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.


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.

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.

RIT Student Indicted on Murder Charges and New York State’s Plans to Keep Schools Safe

By Justin Pickard @talontelevision

An RIT student and her father have been indicted on murder charges. Twenty-year-old Karrie Neurauter and her father Lloyd Neurauter are facing charges of murder in the first and second degree for the murder of Michele Neurauter, Karrie’s mother. They are accused of strangling her to death and staging her death to look like a suicide.

The New York State Sheriff’s Association wants to put at least one armed officer in every grade school and high-school  in the state. There are roughly 4,700 public schools and nearly 2,000 private schools in the state. The Sheriff’s Association estimates that the cost of their proposal would be comparable to adding one new teacher to every school.

Brockport High-School honored 45 students in their entrance into the National Honors Society this year. The students were presented with certificates for, excellence in scholarship, service and leadership at an induction ceremony held at Brockport High-School.

Rochester Boy Scouts Rappelling to Fundraise, BSG Weekend Events, and BSR Conference

By Jordan Soldaczewski  @jsold19

Rochester Boy Scouts will be rappelling 21 stories down the side of the Kodak building to raise funds for their organization. The scouts have been fundraising for the past eight years by belaying themselves down buildings. Among the rappellers will be Joe Aiello (eye-yellow). He is looking to break the record he already holds as oldest rappeller at age 91. 

BSG will be hosting a Pro-Valentines Day Bash tonight and an Anti-Valentines Day Bash Saturday night. You can choose which side you’re on and celebrate the holiday how you want. Both will run from 10pm to 1am in the Union Main Lounge.

The BSR Media Conference is tomorrow! If you haven’t bought your ticket yet you can do so right up until the conference begins Saturday at 9am. It will start out with networking with professionals over coffee, a keynote address from WIVB’s Rachele Mongiovi , and three different sessions with the opportunity to hear from 7 different journalism professionals. It will end with lunch and a Q&A panel. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity right here in Brockport in the Seymour Student Union Ballroom. We hope to see you there!

Sentencing of NYC bomber, Perinton Couple Missing, and Mental Health Awareness

By Terrence Dickey @Detron_J

A man was sentenced on Tuesday to multiple terms of life in prison after bombings in New York and New Jersey.

Ahmad Khan Rahimi, a naturalized U.S. citizen, injured 30 people with a bomb in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood in September 2016.

The second bomb did not go off, but a small pipe bomb detonated during the Marine Corps road race in Seaside Heights, New Jersey with no reported injuries.

Tuesday marks exactly two weeks since a Perinton couple has gone missing.

Robert and Mary Ross, were last seen at Strong Memorial Hospital on January 30 where Robert was receiving treatment for brain cancer.

Searches have been conducted by the last pinged area of their phone in Charlotte and even the Genesee River. The investigation is still being conducted.

The first mental health public awareness license plates have become available in New York State.

This is one of the steps New York State has taken to help fight the stereotypes and stigmas concerning mental illness.

Advocates in support of the new license plates say that initiatives like this will make a huge difference.

Red Wings Lease Agreement, Fatal Crash, and A New Brockport Business

By Ben Vahey

 The Rochester Red Wings and Monroe County have agreed on a lease agreement for Frontier Field. After months working on a deal County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and Red Wings President Naomi Silver approved the lease announcing that the Red Wings will stay in Rochester for at least ten more years. Rochester community baseball will provide Monroe County with $100,000 in rent in each year to ensure Frontier Field complies with international league standards. The Red Wings home opener is set for April 6th.

One person is dead after a fatal car crash in Henrietta Monday afternoon. Monroe County sheriff’s deputies were called to Brooks road around 2:45 to a report of a car hitting a tree. Deputies arrived and found the driver dead at the scene. Nobody else was injured and the investigation into what caused the crash is ongoing.

A new boutique has opened up on main street in the Village of Brockport. Lagom opened last month in a space formerly housing a vintage clothing store. The store specializes in selling handmade home and artisan living goods. The word lagom is Swedish meaning just the right amount. The owner says she was getting ice cream in Brockport one day and saw a vacant shop and wanted to use it for her store.  

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