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.


NYS Plastic Bag Ban, Interfaith Relations, and Doctor Patient Relationship in Hilton

By Madeline Tyrrell @maddyttweets

Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed a bill to ban single use plastic bags in New York state. The announcement of the bill comes on April 23rd one day after earth day. If the bill is to pass New York will join California as the second state to ban plastic bags.

Tonight there will be a community conversation on Interfaith Relations. The event starts at 4 and will be held in eagle’s lookout. Some of the topics for the event include communication, compassion and respect.

A Hilton Doctor is suspended over a relationship with patient. Dr.Mark Sarnov is on probation for 33 months after it was found out he had an inappropriate relationship with an adult female patient.

Talon Comedy Desk Ep 2

This week the anchors discuss Wendy’s mixtape, Fifth Harmony’s hiatus, “shocking” Brockport Student Government news, and what may have led to the demise of dinosaurs.

Syracuse Fraternity Expelled and Brockport’s Annual Leadership Awards Ceremony

By Kayla Green @KaylaGreen04

A fraternity at Syracuse University has been expelled over an offensive video that member say was intended as satire. The university announced the news about Syracuse’s Theta Tau chapter on its website Saturday. Chancellor Kent Syverud calls the Theta Tau video “racist, anti-semitic, homophobic, ableist and sexist.” Members of the fraternity apologized on Friday saying they believe racism “has no place on a university campus.”  The punishments for individual students is unknown at this time but could include suspension or expulsion.

Brockport students from many areas of campus will be honored at the annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony this evening. Over 200 students will be recognized for their accomplishments in leadership, service, and other achievements on campus. The ceremony is being held in the Union Ballroom at 5 o’ clock and all are welcome.

Brockport Spring Fest, Urinetown, and Honors & Awards Ceremony

By Madeline Tyrrell @maddyttweets

Spring Fest has begun and BSG is keeping the fun going all week long. The fun started yesterday with milkshakes from Jimmy Z’s. The events all lead up to the Lil Yachty concert this Thursday and Eagle Day this Saturday. More information on this week’s events can be found @bsgbuzz on Instagram and Twitter.

This Friday is opening night for Brockport’s spring musical, Urinetown. The show starts at 7:30 and tickets can be purchased at the box office or at

This Friday at 2:30 is  Brockport’s annual Honors and Awards ceremony. The event celebrates student success, academic excellence and honors students for their outstanding achievement by choosing one student to be the scholar of each department and each academic school at The College.


Damaging High Winds In Western New York and A Fatal Officer Involved Shooting

By Johnny Nixon @John_R_Nixon

Extremely high gusts of wind throughout Western New York caused problems yesterday. Rochester Gas & Electric reported over 10,000 residents without power, and Monroe County issued a ban to keep trucks off of county roads. The up to 60 mile per hour winds toppled 6 trailer trucks around the Rochester area, causing segments of major roads and highways to close at points during the day

A man was shot and killed by a police officer in Greece today. Police responded to a call made by the man around 2 am, in which he threatened to kill his wife. The first officer on the scene was met by the man carrying the rifle, who refused to drop the weapon and then proceeded to point it at the officer. The officer then shot the man, who was pronounced dead on the scene. Investigations are ongoing.

News 4 Brockport 4/4/18

This week, Hannah and Terrence talk about BSG’s new special elections, 2 guest speakers that came to campus, letters for hope through Prevention and Outreach Services, and more.

Governor Cuomo’s new gun law proposal and Papa Johns shocking change in Rochester

By Madeline Tyrrell @maddyttweets

New York announces a plan to prevent domestic abusers from owning firearms.

The plan will not only toughen gun control laws, but require those convicted of domestic abuse to surrender all firearms.

Villanova beats Michigan 79-62 for their second national championship in three years. The historic win on April second is the third national championship win for the team which includes wins in 1985 and 2016.

Papa Johns closes all Rochester branches. On Monday all Papa John’s stores closed without warning. According to a note left on the door by sole member Schuyler Lofberg,  “It’s come to an abrupt ending due to the heavy headwinds put upon us by New York State,” the note continued. “We will not be the last to fall under this current business climate.”

Chick-fil-A is Coming to Greece and A Rochester Train Station To be Named After Louise Slaughter

By Johnny Nixon @John_R_Nixon

Chick-fil-A is coming closer to Brockport! The chain will open a store in Greece on April 12, according to a corporate spokesperson.

The Greece location, 2140 W. Ridge Road, had been looking for as many as 120 full- and part-time workers in preparation for the restaurant’s April opening. This is the second location to open in upstate New York.

An Amtrack train station in Rochester is being named after the late Congressperson Louise Slaughter. After Representative Slaughter passed away this past Friday. Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand wrote Amtrack to urge them to rename The Rochester Intermodal Station after her. Slaughter fought for years to secure over 15 million dollars in federal funding for Amtrack.

Child Pornography Charges Against Brockport Teacher and Trevor Noah Comes To Rochester

By Allan Frei

A former Brockport kindergarten teacher  plead guilty to child pornography charges. 31-year-old Roland Yockel The Second, a resident of Hilton, was discovered by undercover investigators around May of 2017 distributing sexually explicit images online. Yockel is set to be sentenced June 14th.

Trevor Noah, popular comedian and host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” has added an additional performance time to his upcoming Rochester visit to the Kodak Center on Friday, May 4th. The first show will be at 7:30, and the second at 10 pm. Tickets go on sale March 9th.

Brockport’s annual Jobs & Internships Fair has finally arrived. Wednesday, March 7th, between noon and 4 pm in the SERC, students will be able to meet and network with various hiring recruiters to investigate career paths. The Career Fair Plus app will allow attendees to research potential employers. It is available to download on the App Store.

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