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4:57 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Rochester March To Mark The Ferguson Decision Is Canceled


There will not be a march this coming Sunday in Rochester to protest the recent decision not to indict a white  police officer in Ferguson Missouri in the shooting death of a black man.

The march, which was going to go from the Liberty Pole to the Federal Building, was being organized by City Councilman Adam McFadden.

But he issued a statement saying that with emotions running high right now, he has concluded that Sunday is not the best time to hold such an event.

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4:49 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Storm Impacts Air Travelers; Hits Eastern NYS Hard


 (WXXI News & AP) A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested Washington-to-Boston corridor. 

By early afternoon, more than 600 flights had been canceled, the bulk of them in the Northeast, during what is typically one of the busiest travel periods of the year. Thousands of flight delays were also expected as the snow from the nor'easter piled up. 

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3:14 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Don't Be Afraid to Discuss End-of-Life at Thanksgiving


Health care professionals encourage Americans gathering with extended family for the holidays to have frank, honest conversations about their wishes in the event of a serious disease.

The Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York asks families to include palliative care in those discussions.

Palliative care emphases improving quality of life while a person copes with chronic and serious health conditions.

Michael Burgess, New York government relations director of the American Cancer Society, said the conversation is important enough NOT to put off.

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3:00 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Connections: Author Cheryl Strayed

This hour we revisit a conversation with author Cheryl Strayed, whose bestselling memoir “Wild” is about to open as a movie starring Reese Witherspoon

2:54 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Connections: Transportation Roundtable

With projects underway in Rochester everywhere from the Inner Loop to the new bus terminal to the train station, how will you be getting around the city in the future? We bring together our transportation rountable to talk about these projects:

  • Bill Carpenter, RTS CEO
  • Rich Perrin, Genesee Transportation Council executive director 
  • Jim McIntosh, Rochester city engineer 
  • Mike Governale, Reconnecting Rochester and
11:28 am
Wed November 26, 2014

RCSD Supt. Recommends Closing Charlotte High School


Rochester School Superintendent Bolgen Vargas is recommending that Charlotte High School be closed in the 2017-18 school year. 

It’s a case of officials wanting to be proactive about what the future holds for that school.

Under a proposal just announced by the superintendent, Charlotte High School would be phased out over the next two years.

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11:04 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Coming Up On Connections: Wednesday, November 26

Credit Randy Gorbman / WXXI News

12 p.m.: Transportation Roundtable

1 p.m.: Author Cheryl Strayed

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The Two-Way
10:58 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Justice Ginsburg Has Heart Procedure, Is Resting Comfortably

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Kevork Djansezian Getty Images

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 12:51 pm

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the leader of the Supreme Court's liberal wing, is "resting comfortably" after a heart procedure, the court said in a statement.

Ginsburg, 81, "experienced discomfort during routine exercise" on Tuesday and was taken to a Washington, D.C., hospital. According to the statement, doctors inserted a stent in her right coronary artery to address a blockage.

"She is resting comfortably and is expected to be discharged in the next 48 hours," the statement said.

Update at 10:57 a.m. ET. 'Awake And Demanding Work':

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WXXI Top Stories
9:59 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Around the State 11-26-14

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

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