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Man Dies at Scene of Apparent Stabbing on City’s Northeast Side

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A Rochester man is dead after an apparent stabbing on the city’s northeast side Wednesday night. Officers were initially called for a reported fight on Clifford Avenue, near Goodman Street, around 9 p.m. When they got there, a second report came in for a man with serious injuries about half a mile away on Renwood […]

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Racist Attacks Push Student to File Claim Against Pittsford Schools

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By Spectrum News Staff A Pittsford Mendon High School student has filed a notice of claim, planning to sue the Pittsford Central School District over alleged racist attacks. The notice of claim alleges that a biracial student was repeatedly bullied by another student, using the N-word multiple times, calling the student “a monkey” in another […]

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Buffalo Bills Superfan Pancho Billa Dies

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By Spectrum News Staff After a long fight, his family confirmed that Buffalo Bills superfan Pancho Billa has died. The Texas resident, whose real name was Ezra Castro, passed away Tuesday morning following a fight with cancer. He spent the past few weeks in hospice care. Pancho made a name for himself at Bills games […]

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Rep. Morelle Introduces Gun Control Measure Aimed at Stores

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By Spectrum News Staff Irondequoit Congressman Joe Morelle (D-25) is taking aim at gun stores in new legislation he says would reduce the number of legal guns falling into the hands of the wrong people. Morelle’s Gun Theft Prevention Act specifically targets gun shops and those who are repeatedly burglarized. Morelle said his bill would […]

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Rain Washes Out Lilac Fest, Concerts Moved to Anthology

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By Spectrum News Staff Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People, as well as the BB King Blues Band, will play at Anthology on East Avenue. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be free, but space is limited. If you bought VIP or Party Deck tickets you’re […]

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Cuomo Signs Bill Increasing School Zone Speed Cameras

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By Associated Press New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo invoked a mother’s instinct to protect as he signed legislation on Mother’s Day that expands the number of speed cameras in New York City school zones. The Democrat was accompanied by his mother, Matilda Cuomo, on Sunday as well as other elected officials and advocates who pushed […]

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Cool and Unsettled Mother’s Day

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By Brooke Zegarelli Unfortunately, Mother’s Day will be cloudy and cool. It will be a rather damp day with periods of steadier rain, especially Sunday morning and night. Showers will be more spotty in the afternoon. Temperatures will be hard pressed to reach the low 50s. The cool and unsettled pattern will continue into the work week. We’ll […]

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Chris Matthews Doesn’t Get the Hint After Guest Politely Checks Him for Comparing Campaign Work to Slavery

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By Tanasia Kenney MSNBC’s Chris Matthews was called out by a guest panelist on Friday after suggesting that working for a tough campaign boss was comparable to slavery. The “Hardball” host didn’t seem to take the hint, however. Juanita Tolliver, campaign director for the Center for American Progress, appeared on Matthew’s show last week, during […]

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Local Officers Prepare For 2019 Police Unity Tour

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By Mary McCombs Law enforcement officers from across the nation will come together next week to honor more than 20,000 fallen officers.  Several local agencies have been training for the Police Unity Tour which takes place during National Police Week. It’s a 300-mile bike ride to honor officers killed in the line of duty. “There’s no […]

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Interim RPD Chief La’Ron Singletary Seen as Beacon Of Hope

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By Jim Aroune The man designated by Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren to be the next police chief says he was inspired by watching the men and women in blue uniforms head in and out of the department’s Genesee Section Office in Bull’s Head Plaza. La’Ron Singletary’s father bought him a police scanner as a child.  […]

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Jalen Everett Shot and Killed in Rochester

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By Spectrum News Staff PUBLISHED 10:06 PM ET May. 04, 2019 UPDATED 7:35 AM ET May. 05, 2019 One of the men acquitted of murder following the triple homicide at the Boys and Girls Club of Rochester is dead. Jalen Everett, 24, of Rochester was shot and killed Saturday. It happened shortly before 8 p.m. in the […]

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Voters to Decide Power of Proposed Police Accountability Board

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By Spectrum News Staff Voters could get a chance to decide if the City Council’s proposed Police Accountability Board will be able to discipline officers. City Council is expected to vote on the proposed legislation to create the board in May.  Part of the legislation, and a major sticking point in the proposal, would allow […]

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Prospect Profile: Oklahoma Tackle Cody Ford

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By Jon Scott Being versatile is widely praised by the Bills brass, but it can be somewhat of a blessing and a curse for a player transitioning from the college game. Oklahoma’s Cody Ford spent the majority of his time with the Sooners at guard before moving to tackle last season. But while Ford can […]

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Find Out What’s New at This Year’s Lilac Festival

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By Matt Driffill The 121st annual Rochester Lilac Festival is less than one month away so it’s time to get ready for some flowers, nice weather, and lots of live music! Lilacs in Bloom? One of the biggest annual questions regarding the Lilac Festival is the bloom status of the event’s namesake. A visit to Highland Park, […]

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Fire Engulfs World-Renowned Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

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By Spectrum News Staff PARIS — The world-renowned Notre Dame cathedral in Paris has been ravaged by a fire, and a French Interior Ministry official says firefighters may not be able to save the iconic building. The damage may be catastrophic. Paris Fire Brigade Commander General Jean-Claude Gallet tells CNN that the next hour and […]

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