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>Microwave catches fire in room at Island High

A microwave in a basement break room caught fire Tuesday afternoon in Grand Island High School.

The fire was quickly extinguished, Superintendent Robert W. Christmann said.

"There were no students in the high school because they had already been dismissed," he said.

He said the school was evacuated for 15 to 20 minutes.

"There was a lot of smoke," he said.

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>Cocaine dealer faces 10 years in prison

An area drug trafficker who was receiving kilogram quantities of cocaine from Puerto Rico in 2006 and 2007 will spend 10 years in federal prison after being sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara, federal authorities announced Tuesday.

Luis A. Cruz, no age listed, was convicted last August of conspiracy to distribute and possessing with the intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine.

The cocaine was distributed in the Buffalo area, according to Acting U.S. Attorney Kathleen M. Mehltretter and Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy C. Lynch, who handled the case.

After his prison term, Cruz also faces five years of supervised release, authorities reported.

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