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One person dead following house fire in Town of Tonawanda
TOWN OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) - One person is dead following a house fire in the Town of Tonawanda.The fire started just before 11 p.m. Thursday at a home located on Sunset Terrance.Brighton Volunteer Firefighters were inside the home for about one minute before having to evacuate as the building f
Power outage reported in North Tonawanda
NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) - Nearly 200 National Grid customers are without power in North Tonawanda Thursday evening.The estimated restore time is 7:30 p.m.For the latest updates, click here.
8-year-old boy killed in fire at home in Town of Tonawanda
TOWN OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) - A home on Sunset Terrace, in the Town of Tonawanda, was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at the scene Thursday night. An eight-year-old child died in the fire. Fire officials say a police officer and a firefighter both sustained minor injuries. According
7 things to do in Western New York this weekend: October 19th - October 21st
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - The Super Bowl for people with a sweet tooth is less than two weeks away. But that doesn't mean you can get a head start on some of the festivities starting this weekend. The Haunted Hayride at Becker Farms Here's a hayride for brave souls. You'll have multiple opportunitie
Neighbors take legal action over smell of 'human flesh burning' at Tonawanda crematory
Bill Pilkington has been disgusted for years by the odors he says come from the crematory behind his Town of Tonawanda home, but he was horrified when he went to the wake of an old fishing buddy, and realized that he could have smelled his friend being cremated two days before that.
Niagara Falls family feels left in the dark after unsolved hit-and-run
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) - 6 months ago a man was hit crossing Pine Avenue in Niagara Falls. Alvin King died 5 months later - September 22 - from his injuries. "I can't imagine my brother crossing the street, and these lights coming at his and he - the last emotion he had was fear," said his olde
Police investigate reported armed robbery at Buffalo State
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Buffalo State Police are investigating a reported armed robbery in the Tower 4 residence hall. A student reported that Thursday evening around 5:10, two suspects robbed him in his dorm room. He told police one of the people had a gun, and they took his cell phone and backpac
A new beginning for Old Editions Book Shop in North Tonawanda
Over the course of more than four decades in the business, Cozzi and his wife, Marilee, have accumulated a vast assortment of material spanning a wide range of subjects and authors – in particular, the game of chess. At one point, he had about 5,000 books covering that one subject - but sold them to
Tonawanda house fire may have been fatal
When asked if anyone died in the fire, Town of Tonawanda Police Capt. Nicholas Bado said, "That's what it sounds like."
Crash closes down part of Niagara Falls Blvd.
WHEATFIELD, N.Y. (WIVB) - A car hit a pole on Niagara Falls Blvd. Friday morning, closing down the road between Ward Rd. and Walmore Rd. Wires were knocked down during the incident. No one was injured in the crash. Police are asking drivers to find an alternate route for their morning commute.
Drug raid yields arrest in the Falls
A Falls man, dealing crack cocaine out of a Monteagle Ridge apartment complex, was taken down by narcotics detectives early Tuesday morning.Investigators said the arrest followed a nearly two-month-long investigation into the activities of Mayan Riley."He had been on our radar, based on the people h
2 people hospitalized after shooting, stabbing incident in Niagara Falls
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) - Police in Niagara Falls are investigating what happened during a fight Thursday night that ended with two people going to the hospital. Officers were called to Falls St. near 30th St., where they tell us one person was stabbed and another was hit in the leg by gunfire or
North Tonawanda Common Council members & residents have disagreements
Tuesday, the North Tonawanda Common Council met for its second meeting of the month. The meeting brought out several differences of opinion between council members, as well as some officials and residents.
After nine years, Buffalo man goes on trial - and loses
Tyrone Pennick waited nine years for his day in court. On Wednesday, the man accused of heading up a major cocaine ring was found guilty by a jury in the first of his two federal court trials. Arrested in 2009, Pennick invoked his constitutional right to a speedy trial to eventually gain home confin
Erie County Sheriff Office participates in warrant sweep
Among the five men arrested were Bradley Hickok,39 and Christopher Dietrich, 37, for Family Court Child Support Warrants. Also arrested for allegedly failing to pay child support was James Murphy, 24, from Buffalo. Police say Murphy has five other outstanding warrants including criminal possession i
BLOTTER: Police reports for Oct. 18
• ARRESTS: A pair of Falls women were arrested after a shoplifting incident at a store in the 1500 block of Military Road at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Katelyn N. Rainer, 25, 2739 Niagara St., Apt. 2, and Amanda L. Heisner, 32, 5648 Girard Ave., were each charged with petit larceny. They are accused of taking
Amherst Police looking for person of interest in incident at Niagara Falls Boulevard store
AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) - Amherst Police are looking to identify a person of interest regarding an incident at a Niagara Falls Boulevard store. Anyone who recognizes this person of interest or has any information related to the crime is asked to call the Amherst Police Detective Bureau at 716-689-1343
Dept. of Labor helping displaced Tonawanda Coke employees find jobs
TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) - Life threw a big curve ball to about hundred employees of Tonawanda Coke when the plant was ordered to closing it's doors, with no notice.
Lockdown at Sweet Home High School lifted, no evidence of gunshot found
AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) - Sweet Home High School briefly went into lockdown on Thursday afternoon. Around 2:10 p.m., the school went into lockdown after a student thought she heard a gunshot in the parking lot. After further questioning, the student said that she actually witnessed a flash and heard a
Real Estate Sales in North Tonawanda Soaring - The Niagara Reporter
“I think North Tonawanda is becoming more popular because of all of the development on Webster Street, you have things like Webster’s Bistro, Club 62, and that drives people in and then over on Sweeney you have the Remington Lofts, and the Remington Tavern, Dockside, so I think there is just a lot o