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The Town of Tonawanda police chief has temporarily shut down the department's SWAT team after two recent episodes that left one member charged with driving while intoxicated and another under investigation by the Erie County District Attorney's Offic…

The Town of Tonawanda police chief has temporarily shut down the department's SWAT team after two recent episodes that left one member charged with driving while intoxicated and another under investigation by the Erie County District Attorney's Offic…

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Fourteen years ago, then-Niagara Falls City Judge Robert M. Restaino had 46 people arrested after he said he heard a cellphone ring in his courtroom. One piece of litigation from that incident is still working its way through the courts. Dedric…

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New Era workers gain an ally in Nationals closer Sean Doolittle Mon, Feb 18, 2019

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