North Tonawanda

Charges have been filed against two of the four girls seen on video beating and bullying a fifth girl on a North Tonawanda athletic field, while charges were pending against the other two.

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Western New York Sen. Robert Ortt is the New York State Senate's new minority leader.


An apparent fatal drug overdose is suspected after three bodies were discovered in an Oliver Street apartment in North Tonawanda.

Niagara County Coroner Joseph Mantione has announced the identity of the victim of an early morning fire on April 18 in North Tonawanda.

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Niagara County officials say they have new DNA evidence that will finally close a murder case that has been open for nearly three decades.

Town of Tonawanda Police have released a timeline of the events that led to a six-vehicle crash Friday night at Military Road and Sheridan Drive that killed two people.

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Instead of chopping the State Barge Canal into different sections and perhaps closing some, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to spend on the canal for tourism, reducing flooding and improving irrigation for Niagara County farmers.

Kaleida Health

Kaleida Health is putting the five-story tower of DeGraff Memorial Hospital in North Tonawanda up for sale.

Kaleida Health

DeGraff Hospital in North Tonawanda has made more cuts. Inpatient care has been moved to Millard Fillmore Suburban in Amherst, forcing around 50 workers to other Kaleida Health facilities.

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The State Canal Corporation is looking for ideas to bring New York's canal system into the 21st century.

North Tonawanda couple pleads guilty to animal cruelty

Jun 28, 2019
North Tonawanda Police Department

The former owners of an emaciated dog in North Tonawanda have pleaded guilty to animal cruelty.


We are learning more about a disabled veteran who prompted a bomb scare at North Tonawanda City Hall earlier this week.

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North Tonawanda Police have arrested a North Carolina man after receiving an alert about a possible armed man at City Hall.

North Tonawanda Animal Control

The owners of an emaciated dog have been charged with animal cruelty and will not be getting back the animal.

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A large fire broke out Monday morning at a shopping strip on just north of DeGraff Memorial Hospital in North Tonawanda.

Rage Rooms: Is breaking bad actually good for you?

Nov 26, 2018
Veronica Volk / WXXI News

Rage rooms are new businesses where people are invited to break things like bottles and old electronics. The idea is to relieve stress, work off a little tension. One recently opened in Henrietta, outside Rochester, and another will soon open in North Tonawanda. But is smashing things actually good for you?

DeGraff Memorial Hospita;l

DeGraff Memorial Hospital dedicates a new $8 million emergency department Tuesday morning, 12 years after the Niagara County landmark was scheduled to close.

Sixteen members of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club have now been convicted with the latest guilty plea Monday morning in U.S. District Court.

Niagara County Sheriff's Office

A North Tonawanda man has been accused of stabbing a family member in the neck.

New York State Police

A Chautauqua County man has pleaded guilty to causing the death of a motorcyclist and injuring three others in a crash last summer.

North Tonawanda Mayor's Office

A small Clarence developer has taken a huge step forward with a major project on North Tonawanda's riverfront.

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Niagara County is looking to the public for help in solving crimes, by registering their security cameras with the county.

Bounce House goes airborne, injures several children

Oct 16, 2017
The Maize

Bounce houses are usually a fun activity, but this is the story of the house that bounced too far.

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Parents of children found bullying other minors could face jail time under a new law approved in North Tonawanda.

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The second phase of investment from the state's Buffalo Billion initiative will be directed downtown. However, Buffalo won't be the beneficiary; instead, the money will provide a boost to the downtowns of Gowanda, North Tonawanda, Lackawanna and Dunkirk. 

City of Tonawanda Police

A North Tonawanda man is facing charges after attempting to buy groceries with counterfeit money.

New York State Police

It was two summers ago that Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility in Northern New York. The manhunt that followed continues to echo in popular culture.

Niagara County Sheriff's Office

The recent flurry of wintry weather has brought with it renewed calls by the North Tonawanda Police union for Niagara County to rethink its centralized 911 system at the Sheriff's Department.

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An arrest has been made in connection with the fire that destroyed the home of a North Tonawanda firefighter who, just days earlier, had received a threatening, racist note. The suspect, identified as 39-year-old Matthew Jurado, appeared in court Friday morning.

“Mama Told Me (Not To Come)”, “Joy to the World”, “Black and White”, “Shambala”, “One” can be difficult to choose your favorite Three Dog Night hit. Fortunately, you will be able to hear them all as the legendary music icons headline North Tonawanda's "Rockin' On The River" free concerts series beginning June 24.