Grand Island

August 18, 2019 - 3:39 pm
North Elba, NY (WBEN) New York State Police say that a Grand Island man was killed in a head-on collision near Lake Placid in the Essex County town of North Elba just after 9:00 Saturday morning. Authorities say that a car driven by 50-year-old, Kevin Maras of Grand Island was traveling eastbound...
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The cashless toll gantry beyond the South Grand Island Bridge on the 190-N (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
May 15, 2019 - 7:00 pm
GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WBEN) - With cashless tolling expected to be the norm statewide by the end of 2020, members of the Thruway Authority and EZ-Pass held an outreach program on Wednesday to address and solve any concerns. Thruway Authority Commissioner Matthew Driscoll told reporters that less than...
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The cashless toll gantry beyond the South Grand Island Bridge on the 190-N (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
March 14, 2019 - 3:00 am
GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WBEN) - Some Grand Island residents have discrepancies in their E-Z Pass statements and were charged more than 20 times the nine cents it should cost residents to cross the bridge. Jim Marinello is one of those residents. He showed us his E-Z Pass statement which showed dozens...
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August 31, 2018 - 8:58 am
By: Dana Casullo GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Erie County Sheriff's office is investigating a two-vehicle crash resulting in the death of a motorcyclist Thursday night. Deputies responded to the scene around 8:30 p.m. at the intersection of Love and Schwegler. When police arrived to the scene...
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Cocaine discovered in the back of a car allegedly driven by Edgar Joel Jimenez-Rodriguez (Photo via US Attorney's Office)
Mike Baggerman
July 23, 2018 - 1:12 pm
GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WBEN) - A North Tonawanda man faces up to life in prison after he was caught in Grand Island last week with 30 kilograms of cocaine allegedly in his possession. Edgar Joel Jimenez-Rodriguez, 38, was arrested last Thursday after taking a black Mercury Mariner from a car...
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Tom Puckett
May 21, 2018 - 4:00 am
Grand Island, NY (WBEN) An activist pushing for cashless tolls says there's significant progress in a more seamless ride into Grand Island. But what could be next? It's on to phase three along the bridge says activist Brian Michel. "Toll barriers are physically gone from the north and south bridges...
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WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger
Tim Wenger
May 15, 2018 - 7:42 pm
Grand Island, N.Y. (WBEN) - They say the devil is in the details. And that certainly applies to the preparation and planning necessary to bring two soaring 411 foot red and white radio towers toppling to the ground in a controlled fall. VIDEO/PHOTOS: KISS Radio Towers Come Tumbling Down Dodging...
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WBEN Photo/Matt Moran
April 03, 2018 - 5:32 am
Grand Island, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Grand Island Town Board voted unanimously to ban Truck Stops and Travel Plazas from being built on the island Monday Night. This comes after a proposed plan by Love's to build a truck stop that would have been built on the I-190 in town. Supervisor Nathan McMurray...
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March 22, 2018 - 8:40 am
GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Sheriff's arrested an Elma woman after she crashed her car into a Grand Island Home. Karen Potocin, 60, left the roadway and crashed into a home on Fieldstone Drive around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night. She was given, and failed, field sobriety tests. After...
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