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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
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
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
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.
Numerous bomb threats reported nationwide, including in Rochester
ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) - Police are investigating after a bomb threat was made against an apartment building in Rochester. RPD spokeswoman Jackie Shuman says the department received an email threat at 1:12 p.m. against 80 St. Paul Street -- the H.H. Warner Lofts. However, officers say the threat doesn
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
Email bomb hoax: 13 Monroe County locations targeted, sheriff says
At least 13 locations were targeted with a torrent of emailed bomb threats throughout Monroe County on Thursday, Monroe County Sheriff Todd Baxter said. He said the threats appeared to be meant to cause disruption and compel recipients into sending money. They are not considered credible, he added.
Irondequoit police running tests on truck that may be involved in fatal hit and run
IRONDEQUOIT, NY (WROC) - Irondequoit police say they have seized a truck that may have been involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash in the town last month that killed an 87-year-old woman.
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
105-year-old bowler celebrates birthday at Webster's AMF Empire Lanes
At his 105th birthday party, Tom Pisano bowled pretty well. Not as good as he'd like, though, considering he's got nearly a century of experience with the sport. "It took me a long time to get here," he said with a laugh. "I do the best I can. What else can I say and do?"
Webster CSD capital improvement project approved
WEBSTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - The Webster community Tuesday voted yes to a proposed $69.5 million capital improvement project. The project went through with 1,595 people voting yes, 763 voting no. The project is focused on community wellness, safety and security and infrastructure integrity.
Monroe Co. Grand Jury Indicts Rochester Teen in Double Homicide Case
A Monroe County grand jury has handed up an indictment in a Rochester double homicide case. Seventeen-year-old Kyrell Gilroy is charged with two counts of second degree murder and two weapon counts in the September shootings on Wilkins Street. Gilroy allegedly confessed to shooting Markwaun Williams
Eight charged in Rochester cocaine and heroin ring
ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) - Federal authorities say they have busted a major drug ring in Rochester. Now, eight people are facing charges that could land them in prison for life. Police say the following people have been charged with conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, and one kil
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.
Rochester Police: Man stole dead woman's dog, took photos of her body after she overdosed
WROC/WSYR - A man was arrested in Rochester for allegedly taking photos of a dead woman's body and stealing her dog. According to Gates Police, a woman died of an overdose inside a Rochester-area motel on Oct. 20.
Legislature approves 2019 Monroe County budget
Monroe County legislators Tuesday approved a $1.23 spending plan for 2019 that lowers the county's property tax rate, according to County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo. Dinolfo trumpeted the 10-cent reduction in the property tax rate, from $8.99 per $1,000 of assessed value to $8.89 per $1,000. This mark
Child porn charges issued in Rochester Amber Alert case
The Rochester man police say took a 14-year-old girl to New York City last week, sparking an Amber Alert and a state-wide manhunt, was charged with production and possession of child pornography in federal court Tuesday.
Police looking for suspect in E. Main St. bank robbery
ROCHESTER, NY (WROC-TV) - Police are still looking for the man who robbed Summit Federal Credit Union on E. Main Street yesterday. The robbery took place at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday and the suspect escaped on foot. The suspect is a white male possibly in his forties, according to police.
Chinese restaurants, hotels and chains are good bets for Christmas Day dining
After Red Sun Chinese Cuisine opened in Brighton last year, the Sun family decided to heed customer requests when it came to opening on Christmas Day. "Customers suggested it. We decided to give it a try," said YingHui Sun. "It turned out to be a very busy day for us." She noted that Chinese restaur