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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
Fight with roommate over TV volume leads to assault charge for Wayne County man
ONTARIO, N.Y. -- A Wayne County man was charged Wednesday with assault after a fight with his roommate over a television's volume, according to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.
Elderly woman killed in Wayne County crash
An 86-year-old woman was killed Tuesday when the vehicle she was a passenger in was struck after pulling out in front of truck in the town of Sodus. State police said in a news release that at about 3 p.m. Tuesday a mini van traveling southbound on South Geneva Road failed to yield the right of way
Sodus double homicide: Charlene Childers appears in court
Murder suspect Charlene Childers appeared in a Wayne County courtroom Thursday to tell the judge she'd hired a new attorney. She will be represented by Auburn attorney Rome Canzano.
Judge rules Leticia Astacio must face trial on gun charges
A judge has denied a request to dismiss felony gun charges against former Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio. In a written decision issued Thursday, Ontario County Judge William Kocher considered a range of complaints about the indictment and the process leading up to it, but ruled in favor
At 49 years today, Nine Mile Point Unit 1 is the oldest nuke in nation
OSWEGO — Forty-nine years ago today, the first nuclear facility in Oswego County started commercial operations and following the closure of Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in New Jersey earlier this year, Nine Mile Point Unit 1 is now the oldest operating commercial nuclear facility in the n
Is Chicken French really a Rochester thing? Five facts
Rochesterians like their Chicken French. That much is for sure. After we published a story on Chicken French (or chicken franchese) being the most popular new recipe published in the New York Times this year, the response was enormous. More than 500 people posted their favorite place for Chicken Fre
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
Flood recovery efforts using nature
IRONDEQUOIT, NY (WROC) - - The rebuilding continues along Lake Ontario from last year’s flooding. Monroe County is turning their focus on a natural way to build resilience with a nature-based shoreline.
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.
Reports of layoffs at Xerox in Webster; town supervisor worries about economic impact
There are anecdotal reports about layoffs that came down at Xerox in Webster on Thursday, but so far no official word from the company on how many people were affected. Town Supervisor Ron Nesbitt says he has heard about some people taking voluntary buyouts in anticipation of layoffs.
Dog boutique employs people of all abilities
Canandaigua, N.Y. -- The name is Bad Dog Boutique, but even good dogs are allowed inside for their version of spa treatment. The boutique, now located at 84 South Main Street in Canandaigua, is run by the Ontario ARC, employing people of all abilities.
Deputies: Man sent threatening email to Sheriff's Office
Canandaigua, N.Y. - A Palmyra man is facing charges after Sheriff's deputies allege he sent a threatening email to the Ontario County Sheriff's Office. John McMenamin, 58, was charged with aggravated harassment in the second degree.
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
Rochester police: Man runs from officers, crashes truck, gets hurt
ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) - A man crashed his truck after police say he didn't stop when officers tried to pull him over in Rochester. Police were called to the area of Genesee Street and Frost Avenue Wednesday morning around 10 a.m. for the report of a gun spotted in a vehicle. At the scene, officers sp
MISSING: Police continue search for missing 13-year-old girl after her sister was located early this morning
Rochester police continue to search for a missing 13-year-old girl after she went missing with her sister Tuesday afternoon. Police say Jazmine English is approximately 5'3", 160 pounds, with brown hair (but possibly wearing a black wig) and brown eye. She was last seen wearing a black and white jac
Israeli Journalists Visit Safe Haven Museum and Fort Ontario
OSWEGO – Fort Ontario’s role in hosting Holocaust refugees is receiving some international attention, thanks to a recent visit by Israeli journalists to the Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum and Fort Ontario State Historic Site.
Rochester community supports residents after Thurston Rd. apartment building burns down
ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) - "Rochester has so much love in it man." Wednesday, that love pulled through: Clothes, shoes, blankets and more were brought to Eclipse Bar in Rochester, giving those who lost everything in the five-alarm fire on Thurston Road on Monday, like James Francis, hope.
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
Woman gets 5 to 15 years in prison in fatal Lyell Ave. crash
ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) - The Rochester women charged in a fatal crash on Lyell Avenue has been sentenced. Chermasia Collins was found guilty of aggravated vehicular homicide, manslaughter, and criminally negligent homicide.