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Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren has issued a statement in connection with the Sunday shooting that took the lives of 3 police officers in Baton Rouge, and injured 3 others:

After a one-year hiatus in 2015 due to an unusually cold winter, Homearama is returning this weekend.

The nine-day event features seven newly constructed homes at Wilshire Hill in Pittsford.


The Humboldt Recreation Center on Atlantic Avenue in Rochester is closed Friday and Monday due to a possible pest infestation.

City officials say the facility is subject to regular cleaning and inspection, so they are  confident that this problem arose suddenly and without notice.

The closure allows crews to take immediate action, including using extermination service and thorough cleaning of the site.


Officials in South Carolina say progress is being made in the case of Brittanee Drexel, the 17 year old Chili girl who went missing during Spring Break in 2009.

Authorities said last month that they believe Drexel is dead and that she was held against her will for several days in the McClellanville area, which is about 50 miles south of Myrtle Beach.

Since that news conference in June, Lieutenant Joey Crosby of the Myrtle Beach Police Department says more leads have been generated.

Susan B. Anthony House and Museum

Thousands of people visit the Susan B Anthony House and Museum in Rochester each year. They come from all across the U.S. and around the world.

But starting this week for the first time, anyone with access to a computer or a smartphone can view more than 30 artifacts from Susan B Anthony's life and the women's suffrage movement, thanks to a partnership between the Anthony Museum and the Google Cultural Institute.                      

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Rochester Police, Monroe County Deputies, Greece, Irondequoit and State Police are all investigating an incident that closed down Durand-Eastman Park on Wednesday night.

The incident apparently began when a vehicle was stolen in Greece during a burglary.

According to Time Warner Cable News, Irondequoit Police spotted the vehicle and then shots were fired and the suspects fled. There’s no word of any injuries.

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The man in charge at the 911 Center in Rochester says he will investigate whether some dispatchers were sleeping on the job.  That’s what some photos posted on the blog of a local activist and blogger, Davy Vara show, although it’s not clear when the photos were taken or whether the dispatchers were on duty at the time.

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The organization behind last weekend's demonstrations in Rochester is speaking out about what they feel was mistreatment of some of the protestors and they also dispute the way the demonstrations were characterized by city officials.

The news conference by the group B.L.A.C.K., an acronym that stands for Building Leadership and Community Knowledge, was done in response to comments made at City Hall earlier this week by Mayor Lovely Warren and Police Chief Michael Ciminelli.

Rolf Rohn Design

The nearly 2,000 families that  are parishioners at St. Pius Tenth in Chili got an update today on preliminary plans for a new church building, after a fire of undetermined cause heavily damaged the existing church in January 2015.

A design has been completed for a 57-foot structure, which Brian Porter, chairman of the rebuild committee, describes as Romanesque and traditional.

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With temperatures expected to climb into the mid-90s today, Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo has announced an extra hour of swimming this evening at Ontario Beach Park.

Public swimming will be extended and lifeguards will be on duty until 8 p.m., assuming water quality is favorable. Swimming is only allowed at the beach when lifeguards are on duty.

A recorded telephone message at (585) 753-5887 has daily updates on beach conditions and swimming times.