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(TWC News) The RIT Men's Hockey Team will advance to the next round of the NCAA Division 1 tournament.

On Saturday, the Tigers upset top-ranked Minnesota State 2-1 on a reversed call by the officials. A shot originally ruled no goal was reversed upon review by the referees.

This is the second time that RIT has beaten a top seed in as many trips to the tournament.

The team will face the winner of Harvard vs. Nebraska-Omaha.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state budget negotiations stretched into the weekend as legislators and Gov. Andrew Cuomo worked to resolve differences over school funding, teacher evaluations and a minimum wage hike before a new fiscal year begins Wednesday.

Cuomo told reporters Saturday that he's optimistic lawmakers will agree to his top priorities: greater disclosure of lawmakers' outside income and education reforms including revised teacher evaluations that put greater emphasis on student test performance.

Wyoming County Inmate Dies

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An autopsy may help determine why an inmate in the Wyoming County Jail died Friday.

The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office says Spencer Johns, 26, of Castile was pronounced dead by the Emergency Department staff at the Wyoming County Community Hospital at 4:10 pm.

Sheriff Gregory Rudolph released a statement saying at approximately 3:25 pm, officers responded to Spencer Johns’ cell for a medical emergency. Those officers tried CPR and a defibrillator.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State officials are encouraging residents to help keep two New York parks atop a list of the best nationally.

State parks officials say Letchworth State Park and Watkins Glen State Park have been in the top three in weeks of voting for 2015 USA Today Readers' Choice Award for Best State Park.

Voting closes Monday night.

Letchworth State Park in western New York features the Genesee River running over three major waterfalls. Watkins Glen State Park in the Finger Lakes region has a gorge path winding around 19 waterfalls.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Comptroller's Office reports approving more than $8.8 billion in payments in February, including $545,000 to various recipients to settle the sexual harassment lawsuit against former Assemblyman Vito Lopez.

The once-powerful Brooklyn Democrat was accused of groping, intimidating and manipulating young female staffers in a 2012 scandal. He denied it.

Tops Supermarkets Cuts Losses

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Tops supermarkets lost more than 15-and-a-half million dollars in 2014.

The Williamsville based company reported its earnings Friday.

It says sales were up slightly with the help of three new and six purchased stores. Losses for the year improved from 28-million in 2013.

Tops operates 158 stores and five franchised stores in New York, Vermont and Pennsylvania.

Egg-citing Times For Rochester Falcons

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"Beauty's" first egg of 2015

Exciting times atop the Times Square Building in downtown Rochester this weekend.

That's where two Peregrine Falcons, Beauty and have made their home.

Falcon-watchers at say Beauty has laid her first egg of the year, and another is expected any time now.

Last year, she laid four eggs, keeping busy feeding and caring for the hatchlings.

Rochester Gas and Electric says an accident on Manitou Road early Saturday is what led to about 30,00 customers losing electricity on the west side of Monroe County.

Just before 6:30 a.m. spokesman Dan Hucko said that half of those affected had been restored, and the rest were expected to be back on line shortly.

He says the accident took down a circuit. The accident was reported on Manitou Road in Greece at about 5:00 a.m.

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Brighton Police say a man in his mid 20s was killed after being struck while in the area of railroad tracks near the old can of worms, just east of 590 on Friday afternoon.

Police say the man, who has not been identified yet, was on private property and not near any railroad crossing when he was struck by a westbound Amtrak train.  

There were more than 100 passengers and crew on the train, and none of them were injured. The train was stopped at the scene of the accident for a couple of hours.

Connections: Second Opinion LIVE! - Life After Cancer

Mar 27, 2015

Long after the shock of the diagnosis and the treatment has ended, cancer is still very much a part of a person's life. This hour, we discuss what "Life After Cancer" looks like--the physical, emotional, psychological and psychosocial aspects of life with a couple experiencing this right now: Tiffany and Rick Staropoli. Tiffany created a blog of her cancer journey, and will talk about her dancing - one thing that raised her spirits through treatment - and the videos that became a YouTube sensation.