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“Gone To Soon”…. Farewell to another Soldier: Bishop Gregory Parris

Bishop Gregory Parris Bishop Gregory Parris, pastor, musician, and community leader, passed away Feb. 28, at the age of 62. Bishop Parris had been senior pastor at Church of Love Faith

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Corrections Officer Gene Palmer Pleads Guilty in North Country Prison Break

By Jon Dougherty   A corrections officer charged in connection with the escape of two inmates last June has pleaded guilty. Monday, Gene Palmer admitted to unknowingly providing tools that Richard Matt and

Community Education

School No. 33 Celebrates ‘World Read Aloud Day’ With Local Leaders

By TWC News Staff ROCHESTER, N.Y. — City and county leaders and members of law enforcement shared their love of reading with students at School 33 Wednesday in Rochester. It

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St. Paul Street Bridge Underpass Near Inner Loop Open to Traffic

By TWC News Staff ROCHESTER, N.Y. — After months of detours, the Saint Paul Street bridge underpass near the inner loop in Rochester is now open to traffic. The section

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7-Eleven Giving Vets the Chance to Win a Free Store

By Wendy Mills WESTERN NEW YORK — 7-Eleven, home of the Big Gulp and Slurpee, is giving away a franchise. The online contest to win a store is exclusively for

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Syracuse Toddler’s Father Charged with ‘Illogical and Heinous’ Murder

By TWC News Staff SYRACUSE, N.Y. – A body pulled from Onondaga Creek Tuesday afternoon is believed to be 21-month-old Maddox Lawrence, pending DNA tests, Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler

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Last 2 Headline Acts Announced for 2016 Rochester Jazz Festival

By TWC News Staff The last two headline acts for this year’s Rochester Jazz Festival have been announced. Bruce Hornsby and the Noise Makers will play at the Kodak Hall

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Rochester Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin, Gun Possession

By TWC News Staff ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A guilty plea to charges of possession with intent to distribute heroin may send a Rochester man to prison for life. Mario Velasquez,

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Ithaca Mayor Wants Supervised Heroin Injection Site

By Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York mayor wants his city to be the first in the U.S. to offer a supervised injection facility, where heroin users

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Black NYPD Officers Sue Police Department

Posted by David Love What if rotten, corrupt and racist police departments are working as they were designed to? When the callous white police officer responds to the Black Lives

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Amber Alert: Syracuse Toddler Missing, Police Continue Search for Father

By Alexa Green The Amber Alert issued on Sunday morning is still in effect as police continue to search for a missing Syracuse child. Alexa Green reports. SYRACUSE, N.Y. —

Community Health

Giving You the Best That You’ve Got

By Tokeya C. Graham Too often during the holiday season, we may start to think about all of the things we do not have. We begin to compare our lives

Community Education History

TO LEARN, AND PRACTICE DAILY, OUR OWN STORY

By David A. Anderson “Our fathers and mothers came here; lived, loved and built here. At this place, their love and labor rose like the sun, and gave strength and meaning

Community Education

The Importance of Having an Education

By Diane Sheffield “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today” – Malcolm X I remember my parents, grandparents, aunt and

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Early-Morning Fire Damages Emerson St. Business

By TWC News Staff ROCHESTER, N.Y. — An early-morning fire damaged a business on Rochester’s west side Thursday morning. The fire was discovered by workers when they arrived around 4:45