Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on May 11, 2022
There is a nationwide shortage of baby formula which is not news to any parents trying to find the right formula for their kids. Experts say don’t give in to the temptation to do it yourself if you can’t find the can on the shelf. They say, if you aren’t an expert chemist, you won’t be able to replicate the nutrients needed in the formula for a healthy baby. Also, most parents lack completely sterile environments so infections are a possibility. An alternative formula may be available at your pediatrician or at Feedmore Western New York. And stores may have alternatives that have the same nutrition, Tops Markets director, Susan Durfee said, “We’ve put up signage on alternative formulas they can use. For example, if a certain Enfamil product is not shipping still, what can they use in the Tippy Toes formula, to supplement that, until they can get back to the Enfamil formula so that they are not taking them off of what they’re used to using.”
Congressman Tom Reed announced his resignation from Congress on the floor of the capitol in Washington DC. Reed was the representative for the 23rd district which is now without a congressman. Reed was accused in 2021 of sexual misconduct during a trip to Minnesota in 2017. He announced then that he would not seek reelection. Sources say he will be taking a job in the private sector at the Prime Policy Group, Washington, D.C.
Tired of hearing about your cars extended warranty? You aren’t alone. A newly published study shows that the average New Yorker gets 17 spam calls and 11 spam texts a week. 1 in 5 people knows someone who has had their identity stolen and the average amount lost to scammers and identity thieves is over 3800 dollars. Experts say the most likely to get scammed are people over 65 who may be more trusting and not want to be rude to a caller. They say if you know someone who might be at risk to talk to them and go over when to hang up and how to recognize a scam. One big tip is just to tell the caller you don’t do business over the phone and never give out personal or financial information to someone calling you that you don’t know.
2 Officers were injured at the Orleans Correctional Facility when an officer ordered 2 inmates out of a bathroom stall and one turned and attacked. The inmate punched the officer in the face and then continued to hit and scratch the officer while he grappled the inmate to the ground and put him in handcuffs with the help of 2 other guards. The inmate, who was serving 15 years for burglary and assaulting a police officer in Queens County, was placed in special housing and is awaiting charges. The officer suffered injuries to the head, neck, shoulder, knee and arms. He was transported to an outside hospital after being treated in the facility.