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Past articles by Vanessa:

MAP: Apparently America favors Raptors over Warriors to win NBA Finals

Well there you go, America, where apparently it's land of the free, home of the Toronto Raptors! → Read More

Man found bleeding on Wilkins dies

Police are investigating a suspicious death after one man was killed in the city tonight. The incident took place on Wilkins Street, near Clifford Avenue. Officers were called to the 200 blocks... → Read More

Home damaged, cats saved in house fire

The Gates Fire Department responded to a house fire on Greenbriar Drive this afternoon. → Read More

Lilac Festival will be closed on Monday

After heavy rains over several days, organizers have announced the Rochester Lilac Festival will be closed Monday. → Read More

Water search at Irondequoit Bay

Helicopters and water rescue teams were seen in Irondequoit Bay this afternoon. Fire crews near the scene said that a search was underway. → Read More

Kid Chef holds fundraiser to feed community

Irondequoit 5-year-old Theo Carusone is the star of his own YouTube channel, called Kitchen Boss. To celebrate the shows season finale, Carusone decided to hold a fundraiser and donation drive for the Irondequoit Community Cupboard. → Read More

Tonight: City holds budget discussion

The city of Rochester is holding a public input session on the 2019-2020 budget at city hall. Participants will be able to discuss their ideas on how to close the $38 million dollar budget gap and if they think raising taxes and fees or cutting services would be the best way to do that. → Read More

NY considers kids Bingo bill.

New York State lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow minors to play bingo. → Read More

New Jersey dad receives thousands of birthday phone calls following billboard prank

(WTNH) - People from all over are wishing one New Jersey man a happy birthday, but wait until you hear why. → Read More

Aquinas Students Help Restore Home

Students from the Aquinas Institute traveled to North Carolina over February break to helps restore a home damaged by hurricane Florence. → Read More

Fire on Flint Street

A fire broke out early this morning on Flint Street in Rochester. The home is separated into two apartments. The fire was caused when a resident in one of the apartments was cooking and fell asleep. → Read More

10-year-old wins school science fair by proving Tom Brady is a cheater

One 10-year-old boy set out to prove his stance on the question, and he ended up winning his school science fair! → Read More

Woman Shot After Performing Sex Acts for $5 and Pringles

A Florida woman was shot after performing a sexual act on the suspected gunman in exchange for $5 and Pringles chips, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office told WROC affiliate WJAX. → Read More

Power outages across Monroe County

News 8 is tracking power outages in Monroe County as of January 1, 2018. → Read More

Sunrise Smart Start: December 31, 2018

New laws will start at the beginning of the year including a ban on smoking in cars with children that will be implemented in Erie County. An increase in the minimum wage wil also begin at the new year as well as a requirement for changing tables for both men and women's rooms in public buildings. → Read More

Louis C.K. mocks Parkland shooting survivors.

Newly leaked audio shows comedian Louis C.K.making fun of Parkland shooting survivors. → Read More

Erie Canal housing stalled

Canalside Properties continues to face opposition to a proposed apartment complex on the Erie Canal. → Read More

Special needs teen has wheelchair stolen

A new York teen with special needs had her wheelchair stolen on Christmas. → Read More

RPD and refugees give away gifts on Christmas

Rochester police partnered with local non-profit, the House of Refuge to give away gifts in the city today. Police pulled cars over on Jay street in the city and gave out toys, food and gift cards. → Read More

Millennials are saving Christmas trees

Millennials are being credited with saving the live Christmas tree market. → Read More