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Tonawanda SWAT team shut down after arrest, criminal probe of two members

The Town of Tonawanda police chief has temporarily shut down the department's SWAT team after two recent episodes that left one member charged with driving while intoxicated and another under investigation by the Erie County District Attorney's Office.


Missing person report filed in Niagara Falls for New Jersey man

A missing person report has been filed in Niagara Falls for a New Jersey man who has been missing since December after the man's car was recovered in Niagara Falls, according to the Niagara Intelligence and Crime Analysis Center.


Village of Lewiston expected to review recent changes to plaza traffic pattern

Following discussion with Lewiston Police Department Chief Frank Previte this week, the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees is expected to review its recent decision regarding traffic ingress and egress at the Center Street (Rite Aid) Plaza. The municipality’s monthly meeting will be held at 6 p.m


Falls Police Search for Missing Man

Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) Niagara Falls Police say they are searching for a man who checked out of a hotel there two months ago. Police say 32 year old Joseph LaMartina checked out of the Double Tree hotel December 16th.


Selection Saturday: Lew-Port boys ride momentum from league championship moment into Sectionals

There have been three instances in its history in which Lewiston-Porter has had a chance to celebrate as champions of the Niagara Frontier League in boys basketball. Matt Bradshaw has been there for all of them, but the Lancers’ most recent triumph may be a sign of things still to come from the youn


Niagara County offers free, evidence-based health workshops

The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in collaboration with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering free workshops throughout Niagara County for individuals with any ongoing health condition (for example: arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, pain or high blood pressur


Last case from Niagara Falls judge's cellphone incident may go to trial

Fourteen years ago, then-Niagara Falls City Judge Robert M. Restaino had 46 people arrested after he said he heard a cellphone ring in his courtroom. One piece of litigation from that incident is still working its way through the courts.


JCC Men Cut Deficit, But Can’t Catch Niagara County CC

Jamestown Community College was able to cut what was at one point a 17-point margin for visiting Niagara County CC to a single-possession game with one minute remaining in NJCAA Region 3 Division II men’s basketball on Saturday afternoon.


Potato chip truck crinkles under City of Tonawanda bridge

CITY OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) — City of Tonawanda Police say a potato chip truck from Alberta, Canada struck the Young Street Bridge Monday afternoon. Police say the 42-year-old driver Adam Hamdan struck the bridge around 1:45 p.m., he told officers he was "lost" and failed to see the height limit


Niagara Falls police stop woman's crime spree with arrest

A Niagara Falls woman liked grocery shopping so much, she occasionally did it more than once in the same day. But, according to Niagara Falls Police, she did not like to pay for her purchases.


Nerd Scene: Puzzling Pixel Games

The tabletop gaming industry is always growing. It’s no longer just “Monopoly” and “Battleship.” There are now countless creatives in the world who are developing new games or have ideas for games. If you’re someone who’s got the perfect idea for a new board game or card game, but have no idea how t


1 dead after a double shooting on Main Street

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo Police are investigating a double shooting that has left one man dead. Detectives say 2 men were shot around 9:40 p.m., Sunday night, outside of a residence in the 3000 block of Main Street.


Polar Vortex at Niagara Falls

Cinematographer Stephen R. Powell has captured the magical nature of Niagara Falls during a time of year when most people in the area were hibernating – the spell of the Polar Vortex. We’ve seen photos and videos of Niagara Falls in the wintertime, with seemingly endless formations of ice and snow,


New York State Funding Should Help Ease Waiting Lists

The weather the last few weeks has really reminded us what WNY winters can dish out. It’s seems like it’s been a long time since we have had such cold temperatures and dangerously cold wind chills, not to mention blowing and drifting snow. Since February is heart month, I just want to remind older a


Buffalo News boys basketball polls (Feb. 19)

Others receiving votes: McKinley (A1) 6, South Park (A2) 4, Lockport (AA) 3, Sweet Home (A1) 3, North Tonawanda (A1) 1, St. Joe’s 1. Pollsters: Gabe Michael (St. Joe’s coach), Kyle Husband (Canisius coach), Zaire Dorsey (McKinley coach), Erik O’Bryan (Niagara Wheatfield coach), Dennis Hartnett (offi


Crash in Buffalo sends 5 to hospital

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A two-car crash in Buffalo sent five people to the hospital. The crash occurred downtown at the corner of Tupper and Oak streets just before 11 a.m. on Sunday.


20-year-old running for North Tonawanda School Board

20-year-old Cody Braeges has announced that he is running for a seat on the North Tonawanda Board of Education. Braeges calls North Tonawanda his hometown, and graduated from North Tonwanda High School in 2017.


Gasoline prices fall in NY state, but national average rises

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Gasoline prices in New York state fell another 3.3 cents per gallon last week, settling at an average of $2.47 on Sunday, according to GasBuddy.com. But the national average crept upward for the second straight week.


Wrecking Niagara: 822 Niagara Street

An Art Monderne structure at a gateway to downtown Niagara Falls may be demolished. Workers have been at the Johnnie Ryan Co. building at 822 Niagara Street recent days “prepping the building for demolition.” The City has not issued a demolition permit however and efforts are underway to landmark th


Crews respond to fire on Grand Island

GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WIVB) - Crews responded to a report of a fire on Stony Point Rd. in Grand Island. It is not clear if anyone was injured, or how the fire began. News 4 is at the scene and will provide more information when it is available.