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Leaders of Rochester drug trafficking ring plead guilty to federal charges

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Two men pleaded guilty to distributing significant quantities of fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine base throughout the Rochester area, prosecutors announced Wednesday.


New York State DOT issues travel advisory ahead of construction

ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — The New York State Department of Transportation announced a travel advisory for motorists along Route 390 in the Town of Gates, Monroe County, north of the I-490 interchange.


Honor Roll: Brockport High School Fashion Club

BROCKPORT, NY (WROC) - Today our spotlight shines on the Brockport High School Fashion Club. The students in the club are holding a fashion show this Friday to raise money for the MIA foundation, which helps animals born with birth defects.


Crews deal with water main break at construction site near Rochester General Hospital

ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) -- Crews worked to repair a water main break at the construction site for a new Rochester General Hospital facility on Wednesday. We're told the break happened at the site for the future Sands-Constellation Center for Critical Care around 9 a.m.


2 more flu deaths reported in Monroe County, bringing total to 19 for season

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Nineteen people have died from the flu this season in Monroe County. The first death was reported at the beginning of February. As of April 13, there have been 5,721 laboratory-confirmed flu cases and 945 hospitalizations this season.


Upstate New York prepares as Lake Ontario water rises again

SOMERSET, N.Y. (AP) Emergency officials in upstate New York are again preparing for possible flooding along Lake Ontario. Director of emergency services for Niagara County Jonathan Schultz says lake levels have risen about five inches in 10 days.


For sale in Upstate NY: Sodus Bay home with panoramic views of Lake Ontario

John M. Lacagnina Sr., loves his Sodus Bay home of 15 years on Lake Ontario. "Sodus is a hidden jewel of Rochester," he said. "Everyone talks about the Finger Lakes, but Sodus is the only lake that has access to Lake Ontario, Buffalo, St. Lawrence, Toronto, Canada and ultimately the Atlantic Ocean."


Monroe County Deputy Sheriff Luke Zaporowski honored

At the April meeting of the Monroe County Legislature, Monroe County Deputy Sheriff Luke Zaporowski received a proclamation from Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo, President Dr. Joe Carbone, and Legislator Karla F. Boyce. On March 15, 2019, while on routine patrol, Deputy Zaporowski noticed fla


Rochester Drug to pay $20 million in first criminal opioid case

Rochester Drug Cooperative, one of the nation's largest drug distributors, has agreed to pay the federal government $20 million to settle civil and criminal claims it helped fuel the U.S. opioid epidemic, the company announced Tuesday.


Monroe County’s Busiest Drug Drop-Off Location

In Fairport, many people are disposing unused medicine and needles. Fairport Police Chief Samuel Farina Jr. says his department is one of the original drop-off points for pharmaceuticals.


Friendly’s closes yet another restaurant

WILBRAHAM — Friendly’s will close its Geneva, New York, location on May 15, a corporate spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday. The planned shutdown will leave Rochester, New York, and its suburbs without a Friendly’s restaurant, according to a report in the Democrat & Chronicle newspaper. It’s a metro are


Man who killed wife and New York State trooper sentenced to life without parole

WATERTOWN N.Y. — After being found guilty for murdering his wife and a New York State trooper, a North Country man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. The sentencing comes two years after Justin Walters shot his wife 13 times in their home in Theresa.


Two more members of Southern Tier opioid trafficking ring sentenced to prison

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WENY) – Two more members of a deadly Southern Tier-based opioid trafficking organization have been sentenced to prison. According to U.S. Attorney James Kennedy Jr., 32-year-old Carlito Rios Jr. of Corning and 25-year-old Jordan Jones of Elmira were both sentenced.


Buffalo Bills to announce Day 3 draft picks in Rochester on Saturday

ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) -- Rochester is helping the NFL commemorate its 100th year with an event on Saturday where the Buffalo Bills will announce all the draft selections for the day.


Straight to jail for Compton who was out on bail when he stabbed a father and son on Easter Sunday

CLARENDON — Kevin J. Compton is supposed to appear in Genesee County Court Tuesday morning to continue his case as he faces charges from January for reckless endangerment charges, unlawful imprisonment, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.


ICE Agents Appear at a Westchester Court the Day After New York State Restricts Access

A day after the Office of Court Administration created a new rule to limit Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests in New York courthouses, three ICE agents showed up to an undocumented man’s criminal court hearing in an attempt to arrest him.


Teen’s Note On Hospital Window Asking For Pizzas Gets Him 18 Pies

Cole Favro has been in and out of the Golisano Children’s Hospital in Rochester, New York for all of his 18 years. He was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at birth and has been getting treatments there and over the years, the staff there has become like a second family to the high school senior. Now t


CoverWallet staff grows to nearly 200 here

An online insurance company that last year promised to create nearly 100 jobs in Rochester has surpassed that number, fully expecting to employ nearly 200 here in short order. “We started the company about four years ago and the company is doing extremely well. We have more than 200 people across al


Inside the Evidence: Irondequoit Jane Doe

IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. (WHEC) — Skeletal remains were found buried in a quiet Irondequoit neighborhood on July 31, 1988. More than 30 years later, the young woman has never been identified.


16 Boy Scout Leaders from Rochester Area Accused of Sexual Abuse

A list of Boy Scout leaders accused of child sex abuse was released Tuesday morning. Dubbed the “Perversion Files” by a Manhattan-based law firm, the list contains more than 7,000 names, with 130 coming from across New York State.