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Penfield Family Recalls Journey on Storm-Battered Cruise Ship

Members of a Penfield family are recalling their adventures at sea when their cruise ship was battered about by hurricane-force winds in the Atlantic over the weekend. The Royal Caribbean's "Anthem of the Seas" is scheduled to dock in New Jersey tonight. More than 4,500 passengers and 1,600 crew members left Saturday on a 7-day cruise to the Bahamas. But the ship sailed into a major winter storm with waves as high as 30 feet tossing the 1,141-foot vessel around. Jack Best of Penfield and 7...
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Push is on for the Rochester Craft Beverage Trail

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State lawmakers gathered at Swiftwater Brewing Company on Mount Hope Avenue to announce bipartisan support for legislation that would designate parts of area highways as the "Rochester Craft Beverage Trail."

Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle is introducing the bill in the Assembly while Rich Funke is introducing it in the Senate.

Morelle notes that through the creation of the trail, we can continue to support the growth of local craft brewers like Swiftwater.

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Members of a Penfield family are recalling their adventures at sea when their cruise ship was battered about by hurricane-force winds in the Atlantic over the weekend.

The Royal Caribbean's "Anthem of the Seas" is scheduled to dock in New Jersey tonight.

More than 4,500 passengers and 1,600 crew members left Saturday on a 7-day cruise to the Bahamas. But the ship sailed into a major winter storm with waves as high as 30 feet tossing the 1,141-foot vessel around.

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The Rochester Police Department hosted a career day for sixth graders from Eugenio Maria De Hostos Charter School. Over thirty students met representatives from different units in the department at the Public Safety Building in Rochester.

Jackie Shuman is an Investigator and Public Information Officer with the RPD. She says she loves bringing the students in to interact with officers, and the response is always positive, though certain units within the RPD are more popular that others.

NPR

First hour: What's next for the GOP?

Second hour: The debate over Uber and Lyft

Xerox Corp.

Xerox Chairwoman and CEO Ursula Burns is providing some more detail about the recent announcement that the company will split into two different businesses, one focusing on document technology, the other on business services.

In a conference this week hosted by Goldman Sachs, Burns delved a bit more into the company’s announcement that it planned to reduce costs by nearly two and a half billion dollars over the next three years.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two Assembly members and other advocates of letting the terminally ill end their lives say the proposed law would limit suffering and has safeguards to prevent mistakes and abuse.

Opponents, who on Tuesday included the Senate majority leader, aren't convinced.

Bills pending in the Assembly and Senate since last year are getting a new push in Albany.

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Lake effect snow and bitterly cold weather are on the way for our region. 

There is a Lake Effect Snow Warning for counties including Monroe and Orleans until 4pm Thursday.

The forecast calls for several inches of snow in the most persistent lake bands, with the highest amounts near the Lake Ontario Shoreline.

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders won clear, early and decisive victories in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night.

Trump beat the GOP field by double digits. He got 35 percent of the vote, well ahead of surprise second-place finisher John Kasich, who pulled in 16 percent. Kasich was followed by Ted Cruz at 12 percent, Jeb Bush at 11 percent and Marco Rubio, who, after a poor debate performance Saturday, faded to fifth just shy of 11 percent.

NPR

First hour: Assessing the GOP field after Trump's NH win

Second hour: Uber, Lyft, and the debate about transportation companies

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