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Amherst Police: Mom left one-year-old in hot car

AMHERST, NY - Amherst Police have charged a 33-year-old Buffalo woman with child endangerment. They say she left her child in a hot car in the Target parking lot on Niagara Falls Boulevard, right by the entrance to the 290, while she went shopping.

Investigators say a passerby noticed the child in the car alone and called 911.

Police were able to track down the mother, who came to the car and got the child out. There was no harm to the boy.

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Financial Mistakes People Make at Different Ages

There's a saying that with age comes wisdom, but this may not always be true in the financial world. As people move through different life stages, there are new opportunities--and potential pitfalls--around every corner.

In your 20s

Living beyond your means. It's tempting to want all the latest and greatest in gadgets, entertainment, and travel, but if you can't pay for most of your wants up front, then you need to rein in your lifestyle. If you take on too much debt--or don't work diligently to start paying off the debt you have--it can hold you back financially for a long, long time.

Not saving for retirement. You've got plenty of time, so what's the rush? Well why not harness that time to work for you. Start saving a portion of your annual pay now and your 67-year-old self will thank you.

Mary Queen of Angels School Accepting Applications for All Grades Levels

Mary Queen of Angels School Accepting Applications for All Grades Levels


Mary Queen of Angel’s Regional Catholic School, located at 170 Rosewood Terrace in Cheektowaga, is still accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year. The school offers Pre-K, Universal Pre-K, kindergarten and grades one through eight.

Additionally, Mary Queen of Angels continues to offer school tours throughout the summer for families interested in learning more about the facility.

Five Tax Tips about Hobbies that Earn Income


Millions of people enjoy hobbies. They can also be a source of income. Some of these types of hobbies include stamp or coin collecting, craft making and horse breeding. You must report any income you get from a hobby on your tax return. How you report the income is different than how you report income from a business. There are special rules and limits for deductions you can claim for a hobby. Here are five basic tax tips you should know if you get income from your hobby:

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Police investigating lab found in Amherst

AMHERST, NY – State and federal agencies are now involved in the police investigation of a home on LeBrun Circle in Amherst.

Officers found what they are calling a "secret lab" over the weekend. Now they are trying to figure out what the suspects were making.

Investigators are in the process of testing the materials found in the lab. It is unclear what kind of lab this was, but the State Police and Federal Drug Enforcement Agency are a part of this investigation.

Once investigators can officially determine what the suspects were making in the lab, state and federal charges are possible.

This all started when a National Fuel technician investigating a report of an odor of natural gas in an Amherst home on Saturday afternoon found what appeared to be potentially hazardous chemicals in an apartment above a detached garage.

Canterbury Woods Earns National Accreditation

Canterbury Woods Earns National Accreditation

Community cited among nation’s best CCRCs

WILLIAMSVILLE, NY – Canterbury Woods, the region’s premier retirement living community, announced that it has been awarded a five-year term of Accreditation from the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CARF-CCAC), the nation’s only accrediting body for continuing care retirement communities and similar organizations. Canterbury Woods was awarded accreditation in the areas of Continuing Care Retirement Community, Person-Centered Long-Term Care Community, and Assisted Living.

This is the second consecutive five-year term of accreditation that Canterbury Woods has achieved. Fewer than ten percent of all continuing care retirement communities nationally achieve CARF-CCAC accreditation.

The Historic Buffalo River Tour is in it's 30th Season!

The Historic Buffalo River Tour is in it's 30th Season!


  • Explore Buffalo's historic grain elevator district. This two hour presentation by the  Industrial Heritage Committee, Inc.,  aboard the Miss Buffalo II, takes you down the City Ship Canal and through the Buffalo River Grain Elevator District.  
  • The history, architecture, and technology of the grain elevators, flour mills, and other industries on the Buffalo River and City Ship Canal are explained, along with a general history of the Erie Canal, inner harbor area, and more. Photographs, maps and video further enhance this educational experience suitable for all ages.
  • This is the original tour created 30 years ago by the IHC.