Opinion: Ex Balsam Bagel’s Employees Speak About Terrible Conditions on RedditAlisha StarrNewsBreak Contributor
Affordable Takeout Options Near Strong HospitalAlisha StarrNewsBreak Contributor
Turning Point Park: A Great Place to Hike and BikeAlisha StarrNewsBreak Contributor
Celebrate your favorite childhood toys and games: discover the National Toy Hall of FameCJ CoombsNewsBreak Contributor
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2023 Census: Over 15K households required to complete test
Everyone who was selected by the Census Bureau is required by law to complete this test.
Push to protect retail workers against shoplifters
Experts say more than $13 billion worth of goods are stolen from retailers every year and only one in 48 shoplifters are caught. Our Capitol Correspondent, Amal Tlaige spoke with experts about proposed legislation to strengthen anti-theft laws and protect retail workers here in New York.
Man shot and killed by police in Rochester's Park Avenue neighborhood identified
Rochester, N.Y. — Police have identified the man shot and killed by officers and deputies Monday in the Park Avenue neighborhood as Brendon Burns, 35, of Rochester. Rochester Police Chief David Smith and Monroe County Sheriff Todd Baxter both said Burns has been known to law enforcement for quite some time, while a woman who said she lived next door to Burns described him as "severely troubled."
Rochester postal carrier accused of mail theft
ROCHESTER – A local postal carrier is facing federal charges after a grand jury in Pittsburgh indicted him last week for allegedly stealing mail. According to the indictment, 38-year-old Adam Gallagher is facing one count of violating federal postal laws while employed by the U.S. Postal Service. The agency report said the incident occurred on Oct. 29, but details were not released about what type of mail Gallagher is accused of stealing.
News 8 Celebrates: March 19, 2023
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Rochester man arrested in Batavia after standoff with police
After repeated attempts to get Armstrong to surrender, police said that he was arrested and evaluated at a nearby hospital.
City and County leaders aim to hold TikTok accountable for car theft “How to” videos
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Congressman Joe Morelle is joined by both City, and County leaders calling to hold TikTok accountable for the more than 770 Kia’s, and Hyundai’s stolen this year in Rochester alone. Even more in the rest of Monroe County. “We don’t need companies like TikTok...
Man in New York State Seriously Injured After Being Trapped in Paper Machine
An employee at a paper mill in New York state was taken to the hospital after he got trapped inside a paper machine, according to police. Sources say firefighters and medical responders had to perform life-saving measures on the man, who was on the ground at the time emergency crews showed up.
Main Street Armory crowd surge victim’s family retains civil rights attorney
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Nationally recognized civil rights attorney Ben Crump has been retained by the family of one of the women who died after a crowd surge at Rochester’s Main Street Armory. Syracuse resident Aisha Haskins-Stephens, 35, was one of three women to die as a result of the crowd surge at the March […]
‘Scared out of my mind:’ Parents, neighbors react to fatal police shooting, school lockout
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A man was killed by Rochester police officers and Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies on Barrington Street Monday. The shooting sent Francis Parker School No. 23 into lockout. Neighbors say this kind of scene doesn’t happen near Park Avenue. They say they were scared as they tried to figure out what was […]
Rochester Home & Garden Show returns this weekend for 2023
Rick Herman, the CEO of RHBA, says that the show is a perfect opportunity for consumers and companies to connect before starting to work with them.
Report: Closed sales on homes in NY drops to lowest point in nearly a decade
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The amount of closed sales on housing has dropped to its lowest point in nearly a decade in New York State, according to the latest report from the New York Association of Realtors (NYSAR) The latest report shows that closed sales have dropped from 9,351 in February 2022 to 6,147 units. […]
WHY ROC: Convergent's growth in changing times
A local company continues to grow in part to changing demands from businesses and other groups it serves. A local company continues to grow in part to changing demands from businesses and other groups it serves. Rochester City leaders plan to put an end to illegal …. As warm weather...
Fish Fry Faceoff: Last chance to vote for Rochester's favorite fish fry
After four rounds and nearly 123,000 votes, it's all come down to this: the finals for the Rochester Fish Fry Faceoff, and what a matchup it is. On one side, a venerable family establishment, now in its third generation. On the other, a young whippersnapper who has followed an untraditional path to prominence. They were seeded 4 and 5, respectively, in this tournament.
Nearby businesses respond to fatal police shooting in Park Ave. neighborhood
Businesses along Park Avenue in Rochester were back open Tuesday following Monday's deadly police shooting on Barrington Street. READ MORE: https://www.rochesterfirst.com/rochester/nearby-businesses-respond-to-fatal-police-shooting-in-park-ave-neighborhood/. Nearby businesses respond to fatal police shooting …. Businesses along Park Avenue in Rochester were back open Tuesday following Monday's deadly police shooting on Barrington Street. READ MORE: https://www.rochesterfirst.com/rochester/nearby-businesses-respond-to-fatal-police-shooting-in-park-ave-neighborhood/
Rochester jazz festival unveils full musical lineup for 2023
A Rochester favorite will close out the 2023 CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival with a free headlining show in the heart of downtown. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will take the Wegmans Stage at Parcel 5 at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 1, for the finale of the event, which this year marks its 20th year.
Neighborhood of Play across from Strong Museum is getting state funding
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — More state funding is coming to the Rochester area, this time to help fund development in the Neighborhood of Play. Pathstone Development Corporation was awarded $1 million to fund its Parcel 7 mixed-use development. The 63,000-square-foot building will sit across from the Strong Museum between Monroe Avenue and Howell Street.
House fire on Northview Terrace leaves two homes damaged
Rochester, N.Y — Firefighters in Rochester responded to a call for a fire at a two-and-a-half story, single family home on Northview Terrace last night that left significant damage throughout the home. The call came in just after 9:15 and upon arrival, crews reported heavy fire coming from multiple floors in the home.
Remembering Syracuse woman killed in Rochester concert crowd surge
Stephens-Haskins touched the lives of countless kids in Syracuse, including 11-year-old Brexialee Torres-Ortiz, who was gunned down in Syracuse on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
First Alert Weather: Mild weather on Wednesday with rain on the way on Thursday
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Some breaks of sunshine are in store for Wednesday morning, then mostly cloudy and mild conditions in the afternoon with temperatures well into the 50s. Most of Wednesday will be dry with just a slight shower threat in the afternoon. We’re tracking some rain for Thursday with showers arriving after midnight and areas of rain into the early afternoon hours.
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