Amherst

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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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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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The Town Board in Amherst may look at acquiring the former Westwood Country Club after they voted to pass a resolution that allows for the town to hire attorneys who will look at acquiring the club through eminent domain. The club, which sits on the corner of Sheridan and North Forest, is currently...
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Tom Puckett
June 06, 2017 - 6:36 pm
Amherst, NY (WBEN) A major announcement comes Wednesday as Strategic Financial Services will open a contact center in Amherst. 1,500 jobs will be created. "We really fell for Amherst and the Buffalo area, we really love the people and the pride they have in their city and jobs and their work force...
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June 03, 2017 - 7:23 am
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - A male bicyclist was killed around 4:30 p.m. on Friday according to Amherst Police after he was struck by a vehicle. The investigation is ongoing and police did not announce if there were any charges against the driver, a female driver in a 2014 Honda. Police did not release...
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Tom Puckett
May 26, 2017 - 1:27 pm
Amherst, NY (WBEN) The Erie County Water Authority says it has recently become aware of occurrences involving individuals posing as ECWA water meter workers in the Town of Amherst. They're urging you to learn how to properly identify ECWA employees before granting access to their home or business...
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