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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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Senecas Ordered to Pay State $255 Million in Casino Revenues

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By Spectrum News Staff The Seneca Nation of Indians must pay $255 million to New York State, according to an arbitration panel. Back in January, the panel decided against the Senecas in their fight with the state over casino revenues. The Seneca Nation stopped its annual payments to the state two years ago, claiming a […]

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La’Ron Singletary Named New Rochester Police Chief

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By Spectrum News Staff Twenty applications have been reviewed and the Rochester Police Department’s new chief has been chosen — and that man is La’Ron Singletary. Mayor Lovely Warren made the announcement from City Hall Tuesday morning. Singletary is a Rochester native, 19 year-veteran with RPD Will take office July 1, upon City Council confirmation […]

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Interim Rochester Police Chief Not Seeking Position Permanently

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By Spectrum News Staff City officials are expected to name a new permanent Rochester police chief on Tuesday, but one man who won’t be taking the job is Interim Chief Mark Simmons. He confirmed Monday that he did not submit his name for consideration, and says that accepting the job would not be in the […]

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2 Dogs Missing after Fire Destroys Shelby Home

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By Spectrum News Staff An Orleans County home is a total loss after an early morning fire. East Shelby Fire Department officials said the two-alarm blaze started in the kitchen around 5 a.m. and quickly spread through the Shelby home. A woman was still inside the home when firefighters arrived. She was trying to get […]

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Who’s Up Next for Rochester City Council?

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By Spectrum News Staff Rochester City Council was going to look different even before now-former councilman Adam McFadden pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to wire fraud and filing a false tax return. McFadden had previously announced he wouldn’t seek re-election after he was initially charged in the investigation. A spokesperson for the Monroe County Democratic […]

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Man Driving Stolen Car Leads Police on Chase, Crashes into 2 Cars

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By Spectrum News Staff A man is facing felony charges following a short police chase in Rochester Friday night. Rochester police and State troopers say they tried to stop a stolen vehicle on the Bausch Street bridge, but the driver pulled a u-turn and hit a State Police and civilian vehicle. Police say the driver, […]

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Study Finds Black Communities Suffer from Higher Comparative Rates of Sudden Cardiac Death Than White Ones

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By Kiersten Willis New research from the American Heart Association reveals an explanation as to why Black communities see higher rates of sudden cardiac arrest death — especially between women — than white ones. Findings from a study by the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) revealed that by age 85 black men account for 9.6 percent of […]

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New Study Shows Opioids Are Claiming More African-American Lives as Deadly Epidemic Spreads Across the Country

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By Tanasia Kenney The largely white faces of the deadly opioid epidemic that has claimed more than 350,000 American lives since 1999 are rapidly changing as the drug crisis makes major inroads into the big East Coast cities, according to a recent study by Stanford University researchers. Researchers with Harvard University and the University of […]

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