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Rochester man arrested in Boston in connection to racist flyers

EAST BOSTON, MA (WROC) - A Rochester man is among three men charged after police investigated racist posters in East Boston. Tylar Larson, 18, is charged with carrying a dangerous weapon. He was arrested with two Boston-area men: Christopher Hood and Matthew Wolf. Hood is also charged with carrying


Feds: CA man flew to Rochester to rape minor

Rochester, N.Y. – A California man is being held in jail without bail after he allegedly used a social media app to try to rape a minor. Federal prosecutors say Gabriel Murillo used Kik to reach out to someone he thought was a 12-year-old girl from New York named “Hannah.” They say the child was act


Upstate NY native Chyna to be inducted in WWE Hall of Fame

Upstate New York native Chyna will be inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame, the wrestling organization announced Monday. Chyna, who was born Joanie Laurer in Rochester, N.Y., will be posthumously inducted as part of D-Generation X from the WWF's "Attitude Era" of the '90s. The group was originally forme


State police investigating the death of former Bergen man at downstate prison

COXSACKIE — State police and corrections officials are investigating the death of a former Bergen man at Greene Correctional Facility. 38, died Nov. 13 while incarcerated at the facility. He had been serving a five-year term after being sentenced in 2016, in connection with a wide-ranging drug inves


Deputies seize crack cocaine during traffic stop on Interstate 390

Two Rochester men are facing felony level drug charges after Livingston County Sheriff’s deputies found they were in possession of more than 20 grams of crack cocaine and drug-packaging materials on Interstate 390, Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty announced Monday.


Conesus Officials’ Home Totaled By Fire

According to our sources, a toaster was the cause of the fire that “totaled” the home at 6571 Hoes Hill Rd., Conesus, where Conesus Highway Superintendent Stephen Martucio and Conesus Town Councilwoman Anita Martucio resided.


New York State Funding Should Help Ease Waiting Lists

The weather the last few weeks has really reminded us what WNY winters can dish out. It’s seems like it’s been a long time since we have had such cold temperatures and dangerously cold wind chills, not to mention blowing and drifting snow. Since February is heart month, I just want to remind older a


I-390 Stop Nets Another Drug Arrest

INTERSTATE 390: Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of two Rochester, NY men on felony drug charges after a traffic stop on Interstate 390.On February 11, 2019 Deputy Connor Sanford of the Sheriff’s STOP DWI Unit was patrolling Interstate 390 and conducted a traffic stop for a violation o


Gasoline prices fall in NY state, but national average rises

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Gasoline prices in New York state fell another 3.3 cents per gallon last week, settling at an average of $2.47 on Sunday, according to GasBuddy.com. But the national average crept upward for the second straight week.


One man in critical condition after Scottsville Road crash

CHILI, N.Y. (WHEC)- A man is in critical condition with potentially life-threatening injuries after Saturday's multi-vehicle crash on Scottsville Road in Chili. According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, at about 1:55 p.m. deputies responded to the 1600 block of Scottsville Road for reports of


Crews battle fire at Brighton home

Brighton, N.Y. (WHAM) - Crews worked to put out a house fire on Sunday night. The fire was at a home on Sutton Place. The Brighton Fire District responded just after 8:30 p.m. Firefighters say the fire started in the chimney then spread to the roof.


Scottsville Road shut down due to serious car accident

Chili, N.Y. -- A multi-car accident has caused Scottsville Road to be temporarily closed. The road is shut down between Ballantyne and Paul roads. Several emergency agencies are on scene.


Winter weather advisory in WNY

Rochester, NY (WHAM) - A winter weather advisory has been issued for all of WNY from this evening through late Monday afternoon. A storm system will move east from the Central Plains today and over WNY tonight. The storm track is favorable for a period of steady light snow over the region.


Rochester Police investigating double shooting

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - Two Rochester men were shot in the area of Boston Street and Joseph Avenue in Rochester on Sunday at around 3:40 a.m. Upon arrival Rochester Police Officers located a victim who had been shot at least once. The first victim, 19, was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital


How to avoid a tax return audit

ROCHESTER, NY (WROC-TV) - The last thing anyone wants is an audit of their tax return!. CPA David Young of the New York State Society of CPAs discussed the aspects of your return that could raise a red flag for investigators from the Internal Revenue Service Monday during News 8 at Sunrise.


Plow truck takes down pole in Rochester

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- A plow truck took out a light pole during the messy morning commute on Monday. It happened around 9 a.m. near Densmore Street and Waring Road in Rochester.


Schramrocks' liquor license suspended nearly a week after large fight

Henrietta, N.Y. – A Henrietta bar has had its liquor license suspended by the State Liquor Authority just about a week after three people were hurt in a large fight. Three people were stabbed at the venue’s parking lot early Sunday. An event sponsored by a third party was being held at the pub.


Home hit by gunfire in City of Rochester

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC)- A home in the City of Rochester was struck by gunfire on Sunday, but nobody was hurt. According to the Rochester Police Department, officers responded to the 300 block of Emerson Street after reports that shots were fired. Upon arrival, they found a home that had been struck


Man Suffers Life-Threat­ening Injuries After 19th Ward Shooting

A 35-year-old man shot in Rochester's 19th Ward is in critical condition at Strong Memorial Hospital. Rochester police found the victim on Maxwell Avenue. He was taken to Strong with life-threatening injuries.


LOVETT: Goodbye and farewell — reflections on 25 years covering the New York State Capitol

ALBANY — This Monday marks the seventh anniversary of this column — and its last day. After 30 years as a reporter — and seven straight years of never missing a single Monday with the column—I am leaving the Daily News and the journalism business.