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The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting death of a man in the Town of Ontario.

Deputies tell Time Warner Cable News they received a 911 call around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning reporting a home invasion on Ontario Center Road.

When deputies arrived they said they found 34-year-old Brett Brookover of Ontario shot dead in the driveway. They said he had been shot multiple times.

NY State Board of Elections

Hillary, Donald, Bernie, Carly and the list goes on. They’re the names we cannot seem to get enough of as we brace ourselves for what has already proven to be an interesting run for President in 2016. But what about 2015? While voter turnout was quite low in this year’s primary election in Monroe County, there are some races voters should be watching. What are they and how do the results of the general election really impact residents of the Rochester region? Sarah Burns, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science at RIT, joins host Hélène Biandudi Hofer for this segment of Need to Know.

The George Eastman 'House' has a new name. It is now the George Eastman 'Museum.'

“The three-part mission of the George Eastman Museum remains leadership in the fields of photography and cinema; preservation and development of our collections, including the historic mansion and gardens; and service to our communities, in Rochester and beyond,” said museum director Bruce Barnes, “Our new name better conveys our institution’s core identity as a dynamic museum with world-class collections in the fields of photography and cinema.”

Coming up on Connections: Tuesday, October 6th

11 hours ago

First hour: People in their 20s shouldn't save money? Deconstructing a controversial essay

Second hour: Examining new numbers on local domestic violence

The Arc-Catalyst Awards

A national organization that advocates for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities has honored Rochester entrepreneur and philanthropist  Tom Golisano and the Golisano Foundation with its first-ever “Catalyst” award.  It was one of 7 awards given out by The Arc in Indianapolis on Monday.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — An American Airlines flight from Phoenix to Boston was diverted to Syracus Monday morning after the captain became ill and later died, according to an airline spokeswoman.

Andrea Huguely said Flight 550 left Phoenix at 11:55 p.m. local time and was diverted mid-flight, landing shortly after 7 a.m. EDT. She said that after the flight's captain was stricken, the first officer safely landed the plane with 147 passengers and five crew members onboard.

Cuomo Speaks Out on Gun Control

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Governor Cuomo, who has been somewhat reticent about speaking out on the national stage, has lately been talking about the  issue of gun violence, saying that it should be a key topic in Congress and in the 2016 campaigns.

Cuomo called in to the New York City cable news channel New York One, to talk about a potential hurricane, which later veered away from the East Coast.  But quickly, the conversation turned to the recent mass shooting in Oregon and what to do about gun violence.


Autism spectrum disorder, better known as autism, is a condition where an individual struggles to engage in two-way communication, especially in social situations. 

There is no "cure" for autism, and the cause may come down to hundreds of interacting factors, but we do know it is critical for people with autism to get the earliest possible diagnosis and get access to appropriate educational and medical resources.

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Officials with the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival have just released attendance numbers in connection with that 10-day festival that wrapped up late last month.

They say attendance is estimated at more than 63,000 visitors,  compared to about 60,000 last year. But they say the ticket sales numbers are even more impressive. They were up by over 20 percent. 

The show featured over 500 shows in more than 25 venues spread throughout downtown and the East End.

Back to the Future 2 took place in... October, 2015. It's our Monthly Science Roundtable, and we're examining the scientific predictions of that blockbuster film. Hoverboards? Video phones? Self-tying shoes? Our panel explores what Hollywood got right and wrong, and what might still be coming. Our guests:

  • Tom Howard, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Rochester
  • Steve Jacobs, director of the laboratory for technological literacy at RIT
  • Steve Manly, professor of physics at the University of Rochester