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It appears Batavia will end 2010 on a fairly positive weather note. 
National Weather Service forecasters are calling for mostly cloudy skies today and Friday. 
Daytime high temperatures are expected to reach 40 today and 47 on New Year's Eve Friday and top 50-degrees on New Year’s Day Saturday.
However, 2011 is forecast to start wet with a 70-percent chance for rain Saturday and Sunday.

Batavia police nab a suspect wanted by the state of Florida.
46-year-old Ricky Marsceill was spotted riding a bicycle near his home on Ross Street.
When police moved in, Marsceill reportedly took off on foot but was collared a short distance away.
Local police have not said just what Marsceill is wanted for in Florida, but he is being held without bail.

Drivers using the New York State Thruway on New Year's Eve and early New Year's Day will receive some extra help staying awake. Thruway plazas will be offering free coffee and tea from 11 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday at 27 different locations to help drivers remain alert while traveling. This is the 40th year that service will be offered.
Aside from caffeine jolts, New York State Police suggest drivers take a break every 100 miles or two hours.

Hockey fans are still paying a stiff premium for good parking spots at the World Junior Hockey Tournament.  That is despite complaints prices for parking outside the HSBC Arena downtown have risen from $10 to $30 day.  Parking for Buffalo Sabres games normally only costs $15 to $20.  Officials say the prices are justified since people can park there all day. 

The Buffalo Bills will not have a single player in the NFL Pro Bowl game this year.  The Bills aren't alone, though.  Seattle, Tampa Bay and Cincinnati are also un-represented.  The powerful Atlanta Falcons have seven players in the game.

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