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A Dozen More Employees Put On Leave At A North Country Prison

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The superintendent at the northern New York prison where two killers escaped three weeks ago and his deputy in charge of security are among 12 more staff who have been put on administrative leave, officials said Tuesday. A state official who has been briefed on the matter told The Associated Press that Clinton Correctional Facility Superintendent Steven Racette and Deputy Superintendent Stephen Brown are among those on leave. The official wasn't authorized to speak publicly...
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Have you ever found yourself driving to Buffalo, and you see the sign that says, "Welcome to Buffalo, an All America City?" And perhaps you've wondered, "Isn't it supposed to say 'All-American?'"

Turns out that there is such a thing as an "All-America City," and Geneva was just named one of ten 2015 such cities. What does it mean? Well, Geneva sold the national committee on jobs, graduation rates, quality of life, and more. So we'll look at the revitalization of Geneva: how is it working?

Our guests:

  • Matt Horn, Geneva City Manager
  • Sage Gerling, Geneva Director of Neighborhood Initiatives
  • Katie Flowers, Hobart and William Smith Colleges director of student engagement

Gay rights advocates are already turning their attention to other legislative battles in the wake of the massive Supreme Court ruling on Friday. Tuesday night, Monroe County Young Democrats will hold a public forum on the question of what comes next. Our panel offers a preview, with a look at a wide range of relevant legal issues:

  • Cory Gardner
  • Jo Meleca Voigt
  • Genesis Nunlee
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  The superintendent at the northern New York prison where two killers escaped three weeks ago and his deputy in charge of security are among 12 more staff who have been put on administrative leave, officials said Tuesday. 

A state official who has been briefed on the matter told The Associated Press that Clinton Correctional Facility Superintendent Steven Racette and Deputy Superintendent Stephen Brown are among those on leave. The official wasn't authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. 

President Obama believes too many Americans are working long hours for less pay than they deserve.

So, he is proposing an expansion of overtime pay eligibility to cover an additional 5 million employees who are currently excluded under federal law.

Right now, salaried workers earning more than $23,660 dollars are ineligible. In New York State, that applies to those earning more than $34,000. The president's plan would raise that threshold to cover people earning up to $50,440 per year.

The WXXI News staff checks newspapers and websites to help keep tabs on what's happening in communities across New York state.

Save Our Youth

Some parts of Rochester’s northeast side are viewed as the most dangerous neighborhoods in the city. They’re plagued with low income and high rates of unemployment and violent crime. But they’re also home to families, local businesses, a number of churches and a rich, deep history. It’s a part of Rochester that people are working to turn around. Need to Know’s Sasha-Ann Simons has more on one of the city’s latest anti-violence efforts on the northeast side with a bit of a twist.

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NEW YORK (AP) — A state trooper had the law on his side when he shot unarmed prison escapee David Sweat, apparently in the back, as the convicted killer ran toward a forest near the Canadian border.

State and federal law allows the use of deadly force to prevent an escape if the officer believes the escapee poses a significant threat. Law enforcement experts say this shooting was clear-cut.

Coming up on Connections: Tuesday, June 30th

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First hour: After same-sex marriage, what's next?

Second hour: The revitalization of Geneva

Clergy On Patrol Looks To Build Up Trust

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'Clergy on Patrol' was back in Rochester on Monday. Area religious leaders went on foot patrols in the El Camino neighborhood to focus on connecting with young people.

The goal of these patrols is improve relations between officers and the local community.

"Connecting means we get the police involved, we get the citizens involved and the community becomes involved. It's a win-win situation," said Rev. Roosevelt Dixon, of the Grace Unity Fellowship Church.

PHOTOS: The Final Night of the 2015 Jazz Festival

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Trombone Shorty, The Wood Brothers, and Katie Ernst were just some of the artists that closed out the wet final night of the 2015 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. View the final night of the festival through the lens of WXXI Photographer Fred SanFilipo by checking out his photos on our Flickr page.

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