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12:49 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

City Seeks Feedback on Bicycle Boulevards

Credit Payton Chung rochestersubway.com

Rochester's first bicycle boulevards were installed over the weekend. This is the latest effort to make the city more bicycle-friendly. Portions of city streets were modified with signs and pavement markings to make them optimal for bike riding and pedestrian traffic.

City transportation specialist Erik Frisch says these are one-mile pilot routes that will be in place for a couple of weeks, and they've already received some good feedback.                             

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WXXI Local Stories
11:29 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Details on Assault of SUNY Brockport Student

Authorities have arrested a suspect in connection with an assault on a  College at Brockport student. Officials say he turned himself in at the Strong Hospital emergency department.

The incident began around 9 a.m.in McLean Hall on the Brockport campus.

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WXXI Local Stories
7:55 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Love Canal Waste To Be Excavated From Landfill

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WHEATFIELD, N.Y. (AP)  New York state plans to excavate Love Canal waste from a western New York landfill, where it was dumped a decade before the notorious Love Canal environmental disaster. 

The state Department of Environmental Conservation plans an informational session in the Niagara County town of Wheatfield on Monday. 

The DEC says about 1600 cubic yards of toxic industrial waste were dumped at a town-owned landfill in Wheatfield in 1968 during construction of the LaSalle Expressway. A 2013 study found elevated levels of various contaminants. 

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Connections
10:30 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

Coming up on Connections: Monday, September 29th

First hour: Writers panel discusses our favorite eggcorns and more

Second hour: Lila Rose, president of Live Action

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WXXI Local Stories
1:58 pm
Sat September 27, 2014

Two People Die In A Plane Crash In Erie County

Two people are dead following a crash between two small planes in Erie County on Saturday morning.

Both planes were flying near the Buffalo-Lancaster Regional Airport when they collided.

Police tell Time Warner Cable News that  a 78-year-old man and 14-year-old boy were in a Cessna 172 that crashed. The other plane, a Searey amateur built aircraft, made an emergency landing at a field in Alden.

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WXXI Local Stories
10:21 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Fire In Chicago Impacts Flights

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CHICAGO (AP & WXXI News)  A fire at an air traffic control facility in suburban Chicago has caused more than 500 flights to be canceled at the city's airports today -- and more cancellations are expected. And that could send delays rippling through the nation's air travel network. 

The fire was quickly put out. It began in the basement of the Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center in Aurora, about 40 miles west of downtown Chicago. The center was evacuated because of the fire, and management of the region's air space was transferred to other facilities. 

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WXXI Local Stories
5:43 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Tony Stewart Talks About Fatal Incident In Canandaigua

Credit northcountrypublicradio.org

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — There were days when Tony Stewart couldn't get out of bed. It was a chore to take a shower, to leave his room. The television was on, he would stare at it, and have no idea what he was watching.

He didn't care about racing. He didn't want to talk to anyone, let alone face his family, friends or other drivers. Stewart's grief over the death of Kevin Ward Jr. was overwhelming, and he couldn't find his way out of the fog.

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WXXI Local Stories
3:07 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Grand Jury Won't Charge NASCAR's Tony Stewart In Fatal Race Track Incident In Canandaigua

Credit northcountrypublicradio.org

(WXXI News & AP) An Ontario County grand jury has decided not to bring any charges against NASCAR driver Tony Stewart in connection with the August 9th incident at a Canandaigua race track that took the life of 20 year old Kevin Ward Jr. of Lewis County.

District Attorney Mike Tantillo released the following statement:

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