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Nationwide Prescription Medication Drop-Off Day A Success

WESTERN NEW YORK - The Drug Enforcement Administration is reporting that 3,280 lbs. of unneeded medications were safely disposed of Saturday as a result of 7 drug drops in Erie and Niagara Counties.

The DEA is anticipating that well over two tons of drugs will be safely incinerated at Coventa in Niagara Falls. Medications collected outside of Erie and Niagara County won't be tallied until Monday morning.

The 15 Western New York Collection sites were part of the DEA's national effort to rid our homes and communities of medications that can be misused and abused, particularly by teens.

The Drug Enforcement Administration wants you to hand over those old prescription pills, cough medicines, and other drugs that have been sitting in your medicine cabinet for years.

The DEA's Mark Caverly says it's a public health initiative amid concern about the growing misuse of prescription drugs, especially among kids 12 to 17 years old.

Rebate for NYSEG Customers

If you've been thinking about installing a new furnace or duct work in your home, NYSEG is offering residential natural gas customers rebates for installing new energy efficient equipment on or after October 1, 2010

But you first have to register with NYSEG if you want the rebate.  Discounts range anywhere from $15 to $560. 



Police Investigate Robbery at Key Bank in Tops

AMHERST, NY - Just before 11 am Tuesday, Amherst Police were called to the Key Bank inside of the Tops Market on Maple Rd. in Amherst for a robbery.

The suspect threatened with a weapon, but did not display anything.

Police are searching for a black male in his 30's, around 6'4" and slim built.

He was last scene wearing a tan sport coat, blue jeans, a blue button down dress shirt, neck tie, baseball cap with Las Vegas written on it and he was also carrying a lap top case.

Anyone with information is to call the Amherst Police at 689-1311.

Amherst Teen Hit by a Car While Riding His Bike

AMHERST, NY - A 14-year-old Amherst teenager suffered severe head injuries Monday night after he was hit by a car while riding his bike.

Dwight Lewis was struck at Main and Ivyhurst shortly after 7:30. The driver of the car that hit him, 22-year-old Colleen Mahaffey of the Town of Tonawanda was westbound on Main Street at the time of the accident.

Lewis, who was wearing a bike helmet, was rushed to ECMC where he remains in critical condition.

Any witnesses to the accident are asked to call Amherst Police at 689-1322.

Triumph Through Art at CHC Learning Center

The CHC Learning Center provides educational and therapeutic programming for pre-school and school age children (infant to 21 years of age). Among the programs they offer is art. And the artwork that has emerged from the Amherst location has been nothing short of remarkable.

Prints are available, and proceeds of all sales go to CHC Learning Center. Here is a link to their website.


TeamSave Arrives in WNY With Web Discounts for Consumers

A new collective buying website that allows consumers to receive substantial discounts on goods, services and events from hundreds of Buffalo-area businesses has entered the Western New York marketplace.

Toronto-based TeamSave began offering daily discounts of at least 50 percent to Western New York consumers on August 26. Individuals can access these offers by registering on TeamSave.com. Registration is free and the only requirement to register is an e-mail address. The company also promotes its daily discounts on its TeamSave Buffalo Facebook page.

Nationwide Prescription Medication Drop-off Day

BUFFALO, NY-- The Drug Enforcement Administration Buffalo Office is holding a government-sponsored prescription drop-off day on September 25th from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

It's easy-- simply drive up, and drop off your old or unused medications. No questions asked, and it's free to the public.

Participating in a pharmaceutical disposal is the only safe way to destroy or dispose of unwanted medications without polluting the environment.

WNY locations include: