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New York State Exposed Education: Super salaries

As taxpayers get ready to vote on local school district budgets next month, many parents are wondering if they're getting what they pay for especially when it comes to salaries paid to top administrators.

School superintendents are among the highest paid public officials in the state but are they worth their six figure salaries?

We've obtained the base salaries for all 18 public school district superintendents in Monroe County from the largest, the Rochester City School District, to the smallest, Wheatland-Chili, and all of them make between $158,000-$221,000 a year.

Supporters of those salaries argue superintendents are like CEOs running multi-million dollar operations that require specialized skills but with declining enrollments in most all districts and growing budget constraints, others argue the hefty salaries are becoming unsustainable.

Man to be re-tried on manslaughter charges after jury fails to reach verdict

News10NBC has learned a jury could not reach a verdict in the manslaughter trial of Tyler Carbonaro of Sweden.

Prosecutors say Carbonaro was drunk when he crashed his car last in February 2012, killing his girlfriend, Mallory Hale, who was his passenger.

The Monroe County District Attorney's Office says Carbonaro will be re-tried in October.

Deputies: Drunk man leaves two-year-old home alone to pick up drunk girlfriend at sheriff's office

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A Hamlin man is facing charges after sheriff’s deputies say he was drunk and left his two-year-old daughter home alone while he picked up his girlfriend who had been arrested for DWI.

Jason Moyer, 27, of Hamlin, is charged with endangering the welfare of a child and DWI.

Sheriff’s deputies say Moyer’s girlfriend, 22-year-old Jessica Burtsell of Henrietta, called him saying she had been arrested for DWI and was in need of a ride home. Sheriff’s deputies say Moyer left his two-year-old daughter home alone sleeping while he went to pick up his girlfriend. When Moyer arrived, deputies determined that he was intoxicated.  

When deputies drove Moyer’s girlfriend home, they found the two-year-old home alone.

Moyer was released on an appearance ticket and is due back in court at a later date.

Spencerport robotics team competes in World Championship

News10NBC would like to wish the teens on the Spencerport High School robotics team good luck. Our camera was at the school Wednesday morning as the members gathered in the cafeteria to start a 15-hour bus trip to St. Louis.

The team is competing in the World Championship. The robot they have built will compete against other robots in a soccer-like game. The students built the prototype and programmed it to be able to get a ball in a goal.

Good luck Rangers!

Local unemployment rate drops in March

More people are finding jobs in the greater Rochester area. The New York State Labor Department released preliminary unemployment numbers for March. The Greater Rochester area unemployment rate is 6.7%, which is down from 7.7% a year ago. 

The unemployment rate in February 2014 was 7.2%

Deputies: Holley man left puppies inside hot vehicle while he went to Eastview Mall

A Holley man is in jail after deputies say he left three puppies in a hot car.

Sheriff’s deputies say 47-year-old Nathan Stephens left the puppies in his car Monday while he went to Eastview Mall. Investigators say they were called to the mall around 8 p.m. Right now, it is unclear how long the puppies were in the vehicle. According to meteoroligist Rich Caniglia, it was 70 degrees around 8 p.m.

Stephens is charged with three counts of animal cruelty, the counts of confinement of a companion animal and aggravated unlicensed operation.

The Humane Society is now caring for the puppies.
 

Meet the medical team at Strong West

A community discussion on the future of Strong West will focus on improving health care to people living on the west side of Monroe County especially in the Brockport area.

Today you are invited to meet the medical team and give your input on plans Strong West has for the upcoming year. The discussion starts at 4:30 p.m. at A D Oliver Middle School on Allen Street in Brockport.

The facility used to be Lakeside Hospital until UR Medicine bought it last year.