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BREAKING: Cuomo wants to close three more NY state prisons

Governor Cuomo announced Friday that three state correctional facilities will close under the new state spending plan. "In my first State of the State address eight years ago, I said prisons are not a jobs program. Since then, I am proud to have closed more prisons than any governor in history," Cuo


Noyes Health to use $2M in state grants to expand imaging, mental health services in Dansville, Avon

UR Medicine Noyes Health has received two grants worth nearly $2 million from New York’s Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program that will allow the health care organization to expand services in Livingston County.


Father, 4 daughters dead after upstate New York house fire

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Police say a man and four daughters from 4 to 14 years old have died after a fire tore through their home in northern New York. Watertown fire officials tell television station WWNY on Friday that Aaron Bodah, 38, and his daughters Skylar and Erin died Thursday and Alexa and Mer


BOYS HOOPS: Batavia wins back and forth affair with Olympia; Le Roy stuns Avon in OT; Mt. Morris rolls past Perry

BATAVIA — Don’t look now, but Batavia might be getting hot at the right time. With sectionals approaching next week, the Blue Devils have now won three in a row following a brief two-game skid last week, the latest victory a 59-51 league win over Greece Olympia on Wednesday night.


Livingston County Republicans Choose County Judge Candidates

Kevin Van Allen and Jennifer Noto were selected to be the Republican candidates for the two upcoming Livingston County Judge positions last night. Both candidates expressed humility in being selected and promised to work hard and be fair.


LeRoy Edges Out Avon In OT

LeRoy was able to edge out Avon in overtime in men’s basketball. It was a close game throughout but LeRoy was able to pull ahead in overtime to get the victory. by Covered Wagon Tours, A Division of Niagara Scenic Tours - 18 hours ago.


Several injured, shooter apprehended at Aurora, Ill., manufacturing plant

Multiple people have been injured at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday and a shooter has been apprehended, authorities said. Officers responded to reports of an active shooter at the Henry Pratt Company, the city announced just after 2 p.m. CST.


Veterans begin making metal poppies for Livingston County monument

MOUNT MORRIS - A group of Livingston County veterans – and the daughter and spouse of another – embarked on a new mission Thursday afternoon: create 150 metal poppies for a planned county veterans monument.


Wegmans temporarily lowering prices in shutdown aftermath

ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) - To help those still working to make ends meet after the extended government shutdown, Wegmans announced Friday it is lowering its prices temporarily. Among other products, Wegmans pasta sauce will drop to 79 cents per jar, a dozen large eggs will be reduced to 99 cents and ble


After rejecting NYC HQ, Mayor Warren calls on Amazon to reconsider Rochester

ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) - After Amazon announced Thursday that it will cancel plans for a new headquarters in New York City, Mayor Lovely Warren is pleading with Amazon leaders to reconsider Rochester.


Livingston County Chamber names 2019 Farm of the Year

AVON – Howlett Farms, a fifth-generation, multiple-enterprise farm on East River Road, has been named Livingston County’s Farm of the Year. Bruce Howlett, the farm’s president, and his son, Michael, the operations grain merchandiser, were surprised Friday with a visit from representatives of the Liv


Missing woman last seen in Batavia

BATAVIA, N.Y. (WHEC) -- Police are asking for your help to find a woman who has been missing for one week. 31-year-old Jessica Deridder was last seen at her home on East Main Street in Batavia last Friday morning.


Double Initial Murders: The final victim

MACEDON, N.Y. (WHEC) -- This month, News10NBC is taking you Inside the Evidence of the Double Initial Murders. Three young Rochester girls were kidnapped, raped and murdered in the early 1970s.


Task Force: Rochester man sold crack cocaine in Batavia

BATAVIA — A Rochester man is facing four felony charges after a six-month investigation into crack cocaine sales in and around the city. Trevon R. Slaughter, 20, of Affinity Lane sold crack cocaine to an undercover officer on two separate occasions, according to members of the Genesee County Local D


New York state offers free fishing days February 16-17

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the first of several statewide free fishing days in New York will take place this weekend, Saturday, Feb. 16, and Sunday, Feb. 17. During these designated days, residents and visito


Katko, Brindisi invite Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to visit Upstate New York

WASHINGTON – Central New York’s two congressmen Friday invited Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to visit the region, urging him to consider the area for its HQ2 campus after the collapse of a deal in New York City.


High winds force two flights to be diverted to Syracuse airport

ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) - Windy weather forced a plane headed from Boston to Rochester to abort its landing and head to Syracuse instead. Passengers tell News 8 the plane, American Airlines Flight 4855, which was supposed to land in Rochester around 1:50 p.m., aborted a landing attempt and was diverted


Former area CEO charged with defrauding own company

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WHEC)- A former Rochester-area CEO has been charged with defrauding his own company. According to United State Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr., 48-year-old Michael Margiotta has been indicted on 15 counts including wire fraud, money laundering, and filing a false tax return. The charge


More stores are now selling CBD; doctors look for more research

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHAM) - CBD products are growing in popularity. CBD is a by-product of cannabis. It's legal, and you won't get high or fail a drug test if you use it. It's popping up in stores and on store fronts across Monroe County. Jeff Wood opened All Natural CBD on Lyell Avenue in Gates at the


State order grants property tax extension to residents of Lima, Livonia

Residents in seven towns in the four-county GLOW region will get an extra three weeks to pay their property tax payment following an executive order issued by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.