by Michael Weiss
According to News 12, a shooting in Mount Vernon this past Sunday night on the corner of South Second Avenue and East Third Street has left two people injured. They were promptly transported to a hospital by Emergency Medical Services and are said to be recovering. Police are still investigating the shooting although no words have been given yet on what caused the event.
Updating a story from the past week, baby formula producer Abbott stated via Twitter that they have reached an agreement with the FDA for their Michigan plant. This will be a major step towards restarting production and ending the nationwide shortage tied to their shutdown earlier in the year. Through the Consent Decree which the FDA and Abbott agreed on, the FDA has been investigating safety problems at the Michigan facility. According to News 12 Abbott also mentioned that once production resumes it will take at least 8 weeks for new products to be shipped to stores and consumers. A recent LOHUD.com article reported the length at which parents have had to go in order to find usable baby formula for their children. Including desperate searches online which results in scams from online price gougers. Stores across the state have also put limits on the amount of baby formula one can purchase such as Target, CVS, and Walmart according to LOHUD. Current state aid can be reached by going to a range of WIC programs which will assist families in receiving formula partly depending on income levels. For more information you can go to www.health.ny.gov /prevention /nutrition /wic or go to nys wic vendors.com to search for WIC stores and ask questions about formula supplies.
The mother of Spring Valley Firefighter, Jared Lloyd, received a presidential medal of valor in her son’s honor yesterday morning. This was one of 15 medals President Biden has presented to public safety officers for the first time in two years, according to News 12. Lloyd received his posthumously for his courageous acts during the Evergreen Court Home for Adults fire in March 2021. This is the highest award the President can give to a public safety officer.