Amherst

Brendan Keany
June 11, 2019 - 12:50 pm
AMHERST (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - On Tuesday morning, Chef's held a press conference on Sheridan Drive in Amherst at Williamsville Place to further explain the details of their new Northtowns location. I’m at 5395 Sheridan Dr. at Williamsville Place, where Chef’s is announcing a new location! @...
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May 14, 2019 - 7:32 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - An Amherst pain doctor was sentenced to two years of probation by a federal judge after he used the names of dead patients to steal drugs. . Dr. Paul Biddle, 54, stole the drugs between February 9, 2015 and October 16, 2017. He knowingly prescribed hydromorphone to two dead...
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Boulevard Mall in Amherst. April 2, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
April 03, 2019 - 3:51 pm
AMHERST (WBEN) - The Boulevard Mall has been sold to Sinatra & Company Real Estate for $24.05 million. Developer Nick Sinatra talks Boulevard Mall's future Amherst Town Supervisor Brian Kulpa is intrigued by the area's potential. "We're here to announce a pretty exciting day for the Town of...
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Mike Baggerman
April 02, 2019 - 3:00 am
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - Aid and Incentives to Municipalities, otherwise known as AIM funding, was something that was on the chopping block in the New York State budget negotiations by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Ultimately, AIM funding was restored but it had supervisors like Amherst's Brian Kulpa on...
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Bob Karaszewski
March 18, 2019 - 4:59 pm
AMHERST (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - David Braunstein, who had served as the West District President of the New York State Amateur Hockey Association, has resigned his role after nearly two decades. The news comes after video surfaced of a January incident where Cheektowaga players were caught on...
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Screenshot from video where Cheektowaga hockey players make monkey noises at Amherst hockey who is black. (Screenshot courtesy of Bob Kazee)
March 16, 2019 - 6:39 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Many in Western New York are outraged after a video that shows Cheektowaga hockey players making racism comments towards a black player for Amherst. The video showed the Cheektowaga players making monkey noises. The person who filmed the incident can be heard asking "Really...
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North Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) - Police in North Tonawanda say they have arrested two people in connection with a Wednesday night robbery, but have not indicated if the pair have been involved in a string of other robberies across the Tonawandas and Amherst. North Tonawanda police arrested Justin...
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Tom Puckett
February 20, 2019 - 2:45 pm
Amherst, NY (WBEN) Amherst Police are investigating an attempted bank robbery. Police responded just before 1pm to an attempted bank robbery that occurred at the Bank of America at 7864 Transit Road. Police say the unknown offender did not display a weapon but left the business on foot. Responding...
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Tom Puckett
February 04, 2019 - 4:17 pm
Amherst, NY (WBEN) Amherst Police have identified the victims of the weekend fire on Bramblewood. 48 year old Jeffrey Martens died in the fire. 73 year old Cherylle Martens is at ECMC for treatment for burns. No word on her condition. No word on a cause of the fire, but police do not say it's...
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February 03, 2019 - 1:49 pm
Amherst, NY (WBEN) Multiple fire companies responded to a fire at the Boulevard Towers Apartment Complex on Meyer Rd. Sunday morning. Amherst Police arrived at the scene, saw smoke and evacuated the residents. One of the residents was taken to Millard Fillmore Suburban for evaluation due to smoke...
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