefighters use the Jaws of Law to free a man from a single-car crash on the Kensington Expressway in the early morning hours of August 25th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Man extricated from car crash on the Kensington Expressway

CHEEKTOWAGA - U-Crest firefighters went to work overnight to free a man from his wrecked vehicle on the Kensington Expressway.The single-car crash happened around...
Westbound Genesee Street was closed to traffic after two vehicles collided on July 22, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Two-car crash shuts down Genesee Street

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - Two people were sent to the hospital and a portion of Genesee Street was closed following a two-car crash Saturday afternoon.It...