The new presidents of the Webster Parent Teacher Association think some money's missing.

Co-presidents Jennifer Swab DeGrace and Dorothy Petrie looked over the books, and determined the loss of money.

An accounting firm was hired to figure out how much.

A statement on the school district website indicates the new leadership is cooperating with police and regional and state PTA leaders.

ALBANY (AP) A new state law in New York will boost efforts to help the victims of child pornography and other sex crimes.

The legislation signed this month by Gov. Andrew Cuomo permits the state's Department of Health to create educational and outreach campaigns to spread the word about counseling and other support services available for victims.

Advocates say that victims of child pornography often don't know there are programs run by governments and non-profit organizations that can help them deal with the life-long consequences of such crimes.

Bills Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kyle Williams will not return this season. He tried to rehab his injured knee, but it did not respond to treatment. According to coach Rex Ryan, Williams will have knee surgery to repair a meniscus, and is likely to be placed on the injured reserve list, ending his season.

Williams was injured during the Bengals game in week 6 when a teammate rolled up on his leg.

Leadership Rochester: Opening the City’s Eyes

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Kelly Mullaney

Rochester native Bob Duffy has been a busy and versatile man over his career, going from Rochester police chief and mayor, to lieutenant governor of New York state, and now head of the Rochester Business Alliance. Before all of that, however, Duffy was a graduate of Leadership Rochester, a program that gave him some useful perspective.

Black Friday used to mark the true start of the holiday shopping season, but now retailers begin offering discounts at the start of November.

Still, Mike Kauffman, manager at Eastview Mall says that doesn't mean Black Friday is merely symbolic.  It's a big day for stores, with 40 percent of all adults estimated to be shopping.

Eastview, Marketplace and the Mall at Greece Ridge all opened at 7 a.m. today.

Even Kauffman admits, though, the Black Friday crowds are not for everyone.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is setting aside $2 million to combat the spread of zebra mussels, the spiny waterflea and other aquatic invasive species that scientists say could wreak havoc on the state's waterway ecosystems.

The Department of Environmental Conservation says the grant money will go to projects around the state designed to reduce the number of such organisms as well as efforts to enlist boat owners in the fight.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state plans to mount a public awareness campaign about the risks and consequences of female genital mutilation, a practice that health officials say puts thousands of girls and young women in New York at risk.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation this month directing state health officials to conduct educational and outreach programs about the "physical, sexual and psychological" effects of the procedure, which is practiced in various cultures around the world.

The procedure carries the likelihood of life-long physical and psychological damage.

"There are a lot of small organizations doing good work, and small amounts of money will in fact help them either expand or be more effective." The mantra of John Urban, the President and CEO of the Greater Rochester Health Foundation.

He calls the foundation mid-sized. But that size allows it to help smaller organizations do their work because often, the agency needs are too small for larger foundations. Urban tells how they helped a hospice in Victor.

It seems like big data is slowly taking over the world. We crunch numbers to learn more about just about everything: the spread of disease, criminal activity, and now, car buying.

Alex Klein is the Vice President of Data Science at Autolist. He describes them as the Kayak of Car Dealerships. And Klein says if you're in Rochester, or pretty much anywhere in Monroe County, you might be paying more for a car than elsewhere in the state.

Tower280 at Midtown

On this edition of Need to Know with host Hélène Biandudi Hofer, we take a look at where things stand in the movement to rebuild and revitalize downtown Rochester. What’s happening now and what to expect in the near-future.

Also on the show, a recent study looks into the impact of using community service as an education tool for Rochester area students. Does it influence young people to be contributing members of a global society?

And from buildings to bodies! The creative work of local artist Lea Rizzo has made a unique mark on Rochester and its residents. We learn more about the inspiration behind her designs.