posted on May 05, 2011 07:16
The woman at the center of the original c. diff bacteria outbreak at United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) has died.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow for 86-year-old Margaret Wagner of Batavia.
Miss Wagner under went hip surgery at UMMC last month and contracted the c. diff bacteria.
Her family blamed UMMC for what they said were lax infection control procedures.
The New York State Department of Health is investigating.
Local Republicans are putting together their slate of candidates for this fall’s election.
All six Ward seats on the Batavia City Council and all nine members of the Genesee County legislature will be elected in November.
WBTA News has learned that veteran city lawmaker Frank Ferrando will run for the county legislature. Ferrando will seek the post now held by Robert Radley, who is not seeking re-election.
City Council President Marianne Clattenburg has already announced that she will run for the county legislature seat now held by Hollis Upson, who is leaving the legislature.
The GOP County Committee is meeting tonight to endorse candidates for the November election.
As the president makes ready to visit Ground Zero on Thursday, the White House says it will not release "gruesome" photos of the body of Osama bin Laden. Some Democratic lawmakers including, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer are in agreement with the decision.
There's no word on whether family members of victims will be allowed to see the photos as some members of Congress were. Meanwhile, security preparations are underway for the presidential visit. Path service will be suspended to the World Trade Center site while the President is there.
Just one name on the bad girls report this morning:
20-year-old Brittany Fay of River Street, Batavia.
Brittany has been charged with Petit Larceny.
Deputies say Brittany allegedly boosted $114 worth of merchandise from K-mart.
No talks are scheduled in the labor dispute between BlueCross BlueShield and nearly 400 union workers in Buffalo.
The company said its been difficult to mesh schedules,…the union says its ready to meet anytime.
The union workers have been locked out of their jobs since April 26th.