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Two inductees to the Byron-Bergen Alumni Hall of Fame to be honored Wednesday

Byron-Bergen Central School District has named two alumni to its Hall of Fame for 2019. Kenneth Hay (Class of 1966) and Dennis DeVelder (Class of 2001) join the ranks of other distinguished Byron-Bergen alumni honored with a place in the Alumni Hall of Fame for their achievements after graduation.


Former Rochester YMCA worker facing federal charges deemed fit to stand trial

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- The former Rochester YMCA daycare worker arrested after allegedly attempting to have sex with a minor has been deemed competent to stand trial. Last week, 37-year-old Hashim McCullough, who formerly worked at the YMCA on Lewis Street in Rochester, was charged with attempted


Volunteer drivers needed in Genesee County to get people to their medical appointments

Volunteer drivers are needed throughout Genesee County. The Volunteer Transportation Center Inc. (VTC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing transportation to non-emergent medical appointments through a network of volunteer drivers.


Law and Order: State Street woman accused of using stolen credit cards around Batavia

Amanda Marie Bowles, 33, of State Street, Batavia, is charged with: second-degree forgery -- four counts; first-degree identity theft -- four counts; criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree -- five counts; and one count of third-degree identity theft. Following an investigation o


Vote for marijuana legalization in N.J. held off; what it means for N.Y.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Talk about a buzz kill. Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana in New Jersey were in for a letdown Monday when the state’s top lawmakers canceled a vote to do just that, knowing they didn’t have the necessary votes to push the bill through.


Genesee County Sheriff: Drugs brought into jail through birthday card

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A North Tonawanda man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly brought drugs into the Genesee County Jail, according to a news release. The Genesee County Sheriff's Office said Keith White, 47, "introduced dangerous contraband" into the jail by having a birthday card with


SuperEIGHT: A sour beer that also develops film. No kidding

ROCHESTER, NY -- The beer is sour and fruity. The film may be grainy and funky. In an era when film developing is almost a lost art, a noted U.S. craft brewer has teamed up with America’s best known film company to launch a beer that, you guessed it, processes movie film.


The YWCA of Genesee County honors its founders during Women’s History Month

We may often think that women over a hundred years ago were not activists. That most certainly was not the case in Batavia! The YWCA came to Batavia as a result of the actions of many women who saw the need for a place that would assist women, including a need for residence rooms for young women.


Man allegedly forces his way into apartment, winds up in jail

BATAVIA — A city man was jailed March 18 after forcing his way into an apartment, city police said. Juaquin E. Davis, 23, of East Main Street violated a “stay away” order of protection and had unwanted contact with his victim, police said.


Head-on crash investigated in Orleans County

Orleans County, N.Y. — A head-on crash in the Town of Albion has left several people injured. The Orleans County Sheriff's department is investigating the collision, which happened just before 10 a.m. Sunday.


8-year-old Rochester girl drowns at hotel pool

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Monroe County Sheriffs are investigating the death of 8-year-old Jamielath Kabba, after she was found unresponsive in a pool at the Residence Inn Mariott in Henrietta.


Cuomo criticizes Democrats for anti-Trump agenda

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday criticized fellow Democrats — including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — saying they’re spending too much time attacking President Trump and not enough time explaining their own vision for the nation.


Upstate New York Maple Syrup Lands National Wal Mart Deal

Central and Upstate New York is known for many things; Pizza, Chicken Riggies, Half Moons just to name a few. Another item that should be on the list, but probably not getting the recognition it should is Maple Syrup. It may change soon with a Canton Syrup maker getting a national distribution deal


Another jail sentence in Batavia stabbing-shooting incident n Central Place

BATAVIA — Genesee County Judge Charles Zambito had to make a decision in county court Friday that could either grant a 17-year-old youthful offender status or sentence him as an adult to a minimum of 3.5 years in prison.


Six people indicted in heroin drug ring in Greece/Rochester

ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) - The six people arrested in heroin and fentanyl busts in Greece and Rochester have been indicted. A grand jury has handed up indictments on drug charges against Thomas Strickland, Matthew Tucker, Nathaniel Doyle, Willie Thomas, Lerone Johnson, and Demetrius Scott.


Irondequoit PD identify woman found dead in home

IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. (WHEC)- The Irondequoit Police Department has revealed the identity of the woman found dead in her home on Lake Shore Boulevard as Ingeborg Morley, age 86. According to Irondequoit Police Chief Richard Tantalo, the investigation has been difficult and time consuming because the vic


GIRLS LACROSSE PREVIEW: Livonia girls open tonight with hopes of turning it around.

LIVONIA — First year head coach LeAnna Presler takes over the Lady Bulldogs’ girls lacrosse program as they open their season tonight against Brockport on the turf at SUNY Geneseo.


SUNY Potsdam professor’s new novel set in rural NY state

POTSDAM — SUNY Potsdam professor Rick Henry’s latest novel, “Letters,” is set in a rural area of upstate New York, a region that he has continued to use as a backdrop for his fiction writing over the span of his 20-year career at the college.


Police: RGH security guard cut by suspect

Rochester, N.Y. — Rochester Police say a Rochester General Hospital security guard was cut by a suspect after asking him to leave the hospital's property early Monday morning.


Teen stabbed on bus at Rochester Transit Center

ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) - A 19-year-old woman was hurt when Rochester police say she was stabbed on a bus that was set to leave the transit center Monday morning. Police responded to the Rochester Transit Center around 9:25 a.m. for the attack. Officers say the victim was on a bus set to leave the stat