Tonawanda

WBEN Photo/Matt Moran
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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Tonawanda Coke. August 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - A hearing on whether Tonawanda Coke violated probation by not following through on modifying the plant to reduce harmful emissions is set to take place Friday morning, and prior to that Erie County is looking to add its name to those asking for the plant to be shut down. Late...
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Niagara River from Niawanda Park. August 27, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
August 27, 2018 - 6:02 am
TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Authorities are searching for a person who fell from a jet ski and collided with a boat on the Niagara River. Police say the collision happened Sunday afternoon near Niawanda Park in Tonawanda. Authorities say the operator of the jet ski and a female passenger were...
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Young Street at Main in City of Tonawanda (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
July 18, 2018 - 2:30 am
TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Since the latter-half of 2017, Young Street in the City of Tonawanda has been closed off to all vehicular traffic, with city officials instead placing an emphasis on pedestrian traffic and farmers markets. Months later, the plan is to keep the area closed. "The rationale...
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July 05, 2018 - 10:36 am
TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Authorities identified Eric C. Damon, 43, of Tonawanda as the man who was struck and killed by an northbound Amtrak train on Tuesday evening. Damon was struck by the train at 8:30 p.m. near Sheridan and Military Road. Town of Tonawanda Police and railroad police are...
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WBEN Photo/Matt Moran
Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) - Town of Tonawanda Police say one man is dead after a car fire on a residential street. Police say they responded to the area of Wynnwood Ave and Yorkshire Rd on a report of a vehicle on fire at 10:30 Monday night. Neighbors in the area called 911 after hearing a loud ‘boom’...
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Maple Road gas station/WBEN Photo
April 11, 2018 - 5:32 am
Amherst, N.Y. (WBEN) - A large power outage impacted much of the Amherst area and parts of the Tonawandas Wednesday morning. At the height of the outage, about 20,000 customers were impacted. Restoration by 5am saw about 15,000 in the dark and by 6am National Grid had restored power to the...
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The Huntley Plant in Tonawanda on April 3, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
April 03, 2018 - 12:59 pm
TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Senator Chuck Schumer demanded NRG Energy, Inc. to extend their contract with the Huntley Plant to provide grey, non-potable water to businesses in Tonawanda. Even though it closed its doors in 2016, the Huntley Plant still provides water for manufacturing companies like...
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