Monday, April 25, 2022

Monday 25 April 2022:
SLDN News Briefs

Woman injured, cats perish in Oakfield fire  An Oakfield woman was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation and two cats perished in a Saturday night fire on Coe Avenue. An investigation into the cause of the fire is continuing.The status of the resident taken to Strong was unknown as of Sunday afternoon, the Sheriff’s Office said. The victim’s name has not been released. Several house pets were found inside the residence and saved. However, two cats were found deceased due to the house fire, the Sheriff’s Office said. The cause of the fire remains unknown.


NY redistricting battle headed to state’s highest court The state Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, could hear oral arguments as soon as Tuesday on whether to strike down the state’s redistricting changes after two lower courts have found the new districts violate the state constitution. The latest court ruling, from the Appellate Division of the State Supreme Court in Rochester, came Thursday when judges rules by a 3-2 margin that New York Democrats engaged in gerrymandering when they drew new boundary lines for congressional seats. The judges said that the maps were drawn “to discourage competition and favor Democrats.” “We agree with petitioners and the court that the congressional map was unconstitutional,” the judges wrote in the appeals court ruling.


Department of Health issues alert about Lucky Charms cereal; FDA investigating sickness claims [A summary of Ben Beagle's report ben@livingstonnews.com] They may be “magically delicious.” They’re also the subject of an investigating by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA is investigating reports that Lucky Charms cereal is causing illness in customers. No recall of the cereal has been issued. The Livingston County Department of Health has issued an alert advising people that if they or a family member has eaten the cereal recently and then feel ill with nausea, vomiting or diarrhea to contact the Department of Health at (585) 243-7299 or (585) 243-7270. In addition, complains should be reported to the FDA by visiting the web at https://tinyurl.com/3wrrh86b or by calling 1 (888) SAFEFOOD (1-888-723-3366). Anyone who is severely ill should contact their health care provider. If you do not have a healthcare provider, go to urgent care or the emergency room. Mention that you consumed the cereal, the health department advised.

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