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Past articles by Gio:

LIVE: 2023 Tops St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Editor’s note: The 2023 Tops St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be live streamed on this page at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The 2023 Tops St. Patrick’s Day Parade is getting closer by the minute, and from weather and pre-parade events, News 8 has the layout of what to expect throughout the day. […] → Read More

1 woman dead, 8 injured, after being trampled in New York

RPD said that the initial call was for shots fired inside the venue, but investigators said none of the victims’ injuries are consistent to that of a shooting → Read More

‘Thundersnow’ conditions cause power outages

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Gusty winds and heavy precipitation left as many as 10,000 without power at one point Friday night. As of 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Rochester Gas & Electric is reporting just under 1700 customers without power, with over 1000 of those scattered throughout Monroe County. Ontario County has 600 outages. National Grid currently […] → Read More

Buffalo man killed in shooting in Rochester

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A man in his 30s was fatally shot Saturday night on Denver St, according to police. Officers with the Rochester Police Department say they responded to a 911 caller at the 300 block of Parsells Ave just before 9:30 p.m. reporting a man knocked on their door saying he was shot. […] → Read More

RPD chase masked men hanging out of car with guns

According to the Rochester Police Department (RPD), Clinton Section officers received at least one 911 call Wednesday afternoon reporting men in masks hanging out of a vehicle with guns. → Read More

New York State: What lighting is permitted on a vehicle?

Many lighting products on the market now may look good on a vehicle, but a release from the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office reminds drivers what lighting is permitted. → Read More

NY SNAP households to receive maximum level of food benefits

All New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will receive a supplemental allotment of food benefits for February, Governor Kathy Hochul announced Friday. → Read More

MCSO investigating robbery at Panorama Trail M&T Bank

Witnesses saw the robber running away from the bank, according to the MCSO. → Read More

New York State Comptroller DiNapoli responds to upcoming toll increases

The multi-year schedule of systemwide toll increases will begin at the start of 2024. → Read More

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello kicks off 2023 re-election campaign

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello officially kicked off his 2023 re-election campaign Saturday morning. → Read More

Webster artist gifts painting to Damar Hamlin and family

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Webster artist Anthony Caruso created an oil painting to honor Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin. Hamlin went into cardiac arrest and collapsed on the field during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals on January 2. He was released from the hospital in time to attend the team’s January 22 game, in […] → Read More

RPD: Mother charged with murder of 1-year-old son

The Rochester Police Department and the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office will speak today at the Public Safety Building regarding an arrest in the murder of a one-year-old boy that occurred earlier this week. → Read More

Gov. Hochul in Rochester to discuss housing and lead exposure proposals

Hochul will be making the announcement at Upper Falls Square Apartments on Hudson Avenue. → Read More

RPD: Man dead after being hit by a car on Portland Ave

A man is dead after he was hit by a car Saturday night on Portland Ave and Norton St. Saturday evening, according to the Rochester Police Department. → Read More

New York Walmart stores to remove paper bags starting this week

Starting this week, it’s time to say goodbye to paper bags at Walmart. → Read More

RPD investigating shooting on Ridgeway Ave

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The Rochester Police Department (RPD) is currently investigating a shooting that occurred Tuesday morning on Ridgeway Ave. The RPD says shortly before 1:15 a.m., officers responded to a report of shots fired and a victim leaving the area at the 400 block of Ridgeway Ave. Upon their arrival, RPD officers say […] → Read More

Gates police investigate fatal hit-and-run on Elmgrove Rd.

The Gates Police Department is investigating a pedestrian struck hit-and-run accident Sunday night on Elmgrove Road. → Read More

RPD: Woman strikes tree during hit-and-run on Hudson Ave and Berlin St.

A woman hit a tree Monday morning after her car was struck from behind, according to the Rochester Police Department. → Read More

Missing teen: Have you seen Brilynn Hunt-Lino?

She was last seen wearing a red Tommy Hilfiger coat, and black UGG boots, according to RPD. She has brown hair, which is long and braided with beads, and she also has braces. → Read More

Road closures in Rochester due to bridge repair work

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has announced the closure of multiple roadways to accommodate bridge repair work. → Read More