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RGE: Several hundred without power across the Rochester area

RGE: Several hundred without power across the Rochester area


Victor CSD: 170 in quarantine after several students and staff test positive for COVID-19

Victor CSD: 170 in quarantine after several students and staff test positive for COVID-19


NY helping HEAP eligible families behind on utility payments due to pandemic

Police: Vehicle with 6-week-old inside briefly stolen, found minutes later, in Rochester

RPO returns for first show in more than 18 months Thursday

Rochester man now facing attempted murder charge for May shooting on South Clinton

A Rochester man is facing upgraded charges after police say he shot another man six times back in May.


Bello: 450+ small business owners apply for Monroe County relief program so far, and you can still apply

The program can grant eligible businesses can receive between $10,000 and $20,000 in grant money.


Gov. Hochul announces Constellation Brands' move to Rochester

Gov. Kathy Hochul visited downtown Rochester today to announce the new global headquarters for Fortune 500 company Constellation Brands, a leading beverage alcohol company. The new location will be located at 50 East Broad St. at the Aqueduct Building, also known as the Thompson Reuters Building.


Wegmans to run hiring event Thursday: Here's what you need to know

Wegmans says it's looking to fill more than 500 part- and full-time positions across its 21 stores throughout the Rochester area. 


COVID vaccination required at Blue Cross Arena

Guests 12 and older will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend events at Blue Cross Arena.  


Rochester-area law enforcement outrage over 'Less is More Law'

Rochester-area police are outraged that dangerous criminals are being turned loose under the "Less is More Law" signed by Governor Kathy Hochul last week.


Greece CSD seeing vandalism tied to the 'Devious Licks' TikTok challenge

The Greece Central School District announced Tuesday that they are dealing with vandalism linked to the "Devious Licks" TikTok challenge. 


Court grants protective order in Irondequoit murder case

There's new movement in the case against the man accused of killing a Brighton businessman. 


Rochester hosting Drum Corps Associates World Championships in 2022, 2023

The sound of dozens of competitive drum corps from the country and England will return to Rochester in 2022 and 2023. 


Fairport Oktoberfest kicks off Thursday

The 12th annual Fairport Oktoberfest kicks off Thursday, Sept. 23, and runs through Saturday, Sept. 25. 


GreenLight Biosciences opens new RNA production facility in Rochester

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - GreenLight Biosciences has opened a new RNA production facility for the next generation of agriculture products right here in Rochester. 


MCSO demonstrates how they use drone imaging to capture suspects

Drones are now key members of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office when tracking down suspects.


Constellation Brands to move its HQ out of Victor to Rochester

Constellation Brands will be moving its headquarters from Victor to downtown Rochester. 


American Red Cross holding blood drive in Irondequoit

Eligible blood donors can donate their blood this Thursday, Sept. 23 at Irondequoit Town Hall. 


Bills player Greg Rousseau nominated for rookie of the week

Buffalo Bills rookie Greg Rousseau has been nominated for the NFL rookie of the week!


Brighton community reflects on 70 years since deadly gas explosions

Tuesday marked seven decades since a series of gas explosions near the 12 Corners killed two people and injured 10 others.


Fed judge extends halt on NYS vaccine mandate for certain health care workers to Oct. 12

The federal judge in Utica who issued a temporary restraining order on New York State's vaccine mandate for health care industry workers extended the order to Oct. 12. 


'Cats' return to Rochester marks first national Broadway tour in 18 months

Broadway is back in Rochester... with a purr.


A week before the vaccine mandate, healthcare workers contemplate their future

Healthcare workers have exactly one week to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, or risk losing their jobs. For weeks now thousands of them have been rallying outside Strong Memorial Hospital in opposition to the mandate. 


Monroe County celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with free community celebration

 Monroe County has a Hispanic Heritage month event planned for Friday, Sept. 24.