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Driver strikes parked cars, runs around Chili Avenue naked, gets struck by vehicles

According to the Rochester Police Department, the incident occurred in the area of Chili Avenue and Somerset Street around 9 p.m. on Friday. Officers found the naked man standing in a parking lot after he was struck and took him into custody. He was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital for a Ment

WHEC TV-10 - 2018-08-18 00:00:00

Victor-based Constellation Brands buys $4B stake in marijuana company

VICTOR, NY (WROC) - Constellation Brands, the beer and wine-maker based in Victor, has purchased a massive $4 billion stake in marijuana company Canopy.

ROCHESTERFIRST.COM - 2018-08-16 17:26:08

Rochester police officers disciplined for on-duty fight caught on video

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) -- The two Rochester police officers who were involved in an on-duty fight, that was captured on surveillance video, have been disciplined after an investigation.

WIVB - 2018-08-17 18:44:04

Woman pleads guilty to criminally negligent homicide in fatal overdose

Nikki Steger, 26, pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance after she allegedly sold narcotics to another woman, causing her to die. (Photo: Irondequoit PD)

13 WHAM - 2018-08-17 12:25:41

Livingston County Sheriff's K-9 dies in surgery

Sheriff Dougherty says, "Gibbs is credited with numerous alerts of dangerous drugs, many potentially lifesaving human tracks and searches. He was a warrior that would fearlessly protect his handler. Gibbs was often called upon to seek out danger and clear the way for his human partners."

ROCHESTERFIRST.COM - 2018-08-17 14:51:26

Arrest made in gun store burglary as police work to recover dozens of stolen firearms

Dakota Safarty, 21, was charged with 2nd-degree burglary, 3rd-degree criminal mischief, and 4th-degree grand larceny and was arraigned in Parma town court.

DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE - 2018-08-18 00:39:00

New giraffe arrives at Seneca Park Zoo

One-year-old Iggy, a female from the Virginia Zoo, is the second giraffe at Seneca Park Zoo, as the zoo works to open its new Savanna exhibit next month.

ROCHESTERFIRST.COM - 2018-08-17 15:27:42

Rochester man pleads guilty in murder-for-hire death in Wayne County

Knowledge Couser, 22, pleaded guilty in Wayne County Court to second-degree murder in connection with the Feb. 1, 2017,death of Julie L. Martin, 52, in her home on Jonathan Lane in Ontario, Wayne County,according to the Wayne County District Attorney's Office.

DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE - 2018-08-17 14:05:00

Explosion blows out windows, door at Penfield bagel shop

The explosion occurred at Bruegger's Bagels, 2200 Penfield Road, around 4:45 a.m., and blew out several windows and a glass door at the eatery, according to emergency responders. No injuries were reported.


Stalled Canandaigua Lake project could finally move forward

The city has since applied for a $750,000 state grant on behalf of the developers. This week, the city planning board approved two changes to the site plan -- including reducing the size of a parking structure.

ROCHESTERFIRST.COM - 2018-08-16 21:23:56

Rochester Woman in Geneseo Arrested After Calling 911 on Herself for Prostitution

According to a report from the Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, deputies responded to a 911 call on Clearview Road in the Town of Geneseo. When the deputies met with the caller, Lynn M. Motyka, 27, to investigate the reason for the call, they discovered that Motyka had allegedly come to G


Local doctor pleads guilty to child porn charges

ROCHESTER — A Wayne County doctor could spend the rest of his life in prison after pleading guilty to charges related to child pornography.Dr. David Blasczak, 69, of Newark, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to three counts of receiving child pornography. The charges carry a combined maximum p


Three man accused of beating, robbing man on Monroe Ave. in Brighton

BRIGHTON, NY (WROC) - Three men are facing charges after another man was beaten and robbed on Monroe Avenue, just north of Twelve Corners in Brighton.


Woman indicted for manslaughter for selling drugs leading to fatal OD

The Monroe County Heroin Task Force charged Melinda Hamelinck, 38, with second-degree manslaughter, two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.


Upstate NY 'kayak killer' to collect on dead fiance's life insurance

In this Nov. 8, 2017 file photo, Angelika Graswald stands with her attorneys Jeffrey Chartier, left, and Richard Portale during her sentencing at the Orange County courthouse in Goshen, N.Y. (Jim Sabastian | Times-Herald Record | AP)


State of Emergency declared for Monroe County due to flash flooding

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - A State of Emergency has been issued Tuesday morning in Monroe County, according to Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo.


Civil complaint seeks to obtain $800K, cars, and home from psychiatrist charged with fraud

August 15, 2018 11:11 AMA civil forfeiture complaint has been filed against a Pittsford psychiatrist charged with health care fraud.Last month, Dr. Muhammad Cheema, a licensed physician who provided services at his private practice, Upstate Psychiatry in Pittsford, as well as at Rochester Regional H


'Maybe I thought I was just clever enough': Ex-pediatrician admits to child porn, fondling girls

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A former pediatrician admitted Tuesday that hefondled young girlsat his daughter's sleep-overs, received thousands of images of child pornography, and owned pre-pubescent sex dolls.


Cuomo issues state of emergency for NY counties affected by flooding

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday issued a state of emergency for several upstate counties as heavy rainfall continues across much of New York.The state of emergency will be in effect through Aug. 21. It covers Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Monroe, Onondaga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, St


Woman arrested for driving in wrong direction while being under the influence

On August 10, Livingston County Emergency Communications Center received several 911 calls of a vehicle traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Interstate 390 near the Town of Avon. Once Deputy Shawn Whitford arrived on the scene, he observed the vehicle in question traveling southbound in t