ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP)  The Buffalo Bills have fired general manager Doug Whaley one day after the end of the NFL draft, a move that further solidifies rookie head coach Sean McDermott's control over the team.

Team owner Terry Pegula said Sunday he and his wife, Kim, reached the decision after a lengthy review of the team. Whaley's dismissal completes what has become yet another front-office house-cleaning which began when coach Rex Ryan was fired in the final week of last season.

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Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo is asking shoreline communities along Lake Ontario to remain vigilant with word that the National Weather Service has upgraded a previously issued flood watch to a flood warning in western Monroe County beginning at 6am on Sunday morning and continuing until 11pm on Sunday night.

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Authorities in Orleans County are warning residents about a man considered armed and dangerous who is on the loose.

Officials say the man ran into the woods in the Town of Ridgeway near the intersection of Route 63 (North Gravel Road) and Route 104 (Ridge Road) after a physical domestic dispute.

The suspect is described as an Hispanic male about 30 years old wearing a grey t-shirt, shorts and sneakers, and authorities say he may be armed with up to three handguns.

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Following last week’s March for Science was the People’s Climate March, which took place in cities nationwide Saturday.

Organizers of the People’s Climate Movement say they don’t agree with many of President Trump’s environmental policies including fossil fuels and pipelines as well as cutting funding for the EPA.

Saturday also marked Trump’s 100th day in office.

In Rochester, protesters gathered with plenty of signs outside of City Hall. Don Zimmer attended with a group of friends and said his biggest environmental concerns were clean water and recycling


The 4th annual Facing Race, Embracing Equity (FR=EE) Community Summit on Race took place on Saturday.

The event invited community members to join in dialogue designed to address societal and racial issues and provide solutions in Rochester and nationwide.

Summit attendees attended a variety of workshops on topics including structural racism, poverty and racial segregation, police accountability and body cameras as well as Native American communities.

Co-Chair of the group James Norman hopes attendees bring what they learned in the workshops back into the community.


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — More than 6,000 people have signed up in a single week to be organ donors through New York's health plan marketplace.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that 6,326 people enrolled in the New York State Donate Life Registry in the week ending April 27th.

Cuomo signed legislation last year requiring the health department to add the organ donation component to its health insurance application.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the third test-fire flop just this month but a clear message of defiance as a U.S. supercarrier conducts drills in nearby waters.

Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

  • The March for Science;
  • Heroin addiction and recovery;
  • Teaching in the Rochester City School District, with mayoral candidate Lori Thomas;
  • Reforming the foster care system.

We close the week with two songwriters who have been bringing their live performances to Rochester stages: Bat McGrath and Connie Deming.

We discuss the art of songwriting; the difference between studio and live shows; and how to write original songs with meaning.

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow nearly broke Twitter when she announced last month that she had Donald Trump's tax returns. It turns out that investigative journalist David Cay Johnston had received several pages from a single year's return. What did we learn?

This week, treasury secretary Mnuchin said that Trump had already released enough and would not ever release his full tax returns. Johnston has covered both Trump and the tax code extensively; he's our guest for the hour, discussing what we know, and what we would learn from Trump's returns.