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Written by on February 16, 2018

An Attica woman is accused of using a stolen credit card to run up almost 300-dollars in charges.

The Genesee county Grand Jury has indicted Leah Wimmer of Attica on two felony counts.

Authorities say Wimmer used the stolen credit card at the Rite Aid on Prospect Avenue in Attica back in September.


An Erie County contractor will spend weekends in jail for the next four months.

24 year old Mathew Hardesty of Blasdell was accused of taking money to build a fence for a Batavia customer and never doing the job.

Hardesty made restitution but only after facing a longer jail term.

Genesee County District Attorney  Lawrence Friedman described Hardesty as, ” a con-artist.”



Pastor Allen Werk

St. Paul Lutheran Church in Batavia is holding special Active Shooter training for leaders of local congregations.

St. Paul Pastor Allen Werk says the training will address what individuals and groups can do to be prepared for the worst.

He said one issue the training will not address is whether parishioners are safer with guns in church

The training will be offered tomorrow morning at 10 at St. Paul’s Church on Washington Avenue.


Governor Cuomo is boosting security at schools around New York State following a pair of copycat threats in the aftermath of the Florida school shooting.

Cuomo says there were two incidents this morning in Western New York where students threatened violence and said they would bring guns to schools.

He says the threats, involving the Chautauqua Lake School District and the Randolph Academy in Cattaraugus County, are under control and that both students are in custody.

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