TONAWANDA, NY (WIVB) - The top official from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will tour Tonawanda in March following a critical report issued Tuesday related to the town's air quality near the industrial zone.
Commissioner Joseph Martens is expected to tour the town on March 15. Martens e-mailed the environmental advocacy group director, Erin Heaney to advise her of the visit.
The state Department of Health released a study this week showing disturbing levels of birth defects and cancer near the Tonawanda industrial corridor.
The study was partly based off two DEC air monitors in the Tonawandas. It focused on residents' exposure to carcinogen, benzene and formaldehyde in the air.
The Department of Health will hold public session on the report on Feb. 28 at the Sheridan Parkside Community Center, 169 Sheridan Parkside Drive.
The Erie County Sheriff's Bomb Squad, ATF, and the Buffalo Police Department were called to Tioga Street near Fairchild Place in North Buffalo just before midnight Thursday.
Eighty-two-year-old Edward Spencer was making a left hand turn while exiting the Budwey's parking lot when he struck 52-year-old Sandra Garner and 55-year-old Kevin Nowak, according to authorities.
An angry mother who claims her daughter was dropped-off miles away from home wants answers.
Deputies say a teen driver fell asleep at the wheel early Thursday morning before crashing head-on with another vehicle.
Police say a Jamestown man was selling crack cocaine out of his barber shop on East Second Street.
City Hall is considering turning to taxpayers to help keep the lights on at the only movie theatre in downtown Buffalo.