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Parents: 5-year-old left outside RCSD School No. 15

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Parents of a five-year-old student at RCSD School 15 are asking for dismissal procedures to be revised, after they say their child was left to wander by himself outside. John Schmidt tells News 8 he pulled up to the school Wednesday and couldn’t find his son right away. After a brief […]

Massey and friends: A continuous collaboration

For over two decades Tim Massey served as the Gallery Director for the Tower Fine Arts Center Gallery. A farewell exhibition is being held featuring his past student’s work along with his. As stated in the event’s description, “Rather than shine the spotlight on himself [Massey], he took the...

Rochester Man to Serve 12 1/2 Years on Federal Drug Charges

A Rochester man will serve over 12-and-a-half years in prison on federal drug trafficking charges. Prosecutors say 42-year-old Jose Rodriguez-Quinones was caught with hundreds of baggies of cocaine and fentanyl in his car last March. He also had two loaded handguns and $2,900 in cash. Rodriguez-Quinones had already served 10...

Suspicious Death on Myrtle Street Under Investigation

Rochester police are investigating what they are calling a suspicious death on Myrtle Street, off Lyell Avenue. A woman was found dead late yesterday afternoon. Police say the cause of death is under investigation, but the circumstances are suspicious. There's no word if there is any connection to a stabbing...

Juveniles arrested for fast food robberies across Monroe County

Gates, N.Y. — Three juveniles have been arrested for a string of robberies from fast food restaurants in Monroe County last week. 13WHAM has learned that the same teens accused of robbing Taco Bell locations in Rochester and Gates last Thursday, along with a Wendy's in Gates, also allegedly robbed a Starbucks in Penfield.

Consumer Alert: Shrinkflation is real. Here’s how to beat manufacturers at their own game.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – This Consumer Alert takes a look at a really sneaky way of making you pay more for less. It’s called shrinkflation, and it’s hitting consumers hard. It’s so frustrating because often the packaging looks exactly the same, but there’s less of the product. That’s exactly how they get us. You pick up the bag thinking that the price hasn’t changed. But it has because they’ve changed the amount in the bag without changing the shape of the bag.

Deputies: Man arrested for drunk driving crash in Bergen that left one injured

BERGEN, N.Y. — Deputies are investigating two crashes in Genesee County that happened in the same spot. They say one of them was caused by a drunk driver. Both crashes happened around 6 p.m. on Tuesday night on Townline Road in Bergen. Deputies say 41-year-old Jason Cone of Byron was driving drunk and rear-ended two cars in front of him near a railroad crossing.

Bitter cold air coming to WNY soon

Rochester, NY (WHAM) - A bitter cold blast of Arctic air will be moving into WNY soon. The air will arrive behind a cold front that is moving southeast through Canada right now. The best estimate of the fronts arrival time in WNY is mid to late evening Thursday. A burst of snow will accompany the arrival of the cold front with most areas picking up a quick 1 to 1.5" of snow late Thursday evening.

buybuy Baby to close in Henrietta

Bed Bath & Beyond's parent company is planning to close 87 stores, including the buybuy Baby in Henrietta. The closures include Bed Bath & Beyond, buybuy Baby and Harmon locations nationwide. The announcement comes as the company is reportedly heading toward bankruptcy. The Henrietta buybuy Baby store, located on Jefferson...

Overnight Break Ins at Two Rochester Businesses

Two Rochester businesses were broken into overnight about 15 minutes apart. Police say someone used a car to break through the door of Record Archive on Rockwood Street at around 3:30 yesterday morning. Then the same thing at Comedy at the Carlson on Carlson Street, where the crooks took an...

Making connections in Los Angeles

When Sarah Mehani landed in Los Angeles in August 2022, her goal was to get more experience and connect with other aspiring filmmakers. She achieved that and more during her time as a rentals intern at AbelCine. AbelCine is an audio-visual store that offers a wide range of equipment for...

Afternoon News Brief

According to the District Attorney’s Office, a former Batavia parochial educator and administrator has been charged with two counts of sexual conduct against a child in the second degree. He was put on leave at the time of the investigation and has since been fired. Jason Clark had been at St. Paul Lutheran as a teacher since 2002 and became principal in 2019. He was arraigned in County Court yesterday. Clark pleaded not guilty to the charges of engaging in two or more acts of sexual conduct spanning three years with a child less than 11 years old. The alleged abuse happened in the school. One count allegedly occurred on or about and after Labor Day 2014 to mid-June 2015 in the City of Batavia over a period of time and less than three months in duration, the DA’s Office said. The second count allegedly occurred on or about and after Labor Day 2015 to mid-June 2016 in the City of Batavia over a period of time not less than three months in duration. He was released on his own recognizance and is to appear at 10:30 a.m. on March 27. Anyone who may know of any other possible victims is asked to contact police at 345-6350.