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'Homicide by medical neglect': Commission issues report on Rochester woman's death in Erie Co. jail
BUFFALO, NY (WROC) - The commission that oversees New York jails is calling the 2016 death of Rochester's India Cummings, while being held in the Erie County Holding Center, a case of “homicide by medical neglect.”
Commission files its case for Judge Astacio's removal
ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) - In newly released documents, the state Commission on Judicial Conduct is laying out its case for Judge Leticia Astacio to be removed as a city court judge.
Firm implicated in 2017 illegal dumping in town of Rochester snared by state in Operation TrashNet
Operation TrashNet involved the state Departments of Environmental Conservation and Transportation, state police and local law enforcement agencies. Since early 2017, the collaboration spearheaded dozens of undercover details and truck surveillance operations to uncover a number of crimes, officials
Investigators: Rochester teen tried to start fire at police station
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Skate Park may be coming to Rochester
Rochester, N.Y. – After years of talk about a skate park in downtown Rochester, it looks like it’s closer to happening.
Things to do around Rochester from July 19 to 25
1TheOriginal Wailersheadline the next Party in the Park concert Thursday, July 19, in Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park. Ginkgoa opens the show. Gates open at 5 p.m. General admission is $5; free for children 12 and younger. Admission to the VIP ultra lounge is $35. Go tocityofrochester.gov.PITP.
State names new 'distinguished educator' for RCSD
Dr. Jaime Aquino, who served in leadership roles across the country, will act as an emergency consultant, who will help the district work towards a turnaround.
Rochester Police shut down section of Herald St. for investigation
Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - A large section of a Rochester neighborhood was cordoned off by police Monday morning.Officers put caution tape up along a section of Herald Street near Hudson Avenue mid-morning.The focus of investigation remains unclear at this point. Officers have not briefed media about
City seeks design firm for new downtown skatepark, eyes fall 2019 opening
The city of Rochester issued a request for proposals Wednesday, seeking a company to design the skate park. Proposals are due next month, with the goal of opening the park next fall.
Rochester man indicted for raping 11-year-old child
Josue Maldonado-Soto, 32, was indicted on eight counts of predatory sexual assault against a child and four counts of first-degree sexual abuse.
Judge Astacio attorney: Probation violations dismissed
Astacio was scheduled to appear in Rochester City Court Friday for a hearing, but that appearance has been cancelled, according to Mark Foti, Astacio's attorney.
Ribbon-cutting ceremony held for Riedman Health Center in Irondequoit
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday for the new Riedman Health Center in Irondequoit. Inside, it offers adult and pediatric primary care, dental, imaging, eye care, a pharmacy and blood lab.
Life-size Frederick Douglass sculptures come to the streets of Rochester
Project Director Carvin Eison says they will be placing statues at 13 different sites significant to Douglass' life in Rochester.“Frederick Douglass' ideas, the things that he believed in are needed now more than ever,” said Eison. “All of his activism coming off that monument in Highland Park and
Police: Contractor collected $45K in payments, never completed work
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - A Central New York-based contractor is accused of collecting over $45,000 worth of checks from a customer in Canandaigua and never completing the work.
Groundbreaking announced for The Eastman Reserve in Rochester
This is the first EBP site that will have residential development.Senator Joseph Robach said, "Across Eastman Business Park, in buildings that formerly housed Kodak manufacturing, companies from across the world have chosen to call EBP their home. With today’s ground breaking of The Eastman Reserve,
Prosecutors drop three probation violations against Leticia Astacio
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) -Three probation violations, brought against Judge Leticia Astacio after her arrest on gun charges, have been dropped.
NYSED Appoints Distinguished Educator to Rochester City School District - Rochester La Voz
“The Rochester City School District needs to address many deficiencies in instruction and student support that are barriers to student learning,” Commissioner Elia stated. “Working with Superintendent Deane-Williams and the district, Dr. Aquino will assess the district’s fiscal, operational and inst
Storms knock tree onto Rochester home
News 8 has heard reports of other damage, including a fire that may have been started by a lightning strike. Thankfully, no one was hurt in the fire.
Woman dead after crash in Walworth
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - A woman is dead after a crash in Wayne County. Sheriff's Deputies say Cynthia Scheltz, 45, of the Town of Ontario, was the only person in the car.
Rochester served as inspiration for Rob Schneider's 'Saturday Night Live' weed sketch
At about the 2-minute mark, Schneider explains how, years ago, he was in Rochester, and his girlfriend at the time took him to Mamasan's — this was when it was still in the city. And nearby the restaurant "was this African antiquities store. And I go, 'Let’s check this out.' I go in there, and it lo