Lead Story Archive

The economically troubled Ohio city is tearing down thousands of empty foreclosed homes in hopes of putting eyesore and dangerous properties back to productive use - perhaps as community gardens, new businesses or even a vineyard.

Organic farming is one of the fastest growing areas of agriculture in the last decade. During the same time period, conventional dairy farmers have struggled as milk prices drop and farm expenses rise.

Governor Andrew Cuomo came to Monroe County Wednesday for a ceremonial signing of his property tax cap legislation.

NY Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens says a number of safeguards will be required to ensure that homeowners drinking wells and public water supplies are not contaminated.

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Zack Seward says the University of Rochester Medical Center is getting another infusion of federal cash to help fast-track medical research into real world treatments.

After an unusually productive legislative session, we turn to the WXXI Capitol Bureau for in depth analysis on how the deals got done to advance Governor Andrew Cuomo's agenda.

After a federal ruling, the ultimate fate of Kodak's high-stakes patent dispute with smartphone makers Apple and Research in Motion won't be known for another two months.

New York's moratorium on the hydrofracking method of natural gas drilling may soon be over under new rules that will soon be coming out of the state's Department of Environmental Conservation.

A poll conducted during the end of New York's legislative session finds Governor Andrew Cuomo is more popular than governors in neighboring states.

Two gas wells in northern Pennsylvania have set records for gas driller Cabot. WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Emma Jacobs says the star wells are part of the big growth in gas production in the Marcellus Shale.

The Monroe County Health Department and the Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning are investigating an increase in area childhood lead poisoning cases in 2010 over the previous year.

Scientists are creating a new generation of artificial body parts to help people with disabilities see, walk, swim, grip and run among other things.

An increase in the number of weddings might not be the only change the new same sex marriage law brings. WXXI News Director Julie Philipp reports on the impact on economic and political fortunes as well.

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Zack Seward explains the disappointment behind much of upstate NY missing out on President Obama's $500 million plan for manufacturing partnerships with a handful of top businesses and universities.

The number of kids taking advantage of Rochester's free Summer Foods Program has fallen dramatically. WXXI News looks at what's being done to make sure poor children get the healthy food they need.