posted on January 31, 2012 07:37
LeRoy Central School District has renewed its confidence in the findings of the New York State Health department and the diagnosis of Conversion Disorder with respect to those 15 students suffering from Tourette’s like symptoms.
In a statement released last night, the school district repeated that there is no evidence of environmental causes, or infections to blame for the students illness.
The statement specifically ruled out PANDAS, Organic Compounds such as TCE.
The district also ruled out the Gardasil vaccine, revealing that that many of the girls affected by the tics, did not receive the Gardisil vaccine.
The statement went on to say the constant attention to the illness has had a negative impact on the recovery of the students.
Genesee County has made no decision yet…whether to charge Steven Rebert with the murder of Oakfield’s William Fickel.
Rebert was just sentenced to life in prison for the slaying of a Pennsylvania couple two years ago.
Rebert has been what police term a “person of interest” in the shooting death of Fickel in 2005.
Genesee County District Attorney Lawrence Friedman tells WBTA:
"We made a determination to let Pennsylvania proceed with their case. Now that the Pennsylvania case is concluded we feel its now time for us to take a look at the case and determine where we are going to go."
Sheriff’s investigators say there is enough evidence to charge Rebert with the murder of Bill Fickel but a conviction with the existing evidence remains in doubt.
Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver has introduced a bill that will raise the state's minimum wage from seven-25 an hour to eight dollars and 50 cents an hour. That's a 17-percent increase. The bill also contains what Silver calls a groundbreaking provision which would ensure the minimum wage is annually adjusted for inflation. Calling it his top priority, Silver said the measure will repair the ladder of success. Opponents fear a higher rate will hurt job growth. If approved, the increase begins next January.
State Police will be out this Super Bowl weekend looking for aggressive or drunk drivers. New York State Thruway officials say Super Bowl Sunday is one of the most dangerous days to drive because of how many people drive while impaired. The four-day crackdown will run Friday through Monday and will include extra patrols on major highways. During a similar sweep last Super Bowl weekend, more than 30 arrests were made on the Thruway and some 14-hundred tickets handed out.