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The Genesee County Local Drug Task Force has put six people behind bars for possession and sale of crack cocaine in and around Batavia.
The arrest of the six, three from Rochester and three from Batavia, followed a search early Saturday of a home on Ross Street and a car stopped on Manhattan Avenue.
   Richard Kubis                Doris Mayls                   Ricky Marsceill
The three Rochester suspects included a pair known on the street as “Blaze” and “Bling.”
The Batavia suspects were identified as: 31-year-old Richard Kubis, 59-year-old Doris Mayls and 47-year-old Ricky Marsceill all of Ross Street.
The six are all jailed without bail.

In Wyoming County, a 30-year-old man is charged with the rape of a girl under the age of 11.
Keith Flagg of Arcade was arrested over the weekend and jailed in lieu of 100-thosuand dollars bail. The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office says additional charges against Flagg are possible.

The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office is still looking for a missing excavator.
Deputies say the yellow and black Case excavator was stolen early Friday morning from the Holland High-Left Company on East Road in the Town of Bethany.
Witnesses saw the stolen excavator being loaded onto a dual axle trailer that was being pulled by an extended cab pick-up truck.
If you have any information, you are asked to call the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office.

New York Senator Charles Schumer is urging the Federal Drug Administration to greatly limit the availability of a new super-drug reportedly ten-times more powerful than Vicodin.  Schumer's concern comes at a time when prescription drug abuse and theft is on the rise.  
Schumer is urging the FDA to proceed with caution when it comes to approving drugs more powerful than Oxycontin or Vicodin.  

From WBTA’s Eye on Government:
The Batavia City School Board is meeting tonight – the board’s first meeting of the New Year.
The city Board of Ed will meet in the galley Room of the Richmond Library on tonight at 7.
And the new Batavia City Council will hold its first formal business meeting of the New Year this evening.
On the agenda is discussion about replacing a city fire engine.
Council meets tonight at City Hall, also at 7.


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