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Arrest made for shooting death in Van Auker Street high rise
Rochester, N.Y. — Police have made an arrest for the shooting death of a man in a high rise on Van Auker Street last month. They've charged Joshua Rodriguez, 22, of Rochester, with the death of 22-year-old Roje Lowry, who was shot and killed May 26 on the ninth floor of the high rise at 150 Van Auker Street.
Rochester New York Based Wegmans Closing Unique Store
When you move into a new area, there are so many questions you have. Where is the closest gas station? Where are the best restaurants? How close am I to a hospital? (Ok, I may be showing my age with that one) Another major question that I asked when I...
Two men shot within hours in Rochester; one critically wounded
Rochester, N.Y. — Police are investigating a pair of shootings in the city Monday. RPD said officers first responded to the 100 block of 6th Street around 3:30 p.m., where a 28-year-old man was shot in front of a house. The victim ran to 7th Street, where officers found...
Family of NY 12-year-old shooting victim speaks out about ties to Lebanon triple-homicide
James Fernandez-Reyes, the 16-year-old in custody in the Lebanon County triple homicide, has been named a person of interest in the shooting death of 12-year-old Juan Lopez in Rochester, New York. Lopez’s mother, Culeyka Reyes, and aunt, Linoshka Maysonet, spoke with CBS 21 and said they believe Fernandez-Reyes was responsible...
Two shootings in northeast Rochester leaves one seriously injured
A man suffered serious injuries when he was shot in front of a house on Sixth Street in northeast Rochester on Monday. According to Rochester police, officers were called to the scene around 3:30 p.m. and found an injured 28-year-old Rochester man nearby on Seventh Street. He was shot at least once and taken to Strong Memorial Hospital, where he remained in critical, but stable condition as of Tuesday morning, officers said. ...
Internal RPD Investigation of a Pepper Sprayed Child Results Released
We now know the results of an internal Rochester police investigation that followed the use of pepper spray on a nine-year-old girl more than two years ago. The D&C reports the four officers involved were cleared of any wrongdoing in September 2021 and returned to duty. The paper filed a...
Man charged in fatal shooting at Rochester high-rise
A 22-year-old man has been charged in connection to a deadly shooting at high-rise apartment building in Rochester. Joshua Rodriguez, of Rochester, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of of 22-year-old Roje Lowry. The shooting took place on the 9th floor of the high-rise building located at 150 VanAuker St. on May 26.
Person of interest in Rochester murder arrested after triple homicide in PA
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC)— A teen, who is a person of interest in the November homicide of a 12-year-old boy in Rochester, has been charged with criminal homicide after two young children and a 19-year-old man were fatally shot on Tuesday night in Pennsylvania. 16-year-old James Fernandez-Reyes, and Alex Torres-Santos, 22, have been charged with criminal […]
Father of slain 12-year-old speaks out, wants suspect-at-large caught
ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) — Last Monday, 12-year-old Juan Lopez was gunned down in the area of Atkinson Street and Reynolds Street in the City. It immediately prompted the mayor, police chief, and faith leaders to demand action and greater accountability. Thursday, Juan’s father, Jose Lopez, spoke out. He wants this case– still unsolved– locked up […]
Bright orange sunsets and smoky odor grip Rochester region. What's causing it?
In recent days, many people have taken to social media to share photos of sunrises and sunsets that appear bright orange as the result of smoke from wildfires raging across eastern Canada. Now the smoke from those blazes has reached ground level here, bringing with it a smoky haze and wood-smoke odor that's...
Air quality alert for Rochester area remains on Tuesday because of Canadian wildfires
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — An air quality alert for the Rochester region will remain in effect on Tuesday. It’s due to the continued haziness in the sky because of the Canadian wildfires. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued the alert for Western New York, Central New...
“Nuisance and safety hazard”: RPD discusses the dirt bike/ATV crackdown
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC)— It’s become a warm weather tradition, although an unpopular one: dirt bikes and ATVs racing up and down the city, and for many folks out there, it can seem like there’s nothing law enforcement can — or will — do. But as the Rochester Police told News 8 Monday, last year there […]
Rochester police investigate two Monday shootings
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A man was hospitalized with serious injuries after a shooting on Sixth Street in Rochester Monday. According to Rochester police, officers were called to the area around 3:30 p.m. They found a 28-year-old man who had been shot at least once before running to Seventh Street. He was hospitalized in critical […]
Rochester Man Charged in High-Rise Homicide
Rochester police and U.S. Marshals have made an arrest in a homicide eleven days ago at a city high-rise. Twenty-two-year-old city resident Joshua Rodriguez is charged in the shooting death of 22-year-old Roje Lowry in the 9th floor hallway at the James Dobson apartments on Van Auker Street. Investigators say...
RPD: Fight at Fairbanks St. home leads to police presence, arrest
The man was arrested and charged with criminal obstruction of breathing and second-degree harassment. The victim was not injured in the altercation.
Get to Know Your Orange Man: #88, TE Steven Mahar, Jr.
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Urban League of Rochester hosts 44th annual Black scholars celebration
Rochester, N.Y. — An event recognizing the outstanding academic achievements of Black seniors across the community was held Monday. Urban League of Rochester held it's 44th annual Black scholars celebration, where hundreds of students in the Greater Rochester area received hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of scholarships, funded by local businesses.
Upstate NY pediatrician admits inappropriately touching girl, gives up license
Webster, N.Y. — A pediatrician in Upstate New York has agreed to give up being a doctor after admitting he inappropriately touched a child, troopers said. Dr. Adam J. Weis pleaded guilty last week to endangering the welfare of a child — acknowledging he had “inappropriate contact” with a 9 year old last fall inside his Rochester-area home, the New York State Police said. During his hearing, the 37-year-old doctor agreed to forfeit his medical license, troopers said.
Special Report: Monroe County Heroin Task Force
The specialized team brings agencies and community-driven organizations together to respond to an opioid incident more effectively.
This section of highway in Rochester was so bad, we still know its name today
The Can of Worms was a troublesome highway interchange on Rochester's east side that was so notorious it had its own nickname. Interstates 490 and 590 converged at the Can in a crisscross pattern. Motorists had to weave through traffic from the other route just to keep going in the same direction, resulting in enormous traffic jams, accidents and lots of frustrated drivers. ...
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