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No Frills Buffalo Releases Crime Novel ‘Stay Away From Lions’

No Frills Buffalo Releases Crime Novel ‘Stay Away From Lions’

A petty thief, local mobsters and a parish priest who’s more sinner than saint come together in the gritty black-comedy crime novel “Stay Away from Lions,” the latest release from No Frills Buffalo. 

Written by Buffalo natives and St. Bonaventure University graduates J. Matthew Smith and Patrick Reynolds, “Stay Away from Lions” follows the poorly led life of Tommy Patton, a small-time South Buffalo crook who upon being sprung from his latest stint in the Erie County Jail learns he’s in debt to a ruthless mob boss as a result of a robbery gone wrong.

With the payback deadline looming, a two-faced henchman charged with collecting the debt goes behind his boss’s back and hatches a scheme designed to benefit all involved. But when that scheme unravels, unholy secrets are exposed costing people their lives.

Annunciation School Still Accepting Pre-K Applications

Annunciation School Still Accepting Pre-K Applications

 

Annunciation School, located at 7580 Clinton St. in Elma, continues to accept applications for Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 for the 2013-14 school year. Following the New York State core standards for preschools, the primary goal in Annunciation Pre-K is to have your child’s first experience in school be a positive, fun and successful one! 

Pre-K students at Annunciation review colors and shapes and begin pre-math, pre-writing and pre-reading skills, and work to develop the social and learning skills that are important for academic success. Students also begin using sign language as a second language and enjoy art, music, library, computer lab, physical education and science. This is also the perfect age to begin learning prayers.

Don’t Let Your St. Patrick’s Day End Tragically

Don’t Let Your St. Patrick’s Day End Tragically

As St. Patrick's Day approaches, The Resource Training Center, provider of the New York State Drinking Driver Program, is reminding drivers not to get behind the wheel if they've been drinking. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports over 700 people were killed nationwide in crashes involving a drunk driver during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday from 2006 to 2010.  

“Whether you are gathering with friends at the local pub or attending the parade, if alcohol is part of the festivities, make sure you designate a sober driver to get you home safely,” said Monica Farrar, program director of The Resource Training Center in Amherst.

Tips to Keep your Purse or Wallet Safe While Shopping

Tips to Keep your Purse or Wallet Safe While Shopping

The Amherst Police Department released a list of tips to keep in mind all year long and especially during the holidays.

Keep Your Vehicle Locked to Avoid Being a Victim

Keep Your Vehicle Locked to Avoid Being a Victim

The West Seneca Police would like to remind people to keep their cars locked when parked unattended, especially overnight.

During the warm weather months, we see an increase in thefts from vehicles. For the most part, these are crimes of opportunity. As perpetrators walk around the streets at night time, they will check car doors to see if they are locked. If your car is unlocked, They will enter, and take any valuables left inside. Items commonly taken are cell phones, GPS units, I pads, money, wallets, etc.

The vast majority of past victims left their vehicles unlocked. It is rare that we find a vehicle that has been damaged to gain entry due to it being locked. These people do not want to make a lot of noise by breaking into a car. Therefore they move on when faced with a locked door.

Don't make yourself an easy target for thieves. Keep your cars locked when they are unattended,

Robbery from Lancaster Hotel

Robbery from Lancaster Hotel

A Statement from the Lancaster Police Department:

The Lancaster Police are investigating the robbery of a local hotel that occurred over the weekend. 

Police are looking for the male in the photos who is descibed as a white male in his 30's, approx 6 ft tall weighing 230lbs.  He is wearing a brown hoodie with the hood up and jeans.  The male did not display a weapon and took $160 from the register and fled on foot. 

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Lancaster Police Detective Bureau at 716-683-3120, ext 24.

Hockey Jersey Thief Strikes Again

Hockey Jersey Thief Strikes Again

BUFFALO, NY - A couple of burglars in West Seneca were caught in the act when the owner of a home on Orchard Park Road entered his house about five o'clock Thursday evening. When the owner walked in the burglars fled in a getaway vehicle with various items from the home including a shotgun.

Fortunately, the homeowner was able to get a good description of the vehicle and that helped West Seneca Police arrest 21-year-old Samuel Beavers.

Beavers was out on bail after being arrested in connection with the theft of a valuable hockey jersey earlier this month.

Buffalo Police were able to locate the second suspect and arrested 27-year-old Nicholas Boaz. The shotgun and various other items from the home were recovered.

Both suspects are in custody and charged with felony burglary, grand larceny, and possession of stolen property.