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12:55 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Connections: Nanotechnology

A discussion about nanotechnology.

What is nanotechnology? Is it safe? Can it save lives, with tiny robots coursing through our bodies to root out the dangers? How about the construction industry? We learn all about nanotech from our guest, Sara Brenner of the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. She was also a guest speaker at the Rochester Museum and Science Center.   

Connections
9:55 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Coming up on Connections: Thursday, April 17th

12 noon: The lessons of convicted sex offender (and former NY Yankee) Chad Curtis

1pm: Climate change: Can we realistically reverse the trends?

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WXXI Local Stories
1:32 am
Wed April 16, 2014

More Than A Dozen Cars Crash Due To Slippery Conditions

Slippery conditions, likely due to black ice, are being blamed for crashes involving more than a dozen vehicles on I-590 on Tuesday night.

The Democrat and Chronicle reports as many as 17 vehicles were involved, 11 in the northbound lane and six on the southbound side.  There were reports of several injuries, but none were believed to be life-threatening.

Parts of 590 had to be closed near Browncroft Blvd. while crews tended to the accidents.

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Connections
9:06 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Coming up on Connections: Wednesday, April 16th

12 noon: The future of nanotechnology

1pm: Pre-K, children's programs, and what made the cut in the state budget

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WXXI Local Stories
6:27 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Rochester Resident Reflects on the Boston Marathon Bombings

Nora Dimmock, the Assistant Dean for Information Technology, Research & Digital Scholarship at the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries
Credit University of Rochester

It's the one-year anniversary of the tragic Boston Marathon Bombings and one local woman is remembering that day.

The Assistant Dean for Information Technology, Research & Digital Scholarship at the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries, Nora Dimmock, says she was 2 kilometers from the finish line when she and other marathoners were stopped.

"It was very confusing. We could hear a lot of sirens."

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WXXI Local Stories
3:14 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Dawn Nguyen Found Guilty

Credit Jim Day / WXXI News

A jury in Rochester has found Dawn Nguyen guilty of falsifying business records in the first degree.

The Greece woman was accused of buying  guns in 2010 for William Spengler, guns which later were used in the Christmas Eve 2012 ambush that killed two West Webster firefighters. She was not charged in connection with the actual shootings.

The jury began deliberating just after 3 p.m. Monday afternoon. They were sent home for the evening and returned Tuesday morning, delivering a verdict on Tuesday afternoon.

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WXXI Local Stories
8:14 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Senator Schumer to Discuss Funding to Prevent School Violence in Fairport

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer wants to see more New York Schools implement safety upgrades, but he says the money should NOT come out of funding normally allocated for educational programs.

The senator will be at Fairport High School this afternoon at 2 discussing cuts in federal funding for anti-violence efforts in schools.

In a statement, the senator says these cuts in funds that could be used to purchase technology, like security cameras, put schools at risk for tragic violent events.

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Connections
9:11 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Coming up on Connections: Tuesday, April 15th

12 noon: Campaign financing under the microscope

1pm: Finding the missing Malaysian airliner

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WXXI Local Stories
2:50 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

License Plate Thefts Reported In Two Towns

Monroe County Clerk Cheryl Dinolfo says that the Mobile DMV unit located in Chili Town Hall will be open early on Tuesday morning to offer services to residents in Gates and Chili who had license plates stolen over the weekend.

Police are investigating a number of thefts of license plates from vehicles in the towns of Chili and Gates.   Gates Police got reports about license plates being stolen from about 75 vehicles. About 16 vehicles had plates stolen in Chili.

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Need to Know Rochester
2:49 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Inside the ROC Razorsharks & Meet the Champions of Change

On this week's Need to Know Rochester, we talk with the owner of the Rochester Razorsharks the week of the big championship game. Dr. Sev Hrywnak discusses the team's winning streak, obstacles he had to overcome to keep the basketball team in Rochester and what's next for the Razorsharks.

Also on the show, we'll meet two Rochester elementary kids on a mission to make their peers successful entrepreneurs. They're known as the Champions of Change and they have a special message for today's youth.

Watch this Thursday at 8pm on WXXI-TV, Channel 21.1 and Cable 11 or 1221.

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