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11:26 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Free Opioid Overdose Prevention Program Offered to Public

Credit yourblogondrugs.com

Police departments and safety officers on college campuses carry them.

And now, with the surge in heroin and opioid overdoses, members of the general public can be trained to use overdose reversal kits.

UR Medicine's Strong Recovery is beginning a monthly program for those who have friends and family members they know or suspect of using the drugs, or addicts who want to be able to help their friends.   

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WXXI Top Stories
9:59 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Around the State 8-22-14

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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WXXI Local Stories
8:02 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Couple Wanted to Enslave Amish Girls, Say Police

Nicole Vaisey and Stephen Howells, Jr.
Credit Associated Press

FOWLER, N.Y. (AP) _ An investigator says a northern New York couple kidnapped two Amish sisters from their family farm stand with a plan to turn them into slaves but released them after becoming frightened by news reports. 

St. Lawrence County Sherriff's Sgt. Brooks Bigwarfe says Nicole Vaisey admitted she and boyfriend Stephen Howells Jr. lured the 7-year-old and 12-year-old girls to their car with an offer to pet their dog and that Howells shoved them in. 

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Government
5:08 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

AG Challenger Focuses on Corruption Commission

Republican candidate for Attorney General John Cahill, outside the Robert Abrams Building for Law and Justice in Albany

The Republican challenger in the race for New York Attorney General has begun airing TV ads and is making an issue of incumbent Eric Schneiderman’s role in a controversial ethics commission.

Republican candidate for Attorney General John Cahill has made several stops around the state in recent days, focusing on the controversial Moreland Commission on corruption.

Cahill says there are unanswered questions about how deeply involved the current Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, was with the commission. The commions’s actions are now under federal investigation.

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Connections
4:36 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Connections: Alzheimer's Disease At Any Age

Alzheimer's disease does not just affect older people.

Alzheimer’s disease only strikes an older population, right? Not so. Amy Norton was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s at 43 years old and it’s changed the life of the family, including daughter Megan Norton who presented an essay for her class about her mom’s condition, titled "The Continuous Nightmare".

Megan and her father, Brian, will head the Walk to End Alzheimer’s next month in Mendon. They’re on Connections to tell their story, along with Teresa Galbier, president and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association of Rochester & Finger Lakes Region.

Here are resources from our television program "Second Opinion" about Living With Alzheimer's and Caregiving for Someone with Alzheimer's.

Connections
4:19 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Connections: Rochester Labor Film Series

Celebrating 25 years of the Rochester Labor Film series.

The 25th annual Rochester Labor Film Series starts next month at the Dryden Theatre. The series focuses on classic films, modern films and documentaries that highlights a wide range of labor issues. The series starts with 9 to 5 on September 5. Joining us to discuss the Rochester Labor Film Series are co-curator John Garlock, and his son Chris Garlock who is director of DC Labor FilmFest

Government
1:10 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Cuomo Won't Say Whether He'll Debate

Cuomo gets the traditional sausage at a rainy start to the State Fair in Syracuse Thursday
Credit Governor Cuomo's office

Governor Cuomo is non-committal about whether he’ll debate his Democratic and Republican opponents in the fall elections.

Cuomo, who spoke after an early morning stop at the State Fair in Syracuse, would not say whether he’ll debate Republican candidate for Governor Rob Astorino, or a Democratic primary opponent Zephyr Teachout.

“I’ll leave that to the campaigns to talk through,” said Cuomo .

The governor was asked what he meant by the statement.

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WXXI Top Stories
9:53 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Around the State 8-21-14

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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WXXI Local Stories
5:28 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Amish Sisters' Alleged Kidnapper in Court Thursday

Nicole Vaisey and Stephen Howells, Jr.
Credit Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A woman accused along with her boyfriend of abducting and sexually abusing two young Amish sisters is due in court for a preliminary hearing.

Nicole Vaisey will be in court on Thursday. Her lawyer says she's a victim of an abusive relationship with 39-year-old Stephen Howells Jr.

Howells waived his right to a similar hearing. His case will go to a grand jury in St. Lawrence County near the Canadian border.

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