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Crews prepare for high winds while Monroe County is ready to call a state of emergency

Monroe County, N.Y. (WHAM) – High winds expected this weekend could bring power outages and downed trees. The Henrietta Fire District held a meeting two days ahead of Sunday's expected winds to make sure everyone is on the same page.


Judge sets $1 million bond for R. Kelly

An Illinois judge set a $1 million bond for R. Kelly on Saturday, a day after he was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. The R&B singer turned himself in to Chicago police late Friday.


Cuomo, WNY Officials Talk Wind Storm Prep

Governor Cuomo made a visit to Western New York on Saturday to call for residents to prepare ahead of this weekend's wind storm. The National Weather Service is forecasting for winds exceeding 60 miles per hour Sunday through Monday. It's expected to hit Western New York through the North Country.


New York State issues empty trailer ban on Thruway for Sunday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - The New York State Thruway Authority has issued a ban on empty tractor trailers and empty tandem trailers beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday due to high wind warnings and watches that will be in effect at that time for Western and Central New York.


Sheriff's office looking for missing man in Ontario Co.

BLOOMFIELD, NY (WROC) - Deputies are searching for a missing man in Ontario County. Theodore Smith was last seen at Cheap Charlie's Bar in Bloomfield on Thursday. Deputies say he last contacted his family around 9:30 p.m. when he was leaving the bar.


Local leaders issue preparations, precautions for residents ahead of Sunday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- Local leaders are trying to make sure they're ready if the wind really does blast the area and it may come to a state of emergency, depending on how rough it gets.


Double Initial Murders: Was it the work of one killer?

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - All month News10NBC has been taking you inside the evidence of the Double Initial murders. Three Rochester girls were abducted, raped and murdered in the early 1970s. No arrests have ever been made.


Rochester locals prepare for wind storm

ROCHESTER (WROC) - The damaging wind storm will hit Rochester Sunday- and high wind warnings officially go into effect at 7am. Officials said they expect gusts up to 70 miles per hour- which is strong enough to rip trees right out of the ground and take down power lines.


Authorities warn about Social Security scams

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - Authorities have spent years warning people about scam artists posing as IRS agents. Now, criminals are pretending to be officers from another government agency: The Social Security Administration. Scammers call victims and claim to be from the agency. They then say your


Gates man pleads guilty to child porn charges

GATES, NY (WROC) - A Gates man has entered a guilty plea for charges of child porn. Now, Sean Blackwell, age 34, faces up to 20 years behind bars. Prosecutors say FBI agents found Blackwell was actively trading child porn from his apartment in Gates. During a search of his home, agents say they foun


3 people arrested on drug charges in Batavia

BATAVIA, N.Y. — Three people were arrested Friday morning following the execution of a search warrant in Batavia, according to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office. Darius L. Jones, 27, of Rochester, was charged with one felony count and one misdemeanor count of criminal possession of a controlled su


Wayne County deputies: Inmate strikes corrections officer

LYONS — A Rochester man is facing two felony assault charges after he allegedly injured a corrections officer at the Wayne County Jail on Feb. 14, according to Wayne County sheriff’s deputies.


City Councilman Adam McFadden charged with money laundering, fraud

Rochester, N.Y. -- (WHAM) - Rochester City Councilman Adam McFadden is facing several charges relating to his brief tenure as head of the Rochester Housing Authority. U.S. Attorney James Kennedy announced the charges Friday morning after McFadden was arraigned in federal court.


Disability ID cards available across New York state

ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Disability ID cards are available now across New York state. The cards read, "I have a developmental disability. I may have difficulty understanding and following your directions."


Federal, state, and local officials gather to form storm plan

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC)- Officials are ready to declare a state of emergency if conditions become dangerous Sunday afternoon into Monday morning. State and local resources are already lined up to help anyone who needs it during what officials expect to be one of most significant weather events of the


Lake Ontario water levels on the rise

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- Lake Ontario is 15 inches higher than average. That's according to the International Lake Ontario - St. Lawrence River Board. The height was recorded on Thursday.


Rochester's Roots: Hester Jeffrey

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - Hester Jeffery fought for women’s rights alongside Susan B. Anthony. As an educated African American woman, she was a strong advocate for equal rights for all.


Riga man indicted in deadly crash

PARMA, N.Y. (WHEC) - A Monroe County grand jury indicted a Riga man for causing a deadly crash in Parma last month. Matthew Magar, 31, of Riga is charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, second-degree manslaughter, aggravated DWI, DWI with a BAC of .08 or more, DWI, and second-degree reckless end


Plug Power Expands Manufacturing in New York’s Finger Lakes Region with the Grand Opening of its Facility in Rochester

With continued support from Empire State Development, Plug Power’s new high-tech manufacturing expansion strengthens its position as a leader in cutting-edge hydrogen fuel cell technology.


Video shows 'horrific' gang assault in Rochester

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) - Video posted to Facebook appears to show what police are calling a "horrific," "unprovoked attack" in Rochester where four teens attacked a man near the RTS Transit Center.