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Elephant 'personhood' case heard in Orleans County, but it may be moved back to the Bronx
A judge in Orleans County has indicated she will likely rule that a case brought by an animal rights group seeking legal “personhood” for an elephant at the Bronx Zoo should be heard in Bronx County.
Investigators look for fresh clues in 55-year-old double murder on Lover's Lane
Pittsford, N.Y. (WHAM) - Investigators with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office are asking for any clues to help them solve a double murder case from 1963. On July 14, 1963, a fisherman found the bodies of two teenagers along Lover's Lane along Route 96, just north of Bushnell's Basin.
Newfane pot grower to serve year in jail
A man was sentenced Monday to a year in the Niagara County Jail for growing marijuana on his Newfane property. Brian C. Moreland, 31, now of Main Street, Olcott, was charged after a Sept. 27, 2017, raid on his former property on Ewings Road in Newfane, where officers seized 19.75 ounces of pot.
Pedestrian struck, killed on Buffalo Rd. in Gates
Police say a pedestrian was killed Tuesday night after being struck at an intersection in Gates. Emergency crews responded to reports of the crash at Buffalo Road and Wegman Road around 6 p.m. Gates police say the victim is a male Gates resident around 28-years-old. They say it appears the man was i
Police search for man who robbed Greece bank
GREECE, NY (WROC) - Officers are searching for the man they say robbed a bank in Greece on Tuesday. Investigators say the robber walked into the Family First Federal Credit Union on Long Pond Road around 12:30 p.m. and handed the teller a note demanding cash. Officers say no one was hurt during the
Former Holley High School soon will house senior apartments
Where young minds once learned, older minds will soon reside. The abandoned Holley High School building will undergo a $17 million rehabilitation, converting the former educational facility into homes for seniors and office space for the Village of Holley. Holley Gardens is a joint venture of two Ro
These Are The 10 Easiest Cities To Get Laid In New York For 2019
Editor’s Note: This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don’t freak out we updated this article for 2019. This is our second time ranking the easiest cities to get laid in New York.
University of Buffalo Football Team Heads to Dollar General Bowl
The University of Buffalo Football team left for the Dollar General Bowl Tuesday morning. The team was sent off with a pep rally at the Murchie Family Football Center before heading off to the airport to fly to Mobile, Alabama.
Court rules police officer's use of text messages didn't violate rights of sex offender
A police officer did not violate the rights of sex offender when he sent a text message to the suspect's mobile phone upon his arrest to confirm the defendant had used the phone to exchange messages with his victim, and unknowingly, with police, an NYS appeals court has ruled.
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
N.Y. college students arrested for vandalizing Frederick Douglass statue
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHAM) -Two college students have been arrested for allegedly damaging a statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass, according to police in New York state. Rochester Police Department officers responded to a report that people were trying to steal the life-size statue early Sunday mor
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.
Grand Jury: Batavia HS student indicted on first-degree assault charge
Antwan L. Odom is indicted for the crime of first-degree assault, a Class B violent felony. It is alleged that on Aug. 4 in the area of Ross Street in the City of Batavia that Odom -- with intent to cause serious physical injury to another person -- caused such injury by means of a dangerous instrum
CBS Sports draft writer Chris Trapasso speaks with Brockport students
BROCKPORT, NY (WROC) - Oliver Middle School is kicking off a new initiative this year called "College and Career Lunch Brunches." Selected students will attend a lunch where a presenter describes their job and what education was needed. The students are then able to ask the presenter questions.
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.
NY boundaries on pilot hemp program misinterpreted as ‘ban,’ attorney says
Counter to the chatter aroused by a recent report, the State of New York has not ‘banned’ CBD, according to an expert on the legality of hemp products. The state did however put some boundaries around a pilot agricultural program.
Students allegedly vandalized Frederick Douglass statue in Rochester
Rochester, N.Y. – Two college students were arrested Sunday after they allegedly vandalized a statue of Frederick Douglass in Rochester. John R. Boedicker, 20, of Endicott in Broome County, and Charles J. Milks, 21, of Kenmore in Erie County, were charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, a misd
Roblee: Central New York's special Greek Revival flavor
Last month, I touched briefly upon the prominence of the Greek Revival style of architecture throughout our region, a topic worth fleshing out further this month. The historic pathways along which architectural styles moved in New York state served to bring people and ideas to our area. The westward
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.
Albion police locate missing boy and girl
ALBION, N.Y. (WIVB) - UPDATE: Cruz and Lauro-Ramierez have been located according to Albion Police. Both were found in the Village of Albion and both were returned to their parents.