posted on June 26, 2010 09:34
Batavia City Firefighters were called to the scene of a house fire on Prune Street late Friday afternoon. The alarm was sounded at 5:25PM and upon arrival firemen found a fire in the roof of the home. No one was injured in the blaze. The Red Cross has been called to assist the occupants of the home.
From WBTA’s Eye on Government:
Batavia City Council meets in regular session on Monday night. Council members have a 7 item agenda planned. Among them is a resolution to accept a 15-thousand dollar grant from Senator Mike Ranzenhofer, towards the city’s Neighborhood Enforcement Team police project.
Council members will also vote on a resolution to match healthcare benefits between union and non-union city employees. Council meets at 7 o’clock Monday night at Batavia City Centre. The public is welcome to speak at the meeting by signing in with the city clerk beforehand.
There is still time left to visit the Moving Vietnam Wall, A half size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC. It’s open for viewing 24 hours a day at the Batavia VA Center until 1PM Monday, when the closing ceremonies will be conducted. 58,267 names are on the wall. About 1200 of the names are those missing, either MIA’s or POW’s. By a count from the website thewall-usa.com there are 13 soldier named on the wall that list a hometown of a location in Genesee County, including 6 with addresses in Batavia.
The reputed Jamaican drug kingpin remains behind bars this morning in lower Manhattan following an arraignment hearing. Christopher "Dudus" Coke is pleading not guilty to federal smuggling and weapons charges in lower Manhattan federal court. The alleged head of the Shower Posse drug gang was captured this week in Jamaica following a month-long manhunt that left 76 dead and others hurt. He was brought to New York on Thursday. The 42-year-old Coke faces life in prison, if convicted. He is due back in court Monday.