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June 22, 2018 - 6:37 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - New bear sightings in North Tonawanda Friday. It's an indication that the black bear, originally spotted in Amherst, is on the move. The sighting came from Nash Rd in North Tonawanda. "When bears are sighted in areas that they don't frequent, they are using migrating from one...
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Tom Puckett
June 21, 2018 - 12:42 pm
Amherst, NY (WBEN) Amherst Police say a black bear was spotted in the area of Smith near Transit around 10:30 Thursday morning. Police say the bear was last seen in the area of the Ransom Oaks Neighborhood. If a bear is sighted you're asked to contact police to report the location. Police offer...
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May 12, 2018 - 7:15 am
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - Amherst Police are investigating an accident that killed a pedestrian on Saturday. Police said Jennifer Duffin, 41, of Amherst was struck by a 2007 Pontiac while crossing the road in the 2000 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard. The male, a 22-year-old from Rochester, struck...
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USA Today
Amherst, NY (WBEN) - Amherst Police currently looking in to a large brawl that broke out Saturday night at Chuck E. Cheese. The fight happened around 8:00PM at the Harlem Road Chuck E. Cheese A video obtained by WKBW-TV shows the brawl, which appears to see numerous adults wildly swinging at each...
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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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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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