City of Tonawanda

A City of Tonawanda man has been virtually arraigned in Erie County Court for killing one man and injuring two police officers.

Left: Luke Copping Photography; Right: Courtesy of Pompea Disanto-Owens

In the first story of WBFO’s new series, “The Toll: Western New York Stories of Loss & Survival in a Pandemic,” reporter Kyle Mackie sheds light on one unusually strong relationship forged at the hospital bedside of a COVID-19 patient.

Charges against a 28-year-old man will soon be upgraded to include a murder count. A law enforcement source confirms the 32-year-old victim shot on Morgan Street in the City of Tonawanda early Tuesday morning has died.

Erie County District Attorney's Office

A 28-year-old City of Tonawanda resident was charged Wednesday morning with multiple attempted murder and weapons possession counts in a pair of shootings which wounded a neighbor and later a Tonawanda police detective.

Tonawanda shooting sends police officer to ECMC

May 26, 2020

A suspect has been apprehended in connection with an overnight shooting which sent a police officer to ECMC for treatment of multiple gun shot wounds.

University at Buffalo

While much of the geographic area around Tonawanda Coke has been found to be free of systematic contamination, there are still problems. The public received an update Thursday evening in the City of Tonawanda.

Tonawanda City Schools

City of Tonawanda residents have approved consolidating their three elementary schools into one. It is an initiative called for in the final phase of the city's TONA2020 reorganization plan.

Liberty CCab

Let's say you have two cars parking illegally on City of Tonawanda streets. One has the "L" plate of a cab or livery vehicle. The other has no special marking, but it's used by the owner for Uber or Lyft. The cab will get a ticket and the ride-sharing vehicle won't.

Chris Caya WBFO News

A new regional charter has been signed by the Town of Tonawanda, the city of Tonawanda and the city of North Tonawanda.

Niagara River Greenway Commission Executive Director Greg Stevens says the agreement will help with the long-term development of the trails and greenspace along the waterfront shared by the municipalities. 

Mike Desmond/WBFO

Tonawanda Coke may be closed and bankrupt, but their legacy remains. Scientists are trying to figure out what that legacy is.

The Erie County District Attorney's Office has charged a City of Tonawanda man with attempted murder and assault after allegedly setting his ex-girlfriend on fire last month.

City of Tonawanda Police

A City of Tonawanda couple are in the Erie County Medical Center Burn Unit Tuesday after what police say was a domestic dispute.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Four local police departments are receiving state public protection funds that had been approved for each agency years ago but had never been delivered.

Man faces charges after gun goes off

Feb 19, 2017

A City of Tonawanda man faces multiple felony charges after a gun went off in a residence on Sunday morning.

A City of Tonawanda man has been sentenced to 2-4 years in prison for his role in a deadly boat crash on Ellicott Creek in June of 2015.

Tonawanda man pulls knife on cop

Dec 11, 2016

A Tonawanda man faces charges after threatening a police officer with a knife Friday night.

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A report of a possible accident at the canal in the City of Tonawanda triggered an underwater search last night.

A ten year project to improve the sewer system in the City of Tonawanda is at the half-way point.

Police arrest three in a prostitution ring bust

Jul 25, 2015

A Tonawanda massage parlor was the subject of a prostitution ring bust led by three women.

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A home fire in the City of Tonawanda Friday night has displaced the homeowner.

Firefighters responded to a call on James Street to find a significant blaze and the homeowner outside of the residence. One firefighter was injured by a falling power line and reports indicate an injury to the homeowner. The extent of the injuries is not known as yet.

The home is considered a total loss.