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Rochester Police: Homicide investigation underway after body found in car on Brown Street

Rochester Police: Homicide investigation underway after body found in car on Brown Street


Foodlink employees team up to form union, call for recognition from organization

Foodlink employees team up to form union, call for recognition from organization


Crews respond to multi-vehicle crash involving full school bus in Gates

Toppled Main Street Frederick Douglass statue to be reinstalled Wednesday

Monroe County lawmakers promoting Operation Green Light ahead of Veterans Day

Rochester students settling into Innovation Square

Before year's end, a second wave of student tenants will move into Innovation Square, inside the former Xerox Tower.


Rochester names heritage site at Baden Park in honor of Minister Franklin D. Florence

The City of Rochester named a civil rights heritage site Monday at Baden Park.


Memorial AME Zion Church holding first holiday food drive

The food pantry at the Memorial AME Zion Church is hosting its first holiday food drive this season and it's asking for your help.


Police investigating after shooting victim arrives at Strong Hosptial

Rochester Police are investigating after a gunshot victim walked into Strong Memorial Hospital Monday night.


Monroe County holding first public input session on how to use American Rescue Plan funding

The first of four "Bring Back Monroe" public input sessions is this Wednesday.


Legal expert: When should officers perform a breathalyzer test?

We've gotten several questions on when a police officer should administer a field sobriety test if someone gets in an accident and what the proper protocol is.


Hochul: NY's COVID rates improving, but plenty of work to be done

Gov. Kathy Hochul said COVID-19 rates across the state are improving, but there's still plenty of work to be done to help increase our vaccination rates.


Brian Neenan drops 'interim' from Webster superintendent title

Brian Neenan is no longer the interim superintendent of schools in Webster. He'll stay on permanently.


SEIU workers at U of R, Strong Hospital, issue picket notice

Eighteen hundred service workers at the University of Rochester and Strong Memorial Hospital have issued a picket notice.


ABBA MANIA coming to Kodak Center in February

The world’s number one touring ABBA tribute is coming to Kodak Center in February.


RBTL's 'Pretty Woman: The Musical' tickets on sale now

Tickets for the Rochester Broadway Theatre League’s (RBTL) “Pretty Woman: The Musical” are on sale now.


Highland Hospital earns Magnet re-designation

The nurses at Highland Hospital were once again recognized as some of the best in the country.


Coronavirus in Monroe County: 136 new cases, county updates deaths

According to the Monroe County Health Department, more than 81,325 people in the county have tested positive for COVID-19 since March of 2020.


Troopers searching for SUV after woman struck by it dies near RGH Sunday

New York State Police are searching for an SUV after a woman who was lying on the State Route 104 access road in front of Rochester General Hospital Sunday night was hit and killed.


Greece Police Chief Forsythe submits resignation at supervisor's request following crash

On a Monday morning appearance on the Bob Lonsberry Show on WHAM-1180 AM, Reilich said he asked for Forsythe’s resignation and received it.


New barbershop opens at East High School, will give out free haircuts while mentoring students

The shop, known officially as "The East Cutting Edge," will give free haircuts to students at both East's Upper and Lower Schools. 


Deputies investigating crash involving school bus in Ogden

The crash happened near the intersection of Route 531 and Washington Street.


Deputies: Homeowners displaced after fire at Perinton home

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office says multiple crews from several departments went to a home on Kingsley Circle shortly before 1:30 a.m


Greece police chief investigation becomes political issue a week before election

The Greece police chief investigation becomes political issue a week before election.


Sheriff deputy involved in motor vehicle accident while responding to call for service

A Monroe County Sheriffs Deputy was involved in a two-vehicle motor vehicle accident while responding to a call for service.