Amherst

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April 11, 2018 - 5:32 am
Amherst, N.Y. (WBEN) - A large power outage impacted much of the Amherst area and parts of the Tonawandas Wednesday morning. At the height of the outage, about 20,000 customers were impacted. Restoration by 5am saw about 15,000 in the dark and by 6am National Grid had restored power to the...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Just like Erie County, the town of Amherst is suing big Pharma. Town Supervisor Brian Kulpa says while Erie County is pursuing recovery of damages for the county, Western New York's largest town has seen a tremendous financial investment in the issue. "It's time for us to get...
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Photo Courtesy: Terry Tong
January 29, 2018 - 10:42 pm
Amherst, N.Y. (WBEN) - Multiple fire companies reponded to a fire at May Jen chinese restaurant on Kenmore Avenue near Main Street late Monday afternoon. The fire, which may have started in the kitchen and spread through the roof of the restaurant, left hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage...
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January 27, 2018 - 9:38 am
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - Amherst Police announced the arrest of a man and charged him with several crimes. Antonio Egleton, 31, was found to be in possession of a loaded pistol, marijuana, and counterfeit money. He was charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree,...
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Richard Root
January 24, 2018 - 5:09 am
Clarence, NY (WBEN) - High winds knocked out power to two NYSEG substations yesterday evening. 11,000 customers were without power at one point. There were reports of outages in Clarence, Cheektowaga, and Amherst throughout the evening. The one substation in Elma was back online within hours, but...
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Richard Root
December 12, 2017 - 4:20 am
Amherst, NY (WBEN) - Monday night at approximately 9:24 p.m., a 64-year-old man was struck by a Honda CRV while walking across the Tops parking lot at 5274 Main Street in Williamsville. The victim, Michael Boncore of Williamsville, was taken to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital where he died from...
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November 21, 2017 - 4:39 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN) - A pain doctor based out of Orchard Park was arrested and charged with using patient names fraudulently to obtain controlled substances. Dr. Paul Biddle, 53, was charged with obtaining controlled substances and identity theft and faces several years in prison. According...
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Halloween candy.
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Richard Root
November 02, 2017 - 1:43 am
Clarence, NY (WBEN) - The Erie County Sheriff's Office says detectives were called to a Clarence residence Wednesday night after a parent found a pin in a Nestle Crunch bar. The detective verified a metal pin was embedded in the candy and the wrapper had been compromised. Sheriff Howard is warning...
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Sweet Home Middle School
Richard Root
October 25, 2017 - 3:14 am
Amherst, NY (WBEN) - Amherst Police and the Sweet Home School District are investigating a threat made against Sweet Home Middle School. In a letter published on the district website, Superintendent Anthony Day says the threat came in the form of an anonymous phone call. The caller apparently...
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Tom Puckett
October 16, 2017 - 6:30 am
Amherst, NY (WBEN) If you've driven down Maple Road between Hopkins and North Forest over the years, your ride has probably been bumpier than you'd like. Monday, Erie County crews will repave that stretch in the hopes of smoothing things over. "We're going to remedy that problem, starting on the...
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