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Trump Arrives In Israel For Second Leg Of International Trip

President Trump has landed in Israel for the second leg of his nine-day trip abroad, which started in Saudi Arabia and will end in Italy. Trump's flight to Israel was more notable than most Air Force One landings: His trip from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to Tel Aviv, Israel, is believed to be the first direct flight between the two countries, which do not have diplomatic relations. One Israeli Airports Authority spokesman told The Associated Press that he didn't know of any previous direct flights...

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Rochester, NY – The unlicensed driver who struck and severely injured a Rochester police officer when he suffered a seizure behind the wheel will serve 18 years in prison.

Ed Jones of Rochester was driving a car that clipped Officer Scott McLaughlin at the corner of Main Street and Clinton Avenue. McLaughlin was tossed through the air and suffered severe injuries that left him in a coma. The officer is recovering, but still suffers health problems and hasn't been able to return to work.

Rochester NY – Starting February 5th, Planned Parenthood of the Rochester/Syracuse Region will offer the option of medical abortion by the use of the pill known as RU-486.Planned Parenthood President and CEO Carol Love said medical abortion will give women an alternative to surgical abortion.

    Rochester NY – State Assemblyman David Koon said school districts in the 135th Assembly district would lose $ 8.3 million dollars under Governor Pataki's proposed budget. The Penfield School District would take the biggest hit, losing over $2.5 million. Other school districts losing state funding according to Assemblyman Koon includes : Fairport $1.7 million. Webster $1.6 million. Pittsford $1.3 million. East Rochester would lose over $660,000 and Victor would lose $350,000 in state funding.

      Rochester NY – The Rochester Area Community Foundation received a $12.3 million dollar gift from the estate of Nettie Bullis. This is the largest estate gift ever received by the Community Foundation. The money will go towards educational and charitable activities in the Town of Macedon and Wayne County where Bullis grew up.A note of local history : Nettie Bullis's Grandfather was a cousin of Susan B. Anthony.

        Rochester NY – A Steuben County woman was charged with bilking medicaid out of $100,000 by running an illegal private duty nursing service out of her home. Ann Weaver Filkins, from the town of Pulteney, pleaded guilty to charges of Grand Larceny. And promised to make restitution. Filkins is scheduled to be sentenced March 12th. She could face four years in prison.According to the State Attorney General's office, Filkins submitted a number of reimbursement claims from November, 1997 to July 1999.

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          Lawyers for Bill Cosby will get their first glimpse on Monday of potential jurors who will decide the fate of the 79-year-old comedian in his criminal trial on sexual assault charges in Pennsylvania.

          Cosby has maintained his innocence in the face of three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault over a 2004 encounter at his suburban Philadelphia mansion.

          Now, after one and a half years of hearings, the trial is finally about to begin, pitting the story of Andrea Constand against Cosby's defense.

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          "My son was in a lockdown classroom with gang members. It was a bad situation. I was afraid he was going to get hurt," Dorothy says. "My daughter was getting bullied because she spoke out of turn or would get upset easily. Twenty kids in a classroom was a lot for her."

          President Trump has landed in Israel for the second leg of his nine-day trip abroad, which started in Saudi Arabia and will end in Italy.

          Trump's flight to Israel was more notable than most Air Force One landings: His trip from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to Tel Aviv, Israel, is believed to be the first direct flight between the two countries, which do not have diplomatic relations.

          One Israeli Airports Authority spokesman told The Associated Press that he didn't know of any previous direct flights from Saudi Arabia.

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          From the Inclusion Desk

          Area lawmakers gathered at the Gates Chili High School field house Thursday to announce $200,000 in state funds to help expand Unified Champion Schools.

          That's a program that brings together students with and without intellectual disabilities through education, sports and youth leadership.

          It promotes inclusion through shared sport training and competition experiences.

          Neal Johnson is the president and CEO of Special Olympics-New York.   He says this program can help battle issues like bullying and harassment.

          Golisano Autism Center to be built in Rochester

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          Several agencies are working together on a new facility to provide comprehensive services for the more than 10,000 people diagnosed with autism in the Greater Rochester and surrounding area.

          The Al Sigl Community of Agencies, along with the Mary Cariola Center, AutismUp and CP Rochester are collaborating on the new Golisano Autism Center to serve the greater Rochester region.

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          GiGi’s Playhouse, a nationwide network of Down syndrome achievement centers is opening its 32nd location in Rochester.

          The concept was started in Chicago by Nancy Gianni who named the organization after her daughter who was born with Down syndrome in 2003.

          Chris Tumminelli is on the board for the Rochester location, and said as a father of a son with Down syndrome, spaces like these are vital.

          Dozens of people from Rochester took part in Monday’s Boston Marathon, but perhaps none were as thrilled to take part in the race as two women, Marie Boudreau-Ninkov  of Brighton and Onni Peck of Fairport.

          Peck suffers from a progressive neuromuscular disease and she sat in a specially designed buggy pushed by Boudreau-Ninkov.

          The Brighton woman has run several Boston Marathons, but she says nothing compares to this experience.

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