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Voter turnout was light in many districts as Democrats in the City of Rochester chose incumbents Malik Evans, Willa Powell and Melisza Campos and first-time winner Mary Adams to run on the party line in November's general election.

The National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong has announced the twelve finalists for induction at a ceremony coming in November.

WXXI's Innovation Trail project presents a special series on New York State's new Regional Economic Development Councils. In part one, Marie Cusick looks at the process so far and why some are critical of it.

People in Rochester and around the country marked the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 with quiet ceremonies of remembrance.

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Zack Seward explains how less than two years after being auctioned off by the state, the Culver Road Armory has undergone a major facelift.

This week on Need to Know Rochester on WXXI-TV, we remember September 11, 2001 with an emotional interview with local resident Tom Roger, whose daughter was a flight attendant on the first plane to hit the World Trade Center.

Binghamton and surrounding towns are dealing with the effect of severe flooding after heavy rains from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee.

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports the state Department of Environmental Conservation has increased the public comment period as part of its just-released new hydrofracking rules.

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Emma Jacobs looks at the impact of New York State law, which forces landowners to let their land be drilled in some cases, even if they don't want to sign a lease to allow a gas well.

The head of the U.S. Postal Service told lawmakers that "radical changes" are needed to avoid a financial collapse - but union leaders disagree.

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he does not think the 2% property tax cap enacted into law earlier this year will put a damper on local governments' efforts to raise funds to clean up flood damage from tropical storm Irene.

21 year old Army Specialist Christopher Scott of Tyrone, Schuyler County died after insurgents fired on his unit in Kandahar province.

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Daniel Robison looks at the plan to enroll 14,000 additional international students in SUNY schools over the next five years.

Variations of many NASA inventions, initially developed for space travel and exploration, have worked their way into consumer culture, ranging from common household items to complex medical technology.

This week on Need to Know Rochester, a behind the scenes look at an art exhibition examining Rochester's Inner Loop: "In The Loop" at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center.