posted on February 15, 2012 07:16
The LeRoy School Board has approved the money to pay for another round of environmental testing at the school.
Estimates for the tests top out at $75,000.
The school is trying to put to rest parental concerns that the uncontrollable tics and spasms suffered by several students are caused by environmental factors.
The school accepts the diagnoses of conversion disorder but many parents insist the cause is something in the air or soil around the school.
Leader Professional Services will do the new tests, which are expected to begin this week.
Some scary moments at the Genesee County Social Services Office.
Deputies say a woman walked into the DSS office around Noon yesterday, visibly upset, and began yelling that she was going to get a gun and kill everyone there.
53-year old Darlene McComb was calmed down and charged with Disorderly Conduct and possession of a drug without a prescription.
McComb was issued court appearance tickets and released.
A third suspect accused of stealing the wallet of a UMMC employee last fall, is in custody.
29-year-old Keith Carter of is facing a slew of charges.
Police say Carter, and two other suspects already in custody, came to Batavia last September, entered UMMC and took a wallet from the purse of an employee. Polcie said the trio then used the stolen credit cards at local stories.
The three, all Rochester residents, are suspected of pulling similar heists in other hospitals.
No charges are likely to be filed in a brawl that involved State Senator Mark Grisanti at a Niagara Falls casino. Police say they don't believe any crime was committed during the weekend incident involving Grisanti and a Seneca businessman. Grisanti has said he tried to break up an argument last Friday night between two men at the casino, and that he and his wife were jumped by several people.
The University of Rochester has made it onto a rather awkward list. The website "Inside College" has included UR on its list of "Schools for a Socially Awkward Student." There's no way to really know how UR ended up on the list, because the website doesn't list any criteria.