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WXXI Local Stories
1:32 am
Wed April 16, 2014

More Than A Dozen Cars Crash Due To Slippery Conditions

Slippery conditions, likely due to black ice, are being blamed for crashes involving more than a dozen vehicles on I-590 on Tuesday night.

The Democrat and Chronicle reports as many as 17 vehicles were involved, 11 in the northbound lane and six on the southbound side.  There were reports of several injuries, but none were believed to be life-threatening.

Parts of 590 had to be closed near Browncroft Blvd. while crews tended to the accidents.

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Connections
9:06 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Coming up on Connections: Wednesday, April 16th

12 noon: The future of nanotechnology

1pm: Pre-K, children's programs, and what made the cut in the state budget

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Arts & Culture
7:37 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Local Runners Pay Tribute To Boston Marathoners

Credit Randy Gorbman / WXXI News

Area runners and others who just wanted to show their support for victims of last year’s bombings at the Boston Marathon gathered at the Fleet Feet Sports store in Rochester Tuesday for a blood drive organized with the help of the Red Cross. 

The event was held to mark the one-year anniversary of the bombings, and  Ellen Brenner-Boutillier, the co-founder  of the running equipment store, says a lot of local runners do have a connection to Boston.

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WXXI Local Stories
6:27 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Rochester Resident Reflects on the Boston Marathon Bombings

Nora Dimmock, the Assistant Dean for Information Technology, Research & Digital Scholarship at the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries
Credit University of Rochester

It's the one-year anniversary of the tragic Boston Marathon Bombings and one local woman is remembering that day.

The Assistant Dean for Information Technology, Research & Digital Scholarship at the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries, Nora Dimmock, says she was 2 kilometers from the finish line when she and other marathoners were stopped.

"It was very confusing. We could hear a lot of sirens."

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Government
4:14 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Groups Call Growing Oil Shipments in NY Cuomo's "Keystone" Moment

National environmental groups are trying to focus the spotlight on Governor Andrew Cuomo, over the issue of the growing international oil distribution center, located just blocks from the State Capitol, at the Port of Albany.   

A small band of demonstrators chanted and held signs to protest a confluence of events that has turned upstate New York into a major center for oil distribution.

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WXXI Local Stories
3:14 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Dawn Nguyen Found Guilty

Credit Jim Day / WXXI News

A jury in Rochester has found Dawn Nguyen guilty of falsifying business records in the first degree.

The Greece woman was accused of buying  guns in 2010 for William Spengler, guns which later were used in the Christmas Eve 2012 ambush that killed two West Webster firefighters. She was not charged in connection with the actual shootings.

The jury began deliberating just after 3 p.m. Monday afternoon. They were sent home for the evening and returned Tuesday morning, delivering a verdict on Tuesday afternoon.

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Economy
2:47 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Former Kodak CEO Perez Sees Compensation Rise In 2013

Credit Kodak President Antonio Perez

Former Kodak CEO Antonio Perez received total compensation last year of nearly seven and a half million dollars. That information is contained in the 2013 proxy statement just filed by the company. Perez's salary of  just over a million dollars was about the same as it was the year before, but he also received  a bonus and stock awards totaling over five million dollars.

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Government
2:32 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Brooks: "Time to Draw a Line in the Sand" with Medley Centre Developer.

County Executive Brooks addresses the COMIDA board
Credit Alex Crichton / WXXI

County Executive Maggie Brooks is proposing the County of Monroe Industrial Management Agency, or COMIDA, consider two resolutions regarding the stalled Medley Centre project in Irondequoit.

The first resolution would rescind the payment-in-lieu-of-taxes, or PILOT agreement, effective May 2nd, if the developer doesn't pay his bill in full on the first of the month.

The second proposal would authorize COMIDA to join with the Monroe County Law Department to prepare legal action to hold the developer accountable for all monies owed, including PILOT and milestone payments.

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Government
1:12 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Parents Testify To Senate Task Force About Heroin Addiction

The New York State Senate Heroin and Opioid Addiction Task Force met for the second of 12 public forums Tuesday.
Credit Michelle Faust

Teresa DeLone explained to the New York State Senate Heroin and Opioid Addiction Task Force that sometimes when her heroin addicted son ended up in jail she was relieved.

She felt he was safer there than on the street scoring heroin.

Tuesday was the second of 12 public forums held by the panel across the state.

Parents, legal and medical professionals gave testimony and recommendations for the best way to deal with a statewide explosion in heroin abuse.

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WXXI Top Stories
10:29 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Around the State 4-15-14

The WXXI news staff checks newspapers and websites to help keep tabs on what's happening in communities across New York state.

 

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