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Acting Town of Tonawanda Police Chief James Stauffiger has been appointed permanently to the post by a unanimous vote of the Tonawanda Town Board.

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Local union members walking the picket line in front of General Motors got some big-name support Wednesday. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez walked the line in front of the GM Powertrain plant in the Town of Tonawanda.

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As of midnight, 1,357 United Auto Workers at the General Motors engine plant in the Town of Tonawanda were on strike. They joined workers at plants across the country in a nationwide action, after both sides failed to agree on a new contract over issues including wages, health care and profit-sharing.

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Town of Tonawanda Police have identified the deceased victim in Tuesday's triple shooting.

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A woman is dead and two children were wounded after an overnight triple shooting Tuesday in the Town of Tonawanda.

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Town of Tonawanda Police Chief Jerome Uschold has announced his request to retire from the force. Uschold submitted his request to staff Monday and to the Town Board Tuesday night.

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A new speed limit is taking effect along Niagara Falls Boulevard through Amherst and the Town of Tonawanda.

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The New York State Department of Transportation is making changes along Niagara Falls Boulevard, as it works through a to-do list from a newly released study of the 6.5-mile stretch of the road north from Kenmore Avenue.

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Now that Tonawanda Coke has been shut down, local residents want to know about the possible toxins left behind.

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A former Town of Tonawanda paramedic was arraigned in Erie County Court Tuesday, charged with stealing prescriptions from a police dropoff box.

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Getting Washington to come in and clean up the former Tonawanda Coke is the way to go, according to opinions expressed at a meeting Thursday night sponsored by the Clean Air Coalition.

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A Town of Tonawanda police officer and his wife have been charged following a motor vehicle crash in January.

Iconic Town of Tonawanda footbridge coming down

Apr 24, 2019
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An iconic landmark in the Town of Tonawanda is coming down Wednesday.

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There are two parallel tracks underway regarding the future of the Huntley Station power plant in the Town of Tonawanda. Owner NRG says it has a buyer for the closed plant, while the town is still seeking to take the site by eminent domain.

Town of Tonawanda police responded to the latest incident of a vehicle crashing into a building. This time, police say it happened just after 7 p.m. Tuesday and two people were hospitalized.

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An armed man in a ski mask has been holding up businesses across Erie and Niagara counties, and the Town of Tonawanda’s Dash’s Market joined that list of businesses Wednesday morning.

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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. 

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Separate incidents involving two members of the Town of Tonawanda police SWAT team have led to the indefinite suspension of that team by town police officials.

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Erie County Legislators voted Thursday to ask the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to seek Washington's much deeper pockets and ask the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to declare Tonawanda Coke a federal Superfund site and help pay for its cleanup.

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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.

Three people, including an Amherst Police officer, were injured in a car chase with a stolen vehicle Wednesday night.

Police have released the name of the person killed in a crash overnight Monday on the I-290.

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Town of Tonawanda officials are investigating an overnight fire that claimed the life of a Glendale Elementary School student.

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The coke oven batteries are being slowly cooled, as all facilities at Tonawanda Coke are being shut down.

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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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has received a request from Tonawanda Coke for a hearing on the revocation of its license to operate.

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Here's what we know: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation wants Tonawanda Coke to shut down because of persistent air pollution problems. What we don't know is if the plant will shut down Aug. 4 or if an appeal will keep it open.

Man fatally struck by train identified

Jul 5, 2018

Authorities have identified the man who was struck and killed by a train Tuesday.

Town of Tonawanda investigators are trying to identify a man found dead in a burning pick-up truck.

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Town of Tonawanda company Unifrax is thanking National Grid and the Erie County Industrial Development Agency for the incentives that made it possible to carry out a major expansion of its area facilities.

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