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Health

Sickle Cell Anemia

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By BHM “We need education. We need funding. We need research,” said Cassandra Dobson, director of nursing and undergraduate studies at City University of New York-Herbert H. Lehman College, during the Third Black Health Matters Health Summit held at Riverside Church in Harlem, New York, earlier this month. Dobson was talking about sickle cell, a […]

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State

Assembly Lawmaker Wants A Beer And Wine Tax

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By Nick Reisman A bill that would place new taxes on wine and beer sales would raise $260 million annually, specifically for addiction prevention and recovery programs. That bill, introduced by Assemblyman Michael DenDekker (D-34), would add 3 cents to the price of a 12 ounce can of beer and 2 cents per glass of […]

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Community

Tenants Escape Apartment Fire Despite Lack of Working Smoke Detectors

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By Spectrum News Staff Tenants at a Rochester apartment were forced out of their home by a fire early Thursday morning. Firefighters say someone on the second floor of a Woodward Street duplex noticed smoke and called 911 around 1:30 a.m. Officials say there were no working smoke detectors in that unit. “Had the occupant […]

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Community

Felicia Astacio Running for City Council

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By Spectrum News Staff Felicia Astacio, the sister of former Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio, is running for City Council. Felicia posted on her Facebook page that she has already started to collect petition signatures that would get her a place on the ballot for the East district seat. Felicia wrote: “Petitions have already […]

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Community

Maximum Sentence for Man Who Hit and Killed Toddler With Car

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By Mary McCombs A Mount Morris man will spend 25 years to life in prison for murder in connection with the death of a toddler last summer. Frank Cassata, 49, was sentenced on several counts, including murder, vehicular manslaughter, and DWI. Amir Pallet, 3, was struck and killed after Cassata purposely drove his car into […]

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Community

Cold, Blustery With Isolated Lake Effect For Some

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By Alec Zuch Rochester Today is blustery and cold, with a cold front passing through this afternoon. This will bring a few scattered snow showers, and perhaps a brief snow squall, dropping a quick couple of inches. Most areas just see and inch or two of fresh snow today, separate from lake effect snow coming […]

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National

Strong Winds Cause Multiple Injuries On Cruise Ship Escape

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By Spectrum News Staff Brevard County PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — Unexpected weather caused passengers on a cruise ship to be injured at sea on Sunday, according to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and Norwegian Cruise Line. Number of injuries not listed Escape not damaged Cruise ship to return to Port Canaveral around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday Tod […]

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National

Hillary Clinton Saying ‘No’ To 2020 Presidential Run

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By Associated Press Nationwide NATIONWIDE — Hillary Clinton says she will not run for president in 2020, but vows she is “not going anywhere.” She says that she has spoken to other Democratic candidates Get more political coverage The former secretary of state, senator and first lady ruled out another campaign during an interview posted […]

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Community

U of R Student Cited For Putting Up White Supremacy Stickers

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By Spectrum News Staff Brighton police have ticketed a University of Rochester student for allegedly putting up stickers advocating white supremacy in the town. Three stickers advocating for white nationalism were found in October. The first sticker, which included a white supremacy symbol, was reported by staffers who saw the sticker outside of the town hall […]

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Rochester Receives Low Rank in New Job Market Report

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By Breon Martin Rochester A new report has compiled a list of the hottest and coldest metro job markets in the nation. The Wall Street Journal looked at metro areas with more than 1 million people. Rochester coming in at 50 — ranked the #1 coldest place for jobs. Rochester business specialists are saying that […]

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Community

2 Adults, 2 Children Safe After Clifford Ave. House Fire

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By Spectrum News Staff Two adults and two children are safe after Rochester firefighters put out a fire in their home early Tuesday morning.  Fire crews say a family woke up around 4 a.m. to the sound of a loud boom and found smoke coming from the attic area of their Clifford Avenue home, near […]

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Community

If Marijuana Is Legalized, What About People Already Behind Bars?

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By Katelynn Ulrich Legalizing marijuana for adult use is much more than an issue for New Yorkers who wish to partake recreationally. It’s part of a sweeping criminal justice reform agenda heading into the 2019 legislative session. “We must also end the needless and unjust criminal convictions and the debilitating criminal stigma and let’s legalize […]

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History

LaShay D. Harris Statement on the Passing of Constance M. Mitchell

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“It is with great sadness to hear of the passing of former Monroe County Board of Supervisor Constance M. Mitchell.  Constance has a deep passion for service to the City of Rochester and County of Monroe. Her leadership prevailed during a time when women and people of color were typically overlooked for opportunities in government and […]

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Community

Roberts Wesleyan Graduates Celebrate New Beginnings

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The end of the year is as good a time as to celebrate new beginnings and the same goes for those graduating college. Roberts Wesleyan College in Chili held its winter commencement ceremony on Saturday. Nearly 200 undergrad and graduate students walked across the stage to get their degrees. College leaders say the sheer number […]

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National

New Year’s Resolutions

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Tobacco companies are making a killing from their product.  Tobacco is the only legal consumer product that kills when used exactly as indicated by the manufacturer. Cigarette smoking causes 1 in every 5 deaths in the United States. The smoking rate in New York State might be at an all-time low, but people are still […]

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