Drivers hospitalized after two separate crashes on I-90 in Stafford
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Two drivers were hospitalized, one with critical injuries, after two separate crashes on I-90 in the Town of Stafford, according to New York State Police. Troopers responded to the scenes of the crashes around 7:23 a.m. Monday morning. The first one was a rollover crash involving a tractor-trailer hauling dirt. All […]
Rochester man gets jail time for slashing tires during blizzard, stabbing 2
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Rochester man has been sentenced to 168 days in jail for slashing the tires of a convenience store clerk during the December 2022 blizzard as well as stabbing two people in a separate incident in January 2023, the Erie County DA’s office said Monday. Saquan Young, 24, slashed the tires […]
Woman arrested for DWI after rollover crash
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – At 5:45p.m. on Sunday, Rochester Police Officers responded to N. Plymouth Avenue and Bloss streets for the report of a rollover crash. Officers found a car that had rolled over. The ony person in the car, the driver, was already out of the car, with minor injuries.
2nd Defendant in Rochester Store Rape Case Sentenced
The second of two men charged in an incident where a teenage girl was raped at a Rochester corner store -- was sentenced this afternoon to 5 years in prison. James Hampton pleaded guilty to a weapons charge. Prosecutors say he was at the store on Central Park in 2021,...
Weather Forecast: One more record run before reality sets back in
We will stack together a few very warm days to start the week.
Neighbors react to release of 19-year-old Shalom Mathews from jail after new charges are filed
PITTSFORD, N.Y. – The St. John Fisher student accused of attacking a staffer on campus with a knife is now facing stalking charges and neighbors in the community are reacting to his release from jail on Thursday. Brighton Police have charged 19-year-old Shalom Mathews with stalking. According to the...
Rochester breaks a 150-year-old record Sunday
A record high low temperature was hit on the 3rd of March
More record warmth into Tuesday
Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) — The weather pattern has jumped back into mid-late spring mode for Western New York again. The high temperature reached the 70s for many areas Monday, which is more typical of the second week of May for WNY. We had plenty of sunshine and just some...
Rochester police investigating shooting on city's west side
Rochester, N.Y. — Rochester police are investigating a shooting on the city’s west side Sunday night. Around 7:00 p.m., officers responded to the area of East Main Street and Kingston Street for a report of shots fired. Once there, they found a 33-year-old man, city resident, suffering from...
One of the region's largest geothermal systems is going into this historic site in Rochester
The 92 wells will heat and cool 134 apartments aimed at lower-income seniors.
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Puppies Up for Adoption in Churchville, NY
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around churchville..
Lilac Festival 2024 music lineup released. Here's who will be performing
The music lineup for the 2024 Rochester Lilac Festival has been released. Nine of the ten headliners are national touring artists, including Rochester native Danielle Ponder. Friday, May 10: Rayland Baxter with support from Left-Handed 2nd Baseman. Sunday, May 12: Ghost-Note with support from Grace Serene and the Super Clean.
First Responders Spotlight: Trapped driver saved from frozen pond
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — We’re back with a new First Responders Spotlight for March. It’s the story of two local deputies who helped save a driver trapped in a frozen pond. Deputies Nathan Clarke and Brian Woodin are part of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office team covering the West side. They had just started their […]
Tractor trailer hangs on overpass, dumps bags of mulch onto 390N
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) – Bath Fire and Ambulance responded to a mutual aid request of Avoca Fire and Ambulance early Monday morning after a tractor-trailer crashed and was hanging off of the I-86 flyover over 390N. The driver of the truck was trapped in the cab of the tractor as it was hanging off of […]
Possible serious injuries reported in accident on Thruway
A pickup truck has hit the rear end of a semi-truck on the Thruway in the eastbound lane near mile marker 387.2.A victim is trapped in the vehicle with possible serious injuries. A landing zone is being set up for Mercy Flight.Animal control has been dispatched to
First Alert Weather: More record warmth, then back to reality
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Monday’s highs reached into the lower 70s, which set a new record high for the date, breaking the old record of 69 degrees. We’ll keep it unseasonably warm for one more day, with temperatures near 50 in the morning, and rising into the upper 60s to near 70 by the afternoon. While we’ll see a fair amount of sunshine, clouds will more noticeable, and we’ll eventually see some rain showers later in the evening. Tuesday’s record high sits at 67 degrees, which will likely be another record broken. Rain Tuesday night lasts into much of Wednesday, before slowly pushing south by Thursday. This should leave us mainly dry to end the week, but temperatures falling from an early high of 50 on Wednesday into the 40s on Thursday.
‘Difficult but necessary decisions’: Xerox notifying employees about layoffs
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) – Xerox released a statement Thursday stating it’s begun notifying employees about layoffs, as the company continues to implement a new operating model. The company first announced this new ‘Renovation and Operating Model’ in early January, stating that the plans involve a 15 percent workforce reduction. The statement noted the beginning of […]
Driver critically injured in crash on NYS Thruway in Genesee County
Stafford, N.Y. — Eastbound traffic on a portion of the New York State Thruway in Genesee County was halted for several hours Monday morning after a tractor-trailer jackknifed and blocked traffic, leading to a secondary crash that left a driver critically injured. New York State Police responded to the...
Rochester Eclipse: How could the solar eclipse impact dogs?
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — How could the total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8 affect dogs? Paul wrote to us asking: “Is it possible a dog could look at the sun and get blinded?”. Dr. William Murphy from the Westside Animal Hospital explains how an interruption in routine, 3...
What does it mean to become accustomed to weather extremes?
What does it mean to become accustomed to weather extremes?. We just finished the warmest meteorological winter on record in Rochester. Snow totals were minuscule. Record high temperatures were common. It could spark an early start to the growing season, which comes with its own risks. But for many people, the warmer winter is more pleasant.