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6:52 am
Wed September 10, 2014

What a Pegula Ownership Means for Bills Fans, Long-term Future of Franchise

Terry and Kim Pegula
Credit buffalosabresnow.blogspot

Buffalo Bills fans across Western New York breathed a collective sigh of relief Tuesday when it was announced that Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula have reached an agreement with the estate of late Bills owner Ralph Wilson to purchase the franchise.

The Pegula's winning bid - a reported $1.4 billion - would bet the highest ever paid for an NFL team.

But it isn't just the dollar amount that allowed the Pegulas to beat out bids by real estate mogul Donald Trump and a group fronted by rock star Jon Bon Jovi.

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WXXI Local Stories
7:13 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Suspect In Shooting Of RPD Officer Expected To Be Indicted On At Least One Felony

Credit Rochester Police Department

A grand jury has indicted Thomas Johnson III on at least one felony count in connection with the Sept. 3 shooting death of Officer Daryl Pierson.

Attorneys attended a preliminary hearing Tuesday morning for Johnson in Rochester City Court. District Attorney Sandra Doorley notified the judge that the grand jury voted to indict Johnson on at least one felony charge.

Johnson was not in court. He remains in satisfactory condition at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

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Connections
7:41 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Coming up on Connections: Tuesday, September 9th

First hour: New recommended school start times: later!

Second hour: Lt. Governor candidate Kathy Hochul

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WXXI Local Stories
6:04 am
Tue September 9, 2014

AARP Says 60 Percent of Boomers Will Move From NYS After Retirement

Credit blog.aarp.org

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ AARP says many Baby Boomers plan to leave New York as they retire and take a slice of the state's economy with them. 

The group says its survey shows 60 percent of working New Yorkers over 50 say they're likely to go elsewhere in retirement, taking an estimated $105 billion or more of annual spending. 

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WXXI Local Stories
5:15 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Bills Ownership Selection Could Come Tuesday

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP)  Two people familiar with the discussion tell The Associated Press that a Buffalo Bills ownership candidate could be selected as early as Tuesday, a day after at least three ownership groups submitted their formal bids. 

The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the sale is being conducted privately. 

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WXXI Local Stories
12:52 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Street Closures Planned Due To Wednesday's Officer Funeral

Credit en.wikipedia.org

Rochester city officials have released information about street closures that will be in effect on Wednesday due to the funeral of Officer Daryl Pierson. The funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. at the Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial.

The following restrictions will be in place on Wednesday, September 10th

* Broad Street - from South Avenue to Fitzhugh Street - CLOSED

* Broad Street - from Plymouth Avenue to Fitzhugh Street - LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY

* Exchange Street - from Court Street to Broad Street - CLOSED

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WXXI Local Stories
8:17 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Hundreds Pack Calling Hours For Fallen RPD Officer

Credit TWC News

Calling hours for fallen Rochester police officer Daryl Pierson began Monday afternoon at the Bartolomeo and Perotto Funeral Home in Greece.           

An American flag hung flapping in the wind between two fire trucks as hundreds of first responders and members of law enforcement, from near and far, came to pay their respects to the Pierson family.

People passing by the funeral home stopped along the side of the road to shake the hands of officers and say "thank you" for their service. Yellow and blue ribbons graced nearby trees in honor of Daryl Pierson.

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WXXI Local Stories
8:05 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

The Children Of Larry & Jane Glazer Issue A Statement To The Community

The children of Larry and Jane Glazer, killed in a small plane crash last week, have issued a statement to the Rochester community:

Our family wishes to thank the Rochester community, and beyond, for the outpouring of expressions of sympathy and support since the sudden passing of our beloved parents, Jane and Larry Glazer. In a time when very little can soothe the tremendous pain of their loss, the words of kindness lift us up. We appreciate the great acknowledgment of their achievements as well as the honor paid to their generous spirits.

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WXXI Local Stories
3:22 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

NTSB Says It Is Ready To Lead Probe Of Glazer's Plane Crash Once Wreckage Is Found

(WXXI News & AP) The National Transportation Safety Board says it is ready to lead an investigation of the plane that carried Larry and Jane Glazer of Rochester once the wreckage of the plane is found.

But so far, there has been no sign of the small plane since a possible siting of some debris over the weekend off the coast of Jamaica. That debris later disappeared from sight and officials say it may have sunk.

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WXXI Local Stories
3:04 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Statement From Buckingham Properties On Larry & Jane Glazer

Following the crash of their small plane off the coast of Jamaica last Friday, taking the lives of Larry and Jane Glazer, Buckingham Properties, the company that Larry Glazer headed, has released a statement on its Facebook page:

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