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The cities of Buffalo and Rochester have announced a collaborative effort to lure online retail giant Amazon to Western New York.

Trucker charged with manslaughter in UB professor's death

Aug 17, 2017
University at Buffalo

State police say a truck driver was shopping online on his cell phone when his vehicle rear-ended a car, killing a University at Buffalo professor.

Monroe County deputies confirm that Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio will be released from jail early Thursday morning, after being there for more than a month.

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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown’s plan to combat lead poisoning is off to a slow start. As Investigative Post environmental reporter Dan Telvock found, the pace of execution for the mayor’s plan is slower than many residents expect.


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Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio has been sentenced to jail as a result of fallout from her earlier drunk driving conviction.

Jeremy Nash, the Rochester Police officer who was shot and wounded Saturday night, has been released from the hospital.

A Rochester police officer was shot and wounded late Saturday night.

The Orleans County Sheriff's Department is investigating a skydiving accident that occurred in the Town of Barre  Saturday night.

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The World Video Game Hall of Fame's 2017 finalists span decades and electronic platforms, from the 1981 arcade classic "Donkey Kong" that launched Mario's plumbing career to the 2006 living room hit "Wii Sports" that made gamers out of grandparents.

Rochester is one of 15 communities across the country chosen for a grassroots campaign to change the public response to the addiction crisis. It is a campaign that Buffalo-area communities may look to for answers to its own addiction challenges.

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A Rochester area woman will be spending time behind bars for producing child pornography.

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A 67-year old Ontario County man is one of the first local residents to have the world's smallest pacemaker implanted in his heart.

Just released court papers provide more detail about the late Assemblymember Bill Nojay and allegations that he misdirected money from a client’s escrow account. The Rochester-area Nojay died by suicide in September, shortly before his primary election.

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Federal and local authorities on Wednesday released more information about the man charged with the robbery and homicide at a Xerox federal credit union outside Rochester more than a decade ago.

Rochester-based Carestream is getting a multi-million-dollar contract from the federal government to supply picture archiving and communications system products to the four U.S. military branches. It is a vote of confidence and an extension of the services Carestream has provided for the past five years.

After the death of Assemblymember Bill Nojay, Republican leadership throughout the 133rd Assembly District urged voters to still vote for Nojay in Tuesday’s GOP primary. The voters responded.

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Lawmaker Bill Nojay served the 133rd Assembly District in the Rochester area for only four years.

Assemblyman Bill Nojay, 59, has died, four days before he faced a Republican primary for his 133rd Assembly District seat. Nojay took his own life at Riverside Cemetery on Lake Avenue in Rochester.

Rochester man pleads guilty in terror case

Aug 12, 2016
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A Rochester man accused of a terrorist-inspired plan to kill people in Rochester on New Year's Eve has pleaded guilty to a federal charge.

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With the discussion surrounding a federal probe of contracts connected to the Buffalo Billion, there are concerns about possible effects on any related economic development projects throughout the upstate New York area.


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US Senator Charles Schumer is weighing in on the announcement that Xerox will be splitting into two companies.

Federal authorities say a New York man has been arrested on charges he was planning a New Year's Eve attack at a bar to prove to the Islamic State he was worthy to join it in Syria. 

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One of the first issues that lawmakers will contend with when they return to Albany next month will be the expansion of app-based transportation services.

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Shootings are on the rise in Rochester, and 6 people were hit by bullets last night.

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The city of Rochester is reeling following a mass shooting Wednesday night that left three people dead and four wounded. 


Boys & Girls Club shootings stun Rochester

Aug 20, 2015
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Officials say three people have been killed and four others wounded when a gunman shot into a crowd after a basketball game in Rochester.

Rochester has been chosen as the national headquarters for a photonics hub that will be launched with more than $600 million in federal, state, university and industry investment. 

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A news source in Rochester is reporting that a drowning victim was discovered in the Erie Canal in Brockport this morning.

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A Monroe County judge sentenced a Rochester psychiatrist to the maximum term on a felony charge of tampering with evidence.

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An early morning shooting outside of a bar in Gates, New York has taken one life and injured several others.

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