Memories of Dick Burt, 'NewsScope 13' and 'Batman' in Rochester During the 1960sHerbie J PilatoNewsBreak Contributor
Two Convicted in Fatal State Street Shooting RampageRachel PerkinsNewsBreak Contributor
Memories of Sears at Long Ridge Mall in the '70sHerbie J PilatoNewsBreak Contributor
In New York 2008, a 30-year-old woman, her baby, and her friend disappeared while on a tripAda E.NewsBreak Contributor
Rochester Man Pleads Guilty to Massive Financial Institution Fraud SchemeDesiree HarosNewsBreak Contributor
Rochester pawn shop owners accused of profiting from serial shoplifters
Two men who ran a Rochester pawn shop used serial shoplifters, some of them people with addiction issues, to rip off stores for hundreds of thousands of dollars of goods, federal prosecutors allege. The pawn shop owners, Mark Remein, 41, and Derek Verna, 44, then allegedly sold the stolen items...
Multiple fire agencies respond to Penfield house fire
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Fire crews of the West Webster Fire Department and law enforcement responded to a house fire in Penfield Wednesday morning, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said that the fire occurred at a house on Kirkland Drive. The garage was scorched, a car and a truck were damaged, and […]
Roc Holiday Village 2023: Hours, events, parking and more
The wildly popular Roc Holiday Village returns in December, again transforming Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park in downtown Rochester into a wintry wonderland. The family-friendly event, admission to which is free, will be held on a total of 17 days through Dec. 23. The fest, presented by Five Star Bank, begins Friday, Dec. 1.
Greece smoke shops searched, two people charged
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Two people were charged after Greece police investigated illegal cannabis sales at local smoke shops. Greece, Rochester, and New York State Police searched the G Spot Smoke Shop locations on Dewey Avenue and Stone Road on November 14. They also searched a warehouse on River Street in Rochester and a private […]
Rochester man's lawsuit alleges lies by police and prosecutor, resulting in overturned conviction
Darius Howard was standing in a yard on Bay Street, waiting for a ride after a barbecue, when a Rochester police officer drove by. The officer parked momentarily, and then returned, Howard says. Moments later he was taken into custody, facing allegations including cocaine possession with intent to sell the drugs. He would later be convicted of some of the charges. ...
Penfield man accused of sending harassing emails using alias 'Investigator Richard Harder'
Penfield, N.Y. — A man faces several charges after he allegedly sent threatening and harassing emails and physical mail to two victims. New York State Police said Thomas McCorry, 48, of Penfield, claimed to be "Investigator Richard Harder" in some of the correspondence. Investigators had multiple warrants issued to...
Monroe County sees increase in fatal opioid and cocaine overdoses
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A new report from the Monroe County Medical Examiner shows there has been an increase in fatal drug overdoses in Monroe County. According to the report, over 400 people have died from overdoses of cocaine or opioids in 2022 — the report says the number of opioid-related deaths grew by 14% […]
These rochester, NY based Dogs are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near rochester.
Mother of missing man: ‘I firmly believe he is not just missing but that he has been murdered’
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – It’s been ten months since Sean Marrero vanished from a Rochester street. And his family and friends are desperate to know what’s happened to him. They and Rochester Police are looking for any help they can get to find him. The 31-year-old father of...
Rochester man indicted on gun and drug charges in La Crosse
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – A Rochester man is indicted on gun and drug charges after being arrested in La Crosse last month. The Department of Justice says a Grand Jury in Madison returned the indictment against 24-year-old Jayvon Jones-Shields today (11/29/23). He’s facing multiple charges, including being a felon in possession of a firearm and possessing cocaine with intent to distribute.
WATCH: Snow plow, car collide near Rochester
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The New York State Department of Transportation shared a video of a car and snow plow colliding outside Rochester Wednesday. According to the tweet, no one was injured in the crash. The Department of Transportation is urging drivers to, “Remember, these powerful machines need space because collisions can be disastrous.”
Rochester's Top 6 Breakfast & Brunch Spots You Must Visit
In this article, we will be exploring six delightful breakfast and brunch spots in Rochester. Have you had the chance to visit any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!
Downtown residents reflect on the closing of Family Dollar
A boutique hotel and pedestrian plaza is coming, across from the Hyatt Regency on East Main Street. But there is a resulting Family Dollar-shaped hole in the fabric of downtown Rochester. What does that mean for people?. For years, Family Dollar was one of the few places to shop for...
Rochester Man Sentenced in North Side Homicide
A Rochester man will serve 15 years in prison for a homicide on the city's north side. 30-year-old Kenneth Scott pleaded guilty in August to 1st-degree manslaughter. Prosecutors say Scott gunned down 40-year-old Lamar Cassevoy on Mazda Terrace during an argument in September of last year. Scott was originally charged...
Local Holiday Concerts at PPL: Handbell Ensemble and Solo Guitarist Performances
The PPL will host holiday concerts on December 11 and December 14, 2023. The ROC City Ringers handbell ensemble will perform at the first concert. They will play a variety of carols and new holiday music. The concert will be in the Community Center Room, located near the library.
Opening statements begin in trial of man accused of raping, killing 14-year-old Rochester girl nearly 40 years ago
Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) — Testimony will begin Thursday in the cold case murder trial of Timothy Williams, who was arrested in 2020 for the 1984 rape and murder of 14-year-old Wendy Jerome. Both sides presented opening statements Wednesday, with new details of Jerome's death coming to light for the...
Primetime 585: Penfield vs Northeast boys basketball
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Penfield boys had a big win to open the season, defeating Northeast College Preparatory High School, 90-47. Primetime 585 spoke with Penfield after the victory.
Historic building in Rochester to be demolished after fire
A historic building that housed a library for decades will need to be demolished after a fire heavily damaged the structure Wednesday morning, according to City of Rochester officials. Following the two-alarm fire at the former Pulaski Library at 1151 Hudson Ave., in northeast Rochester, City building and fire officials determined that the damaged building "now poses a significant danger and will have to be razed in the coming days," the city announced in a news release. ...
Firefighters clear scene house fire on St. Paul Street
Rochester, N.Y. — Firefighters were on scene of a house fire on the city’s north side early Thrusday. Several first responders were seen assessing the damage at a home on Saint Paul Street near Norton Street around 2:30 a.m. It's unclear whether the home was occupied at the...
Wintry conditions trigger flurry of car accidents in Rochester, with almost 100 crashes reported
With slippery snow-covered roads accompanying the first blast of wintry weather, numerous crashes were reported in Rochester on Tuesday. According to the Rochester Police Department, nearly 100 motor vehicle accidents were reported within city limits between 3 and 9 p.m. Tuesday, when much of the county's snow fell. ...