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Past articles by Lia:

Tennessee Titans staff member tests positive for COVID-19

NASHVILLE, T.N. (WIVB)–A Titans staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 Sunday morning. The team says they are temporarily closing their facility and are in communication with the league on the next steps. Before this morning’s report, the Titans had no new positive tests for two consecutive days. The team re-opened their facility for practice […] → Read More

Missing Pittsford teen found safe

Beckford is 5'4" and weighs 120 pounds. She has brown, curly hair and hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing a gray and white sweatshirt, shorts and a necklace with "Paris" on it. → Read More

Rochester man recovering after stabbing on Lowell Street

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) – A 55-year-old man from Rochester was stabbed Saturday evening on Lowell Street shortly before 10 p.m. Rochester Police officers said the victim sustained at least one stab wound to his upper body and was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital. His injuries were described as non-life-threatening. The investigation remains ongoing. → Read More

Body of missing swimmer in Irondequoit Bay recovered

The deceased swimmer has not been identified at this time. → Read More

Two deputies’ vehicles set on fire overnight

SWEDEN, N.Y. (WROC) – The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two vehicle fires that occurred overnight on Sunday in the driveway of a residence in Sweden. The fire spread to the residence. Deputies with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office say the incident took place at around 3:30 a.m. Upon deputies’ arrival, the fire started […] → Read More

Police say man lost footing when he fell into gorge

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) – A Rochester man is in critical but stable condition after falling 30 feet into a gorge on Maplewood Avenue in Rochester early Sunday morning. Officers with the Rochester Police Department say the victim, 41, was walking on a trail next to the gorge when he lost his footing which caused him […] → Read More

Body of missing Macedon man recovered from Erie Canal

MACEDON, N.Y. (WROC) – Officers with the Macedon Police Department responded to reports of a missing 72-year-old man on Saturday on Quaker Road. Officers said the man left his house in the morning to work on his boat which was docked on the Erie Canal behind his home. According to officers, the man’s fiance became […] → Read More

Rochester woman suspected of DUI arrested after rollover crash

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) – Rochester Police officers believed alcohol played the role in a rollover crash that took place Saturday afternoon in the area of Seventh Street and Central Park in Rochester. While investigating, officers learned that a 24-year-old woman from Rochester was driving a Ford Fusion when she ran a stop sign and struck […] → Read More

RPD identify the man shot and killed on N. Clinton Avenue

Trenton Cook was shot in the upper body Sunday morning, and later died in the hospital from those injuries. → Read More

Farmington woman arrested for DWI after crashing into ditch

HOPEWELL, N.Y. (WROC) – Ontario County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a single-vehicle crash Sunday in the town of Hopewell. Deputies said 20-year-old Ciera Moroz, of Farmington, crashed her truck into a ditch on Smith Road shortly before 12:30 a.m. Deputies determined that Moroz was intoxicated at the time of the crash and subsequently arrested […] → Read More

April 26 is National Pretzel Day

(CNN) — Salty, sweet or plain with a dip, it’s National Pretzel Day! This yummy treat has been the perfect snack for thousands of years. While it is unclear when and where it was first created, experts believe the pretzel was first invented by Italian monks around 610 A.D. The strips of baked dough were […] → Read More

WROC celebrates National Pet Day

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) – April 11 is National Pet Day, and many might find it to be one of the more adorable holidays on the calendar. Happy National Pet Day from all of us at News 8! → Read More

Gov. Cuomo looks to alleviate stress on NYC hospitals by shifting COVID-19 patients between hospitals

ALBANY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — At his Sunday press conference, Governor Andrew Cuomo asked hospitals across the state to work together like never before in order to defeat COVID-19. As coronavirus continues to spread, New York City hospitals are becoming overloaded with patients, and Cuomo said the health care system across the state needs to work […] → Read More

Ten displaced after fire on Davis Street

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) – Firefighters with the Rochester Fire Department responded to a building fire on Saturday in Rochester on Davis Street shortly before 2 a.m. Firefighters were told there was a fire in an upstairs bedroom and people were trying to escape. All occupants had exited the building upon firefighters’ arrival. Firefighters said they […] → Read More

Balsam Bagels to host fundraiser during COVID-19 pandemic

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) – A fundraiser will be held Sunday afternoon at Balsam Bagels on Winton Road N in Rochester to benefit its employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Balsam Bagels will be providing wrapped muffins and courts of soup. Vegan options will be available, as well. The fundraiser is cash-only and it will take place […] → Read More

Resigned: Monroe County Legislator John Lightfoot

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) – Monroe County Legislator John Lightfoot has announced he has resigned. A leader in the Democratic party, Cindy Kaleh, confirmed Lightfoot’s resignation on Sunday morning. Lightfoot represented the democratic party and held the position as a legislator since 2012. He was re-elected in November. On Sunday, Lightfoot released the following statement:“First I would […] → Read More

BP agents confiscate counterfeit toothbrush heads worth thousands of dollars

(CNN) — According to Border Patrol agents, they seized a shipment of counterfeit toothbrushes. U.S Customs and Border Protection said they’ve confiscated more than 1,400 fake Oral-B toothbrush heads. The load is worth more than $12,000 and it’s the second seize this month according to officials. In November, Philadelphia officers seized $20,000 and four hundred […] → Read More

Rector of Washington, D.C. church tests positive for coronavirus

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS) – The first person to test positive for the coronavirus in Washington, D.C., is the prominent leader of a historic Episcopal church in Georgetown, the church said Sunday. The Reverend Timothy Cole, rector of Christ Church Georgetown, was admitted to the hospital Saturday night and is in stable condition, the Reverend Crystal Hardin, the […] → Read More

Kobe and Gigi Bryant mural vandalized again with word ‘rapist’

AUSTIN, T.X. (KXAN) — A mural paying tribute to Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna has been vandalized for the second time in less than a week. A witness said that someone wrote the word ‘rapist’ between the basketball icon’s eyes on the mural in central Austin. By Sunday morning, the word had been removed, […] → Read More

A culture of misogyny, sexual harassment by top execs at Victoria’s Secret

COLUMBUS, O.H. (WCMH) — A new report from The New York Times details a culture of misogyny and sexual harassment by top executives at Victoria’s Secret, a company run by Columbus-based L Brands and its chief executive, Les Wexner. According to the New York Times, Ed Razek, L Brands’ chief marketing officer at the time of the alleged […] → Read More