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Baltimore Mayor Lifts Curfew

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced today that she was lifting a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew in the city imposed nearly a week ago amid civil unrest over the death of Freddie Gray from injuries sustained in police custody."I want to thank the people of Baltimore for their patience," she said.The emergency curfew was put in place after riots that took place in West Baltimore on Monday.The decision to end the restriction comes after Friday's announcement of criminal charges against...
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Rochester Prayers For Nepal

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Rochester's Bhutanese Nepali community turned a celebration of Buddha's birthday Sunday into a chance to support victims of the recent earthquake in Nepal.

Buddhist chants filled Jones Square Park as women in long red dresses pick white blossoms from the trees to lay at a shrine. Rochester's Bhutanese Nepali community organized the event to recognize the 2755 birthday of the Buddha.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer says the U.S. should allow people from Nepal who are living in the U.S. to overstay their visas without the risk of deportation while their country recovers from its recent earthquake.

Schumer says Sunday that he's asked the Department of Homeland Security and the State Department to grant temporary protected status to Nepalese nationals now residing in the U.S.

Yates County Sheriff's Dept.

The Yates County Sheriff’s Department has now identified the man who died after the small plane he was piloting crashed at the Penn Yan Airport on Sunday.

He is 55 year old Steven Seely, who is from Stanley, in Ontario County. It happened late Sunday morning as a single-engine Cessna was taking off from the main runway at the airport.

The plane veered off to the left, and went nose first into the ground.

The plane ended up nearly 100 yards away from the runway and came to rest near a fence and some trees.  Seely was pronounced dead at the scene.

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced today that she was lifting a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew in the city imposed nearly a week ago amid civil unrest over the death of Freddie Gray from injuries sustained in police custody.

"I want to thank the people of Baltimore for their patience," she said.

The emergency curfew was put in place after riots that took place in West Baltimore on Monday.

Updated at 1:50 a.m. EDT Sunday: Mayweather wins

Floyd Mayweather Jr.maintained his unbeaten record with a unanimous decision victory over Manny Pacquaio in their unified welterweight megabout in Las Vegas on Saturday.

The 38-year-old American made a surprisingly strong start, then withstood some aggressive counter-punching by the Filipino southpaw in the later rounds as he improved his career record to 48-0.

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An estimated 35,000 people flocked to RIT on Saturday for the annual Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival.

Activities included drones competing in some aerial challenges at the Gene Polisseni Center.

It was just one of the  more than 400 interactive exhibits in science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics.

The Greece School Superintendent is retiring. Barbara Deane-Williams, who has held the post since July of 2011, has emailed a letter to the district staff saying that she has submitted her letter of retirement effective July 1st.

Deane-Williams says that “While it is difficult to leave, I am confident that the great work will continue and that our students will benefit from our incredibly talented and committed staff.”

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Following weeks of delay and continued criticism of his administration's handling of emails, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday set a date for a meeting with other top officials to discuss a new email retention policy.

Now he just needs somebody to show up.

The meeting was first proposed by Cuomo in March after good-government groups and some lawmakers criticized his administration's practice of automatically deleting most emails after 90 days.

Cuomo's call for a meeting may have blunted the criticism, but the meeting itself never occurred.

(TWC News) The arrest of Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his adult son on federal corruption charges could come as early as Monday, according to reports posted online Friday evening.

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