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Genesee County and local police and fire getting together to help those struggling with addiction

BATAVIA — The Police Assisted Addiction Recovery Initiative (PAARI) program starts Tuesday in Genesee County as law enforcement and the Batavia City Fire Department localize a program to help those in need.


Rapper Kodak Black arrested at border in upstate New York

LEWISTON, N.Y. – New York state police say rapper Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as he tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls.


CountryMax opens new store in Batavia

BATAVIA — CountryMax has announced the opening of its new Batavia store at 4160 Veterans Memorial Drive. The new Batavia location is the 17th store operated by the local, Western New York family-owned business.


Army twin-blade helicopter lands in Kendall field

KENDALL, N.Y. (WHEC) -- An Army twin-blade helicopter landed in a Kendall field Thursday night. According the Orleans Hub, the helicopter didn't crash but another helicopter briefly stopped by to transport some of the men on the helicopter.


Tops investing $40M in upstate New York stores

WILLIAMSILLVE, N.Y. (WHEC) — Tops Friendly Markets is putting millions of dollars into some of its stores in upstate New York. The announcement comes months after the chain closed several stores in our area.


Irondequoit DMV to close temporarily

IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. (WHEC) -- If you live in Irondequoit and are planning to stop by the DMV next week, you won't be able to, temporarily that is. According to Monroe County Clerk Adam Bello, the Irondequoit office will be closed from April 22 until April 26 due to repairs and refurbishment projects.


Rochester man charged in connection with Saturday stabbing in Batavia

BATAVIA — A Rochester man has been jailed on felony charges in connection with a stabbing early Saturday morning outside TF Brown’s, city police said. The incident occurred in a parking lot, police said. The victim was taken to a hospital, treated and released.


Hip-hop concert moved to different venue after being canceled in Gates

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — After officials in one local town canceled a hip-hop concert, the show is back on. Rapper Fabolous will now perform at Tropix Nightclub in Charlotte on Lake Avenue near Ontario Beach Park on Saturday.


GROSS! Worms Found in Cups At McDonald’s in New York State

You never know just how sanitary a restaurant may be when you choose to dine out. Unsanitary, or just plain disgusting, might be a better words to describe what was found on two separate instances at a McDonald's in Western New York.


Today's Local Deal: Chap's Elba Diner, Adam Miller, Pastore's, and more

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Grand Jury Indicts Man in Aunt's Murder

A Monroe County Grand Jury has indicted Frederick Bohn on a charge of second degree murder in the death of his Aunt. Bohn is accused of fatally injuring 86-year-old Ingeborg Morley at her home on Lakeshore Boulevard in Irondequoit. Police found her beaten and strangled, and she died at the hospital.


Batavia man pleads to watching child porn in library

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Batavia man pleaded guilty to accessing the internet with intent to view child porn. In January, 2017, prosecutors say public library staffers saw Robert Richmond, using a library computer to view pictures of child porn. Federal prosecutors did not say which library Richmond


N.Y. man admits to credit card fraud

PORTLAND — A New York man who used bogus driver’s licenses to open charge accounts at three Home Depot stores in Maine, and tried to open one in Auburn, pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to one count of credit card fraud, according to court documents.


Franklinville man charged in connection with thefts at stores in Livingston, Wyoming counties

GENESEO — A Franklinville, Cattaraugus County, man has been arrested following an investigation into a reported theft from a local business, according to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.


Renovations, grand re-opening planned for Le Roy Tops Friendly Markets

LE ROY — The Tops Friendly Markets store in Le Roy will undergo more than $1 million in renovations this spring, followed by a July 16 grand re-opening, a Tops official said today. “They’re quite extensive. They’re needed. As we go through our stores, we look to refresh the store. This is part of ou


Grand jury hands up indictments in two prominent cases

ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) -- A grand jury has handed out indictments to two people charged with the murder of a man found dead in Syracuse and another man accused of impersonating a Brockport student.


Walk The Talk And Block NYC Pipeline, Activists Tell Cuomo

NEW YORK CITY HALL — More than 300 environmental activists on Thursday demanded Gov. Andrew Cuomo block a natural gas pipeline that they worry could threaten waters off New York City's shoreline.


Two indicted after missing Greece man found dead in Syracuse

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- Two people from Wayne County accused of killing a missing Greece man and driving his body to Syracuse were indicted by a grand jury. Last month, 43-year-old Maximillian Cook was found dead on the property of a vacant home on Dearborn Place in Syracuse.


Geneseo PD Releases Arrest Blotter For April 8th through 14th

Geneseo PD releases the arrest blotter for April 8th through April 14th. Lydia Volpe, age 21 from Locust Valley, NY was charged with criminal possession of stolen property and grand larceny on Main Street. Volpe is scheduled to appear in Geneseo Village Court on May 7.


Coming up on Connections: Thursday, April 18

As the world watches France attempt to rebuild Notre Dame, experts tell us that there are historical parallels. Katherine Clark Walter, from the College at Brockport, says, “The major Gothic cathedrals of Europe were often born of renovations necessitated by devastating fires just such as this one a