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Genesee Keg Tree bigger than ever this year

On Friday, Dec. 7, thousands of Rochesterians huddled together for warmth around gas heater pillars in the parking lot of the Genesee Brew House, eagerly awaiting the start of one of Rochester's youngest and quirkiest traditions. At just past the stroke of 7, the lights went up, running neon up and

ROCHESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2018-12-10 16:30:35

The Midtown Plaza monorail gets a new life in a museum in the Town of Rush

The Midtown Monorail is back this holiday season as a featured exhibit at the New York Museum of Transportation In Rush. The small trolley cars made their last lap around Midtown Plaza in Rochester on Christmas Eve 2007, after a nearly 40-year run. The cars were placed in storage until last summer w

WXXINEWS.ORG - 2018-12-09 19:27:06

Crews begin demolition of apartment after massive fire in Rochester

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) - Workers have begun tearing down an apartment building on Thurston Road in Rochester after a five-alarm fire tore through the building. It took hours before crews were able to call the fire under control. Even as of 5 p.m., crews said small fires continued to burn.

WETM - 2018-12-11 02:58:00

Rochester man found with crack cocaine in Livingston County

Livingston County (WHAM) - A Rochester man is facing multiple charges after being found with drugs in his vehicle. The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested 23-year-old Alexander Beddia on Friday. Beddia was stopped on Interstate 390.

13 WHAM - 2018-12-10 15:44:50

Rochester man charged in bank robbery that led to crash appears in court

ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) - A Rochester man, accused of robbing a bank and almost running over a police officer with his vehicle as he tried to get away, appeared in court Monday morning to answer charges.

ROCHESTERFIRST.COM - 2018-12-10 16:41:00

City woman rushed to Strong after rollover crash on Avenue E

A 55-year-old Rochester woman was rushed to Strong Memorial Hospital after a one-vehicle crash on Avenue E. According to Capt. Mark Mura of the Rochester Police Department, officers responded to 130 Avenue E about 4:30 p.m. Saturday and found a 2014 Kia that had left the road and overturned while he

DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE - 2018-12-09 01:06:00

Truck rollover shuts down Union St. in Chili

CHILI, NY (WROC) - One person was taken to the hospital after a truck rollover in Chili. Firefighters are currently on scene working to clean-up the crash. Crews were called Union Street along Black Creek Park just before 2 p.m. for the accident.

ROCHESTERFIRST.COM - 2018-12-10 19:50:00

Police identify woman struck and killed by Greece police vehicle

Officials have identified the pedestrian who was struck and killed on West Ridge Road Saturday night by an unmarked police vehicle. The victim was Lillian Weyanna, 52, a Parma resident and native of Alaska. A spokesperson for the Monroe County Sheriff's office said her family there has been notified

DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE - 2018-12-10 17:59:00

Two Rochester-area priests dismissed after investigation of misconduct

Bishop Salvatore Matano has removed two priests from public ministry after an investigation into allegations of misconduct. Fathers Thomas J. Valenti and Erick Viloria are both restricted from engaging in public ministry or presenting themselves publicly as clerics, according to a statement from the

DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE - 2018-12-10 16:56:00

Liberty/Central rezoning starts the clock on Teen City's 'aggressive' timeline

--------------- Now that the rezoning of several parcels owned by City Church’s St. Anthony’s campus on Liberty Street is finally official, leaders of the Teen City project are rolling up their sleeves to expedite the transition of the Batavia Youth Bureau from its current MacArthur Drive location.

THE BATAVIAN - 2018-12-11 02:12:01

Watch: Genesee Brewery's Keg Tree lit in Rochester (video)

ROCHESTER, NY -- The beeriest celebration in Upstate New York lit up Rochester's High Falls area Friday, with the fifth annual illumination of the Genesee Brewery Keg Tree. The tree, which stands 27 feet tall, has 20,000 lights and is constructed of 525 empty beer kegs, is located next to the Genese

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-12-08 18:32:43

Past Churchville Fire Department chief killed in snowmobile crash in Adirondacks

Thomas Hetherington, 46, of Middlesex, Yates County, died Friday night in a snowmobile accident near Raquette Lake in the Adirondacks. Hetherington is a native of Churchville and a former chief of the Churchville Fire Department.

DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE - 2018-12-09 15:39:00

Crews battle 5-alarm fire at apartment building on Thurston Road

Crews from the Rochester Fire Department are fighting a fire on a three-story apartment building on Thurston Road. A report of fire came in around 8:20 am Monday morning, Crews reported finding heavy smoke when they arrived, and additional alarms was called within a short time.

DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE - 2018-12-10 13:43:00

Woman rescued from roof during overnight fire

Rochester, N.Y. -- — A woman had to be rescued from a roof of a home during an overnight fire. While the fire on Aldern Place near Lake Avenue was contained to a clothes dryer, smoke had filled the house, keeping her from getting downstairs.

13 WHAM - 2018-12-10 06:38:56

Son accused of killing his father during domestic incident in Henrietta

A 21-year-old man has been charged in the death of his father, who was fatally shot at a residence on Parkerhouse Road in Henrietta on Friday. Fabian Vazquez, who lives at the residence, is charged with second-degree murder in connection to the shooting, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Offi

DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE - 2018-12-08 13:03:00

5 New Properties For Sale In The Rochester Area

ROCHESTER, NY — Looking for a new house nearby, but getting tired of looking through the same old real-estate listings again and again? You've come to the right place! To keep you in the game, we've got an up-to-date batch of new listings nearby.

PATCH - 2018-12-10 00:45:00

Grant allows Green Visions program to expand in Rochester's JOSANA neighborhood

Greentopia has won a $100,000 grant from New York State that targets low-income minority communities disproportionately affected by pollution. The money will be used to expand the Green Visions Workforce Development program.

WXXINEWS.ORG - 2018-12-10 12:01:09

Nostalgic blast to the past opens as new exhibit at NY Museum of Transportation

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM)-A Rochester holiday tradition is back, but in a different way. A new exhibit featuring two monorail cars that once encircled Midtown Plaza is now open to visitors at the New York Museum of Transportation in Henrietta.

13 WHAM - 2018-12-09 23:04:32

Police say 21-year-old man shot father inside NY home

HENRIETTA, N.Y. (AP) — A 21-year-old man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of his father inside a Rochester-area home. Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies tell the Democrat and Chronicle that Fabian Vazquez shot his 48-year-old father, Dezerick Brooks, around 5:30 p.m. Friday inside Vazquez’s hom

WBNG-TV - 2018-12-08 14:14:39

Son charged with murder after father's shooting at Henrietta home

HENRIETTA, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - A 21-year-old man was arraigned in the early morning hours on Saturday, accused of shooting and killing his father Friday evening in Henrietta. Deputies say they were called to 15 Parkerhouse Road around 5:30 p.m.

ROCHESTERFIRST.COM - 2018-12-08 11:41:00