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DEC: Hazardous waste found at old Palmyra landfill

PALMYRA, N.Y. (WHEC) – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is working to find out if an old local landfill is a danger to public health. This comes after hazardous waste was found at the Palmyra site on Garnsey Road.


Police investigate multi-car crash on Rt. 104

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- A multi-car crash shut down part of Rout 104 Friday. Route 104 east was shut down a the Veterans Memorial Bridge. The crash happened just after 9 p.m.


Palmyra man transported to Strong Hospital after motorcycle accident on SR 31

Deputies say a Palmyra man was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital following a motorcycle accident on State Route 31 in Macedon during the early-morning hours of April 13th.


Andrew Cuomo arrives at the New York International Auto Show in style

Even the governor has given up on the subways. Gov. Cuomo rolled up to the annual New York International Auto Show Saturday morning in a Roush Mustang, flanked by comic actor Tracy Morgan.


Our View: Cheers and Jeers

A CHEER … to the Ontario County Historical Society, on hosting the History Day competition last month. Forty-seven middle school students participated in the event, with entries ranging from research papers to table-top exhibits to digital documentaries and websites. Judges reviewed entries and made


Rescued Portraits of the Past: Do you know who these people are?

The Ontario County Historical Society had no luck in identifying the people above, so let's try again. But, the person at left in the photo first published April 7 (below) has been identified as Michael Morley, by Michael Morley himself. He writes:


Police searching for missing 13-year-old Rochester teen

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - Rochester Police officers are searching for 13-year-old Trinity Rivera who went missing from her mother's home in Rochester on Monday evening. Rivera is 5’3” and weighs 107 pounds.


Man pleads guilty to firearms thefts at upstate NY gun store

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 35-year-old Rochester man has pleaded guilty to stealing firearms from a western New York gun store. The U.S. Attorney's Office says Marcos Guzman and two co-defendants broke into Chinappi's Firearms & Supplies in Spencerport, just west of Rochester,


Report: NY state agencies overtime pay highest in a decade

NEW YORK (AP) - New York state agencies paid nearly $787 million in overtime for more than 18 million extra hours worked by state employees in 2018, according to a new report released Thursday by state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.


HIRING 716: Governor Cuomo creates task force to train for jobs in auto industry

Hiring 716 is WKBW's new initiative committed to highlighting job opportunities, challenges and success stories in Western New York. Learn more at Hiring716.com. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday the creation of the Excelsior Automotive Technician Task Force, which will develop progr


New York state tax revenues plummet by $3.7 billion

New York state tax revenues fell by $3.7 billion, or 4.7 percent, last year — the largest collapse since the 9/11 attacks — but officials downplayed the significance. Trying to find a bright side, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said things could have been worse since a surge in collections last m


Western Presbyterian Church to host “Bed City” event

Family Promise of Wayne County will hold its 2nd annual Bed City Fundraiser on May 11th to benefit its work with homeless families in Wayne County. The event is being held this year from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.at Western Presbyterian Church, 101 East Main Street, Palmyra, NY and the Palmyra Village P


Spectrum reaches deal to stay in New York State

ALBANY, NY (WROC) - Charter Spectrum has reached a deal with New York it says will keep the cable company in New York State. Last year, the state's Public Service Commission sought to kick Spectrum out of New York and cancel its approval of the company merger with Time Warner after state officials s


Teen arrested after large fight at David and Busters in Henrietta

HENRIETTA, NY (WROC) -- A 17-year-old is facing charges after the sheriff's office says he pushed a deputy who was called for a large fight in Henrietta. Deputies responded Thursday evening to Dave and Buster's at Marketplace Mall in Henrietta for the fight.


Farmington man charged with sexual abuse

A Farmington man has been charged with second-degree sexual abuse after police say he subjected a girl under 14 to sexual contact. Aaron Paul English, 30, was charged Wednesday, April 17, following an investigation into events alleged to have happened on or around Nov. 28, 2018 in Farmington.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


N.Y. Dems brush off Trump impeachment talk

The Thursday release of the redacted special counsel report on Russian interference in the 2016 election has fueled calls for Congress to begin an impeachment investigation against President Donald Trump. But New York's senators and the area's House members, all Democrats, are hedging.


N.J. drivers could get a break on N.Y.'s congestion pricing, but state won’t get any cash

NJ Transit and PATH may not get a piece of New York City’s congestion pricing pie, said toll experts debating that plan on Friday, because they believe not many Jersey drivers will ditch their cars and get on a crowded train or bus.


NewsChannel 13 honored at New York State Broadcasters Association Awards Luncheon

Representatives from the New York State Broadcasters Association were in Albany on Friday for their annual awards luncheon - and NewsChannel 13 was honored to be among the recipients.


The Arc Wayne’s newest addition to hold ribbon-cutting

The Arc Wayne’s newest addition to 150 Van Buren St. is serving town of Newark residents and Erie Canal travelers. The four Erie Shore Landing shops comprise the Erie Shore Café, Erie Shore Ice Cream, an expansion of The Arc Wayne Print Shop and a retail space. The grant-funded expansion sits facing