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12:06 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Wegmans: Consumers No Longer So Sweet on Sugar

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Wegmans says consumers are buying fewer sugary products like soft drinks. 

"And for good reason," said Jane Andrews, the company's nutrition and labeling manager. " There are concerns about long term health. Even young children are becoming obese at rates that scare many of us."

The company is responding by working to reduce the added sugar content in its Wegmans brand products, such as Greek yogurt.

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Local News
11:52 am
Fri January 23, 2015

One Person Dies In A Webster Fire

(TWC News) One person is dead following a fire Friday morning in the town of Webster. Several fire companies were called in just before 9 a.m. Firefighters said a woman who lived inside the home on Hrezent View Lane was not able to make it out. The home is located off Holt Road, north of Route 104.

According to Time Warner Cable News, Webster firefighters were first to respond along with a Webster Police Officer. He hurt his wrist trying to break glass out of a garage door trying to get to the woman inside.

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Local News
3:45 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

More Details About The Discovery Of The Glazer's Plane

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The plane that was carrying Larry and Jane Glazer has been found in the ocean off the coast of Jamaica.

The high performance tubo-prop containing the well-known entrepreneurs and philanthropists was on the way to Naples, Florida last September 5th when the aircraft apparently lost cabin pressure, causing the Glazers to lose consciousness.

Both were experienced pilots. The Glazer family released a statement saying that a private salvage company recovered significant portions of the plane last week.

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Local News
12:06 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

The Plane Belonging To Larry & Jane Glazer Has Been Found

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More than four months after their plane crashed in the ocean off the coast of Jamaica, the aircraft belonging to  well known local entrepreneurs and philanthropists Larry and Jane has been found.

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Local News
4:42 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

Rochester Celebrates MLK Day

Musical performances at Eastman Theater for MLK Celebration
Credit Veronica Volk / WXXI

Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. was celebrated and remembered in different ways across Rochester.

The Eastman Theater held it's 30th annual MLK Celebration. People came together in Kodak Hall to reflect on the life of Dr King, and the importance of his message at a time when racial tension across the country seems so high. Local and state officials, residents, and performers gathered to celebrate by listening, speaking, and singing.

Mayor Lovely Warren began with her favorite King quote.

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Local News
7:34 am
Sun January 18, 2015

Fairport Police Chief Maureen Chisholm

Fairport Police Chief Maureen Chisholm
Credit Fairport Police

Police in the village of Fairport have lost their leader.

The death of Chief Maureen Chisholm was shared on the department's Facebook page:

"It is with an extremely heavy heart that the Fairport Police Department is announcing the passing of Police Chief Maureen Chisholm, after being a survivor of leukemia for the past 12 years.

Chief Chisholm joined the Fairport Police Department in 2008 as the Police Chief after a highly decorated career at the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, retiring as a Major.

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Local News
6:23 pm
Sat January 17, 2015

Webster Officer Injured When Responding To Domestic Incident

Webster Police say one of their officers suffered a severe cut on the wrist while responding to a domestic disturbance on Saturday afternoon. They say while trying to arrest a man at 76 South Estate, the man violently resisted.

Officer Adam Engel had a deep cut on his wrist and hand caused by broken glass. The glass came from a large picture frame that was accidentally broken during the altercation. Engel applied a tourniquet to his wrist until paramedics arrived.

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Local News
10:45 am
Sat January 17, 2015

Missing Person Alert Cancelled

Rose A. Amato
Credit The NYS Missing Persons Clearinghouse

UPDATE: This alert was canceled by police at 11:57 am Saturday. She was located and is safe.

Police in Niagara Falls ask the public to watch for an 85-year old woman missing from that city since Friday afternoon.

Rose A. Amato has early onset dementia and was last seen driving a red 2005 Chevrolet Impala. She may appear confused and may need medical attention. There is no clothing description available at this time.

Rose A. Amato

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Connections
10:50 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Coming up on Connections: Thursday, January 15th

Credit NPR

First hour: Chipotle's standards on how to treat animals

Second hour: The fate of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver

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Local News
6:00 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Outages Affected Thousands Early Wed. Morning

On a morning when the temperature dipped below zero, RG&E crews repaired an outage impacting about 4700 customers in parts of Henrietta, Pittsford, Perinton and Mendon.

An RG&E spokesman says the problem Wed. morning  involved an issue with a high voltage circuit on a substation in Henrietta which in turn affected two other substations.

The outages were restored just before 7:30 a.m.

NYSEG also reported around 1400 customers without power in Mendon.

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