Cheektowaga

Bob Karaszewski
March 18, 2019 - 4:59 pm
AMHERST (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - David Braunstein, who had served as the West District President of the New York State Amateur Hockey Association, has resigned his role after nearly two decades. The news comes after video surfaced of a January incident where Cheektowaga players were caught on...
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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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Macy's at the Galleria Mall on May 14, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
February 20, 2019 - 4:41 pm
Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) Cheektowaga Police say a false alarm prompted a brief evacuation at Walden Galleria Wednesday. Police say a weekly test, intended for a few managers accidentally went shopping center-wide, prompting stores to lockdown and evacuate the Galleria. After police confirmed...
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Brendan Keany
December 24, 2018 - 2:41 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - District Attorney John Flynn talked about the road rage incident in Cheektowaga last week that resulted in assault charges. Maurice Scott (31) of Buffalo has been arraigned for the brutal road rage attack that took place last Wednesday on Walden Avenue, leaving 41-year-old Matthew...
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Tom Puckett
November 28, 2018 - 4:00 am
Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) As Chick-Fil-A prepares to open its first location in Cheektowaga, police are getting ready to make sure traffic runs smoothly. "We'll have officers directing traffic on Walden Avenue, Anderson, Duke all the way down to Peppy," says Capt. Scott Pilat. "We'll have traffic...
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Tom Puckett
November 08, 2018 - 2:34 pm
Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) Those who crave chicken sandwiches from Chick-Fil-A will no longer need to drive 90 minutes down the 90 to get their fix. The first WNY store will open by the end of the month. The restaurant, located at 1753 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga, NY is set to open on Nov. 29 and will...
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Tom Puckett
September 18, 2018 - 3:45 pm
Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) James Rogowski is no longer a member of the Cheektowaga Town Board. A judge rules Rogowski's guilty plea in a domestic violence matter violates his oath of office. "The moment the respondent pled guilty to the criminal offense of attempted criminal contempt, a crime involving...
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Tom Puckett
September 06, 2018 - 12:58 pm
Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) Cheektowaga Police say a 3 year old was rescued from a hot car when her mother overdosed on heroin. Late Tuesday night, police say an officer saw what appeared to be an unoccupied vehicle, parked but running with its lights on in the parking lot of a closed business on...
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September 04, 2018 - 3:53 pm
Cheektowaga, N.Y. (WBEN) - With the constant roar of the busy traffic along Union Road in the background, New York State and local lawmakers gathered to announce the New York State Department of Transportation(DOT) would begin a comprehensive safety evaluation along the busy stretch that was the...
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