posted on October 24, 2011 07:16
A U.S. House panel is investigating a deadly food poisoning outbreak linked to cantaloupes.
That outbreak claimed the life of a Genesee County woman.
The tainted fruit came from a farm in Colorado.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee is seeking information from Jensen Farms about what may have caused the outbreak of listeria.
The Food and Drug Administration has cited unsanitary conditions as a likely cause.
The outbreak killed more than two dozen people and made another 123 people sick. It was just last week that the Genesee County Health Department revealed the death of the local woman.
She was not identified. Authorities say she had underlying medical problems.
An Alden man may have suffered a medical problem prior to an accident that ultimately took his life.
73-year-old Florian Wasikowski of Alden was alone in his car on Friday afternoon when it veered off County Line Road in Alden and struck a utility pole.
He was taken to ECMC where he later died.
Authorities are waiting for autopsy results before closing their investigation.
The Batavia City Council tonight is slated to hear a comprehensive report on the city’s financial future.
City Manager Jason Molino will present the results of a Moody’s bond rating report, which gives Batavia a quote: “positive financial outlook.”
Council will also take their first hard look at the state’s 2-percent tax cap, and what implications that will have on city tax revenues.
During a special business meeting following the conference session, the Council is expected to authorize a grant application to help a grocery store open in the former Latina’s building on Jackson Street.
The Statue of Liberty is getting webcams for her 125th birthday. Friday marks the 125th anniversary of the statue's unveiling in New York Harbor as a gift from the people of France. A new torch webcam will showcase views of the harbor from the vantage point of the torch in the statue's upraised right hand.