Natalie Kucko, News 8 - WROC-TV

Natalie Kucko

News 8 - WROC-TV

Rochester, NY, United States

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Past articles by Natalie:

Locals hopeful for next Mega Millions drawing

Mega Millions is played in 45 states as well as Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. → Read More

Need for blood donations increases after WNY blizzard

With many blood drives canceled due to the blizzard hitting Western New York, Red Cross officials say that need has slightly increased. → Read More

Ukrainian mother and son celebrate gift of family in Fairport

FAIRPORT, N.Y. (WROC) — As the war on Ukraine continues, here at home, a mother and son from Kyiv have been united with family. In a way it’s a new family — distant relatives in Fairport who decided to become their hosts in the US. As 2022 comes to an end, the four are reflecting […] → Read More

RPD ID’d DePaul staff member who was victim of ‘suspicious death’

The staff member — a woman in her 30s — was in critical condition and then passed away shortly after at Strong Hospital. → Read More

‘Real or fake?’: RIT marketing researchers study fraudulent Amazon reviews

RIT plans to continue its studies, as Amazon has not yet rectified how to counteract fraudulent reviews entirely from its site. → Read More

Golisano Children’s Hospital breaks record in yearly life-saving transports

BRIGHTON, N.Y. (WROC) — In a year’s time, the transport team at Golisano Children’s Hospital has met a 10-year record in the number of pediatric transports for children in need of critical care. Golisano’s specialized team and equipment are helping to serve young patients across the state. The hospital introduced two ambulance units to operations […] → Read More

Telemedicine continues to serve as convenient alternative to seek emergency medical treatment

At the height of the COVID pandemic and beyond, telemedicine has grown in popularity, where patients can get treated from a distance. → Read More

‘We have to do better’: School leaders speak out on RCSD fall assessments in reading and math levels

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — ‘Devastating…’ That’s how one board of education commissioner for the Rochester City School District describes fall assessments after testing students’ reading and math levels in kindergarten through 8th grade. As a result, the board of education is collectively calling on ways to correct course. Of more than 12,000 RCSD students surveyed, […] → Read More

Rochester Education Foundation raises $75,000 at annual gala

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The Rochester Education Foundation has spent almost two decades helping students, tonight the foundation got some support in the form of a fundraiser called “A Toast to REF.” In total, the non-profit raised $75,000. Organizers honored educators for their service to the community and celebrated students who benefitted from their service. […] → Read More

Journalist Jane Pauley headlines Nazareth’s first ‘Naz Weekend’

Pauley, an Emmy award winner and host of CBS Sunday Mornings, delivered a keynote speech for the students, alumni, and families in attendance. → Read More

Local physicians urge vaccination ahead of peak flu season

When it comes to any hesitancy to get the flu vaccine, Dr. Cook says he’s seen mixed reaction from families so far. → Read More

Home-growing medical marijuana now legal in New York State

For the first time, those who are certified, as well as their caregivers, can grow marijuana inside their own homes. → Read More

Judge tosses all but 1 lawsuit in Brighton Whole Foods legal battle

Things are now back on track, according to a co-owner in the development. → Read More

Demand for COVID booster and monkeypox vaccines remains high

Since the vaccines were released on the market, health officials say appointments both at local pharmacies and public health departments have been filled. → Read More

NYSUT develops a plan to make New York schools safer

They also said they hope to strengthen staffing not only in the classroom but in mental health supports, highlighting social and emotional needs that were magnified by the pandemic. → Read More

Fairport couple hopeful for approval of NYS conditional cannabis retail dispensary application

The couple turned their hardships into success by opening a hydroponics business in 2014 and later, Flower City Dispensary in 2020 and Flower City Hydroponics in 2021. → Read More

Longtime Rochester Public Market business to stay in the family

The decades-long business is now passed on to a new generation, which has plans to preserve their infamous empanadas. → Read More

‘She set the bar high’: Longtime gymnastics center to close in Penfield

It’s a decision that she said didn’t come easily, citing the COVID pandemic as a big factor. → Read More

Extensive heat brings challenges for firefighters working on fires

The chief added that a majority of the fires, seen at least in the Henrietta district this summer, are due to the fact that it’s been so dry. → Read More

Prioritizing safety at Rochester’s Puerto Rican Festival

Rochester, N.Y. (WROC) – The Rochester Puerto Rican Festival is underway for the first time in two years. The event was put on hold during the pandemic and over the years, there have been continued concerns of safety. Not with the festival itself, but with incidents that happen after the festival. The North East Safety […] → Read More