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RCSD focusing on safety and security protocols

RCSD focusing on safety and security protocols


Report of suspicious man outside Webster Thomas High

Report of suspicious man outside Webster Thomas High


National Guard leaves Monroe Community Hospital

State Route 96 bridge over Erie Canal to close

RCSD emphasizes security protocols in light of Buffalo; Texas shootings

Man convicted of manslaughter for 2020 shooting in Rochester

A Monroe County Judge has convicted a 34-year-old man of manslaughter for a shooting death in August of 2020. 


15-year-old shot in back on Murray St.

Police said a 15-year-old is in the hospital after a shooting on the 100 block of Murry Street on Thursday around noon.


20-year-old shot at East High parking lot

A 20-year-old is in the hospital after being shot in the parking lot of East High on Wednesday night.


Good Question: A summer break on Thruway tolls?

Let's answer a good question about the cost of driving.


Police make arrest after shots fired around North Winton Village

Police said they recovered an illegally possessed weapon from a 26-year-old who they arrested in connection with shots being fired on De Mallie Street near Humboldt Street on Tuesday. 


Local educators and parents on school security after Texas school shooting

Local educators and parents are looking closely at security at Rochester-area schools after Tuesday’s deadly shooting rampage in a Uvalde, Texas elementary school.


Family and friends hold candlelight vigil for Brittanee Drexel

Family and friends gathered Wednesday night for a candlelight vigil as they continue to seek closure, 13-years after Chili teen Brittanee Drexel went missing.


Geva Theatre Center announces 50th Anniversary Season

Geva Theatre Center Wednesday announced its lineup for its 50th Anniversary Season.


Consumer Alert: Want to get away for Memorial Day weekend? Here’s what you need to know

Are you planning a getaway for Memorial Day? If you said yes, you're not alone. According to AAA, 39.2 million people are expected to travel this weekend.


National Guard deployment at Monroe Community Hospital ends on Thursday

The last day of National Guard support at Monroe Community Hospital is on Thursday. 


Sheriff's Office and NY State Police will increase school patrols

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office and the New York State Police will increase their patrols around schools in wake of the Texas elementary school shooting that killed 19 children on Tuesday.


Gov. Hochul plans to work with assembly to raise age limit of AR-15 purchase, in wake of Texas and Buffalo

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that she plans to work with the New York State Assembly on legislation to raise the age limit to 21 for purchasing an AR-15 rifle in the wake of two mass shootings.


MCSO: Man in SUV approached child in Penfield

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office is searcing for a man who approached an 11-year-old Tuesday afternoon in Penfield. 


First baby falcon has hatched

After over a month of incubation on the Times Square Building's nesting box, a baby falcon has hatched.


Not guilty plea from man who RPD said was passenger in car that tried to hit officers

A not guilty plea came from a man who Rochester police said was a passenger in a car that tried to hit officers.


Bullets strike home on Cleon Street with teen inside, at least 17th shooting of home this month

Bullets hit a house on Cleon Street with an adult and a teenager inside on Thursday, just after midnight. 


Street in North Winton Village put under shelter in place after shots fired call

A standoff in North Winton Village had some Rochesterians under a shelter in place order for about two hours Tuesday evening.


Rochester's Food Truck Rodeo returns Wednesday night

The Food Truck Rodeo is back starting April 27 and will run from 5 - 9 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month. 


Fairport graduate murdered by husband in Arizona

A Fairport graduate was killed in Arizona on Friday.


Vigil in Chili will honor Brittanee Drexel on Missing Children's Day

A vigil at Davis Park in Chili will honor the memory of Brittanee Drexel on National Missing Children’s Day, which is on Wednesday.