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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


Police identify young girl who drowned in hotel pool

HENRIETTA, N.Y. (AP) — Police in upstate New York have identified the 8-year-old girl who drowned in a hotel pool over the weekend. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says Jamielath Kabba was found unresponsive in the Residence Inn Marriott pool in the Rochester suburb of Henrietta Saturday night. S


Man seriously injured in Ontario County crash, charged with DWI

Ontario County, N.Y. — A man was seriously injured after a crash on Route 247 in Gorham on Sunday morning. Ontario County Sheriff's deputies said Joshua Lyons, 28, of Rochester was traveling north on Route 247 just before 7 a.m. when his vehicle left the road and struck a ditch, and then a utility p


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


Dogfish Head creates new beer that could also double as film developer

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Dogfish Head Craft Brewery has collaborated with Kodak to create a beer that can also be used to develop movie film. SuperEIGHT beer, which is scheduled to release nationwide next month, is made with pear, mango, boysenberry, raspberry, elderberry, kiwi, quinoa, and Hawaiian sea sa


Canandaigua police: Man attacked brother with knife at McDonald's drive thru, threatened cop

CANANDAIGUA, NY (WROC) - Two brothers were arrested after a fight led to one brother being cut in the drive-thru at the McDonald's in Canandaigua. Both 22-year-old Tristin Elliot and his 30-year-old brother Justin Elliot are facing charges in the investigation.


Mendon snags historic Federation championship win

GLENS FALLS - Sectional champion, regional champion, state champion, and now, federation champion. The Pittsford Mendon Vikings capped off a historic season with a 72-67 overtime win in against Staten Island Academy in the Class A Federation championship at Cool Insuring Arena.


Fairy houses removed from Rochester-area park after problems with vandalism

Henrietta, N.Y. — Miniature fairy houses that were a major attraction at a park near Rochester have been removed after problems with litter and vandalism. The houses have adorned a trail at Tinker Nature Park in Henrietta for the last five years. Park staff asked the local couple behind the houses t


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.


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.


Bhutanese refugee opens restaurant in Henrietta

HENRIETTA, N.Y. (WHEC) — Forced from his own country, a refugee is working towards his own American dream. When he was just 10 years old, Jagat Gurung had to leave his home country of Bhutan. His family fled from the small country in South Asia and spent 23 years in a Bhutanese refugee camp in Nepal


Walworth man found dead in NYC apartment

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - A Wayne Central graduate was found dead in his New York City apartment over the weekend. Walworth native James Russell Johnston III was last seen at his apartment in Brooklyn on January 28.


Dog missing after Farmington crash

Farmington, N.Y. — A family involved in a Sunday evening crash in Farmington is now looking for its dog. According to a social media post by the Ontario County Sheriff's office, "Lily" was in the crash at 7:30 pm Sunday at Routes 96 and 332 that involved several cars.


Elmira mayor places in state powerlifiting championship, moves on to nationals

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WETM) - Elmira Mayor Dan Mandell competed in the World Natural Powerlifting Federation's New York State championship in Rochester on Saturday. Mandell trained for months to get ready for the competition. He competed against other powerlifters from across the state in a series of cha


Local women recognized by Victor Chamber

The Victor Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of its 2019 Women of Excellence Awards during a dinner at Ravenwood Golf Club. The awards formally honor the passion, vision and commitment of exemplary women in Victor, and were open to women who live, work, volunteer or attend school in Victor.


Rochester CSD mourns death of child in Henrietta hotel drowning

ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) - The Rochester City School District is remembering a student who died over the weekend after a tragic drowning in Henrietta. Eight-year-old Jamielath Kabba was swimming with three other children at a hotel when she sank into the deep end of the pool Saturday night at the Reside


Emergency crews respond to multiple-car crash in Farmington

FARMINGTON, N.Y. (WROC) - Multiple ambulances and fire trucks have been called to the intersection of 332 and 96 in Farmington after a huge multiple-car accident. Our crew on scene has seen multiple injured people and one person evacuated by Mercy Flight.


Tops places 'price lock' on hundreds of items to help save you money

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - A supermarket wants to help you save some money this spring. The Tops Price Lock Guarantee program guarantees additional savings on hundreds of items. Every time you buy a price-locked item with your Tops BonusPlus Card, you'll earn double the Tops gas points so you can save


News 8 hosting Big Brother auditions in Victor

ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) - WROC will again host open auditions for the hit CBS show Big Brother on Wednesday, March 27 from noon to 4 p.m. at Auction Direct USA, 6520 Rt. 96, in Victor.


Working students and tax returns

ROCHESTER, NY (WROC-TV) - College students who work part-time may want to consider filing an income tax return, regardless of income. CPA Michelle Staebell explained why and the implications for both student and parents Monday during News 8 at Sunrise.