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Distracted Driving Awareness Month nears its end, but the issue is an every problem for all

Distracted Driving Awareness Month nears its end, but the issue is an every problem for all

By Marissa Shorenstein, New York President of AT&T and Anthony Spada, President-CEO, AAA Western and Central New York

When you’re driving and your phone makes that familiar “ding” sound, what do you do? Sadly, that’s a life or death question. Every day, nine Americans die from distracted driving such as texting and checking their phones. In New York State alone, there’s an 840 percent increase in tickets issued for texting while driving since 2011. How come? Because some drivers don’t believe It Can Wait.

It Can Wait is the name of AT&T’s campaign to educate motorists on the dangers of texting while driving. As New Yorkers mark another Distracted Driving Awareness Month, it’s a shame this dangerous behavior continues. Despite the number of crashes, life-altering injuries and preventable fatalities, drivers continue to put themselves and others at risk.

No Frills Buffalo Releases Crime Novel ‘Stay Away From Lions’

No Frills Buffalo Releases Crime Novel ‘Stay Away From Lions’

A petty thief, local mobsters and a parish priest who’s more sinner than saint come together in the gritty black-comedy crime novel “Stay Away from Lions,” the latest release from No Frills Buffalo. 

Written by Buffalo natives and St. Bonaventure University graduates J. Matthew Smith and Patrick Reynolds, “Stay Away from Lions” follows the poorly led life of Tommy Patton, a small-time South Buffalo crook who upon being sprung from his latest stint in the Erie County Jail learns he’s in debt to a ruthless mob boss as a result of a robbery gone wrong.

With the payback deadline looming, a two-faced henchman charged with collecting the debt goes behind his boss’s back and hatches a scheme designed to benefit all involved. But when that scheme unravels, unholy secrets are exposed costing people their lives.

Burglary Suspect Held on $10,000 Bail

Burglary Suspect Held on $10,000 Bail
 

On November 30th at about 8:35 am, the Town of Amherst Police Department responded to a complaint of a residential burglary on Parkhaven Dr.  The victim stated that she returned home, entered through the garage and discovered an unknown suspect in her home.

 

Town of Hamburg Police Ask Assistance in Identifying Individual for Questioning

Town of Hamburg Police Ask Assistance in Identifying Individual for Questioning

TOWN OF HAMBURG, NY - Town Police are asking for assitace form public to identify an indiividual pictured below.

"Police are asking for the publics assistance in identifying the pictured suspect. The suspect is wanted for questioning involving the theft of an automobile. If anyone has any information about this suspect, please contact Det. Angelo Butera at 648-5118 ext. 2520"

 

Amherst Police Looking for Weekend Robbery Suspect

Amherst Police Looking for Weekend Robbery Suspect

On October 12th at about 8:50 pm, the Town of Amherst Police Department received a call reporting an armed robbery at a gas station on Millersport Highway in Eggertsville.

 

Two Sought in Connection of Use of Stolen Credit Cards

Two Sought in Connection of Use of Stolen Credit Cards

The Amherst Police are looking for two suspects who used a stolen credit card at stores.  The incident took place on 10/03/2013.

The suspect two suspects shown in the security images:

Suspect #1 is described as a heavy set white female, wearing a striped shirt, capri style jeans and a knit cap. 

Suspect #2 is a white male, wearing a striped hooded sweatshirt and knit cap.

Local Developer Indicted for Obstruction of Justice

BUFFALO, N.Y.– U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. and Acting Assistant Attorney Robert G. Dreher, of the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, announced today that a federal grand jury has returned a five count Indictment charging William L. Huntress, 57, of Buffalo, N.Y., and two companies he controlled, Acquest Development, LLC and Acquest Transit, LLC, with conspiracy to defraud the United States and obstruction of justice. In addition, Huntress and the companies are charged with making a false statement and concealing material facts, and criminal contempt.