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Wyoming County lawmen have made a felony drug case against two Batavia men.
37-year-old Larry Yoho of North Spruce Street has been charged as part of Operation Rodeo, conducted by the Wyoming County Drug Task Force. Yoho is accused of selling the prescription drugs Xanax and Fentanyl to under cover agents.
The second suspect in the case, 37-year-old Nicholas Williams of Batavia is charged with possession and sale of Xanax.
Williams lists a Batavia address at 13 Ross Street5, the same address where local police last week discovered a dismantled methamphetamine lab.
Both Williams and Yoho are behind bars this morning.


A Rochester man, charged in connection with a Batavia burglary, is gambling with a possible life behind bars.
37-year-old Reginald Wilson appeared in Genesee County Court yesterday and turned down a plea deal on the burglary, which would have netted him a prison term of 2 to 4 years. Instead, Wilson wants to go to trial.
A conviction at trial could result in a life sentence, due to his previous felony convictions.


The woman who ran the call girl operation that took down former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer says she wants to call the shots in Albany.  Kristin Davis has announced her campaign for governor of New York. 
The former madam calls her platform, “P-squared." She wants to legalize and then tax, pot and prostitution.
Davis insists this is not a hoax, joke or publicity stunt. 
Davis touts a degree in business and a decade as a VP of a hedge fund, not to mention running a multi-million dollar international call girl operation. 
She says that makes her more qualified than most politicians.  However, Davis says she realizes winning is a long shot but hopes to get at least 50-thousand votes.


Governor Paterson spoke publicly for the first time since ending his short-lived gubernatorial run.  Paterson reiterated that he's not stepping down, despite calls from some to resign over recent domestic violence allegations against one of his top aides. 


WBTA’s eye on government:
The Batavia City School Board’s Audit Committee is meeting tonight.
The session is open to the public. The audit committee will meet at 5 tonight in the administrative building on Washington Avenue.

Editor's Note: To clarify and earlier post the public is welcome to attend the meeting of  the Audit Committee but the committee plays no role in the budget planning process.

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