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Two Amherst police officers hurt while making arrest


AMHERST, NY - Two Amherst police officers were injured while trying to arrest a shoplifting suspect around 9:45 p.m. Saturday.

Amherst Police tell us they responded to a call of a larceny in progress at the Walmart on Sheridan Drive. Witnesses pointed out who the suspect was and one of the officers chased him to his pick-up truck, where they got into a struggle.

The suspect was able to get into the pick-up truck and drive off, while the officer was holding onto his steering wheel. The pick-up dragged him some distance, police say.

The other officer, fearing that his partner's life was in danger, started firing at the vehicle. The officer being dragged by the pick-up managed to disentangle himself and the suspect sped off.

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Trucks involved in serious accident on Campbell Blvd.


AMHERST, NY - A major accident between a dump truck and a pick-up truck temporarily shut down Campbell Boulevard at North French in Amherst Friday at about 10 a.m.

The 2 On Your Side crew at the site of the incident said there was severe damage to the pick-up truck's hood.

The pick-up truck made a left hand turn into the path of the dump truck, which was traveling south on Campbell. Bret E. Tramposch, 58, of Getzville, the driver of the pick-up truck, had to be extricated by members of the Getzville Fire Company. He was taken to Erie County Medical Center by ambulance for treatment of a spinal fracture, broken ribs and multiple other injuries.

The driver of the dump truck, William K. Wheeler, 58, of Middleport, was not hurt.

Amherst fire responds to gas leak at Boulevard Mall


AMHERST, NY - Shoppers were evacuated from a portion of the Boulevard Mall following a gas leak.

Fire crews were called to the property after reports of a natural gas leak around the lunch hour on Friday. Officials say a contactor hit the line.

National Fuel arrived to repair the leak.

In the meantime, the Food Court and stores up to Sears were closed while the repair was completed. The rest of the mall remained open, according to fire officials.

UB police investigate reported sexual assault


AMHERST, NY – University at Buffalo campus police are investigating a reported sexual assault early Sunday morning in a north campus apartment.

Police say the female victim met the suspect at an off-campus location, but few other details about the incident have been released so far.

A spokesperson for the university said the victim is a student from another campus who was visiting UB.

The suspect is described as a tall male, with a medium to dark complexion, black spiky hair and possibly goatee facial hair on his chin.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police at 645-2222.


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Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Book-signing Event with Jim Ostrowski

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Book-signing Event with Jim Ostrowski

 

Dog Ears Bookstore, located at 688 Abbott Road in Buffalo, will host author Jim Ostrowski for a book-signing event at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15.

Ostrowski is a trial and appellate lawyer from Buffalo. His book, “Progressivism: A Primer on the Idea Destroying America,” was released in September.

Changes in Circumstances that May Affect Your Premium Tax Credit

If you enrolled in insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace , you are required to report changes to the Marketplace when they happen, like changes to your household income or family size, because they may affect your eligibility for the advance payments of the premium tax credits.

Changes in circumstances that you should report to the Marketplace include, but are not limited to:

·         an increase or decrease in your income
·         marriage or divorce
·         the birth or adoption of a child
·         starting a job with health insurance
·         gaining or losing your eligibility for other health care coverage
·         changing your residence

Lighting of the Lights to Transform Nearby London into a Winter Wonderland

Lighting of the Lights to Transform Nearby London into a Winter Wonderland

 

The wonder of winter begins officially in nearby London, Ontario, on Friday, Nov. 28, when beautiful Victoria Park is transformed into a true Winter Wonderland! There will be a variety of seasonal entertainers and at approximately 6:45 p.m., the mayor and city officials will lead everyone in a series of Christmas carols until the switch is turned on and the park is magically transformed for the holidays! Festivities will begin at 6:15 p.m.