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DEBRIEF: Debating Willard closure, diversions at local hospitals, Wegmans security for shopping carts, and hedge fund play for Lee newspapers (podcast)

On this edition of The Debrief Podcast your hosts Ted Baker and Josh Durso from the FL1 News team break down the biggest stories of the week. – Wegmans store in Auburn rolls out new security system to prevent rogue shopping carts ... MORE
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NWS issues Winter Weather Advisory: Lake effect snow will bring tricky travel to Black Friday plans

Travel is going to get a little tricky over the next two days. There are several areas in the Finger Lakes, Western New York, and Central New York who are going to see significant snowfall. The National Weather Service has issued a ... MORE
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Crunch surpassed by Amerks, 4-2

The Syracuse Crunch were surpassed by the Rochester Americans, 4-2, tonight at the Upstate Medical University Arena. The loss puts the Crunch at 6-8-2-1 on the season and 0-2-0-0 in the 12-game season series against the Amerks. Crunch goaltender Amir Miftakhov stopped ... MORE
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RIT shuts out Princeton, 1-0

RIT senior forward Jake Hamacher scored the game-winning goal 35 seconds into overtime in Saturday’s 1-0 victory at Princeton. Head Coach Wayne Wilson earned his 400th career win. Box score HOW IT HAPPENED RIT received a power-play opportunity with one minute remaining ... MORE
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Amerks cruise to 7-3 win over Bears

The Rochester Americans (10-6-0-0) stormed out to a 4-0 lead and never looked back on their way to a 7-3 drubbing of the Hershey Bears (8-6-2-1) Friday night in a battle of the American Hockey League’s cornerstone franchises at The Blue Cross ... MORE
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RIT takes down Princeton, 5-4

RIT senior defenseman Dan Willett scored what proved to be the game-winning goal with 4:13 left in regulation and was also credited with two assists in Friday’s 5-4 victory at Princeton. Box score HOW IT HAPPENED RIT got on the board with ... MORE
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Two teens face charges after armed robbery in Canandaigua: One flees custody during arraignment

On Tuesday around 9 p.m. police responded to a Jefferson Avenue residence for the report of an armed robbery in progress. Upon arrival officers determined that two juvenile suspects threatened the resident with a knife and stole property before fleeing on foot ... MORE
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Sabres recall forward Brett Murray from Amerks

The Buffalo Sabres have recalled forward Brett Murray from the Rochester Americans (AHL), the announced Friday afternoon. Murray has seven points (6+1) in nine AHL games this season. He scored in Rochester’s win over Utica on Wednesday. BRETT MURRAY LET'S GOOOOOO pic.twitter.com/SXHzj4ZbnX ... MORE
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Rochester Regional Health says it lost 350 workers due to COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Officials at Rochester Regional Health provided an update on the situation involving vaccine mandates and its workforce. According to the health system, they lost approximately 200 full-time equivalents when the vaccine mandate for healthcare workers went into effect on Monday. While the ... MORE
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Could Sabres look to Amerks goalie Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen for help?

Given the Sabres’ recent goaltending woes, the rebuilding team could be forced to award prospect Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen a look soon. Maybe Luukkonen would stay for just a game or two. Or perhaps he might receive regular action while No. 1 goalie Craig ... MORE
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Amerks hand Comets first loss of season

A pair of third-period goals, including Sean Malone’s empty-net tally, proved to be the difference as the Rochester Americans (9-6-0-0) defeated the first-place Utica Comets (13-1-0-0) Wednesday night at the Adirondack Bank Center. The matchup was the fourth of the season between ... MORE
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URMC says vaccine mandate, end of religious exemption won’t hurt patient care

The University of Rochester Medical Center says the potential loss of a few hundred employees won’t impact patient services. Late-Monday the deadline passed for canceling religious exemptions associated with the COVID-19 vaccine. URMC is one of the region’s largest health systems. Some ... MORE
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Tricky travel this morning as snow covered roads, slippery spots make for wintry commute

The lake effect snow bands that are making travel difficult during the early-morning hours will dissipate as time goes on. Use caution on roadways, especially if traveling along the Route 104 corridor between Monroe, Wayne, and Cayuga counties. That’s where the heaviest ... MORE
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Rochester residents charged with trespassing after refusing to leave camp in Sodus

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of two men and a woman following a trespass investigation in Sodus. Gary Junious Jr., 25, Dylan Dow, 25, and Evelyn Byron, were all taken into custody after an investigation. The trio are accused ... MORE
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RIT forward Carter Wilkie named Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Week

Photo Via: Erin Percy RIT freshman forward Carter Wilkie landed his fifth Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Week honor, Monday. Wilkie garnered the award after helping the Tigers to an Atlantic Hockey sweep of visiting Holy Cross last week. He scored what ... MORE
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Rochester man wanted in muffler, tire shop thefts across region taken arrested in Ontario County

A Rochester man was taken into custody in Ontario County on felony burglary charges with additional counts pending following an investigation into a theft from Mavis Discount Tire in Hopewell. That theft happened on October 17, according to a news release. Charles ... MORE
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ER/Gananda advance to state semifinals with 26-24 win over Medina

Photo Via: Mary Margaret Johnson The East Rochester/Gananda Bombers (12-0) defeated the Medina Mustangs (11-1) by a final score of 26-24 in an incredibly exciting Class C Far West Regional at Williamsville South High School on Saturday afternoon. The game went into the half ... MORE
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Amerks comeback falls short in Utica

A late-game rally by the Rochester Americans (8-6-0-0) came up short as the Amerks fell behind early to the first-place Utica Comets (13-0-0-0) and were never able to recover, ultimately dropping a 5-3 decision to the AHL’s only undefeated team Saturday at ... MORE