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...
Cheektowaga Central's SADD organization, in conjunction with the Erie County Medical Examiner's Office, Cheektowaga Police, Forks and Rescue firefighters, and AMR Ambulance put on a simulated crash on June 8th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Simulated crash hopes to educate Central students

CHEEKTOWAGA - The blood was fake and the work to free students from a mangled car was simulated, but the message was clear for...
Christine Pusateri and her son, Ryan, see their McNaughton Avenue home for the first time on April 28th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Gold Star family receives donated home on McNaughton Avenue

CHEEKTOWAGA - Citizens Bank and the Military Warriors Support Foundation partnered together this year to give a remodeled home to a local Gold Star spouse Saturday...
A van smashed into a utility pole on Walden Avenue Friday morning. (Submitted)

Van into utility pole shuts down Walden Avenue

CHEEKTOWAGA - Walden Avenue was shut down for a short time Friday morning after a vehicle crashed into a utility pole. The crash happened around...
File photo of Walden Fire District apparatus. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Audit: Walden Fire District failed to obtain quotes for purchases totaling $77,044

ALBANY - A recent audit by the New York State Comptroller's Office found that the Walden Fire District failed to obtain quotes for 27...
Tyler Simmage and Diamond Allen were arrested by Cheektowaga Police following the execution of a search warrant on Gualbert Avenue. (CPD mug shots)

Cheektowaga Police heroin drug raid nets two arrests

CHEEKTOWAGA - Two people were arrested following the execution of a search warrant on Gualbert Avenue Thursday afternoon. The Cheektowaga Police Department's SWAT Team executed the...

McParlin neighborhood without power

CHEEKTOWAGA - A burning utility pole has forced the power company to cut the power to customers along McParlin Avenue and surrounding streets. NYSEG estimates...
10/05/17 KeyBank robbery suspect. CPD photo.

Cheektowaga Police on the hunt for bank robbery suspect

CHEEKTOWAGA - The Cheektowaga Police are seeking leads from the public in identifying a bank robbery suspect. Police say this man held up the KeyBank at...
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...
Vandals damaged a fence along Scajaquada Creek. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Fence repaired after the Chronicle contacted Supervisor’s office

CHEEKTOWAGA - Town workers quickly fixed a damaged fence along Scajaquada Creek Monday after the Cheektowaga Chronicle brought the potential liability issue to the...