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Road worker struck, killed in Ontario County

PHELPS, N.Y. (WHEC) — A road worker was struck and killed Thursday night on State Route 96 in the Town of Phelps. Deputies responded around 6 p.m. to the report of a crash with a pedestrian struck. Upon arrival, deputies found that the report of a pedestrian was actually a...
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Wayne County Sheriff's Office investigating shooting in Sodus

SODUS, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that happened in Sodus Thursday night. Police say the victim, a man, arrived at Rochester General Hospital in a private vehicle at around 8:45 p.m. with non-life-threatening injuries.
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Irondequoit man accused of stealing more than $38K from Avon employer

AVON, N.Y. (WHEC) — A former employee of an Avon business is accused of stealing more than $38,000 from it. The business owner called the police on Samuel Cotton, 28, of Irondequoit, back on Aug. 3, but it wasn't until Sept. 9 that Cotton was arrested. The Livingston County Sheriff's...
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Rochester is most sleep-stressed city in the world, study finds

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Rochester was crowned the “world's worst city for getting a good night’s sleep” according to a new study. The sleep experts at Mornings.co.uk found Rochesterians’ tweets exhibit an extremely high stress rate of 55.21%, making the Flower City the most sleep-stressed city in the world. The...
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East Irondequoit CSD warns parents about destructive TikTok challenge

IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. (WHEC) — A local school is warning parents about a new TikTok challenge. The East Irondequoit Central School District says the trend encourages students to vandalize schools under the hashtag "Devious Licks". Students are posting videos of themselves stealing things from school bathrooms and other parts of school...
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Rochester Police: Man shot and killed in apartment off Lake Avenue

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC)— Rochester Police Major Crimes detectives are working the city's latest homicide Thursday morning. Around midnight. police went to an apartment building in northwest Rochester, right off Lake Avenue near Glendale Park. They found a 25-year-old man shot and killed in an apartment. Police went door to door...
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Greece Town Supervisor: Amazon location opening 'very soon'

GREECE, N.Y. (WHEC) — Amazon’s Town of Greece location will be opening “very soon” according to Town Supervisor Bill Reilich. He posted photos of the facility on Facebook Thursday, saying Amazon has entered the “Final Mile”: Interviewing prospective employees.
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390 flyover ramp to open to traffic Friday morning

GATES, N.Y. (WHEC) — Drivers in Western Monroe County are in for a break. The 390 flyover ramp will finally open to traffic Friday morning. It's part of the 390-490 Interchange Project in Gates that's the New York State Department of Transportation has been working on for years. It's supposed...
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Geneva man charged with attempted burglary after series of suspicious condition incidents

GENEVA, N.Y. (WHEC) — A Geneva man is facing an attempted burglary charge after an investigation into a series of suspicious condition incidents. Geneva Police say those incidents all involved a man approaching houses occupied by female Hobart and William Smith College students and happened in the areas of Hamilton Street, Pulteney Street, Argyle Street and Madison Street.
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Police identify man killed in workplace accident in Batavia

BATAVIA, NY (WHEC) — Batavia Police identified the man killed after an apparent manufacturing accident at Western New York Concrete Tuesday afternoon. Police Chief Shawn Heubusch says officers were called to the plant on East Main Street around 1 p.m. Tuesday. Randy Ridd, 64, of Batavia, was pronounced dead at the scene. Heubusch said Ridd had apparently fallen into what's described as a stone bin and trapped under stone dust, which is used to make concrete.
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Canandaigua man facing 100 counts of child porn charges

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (WHEC) — Police say a Canandaigua man is facing 100 counts of child pornography charges. Canandaigua police say they discovered hundreds of images of child porn Wednesday when they arrested Frank Gulick Jr. Officers say they had arrested Gulick previously in May for predatory sexual assault against a child.
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Increase in COVID cases among children in Monroe County

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - Monroe County leaders are urging parents to check their children for COVID symptoms before sending them to school or social activities. Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza says cases among children have been making up a larger percentage of positive cases. He says some students are arriving at school with what their families believe are allergies, but actually may be a sign of another illness.
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