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9:16 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Strong Hospital Stays The Course After Word Of The NYC Ebola Case

Credit TWC News

The chair of emergency medicine at Strong says he's more concerned about flu and other diseases than he is about Ebola.

Dr. Michael Kamali says there are other health concerns far more pressing than the virus, which now has been confirmed in New York City. Officials at Strong aren't doing anything different, now that a case of Ebola has been confirmed in New York City.

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The Two-Way
8:45 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

New York, New Jersey Will Quarantine All Travelers With Ebola Contact

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, listens Friday as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks at a news conference in New York. The governors announced a mandatory quarantine for people returning to the United States through airports in New York and New Jersey who are deemed to be at "high risk" for Ebola.
Mark Lennihan AP

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 6:51 pm

Travelers returning to New York and New Jersey from West African nations will be put under mandatory quarantine orders if they may have had contact with Ebola patients, Govs. Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie announced Friday, The Associated Press reports.

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The Two-Way
4:48 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Shooting At Washington School Leaves 2 Dead, Including Gunman

People react as they wait at a church on Friday where students were taken to be reunited with parents following a shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash.
Ted S. Warren AP

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 8:29 pm

A student entered the cafeteria of a Marysville, Wash., high school and opened fire, killing one and injuring four before turning the gun on himself, police said Friday.

Television images showed students running out of Marysville-Pilchuck High School with their hands up, while police moved room to room with guns drawn.

During televised press conferences, Marysville Police Commander Robb Lamoureux said the shooter was a student of the school and that he did not know whether the second person killed was a student or a teacher.

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2:50 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Ted O'Brien Picks Up Cuomo-Hochul Endorsement

A local state lawmaker has picked up Governor Cuomo's backing in his re-election efforts. 

State Senator Ted O'Brien picked up the endorsement Friday from both  Cuomo and his Lieutenant Governor running mate Kathy Hochul.  O'Brien faces Republican Rich Funke in his effort to retain his 55th district state senate seat.

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2:49 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Connections: Innovation Friday - Health Benefits in ROC and How Bad Data Can Disadvantage the Poor

The Rochester Business Alliance's 2014 Health Benefits Survey is out and it shows that more employers are offering high deductible health plans. What does this mean? We'll discuss this with Eric Bond, CEO of Bond Financial Network and an RBA member.

Then we talk with Daniel Castro, the director of Center for Data Innovation about how poor quality data can disadvantage poor and underrepresented communities.

2:41 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Connections: Innovation Friday - Health Costs

We get an update on the New York City Ebola case with Dr. Peter Salgo, host of Second Opinion and practicing physician at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Then we talk with Jeanne Pinder, she is the founder of ClearHealthCosts.com and a former New York Times journalist. 

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1:20 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program

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Around 120 area New York Army National Guard soldiers and their families were learning about the many benefits available to them during the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program held at the Radisson Hotel in Rochester on Friday.

Sgt.Matthew Kratts returned from a year in the Middle East, and he and his wife Brianne struggled at first.

The couple said they took advantage of the programs available to military families.

Command Sgt. Major Mark Wilson of the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion was deployed for a year in Kuwait.

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12:53 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Mixed Picture For Local Home Sales

New numbers out from the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors show that sales of existing homes were up sharply in the third quarter compared to the second quarter, but down compared to last year at this time.

Sales were up nearly 16 percent from the second quarter, but down six percent compared to the same quarter last year.

The  president of the association, Andy Burke, says that one factor impacting sales is a relatively low inventory of existing homes. He also says that homeowners are staying in their homes longer.

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10:42 am
Fri October 24, 2014

WATCH: Citizen Reaction to Gubernatorial Debate

We invited citizens who participated in our Voice of the Voter survey to watch the debate at the WXXI studios on Wednesday night. We got reactions from the citizens after the debate which you can watch here:

Innovation Trail
10:06 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Today in Innovation Friday: Ebola Update, Crowdsourcing Healthcare Costs, Data Poverty

Hosted today by Matthew Leonard and Michelle Faust.


Update on New York Ebola case with Dr Peter Salgo, host of Second Opinion and practicing physician at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in NYC

Jeanne Pinder, ex New York Times journalist and founder of Clear Health Costs, a startup that is compiling some revealing data about the real costs of healthcare. Share your story.


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