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Rising Lake Ontario levels prompt emergencies along shore

OLCOTT, N.Y. (AP & WXXI News) New York officials have declared a state of emergency for the counties along Lake Ontario as water levels continue to rise. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday directed state agencies to assist local governments and residents in responding to potential flooding in the coming days and weeks. Rising lake waters caused extensive damage in 2017, and work crews are fortifying flood-prone areas with barriers to avoid a repeat. A state of emergency has been declared in...

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A new study from Rochester Institute of Technology found a striking difference between political parties on the issue of legalizing recreational marijuana in New York state.

Updated at 7:09 p.m. ET

A federal judge ruled against President Trump on Monday in a subpoena dispute not long after the White House said it's seeking to block its former top lawyer from talking to Congress.

The events amounted to a win — and a loss — apiece for Republicans and Democrats in their ongoing high-stakes legal and political war about separation of powers and oversight in the aftermath of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

The McGahn matter

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A longtime local businessman and philanthropist has died.

John Riedman, who developed Riedman Insurance into one of the larger insurance companies in the country, died last Saturday at the age of 90.

Riedman Insurance was sold to Florida-based Brown & Brown in 2001.

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OLCOTT, N.Y. (AP & WXXI News)  New York officials have declared a state of emergency for the counties along Lake Ontario as water levels continue to rise. 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday directed state agencies to assist local governments and residents in responding to potential flooding in the coming days and weeks. Rising lake waters caused extensive damage in 2017, and work crews are fortifying flood-prone areas with barriers to avoid a repeat. 

The Rochester Jewish Sports Hall of Fame has selected Jeremy Glick has its 2019 inductee. Glick died in the 9/11 attacks, after attempting to thwart the hijackers aboard United Airlines Flight 93. Glick was a national collegiate judo champion who attended the University of Rochester.

This hour, Glick's father, Lloyd, joins us to discuss his son's life and legacy. We also talk about the mission of the Rochester Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Our guests: 

  • Lloyd Glick, father of Jeremy Glick
  • Sandy Kleinberg, co-chair of the Rochester Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

We're joined by Rob Boston, senior advisor for Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and editor of "Church and State" magazine. He's in Rochester for a presentation hosted by Americans United of Rochester titled, "Separation of Church and State: Where We've Been, Where We Are and Where We'd Like to Be."

We talk to him about the issues related to separation of church and state that the organization thinks are most pressing.

Voters in suburban school districts go to the polls Tuesday to vote on school budgets and school board members.

Sherry Johnson, executive director of the Monroe County School Boards Association, says this is a very important vote for a number of reasons.

“It’s the only budget, directly, that our citizens get to vote on,” she said. “Every other budget is approved by a board.  And this one, the taxpayers get to go, and I think they would want to know as much as they could, especially when it’s impacting kids.”

(WXXI News & AP) Ed Cox, the longtime chairman of the New York state Republican Party, will step down to raise money for President Donald Trump's re-election campaign. Trump's campaign announced the move Monday.  

Erie County Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy is now poised to take over as New York GOP chairman when Cox steps down in July. 

Langworthy had launched a bid to replace Cox, who some Republicans blamed for the party's recent election losses. 

In the latest WXXI Business Report, Randy Gorbman finds that there are efforts to get more businesses and nonprofit organizations to pay a livable wage, especially for people who come from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Plus, the latest employment numbers for the Rochester area show a modest gain in jobs, but it’s the continuation of a trend; and two local printing companies combine forces.

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This past weekend, the Rochester City School District marching band embarked on its first-ever out-of-state trip to Hersheypark in Pennsylvania.

This trip was a watershed moment, according to Alison Schmitt, lead teacher for the Arts Department in the Rochester City School District.

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A 40-year-old California law requiring public school teachers on extended sick leave to pay for their own substitute teachers is under scrutiny by some state lawmakers after NPR member station KQED reported on the practice.

The toddler looking up at Dr. Melanie Seifman in her Washington, D.C., exam room seems a little dazed.

It could be because she just woke up from a nap at daycare. It could be that she remembers the shots she got last time, and she knows what's coming.

The little girl is catching up on some vaccines she's behind on: missing doses of the DTaP and polio vaccines. She's over two years old — both of those shots are supposed to happen at a baby's six-month check up.

Teenager Is Latest Migrant Child To Die In U.S. Custody

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A 16-year-old migrant boy has become the fifth migrant child since December to die after being apprehended at the U.S. border.

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A federal judge ruled against President Trump on Monday in a subpoena dispute not long after the White House said it's seeking to block its former top lawyer from talking to Congress.

The events amounted to a win — and a loss — apiece for Republicans and Democrats in their ongoing high-stakes legal and political war about separation of powers and oversight in the aftermath of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

The McGahn matter

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Leaders from St. John Fisher’s Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing announced a partnership with an Irish college on Wednesday.

Fisher and Waterford Institute of Technology plan to share resources for best practices and research when it comes to nursing at-risk populations like those with developmental disabilities. Fisher’s Wegmans School of Nursing received a grant last fall to open the Institute.

The Institute's founding director, Dianne Cooney Miner, said Waterford is the perfect match for Fisher.

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Medical students said they are seeking out ways to improve their own training after a conference in Rochester this weekend.

The American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry held its annual meeting in the downtown Hyatt hotel. People came from across the U.S. and other countries to hear about challenges and successes in medical care for people with disabilities.

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A new dental clinic is under development at the University of Rochester Medical Center. It’s designed to support people who might have a hard time getting service in most other dentists’ offices.

“The support comes in two parts,” said Dr. Eli Eliav, director of URMC’s Eastman Institute for Oral Health. “Equipment and staff.”

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A conference focused on medical care for people with disabilities will come to Rochester this weekend.

The American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry will host its annual meeting, bringing in presenters and attendees from across the country and abroad, said Stephen Sulkes, who is president of the academy and also a professor at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

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