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Buffalo Housing Market Ranked One of Most Affordable in Country

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Home prices in Western New York are some of the most affordable in the country, according to cnnmoney.com.

The website released a new list ranking the most and least affordable housing markets in the country. Buffalo was ranked as the fifth most affordable.

Syracuse, N.Y. was ranked the most affordable.

CNN Money praised the Western New York area for having affordable homes in suburban communities like Amherst.

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Muslim Public Affairs Council to Hold Inter-Faith 'Solidarity Walk' This Week

AMHERST, N.Y. -- The Muslim Public Affairs Council Western New York Chapter (MPAC-WNY) in partnership with the Islamic Society of the Niagara Frontier, North Presbyterian Church, Temple Beth Am and Westminster Presbyterian Church is sponsoring a one-mile, four-mile and a five-mile "solidarity walk" in conjunction with its fifth-annual Tent of Abraham event, this Thursday, August 26 at 6:30 p.m.

The Abraham’s Walk program was stimulated by the Abraham Path Initiative developed by the Global Negotiation Initiative at Harvard University. “Abraham Walks” are taking place in various U.S. and European cities. The Western New York five-mile walk will start at North Presbyterian Church located at 300 North Forest Road in Williamsville, include a stop at Temple Beth Am (where the four-mile walk begins) and Heim School (where the one-mile walk begins), and finishes at the Islamic Center (745 Heim Road, Amherst) where walkers will join the “Tent of Abraham” event with dinner.

Amherst Standoff Ends Without Incident

AMHERST, NY - Residents of a small neighborhood in Amherst were told to stay indoors Sunday evening, after SWAT team members and Police surrounded a nearby home.

The incident took place at a house on Brynstone Court; a cul-de-sac in the French Landings/Lake Forest subdivision in Northwest Amherst. Police blocked off Landings Drive near the entrance to the street, rerouting residents who lived in the area.

In a press release, the Amherst Police Department said the incident began around 7:15 Sunday evening, and ended peacefully around 11 p.m.

Police were called by an out-of-town relative, who said she had spoken to the 40-year-old resident on the phone and he sounded distressed.  Police say he had a riffle.

At first, the man, who has not been identified, refused to make contact with police, sparking the standoff.

When police were able to get inside, he was taken to ECMC for a mental health evaluation.

Pint-Sized Picassos Paint Their Own Pottery

In Williamsville, there is a new "paint your own pottery" studio with a catchy name. 'Oh Clay By Me' features an amazing array of bisque (unglazed china), which can be painted by artists of all ages.

Perfect for a birthday party, making a gift for Grandma, or a rainy afternoon, Oh Clay By Me is open six day a week! The website is right here for you.

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Arrest Made in Attempted Bank Robbery

AMHERST, NY - Amherst Police have made an arrest from a Saturday attempted robbery of the Citizens Bank on Sheridan Drive.

The suspect was described as a heavy set black female, approximately 30-years-old, 5'7", 160 lbs. She was wearing a red wig, black shirt, denim jacket, black pants, and a dark blue baseball hat.

The suspect entered the bank and handed the teller a note requesting money. Before receiving any thing, the suspect grabbed the demand note and fled the bank.

Marlo E. Mcgee, 41-years-old, was taken into custody early Sunday and is held to see the judge. She has been charged with Attempted Robbery and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Suspect has be arraigned and sent to Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.

 

Williamsville Comedy Benefit for Trees Leaves Locals Laughing

The 2nd Annual Leaves & Laughs comedy festival saw four seasoned comics bolt through a raucous rant of one liners to the delight of a nearly sold out Rob's Comedy Playhouse in Williamsville on Saturday.

Opening was club co-owner Rob Lederman who took shots at TV garden show host Sally Cunningham seated just a sapling's length away, "you make the auto advice guy sound interesting", ripped Lederman, citing her Sunday morning tube appearances.

Such was the mood of the evening with the microphone relay from Lederman to Dan Pordum to the eventual headliner Marc Sinodinos gathering steam and goading the well-lubricated gallery with quips on their occupations and orientations.