Amherst

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The Erie County Legislature voted 10-1 Thursday to appoint former Amherst Town Attorney E. Thomas Jones to the Erie County Water Authority board. Jones, a Republican, is the third Amherst attorney to be on the three-member board. Meanwhile, five lawmakers failed - by one vote - to fire ECWA Board Chairman Jerome Schad.

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In the battle of man vs. beast, this time the beast lost. A wild black bear that has captured Western New York's attention on a journey around the region this summer has been "euthanized."

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The parent company of the Chuck E. Cheese's in Amherst says it has made major changes in that facility to make the place safer and more pleasant for customers - and easier for Amherst Police.

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Amherst Police are reporting the death of a woman in their custody.

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Friday is the 17th day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, an event of daytime fasting from food and water and an evening breaking of the fast with a fig and a full meal. Thursday night, local Islamic groups celebrated the connection of Judaism, Christianity and Islam in the annual Tent of Abraham.

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A man sentenced to 107 years in prison in connection with an attack on his former girlfriend, her friend and her father could be facing additional prison time.

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A Cheektowaga man has been found guilty of robbing the KeyBank on Main Street in Amherst.

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An Amherst man has pleaded guilty to starting the fire that damaged an Allentown apartment building.

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As the nation marks Sunshine Week, the Buffalo Niagara Coalition for Open Government is releasing its report card on the websites of local governments - and the grades are not good.

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The religious community is coming together in response to the "Black Lives Matter" sign at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst being vandalized last year.

Amherst is joining local governments that are suing opioid manufacturers. The lawsuit argues the legal drugs are not only costing governments money, but lives.

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Monday night's Amherst Town Board meeting saw two different development struggles over rezonings to develop open land for housing.

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Rejecting advice from Rep. Brian Higgins (D-Buffalo) to shrink its plans, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority board Thursday voted to hire a consultant to plan extensions of Metro Rail.

An Amherst man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and 20 years of post-release supervision for having sexual relations with a child.

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A jury has found a Cheektowaga man guilty in the sledgehammer attack on his ex-girlfriend and her friend, then attacking her father.

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An agenda focused on proactive planning and forecasting has big changes in store for the town of Amherst.

Babies R Us

Toys R Us is planning to close about 180 stores across the country, including 1 in the Buffalo area, in a bid to restructure the company and emerge from bankruptcy protection.

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A North Tonawanda man has been accused of stabbing a family member in the neck.

Republicans and Democrats in both houses of the New York State Legislature met Wednesday to hear a very long State of the State message about the issues affecting their political perspective and their districts.

Classic Fence consumer complaints settled by AG

Jan 3, 2018
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The New York State Attorney General's Office says it has reached a settlement with an Amherst fence company that bilked New Yorkers out of $50,000.

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Incoming Amherst Supervisor Brian Kulpa says his town has a great research university, two other colleges and no Wi-Fi in Town Hall. Just one of a lot of big and small issues to deal with in 2018.

The former bookkeeper of an Amherst plastic surgeon has been sentenced for embezzling.

Police have released the name of the man who died after being struck by a car in a Tops Markets parking lot - and the woman accused of striking him.

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The developer of the former Westwood Country Club in Amherst says Monday night's adoption of a Final Environmental Impact Statement by the town is disappointing, but ultimately will have little impact on its re-zoning application.

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Williamsville is getting a new mayor in the new year. He says he plans to stay the course, but also has some new ideas.

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The Amherst Town Board took its first vote on long-running fight over development of the former Westwood Country Club Monday night, although over a relatively minor environmental issue.

If you have not eaten all your Halloween candy yet, take a close look at it before biting in.

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Across the country, stores are closing and entire shopping malls are being shuttered. In Amherst, a major developer is planning to spend tens of millions of dollars to turn Northtown Plaza into a lifestyle mall. Some town officials see that as a vote of confidence in Amherst as a place to do business.

A man caught trying to sneak snakes in his socks across the Western New York border into Canada has pleaded guilty.

Whole Foods credit card system hacked

Sep 29, 2017
WBFO's Chris Caya

Whole Foods has been in Western New York for only about two weeks, but now the major grocery chain is reporting it has been hacked.

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