Tonawanda

Neil McManus
August 27, 2017 - 2:24 pm
City of Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) A North Tonawanda man is awaiting arraignment after he was arrested for attempting to pass counterfeit money. City of Tonawanda Police say that 36-year-old Daniel Pacana was arrested a short time after trying to purchase items at Tops Markets on Niagara Street and fled...
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Tom Puckett
July 27, 2017 - 11:24 am
Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) The subject of a Silver Alert last week was found Tuesday by a Town of Tonawanda Police detective. Police say Detective Darren Hearitt located 79 year old Harold Roberts in a brush filled wooded area Tuesday. Roberts was the subject of an Erie County Silver Alert that was...
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July 22, 2017 - 3:21 pm
NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — A former New York firefighter said stupidity, not racism, spurred him to set a fire that destroyed a black colleague's apartment. Matthew Jurado was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for the blaze at Kenneth Walker's home last August. Jurado pleaded guilty in...
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Tom Puckett
June 26, 2017 - 3:17 pm
Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) Town of Tonawanda Police are asking for your help in finding a missing teen. 16 year old Sierra Hatswell was last seen Wednesday at about 6pm. She was wearing a black t-shirt, black and white Adidas pants and white and grey sneakers. She's 5' 3" and weighs 135 lbs with long...
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Richard Root
June 12, 2017 - 4:12 am
Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) - After 36 years, the Shannon Pub is closing its doors. The Irish pub made the announcement on Facebook Sunday. They will close at the end of business Saturday, June 17.
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Mike Baggerman
June 09, 2017 - 3:57 pm
TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WBEN) - State Senator Chris Jacobs announced an increase in funding for transportation infrastructure in the 2017-2018 state budget. "The total amount of funding in the 60th senatorial district was over $850 million and about a $1 million increase from last year," Jacobs said. "It'...
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Boat fire on the Niagara River
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Richard Root
June 08, 2017 - 12:19 am
Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) - Two people escaped a dramatic boat fire on the Niagara River near the Niawanda Park shore. A father and son were able to get off the boat as the fire developed. A private craft rescued them from the water. The boat was completely engulfed in flames when police arrived at the...
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May 02, 2017 - 1:40 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Cuomo announced a series of road work measures in Western New York to improve the safety of travelers throughout the region. The $9.3 million project is slated to enhance the infrastructure for the area while enhancing both pedestrian and vehicle safety. The Cuomo...
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Dave Debo
April 05, 2017 - 6:20 am
New York lawmakers are poised to pass a new state budget after resolving a stalemate that caused them to blow through a Saturday deadline. The state Senate began deliberations on a budget deal late Tuesday night, with the intention of passing it Wednesday, the same day the Assembly plans to take it...
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Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) - It was the end of an era this weekend as the SPCA closed the doors to its Tonawanda location. "It's emotionally very difficult," said Gina Browning of the SPCA. "On one hand we have this amazing future ahead with this beautiful building that the community gave us. How do you...
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