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A woman who admitted she violently shook her boyfriend's 2-year-old daughter while babysitting her has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the toddler's death.

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He was a member of the famed 82nd Airborne, which participated in the invasion of Normandy that began on June 6, 1944. Commencement of Operation Overlord became better known as D-Day. Grand Island native Charles DeGlopper would lose his life three days later, willingly putting himself in the line of fire to help his platoon, pinned down in a ditch, escape that position.

First responders had to rescue a jet skier, stuck in the ice near Beaver Island State Park Wednesday, but it wasn't a normal rescue.

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Erie County District Attorney John Flynn says a Grand Island woman who stole more than $110,000 from a town senior center will probably never pay it back.

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

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A Grand Island woman pleaded innocent Wednesday to murder and manslaughter charges in the September death of her boyfriend's two-year-old child.

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A couple hundred people showed up to Wednesday’s conservative rally in Elma, featuring former Trump Administration chief strategist Steve Bannon. For most Western New Yorkers, it was their first time seeing Bannon in person.

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Cyclists and joggers can now exercise worry-free with the official opening of the West River Road Shoreline Trail in Grand Island.


Sheriff: 2-year-old girl abused while in ICU

Sep 21, 2018
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Erie County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a Grand Island woman suspected of abusing a 2-year-old girl in the intensive care unit at Oishei Children's Hospital.

Activists, leaders urge state to shut down Tonawanda Coke

Aug 27, 2018
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Concerned citizens joined the leaders of Grand Island and the City of Tonawanda Monday outside the entrance of Tonawanda Coke, urging members of the public to put pressure on state envionmental officials to halt operations at the River Road facility.

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A plan for a large solar panel array on Grand Island drew some strong opposition Monday night during a Town Board meeting, including a threat to throw lawyers at the board if it approves the plan.
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The Grand Island Town Board has voted unanimously to change town zoning law in order to prevent the development of a truck stop. "To put something like that (the truck stop) in the middle of it would define Grand Island in a way we don't want to be defined," said Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray. 


An Elma woman has been charged for crashing her vehicle into a Grand Island home.

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Grand Island reviewed its proposed master plan Wednesday night, as it considers whether the more than two-decade-old plan will well serve in the future.

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Four projects are currently in motion to lease town and school land for solar parks in Grand Island.

A Tonawanda man has been sentenced to 1-3 years in prison after leaving the scene of an auto-pedestrian accident on Grand Island last June 13. His driver's license also was revoked.

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Police are looking for the driver of a vehicle suspected of striking a 14-year-old boy riding his bicycle on Grand Island early Wednesday evening.

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The toll booths that have greeted motorists at the north and south Grand Island bridges for decades will be coming down early next year. But tolls will still be collected through an electronic cashless system.

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When the last two tolls at Breckenridge and South Ogden were removed from the New York State Thruway in Buffalo, some wondered why tolls remain to cross the Grand Island bridges. Those opposing the tolls made their voices heard Wednesday night.

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A Mexican citizen is facing criminal charges after illegally re-entering the United States.

John Raymond was about to sell his home in Lewiston until Environmental Protection Agency officials showed up last spring armed with radiation detectors.


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Later this week, the Niagara River Greenway Commission is expected to approve a $900,000 grant for the conversion of Grand Island's West River Parkway into a bike path and pedestrian trail. 

Advocates insist the project will expand recreation opportunities, promote good health and improve quality of life.

As state officials move forward with plans to eventually shut down the island's highway-speed road, opponents continue to raise traffic and safety concerns for other roadways.


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Two Grand Island residents are charged in a violent attack on an Erie County Sheriff's Deputy, including an individual who was out on bail for an alleged death threat against a deputy last month.


The Erie County Sheriff's Office is warning Grand Island residents to secure their homes and vehicles after a string of break-ins over the past 24 hours.

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An Erie County Deputy stopped a vehicle on Grand Island for operating without tail lights and running a stop sign. What he discovered was that the driver's license had 46 active suspensions and his driving privileges had been revoked.

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The toll bridges connecting Grand Island with the rest of Western New York are as common to commuters as pot holes in April. However, Nathan McMurray is taking a fresh look in his first year as Grand Island Supervisor. "Does this make sense in this day and age to have people out there collecting dollar bills?"

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There's been a big expansion of the county's agricultural districts, including on Grand Island.


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A chain reaction accident on Grand Island last night has caused minor injuries to a New York State Police Officer.

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The Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament’s debut on Grand Island was a success.

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After a summer of uncertainty whether the tournament would be allowed to proceed, the local promoter for the Gas Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament says Grand Island is embracing the upcoming event. There is room, though, for more teams.


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