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Vape Shops in Tonawanda cited for underage sales

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) - On Wednesday, April 17th, 2019, the Town of Tonawanda Police Special Investigation Unit conducted an underage-vaping sales sting operation. PLANET VAPE and VAPE LINQ were targeted and cited for selling tobacco or nicotine products to persons less than eighteen years of age.


Town of Tonawanda Pedestrian Footbridge to be Dismantled

Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) The pedestrian footbridge above Sheridan Drive between Delaware and Colvin will begin coming down Wednesday evening. Work will occur during the evening hours and is expected to be completed in 2 days, but may be delayed due to poor weather conditions.


University at Buffalo Police searching for suspect who stole Visa gift cards

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The University at Buffalo Police are asking for the public's help locating a suspect who has stolen Visa gift cards from the campus and used them throughout Western New York.


North Tonawanda man caught with 30 kilos of cocaine pleads guilty

A North Tonawanda man found driving a car carrying 30 kilograms of cocaine pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to a conspiracy charge. Edgar Joel Jimenez-Rodriguez, 39, faces 10 years to life in prison and a $10 million fine when he is sentenced Aug. 15 for conspiracy to possess with intent to


Bills QB Matt Barkley needs help identifying the type of spider found in his home

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Are you feeling brave?. Buffalo Bills quarterback Matt Barkley has a question for all spider enthusiasts: Does anyone know what kind of spider this two-inch-long specimen is?


FLOORED: Tonawanda contractor leaves veterinarian steamed over floor installation

LOCKPORT, N.Y. — When you take your pet to the veterinarian do you consider the clinic floors? Dr. Barbara Hardy does. “They’re very important because you have animals coming in and out. Many times a day having pet accidents, you need to clean the floors. You need to worry about the footing on the f


This WNY couple won a car at Tops and gave it away 3 minutes later

Mary and Terry Bisson won a brand-new $25,000 car in Tops Markets' Monopoly sweepstakes earlier this month. They gave it away immediately. "We didn't need a car. We have a car. We like our car," Mary Bisson said.


Kodak Black covers face with cash as he leaves jail after arrest for drugs, weapons

LEWISTON, New York -- Kodak Black is due in court in Lewiston, New York, on May 8 to face gun and drug charges. Black was arrested near Niagara Falls as he was driving himself and two passengers in a Cadillac Escalade across the Lewiston-Queenston International Bridge Wednesday night.


Area bowling (April 20)

ABBOTT: Dick Robinson Insurance — Tom Bigaj 276-765, Dave Padak 254-702,. Mike Pirog 257-699, Ken Gawel 257 695. ALLIE BRANDT: Lockport Businessmen Champions Lombardo Funeral Homes — Brandon Kipp 249-266-257-772, Craig Fontana 256-223-279-758, Chris Foshee 209-265-235-709, Jason Hillman 245-267-193-


Removal of Sheridan Drive pedestrian bridge prompts lane closures

A contractor for the Town of Tonawanda will take apart the pedestrian bridge crossing Sheridan Drive near Hoover Elementary and Middle schools starting Wednesday evening. Work will begin at 10 p.m. and is expected to take about two days, weather permitting.


New York state tax revenues plummet by $3.7 billion

New York state tax revenues fell by $3.7 billion, or 4.7 percent, last year — the largest collapse since the 9/11 attacks — but officials downplayed the significance. Trying to find a bright side, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said things could have been worse since a surge in collections last m


72-ounce steak, sides no challenge at all for Jamestown man

When North Tonawanda's Sticky Face BBQ set up a recent food challenge, it promised anyone who could finish eating a 72-ounce ribeye steak, baked potato, side of macaroni and cheese and chef's salad within an hour would get the $89.95 meal for free.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Firefighter hurt, six people being helped after house fire in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. — One firefighter was hurt while battling a house fire on Buffalo's east side Friday morning. Crews were called to battle the flames at a home on Landon St. around 9:30 a.m.


Editorial: Keeping secrets in Orchard Park

Whatever behind-the-scenes issues Orchard Park Police Chief Mark F. Pacholec is coping with, we hope they are nothing too serious, such as illness or a family emergency. But we don’t know. A cone of silence surrounds the town’s decision to put him on paid administrative leave around the beginning of


Village of Lewiston set to adopt budget

Donation made to Mason’s Mission Playground; Rec. Dept. leader honored. Village of Lewiston trustees will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday for a special meeting, at which time they are expected to adopt the 2019-20 fiscal year budget.


WNY restaurant news: Goodbye Tandoori, hello Celebro

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Closed for more than two years, the former Tandoori restaurant in Amherst is coming back to serve with a new owner, name and menu offerings. According to an application with the New York State Liquor Authority, Hudson Restaurants of WNY LLC has a pending license to serve wine, beer a


Erie County Legislature to consider anti-nepotism law

The Erie County Legislature is considering an amendment to its Code of Ethics that would bar any county employee from participating in a decision to hire, promote, discipline or fire a relative for any position in county government.


9 Of The Coolest, Most Unusual Places To Dine In Buffalo

When taking the time to decide on where to eat here in Buffalo, it isn’t just the food that comes into play for us – factoring in the ambiance can completely transform a dining experience. We are fortunate to have quite a variety of places that offer both a mouthwatering menu and an unbeatable vibe,


Smelt Fest a fun opportunity to sample fried fish, give back to anglers, LPD

Lewiston Smelt Festival moving to Academy Park on May 3. The Lewiston Smelt Festival is the official start of the village’s summer slate of activities. It is an enjoyable evening where, despite the weather – which is often about 55 and overcast – friends gather together to mingle, listen to live mus