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MCSO reviews active shooter situation on Scottsville Road

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Panic about a recently fired and possibly disgruntled employee triggered a 911 call about an active shooter on Scottsville Road Friday. Police officers responded in droves, schools and businesses were locked down and roads were closed off. It turns out the call was unfounded but Monroe County Sheriff Todd Baxter tells News10NBC he has no regrets about how the situation was handled—especially in light of the Buffalo mass shooting that happened just one week before.
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Gates crash snarls traffic

Gates, N.Y. — A crash on Interstate 490 near the Route 531 split Tuesday afternoon is under investigation. According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, a sedan hit an exit sign and a guardrail, then left the road and struck two light poles. The 31-year-old male driver from Churchville...
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Tree planted in memory of local legislator in Greece

Greece, N.Y. — A day of new life in Greece to honor the life of a local legislator. A tree was planted in memory of David Proud, who represented Greece in the Monroe County Legislature for more than a decade. Proud's family joined Greece Town Board members Tuesday morning to plant the tree, which is located along the town hall's walking track. They left a monument at the tree's base honoring Proud, who served in the Marines for five years.
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Cousins found guilty in Greece kidnapping, burglary

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Two local cousins were found guilty by a jury Monday in connection to a kidnapping incident last year in Greece. According to officials from the Monroe County District Attorney’s office, Dimitri Cash Sr. and Joenathan Cash were convicted on charges of kidnapping, burglary, and robbery for the abduction of Dimitri’s children […]
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Judge sentences Monroe County white supremacist, says guns were part of 'racist agenda'

A federal judge Monday sentenced a local white supremacist to eight years for illegal firearms possession, telling the man that he likely got the guns "as part of a racist agenda." The sentence for Stephen Pattison, a convicted felon who could not have guns, was less than the maximum sentence of 10 years sought by prosecutors but significantly over the sentence recommended by federal guidelines. ...
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Navigation season opens for Erie Canal

ALBANY — It was smooth sailing over the weekend for boaters seeking to navigate the Erie Canal, following the reopening of the historic waterway this weekend. Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the opening of the 2022 navigation season along the 524-mile New York State Canal system, kicking off the 198th consecutive opening of the waterway and celebrating the ongoing bicentennial of the Erie Canal’s construction and completion, which spanned from 1817 to 1825.
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Monroe County Risk Assessment Team a model for other communities trying to stop mass shootings

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - In the wake of the mass shooting in Buffalo that took the lives of 10 people and injured 3 others, the Sheriff of Erie County says he plans to create a “behavior threat assessment team” compromised of his deputies, mental health professionals and education professionals to identify those who may be a risk to the community. “Falling through the cracks is not going to be an excuse we’re going to use in the future,” Sheriff John Garcia said at a press conference last week.
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MCSO deputies backing up RPD officers during another weekend of violence

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The city of Rochester endured another weekend of violence, with the Rochester Police Department responding to shots fired and shooting incidents. Additional patrols from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office supported the RPD over the last few days. Minutes after Sgt. Greg Wildman started his patrol, gunfire...
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Memorial Day events planned for the Rochester area

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Towns in the Rochester area are announcing their Memorial Day plans after two years of canceled or toned-down plans due to the pandemic. Towns and villages' plans are organized by county size and name in the list below. Monroe County. Rochester. Vietnam Veterans of America...
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Do the Right Thing: Aleyx helped an injured staff member at their school

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — News10NBC is celebrating the winners of the spring's “Do the Right Thing” award. Meet Aleyx Crocker from East Rochester Senior High School. Aleyx received the award for demonstrating empathy while helping an injured staff member. Aleyx fell on the icy sidewalk in January while on the way into school and injured their knee. Aleyx called staff member, Helen Jacob, for assistance. As Ms. Jacob stepped outside, she also slipped and fell. Aleyx helped Ms. Jacob to get inside a building and to the nearest classroom. Then, Aleyx called a school nurse to treat Ms. Jacob. Aleyx remained calm and put Ms. Jacob’s needs ahead of their own.
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Do the Right Thing: James was honest during a baseball game

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — News10NBC is celebrating the winners of the spring semester's “Do the Right Thing” award. Meet James Allen from Jefferson Road Elementary. James received the award for showing good sportsmanship during a baseball game in the summer of 2021. James was playing second base and the next batter tried to stretch a single into a double. When the ball got to James, the umpire thought James tagged the runner out and called it. James was honest and told the umpire that he never tagged the player. The runner got to get a do-over at the plate.
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Now there's a shortage of contrast for CT scans

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — We have another supply shortage because of COVID. This time it's contrast, which is the critical fluid for people getting scans for strokes, heart attacks and cancer, and News10NBC found out the problem pretty much mirrors the shortage problem with baby formula. One company makes...
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Missing Henrietta man and his dog found safe

HENRIETTA, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Monroe County Sheriff's Office said that the missing Henrietta man, Paul Krahenbuhl, and his dog were found safe. Authorities found Paul outside of New York State and he is being returned to his family. Paul had early dementia and stage 4 kidney failure. He went missing Saturday around 11 p.m. The sheriff's office announced on Monday morning that they found him.
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Buying a home can be a challenge in Rochester's crazy hot real estate market: What to know

The pandemic has had a major effect on the way that people buy and sell homes, but it's done nothing to cool the red-hot market for homes in the Rochester region. Rising demand and low inventory have upended the local real estate market, with homes sometimes selling for well above list price, and often within days of going on the market. Our coverage can help you understand the volatility of the local market, and help you navigate the...