Tonawanda

Brian Mazurowski
February 28, 2019 - 10:37 am
(WBEN) - A North Tonawanda man faked his own abduction in order to avoid paying his share in a Super Bowl squares pool. State Police say that 60 year old Robert Brandel is charged with Scheme to Defraud in the first degree and Falsely Reporting an Incident third degree after troopers found him in...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The fallout continues after a brutal December attack that rocked the Tonawanda community. A court proceeding planned for Wednesday was postponed in the case of the man who set his girlfriend on fire behind a Tim Hortons in Tonawanda. Erie County District Attorney John Flynn...
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Mike Baggerman
January 25, 2019 - 1:47 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo's office is proposing a cut to key funding for local municipalities. The cuts to the Aid and Incentives to Municipalities (AIM) funding was part of the governor's 30-day budget amendments. Several area municipal leaders were joined by State Senator Chris...
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Tom Puckett
December 24, 2018 - 4:00 am
Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) Donations are continuing to pour in for Jessica Cameron, the woman who was set on fire last week. Tonawanda City Mayor Rick Davis says as of Friday, donations to a Go Fund Me page reached $18,000. "Most of them are complete strangers who really identify with the victim and the...
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December 17, 2018 - 8:29 pm
TONAWANDA (WBEN) - A bizarre and sad incident yesterday at a Tim Horton's in Tonawanda will lead to an attempted murder charge. City of Tonawanda Police Captain Fred Foels explains the scene that left two people with life-threatening injuries, as a man tried to light a woman on fire. The woman...
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Mike Baggerman
Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced the safe completion of shutdown operations at Tonawanda Coke. The DEC said the facility’s extensive system of gas lines have been completely purged and all coke ovens are now empty‎. Tonawanda Coke's...
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116 Sunset Terrace in Tonawanda. A fire there on October 18, 2018 claimed the life of 8-year-old Seth Creenan (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
October 19, 2018 - 10:04 am
TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WBEN) - A residential fire at 116 Sunset Terrace in the Town of Tonawanda on Thursday night resulted in the death of one person, according to Tonawanda Police. Police did not release the name of the person who died because the investigation is underway, but neighbors identify the...
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Matt Moran
September 27, 2018 - 6:40 pm
TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WBEN) -The vision is to make the Main and Young Street Corridor a community gathering space in the City of Tonawanda. After receiving $450,000 in state money from Senator Chris Jacobs, projects are set into motion that include a new street surface, improving sidewalks and a four...
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Road Closed. Bar Open. Young Street in Tonawanda construction. September 25, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
September 26, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Two municipal road construction projects are nearing a conclusion in Western New York. Main Street, Williamsville --The Main Street reconstruction project began in early June and is expected to be completed at the end of next month, though Glen Park Tavern co-owner, Ellie...
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Tonawanda Coke. August 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
September 21, 2018 - 11:42 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A federal court Judge has ruled that Tonawanda Coke does not need to shut down despite exceeding the amount of emissions allowed in their probation agreement. Judge William Skretny ruled that prosecutors representing the government did not provide enough evidence that...
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