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Fire of unknown cause has damaged an automobile repair shop on Exchange Street in Attica.
The fire was reported shortly before 5p.m. last night.
A passerby spotted smoke and flames coming from the back of the building.
Volunteer companies from Wyoming and Genesee Counties responded.
No one was inside the building at the time. No injuries were reported.

A Batavia man with a lengthy criminal record will spend the next 3 and a half to 7 years in state prison.
30-year-old Michael Piasta has been sentenced in Genesee County Court breaking into a Harvester Avenue Business last October and stealing checks and a credit card, running up over 500-dollars in charges.
Piasta was also accused of stealing DVD’s from Pandora’s Boxx on Ellicott Street this past summer, and taking beer from a Batavia convenience store, just hours after he got out of jail in Niagara County.

Governor David Paterson has been fined more than 62-thousand dollars for receiving tickets to Game One of the 2009 World Series at Yankee Stadium.  That was the punishment handed down by the state's Commission on Public Integrity.  The panel says Paterson's testimony that he always intended to pay for the five tickets was refuted by his staff, the Yankees, an independent handwriting expert and "common sense."  The Commission says the governor's false testimony is evidence he knew his conduct was unlawful. 

From the police blotter:
34-year-old Summer Ogden of West Main Street Road, Batavia:
She is facing a slew of charges including resisting arrest.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Summer last night for allegedly violating probation.
Summer apparently didn’t like that.
Once in custody, deputies said Summer started to fight with deputies, they found she had a knife on her, she allegedly started spitting and kicking at the windows in the patrol car.
She’s been locked up in lieu of $2,500 bail.

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