A former top adviser for Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and seven other people have been indicted in their federal corruption case.

The indictment was unsealed Tuesday in New York City. It charges Joseph Percoco and his co-defendants with crimes including fraud conspiracy, bribery and extortion. 

The case's most serious allegations are against Percoco, formerly Cuomo's executive deputy secretary and one of his most loyal advisers. 

The latest numbers on jobs show continued improvement in the Rochester area  even if the unemployment rate went up slightly compared to a year ago.

That according to NYS Labor Analyst Tammy Marino who says the October unemployment rate was 4.6 percent, compared to 4.7 percent in September and 4.5 percent in October of last year.

The number of private sector jobs grew by 400 compared to a year ago.

Marino says overall, we are still seeing solid growth in the local job market.

To celebrate the United Nation's Women's Entrepreneurship Day, which was marked worldwide over the weekend, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul paid a visit to two small women-owned businesses working out of the University at Buffalo. One is working to create new weapons against cancer, while the other is working to ensure drugs that enter the market do not bring dangerous unintended consequences.


David Hutchinson got health insurance for the first time in his life about a year ago. Now he’s worried he might lose it.


Electric car maker Tesla Motors won the backing of shareholders to acquire SolarCity Corp., the nation's largest solar panel installer.

The New York Public Service Commission (PSC) voted unanimously Thursday to approve the sale of the FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant, an essential component to its completion. 

Siena Research Institute has released results of a survey that shows just how pervasive cyberbullying  is among teens across upstate New York.

The survey queried teens and their parents from Albany to Buffalo. First, the numbers from the teens who were polled:

Update: The Public Service Commission voted unanimously Thursday to approve the sale of the FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant to Exelon. 

The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) is meeting today to approve the sale of the Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant. It's one of two deadlines New York state must meet this week in order to ensure the nuclear plant does not close. 

The Empire Farmstead Brewery in Cazenovia has established itself as the largest farm brewery on the eastern seaboard. And a spate of new state laws, friendly to brewers, has made it possible.

It used to be that Madison County was a leading producer of hops, an ingredient in beer. Then along came Prohibition, which almost killed the brewing industry -- and the ancillary industries that supported it -- and created a series of laws unfriendly to brewers.

MAGIC Spell Studios has officially launched at Rochester Institute of Technology.

It's designed to bring together a number of digital media disciplines, according to the director of the studio, Andrew Phelps.

He says MAGIC Spell Studios is partly the for-profit studio that's embedded in Student Innovation Hall, but soon it will be housed in a new on-campus facility.  

"The facility will serve both the needs of the campus as well as the studio as an accelerator for economic development."

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