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Minerva DeLand student invited to perform at Carnegie Hall

Ninth grader Epongue Ekille, of Minerva DeLand School, who is the recipient of the 2013 Tri-State Certificate of Excellence for Level 7 Violin in New York.

The award is given annually by the Carnegie Hall/Royal Conservatory of Music. As a result of Epongue’s accomplishment, she traveled to New York City recently to perform in the Tri-State Certificate of Excellence Recital and Awards Ceremony at Carnegie Hall.

In addition to violin, Epongue is also an accomplished pianist.

Local students start businesses through Youth Entrepreneurs Academy

They are doing much more than setting up lemonade stands. Students in grades six through 12 are writing business plans and competing for startup capital from investors to launch their own businesses.

It's all part of Young Entrepreneurs Academy, which was started in Rochester and now going on in 31 states.

At an event at the U of R, partners Justin Delinois from McQuaid, Chelsea Kuhn from Churchville-Chili and Patrick Dioguardi from Rush-Henrietta high schools have six minutes to convince a panel of investors to provide financial support for  their business, Dioguardi Pens. Patrick learned how to make the pens from his grandpa, who is a wood turner. But you can tell Patrick is a good salesman too as he describes a one-of-a-kind pen made from some very old wood, and another from a Red Wings baseball bat.

Fairport woman charged with petit larceny

A 19-year-old Fairport woman has been arrested for stealing from Target.

Sheriff’s deputies Gladys Garcia stole multiple items from the Target store in Victor. Investigators say the incident happened Tuesday.

She was issued an appearance ticket and will appear in Victor Town Court at a later date.

Thousands of trout released in Irondequoit Creek

This weekend’s snowstorm has become a bit of headache for some preparing for the Reidman Foundation Opening Day Trout Derby.

On Monday morning, thousands of brown and rainbow trout raised at the fish hatchery in Powder Mills Park were released into Irondequoit Creek.

The derby starts Tuesday morning at Powder Mills Park in Perinton.

New York State Exposed: Ignition interlock devices

When people break the law, we expect them to face all the punishment and pay all the fines they’re supposed to pay. So News10NBC was surprised by what we found in our exclusive New York State Exposed investigation into people convicted of drunk driving.

Every time a person is convicted of DWI in New York, they are ordered to get a breath test device installed in their car. The car won’t start if the device detects alcohol on the driver’s breath. But News10NBC investigated the state reports and find out many drunk drivers in Monroe County get a waiver and don’t have to pay for it.

The devices are called ignition interlock devices. Nowhere in the state do judges give more drunk drivers a pass on paying for them than in Monroe County.

Thousands of trout to be released into Irondequoit Creek

Staff and volunteers from the Fish Hatchery at Powder Mills Park will release more than 16,000 brown and rainbow trout into the Irondequoit Creek beginning at 8 a.m. Monday.

The 11th annual event is in preparation of the "Reidman Foundation Opening Day Trout Derby,” which benefits the Fish Hatchery at Powder Mills Park. The derby also marks the first day of trout season for area fisherman. Several prizes will be awarded to fisherman in various age categories, including a $500 prize.

The derby starts at 7 a.m. Tuesday and runs until 12 p.m.. Application can be downloaded here.

Fairport High School student dies after battle with brain cancer

A high school junior who fought to help other kids with cancer while she was battling it herself has died.

The Fairport School District says Hannah Metzler has passed away. She was a junior at Fairport High School and had a form of brain cancer. 

Back in November, students at Martha Brown Middle School came together and raised about 6,000 thousand dollars to help Hannah and her family with their medical bills. She decided to pay it forward and donated that money to Golisano Children's Hospital to help other kids going through the same fight.

There will be a vigil Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. on “Angel Hill" in Fairport.