posted on November 05, 2012 07:27
An Orleans County Catholic Nun has been arrested for allegedly stealing over 100-thosuand dollars from two churches where she worked.
Authorities say Sister Mary Anne Rapp had a gambling addiction.
She has been charged with a single count of Grand Larceny.
The Buffalo News reports that the Diocese of Buffalo brought the case to the attention of the D-A’s office in Orleans County several months ago.
D-A Joseph Cardone said it appeared that Sister Mary Anne had an addiction to casino gambling.
The nun was assigned to St. Mary Catholic Church in Holley and St. Mark in Kendall.
Cardone said there is evidence that Sister Mary Anne took money donated by parishioners and used the funds to support her casino habit.
Sister Mary Anne is scheduled to answer the charge in Kendall Town Court tonight.
Investigators today continue to look for the cause of a barn fire in Caledonia.
Two calves perished in the blaze last night, two others were injured.
The flames erupted in a barn on McEwen Road near Route 20.
Upon arrival, Firefighters were made aware that animals were trapped inside. They managed to bring the flames under control in less than 15-minutes.
Most of the cows in the barn were led out to safety.
One man is dead following a single vehicle crash in the Erie County Town of Newstead. Lawrence Serwacki of Newstead was operating his pick-up along Main Street near South New Stead Road when he slammed into a tree. Mr. Serwacki was pronounced dead at the scene.
Tomorrow is Election Day, and the tight race for the 27th congressional district remains too close to call. A new Siena College poll shows Republican Chris Collins leading Democratic Congresswoman Kathy Hochul by one-percentage point. That's well within the poll's margin of error of plus-minus four percentage points. Five-percent of those polled remain undecided.
WBTA and ABC Radio News plan wall to wall coverage tomorrow of Election Night 2012. Our coverage of National and local races begins at 9PM.
The New York State Canal System has reopened after being closed for almost a week after being closed because of Sandy. The state closed the canal system as the storm neared and the water level was reduced to lower the risk of possible flooding from the storm.