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Rochester Broadway Theatre League announces proof of vaccination requirement

Rochester Broadway Theatre League announces proof of vaccination requirement


NY's vaccine mandate for healthcare workers now in effect

NY's vaccine mandate for healthcare workers now in effect


New York starts booster shot rollout

Good Question: How do you get Excelsior Pass Plus?

First Alert Weather: Breezy, drier and milder afternoon ahead... Much cooler weather returns tomorrow

DEA issues warning about potentially lethal counterfeit pills

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is warning people about potentially deadly fake prescription pills that contain fentanyl and methamphetamine.


Steuben County man pleads guilty to distributing child pornography

A Steuben County man has pleaded guilty to charges of distributing child pornography.


Some exciting news to share from the News10NBC team!

Friday marked a bitter-sweet day for us on the News10NBC Today crew.


New York’s COVID-19 School Report Card working again

New York’s COVID-19 School Report Card is back online.


Average US price of gas up by a penny per gallon to $3.25

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline went up by a penny over the past two weeks, to $3.25 per gallon.


Rochester Public Market holding last Food Truck Rodeo Wednesday night

This Wednesday evening the Rochester Public Market is holding its last Food Truck Rodeo of the season.
Mud Creek is playing.


Masks and proof of vaccination status: Where you'll need them

As of Monday, Monroe County, Ontario County and Wayne County meet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s threshold for "substantial" COVID-19 transmission.


AG's investigation into Cuomo has cost taxpayers at least $2 million, report finds

The investigation into former governor Andrew Cuomo has cost New York taxpayers more than $2 million between March and June.


Susan B. Anthony Museum organizer: Surveillance video from fire raises concern over cause

Officials from the museum don't want to believe that anyone would intentionally set fire, to what they call a national treasure.


Red Cross has lowest post-summer blood inventory in 6 years

The American Red Cross said it has the lowest post-summer blood inventory level in six years.


Deputies: 'No credible threat' found in 'disturbing' video made by Pittsford Sutherland student

Exact details of the video were not shared, but MCSO says it included a weapon later found to be an airsoft gun.


Police: At least 5 shot in NYC

The NYPD said at least five people were shot early Monday morning in Upper Manhattan after a police officer confronted a gunman.


Federal judge delays vaccine mandate for NYC teachers

The worker mandate for the nation's largest school system was set to go into effect Monday.


Friends, family flock to Long Island to mourn Gabby Petito

HOLBROOK, N.Y. (AP) - Lines of mourners paid their respects Sunday for Gabby Petito, the 22-year-old whose death on a cross-country trip has sparked a manhunt for her boyfriend.


Organizers, neighbors searching for answers following fire at Susan B. Anthony House

"We have such pride in that building and the staff and the hard work that they do,” Dawn Noto the president of the Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood Association said


Buffalo Bills cruise in win over Washington Football Team

The Buffalo Bills kicked off to the Washington Football Team Sunday following a 35-0 win against the Miami Dolphins. 


Proof of vaccination policy now in effect for Buffalo Bills games

Sunday wasn't just a big day for the Buffalo Bills on the field at Highmark Stadium.


First Alert Weather: Changeable temperatures for the last few days of September

It will be dry early, but clouds will be on the increase with a few spotty showers well after midnight.


Gov. Hochul: 'God wants you to be vaccinated'

Hochul attended mass at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, telling the parishioners God wants them to be vaccinated.


RFD: Fire at Susan B. Anthony House now 'under investigation'

Investigators are looking into a fire at the Susan B. Anthony House early Sunday morning. 


News10NBC's Brennan Somers, fellow runners cap off Rochester 5K and Half Marathon

A very familiar face to News10NBC took part in the race.


Investigators probe deadly Amtrak derailment in Montana

The Empire Builder train derailed at 4 p.m. near Joplin, a town of about 200, Amtrak spokesman Jason Abrams said in a statement.


The Latest: New Zealand to allow home isolation to travelers

Last week, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky sided with most of the recommendations from CDC advisers on giving boosters six months after the last Pfizer dose for certain groups of people.


Some local nurses 'anxious' ahead of Monday's vaccine mandate for healthcare workers

A few nurses in the Rochester area tell News10NBC that they don't agree with Governor Kathy Hochul's handling of the pandemic especially when it comes to vaccines.


With day left until vaccine mandate kicks in, Strong Memorial Hospital holds clinic for staff

Strong Memorial Hospital Sunday held a clinic to help remaining staff members get the shot.


'It's something I never thought I'd experience' local truck driver shortage impacting company, customers

Some major stores are now experiencing shortages of merchandise because of COVID and manpower-related supply chain problems. It's a familiar story for Leonard's Express in Farmington.


Local leaders back Gov. Hochul's plan to address healthcare staffing shortage due to vaccine mandate

Governor Kathy Hochul released a plan on Saturday to address the staffing shortages in hospitals and other health care facilities across the state due to the vaccine mandate. 


RPD: 21-year-old woman shot on Conkey Avenue

Rochester Police say a Rochester woman was shot on the city's northeast side Saturday night.


Albany parents file federal lawsuit over school masking

New York's masking rule for students is now facing a legal challenge.


Governor Hochul holds COVID briefing

The briefing is happening Thursday morning.


Washington looking for first win at Buffalo since 1987

The Buffalo Bills will soon kick off to the Washington Football Team Sunday following a 35-0 win to the Miami Dolphins. 


Joywave caps final night of 10th annual Fringe Fest in Rochester

The band is being joined by several other groups as part of the concert series SMOKESTACKS.


Monroe County Executive Bello calls on Gov. Hochul to expand coverage for early intervention support

During a speech Saturday he urged the governor to sign a bill to push insurance companies to pay for early intervention programs for children with developmental delays and disabilities.


'Mighty Machine Mania' rumbles in to park in Perinton

Some Perinton kids had themselves an up-close education into the world of some heavy machinery Saturday


'Seeds of hope' Local anti-violence group turns focus to reaching out to younger men

Uniting and Healing Through Hope of Monroe County held a march, seminar, and cookout Saturday.


'Suspicious' fire leads to home evacuations in Seneca Falls

Several crews from around the area went to the home on County House Road in Seneca Falls around 10:30 a.m. for a call of smoke coming from a basement.


Watch live: Biden delivers remarks on administration's COVID-19 response

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on his administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and signs executive orders.


COVID-19 booster shots in Rochester: What you need to know

Thousands of people across the Rochester area now have the green light to get an extra layer of protection against coronavirus.


Crews battle house fire in Livingston County

Crews battled a house fire in Livingston County Friday afternoon. 


Bello, Mendoza, hospital leaders hold COVID-19 briefing

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and Public Health Commissioner Michael Mendoza and area hospital leaders are holding their weekly COVID-19 briefing at 2pm.


WATCH LIVE: January 6th Capitol Riot House Hearing

The hearing is underway


With deadline looming, unvaccinated healthcare workers consider options

On Monday, New York State will require all healthcare workers have at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, employees who refuse will be forced to resign.


Naples Grape Festival kicks off this weekend

Grape pie-lovers will have a chance to get their fill this weekend!


Some showers in the forecast, but the wet weather will not last very long

The chance of any wet weather will be found primarily before midnight.  Then partial clearing should happen later tonight as the front moves into eastern New York.  


RPD hits departmental charge on Officer Vaughn: Excessive force, discourteous

Here are the RPD departmental charges against Officer Mark Vaughn: Excessive force and being discourteous — the police way of saying not being polite or professional.