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Town of Tonawanda Police Seek Bottle Return Bandits

Town of Tonawanda Police Seek Bottle Return Bandits

The TTPD is looking for the public's assistance identifying these two suspects involved in an armed robbery at Cash for Cans, 447 Kenmore Ave. on Monday, March 6th. They are described as black males. One is approximately 5'9" 160 lbs, and the other 5'6 170 lbs with a medium build. One of the suspects did display a handgun. Both suspects fled the scene on foot with an undetermined amount of cash. Anyone with information can call our Confidential Tip Line at 879-6606.

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Amherst Police Advise Caution at Traffic Lights

Amherst Police Advise Caution at Traffic Lights

Many drivers didn’t know what to do when approaching intersections where traffic signals go out.

TRAFFIC SIGNAL BLACKOUT—If all traffic signal lights are not working because of an electrical power failure, you must stop at the intersection and then proceed when you know other turning and approaching vehicles, bicycles, or pedestrians have stopped. A blacked-out traffic signal works the same as a four-way stop intersection.

Amherst Robbery Suspect Arrested with Public Help

Amherst Robbery Suspect Arrested with Public Help
 [UPDATE 3/10/17] Amherst Police detectives say that after releasing the surveillance photo of the bank robbery suspect to the public, the FBI and Amherst Police received numerous tips. After an investigation Thomas Cascio, age 51 from Cheektowaga was arrested in connection with the robbery at the Key Bank 5100 Main Street.   [AMHERST, NY] - The Amherst Police are investigating a bank robbery which occurred at the Key Bank 5200 Main Street at the corner of South Forest Road in Williamsville. On March 6, 2017 at around 1:00 pm in the afternoon a white male entered the bank, presented a note demanding money and took an undetermined amount of cash.

Buffalo Bills and M&T Bank Kick Off Touchdown for Teachers Contest

Buffalo Bills and M&T Bank Kick Off Touchdown for Teachers Contest

Western New Yorkers asked to nominate outstanding educators in their community

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — For the 9th consecutive year, the Buffalo Bills and M&T Bank are calling on fans to nominate Western New York’s “Hall of Fame-caliber” educators for the 2017 M&T Bank Touchdown for Teachers program, which recognizes local teachers for extraordinary service to their schools and communities.

This year, the Bills and M&T are hoping to gather the most nominations in the program’s history. To make it happen, they’re challenging each of the schools throughout the 15-county region that is eligible for the competition to nominate at least one of their outstanding teachers.

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Don’t Fall for Scam Calls and Emails Posing as IRS

Scams continue to use the IRS as a lure. These tax scams take many different forms. The most common scams are phone calls and emails from thieves who pretend to be from the IRS. Scammers use the IRS name, logo or a fake website to try and steal money from taxpayers. Identity theft can also happen with these scams.

Taxpayers need to be wary of phone calls or automated messages from someone who claims to be from the IRS. Often these criminals will say the taxpayer owes money. They also demand payment right away. Other times scammers will lie to a taxpayer and say they are due a refund. The thieves ask for bank account information over the phone. The IRS warns taxpayers not to fall for these scams.

Below are several tips that will help filers avoid becoming a scam victim.

IRS employees will NOT:

Springtime in the Country Grows with New Spring Market

Springtime in the Country Grows with New Spring Market

Celebrating 23 years of fine art and artisans, Springtime in the Country returns to the Event Center at the Hamburg Fairgrounds from Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 2. And this year, Springtime in the Country has expanded to include a Spring Market, a unique retail addition featuring all that we love about the season — fresh fruits and vegetables, beautiful flowers, specialty foods, craft wineries, brewers and distillers, food trucks, mobile kitchens and much more!

As always, shoppers are afforded the unique opportunity to connect with over 200 artisans from across the nation, learn about their considerable talents and purchase handcrafted items.

Grand Opening to Celebrate Daemen’s New Alumni House

Grand Opening to Celebrate Daemen’s New Alumni House

AMHERST, N.Y. – Daemen College’s Alumni House, which serves as the new central location for the college’s institutional advancement operations, will officially be unveiled at a grand opening celebration scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. March 21.

The Daemen community and the public are invited to attend the grand opening at Alumni House, located adjacent to Lot L, across the street from the Business Building. The event will begin with a welcome given by Daemen President Gary A. Olson, followed by a reception with refreshments and light hors d'oeuvres, and tours of the facility.

“We are pleased to continue to expand our campus in meaningful ways that are beneficial to our college community,” said Olson. “The opening of Alumni House has allowed us for the first time to headquarter our entire institutional advancement team in one facility, which, in turn, created space for all of enrollment management to be housed in Rosary Hall.”