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Law enforcement personnel respond to multiple Ontario County bomb threats
ONTARIO COUNTY — Law enforcement personnel dealt with multiple bomb threats across Ontario County including a Geneva hospital. On Thursday at approximately 1:49pm the Geneva Police Department responded to the Geneva General Hospital complex for the reported bomb threat. Simultaneously the Ontario Co
Investigation of Gun Theft Leads To Felony Charges
LIMA: Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of two individuals on felony charges after Sheriff’s Deputies investigated a stolen handgun. On December 7, 2018 a Lima resident on Community Drive in the Village of Lima requested that a Sheriff’s Deputy respond out to investigate the theft of a
Joining forces: Ontario County kids and cops
VICTOR — Eastview Mall Sunday was swarmed with kids and cops, joining together for a good cause. The fifth-annual Shop with a Cop (formerly called Shop with a Sheriff) drew local law enforcement and a number of firefighters who teamed up with 31 local students for the event.
St. John Fisher College students suspended following vandalism arrest.
St. John Fisher College students suspended following vandalism arrest. The two were caught taking down a statue of Frederick Douglass in Rochester's East end.
107.6: That's what you'll likely pay at the pumps in Sudbury today
Most gas stations in Greater Sudbury are still charging around 107.6, according to GasBuddy.com. The cheapest gas in the city is 103.9 at Mac's in Lively and R&J Fuels in Naughton. The most expensive gas in the city is 119.9 at the Estaire Gas Bar.
Downtown living is mostly space to rent, not space to own
If you build it, not only will they come, but they will buy. At least that's what Jamie Seibold, a real estate salesperson with Howard Hanna, believes about downtown living spaces. The problem: there just aren't many new apartments, lofts or condominiums for sale. The development boom of upscale res
Empire Access: Expansion in Ontario County viewed as positive
Empire Access, which this year bought the fiber-optic network in Ontario County, is expanding its reach by including customers in residential neighborhoods. Among the latest hookups took place this past week in the city of Canandaigua. A fiber install Wednesday that began at the top of a utility pol
Deputies look for new tips in cold case double murder of two teens in Bushnell's Basin
BUSHNELL'S BASIN (WROC) - More than 55 years after the death of two teens in Monroe County, deputies are still searching for the killer. In a release on Tuesday, investigators put out a renewed call for tips in the death of 18-year-old Shari Smoyer of Perinton and 17-year-old Jack King of Geneseo.
Police seeking information on fatal Highway 17 collision
The Ontario Provincial Police Sudbury detachment is requesting the assistance of the public in relation to a fatal collision that occurred on Highway 17 on Dec. 16. At around 3:20 p.m. on Dec. 16, members of the Sudbury OPP and Technical Collision Investigations (TCI) as well as the Markstay-Warren
Search conducted for man who went over Canadian side of Niagara Falls
Crews spent Sunday afternoon searching for an elderly man that was seen going over Niagara Falls on the Canadian side of the border. According to reports from the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Buffalo, Niagara Parks Police in Ontario said the incident occurred about 11 a.m. Sunday when the man, descri
Police investigate Turner St. shooting
A Rochester man was found shot in a car on Chili Avenue late Sunday night. Police were called to the area of Turner Street around 11:14 p.m. for multiple reports of shots fired.
Cuomo calls for legal recreational marijuana in NY State
ALBANY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo called Monday for the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in New York, saying it was beyond time for the state to deal with the "debilitating criminal stigma" of prior convictions related to the drug.
City of Rochester cancels New Year's Eve fireworks
ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) - The City of Rochester says it won't hold a fireworks display for New Year's Eve this year. City officials say they made the decision to cancel the display due to low attendance over the past few years. Instead, the city says it has redirected the money for the display to other
Deputies ID 95-year-old woman killed in Penfield crash
PENFIELD, NY (WROC) - Police have released the name of the women who died in a crash in Penfield over the weekend. Investigators say a 95-year-old Jean Dietch of Irondequoit was killed when the car she was in turned into oncoming traffic. The Toyota Camry was then struck by another vehicle.
Two men charged with stealing handgun in Lima
LIMA, NY (WROC) - Two men are facing charges for stealing a handgun from a vehicle in Livingston County. Twenty-three-year-old Michael Ely from Palmyra and 21-year-old Bernard O’Grady from Bloomfield are charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of a weapon.
Luck runs out for lottery winner after cashing ticket
A lottery winner was robbed of $40 late Saturday afternoon minutes after cashing in his tickets at an Ontario Street convenience store, according to a police report. The robbery occurred around 5:30 p.m. around the corner from Ontario Best Value, 500 Ontario, police said. The victim told police he w
Two men arrested for stealing Frederick Douglass statue
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - Rochester Police officers were called to Tracy Street in Rochester for reports of two men who had stolen a statue shortly after midnight on Sunday. According to officers, the men stole a statue of Frederick Douglass.
Irondequoit woman killed in Empire Boulevard crash identified
The Monroe County Sheriff's Office has identified an Irondequoit woman who was killed in a crash on Empire Boulevard Saturday. Jean Dietch, 95,was a passenger in a car that was turning into Mario's Homemade Pasta Kitchen when it was struck by a westbound pickup truck.
Rochester man arrested in Bath for selling drugs
BATH, N.Y. (WETM) - A Rochester man faces charges for selling drugs in the Village of Bath. Bath Police said 23-year-old Jahari Hush was arrested at a home in the village. Police found crack cocaine, marijuana and a large amount of cash on him.
Avon church hammers in the holidays
AVON, NY (WROC) - You've probably heard the phrase "ringing in the holidays," but what about "hammering in the holidays?" On Sunday, one local church in Avon was doing just that, as part of an annual musical tradition.