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Friend mourns mother, daughter killed in Sonoma County DUI crash

SONOMA COUNTY (KRON)- A family is left with only memories after a mother and daughter were killed when a DUI driver slammed into their car in Sonoma County on Tuesday. Estafania Soto worked at Crush Beauty Bar to support her 7-year-old daughter Kaliyah Adkins. In front of the salon, former co-worke

KRON4 - 2017-11-19 04:33:00

Sonoma County did not consider using mass cellphone alerts to warn of fires, top emergency official says

Long before Oct. 8, when more than a dozen wildfires erupted across Sonoma County, including a deadly blaze that would grow into California's most destructive inferno, county emergency officials knew they had a tool that could force targeted warning messages onto the cellphones of people in harm's w

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-11-19 06:39:01

Sonoma County schools could turn to summer programs to make up for time lost in fires

Lizbeth Barragan worried about falling behind in her studies after missing three weeks of classes due last month's wildfires, which shuttered schools across Santa Rosa. The Piner High School junior is taking three advanced placement classes this year. Although her teachers picked up the pace after c

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-11-19 05:29:00

Sonoma County Library program highlights hot-button issues

In the wake of the 2016 election, the Sonoma County Library noticed a significant uptick in the community's interest in research materials on some of the hot-button topics that divided the nation. Items related to climate change, immigration, income inequality and women's rights all saw increased de

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-11-20 03:19:00

Broadway Bound Kids brings 'Elf Jr.' to Sonoma

Based on the beloved holiday film, the fish-out-of-water comedy "Elf Jr" will be performed by the Broadway Bound Kids cast this weekend at the Veterans Memorial Building. "Elf Jr" features songs by Tony Award-nominees, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, with a book by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan

SONOMA INDEX TRIBUNE - 2017-11-19 15:41:01

Gaye LeBaron: Butterfly migration is a Thanksgiving tradition on Sonoma Coast

There was a wire service news story in the paper a couple of weeks ago about monarch butterflies. It seems that in late October, some of the eastern monarchs, which are supposed to migrate south to Mexico each fall, were still hanging out in Canada's Point Pelee National Park on a northern flank of

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-11-19 07:55:00

"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" author gives free books, gift cards to young Sonoma County fire victims

Dozens of Sonoma County children whose homes burned down in the October wildfires gathered in a Petaluma event space Saturday afternoon to hear cartoonist Jeff Kinney, author of the megahit "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" book series, share his personal story and teach them a little bit about his craft. Kin

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-11-19 05:03:00

Santa Rosa retailers brace for change following Sonoma County fires

In downtown Santa Rosa, roughly half the customers at the women's fashion shop S.H.E. formerly lived in the city's upscale Fountaingrove neighborhood. The proprietors of the Fourth Street boutique have heard story after story from clients who fled for their lives from a historic firestorm, leaving b

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-11-19 06:55:00

$4,000 in materials stolen from auto repair shop

About $4,000 in materials were reported stolen from an automotive shop in the 200 block of Fillmore Avenue early Friday. Buffalo police said one or more burglars broke in through a side office and window and stole: 12 converters, a welder, a Stanley booster box, four car batteries and various tools.

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-11-19 12:56:48

37-year-old man dies after SUV strikes house

A 37-year-old Buffalo man died early Saturday following an SUV accident in the 900 block of Fillmore Avenue. Buffalo police said the crash occurred just after 3 a.m. The vehicle was traveling north on Fillmore when it left the road and struck a house, police said. The man was declared dead at the sc

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-11-18 21:24:56

News Neediest Fund hoping for a 'toyful' holiday season

Marine Sgt. Jo Ann Ortiz was inside Toys R Us in Hamburg when she fulfilled her childhood dream. Armed with a gift card purchased by the Marines' Toys for Tots campaign, the mother of two bought $32,700 worth of holiday presents that will be distributed to children through The Buffalo News Neediest


McKEEN, Thomas Charles "Tom"

McKEEN - Thomas Charles "Tom" November 9, 2017, due to complications from a stroke, born in Tonawanda, NY in 1957 to Tom and Gerry McKeen, he later settled in Virginia. Tom worked as a steel worker/plant manager and long haul trucker. He is survived by sons, David and Michael; grandchildren, Dalton

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-11-19 05:00:00

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher McDonald

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher McDonald Katelin Elizabeth Adamczak and Christopher Michael McDonald were united in marriage in a double ring ceremony Aug. 12, 2017 at 2 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in Dunkirk. The ceremony was officiated by Reverend Helen Sam and Reverend Yvonne Fancher o

OBSERVER TODAY - 2017-11-19 08:00:00

Allegany County temporarily halts shared-services meetings

BELMONT - Allegany County's shared-services initiative, designed to find cost savings through cooperation between local governments, is taking time out to find a consultant to lead the group to plan completion by Sept. 15. Planning Department Director Kier Dirlam reported Tuesday to the Legislature'


From chasing subs to teaching kids, Cold War vet found success

As a youngster, Ronald Peoples stocked shelves at his family's East Side grocery store at Peckham and Monroe streets, but he also found time for sports. Raised across the street from Willert Park playground, he often joined in games of football on a gravel coated field - talk about a gridiron - and

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-11-19 15:17:41

WVDP volunteers donate to local food pantries

In the spirit of the season, volunteers from the West Valley Demonstration Project and its subcontractors met at Sander's Parkview Nov. 17 to load and deliver donated food to area pantries right before the holiday.Press photo by Deb Everts SALAMANCA - To spread good will for the upcoming holiday sea


$5,000 reward offered by Russell County in case of Tuskegee man found shot dead in car trunk

The Russell County Sheriff's Office is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the shooting death of 32-year-old Shawn Dorn of Tuskegee, Ala. Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor made the announcement Sunday morning. "We have some success with rewards in the past," Taylor sa

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2017-11-19 20:57:00

Canfield: Leonardo's Tuskegee project a 'gamechanger' for region

Alabama's commerce secretary says an aircraft manufacturing operation for Tuskegee could be a "gamechanger" for the region, as well as Alabama's aeronautics industry. Greg CanfieldLucy Berry (lberry@al.com) "The potential economic impact of this project on Tuskegee and the surrounding region is mass


Shooter follows a man in his car after an argument and kills him, police say

Central Alabama CrimeStoppers allows people to anonymously submit tips to crimes they may have witnessed. Here are several ways you can submit a tip to Crime Stoppers. Wochit After leaving an argument, a man was followed in his car and fatally shot by a person he was arguing with, Montgomery police


Body found in trunk of car in Hurtsboro ID'd; $5K reward offered

(Source: Mya Johnson/WTVM) HURTSBORO, AL (WTVM) - A body that was found in the trunk of a car in Hurtsboro has been identified and now a reward is being offered for information about the case. Investigators were called to the scene on Cobb Street Saturday afternoon where they found 32-year-old Shawn

WTVM - 2017-11-18 20:02:32