Tonawanda

North Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) - Police in North Tonawanda say they have arrested two people in connection with a Wednesday night robbery, but have not indicated if the pair have been involved in a string of other robberies across the Tonawandas and Amherst. North Tonawanda police arrested Justin...
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Truck hits Young Street overpass. February 28, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) - The City of Tonawanda is taking action to prevent more tractor trailers from crashing into a low CSX bridge on Young Street. Mayor Rick Davis issued an executive order banning large tractor trailers from traveling on Young Street between Fillmore Street and Twin Cities...
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Gander Outdoors Store in Tonawanda. The large American flag was taken down because of the wind storm in late-February. March 4, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
March 04, 2019 - 12:21 pm
TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Commuters used to seeing the American flag flying outside Gander Outdoors in Tonawanda haven't seen the flag for the last week. The high winds forced the store's management to take down the flag, but it hasn't flown again since the wind storm. The flag is a staple for...
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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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