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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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BUFFALO, NY - In my continued search to find the best websites to save you time and money, today we're getting your week started in style.

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.

 

Family Displaced by Morning Fire

AMHERST – A house fire displaced a family of five early Sunday morning.

Main-Transit Fire Chief Jon Kemp reports to Erie County Fire Blotter firefighters were dispatched to 410 McKinley Avenue around 7:32am to investigate an arcing wire. Firefighters arrived on location within two minutes and found heavy smoke and fire burning in the attic.

Using one attack line, crews acted fast to contain the fire, which spread from the attic into a bedroom.

Firefighters from Synder responded as the incident’s FAST Team.

We’re told that the home’s electrical service line to the house was arcing against the side of the home which in turn caused the fire.

Chief Kemp estimates damages at $130,000. No injuries were reported.

This article originally appeared in the Erie County Fire Blotter.

"2 Pack a Backpack" A Huge Success!

BUFFALO, NY - The need is greater than ever as this year's "2 Pack a Backpack" Drive to collect school supplies for the Boys and Girls Club. This year's drive has wrapped up and is a big success. 

Last year, enough supplies were collected to fill six school buses, which helped supply over 3,000 book bags. 2 On Your Side needs your help to make this year's efforts our biggest and best ever.

Volunteers will work through the weekend to organize and distribute the supplies.

If you would like to register for the school supplies, you can contact the Boys and Girls' Club at:  716-825-1016 on Monday.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo and Boys & Girls Clubs of Niagara Falls coordinate the distribution of the backpacks and school supplies.

Huge Half-Off Sale: Welcome Back 2 School!

In my continued search to find the best websites to save you time and money, today a celebration of Back 2 School Savings.

Consider this the last weekend to practically steal everything you'll need for your dorm room, apartment and wardrobe.

Let's start with clothes. Today there are a few retailers to keep a close eye on.

Aeropostale offers half off on almost everything with hoodies at $14.75 for girls and guys and many other discoutns. Dont' forget to stop by the sale section. CLICK HERE.

Urban Outfitters has a big selection of clothes $9.99 and under. CLICK HERE.