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One dead after car accident in Penfield
Monroe county sheriff Deputies are reporting a fatal car accident in area of 1384 Empire Boulevard in the Town of Penfield. Upon arrival, an elderly passenger in a 2003 tan Toyota Camry was trapped in the vehicle. The passenger was removed from the vehicle, but pronounced dead at the scene.
One man found guilty in MCC kidnapping case
Rochester, N.Y. — Two men who were accused of kidnapping a Monroe Community College student in June have been acquitted of the most serious charges in the case. Andy Nano, Mohammed H. Al-Harbi, and an unnamed suspect who was 17 at the time were accused of forcing a 21-year-old woman into a car on MC
Whatever happened to ... Casablanca?
Casablanca was a nightclub/restaurant named for the classic Bogart movie that hosted top-name musical acts and served up a variety of ethnic dishes. The place had a sunken dining room and balcony and an atmospheric nod to Morocco, the North African country where Casablanca is located. Although jazz
Woman killed after crash in front of Mario's restaurant on Empire Boulevard
A woman is dead after a two-vehicle crash on Empire Boulevard in Penfield on Saturday evening. Police say a car was traveling on Empire Boulevard near Irondequoit Bay. The car made an attempt to turn left into Mario's Homemade Pasta Kitchen when it was hit by a pickup traveling west.
New York State Police join Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign
The New York State Police announce they will participate in the national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" initiative. The campaign started Thursday, December 13, and runs through the holidays until Tuesday, January 1, 2019.
Seven people hurt in fight at Rochester group home
ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) - Rochester police responded to a fight at a group home in the city that left several people hurt. Officers were called to the DePaul Community Residence on Dewey Avenue Friday afternoon for the report of a a 31-year-old man attacking other residents.
Rochester man convicted of sexually abusing child for 9 years, faces life in prison
Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - A jury convicted a Rochester man Monday of sexually abusing a child for nearly a decade. Ray Jones III, 34, was convicted of predatory sexual assault against a child, third-degree criminal sex act, third-degree rape, third-degree sexual abuse, use of a child in a sexual perf
Greece man dies after multi-car crash on I-390
A Greece man has died after he was involved in a multi-car crash on I-390 in the town of Gates. Cosomo Lombardini, 85, succumbed to his injuries at Strong Memorial Hospital, according to a statement from New York State Police.
Mayor appoints new Rochester city court judge to replace Astacio
Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - Mayor Lovely Warren announced Friday that she has chosen a new Rochester City Court Judge who will fill the seat vacated by Leticia Astacio. Melissa Barrett is the current principal court attorney for Rochester City Court. She will join nine other judges who serve the City o
Pioneering Monroe County lawmaker Constance Mitchell passes away
ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) - Constance Mitchell, a trailblazing lawmaker in Monroe County, has died, Mayor Lovely Warren announced Friday. In a statement, Mayor Warren writes: "Constance Mitchell was one of my personal heroes and role models in the fight to bring civil rights and social justice to the cit
Email bomb hoax: 13 Monroe County locations targeted, sheriff says
At least 13 locations were targeted with a torrent of emailed bomb threats throughout Monroe County on Thursday, Monroe County Sheriff Todd Baxter said. He said the threats appeared to be meant to cause disruption and compel recipients into sending money. They are not considered credible, he added.
Numerous bomb threats reported nationwide, including in Rochester
ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) - Police are investigating after a bomb threat was made against an apartment building in Rochester. RPD spokeswoman Jackie Shuman says the department received an email threat at 1:12 p.m. against 80 St. Paul Street -- the H.H. Warner Lofts. However, officers say the threat doesn
Sheriff imposes discipline after inmate's death at Monroe County Jail
ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) - Deputies have been disciplined for failing to follow protocol after the death of an inmate. Sitarah Daniels was found unresponsive in her cell on September 4 by deputies conducting a routine check of cells. Deputies immediately performed CPR, as did emergency crews that respon
Eight charged in Rochester cocaine and heroin ring
ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) - Federal authorities say they have busted a major drug ring in Rochester. Now, eight people are facing charges that could land them in prison for life. Police say the following people have been charged with conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, and one kil
Irondequoit police running tests on truck that may be involved in fatal hit and run
IRONDEQUOIT, NY (WROC) - Irondequoit police say they have seized a truck that may have been involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash in the town last month that killed an 87-year-old woman.
Union: Xerox laid off management positions in Webster
ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) - Union leaders say Xerox laid off some management positions Thursday, months after the company laid off a number of IT jobs. A rep for Workers United tells News 8 none of the workers were union employees, but wasn't able to put a number on the cuts. Xerox hasn't responded to Ne
Man dies after crash on I-390 in Gates
GATES, NY (WROC) - State police say a Gates man died after likely suffering a health issue during a crash on I-390 on Wednesday. Troopers were called to I-390 south at Lyell Avenue around 11:30 a.m. for the crash. We're told 85-year-old Cosomo Lombardini may have had a "medical emergency" when he wa
Tax cuts included in approved Monroe County 2019 budget
ROCHESTER, NY (WROC-TV) - Last night local lawmakers approved the Monroe County budget, and it includes long overdue tax cuts for property owners. This will be the first time in a decade that property owners are seeing a tax cut. The tax rate will drop by ten cents to $8.89 per $1,000 of taxable val
MCBA President’s Message: Holiday cheer and some extra gifts from your Monroe County Bar Association
Happy holidays! As the holiday season is fully upon us, on behalf of the entire team and board of the Monroe County Bar Association, I wish everyone a joyous holiday season and Happy New Year!
Multiple bomb threats received throughout Rochester area
Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - Monroe County Sheriff Todd Baxter confirmed there have been threatening messages sent to multiple locations throughout the county Thursday, including the City of Rochester.