Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on January 23, 2018
Genesee County’s unemployment rate went up almost a half point from last year. The December jobless rate for 2017 was 5.3 percent, up from 4.9 percent a year earlier.
Wyoming County’s unemployment rate dropped by a tenth of a percent.
Orleans County’s rate rose three-tenths of a point.
A Byron teenager has been arrested for allegedly abusing two younger teens.
18 year old Anthony Miarglia (mir-ag-lee-ah is charged with Unlawful Imprisonment, Forcible Touching, Sexual Abuse and Endangering the welfare of a child.
State Police said the investigation involved multiple suspected incidents from May of 2016 through July 2017.
Troopers said the victims knew Miraglia. They ranged in age from 15 to 17 at the time of the alleged abuse.
State Police said there is a possibility of other victims. If you have any further information related to the case you are asked to call State Police Batavia.
Attica Police report a computer scam by someone purporting to be from the Geek Squad.
According to Attica P-D, a resident received a call from a person claiming to represent the Geek Squad, a computer repair service that operates legitimately through Best Buy, a well-known electronics retailer.
The caller went into a lengthy spiel claiming an error had been made in the resident’s account.
Before the resident sensed something was wrong, he had allowed the caller access to his computer and his bank account.
The resident eventually called Key Bank, got police involved, and the accounts were closed before any money was stolen.
Police said just because someone claims to be from a company you have done business with that does not mean the caller is legit.
Professional baseball will be played at Dwyer Stadium this summer.
The Batavia City Council voiced no objection to leasing Dwyer Stadium directly to the New York Penn League which has taken over the Batavia Muckdogs management from the Rochester Red Wings.
The league is trying to sell the franchise as soon as possible.