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Search For Parolee Continues

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Police in Livingston County continue their search on the ground and in the air for a parole absconder south of Mt. Morris and west of 390.

Sheriff Tom Dougherty says Richard J. Henry or "Boo" is probably still handcuffed.

He got away from two officers early Friday.

If you see anything suspicious, call the sheriffs office at 911.

Leapfest Draws Two Rochester Helicopters

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Two New York Army National Guard CH-47 helicopters from Rochester are in Rhode Island Saturday supporting Leapfest, the oldest and largest international military parachute competition in the world.

Eleven Soldiers from Detachment 1, Company B, 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation, will spend up to six hours dropping the competitor parachutists as an extension of their training.

Teams of four jumpers from around the world are competiting, hoping to land on a big, orange, X target.

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HICKSVILLE (AP) New York lawmakers are battling over whether to rename part of a Long Island road after Billy Joel.

The argument over naming a highway for The Piano Man has sparked a debate over whether roads should be named for the living or only the dead.

Sen. Jack Martins introduced legislation last year to rename part of Route 107 in Joel's hometown of Hicksville for the six-time Grammy Award winner.

He says it's because of the celebrity's contributions to the community.

"Receivership" Hearings Set

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The first of ten public hearings on how the Rochester School District intends to improve schools "in receivership" is Monday night at 5:30.

If you need a ride, the district is providing shuttle buses from School 34 to district headquarters on West Broad Street and back.

Thirteen district schools were placed in receivership by the state education department, for performing in the bottom five-percent of schools in New York.

If the schools don't show significant student improvement, someone else will chosen to operate them.

Aaron Kromer's mugshot
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FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) Prosecutors say they've dropped a battery charge against Buffalo Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer, who was accused of punching a boy in the face for using his beach chairs in Florida.

The State Attorney's Office filed a motion Friday to drop a charge of battery that caused bodily harm.

The Walton County Sheriff's Office says Kromer was arrested earlier this month after he confronted two boys, pushing one to the ground and punching him.

WASHINGTON (AP) Hillary Rodham Clinton's physician describes the Democratic presidential candidate as in "excellent physical condition and fit to serve as president of the United States.''

The Clinton campaign released a letter from her doctor on Friday. It addresses Clinton's health in 2012, when she sustained a concussion after fainting _ a result of a stomach virus and dehydration. Testing the following year showed "complete resolution'' of the concussion's effects, including double vision.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS (AP) A ceremony will be held in Saratoga Springs to unveil a statue of one of the greatest thoroughbred race horses of all time.

The life-size Native Dancer will finally take its place at Centennial Park during unveiling ceremonies Saturday.

The park located down the street from Saratoga Race Course is a gift to Saratoga Springs by Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson in honor of its 100th anniversary as an incorporated city.

Lucy Desi Museum & Center for Comedy

JAMESTOWN (AP) Some legendary comedy names such as Rivers, Carlin and Berle will be on hand to break ground on the National Comedy Center going up in Jamestown.

Melissa Rivers and Kelly Carlin, the daughters of Joan Rivers and George Carlin, along with Milton Berle's nephew, Marshall Berle, and Harold Ramis' son, Julian, are among those celebrating Saturday's start of construction.

The groundbreaking coincides with the annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival in the late comedienne's hometown.

The NYS Department of Financial Services has released the rate hikes granted various health insurance companies for 2016, and while the rates are going up, most of them have been cut down from what the firms originally wanted.

For individual customers, insurers had requested on average a 10.4 percent rate hike. The state dropped that more than 30 percent, to 7.1 percent.

In the Small Group Market, insurers requested a rate increase of 14.4 percent. The state cut the rates to 9.8 percent.

We wrap up the great work that WXXI's Michelle Faust has done on the heroin epidemic in Rochester. We look back at the stories that made our "Heroin at Home" series, and play portions of interview that didn't make it to air.

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