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Registered nurse Scott McGieson wears an N95 mask as he walks out of a patient's room in the acute care unit of Harborview Medical Center, Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, in Seattle. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is deploying 100 members of the state National Guard to hospitals across the state amid staff shortages due to an omicron-fueled spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations. Inslee announced Thursday that teams will be deployed to assist four overcrowded emergency departments at hospitals in Everett, Yakima, Wenatchee and Spokane, and that testing teams will be based at hospitals in Olympia, Richland, Seattle and Tacoma.

Nearly half a billion N95 masks to be available for free next week

New state guidance allows shorter COVID isolations for employees of short-staffed child care centers

New state guidance allows shorter COVID isolations for employees of short-staffed child care centers

Some apartment-dwellers having issues with government's COVID-19 test request website

RPD's 2021 data shows violent crime is up, but overall crime is down

Those living with family fared better than those living with friends or alone during COVID, study finds

Consumer Alert: All you need to know about getting your free at-home COVID test kits

Free at-home COVID tests. That was the president's promise.

Bills’ Frazier spots key difference with Chiefs as rematch nears

An AFC playoff rematch is in store when the Bills head to Kansas City to face the Chiefs on Sunday, this time in the divisional round.

Stricter security to start at Civic Center Garage

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello ordered 24/7 security as a part of a plan for safety at the Civic Center Garage.

Law professor suing NYSDOH over directive to prioritize non-whites for COVID-19 drugs

A Cornell law professor is suing the New York State Department of Health in federal court over its directive requiring medical providers to prioritize non-whites and Hispanic people for potentially life-saving COVID-19 treatment, saying that’s unconstitutional.

Harlem Globetrotter visiting Boys and Girls Club of Rochester

One of the Harlem Globetrotters, Hops Pearce, is visiting with the Boys and Girls Club of Rochester this week!

Rochester unburying itself after snowstorm

After a snowstorm like the one we just had, clean-up can take days. People were still out Tuesday afternoon, shovel in hand.

Fitz and The Tantrums, St. Paul and The Broken Bones coming to CMAC

Fitz and The Tantrums and St. Paul and The Broken Bones are coming to the Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (CMAC) this summer.

The governor's budget has tax cuts, money for potholes but nothing on a new Bills stadium

Our three big takeaways from the governor's budget released Tuesday include two things that are in it and one thing that isn't.

First Alert Weather: A brief break from the harsh winter weather

As most of us continue to dig out from the deep snow it was nice to see the sunshine today.

Monroe County creates COVID isolation flowchart

Monroe County has simplified its guidance on what to do if you're exposed to or test positive for COVID-19.

TSA reports increase in guns caught at checkpoints in 2021

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers stopped 19 handguns at Upstate New York airport security checkpoints in 2021.

Governor Hochul highlights tax relief, school funding in her budget proposal

The spending plan totals $216 billion. 

Webster looking for restaurants interested in opening in Sandbar Park

The Town of Webster wants to hear from restaurants interested in opening up in the spot in Sandbar Park in Webster currently occupied by the Bayside Pub.

Ex-NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio won't run for governor

Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday he will not run for governor, but will instead devote himself to fighting inequality in New York.

Woman dies from injuries after serious crash in Seneca County

A woman involved in a serious crash in Seneca County on Thursday ended up dying from her injuries.

COVID data: 741 COVID+ patients in FLX hospitals, 58% admitted for COVID/complications, county updates death count

According to the Monroe County Health Department, more than 138,692 people in the county have tested positive for COVID-19 since March of 2020.

Hochul leading primary field, Siena poll finds

Gov. Kathy Hochul is leading potential Democratic primary opponents by more than 30 points according to a poll released Tuesday.

New York mobile sports bets likely pass New Jersey for No. 1

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - New York likely surpassed New Jersey for the top spot in the U.S. sports betting market during the first two weekends that mobile bets were offered, according to a company that most of the legal U.S. sports betting industry uses to verify that its customers are where they say they are.

Rochester man pleads guilty to homicide in July 2020 Jay and Orchard shooting

A Rochester man Tuesday pleaded guilty to first degree manslaughter in the July 2020 shooting death of Shaqur Nesmith.

Geva Theatre announces first female Artistic Director

Elizabeth Williamson will be the first woman to serve as Geva's Artistic Director in its 50 year history.

Some RCSD students set to return to school after nearly two-week hiatus

The second set of RCSD schools are welcoming students back in-person today after the district switched to virtual learning on January 6.

Air travelers weather the storm

Air travel is no fun during a major winter storm. 

A night of digging out from record snow

Digging out out, a communal experience.  

Matthew LeCroy back as Red Wings manager

Matthew LeCroy will be back for a second season as manager of the Rochester Red Wings, the Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals.

WATCH LIVE: Governor Hochul to hold COVID briefing at 1:45 p.m.

WATCH LIVE: Governor Kathy Hochul is holding a COVID briefing at 1:45 p.m.

Bill de Blasio says he will not run for Governor of New York

Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday he will not run for governor, but will instead devote himself to fighting inequality in New York.

New COVID-related guidance for child care centers

There are new changes to child care centers because of staffing shortages.

New 5G sites set to go live warned by airlines

As 5G cell service goes live on Wednesday, airlines are urgently asking for 5G ground stations to turn it off within two miles of major airports.

Record breaking snow in Rochester Monday

Storm arrived on schedule last night with a good dose of snow for much of the region in the 6-12” range.

U.S. Senate to debate over two voting bills today

Lawmakers in Washington D.C. are debating Tuesday over whether or not two voting bills should be passed.

First Alert: Snow tapers, but more cold this week.

Winter blast might be over, but winter isn't going anywhere. 

Bills vs. Chiefs: What to know

The connections between the Bills and the Chiefs go well beyond last year's AFC Championship

Tow-trucking through the storm

What it's like operating a tow truck during a winter storm. 

Library alert: change in hours at two branches

The Central Library Downtown announces temporary change to hours of operation and the Maplewood Community Library is closing for the day due to maintenance. 

Plow crews work around the clock

We take you on a ride-along in Gates

In-Depth: What should you do if your car spins out?

News10NBC went In-Depth with Monroe County Sheriff Todd Baxter Monday about the county's no unnecessary travel advisory.

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.

First response plows help EMS render care in storms

In weather conditions like we saw Monday, getting around can be very difficult for anyone let alone emergency crews trying to help others.

NYS updated COVID-19 exposure guidance for child care facilities

New rules give some flexibility depending on staffing issues.  

Monroe County COVID-19 briefing at 2 p.m.

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

First the storm, then the fun!

Snowstorms can keep people inside, but at the same time, they can be an opportunity for outdoor winter activities.

Man dead, parolee charged after police chase in downtown Rochester

Rochester police say the SUV that crashed into and killed an innocent man in his car, was traveling at 76 miles per hour.

Local pediatrician on COVID-19 vaccines for kids

Now that U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) vaccine advisers voted to recommend emergency use authorization of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children ages five to 11 parents have a lot of questions.

Troopers: Man dead after car hits him in Hopewell

A man is dead after New York State Police say he was hit by a car in Hopewell, Ontario County Sunday night.

Mall at Greece Ridge closed, other Rochester-area malls open

The Mall at Greece Ridge is closed Monday due to the heavy snow and dangerous road conditions.