Amherst

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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Tom Puckett
November 28, 2018 - 4:20 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) An Amherst man has been charged with one count of Predatory Sexual Assault Against a Child, a Class “A-II” felony, and one count of Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child, a Class “B” violent felony. The Erie County DA's office says 65 year old Anthony Mendola sexually abused a...
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WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger
November 20, 2018 - 12:58 pm
Williamsville, N.Y. (WBEN) - Standing along Sheridan Drive with wet snow coming down, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer was having a tough time hearing over the traffic noise as reporters asked questions about his concerns at the U.S. Post Office branch on Sheridan near Essjay. The constant roar of...
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Josh Walsh, 17, of the Rochester area was reported missing by Amherst Police. September 21, 2018 (Photo via Amherst Police)
September 22, 2018 - 5:54 am
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - Amherst Police found the missing 17-year-old from the Rochester area on Saturday morning. In a press release, officials said they were looking for John Walsh, who was last seen at the Northtown Center at 1615 Amherst Manor for a hockey event. [AMHERST POLICE, NY> -- CANCEL...
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Mike Baggerman
July 10, 2018 - 12:19 pm
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - Amherst Police euthanized the black bear which traveled throughout the town over the last two weeks on Monday evening. Amherst Police Captain James McNamara said that the bear was moving around freely for several days, though it was struck by a car on the 990 on June 28 and...
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Tom Puckett
July 09, 2018 - 3:14 pm
Amherst, NY (WBEN) Amherst Police say a black bear sighting has happened again Monday. Police say the bear sighting was reported in the Klein and Youngs area Monday morning. Police say if you spot the bear, call 911 and report the location, but don't approach the bear.
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