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TONAWANDA, NY (WBEN) - The Town of Tonawanda's Police Chief has asked to retire as soon as possible following a tumultuous year inside the department. Town of Tonawanda Supervisor Joe Emminger said at a town board meeting Monday evening that Chief Jerome Uschold made the request. The Board may...
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North Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) - The City of North Tonawanda could be looking in to putting a limit on how many dogs can live in one household. The issue came up at a recent meeting after the city's dog control officer said there have been more complaints about odors from homes with numerous dogs. City...
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Amherst, NY (WBEN) - A four-month long process to make a stretch of Niagara Falls Boulevard begins this week. Construction between the I-290 and Tonawanda Creek Road will see the Northbound right lane of Niagara Falls Boulevard closed beginning Tuesday morning as crews work to install new lights...
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North Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) - The body of a swimmer who went missing in North Tonawanda has been recovered by authorities, who have been searching the waters near Tonawanda Island since Tuesday afternoon. North Tonawanda police confirm that a male body was recovered Wednesday morning. On Tuesday,...
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Canal Fest 2018. July 17, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Brian Mazurowski
July 15, 2019 - 11:40 am
Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) - One of the longest festivals of the summer season is here. Canalfest kicked off on Sunday along the water on the border of the Cities of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda. The festival lasts eight days, meaning there is something for just about everyone. "It's such a huge draw...
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July 02, 2019 - 1:13 pm
TONAWANDA (WBEN) - Don't plan on bringing your dog to the upcoming Canal Fest in Tonawanda because they're no longer welcome. In fact, dogs are no longer allowed at any major city events. The city passed an ordinance several weeks back that prohibits bringing dogs, unless they're service dogs, to...
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Brian Mazurowski
June 26, 2019 - 5:18 am
North Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) - A North Carolina man is facing charges after bringing an apparent explosive device, loaded guns, and nearly 400 rounds of ammunition to North Tonawanda's City Hall yesterday North Tonawanda police said that 36 year old Timothy Payne, who has ties to the area, is charged...
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Brian Mazurowski
June 25, 2019 - 6:52 am
Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) - The Town of Tonawanda says it is moving forward with an $8 Million recreation project that will bring a new ice rink, field house, and splash pads to the town. The town calls it the first major development project since the Aquatic Center was built 29 years ago. The plan will...
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Bicyclist struck by an SUV on Kenmore Avenue in Tonawanda. June 24, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
June 24, 2019 - 7:56 am
TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WBEN) - A man is in critical condition at ECMC after he was struck by an SUV early Monday morning. Tonawanda Police told WBEN that the accident happened around 4:30 a.m. on Kenmore Avenue in front of St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute. The man, 19 year old Marcus Cumpston, was...
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Brendan Keany
May 10, 2019 - 2:03 pm
TONAWANDA (WBEN) - On Friday morning, New York State announced that it will make investments into creating more bike paths and pedestrians trails for Western New York residents. "I'm very pleased to announce today $4.7 million in state funding to support bike and pedestrian access here in Western...
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