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Grand Jury Indicts Russians Linked To Interference In 2016 Election

Updated at 8:15 p.m. ET A federal grand jury has indicted 13 Russians and three Russian entities in connection with the attack on the 2016 presidential election. The defendants are "accused of violating U.S. criminal laws in order to interfere with U.S. elections and political processes," according to a statement from the special counsel's office. The indictment charges them with "conspiracy to defraud the United States, three defendants with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud,...

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A report from Bloomberg says that Western NY-based Tops Markets may be getting ready to file bankruptcy.

Sources tell the business news site that Tops could potentially seek court protection from creditors as soon as this month.

Tops is based in Williamsville, in the Buffalo area, and runs about 170 stores in the Northeast.

Bloomberg notes that the grocer began almost a century ago in Niagara Falls.


Although the number of women entering medical school is increasing, women only make up about 7% of orthopedists in the country.

That’s why the University of Rochester Medical Center hosted a workshop Saturday to encourage more young women to enter the field.

Around 40 local high school girls were at URMC getting a hands on look into the field of orthopedics; practicing suturing, fixing bones and trying their hand at rotator cuff repairs and ligament reconstruction.


A rally held Saturday afternoon called on the community to reject President Donald Trump’s racist rhetoric.

The event, held at the Central Church of Christ aimed to develop a united community response and to demand an apology regarding Trump's "ongoing hateful policies."

Demond Meeks helped organize the rally, he says historically Rochester didn’t stand by as a community and watch injustices take place, and that Trump’s comments are empowering those who agree with him.

A neighborhood association has filed a lawsuit against the proposed Whole Foods Plaza in Brighton.

The Clover/Allen’s Creek Neighborhood Association filed a suit in State Supreme Court concerning the process involving the development proposed by The Daniele Family Companies on Monroe Ave. near Clover St.

The suit claims the developer has been allowed to take control of a public trail, a walking and biking path known as the Auburn Trail.

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Pittsford native and Olympic skier Jon Lillis has moved along in his quest for a medal in South Korea.

The 23 year old moved into the freestyle skiing men’s aerial final by nailing his first round jump on Saturday to get into first place and secure one of the six direct qualification spots.

With his performance, Lillis was exempt for having to perform a second jump and immediately qualified for Sunday’s championship round which begin at 6:00 a.m.

The two other Americans failed to qualify for the finals.


First hour: Special rebrodacast - Jeremy Richman on the impact of mass shootings on communities

Second hour: BBC World Service presents remarkable stories of African American history

Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

  • How local schools are protecting and caring for students, after news of mass shootings in American schools;
  • Racism, and what we tell our kids about race;
  • Reactions to the proposed changes to the SNAP program;
  • What's happening with photonics in Rochester. 

Local Swim Coach charged with enticing minors

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A Henrietta man was arrested at Jay’s Diner Thursday, while holding Valentine's Day gifts and candy for his "date."


Because, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office, the girl he believed he was meeting was underage.


A prominent cardiologist and researcher based in Rochester has died.  Dr. Arthur Moss died on Wednesday at the age of 86.

Moss  is credited with saving thousands of lives, during a career that spanned six decades.

Officials at the University of Rochester Medical Center say he made some of the most significant and long-lasting discoveries in the prevention and treatment of sudden cardiac death.

The Monroe County Medical Examiner has positively identified the two people  found in the car recovered from the Genesee River on Thursday.

They are 73 year old Robert Ross and 72 year old Mary Ross. The couple was from Perinton.

Robert Ross was last seen at a medical appointment on January 30th, and the last known contact with Mary Ross was a telephone call on the 31st. 

Authorities had determined that her cellphone was near a tower in the Charlotte area, and that is what led to the extensive search in that area in recent days.


Coverage of harassment claims against faculty at the University of Rochester

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In the height of ski season this year, blades of grass and patches of dirt still dot cross country ski trails in Aspen, Colo. Conditions like this present a conundrum for professional skiers: Their livelihood relies on snow and cold temperatures, but essentials like travel and snow-making come with an environmental cost.

One day after a federal grand jury indicted more than a dozen Russians in connection with interfering in the 2016 presidential election, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said Saturday, "As you can see with the F.B.I. indictment, the evidence is now really incontrovertible and available in the public domain, whereas in the past it was difficult to attribute."

Thirteen people died and 15 were injured Friday night after a military helicopter carrying government officials assessing earthquake damage crashed in southern Mexico, said the Oaxaca state prosecutor's office.

Her murder triggered rioting in Pakistan and rippled the world-over, and on Saturday the man convicted in 7-year-old Zainab Ansari's death was sentenced to die four times over.

Mohammad Imran, a local man who knew Zainab's family, pleaded guilty to raping and killing the little girl, reports The Associated Press.

Her body was found on a trash heap on Jan. 9 in the city of Kasur near Lahore, four days after she was reported missing.

Prosecutors say Imran, 24, is a serial killer who has also admitted to killing several other children.

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From the Inclusion Desk

AutismUp and the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester are combining forces to provide support for families of individuals with autism or other developmental and intellectual disabilities.

The two organizations are launching a service to connect families with the support and services they will need following a diagnosis.

Classically trained violinist and songwriter Gaelynn Lea has been immersed in music since her childhood. While she says her primary focus in life is on her career as a musician, it was her rise to fame after winning the 2016 NPR Tiny Desk contest when she also took on a new role - that of a disability advocate and public speaker.  During a recent concert in Rochester at Nazareth College, Lea told Need to Know that the underrepresentation of people with disabilities in the arts has given her a new stage to share a powerful message.

We conclude our Dialogue on Disability Week with a conversation about "invisible" disabilities. Our guests share the challenges they face living with multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. In studio:

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Some 2,000 Rochester area residents with disabilities are in need of housing.

And that number only reflects individuals who get services through one state agency, the New York State Office of People With Developmental Disabilities.  The overall need for affordable, accessible housing is even greater.

This has always been an issue, but it's become a bigger problem in recent years, as more people are interested in living independently.

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