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Past articles by Eriketa:

Memorial honoring fallen RPD Officer Mazurkiewicz in the works

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — This is not something Anthony Mazurkiewicz would have wanted. His son Brad Jamison said his father ran from recognition. “He sold himself short on the acknowledgments, as a lot of first responders do,” Jamison said. But that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t happen. “Not only memorialize him, but tell a tale for […] → Read More

1 teen pleads guilty to intentionally setting man on fire, other goes to trial

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Two years after he was accused of intentionally setting fire to a man on Lyell Avenue, Zayvion Perry pleaded guilty to manslaughter Wednesday. In March 2021, Perry along with Adriel Riley Jr. were arrested for the death of Steven Amenhauser, who police say was set on fire in February 2021. Amenhauser […] → Read More

URMC to air new commercial campaign during Super Bowl

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — URMC is kicking off a new commercial this weekend to air during Super Bowl Sunday. The theme is all about making advances. Hospital leaders say that includes leading the way in COVID vaccines and clinical trials, constructing a new orthopedic care campus, and offering a first-of-it’s-kind mobile stroke unit. Associate Vice […] → Read More

Sing Out! non-profit looking to get back on its feet

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A local nonprofit called Sing Out! is looking to get back on its feet in full force, after the pandemic. The program invites kids across Monroe County to explore song and dance, while giving back to the community. Director Kimberly Romach McManus said the program has been going strong for more than […] → Read More

Winter storm: Stay inside and brace for the worst

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A dangerous winter storm is bringing high winds and low temperatures throughout Western New York Friday. So far, more than 30,000 homes and businesses in the Rochester region are without power. Monroe County and City of Rochester officials gathered Friday evening, telling the public to stay inside and brace for the […] → Read More

‘We’re prepared’: Airport talks holiday weekend rush, weather concerns

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — When it comes to the holiday weekend, airport officials have two things on their mind: weather and turnout. While crowds aren’t expected to be as big as Thanksgiving, you should still expect lines long enough to pack your patience. That’s Andy Moore’s recommendation, director of Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport. He’s […] → Read More

‘Could’ve been avoided’: Next steps for Rochester Airbnb after shooting

It turns out, neighbors had concerns about the property before the tragedy occurred, and now have questions about the future of the property, and the rules going forward. → Read More

Missing St. John Fisher student in France found safe

DeLand did not elaborate further on the conversation with his son or where his son is. → Read More

Explainer: Getting a notification saying escrow is low?

Not only are many viewers telling us about higher rates – we’re also hearing stories of some getting a letter in the mail, telling them their escrow account is too low. → Read More

City of Rochester shuts down homeless encampment on Loomis St.

If people continue to live in the area even with the fence up, according to Kingsley, the city will charge them with trespassing. → Read More

‘You prepare all night’: Some businesses open for Thanksgiving

A few bakeries and restaurants in the area opened their doors on Thanksgiving. → Read More

Hill Cumorah completes final steps in ‘rehabilitation’, post-pageant life

PALMYRA, N.Y. (WROC) — Historic landmark Hill Cumorah has completed it’s final stages in a two-year makeover. Organizers said the goal is to return the site to it’s natural state of a forest, one reminiscent of hundreds of years ago. Chances are, the hill has affected you in some way, whether driving by it on Route […] → Read More

House of Mercy reopens after deadly attack in August

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The House of Mercy reopened on Tuesday after being closed for three months. That closure came after a deadly machete attack on August 7, allegedly by one of the shelter’s residents; killing a resident, and injuring another. Nathaniel Jeanpierre III, 40, is accused of attacking and killing Michael Nairy, 68, with a […] → Read More

Closing arguments made in the trial of former Hilton principal Kirk Ashton

After nearly three weeks of testimonies, the jury will decide the fate of Ashton. → Read More

‘Misinformation’: URMC refutes European study on colonoscopies

The study says in the abstract: “Although colonoscopy is widely used to detect the cancer, it’s effects on risks of colorectal cancer and related death is unclear.” → Read More

Rochester National Guard soldiers are home, after Hurricane Ian

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — After assisting Florida residents with Hurricane Ian aftermath, 11 National Guard members from our area are back home. Soldiers returned on Friday Oct. 7, after spending 10 days in some of the hardest-hit areas. Soldiers say it will take months for residents to rebuild and recover. “We were on a 7 a.m. […] → Read More

‘Marlo Strong:’ Cousin of 3-year-old shot speaks out, calls for change

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — 3-year-old Marlo Joseph was going to get a snack with his family on Wednesday, when they were caught in crossfire. On Friday, Marlo’s cousin Brittany Rumph spoke to News 8, and said the toddler is in stable condition, recovering in the hospital. She says she is hopeful; but the tragedy, is changing […] → Read More

New internet option? Frontier’s new push in Rochester

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — In Monroe County, another option for the internet is expanding its reach. Along with Greenlight and Spectrum, you can expect to see more Frontier ads, as well. Viewers in Webster, Chili, and Penfield told News 8 they’ve been seeing and hearing more about Frontier Fiber. We caught up with some representatives at […] → Read More

Fringe Fest: Rochester bars, cafés anticipate much-needed business boost

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Tuesday marks day one for the Rochester Fringe Festival, 2022! Businesses in the area of East Ave and Gibbs Street say they’re eagerly anticipating a boost in customers from it. This fall is really the first full-blown Fringe Fest since before the pandemic. In 2020, organizers kept it online-only, and 2021 was […] → Read More

Local school districts in need of referees

HILTON, N.Y. (WROC) – Fall sports are underway, and we’re hearing from local athletic directors about a critical shortage for referees. The shortage, seems to be across the board — all levels, and all sports. Hilton Athletic Director Mike Giruzzi says it’s something he’s noticed over the years, and says right now they’re at an “all […] → Read More