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A couple from Tennessee is facing serious drug charges after authorities say they were found making methamphetamine in Batavia.  State Police responded to a wooded area near Target on Veteran’s Memorial Drive and found Ricky Leach and Jessica Ring in the process of making meth.  
Leach and Ring are both residents of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, and are each being held on $10,000 bail.

Batavia Police say their suspect was drunk and had a loaded gun.
BPD today released details of an encounter late Tuesday night with 49-year-old Kevin Conners of Richmond Avenue. 
Police say Conners rear ended another car at Richmond and Oak, left the scene, pulled into a driveway of a Washington Ave home and struck the porch next door. It was then, police say, they saw Conners remove a handgun from his waist. 
It was later found, loaded, under the seat of his car.
He was sent to jail but 12 hours later he was released under supervision, retrieved his car, and on Wednesday afternoon struck a telephone pole on West Main.
Conners is in the hospital and the investigation is continuing.

Also from the police blotter:
Michael Snyder of Union Street, LeRoy and Edward Letts Jr. of West Main, Batavia:
They are each accused of stealing two 30-packs of beer from Tops last night.
Snyder, who is 41 and Letts, who is 43, made their getaway on bicycles.
Batavia Police and State Troopers caught up with them within minutes.

New York state roads and highways will be moving a little better over the Labor Day holiday weekend.  
State transportation officials have suspended nearly all construction projects for the weekend to help ease congestion and cut down on delays.  
There are some exceptions and they seem to be in our area:
The Thruway widening project in Depew, Lockport and Pembroke, and overnight construction on the South Grand Island bridge will continue over the weekend.

The local NAACP is calling for the removal of Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard.  Rochester NAACP President Ed Goolsby says police brutality has increased under Sheppard's watch, and the community is growing concerned.  The NAACP says the recent video showing an officer punching and tackling a pregnant woman illustrates that the chief has lost control of the department.


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