Tonawanda

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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Tom Puckett
February 12, 2018 - 1:59 pm
Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) Last week, Town of Tonawanda Police tested the sale of liquid nicotine (tobacco) products to an underage decoy at all four of the designated ‘Vape Shops’ within the Town of Tonawanda. They say two violated state laws. Police cited Chain Vapors; 894 Brighton Road in the Town of...
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from WKBW Video
The flooding threat lingers in Western New York, with flood waters rising along Tonawanda Creek in Erie and Niagara Counties Rising water from Tonawanda Creek may hit northern portions of Newstead, northern portions of Amherst and the Tonawanda Reservation. "The high water situation actually...
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November 01, 2017 - 10:59 am
Tonawanda, N.Y. (WBEN) - While it's not expected to return to its heyday and employ between 500 and 600 workers in the Town of Tonawanda, officials are hopeful they will find an interested party to redevelop the massive Huntley site on River Road in the town and get the property back on the tax...
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Richard Root
October 17, 2017 - 4:22 am
Town of Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) - First it was the season's inaugural frost advisory, and now the Town of Tonawanda's annual reminder of their parking ordinance. Winter is truly on its way. The Town of Tonawanda is reminding residents and visitors that the overnight parking ordinance kicks in on...
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Tom Puckett
August 30, 2017 - 4:29 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) State Police and the Erie County DA's office announce an arrest in a hit and run on Grand Island that seriously injured a woman. Edward J. Kuebler III, 27, of Tonawanda is charged with leaving the scene of a serious injury accident. State Police say on June 13th, the 2017 Ram...
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