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WXXI Local Stories
12:51 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Water Main Break Causes Problems On Mt. Hope Avenue

Credit TWC News

A water main break flooded a portion of Mount Hope Avenue Sunday night.

So much water poured into the road that it caused a portion of the road to collapse. The pipe is about 100 years old.

Water started to pour in the street around 7:30 p.m, and the situation appeared to be under control a couple of hours later.

A portion of Mt. Hope, from South Avenue to Alexander Street, was closed and crews hoped to get it open by Monday morning.

It will take some time, however, to complete repairs to the damage caused by the water.

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Arts & Culture
4:29 pm
Sun October 19, 2014

Bills Beat Vikings By A Point

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Kyle Orton beat the clock again.

Orton completed a 2-yard pass to Sammy Watkins in the left front-corner of the end zone with 1 second remaining in leading the Buffalo Bills to a 17-16 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

The touchdown capped a 15-play, 80-yard drive that Orton extended by converting a fourth-and-20 with a 24-yard pass to tight end Scott Chandler over the middle. Three plays later, Orton hit Watkins on a crossing pattern for an 18-yard gain on third-and-12.

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Government
3:29 pm
Sun October 19, 2014

More Than 34,000 NYers Listed As Being Too Unstable To Own A Handgun

Credit wamu.org

NEW YORK (AP) — A news report finds 34,500 people are now listed as too mentally unstable to have guns in New York state, under a 19-month-old law that is one of the nation's toughest concerning mental health and firearms.

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Government
10:01 am
Sun October 19, 2014

Schumer Wants Law Against GPS Tracking Without Permission

Credit mobiledevicemanager.com

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  Sen. Charles Schumer wants to make it illegal to track a person's movements by placing a GPS tracker on their car without their permission. 

The New York Democrat says Sunday that covert GPS tracking of a person's vehicle amounts to an invasion of privacy and could pose a significant risk to domestic violence victims, ex-spouses or others. 

Small GPS devices can be easily attached to a vehicle without the owners' knowledge. Its movements can then be monitored online. 

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WXXI Local Stories
4:23 pm
Sat October 18, 2014

3 People Injured In Chemical Explosion At UR

Credit University of Rochester

Official say that three University of Rochester grad students were injured following a small chemical explosion on campus on Saturday afternoon. It happened in the basement of  Hutchison Hall, which houses the school's chemistry department.

The students were injured when some chemicals were mixed. Their injuries are said to include acidic burns, but are not life-threatening. They were all taken to Strong Hospital for treatment.

The students names are: Jared Kneebone, Kathlyn Fillman, and Malik Al-Afyouni.

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WXXI Local Stories
11:40 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Brockport Post Office Renamed For Fallen Soldier

Credit militarytimes.com

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter and members of the family of a fallen soldier gathered in Brockport on Saturday for the formal designation of the Brockport Post Office as the Staff Sergeant Nicholas J. Reid Post Office Building.

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Education
7:15 am
Sat October 18, 2014

SU Cancels Visit By Photographer Who Was In Liberia

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer said he was angry and "completely weirded out" after Syracuse University "uninvited" him to a journalism workshop because he had covered the Ebola crisis in Liberia.

The Washington Post reports  that Michel du Cille of the Post had been invited to the Newhouse School of Public Communications' annual fall workshop, which started Thursday and lasts through Sunday.

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Government
7:04 am
Sat October 18, 2014

State Officials Warn Of Tax Scam Calls

Credit bbb.org

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state officials are warning people to beware of scam phone calls claiming back taxes are owed.

State tax officials say the scammers claim to work for an attorney and attempt to convince people to send money to settle an outstanding state tax debt. Tax officials say they never call without first mailing the taxpayer an official notice.

People who have been targeted by this scam are advised to file a consumer complaint online with the New York state attorney general's office or to call the office's hotline at (800) 771-7755.

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WXXI Local Stories
9:42 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Marking The Opening Of College Town

Credit TWC News

University, government and community leaders cut the ribbon Friday to officially open College Town, a cluster of businesses and services on Mt. Hope Avenue adjacent to Strong Memorial Hospital. The bookstore is open, and a new grocery store is coming. But one basic addition is among the items that got UR President Dr. Joel Seligman excited about the project.

"A total of 1800 new parking spaces. There is nothing a university president dreams of more than parking spaces, and at last, we're achieving them."

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Connections
3:18 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Connections: Healthy Friday - Ebola

This hour of "Healthy Friday" is also part of Second Opinion LIVE!. We discuss Ebola with Dr. Mark Shelly from the University of Rochester Medical Center. We also hear from Nancy Writebol, she was Ebola patient #2, and was a guest on a special edition of Second Opinion that focused on Ebola.

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