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Written by on October 27, 2021

New York Attorney General Letitia James is warning residents of marijuana products being packaged to look like popular kids treats especially at Halloween time.  The products can look like anything from Doritos, Sour Patch Kids, or Oreos to breakfast cereals and candy bars.  Many of them may say on the packaging that they have THC in them but might look like the normal product on first inspection.  AG James said the products are illegal and unregulated in New York and contain a high concentration of THC.  The AG’s office, citing information from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, said the most common overdose incidents among children involve edible cannabis foods.

According to the University of Rochester Medical Center clinical study, the COVID booster you get does not have to match the type of COVID vaccine shot you recieved.  David Dobrzynski assistant professor of Medicine and infectious diseases at URMC says “We really didn’t see any signal for worst side effects with the vaccines in terms of whether you got Johnson, Johnson, Pfizer or Moderna.”  The FDA recommends a booster shot for adults 65 and older, those with underlying health conditions and those with occupational exposure, such as healthcare workers, teachers and bus drivers.  Those who got the Johnson and Johnson signal dose are encouraged to also seek a booster shot as the JJ shot has proven to be the least effective over time.  Young, health people don’t need a booster shot as of now. A more dangerous variant could change that, but only time will tell.

The Genesee County Health Department is looking for a dog and its owner after a person was bit around 6pm Saturday on Clifton ave in Batavia.  The dog is described as a medium-sized white dog with patches of black throughout the body. The dog had medium hair length, similar to a border collie mix and was approximately 40 to 50 pounds. The dog had ears that were flopped over and after the incident, there was damage to the left ear.  The owner is described as a white male in his 30s around5’9 with a medium build and glasses.  They say that the dog and owner have been seen in the area before.  Several people were apparently bit by the dog and the Health department is looking for the dog to determine rabies status.

Statewide police, Troopers and Sheriffs are increasing their DWI patrols as apart of a STOP-DWI high visibility campaign.  This runs October 30th through November 1st.  The Statewide STOP-DWI High Visibility Engagement Campaign also targets Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day/End of Summer, Thanksgiving, Holiday Season, Super Bowl weekend and St. Patrick’s Day.  Highly visible, highly publicized efforts like this aim to further reduce the incidence of drunk and impaired driving.  


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