Rochester Man Flees Scene After Accident, House Fire in Riga and Campus Events This Weekend

Rochester Police arrested a man for drunk driving and leaving the scene of the accident Thursday morning. They say at around 1:45 a.m. the man hit a car by the intersection of Upper Falls Boulevard and St Paul Street. This caused one of the cars to hit a utility pole. The man tried to drive away, but was followed by a woman in another car until he was arrested by police. The suspect’s name has not yet been released.

 Multiple fire departments were called Wednesday evening at around 11:30 p.m for a home that caught fire overnight. A family in Riga was forced out of their home on Jenkins Road after it caught fire that night. The fire is believed to have started in the laundry room and spread throughout the rest of the house according to investigators. The sound of the smoke detectors woke the family up inside allowing them to get out safely.

 Next Thursday The Walk Your Way: Fashion Club will be hosting their 90s Day Party: Space Jam edition at 2:30 pm in the Union Ballroom. Students can come dressed in their best 90s outfits for a chance to win prizes and enter tickets into a raffle. Tickets are on sale at the box office for 1 dollar. Following that event, they will then be hosting their Pajama Jam after party at 7pm, tickets for that are free.


Student Hit By Car, Local Election Tradition and Disney on Ice in Rochester

By News 4’s: Casandra Battisti @Cbattisti21

An eighth grade student was hit by a car in Irondequoit on Tuesday. The student was walking to school and was struck by a car at the intersection of Titus Avenue and Gardham Road. The student was walking outside of a school zone, so no crossing guards were on duty. Irondequoit central school district superintendent Jeff Crane says, drivers have been more cautious since the death of freshman Michael Lynch who was hit by a car early in the year. Crane also said the district is considering putting crossing guards at that intersection.

Monday marked the one hundred and forty fifth anniversary of monumental moment in history. Susan B. Anthony and 13 others voted in the first presidential election. This movement helped paved the way for the ratification of the19th amendment , giving women the right to vote. Many were able to embrace the right Anthony fought for on Tuesday in Rochester’s local elections. Mount Hope cemetery was open from 7:30 am to 5:00pm where “I voted because of women like her” stickers were handed out. The stickers are to be placed on Anthony’s grave in honor of 100 years of women’s suffrage in New York State.

Disney on ice is making a stop in Rochester once again. Tickets are available for this years show which takes place January 18th through 21st at the blue cross arena. The theme is ‘big dream’ which features fan favorite princesses. Tickets are available through the blue cross arena box office or ticket master.

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