The strong winds on Sunday caused a lot of damage to the Williams Opera House in Attica.

New York State Police

A former civilian cook at the Attica Correctional Facility has been sentenced to one year of interim probation for having sexual contact with an inmate assigned to her.

Tim Pohl

Around 4 p.m. Thursday, something went terribly wrong on a Norfolk Southern freight train heading east through Attica, on its way from Bison Yard in Cheektowaga to Mechanicville, near Albany. The train's two engines flew off a high embankment, dragging train cars along with them.

Disability Rights New York

Dozens of New York state lawmakers have written to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state's top corrections official to urge them to end solitary confinement of prisoners.

A New York prison inmate will spend 10 more years behind bars for the attempted murder of another inmate inside the maximum security Attica Correctional Facility.

A murder indictment has been dismissed for an Attica prison inmate accused in the recreation yard slaying of another prisoner.

Attica woman accused of murdering her husband

Apr 21, 2015
Courtesy of State Police

An Attica woman is facing a second degree murder charge in the death of her husband of 30 years. 


The man involved in a tense standoff in Attica on Friday night has been identified.

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Over two dozen vehicles were damaged during a vandalism spree late Friday night or early Saturday at Upstate Chevrolet in the Village of Attica.

Police Chief John Palillo reported 28 vehicles at the dealership had extensive damage, totaling over $50,000.

The chief is asking anyone with information to contact Attica Police at 585-721-5276, or the Wyoming County Sheriffs at 585-786-2255.

The Environmental Protection Agency says a fire in a glass and plastic recycling operation in Attica is out, after weeks of effort.

An estimated 49,000 cubic yards of glass and plastic had accumulated at the Hillcrest Industries recycling plant and started burning, emitting a foul stench across the village. State and federal officials moved in to move the burning material around and extinguish it.

Public Affairs Officer Elias Rodriguez says the next step is to make sure the fire doesn't re-start.

EPA reports progress on Attica cleanup

Oct 1, 2012

Officials with the Environmental Protection Agency say they are making progress in containing the foul-smelling, slow-burning industrial fire that has plagued the Village of Attica for several weeks.

In a written release, the EPA reports 5,200 cubic yards of smoldering waste have been extinguished and contained at the Hillcrest Industries facility.

Initial plans called for a round-the-clock cleanup effort, but steam and mist have forced officials to suspend work at night.

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Residents in Attica should soon experience relief from a putrid odor that has fouled the air.

EPA officials have identified a number of organic materials, including elevated levels of benzene, near Hillcrest Industries as the source of the odor.

Photo from Hillcrest Website

The EPA is now expected to take the lead in clean up of a massive mound of garbage created by a business in Attica that has residents up in arms.
Western New York Congressman Kathy Hochul issued a news release Thursday announcing that she had a call with the  Regional EPA Administrator and the "EPA will now assume the lead role in the troubling situation at an Attica business, which has left the community exposed to intolerable odors and emissions."

According to local law professor, inmates and guards in New York's maximum security prisons share many similarities. The findings led to a new documentary about the "human cost" of long-term exposure to Attica State Prison.

Former Wyoming County SPCA manager dies

Jul 9, 2012

Police in the Village of Attica are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 58-year-old Susan Davila, the former manager of the Wyoming County SPCA. 

Attica Police were called to a home at 74 Exchange Street Saturday afternoon on a report of a sick person.  The call was made by a family member. Officers found Davila unresponsive.  She was taken to Wyoming County Community Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. 

Investigators are awaiting the results of an autopsy.  They say there is no indication of foul play.