Amherst

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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Richard Root
September 29, 2017 - 5:31 am
Kenmore, NY (WBEN) - Kenmore Avenue between Delaware and Elmwood is closed off this morning while crews clean up from an early morning crash that damaged three houses. Around 2:15 a.m. this morning, Amherst Police engaged in a chase with a white pick-up truck. They say they were trying to pull it...
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ambulance
Richard Root
September 19, 2017 - 5:27 am
Amherst, NY (WBEN) - Last night at approximately 9:30 PM, the Amherst Police Department responded to a motorcycle accident in the 5100 block of Main St. A motorcycle driven by Justin Clukey, 32 of Williamsville, New York was southbound on Forest Rd. and collided with a 17 year old female riding a...
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WBEN Photo/Brian Mazurowski
Mike Baggerman
September 15, 2017 - 3:00 am
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - The first Whole Foods in Western New York opens up on Friday at 8 a.m. The popular health-oriented grocery store is located at the Northtown Plaza at 3139 Sheridan Drive in Amherst. The store features high-quality, fresh foods, that are high in standards because they have no...
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Bank of America robbery suspect
Amherst Police
Richard Root
August 25, 2017 - 2:55 am
Amherst, NY (WBEN) - Amherst Police are investigating a bank robbery at the Bank of America in the Getzville Plaza located at 2305 Millersport Highway. On August 24, 2017 at around 3:40 pm a black male suspect dressed as a female entered the bank and presented a note demanding money and took an...
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For the second time in as many weeks, an elementary school playground has been dotted with hateful grafitti. Amherst Police telll 7 Eyewitness News that the playground at Maple East Elementary School was covered in "vulgar slurs and derogatory comments "over the weekend. " 'Sit here if gay," was...
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Richard Root
August 22, 2017 - 5:51 am
Amherst, NY (WBEN) - Catholic Health held a private meeting last night with Amherst residents from a neighborhood where a controversial methadone clinic was supposed to go. In the meeting, those residents learned that Catholic Health has found a new location for the clinic. The media wasn't allowed...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
July 07, 2017 - 3:46 pm
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) – Though construction technically began about six weeks ago, the Alix Rice Peace Park held its groundbreaking ceremony on Friday morning in front of the Northtown Center in Amherst. Rice, 18, was struck and killed by a drunk driver on July 8, 2011 while she was longboarding...
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