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Local conservative radio host says GOP should look at alternatives to Trump in 2020

Local conservative radio host says GOP should look at alternatives to Trump in 2020
Bob Lonsberry, a well-known conservative radio host heard on 570 WSYR, could easily earn himself a derogatory presidential nickname if Donald Trump finds out the new question he’s peddling on the air and in an online essay he recently wrote. Lonsberry, who has been a strong supporter of the president’s policies, questions if it is time for the GOP to dump Mr.... more

Laura Rideout’s attorneys call for murder conviction to be overturned

Laura Rideout’s attorneys call for murder conviction to be overturned
Lawyers for Laura Rideout were in court Wednesday, attempting to overturn her murder conviction. Rideout was convicted of killing her estranged husband, Craig Rideout, in 2016. She says she did not participate in the murder or its planning. Rideout and one of her sons, Colin Rideout, were both convicted of murder. Both were sentenced to 25 years to life in prison... more

Lawsuit accuses former D&C delivery manager of sexually abusing delivery boy

Lawsuit accuses former D&C delivery manager of sexually abusing delivery boy
A former newspaper delivery boy who once worked for the Democrat & Chronicle has filed a lawsuit against the Rochester-based paper and its owners, claiming he was abused during his time there. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday night with the Monroe County Clerk’s Office under the Child Victims’ Act. The law gives sex abuse survivors in New York state a... more

Court to hear appeal in Rideout murder case Wednesday

Court to hear appeal in Rideout murder case Wednesday
On Wednesday, an appeals court is set to hear the case of Laura Rideout, the suburban mother convicted of murdering her estranged husband in 2016. Rideout, who is serving a life sentence, filed an appeal in May. In the filing, she blamed her two sons for the death of her husband Craig Rideout. Prosecutors say the fact that she went into her estranged... more

Schedules slashed for employees at Target after wage hike

Target wage increase leads to schedule cuts
Some target employees say they have seen their hours cut because of a recent wage increase. In the past few years, target announced that they are raising their minimum wage to $15 an hour. Recently, employees are complaining because they say that Target has cut their hours in recent years. This leads to more complexity when it comes to health... more

New York State DEC files lawsuit against IJC

New York State DEC files
The New York State DEC has filed a lawsuit against the International Joint Commission, claiming negligence stemming from high water levels on Lake Ontario. The lawsuit alleges the IJC’s “Plan 2014” resulted in devastating flooding for communities and residents along the lake’s shoreline in 2017 and 2019. “The persistent high water levels – and the devastation they have caused to... more

Pharmacist claims Strong Hospital ignored harassment, fired her instead

Pharmacist claims Strong Hospital ignored harassment, fired her instead
A former clinical pharmacist at Strong Memorial Hospital claims her reports of patient safety concerns were met with harassment and retaliation, ending with her being fired. Rabia Stevenson is suing the University of Rochester and its hospital in state Supreme Court. According to the lawsuit: Stevenson was board certified with six years experience when she was hired to work the... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing rural challenges with leaders from U.S. Department of Agriculture, Small Business Administration (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing rural challenges with
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Small Business Administration are two federally funded agencies that work hard to improve quality of life in rural communities. What many people may not realize, though, is that these agencies are not nearly as one-dimensional as some may believe. Richard Mayfield, who serves as State Director for Regional Development with the USDA returned to... more

Cuts in state funding for homeless shelters could leave people out on the streets

Cuts in state funding for homeless shelters could leave people out on the streets
Four Rochester area groups who help the homeless are now scrambling to figure out their next steps. This comes after they lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in state funding. “It’s kind of scary,” said Pastor Jon Soza. Soza works at the Salvation Army of Greater Rochester. When we caught up with him, he and a fellow organizer were stocking up on... more

How impeachment could impact Congressional races in Upstate New York

How impeachment could impact Congressional races in Upstate New York
Impeachment could be an impediment when it comes to re-election in certain New York congressional districts. While House Democrats continue their impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, voters in various swing districts around the country and in New York State are taking notice. Impeachment has proven to be an incredibly touchy subject, especially in districts that Trump... more

FOLIAGE REPORT: Explore the Finger Lakes as colors of fall arrive!

FOLIAGE REPORT: Explore the Finger Lakes this weekend as colors
Colors are finally being spotted around the region; and this weekend – the weather should cooperate at least 50 percent of the time. Get out and enjoy fall in the Finger Lakes. Check out the latest foliage reports below to plan your getaway! Finger Lakes In the Finger Lakes, Chemung County reports from Elmira predict 75% change and near-peak leaves by the weekend,... more

Shortage of high-dose vaccine impacting seniors

Shortage of high-dose vaccine impacting seniors
If you’re a senior, and you need the high dose flu vaccine, you may be having trouble getting your flu shot. That’s because there’s a shortage in the high-dose vaccine for those 65 and older. The NewsChannel 9 Your Stories Team has heard from several people dealing with this issue. Phyllis Vanhorn and her husband ran into roadblocks at both... more

Landmark Society of WNY to unveil 2019 “Five to Revive” list

Landmark Society of WNY to unveil 2019 “Five to Revive” list
For the past six years the Landmark Society of Western New York in Rochester has unveiled a list of historic properties it feels merit restoration or preservation. The Society will announce its seventh annual “Five to Revive” at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Historic Parsells Church at 345 Parsells Ave. in Rochester. The list calls attention to historic resources... more

Police: Rochester man gave Canandaigua PD false ID during traffic stop

Police: Rochester man gave Canandaigua PD false ID during traffic stop
The Canandaigua Police Department reports the arrest of a 20-year-old Rochester resident following a traffic stop on North Main Street in the city on October 9th. Police say the stop happened around 3:05 a.m. when a vehicle was observed speeding. Diego L. Mojena, 20, of Rochester was charged with speeding, aggravated unlicensed operation, false impersonation and DWAI drugs. It is... more

Local grad to star on new CBS sitcom ‘Carol’s Second Act’ with Patricia Heaton

Local grad to star on new CBS sitcom ‘Carol’s Second Act’ with Patricia Heaton
When Ito Aghayere was growing up, her father — a civil engineer, college professor and Nigerian immigrant — made it clear there were five professions that would provide her and her siblings with solid futures: medicine, law, accounting, engineering, academia. That was it. Success, stability, self-sufficiency. Aghayere’s dad and mom achieved those things after leaving West Africa for more education and better opportunities... more

Anne Kress to leave MCC, lead Northern Virginia Community College

Anne Kress to leave MCC, lead Northern Virginia Community College
Anne Kress will be leaving her position as president of Monroe Community College. The announcement was made Tuesday afternoon by officials at Northern Virginia Community College. Kress was selected as the next president of Northern Virginia Community College after being named one of three finalists last month. Kress’ new position is scheduled to begin on January 1, 2020. In 2009, Kress... more

Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO says $5M worth of assault rifles destroyed

Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO says $5M worth of assault rifles destroyed
Perhaps the biggest sporting goods chain makes a statement against assault rifles. The CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods said the company has destroyed more than $5 million worth of assault rifles and turned them into scrap metal. Last year the retail chain announced it would stop carrying the rifles following the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Dick’s also said... more
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