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Dec 16th 2014 9:47 am by News

Titi Branch, one of the co-founders of the wildly successful natural hair care line, Miss Jessie's, died Dec. 4, according to an obituary by NV Magazine. The magazine said it was an apparent suicide but there was no independent confirmation of that.  «Full Post»
Dec 16th 2014 9:41 am by News

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- City leaders announced Monday that Rochester was chosen as one of 12 cities to take part in the Bloomberg Philanthropies' Innovation Teams program. The focus will be on poverty; specifically, how to reduce poverty by one percent  «Full Post»
Dec 16th 2014 6:27 am by news

Just 10 days before Christmas, who wants to see this. A FedEx trailer flipped and ended up overturned on an Interstate 287 exit ramp in Mahwah, New Jersey, with parcels spilling onto the roadway in a giant pile, Monday morning according to WABC-TV  «Full Post»
Dec 15th 2014 9:32 am by News

Free haircuts, toys and winter coats for kids in the Rochester area. It's all part of Monroe County Legislator Willie Joe Lightfoot's Cut the Violence event. The event will feature free haircuts for children between the ages of 10 and 17 when acco  «Full Post»
Dec 15th 2014 8:56 am by News

A man is behind bars after deputies say he hit an officer with his car early Sunday morning. It happened around 4:30 a.m. on Brook Road in Pittsford. We're told someone called 911 after spotting a suspicious car in their driveway. When officer  «Full Post»
Dec 15th 2014 8:11 am by News

WASHINGTON - Demonstrators nationwide protesting the fatal shootings of unarmed black men killed by police chanted "I can't breathe!" ''Hands up, don't shoot!" and waved signs that read "Black lives matter!" as family members of three victims packed  «Full Post»
Dec 15th 2014 7:34 am by News

Two squads of local Pop Warner football cheerleaders won national championships Thursday. The Rochester Rams junior midgets (ages 11 and 12) and the junior peewees (ages 8 and 9) won first place in the theme dance competition on Thursday at the Po  «Full Post»
Dec 15th 2014 7:30 am by News

Rochester, N.Y. - Dozens of Rochesterians "stepped" up their dance game Saturday afternoon for the annual Step Jam at the Blue Cross Arena. Radio station WDKX sponsored the holiday event, which featured crews battling it out on stage. The gatheri  «Full Post»
Dec 15th 2014 7:18 am by News

Birdman is NOT letting Lil Wayne out of his recording contract, no matter how much he bitches. Sources close to Birdman tell us ... he's deeply offended by Weezy's public rants ... claiming Birdman has tried to derail his career by refusing to rel  «Full Post»
Dec 15th 2014 6:41 am by News

Rochester City School students received thousands of books on Saturday free of charge. An event was held at School Number 6 where teachers in the district could select free books to stock classroom libraries and give to their students. We're to  «Full Post»
Dec 15th 2014 6:33 am by News

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- A 22-year-old man has been arrested on a felony warrant charging him with murder in Sunday's fatal shooting of Auburn football player Jakell Lenard Mitchell, police said. The shooting took place at the same off-campus apartment c  «Full Post»
Dec 12th 2014 8:02 am by News

Dr. Dre is having the last laugh on detractors who criticized him for merging his Beats company with Apple. The legendary producer has topped the latest edition of Forbes' World's Highest Paid Musicians, and the second place entry is trailing behi  «Full Post»
Dec 11th 2014 7:04 am by News

HONOLULU (AP) -- A new study estimates nearly 270,000 tons of plastic is floating in the world's oceans. That's enough to fill more than 38,500 garbage trucks. The plastic is broken up into more than 5 trillion pieces, said the study published Wed  «Full Post»
Dec 11th 2014 6:04 am by News

New York State Education Commissioner John King is stepping down to take a position in the U.S. Department of Education. Officials say King will serve as an advisor to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. We're told King will step down at t  «Full Post»
Dec 10th 2014 8:35 am by News

A Manhattan Federal Judge ruled Tuesday Jay Z can still "Run This Town." Judge Lewis Kaplan tossed a suit brought by the TufAmerica record label alleging Hova illegally sampled a 1960s funk jam without permission on his hit 2009 single, "Run This  «Full Post»
Dec 10th 2014 7:40 am by News

HBO's new standalone streaming service is being prepped for an April 2015 launch, according to a Fortune report. HBO wants to launch the service, which will not require a cable subscription, to coincide with the new season of "Game of Thrones," HB  «Full Post»
Dec 10th 2014 6:36 am by News

The Miami Beach fight between Sean "Diddy" Combs and Drake was over Grammy-nominated tune "0 to 100/The Catch Up," sources tell Page Six. The track, named Complex magazine's song of 2014, was written by producer ´┐ŻBoi-1da (pronounced "Boy Wonder"  «Full Post»
Dec 10th 2014 5:55 am by News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers say quarterback Cam Newton suffered fractures to his lower back in a car crash in Charlotte on Tuesday. Newton will spend the night in the hospital after being involved in a two-vehicle crash not far from t  «Full Post»
Dec 10th 2014 5:46 am by News

An ethics board has cleared City Councilman Adam McFadden to lead the Rochester Housing Authority. In October, Alex Castro was removed suddenly as the RHA executive director. McFadden was chosen to replace Castro on an interim basis. Following  «Full Post»
Dec 9th 2014 8:22 am by News

BERKELEY, Calif. -- More than 1,000 protesters marched for hours on city streets, shutting down Interstate 80 and stopping a train in the third night of demonstrations Monday over police killings in Missouri and New York. They confronted a line of  «Full Post»
Dec 9th 2014 8:16 am by News

Swizz Beatz wants to create a community of artists in New York after seeing all the work at Art Basel Miami. Swizzy said he's been approached to start a club for artists in the Meatpacking District. He told us, "It's a huge space downtown, and I h  «Full Post»
Dec 9th 2014 7:26 am by News

EAST POINT, Ga. - An Atlanta DJ is accused of hiring a man to kill his wife. Andre Jason Pugh, known as DJ Awesome in Atlanta-area clubs, is charged in a murder-for-hire plot. Investigators said that Pugh hired his childhood friend Adrian Harley t  «Full Post»
Dec 9th 2014 6:41 am by News

Mark Wahlberg wants to wipe his criminal record clean so he can become a reserve officer ...TMZ has learned. Wahlberg has filed legal docs in Boston with the Massachusetts Parole Board, asking to expunge his 1988 felony assault conviction. The act  «Full Post»
Dec 9th 2014 6:06 am by News

A plane crashed into a Maryland home Monday morning, causing several homes nearby to be damaged. Though it's currently unclear if there are any injuries, the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service has responded to the situation in Gaithersburg,  «Full Post»
Dec 9th 2014 6:02 am by News

ALBANY - Consumers in New York are feeling better about their economic position than at any point since early 2007, though they still trail the national average. The state's consumer-sentiment index was 84 on a scale of 1 to 150 in November, up 5.  «Full Post»
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