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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

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra winner of a Grammy Award

The RPO won for the category "Best Contemporary Classical Composition" for locally-produced Higdon: Harp Concerto, composed by Jennifer Higdon, directed by Ward Stare with soloist Yolanda Kondonassis. → Read More

RPD investigating two separate stabbings

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) – Rochester Police officers were called to reports of a man who had been stabbed in his torso early Sunday morning. Officers said the victim is a 28-year-old man from Rochester and located him on the 200 block of Pierpont Street. AMR transported the victim to Strong Memorial Hospital and his injuries […] → Read More

Judge strikes down flavored vaping ban in NYS

ALBANY, N.Y. (WTEN) – A State Supreme Court Judge has denied the State’s proposed ban on flavored vaping products and flavored e-cigarettes in New York. In September, Governor Cuomo signed an executive order to ban flavored vape products in New York. According to court documents, shortly after the emergency regulation was adopted, the “Vapor Technology […] → Read More

Driver killed after striking tree on Dewey Avenue

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) – One person is dead after a sedan struck a tree Sunday morning in Rochester on Dewey Avenue at around 9 a.m. Rochester Police officers said the occupants of the vehicle were the driver and one passenger. Officers said the driver, a 71-year-old man from Rochester, was killed in the crash and […] → Read More

Sunrise Smart Start on September 5

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) Good morning! Check out your local headlines in the Sunrise Smart Start on Thursday, September 5, 2019. → Read More

Rochester woman arrested for DWI after striking two houses

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC)– A woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated on Monday evening after striking two houses in Rochester on the 1300 block of S Plymouth Avenue. Rochester Police officers arrived to the scene at around 7:15 p.m. Officers said a 75-year-old Rochester woman was driving a Ford Focus when she lost control and […] → Read More

Penfield robotics students to host benefit concert

PENFIELD, N.Y. (WROC)– The Penfield Amphitheater will host the Grateful Red Music Festival (GRMF) on Saturday to benefit AutismUp. GRMF was conceived by Penfield High School Robotics students. The festival will take place from 2-7 p.m. AutismUp provides services to more than 10,000 people diagnosed with autism in the Rochester area. The Penfield Amphitheater is located […] → Read More