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At Least 9 Dead, Dozens More Found In Tractor-Trailer In San Antonio

Update at 5:30 p.m. ET At least nine people have died after being crammed into the back of a tractor-trailer and traveling under scorching conditions, officials say, in an update on a case of apparent human trafficking. A 60-year-old Florida man is in federal custody in connection to the case, the U.S. Attorney's Office said . The office says James Mathew Bradley, Jr., of Clearwater, Fla., will likely appear in San Antonio's federal court on criminal charges Monday. Early Sunday, San Antonio...

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UPDATE AS OF 7:22 p.m. Sunday: Most Flash Flood warnings canceled. A flood warning remains in effect for parts of Ontario County until 7:00 a.m. Monday.

Golf's oldest major championship has a 2017 winner: Jordan Spieth, an American.

A dramatic final round capped the tournament, with Spieth vying with fellow American Matt Kuchar for the top position. China's Li Haotong finished six strokes back in third place.

Spieth, 23, started the day with a three-shot lead over Kuchar, but temporarily lost it after a shaky performance for the first 13 holes, including an almost catastrophic drive on the 13th that required him to take an unplayable and drop between sponsorship trucks.

The National Weather Service has issued a lakeshore flood warning for Monroe and Orleans Counties from 5pm Sunday to 8am Monday.

The weather service says that the combination of high lake levels and wave action may worsen flooding in low lying areas along the Lake Ontario Shoreline.

A ‘beach hazard’ statement has also been issued, meaning that there is a high swim risk due to ‘threatening waves and currents.’  That statement takes effect 2pm Sunday and runs through the evening.

Late Sunday afternoon, Monroe County Exec. Cheryl Dinolfo issued this statement:

Chris Froome enjoyed a celebratory ride into Paris — complete with the traditional Champagne toast — in the Tour de France's 21st and final stage Sunday. The British rider won after avoiding crashes that took out some of cycling's big names, including his teammate Geraint Thomas.

It's the third straight Tour de France victory for Froome, and his fourth overall.

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At least nine people have died after being crammed into the back of a tractor-trailer and traveling under scorching conditions, officials say, in an update on a case of apparent human trafficking.

The Erie Canal is getting quite a birthday party. It was 200 years ago this month when construction began on the Canal. When it was completed in 1825, the canal connected Lake Erie with the Hudson River - forever changing a young nation, socially and economically. It’s the latter that state and local leaders are working to emphasize. While the Erie Canal has been described as an “empire builder” by Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Rodriguez Plate, does it still have relevance as an economic force today? 

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A 69 year old Oswego man was burned when his race car caught fire Saturday evening near Geneva. Ontario County deputies say it happened at Paradise Speedway on Hayes Road.

They say that Michael Humphrey had just finished a practice session at the track with his Micro Sprint car. He drove off the track with no issues, but when he arrived back at his trailer, witnesses saw the car engulfed in flames.

Humphrey was trapped in the car and other racers and fans at the speedway rushed to his aid, extinguishing the fire and pulled Humphrey from the car.

Congress will consider imposing new sanctions on Russia and Iran as well as North Korea, after Republicans and Democrats agreed to changes that will allow the legislation to move ahead. The bill also aims to prevent President Trump from relaxing sanctions without lawmakers' consent.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A crew from New York state is heading west to help battle wildfires.

Twenty employees and volunteers from the state Department of Environmental Conservation are departing Saturday to help where needed. Crews are battling wildfires in California, Montana and British Columbia.

The New York team includes state forest rangers and is expected to be out west for two weeks. Costs will be handled by the U.S. Forest Service.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state is proud to help its neighbors out west.

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Women of all ages marched in downtown Rochester Saturday morning promoting the history of women suffrage and the centennial of a woman’s right to vote in New York State.

The theme was "Because of Women Like Her…" and encouraged participants to wear white, purple and gold, the uniform of early 1900s suffragists.

Alicia Compton and Brooke Ophardt brought their daughters to march; they were walking with Planned Parenthood. Compton says it’s important to being young girls to events like these to empower them.

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Detroit has faced a tumultuous past, but the most painful week in Detroit's modern history arguably happened exactly 50 years ago. On July 23, 1967, after decades of discrimination, poverty, and mistreatment by police, many black citizens of Detroit erupted in violence. Some call that five-day period of burning and looting the "riots;" others call it the "uprising" or the "rebellion."

Two days after his 69th birthday, Snooty the manatee has died in what the South Florida Museum says was "simply a heartbreaking accident." The manatee drowned after being trapped by a hatch door, officials said Sunday.

Snooty was the oldest manatee in captivity — and he was believed to be the oldest on record, according to the South Florida Museum, which houses the Parker Manatee Aquarium in Bradenton, Fla.

"Aquarium staff is heartbroken," said Jeff Rodgers, the museum's provost and chief operating officer.

A 5-year-old girl whose sidewalk lemonade stand brought a $195 fine in east London has been invited to set up shop at several markets and festivals, as supporters reach out to her family. The ticket was forgiven; now the girl's father is urging more kids to open their own stands.

Chris Froome enjoyed a celebratory ride into Paris — complete with the traditional Champagne toast — in the Tour de France's 21st and final stage Sunday. The British rider won after avoiding crashes that took out some of cycling's big names, including his teammate Geraint Thomas.

It's the third straight Tour de France victory for Froome, and his fourth overall.

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Hélène Biandudi Hofer, host and producer of WXXI’s weekly news and public affairs program Need to Know, was honored at the Center for Disability Rights’ (CDR) Annual Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Gala Fundraiser at the Rochester Museum and Science Center Thursday night.

Hofer received the Adele Carlson Advocacy Award in recognition of her extensive coverage on disability issues. Her coverage is part of WXXI’s on-going Move to Include initiative in partnership with the Golisano Foundation.

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It has become easier for Monroe County residents who have disabilities to navigate the sometimes frustrating process at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Reasonable accommodations can be requested when people make an online reservation for a DMV appointment at the Greece, Henrietta, and Irondequoit locations.  There is now also an option on the DMV's recorded message at (585) 753-1604 to request special accommodations for people with disabilities at another location when possible.

An international disability rights activist known for his work in native Saudi Arabia is in Rochester. Mohammed Saad joins us to talk about his work to make a variety of every day life experiences more accessible for the visually impaired, including cooking, using technology, and event photography. He's our guest for the hour. 

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Two area lawmakers brought a number of service providers and other agencies together Friday in an effort to help the families impacted by the sudden closure of a local daycare operation.

It’s now estimated that more than 150 families were affected by last week’s closing of the Stepping Stones Learning Center, an Irondequoit daycare that provided daycare and classroom instruction for a number of children, many of them with developmental disabilities.

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