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Chief Of Staff John Kelly To Leave White House At The End Of The Year

Updated at 1:36 p.m. ET White House chief of staff John Kelly will leave "toward the end of the year," President Trump said Saturday. It is the latest administration shake-up as Trump makes adjustments following the recent midterm elections. "John Kelly will be leaving — I don't know if I can say 'retiring.' But, he's a great guy," Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House. Trump did not announce who would replace Kelly but said that would come in a day or two. Kelly took over...

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The Midtown Monorail is back this holiday season as a featured exhibit at the New York Museum of Transportation In Rush.

The small trolley cars made their last lap around Midtown Plaza in Rochester on  Christmas Eve 2007, after a nearly 40-year run.  The cars were placed in storage until last summer when the City of Rochester decided to turn over  two of the cars to the Museum of Transportation.

Museum Trustee Jim Dierks was happy to take the monorail cars off the city’s hands.  

Up to a foot of snow — and possibly more — is expected to fall through Sunday night across the southern Appalachians and nearby foothills in North Carolina and Virginia.

"Some places might get what the equivalent of a year of snowfall is for that area," David Roth, a forecaster with the Weather Prediction Center, told NPR. "I would think this will end up being a historic storm for southwest Virginia and western North Carolina."

Monroe County Deputies say that an on-duty Greece Police investigator struck and killed a pedestrian near Spencerport on Saturday night. It happened around 9pm in the area of West Ridge Road and Trimmer Road.

Deputies say the investigator was driving his Greece PD unmarked car eastbound on Route 104 (West Ridge Road), when the car hit a 52 year old female pedestrian from the Town of Parma.

They say she was wearing dark clothing and was in the eastbound lane side of the road.

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A Rochester area pediatric dentist was honored in New York City on Saturday with the 2018 Golisano Health Leadership Award for New York State.

That award, given to Dr. Abrahim Caroci, is the highest regional honor for Special Olympics health partners.

Ann Costello, the Executive Director for the Golisano Foundation, presented the award at the Jacob Javitz Center to Caroci at the Special Olympics New York Floor Hockey winter Classic.

Updated at 5:21 p.m. ET

The streets of Paris were filled with thousands of protesters again on Saturday, in what has become French President Emmanuel Macron's biggest challenge as demonstrations grow more intense.

It's the fourth rally by the gilets jaunes, or "yellow vests," protesters wearing the fluorescent jackets required by French law to be in every vehicle.

Updated at 1:36 p.m. ET

White House chief of staff John Kelly will leave "toward the end of the year," President Trump said Saturday. It is the latest administration shake-up as Trump makes adjustments following the recent midterm elections.

"John Kelly will be leaving — I don't know if I can say 'retiring.' But, he's a great guy," Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House.

Trump did not announce who would replace Kelly but said that would come in a day or two.

Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark Milley will become the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

President Trump made the announcement via Twitter on Saturday.

"I am pleased to announce my nomination of four-star Gen. Mark Milley, Chief of Staff of the United States Army — as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, replacing General Joe Dunford, who will be retiring," Trump wrote. "I am thankful to both of these incredible men for their service to our Country! Date of transition to be determined."

WASHINGTON (AP)  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY),  says legislation boosting federal investment in roads, bridges and other infrastructure must include efforts to curb global warming.

Lawmakers have cited infrastructure investment as ripe for bipartisan agreement next year, but Schumer's position could complicate things.

The Trump administration has prioritized undoing the Obama administration's efforts to slow climate change.

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Monroe County Deputies say a Henrietta man is accused of killing his father at a house in that town on Parkerhouse Road on Friday.

Deputies were called to the home near Bailey Road at about 5:30pm and found 48 year old Dezerick Brooks of Rochester dead. His son, 21 year old Fabian Vazquez is accused of shooting Brooks in the chest with a rifle.

When deputies got to the house, they say that several family members were there and they were detained for questioning.

Updated at 9:45 p.m. ET

Paul Manafort allegedly lied to prosecutors about his communications with officials in the Trump administration, "information pertinent to another Department of Justice investigation" and more, the government said in a court filing on Friday.

Manafort met with prosecutors 12 times and testified twice before a grand jury, the Justice Department said.

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Up to a foot of snow — and possibly more — is expected to fall through Sunday night across the southern Appalachians and nearby foothills in North Carolina and Virginia.

"Some places might get what the equivalent of a year of snowfall is for that area," David Roth, a forecaster with the Weather Prediction Center, told NPR. "I would think this will end up being a historic storm for southwest Virginia and western North Carolina."

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A Rochester area pediatric dentist was honored in New York City on Saturday with the 2018 Golisano Health Leadership Award for New York State.

That award, given to Dr. Abrahim Caroci, is the highest regional honor for Special Olympics health partners.

Ann Costello, the Executive Director for the Golisano Foundation, presented the award at the Jacob Javitz Center to Caroci at the Special Olympics New York Floor Hockey winter Classic.

Pia Stampe is unsure how long she’ll be able to stay in business.

“If we don’t get referrals, then we can’t operate,” Stampe said. “We were better paid in 1995 than we are today.”

Stampe is the owner of Step By Step Pediatric Therapy Center in Rochester. Many of her referrals come through a state program requiring that children who show signs of developmental delays are evaluated and connected with appropriate therapists. The county has 45 days to make those connections.

Public listening sessions are being held over the next few weeks to study accessible ride sharing services for customers with disabilities. The New York State Transportation Company Accessibility Task Force was created as part of the legislation that made ride-sharing legal in Upstate New York. WBFO’s Nick Lippa reports on some of the issues facing riders.


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A new transitional home for people with disabilities is officially under construction in Pittsford.

The home will be the second transitional facility that CP Rochester has set up in the Finger Lakes region. The organization’s president and CEO, Mary Walsh Boatfield, said it’s part of a bigger push to give people choices in where and how they live.

“There is a huge need for this. I think individuals and their families want options,” Boatfield said.

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