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No Budget Deal Yet

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Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers continue to work on the state budget, with two days left until the deadline. The two sticking points remain education and ethics.

Cuomo says two main items in the budget are unresolved.  Senate Republicans continue to be hung up on an ethics package that would require full disclosure of law clients. The Assembly wants an alternative to the governor’s plan for new teacher evaluations. Cuomo says he wants both in the budget.

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Garth Fagan, the Tony-Award winning choreographer whose home and dance studio is in Rochester, was honored over the weekend at his alma mater, Wayne State University in Detroit, where he received this year's Apple Award.

The award is named for Sarah Applebaum Nederlander and provides for a nationally prominent theatre professional to visit the Wayne State University campus to instruct and interact with the Department of Theatre and Dance through a lecture, question and session, and master class. 

Unclaimed Money: Some Could Be Yours

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Someone has $1.7 million sitting in a dormant account that is now being held by New York State.

In fact, the state has 31 million unclaimed accounts worth $13 billion.

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli is urging people to visit www.osc.state.ny.us. Millions of people could end up with unexpected windfalls by simply typing in their names and some other identifying information. Of course, not every person with unclaimed funds will feel like a lottery winner.

Abby Wambach's World Cup Goals

9 hours ago

Rochester's Abby Wambach is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, a former player of the year, a six-time US Soccer athlete of the year, but she doesn't have a World Cup title yet.

She announced a couple of weeks ago that she won't play for the Western New York Flash this season, so she can focus on this summer's World Cup.

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Two people are in the hospital, one in critical condition with severe burns after an explosion in East Rochester Sunday morning. That according to Time Warner Cable News which quotes fire officials as saying it started around 5:30 a.m.    

More than 70 firefighters were at the  scene at West Commercial Street throughout the morning where emotions are running high. Time Warner Cable News was told the building is destroyed and will be torn down.

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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

Mar 28, 2015
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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.

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