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Connections
10:06 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Coming up on Connections: Wednesday, July 23rd

First hour: Rise of the Finger Lakes cheese trail

Second hour: Examining new studies about organic food

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WXXI Local Stories
10:13 am
Tue July 22, 2014

More Details About Proposal To House Immigrant Children In Rochester

Credit TWC News

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren is releasing some more details about a proposal made to house immigrant children in the city.

She says she met with her senior staff on Monday to talk about an inquiry made to house up to 172 of the children at the former Blossom South nursing home on Monroe Avenue.  The mayor says she and other officials are in the process of gathering more information before any decisions are made.

Warren says the city will engage in discussions with City Council, neighborhood groups and others before drafting any formal proposal.

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WXXI Local Stories
7:00 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Lessons From July '64: The Housing Crisis

It was 50 years ago this week that Rochester was rocked by three-days of rioting that erupted in two predominantly African American neighborhoods.  A number of factors contributed to the violence, including a lack of job opportunities for African Americans, overcrowding and allegations of police brutality.

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WXXI Local Stories
8:52 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Reports: Former Buffalo Sabres Captain Talks To Fed. Authorities In Connection With Investigation

Credit TWC News

Former Buffalo Sabres Captain Thomas Vanek reportedly has talked to federal investigators as part of an ongoing investigation in Rochester.

According to various media outlets, and first reported by WHEC-TV on  Monday, Vanek’s agent, Steve Bartlett released a statement by Vanek, who said that the federal government has asked Vanek for his cooperation in an investigation.

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WXXI Local Stories
11:15 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Wegmans Recalls Potentially Contaminated Fruit

Credit fineartamerica.com

Wegmans has issued a voluntary recall of some fruit that may be contaminated with listeria.

The company is removing from its stores organic and non-organic peaches, nectarines and black plums distributed by a California-based packing company.

Routine testing showed that the fruit had potential listeria contamination, but no illnesses have been reported.  The fruit was sold under the brand name Sweet 2 Eat.

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WXXI Local Stories
7:00 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Lessons From '64: The Unemployment Disparity

Credit J. Carr/The Estate of Ken Reich

It was 50 years ago this week that Rochester was rocked by three-days of rioting that erupted in two predominantly African American neighborhoods.  A number of factors contributed to the violence, including a lack of job opportunities for African Americans, overcrowding and allegations of police brutality.

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Connections
4:15 pm
Sun July 20, 2014

Coming up on Connections: Monday, July 21st

First hour: Roland Williams

Second hour: Musicians Roundtable

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WXXI Local Stories
6:29 pm
Sat July 19, 2014

Local Bicyclist Ready To Finish 400 Mile Trek

Richard Vuillequez
Credit thelittle.org

 ALBANY, N.Y.  (AP) & WXXI News)  A 400-mile bicycle tour along the Erie Canalway Trail from Buffalo to Albany is scheduled to wrap up this weekend.

More than 500 cyclists began the 16th annual statewide trip last Sunday, covering between 40 and 60 miles a day. They are scheduled to finish this Sunday at the Albany Visitors Center.

Parks and Trails New York executive director Robin Dropkin says cyclists range in age from 9 to 90 and come from far away as Australia.

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WXXI Local Stories
2:28 pm
Sat July 19, 2014

3 Dead In Small Plane Crash Near Lake Placid

Credit NY State Police

NORTH ELBA, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police say a small plane has crashed near Lake Placid, killing all three people on board.

Troopers say the single-engine plane burst into flames on impact at around 10:40 a.m. Saturday.

The plane crashed not far from the Lake Placid Airport. Firefighters extinguished the flames.

It wasn't immediately clear whether the plane was landing or taking off when the crash occurred.

Troopers say investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are en route to the site.

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