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Tonawanda community shaken after two people die in a crash involving six cars

TOWN OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) –People in the Town of Tonawanda are shaken after Friday night’s car crash that killed two people and hurt three others.

“It was really sad to see people screaming and cars banged up there was debris all over the street,” Co-owner of Olympic Restaurant Kelly Scouras said.

Town of Tonawanda Police say the six vehicle crash happened on Sheridan Dr. and Military Rd. at 10:50 p.m. Friday night.

Police say 21-year-old Tyler Lichtenberger and 21-year-old Gianna Ameno of North Tonawanda died at the scene. The two people killed were in the same car. The three other people hurt are expected to survive.

Scouras says two of her regulars were among those in the crash. ... Read More

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Rains postpones Daytona 500, dampening event, Trump’s visit

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Daytona 500 has been postponed by rain for the first time since 2012, dampening NASCAR’s season opener that started with a ballyhooed visit from President Donald Trump.

The race was postponed after two lengthy delays totaling more than three hours. The race will now begin at 4 p.m. Monday and be broadcast live on Fox.

It’s the second time in 62 years that “The Great American Race” will finish on a Monday.

The first delay of the day came moments after the presidential motorcade completed a ceremonial parade lap around the 2 1/2-mile track. Trump’s armored limousine nicknamed “The Beast” exited Daytona International Speedway, and the sky opened for a brief shower that forced drivers back to pit road... Read More

USS Arizona crew member, Pearl Harbor survivor dies at age 97

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — One of the remaining USS Arizona crew members who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor has died.

Donald Stratton passed away at his Colorado Springs home in his sleep Saturday with his family in attendance.

The 97-year-old veteran had been in poor health since contracting pneumonia in October.

“He was a very humble, very quiet hero,” said his son, Randy Stratton. “He didn’t want or seek the attention he received.”

Stratton was one of the survivors of the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese aerial attack on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor on Oahu, Hawaii. More than 1,100 crew members died on the battleship.

Nearly 2,500 Americans died as a result of the Pearl Harbor attack that prompted America’s entry into World War II... Read More

Police investigate officer-involved shooting in south valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred in the south valley Sunday afternoon. Police are responding to the area of Valley View Boulevard and Cactus Avenue.

Metro says no officers are reportedly injured.

Roads in the area are closed. 8 News Now has a crew headed to the scene.

8 News Now will have updates on this developing story.... Read More

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LIVE: Biden, Klobuchar, Buttigieg speak at ‘Moving America Forward’ forum


LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg will participate in the “Moving America Forward” forum on Sunday at UNLV.

Moving America Forward is a presidential candidate forum on infrastructure, jobs, and building a better America. 8 News Now will livestream the event starting at 2 p.m.

The bipartisan nonprofit group United for Infrastructure has organized the “Moving America Forward” presidential forum as an opportunity for candidates to address the challenges facing American’s roads and transit systems, bridges and railroads, ports and airports and water and wastewater systems— and to lay out their vision for an infrastructure plan that supports a strong economy, job creation, consumer safety and national security.

The event is co-hosted by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)... Read More

Elton John, sick with pneumonia, cuts New Zealand show short

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — An emotional Elton John had to cut short a performance in New Zealand on Sunday after he lost his voice due to walking pneumonia and had to be assisted off stage.

John reached out to his fans on Instagram on Sunday, apologizing for ending his show at Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium early.

“I want to thank everyone who attended tonight’s gig in Auckland. I was diagnosed with walking pneumonia earlier today, but I was determined to give you the best show humanly possible,” he wrote. “I played and sang my heart out, until my voice could sing no more. I’m disappointed, deeply upset and sorry. I gave it all I had. Thank-you so much for your extraordinary support and all the love you showed me during tonight’s performance. I am eternally grateful. Love, Elton xx”... Read More

WATCH: Army father surprises daughter at school after returning home from deployment

LINDENHURST, N.Y. (CNN) — A Long Island, New York 5th grader got an extra special Valentine this year. It was her dad.

Army Staff Sergeant Daniel London surprised 10-year-old Alexus at school after an eight-month deployment in Afghanistan.

This marks the end of the third time he has had to serve overseas. London says he will now join the New York Fire Department.

Alexus says all she wants is to see him more. ... Read More