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Written by on March 18, 2018

New York’s flu season could be coming to an end soon.
The state health department released its newest numbers showing for the third straight week that flu rates dropped statewide.
Confirmed cases of the flu in Western New York have dropped significantly over the past couple weeks.

We are into the final hours of special law enforcement efforts for the St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
Drivers can expect a number of sobriety checkpoints, additional DWI patrols, and stings targeting underage drinking. State Police will also be ticketing distracted drivers who use handheld electronic devices.

One DWI arrest made in Genesee County: 26 year old Jonathan Elleman of Exchange Street in Attica was arrested early this morning.

Saying animals suffer from many of the same illnesses as people, one lawmaker wants to make medical marijuana available for pets. New York Assemblywoman Amy Paulin is introducing a bill to give veterinarians the right to prescribe it. A spokeswoman from the New York State Veterinary Medical Society says pet owners are increasingly asking about medical marijuana for their animals, but there is not enough research about the drug’s impact. State Senator Diane Savino of Staten Island, who sponsored the state law legalizing medical marijuana for people says about animals, “As long as they don’t smoke it, I am OK with it.”

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