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Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli says "any mass violence is too much" when asked about another shooting in the city that injured or killed multiple people.

He spoke to reporters Sunday afternoon about the incident on State Street early Sunday. At about 2:00 a.m., officers were called to Mexican Village, a bar at 547 State Street. There were a total of 8 victims, including one fatality, a 29 year old city man pronounced dead at the scene.

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ALBANY (AP) An upstate New York town that repeatedly found itself without power for days during a string of storms is planning a dramatic step - pulling its municipal buildings entirely off the electric grid.

Nassau's decision to rely on solar, wind, landfill gas and battery storage by 2020 puts it on the leading edge of a national campaign to develop "microgrids'' designed to make communities more energy independent and the grid more resilient.

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State and Perry police are investigating the death of a woman.

Troopers tell WXXI she was 33, and found in her home on Borden Avenue in that Wyoming County village Saturday morning.

Investigators are trying to determine how she died.
 

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Rochester Police are investigating an incident where one person was killed, and several others  injured during a shooting early Sunday morning.

It happened around 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, as authorities got numerous calls about shots fired at the Mexican Village Night Club at 547 State Street.

When they got to the scene, officers found several people suffering from gunshot wounds. One of the victims, a 29 year old man from the city, was dead at the scene.

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A well-known local architect has died. The Democrat&Chronicle reports that James H. Johnson, whose work included the Mushroom House in Perinton and the Liberty Police in downtown Rochester, has died at the age of 83.

The paper says Johnson died on February 2nd.

The 190-foot stainless steel Liberty Pole was built in the 1960s. The Mushroom House, near Powder Mills Park, consists of five elevated pods. It was built in the 1970s.

Keuka College says it’s changing the nickname of its sports teams after legal pressure from North Caroline State University.

At the end of the current season, the college located in the Finger Lakes will stop using the name “Wolfpack” and instead the Keuka teams will be known as the “Wolves.”

The “Wolfpack” name came about as a result of a student recommendation after the student body got involved to help clean up in the region following a serious flood.

Governor Cuomo says he has learned of a leak involving radioactive-contaminated water at a downstate nuclear plant. Cuomo says the water leaked into the groundwater at the Indian Point Nuclear facility in Westchester County.

The governor says the company reported alarming levels at three monitoring wells, but Cuomo says the contamination has not migrated off site and does not pose an immediate threat to public health.

NEW YORK (AP) — New York is taking steps to stop therapists from trying to change young people's sexual orientation, joining a number of states that have taken action against what's known as "gay conversion" therapy.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans for new regulations Saturday. They will bar New York insurers from covering the therapy for minors and will prohibit mental health facilities under state jurisdiction from offering it to minors.

It's not immediately clear how many insurers or facilities statewide provide the coverage or therapy now.

Wayne County Rep. John Katko (R-NY) delivered the weekly Republican Address on Saturday.

This information is provided by the Speaker of the House website:

Katko discusses the Obama administration’s failure to enforce a new visa waiver law—intended to keep Americans safe—in order to accommodate Iran.

“I am a former federal prosecutor, and I can tell you a law is only as good as how you enforce it,” said Rep. Katko. “This is not a time to start lowering our guard. And we should not put Iran’s feelings before America’s security interests.”

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ALBANY (AP) Police in New York will be on the lookout for drunken drivers this Super Bowl weekend.

Governor Andrew Cuomo says state and local police will increase patrols and sobriety checkpoints today and tomorrow, and will also step-up enforcement of laws prohibiting underage drinking.

Last year, state police arrested 31 impaired drivers and issued more than 1,000 tickets. More than 100 additional motorists were charged with driving while under the influence by local police.

Officials say choosing a designated driver before a party is a good idea.

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