Lead Story Archive

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports NY Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says a possible default on the nation's debt could have significant repercussions for New York State as well.

Officials at the Rochester airport cut the ribbon on a new emergency operations center, but as the WXXI Innovation Trail's Zack Seward reports, putting it together was the fun part.

Workers at the Nine Mile Point Nuclear Plant near Oswego are back on the job, ending a two week strike, the first strike at an American nuclear plant since 2002.

Over the next year and a half, the patents for a number of popularly prescribed brand name drugs will be expiring, clearing the way for companies to make a generic equivalent.

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Zack Seward covered Governor Andrew Cuomo's Rochester visit to outline his ambitious new approach to economic development.

Dozens of gay couples received marriage licenses at Rochester's City Hall Sunday, with many getting married later in the afternoon.

This week on Need to Know Rochester on WXXI-TV, a lesson in the controversial gas drilling practice known as hydrofracking from WXXI's Innovation Trail.

A man from Michigan is dead after the tractor trailer he was driving crashed into a tour bus on the New York State Thruway near Waterloo.

WXXI is taking a look at life among the Finger Lakes, telling the stories of people who live in the small lake towns every Friday morning on WXXI-AM 1370.

Thursday's record heat - 98 degrees - has led the National Weather Service to issue an Excessive Heat Warning for Rochester and much of Western New York.

Mayor Tom Richards spoke on WXXI's 1370 Connection about the potential of a smaller-scale comeback of the Fast Ferry service between Rochester and Toronto.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the regional councils that he's been promising will allow regions to apply to a billion dollar fund, on behalf of a coordinated economic development strategy.

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Zack Seward explains why some in the medical community say hydrofracking for natural gas could be a major public health issue.

Stephen Eldridge, of Penn Yan, is charged with criminally negligent homicide and drunk driving in connection with the crash that killed five Amish farmers Tuesday.

A number of clerks' offices throughout New York, including here in the Rochester area, are making preparations for the legalization of same-sex marriage.