BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Kyle Turris scored twice and the Ottawa Senators won a coach's challenge to overturn a goal by Buffalo in the third period to hang on for a 3-1 victory over the Sabres in the teams' season opener on Thursday night.

The game's outcome was essentially decided with 9:26 remaining, when Buffalo's Evander Kane scored on a wraparound which would have tied the score at 2. Senators coach Dave Cameron challenged the goal, and a video review showed Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons was offside when Buffalo entered the zone.


She has overcome poverty, abuse, the illness of a child and years of alcohol addiction, yet remains the epitome of strength. That’s the personal story told by author Lucille O’Neal Wednesday at the YWCA’s Empowering Women Luncheon.

And standing 6-feet 2-inches at the podium, the 61-year-old is the first to tell you that she’s more than just NBA four-time champion Shaquille O’Neal’s mom.

“I love my son, but I’m here to talk about Lucille today,” says O’Neal.

“Restoring fiscal integrity,” “fighting taxes,” “ending educational apartheid.” These are just a few of the priority issues of our candidates in the race for Monroe County Executive. On this edition of Need to Know, we learn about the changes some of the candidates believe must be made in our region.
Also on the show, from learning his craft in Cincinnati, Ohio, to producing stoneware in his local studio, Potter Richard Aerni shares more about his work and the Inaugural Flower City Pottery Invitational bringing ceramic artists from around the country to Rochester.

At Monroe Community College, a conference called Safe at Home aims to help reduce injuries for people with developmental disabilities.

Molly Clifford is the executive director of Community Health Strategies. She says, more people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are moving out on their own.

"The trend in the disabilities community now is for people to live in the most integrated setting possible, so there has been a huge sea change in the way people with disabilities are living."

The Golisano Foundation will present its first-ever Move to Include Awards next week.

The foundation is dedicated to helping people with intellectual disabilities, and officials say the awards are being given in the hope that the understanding of "include" can be demonstrated at the highest levels of human behavior.

Is Rochester an arts town... that doesn't buy art? Are we a town filled with preservationists at heart... who don't know much about our history? These are uncomfortable but important questions. We'll explore them, and we'll get a look at an upcoming event with art and preservation at its core. Our guests:

  • Caitlin Meives, preservation planner with the Landmark Society of Western New York
  • Erich Lehman, Gallery 1975
  • Jason Barber, photographer and artist

On the same day that a wedding photo went viral showing a father inviting a stepfather to walk their daughter down the aisle, hundreds of kids were experiencing the negative impact of divorce. We're going to dig into the research that shows just how dangerous divorce can be for kids -- if the parents can't make an effort to get along. And we'll hear stories from professionals who see the impact on a near-daily basis. Our guests:

  • Dr. Elizabeth Murray, Physician with REACH at the Bivona Child Advocacy Center and a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Dr. Joanne Pedro-Carroll, clinical psychologist who specializes in helping children through divorce
  • Ella Van Loon, attorney who primarily represents children in Supreme and Family Courts van Leen

A national housing report includes a dubious distinction for Rochester.

The analysis by RealtyTrac says Rochester led the nation in the third quarter for the share of so-called "zombie" property foreclosures as a percentage of all vacant properties. 

14-point 3 percent of Rochester homes in the foreclosure process were considered "zombie" properties in the past three months. Those are homes that are not occupied but have yet to be repossessed by the bank.




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The 8th day of deliberations in the Charles Tan murder trial ended Thursday morning with a hung jury.  

The jury spent 12 hours on Thursday deliberating  into the night, before sending a note telling the judge they were exhausted and asking to be excused for the evening.

Judge James Piampiano said in court Thursday that he reviewed the law and said the  jury can be dismissed after so much time with no decision.

The 20 year old Pittsford man was accused and tried for the murder of his father, Jim Tan,at the family’s home,  this past winter.