Niagara County, New York

Tom Puckett
November 13, 2017 - 1:45 pm
North Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) If you are planning to visit the North Tonawanda Auto Bureau today, you may want to look at a different office. Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski says there is a major outage in the state computer system utilized at the North Tonawanda DMV. The North Tonawanda...
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Tom Puckett
November 10, 2017 - 1:40 pm
Niagara, NY (WBEN) State Police say a domestic incident led to shelter in place yesterday in the town of Niagara. Troopers say 57 year old Michael Greaser tried to block his wife from leaving their home, threatening to shoot her and himself with a long gun. Greaser's wife was eventually able to get...
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Dave Debo
October 24, 2017 - 1:36 am
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) - Emergency and hazmat crews have finished cleaning up the tanker that struck a light pole in the Wegmans parking lot on Monday night on Military Road in Niagara Falls. Around 10 p.m. on Monday, the Canadian-based tanker struck the light pole with a valve at the point of...
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Tom Puckett
August 09, 2017 - 11:30 am
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) Members of the Niagara Falls Water Board have fired off a response to Niagara County lawmakers, as they prepare to hold a special meeting Thursday on the wastewater incident last month. Board Members Dan O’Callaghan, Nick Forster and Renae Kimble say Republican lawmakers "...
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August 09, 2017 - 5:57 am
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Niagara County lawmakers have scheduled a special meeting to consider whether to seek additional investigations and possible criminal charges following a wastewater discharge that turned the water near the base of Niagara Falls black before tourists' eyes. The county...
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Neil McManus
June 11, 2017 - 2:15 pm
Town of Wheatfield, NY (WBEN) Niagara County Sheriffs are investigating a pair of incidents that happened early Sunday morning. The first incident took place in the Town of Wheatfield when a 96 year old woman was the victim of an alleged home invasion. According to sheriffs' deputies, the call came...
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Richard Root
May 30, 2017 - 1:57 am
Across Western New York there were several fatal accidents on area roads, including one in Allegany county where a driver is charged with DWI after he struck a pedestrian, and one in Hamburg where a tractor trailer left the Thruway and hit a house. Here's a roundup: Royalton, NY - On Monday, May 29...
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Neil McManus
May 20, 2017 - 6:45 am
Lockport, NY (WBEN) A former volunteer firefighter pled guilty to charges of arson Friday in connection with a 2016 fire at the home of a North Tonawanda volunteer firefighter. 40-year-old, Matthew Jurado will face 5-10 years in jail in connection with the charges that he set fire to the apartment...
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Tom Puckett
May 19, 2017 - 6:39 pm
Olcott, NY (WBEN) Niagara County officials will extend a State of Emergency, originally set to expire Saturday, for an additional 30 days, as water levels in Lake Ontario continue to climb and concerns remain about dangers from submerged hazards on the lake, unstable shoreline banks, and ongoing...
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