posted on February 16, 2010 07:24
The future of the Batavia Elks Club remains in doubt this morning.
The Elks Grand Lodge, which owns the building on East Main Street, revoked the local club’s charter citing administrative violations.
One of the Elks trustees appointed to oversea the local lodge said there are no allegations of missing money.
The trustee told WBTA News Partner, The Batavian, that the closing of the local club could be temporary, long term or, may never open again.
The Batavia Elks club has 200 members.
A 48-year-old woman from Ontario County has been charged with reckless endangerment after smoking while she was using oxygen at her apartment. Authorities said she set herself on fire and threatened the rest of the building through her actions.
Just last week, a Batavia woman died when fire swept her State Street apartment under similar circumstances.
New Yorkers are soaking up the deals in trading in their washer, dryer, or refrigerator in the "Great Appliance Swap Out." New Yorkers can receive a rebate for trading in their old appliance for a new energy efficient model. More than four-million dollars in rebates were claimed over the first weekend, while 13-million dollars remain in the program that ends this Sunday. The state is offering a rebate of 105-dollars for a single purchase and over 500 for a bundle sale.
A 49-year-old Akron man has been arrested and charged with growing marijuana in his home. Police were called to the home on Newton Avenue for a domestic disturbance involving Marshall Pann and his wife. An officer noticed something that caused him to apply for a search warrant. When officers returned, they found three 55-gallon garbage bags filled with marijuana.
A young mother's weekend tubing death at Allegany State Park has parents taking precautions as their kids go sledding.
Parents say they tell their kids to jump off sleds or tubes if they think they're getting close to trees or streams.
On Sunday, 33-year-old Tricia Lewis of Erie, Pennsylvania, was going down an Allegany State Park hill with her three-year-old son and was heading for a tree.
Witnesses say she may have tossed her son off the tube to save him.
The boy was not hurt but the mother was pronounced dead later at Olean General Hospital.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is raising questions about her potential challenger Harold Ford Junior.
Senator Gillibrand went on the attack, pressuring Ford to disclose the details of his salary with Merrill Lynch, including bonus pay.
Ford has said he will disclose his income should he become a candidate for Senate.