Arts & Culture
3:21 pm
Sat April 19, 2014

Big Names Among Prospective Bills' Buyers

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is prepared to make a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills. Donald Trump's on board, too.

Don't discount the family of Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs. And include New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi's name for added spice.

It's not every day — or every year — an NFL franchise goes on the market as the Bills are, following owner Ralph Wilson's death last month.

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Arts & Culture
1:25 pm
Sat April 19, 2014

Jim Kelly To Stay In Buffalo For Cancer Treatment

Credit bleacherreport.com

(Buffalo Bills) The quarterback fighting cancer has returned home to Buffalo for more just than Easter weekend.

Jim Kelly arrived home in Buffalo Saturday, and in Buffalo he’ll stay to continue his cancer treatments.

“Jim is coming back, and he wants to fight cancer here in Buffalo,” said his brother Dan Kelly. “He’ll be continuing all his treatments here in Buffalo.”

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Education
12:06 pm
Sat April 19, 2014

Let Educators Make Common Core Work

Credit Livonia CSD

Get the politics and rhetoric out of the conversation over the state's Common Core education standards.

That's the message from one area Superintendent of Schools. Matt Cole of Livonia says it's clear in the classroom that meaningful learning is occurring. "I worry about some of the media dialog, some of the social media dialog, some of the political rhetoric stealing the chance for kids to get better."

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Government
6:39 am
Sat April 19, 2014

NYS May Get Tougher With Toll Evaders

Credit wnyc.org

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  Motorists who repeatedly speed through New York state toll booths without paying would see their vehicle registrations suspended under legislation being considered by state lawmakers. 

Under current law, toll evaders are contacted by a collection agency and only face registration suspensions if they commit multiple violations within the same locality _ and then only after an order from a court or tribunal. 

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WXXI Local Stories
4:55 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Good Friday Stations of the Cross

Education
4:03 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

RIT Professor Receives Inaugural Edline Chun Award

An RIT Professor in the School of Media Sciences has been chose to be the first-ever recipient of the Edline Chun Award for Outstanding Teaching and Service.

Stephen Whittaker, a Fairport resident, has taught at that school for more than 20 years. He has worked in the printing and graphic communications industry for more than three decades with Monroe Litho.

The award was named after the late RIT adjunct professor, Edline Chun, who was murdered in her Rochester home in February of 2013.

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Health
3:46 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Wegmans Looks For The Federal Government To Help Clear Up Questions About GMO's

Credit nongmoproject.org

Wegmans wants the federal government to standardize the labeling and certification regarding genetically modified foods, or GMO’s.

Wegmans nutrition and product labeling manager Jane Andrews says the supermarket chain used to get maybe 40 or 50 comments  a month about GMO's, mainly from consumers who wanted to know if a product they wanted to buy was made with genetically modified organisms.

But since another Wegmans official, Mary Ellen Burris recently blogged about the company's views on the issue, Andrews says it brought hundreds of comments to the grocery chain.

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Economy
2:50 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Better Business Bureau with Advice on "Heartbleed" Bug

Credit heartbleed.com

  Heartbleed is a bug that can exploit encryption software, exposing personal data such as passwords and credit card numbers.

Businesses and consumers should take steps to protect themselves, and the Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York has some advice.

Spokesperson Peggy Penders says businesses should check to see if their site is vulnerable, and work with their IT department to install more secure encryption software.

And consumers should change their passwords.

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Energy Costs
2:33 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Some billing relief for National Grid customers after bitter winter

Originally published on Fri April 18, 2014 2:33 pm

National Grid customers should get some relief from their next energy bill, after prices skyrocketed during a frigid winter because supply costs for electricity ticked down slightly.

The company says customers can expect their next electric bills to be 40 percent cheaper than the month before.

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NPR Story
2:23 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Beware, it's tick season again! New York NOW

Originally published on Fri April 18, 2014 11:26 am

Springtime is finally upon us giving everyone a chance to get back outside and enjoy New York’s scenic outdoors. But we’re not alone. Deer ticks are also out hoping to find a free meal from an animal host to feed on. Lyme disease is commonly associated with tick bites but some members of the medical community warn there are several other tick borne illnesses affecting people and if they are not properly treated can lead to long-term chronic illness.

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