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WXXI Local Stories
7:48 pm
Sat September 20, 2014

Thousands Running In Sunday's Rochester Marathon

Thousands of runners take to the streets on Sunday morning for the 10th annual MVP Health Care Rochester Marathon.

More than 3300 people have registered, with the vast majority, over 2,000, signed up to run the half-marathon. There are just over 600 people running the full marathon, and more than 130 teams participating.

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Education
3:09 pm
Sat September 20, 2014

East H.S. Principal To Be Honored By The White House

The White House has announced that the Principal of East High School, Anibal Soler, is one of ten Latino educators from across the nation who will be honored Monday in Washington as a “Champion of Change.”

The awards are given to people who are doing extraordinary work to educate the next generation of Americans,  particularly in low-income communities.

As a part of Hispanic Heritage Month, officials say the event will showcase these leaders and the exceptional contributions they have made to Latino communities and the nation overall. 

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WXXI Local Stories
7:04 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Caution About Fraudulent Fundraising Using Officer Pierson's Name

Rochester Police officials say they have  been made aware of some fraudulent fund-raisers or fundraising mechanisms on behalf of Officer Daryl Pierson’s family. Pierson was shot to death while on duty earlier this month.

Reportedly the scammers have been using the name of the police union, the Locust Club, in their calls.

In order to ensure donations actually go to Officer Pierson’s family, RPD and the Rochester Police Locust Club recommend the following:

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Government
6:15 am
Sat September 20, 2014

White House Intruder Apprehended

Credit npr.org

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended.

President Barack Obama and his daughters had just departed the White House on Friday evening when an intruder scaled the north fence, darted across the lawn and into the presidential residence, where agents nabbed him. The security breach triggered a rare evacuation of much of the White House, with Secret Service officers drawing their guns as they rushed staffers and journalists out a side door.

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WXXI Local Stories
12:29 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Vigil Held Friday Night By The Wives Of RPD Officers

Credit TWC News

A candlelight vigil  was held Friday evening outside the Public Safety Building in Rochester for the family of Officer Daryl Pierson, and also for police officers and their families. Pierson was shot and killed Sept. 3 while on duty. 

Partners Behind the Lines, a group started by spouses of Rochester police officers, held the vigil, which comes just before National Thank a Police Officer Day, which is Saturday.

Amy Pierson was among the hundreds that were there. Her husband Daryl was shot and killed Sept. 3 while trying to make an arrest on Hudson Avenue.

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Connections
5:56 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Connections: Healthy Friday - Substance Abuse; Affordable care Act

This hour we touch on addiction and substance abuse. First we talk with Judy Collins and her challenges with substance abuse. Then we talk with Greg Soehner from East House. Then we talk about the Affordable Care Act with Bowen Garrett, research fellow with the Urban Institute.
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Connections
5:47 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Connections: Healthy Friday - Domestic Violence

The national conversation about domestic violence has been dominating the headlines since the release of the video of NFL player Ray Rice punching and knocking out his then fiance, Janay Palmer, in a hotel elevator. We discuss the definition of domestic violence, the causes, the resources, and how to create more awareness of the issue.

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Health
5:17 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Wayne County To Spray To Try And Control Mosquito-Borne Virus

Officials in Wayne County say they are getting ready to have some aerial spraying done to try and control the spread of  a mosquito-borne virus .

Health officials announced the spraying of the pesticide in parts of Wayne County next week after three horses located on the same farm in the Town of Rose tested positive for the virus called Eastern Equine Encephalitis also known as ‘Triple-E.”

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Education
2:16 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

New College at Brockport Building Opens

Credit brockport.edu

The new Liberal Arts Building at the College at Brockport is open for learning.  

Officials cut the ribbon this morning.

College President John Halstead says the building is keeping with the school's core mission of providing a liberal arts and professional education.

Halstead says the 29.3-million dollars, 61-thousand square foot building features a number of amenities, with space for the departments of English, History, Modern Languages and Cultures, art gallery, a high tech auditorium  and much more.

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Economy
2:07 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Child Poverty at 55% in Rochester

Credit thechildrensagenda.org

New Census figures reveal over half of Rochester city children, 55 percent, live in poverty. 

And that's bad news for both our kids and our community.

That from Dr. Jeff Kaczorowski, a pediatrician and president of the Children's Agenda.

He says children living in poverty face multiple health effects such as increased infant mortality, low birth weight, health and developmental problems.

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