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WXXI Daily News brings you up-to-date local news headlines and in-depth stories from Rochester and beyond. Updated every weekday morning with reporting from our award-winning news department, so you have everything you need to start your day.

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Latest Episodes
  • The Main Street Armory has a new owner just three weeks after three women died there, Kathy Hochul is reflecting on being the first woman Governor of New York, and evictions are back up across New York state.
  • A rally was held outside Trillium Health with a message to Governor Kathy Hochul to not cut funding for safety net clinics and providers, the President of the Monroe County Legislature is adding her support to an effort to prevent double-digit rate hikes proposed by Rochester Gas and Electric, and researchers say climate change education in U.S. public schools has improved in the last decade.
  • An Albany area legislator has proposed a bill that would restrict the potency of cannabis products, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing the first federal limits on so-called “forever chemicals” in drinking water, saying it could prevent thousands of illnesses, and the City of Rochester is hoping its new Office of Financial Empowerment will help pull more residents out of poverty.
  • A student union hall rooted in Rochester’s LGBTQ history is being nominated as a historic site, officials want to spotlight programs that help keep school-age kids busy, and a proposed law would loosen residency requirements for Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol deputies.
  • Longtime Rochester teachers union president Adam Urbanski is facing a rare slate of challengers in what may be his final run for re-election, a spike in maternal deaths has prompted the launch of a new hotline geared towards helping mothers during and after pregnancy, and Oak Hill Country Club is undergoing changes in preparation for the PGA championship in May.
  • The Children’s Agenda is calling for solutions to a mental health crisis among children and teens, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a bomb threat that caused schools across the Hilton Central school district to close early on Wednesday, and state authorities would be given expanded power to shut down illegal cannabis shops under legislation proposed by Gov. Kathy Hochul.
  • Police have identified the man who was shot and killed by officers on Monday as 35-year-old Brandon Burns of Rochester, car thefts continue to rise and Congressman Joe Morelle says it’s time to hold TikTok accountable, and fluctuating temperatures this winter affected local crops but farmer's markets still look safe for this spring and summer.
  • Police say an officer shot and killed a man Monday in the Park Avenue neighborhood, a Brighton man is going to Poland to help Ukrainians, and the owner of Abilene Bar & Lounge celebrates 15 years.
  • Lawmakers call to expand the state's paid family leave, a lawsuit has been filed against Geneva-based meal delivery service RealEats, doctors are reporting an increase in pediatric strep throat, and Rochester’s comprehensive collection of rare LGBTQ-themed books will soon be available to borrow.
  • The Rochester City School District is looking for community input on its budget book for the upcoming year, local colleges and universities are expanding their coursework on artificial intelligence, and Cornell Cooperative Extension is providing a mental health hotline for farmers stressed about the rising cost of inflation.