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Two suspects in custody after a chase where police fired shots

Two suspects in custody after a chase where police fired shots


Woman dies in crash on East Main and Alexander

Woman dies in crash on East Main and Alexander


Roc Cinema to open soon

Danielle Ponder to perform on Late Night with Seth Meyers

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

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.


Memorial Day events planned for the Rochester area

Towns in the Rochester area are announcing their Memorial Day plans after two years of canceled or toned-down plans due to the pandemic.


Here's how to donate to families of Buffalo shooting victims

GoFundMe has posted information on its website about how people can donate to verified fundraisers to help the families of the Buffalo shooting victims.


Fairport graduate murdered by husband in Arizona

A Fairport graduate was killed in Arizona on Friday.


Deanna Dewberry emcees 'Women of Excellence' awards ceremony

One of News10NBCs own was the emcee for Rochester Business Journal's "Women of Excellence" awards ceremony Wednesday night.


Monroe County Risk Assessment Team a model for other communities trying to stop mass shootings

In the wake of the mass shooting in Buffalo that took the lives of 10 people and injured 3 others, the Sheriff of Erie County says he plans to create a “behavior threat assessment team” compromised of his deputies, mental health professionals and education professionals to identify those who may be a risk to the community. “Falling through the cracks is not going to be an excuse we’re going to use in the future,” Sheriff John Garcia said at a press conference last week.


City councilmembers question PAB and what they are doing with their time

“Is there any reasonable explanation on how this makes sense and why the city should continue to fund this agency at such a high level, giving the low to zero volume of casework?” city councilmember Willie Lightfoot said to PAB members at Monday night’s budget meeting. “Crickets.”


Here's how the old congressional map and the new one affect us

There have been a lot of changes to the districts for the members of Congress in New York because our population didn't grow nearly as much as other states over the past decade, like Texas for instance.


New garage dedicated after late squad member

Local responders in Canandaigua just got a big upgrade.


Victims react after bankruptcy court judge allows sexual abuse claims against Rochester Catholic Diocese to move forward

In a 16-page ruling, a bankruptcy court judge ruled against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester’s attempts to stop sexual-abuse survivors from suing parishes and other diocese-related establishments.


RCSD recognizes 8 educators of the year

The Rochester City School District Tuesday recognized eight teachers and staff members as educators of the year.


Hochul signs Adult Survivors Act into law

Gov. Kathy Hochul Tuesday signed the Adult Survivors Act into law.


First Alert Weather In-Depth: Upcoming Hurricane Season

It is hard to believe that we are already talking about the upcoming hurricane season.


MCSO reviews active shooter situation on Scottsville Road

Panic about a recently fired and possibly disgruntled employee triggered a 911 call about an active shooter on Scottsville Road Friday.


NYS Regents Exam for U.S. history canceled in wake of Buffalo shooting

New York State Department of Education will cancel the 2022 Regents Exam in U.S. history and government because the content could traumatize students. 


DOH announce online resources on Monkeypox

The New York State Department of Health announced two new web pages to provide New Yorkers with information on monkeypox and pediatric hepatitis on Tuesday.


First Alert Weather: Warmer air is on the way

Temperatures have begun their slow ascent from the beginning of the week, with highs back into the mid and upper 60s Tuesday, and we'll head into the 70s on Wednesday.


Important deadlines for the primary elections

New York's primary elections are coming up next month.


Victims react after bankruptcy court judge allows sexual abuse claims against Rochester Catholic Diocese to move forward

In a 16-page ruling, a bankruptcy court judge ruled against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester’s attempts to stop sexual-abuse survivors from suing parishes and other diocese-related establishments.


Rochester's gas prices inch closer to $5 a gallon

Average gas prices in Rochester set a new record high on Sunday and are inching closer to $5 a gallon, reported AAA.


Vehicle flipped over on I-490 in Gates

Gates Fire Department is reporting that there is a vehicle flipped over on Route 490 Tuesday afternoon.


ISIS operative in U.S. plotted to assassinate George W. Bush, FBI alleges

An Iraqi citizen who entered the U.S. in September 2020 allegedly plotted to kill George W. Bush, even traveling to Dallas to surveil the former president's home, according to an FBI search warrant affidavit obtained by NBC News.


Judge blocks auction of long-lost 'Wizard of Oz' dress worn by Judy Garland

The dramatic story of an iconic movie costume from “The Wizard of Oz” thought lost for decades went through another plot twist Monday, when a judge blocked its planned sale at auction.


Livingston County reduces sales tax collection for gas

The Livingston County Board of Supervisors voted to reduce sales tax for gas as prices hit a record high for New York State on Monday.


Salahuddin Floyd Jr. pleads not guilty, city officials speak about his arrest and gun violence

Mayor Malik Evans and Interim Rochester Police Chief David Smith spoke about solutions to prevent gun violence at a conference about the arrest of Salahuddin Floyd Jr., accused of murdering a 17-year-old after he walked off the bus.


Rochester's water filtration plant wins quality award for 20th straight year

The Hemlock Filtration Plant, which supplies the city of Rochester with drinking water, has won a water quality award for the 20th straight year.


Do the Right Thing: Aleyx helped an injured staff member at their school

Meet Aleyx Crocker from East Rochester senior high.


'It's nerve-wracking and it puts pressure on with the breastfeeding': Expectant mom on formula shortage

Some parents in desperate need of baby formula are feeling a little sense of hope with the shipment that touched down in Indianapolis over the weekend.


Falcon eggs could hatch this week

Nova, the falcon incubating her four eggs on the Times Square Building, could become a mother sometime this week.


WATCH LIVE: Governor Hochul makes economic development announcement in Rochester

Governor Kathy Hochul is making an economic development announcement in Rochester


High gas prices loom over Memorial Day weekend plans

Memorial Day is one week away and AAA says more than 35 million Americans will hit the roads starting this Friday, but rising gas prices are forcing many to stay closer to home this year.


Parolee pleads guilty in deadly January crash

The parolee accused of leading police on a chase that ended with a man's death pleaded guilty on Monday.


Bankruptcy court judge allows sexual abuse claims against Rochester Catholic Diocese to move forward

A bankruptcy court judge has allowed plaintiffs to move forward with sexual abuse claims against the Catholic Diocese of Rochester.


Mask mandates on public transit and other areas will remain, says Hochul

New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that, despite the federal court ruling, mask mandates will remain in place on public transit.


15 dead after shooting at Uvalde, Texas, school

A Texas hospital says two people have died after a shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde.


Man receives maximum sentence for killing Chappa Grocery owner

The Rochester man who was found guilty of shooting and killing a grocery store owner during an attempted robbery back in April of 2020 will spend 25 years to life in the New York State Department of Corrections.


Changes coming for daycares and parents dealing with COVID-19 quarantines

Working parents with young children in daycare are at their wit's end trying to manage mandatory COVID quarantines while still trying to keep up with work.


Gates holds memorial ceremony for Buffalo victims

Members of the Gates community Monday night came to honor each of the 10 people killed inside the Jefferson Avenue Tops in Buffalo on May 14.


Is NYS considering extending bonuses to other frontline healthcare workers?

The New York State budget includes $1.2 billion in funding to provide frontline healthcare workers with bonuses.


Monroe County COVID-19 briefing at 1 p.m.

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello, Public Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza are holding a COVID-19 briefing at 1 p.m. 


Now there's a shortage of contrast for CT scans

We have another supply shortage because of COVID.


Baby formula shortage: will there be enough?

The first aircraft carrying over 70,000 pounds of hypoallergenic baby formula touched down in Indianapolis over the weekend, but it will still be a while before store shelves are fully stocked.


NY recommending children 5 to 11 years old get COVID booster

New York State has updated its guidance, recommending that children 5 to 11 years old get their booster shots.


Buffalo Bills to kickoff 2022 NFL season at Los Angeles Rams

The Buffalo Bills will play at the defending champs for the NFL's "Kickoff Game" on Thursday, September 8.


Cousins found guilty on all charges in foster home kidnapping

The cousins charged with kidnapping two children from their Greece foster home last year have been convicted by a jury.