Christian Garzone, News 8 - WROC-TV

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News 8 - WROC-TV

Rochester, NY, United States

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Past articles by Christian:

Firefighter injured, residents evacuated during massive warehouse fire in Rochester

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Emergency crews are on the scene of a massive warehouse fire along Otis Street in the City of Rochester. According to firefighters, the warehouse is filled with piles of wooden pallets, feeding the flames. The roof and three walls of the warehouse have collapsed. Firefighters say some residents have been evacuated […] → Read More

Amid school bus driver shortage, Greece CSD hosts recruitment push

GREECE, N.Y. (WROC) — The need for school bus drivers is a conversation in school districts across the country, and our region is no exception. In Greece Thursday night, school leaders held a career fair, hoping to hire new drivers. David Richardson is the Executive Director of Student Operations in Greece. He said the team […] → Read More

Police investigate shooting at Knuckelead Brewing in Webster

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Police are investigating a shooting at Knucklehead Craft Brewing on Ridge Road at Bay Road in Webster Thursday evening. Police have not shared any information about any potential injuries or arrests. News 8 has a crew at the scene. This is a developing story. Check back for updates. Location → Read More

Webster residents voice support and concern for $28M highway facility

WEBSTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The proposal to build a new town highway facility in Webster comes with a big price tag: $28 million. Thursday, News 8 went to the town board meeting to hear from residents who support and oppose the facility during a bonding resolution. The biggest concern is the tax hike that will […] → Read More

Community Bank to close in Rushville

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Community Bank N.A. has announced the upcoming closure of its Rushville branch on Main Street in the village. After the April 28 closure, the closest Community Bank locations will be nearly 10 miles northwest in Canandaigua, and 13 miles southeast in Penn Yan. The company says employees of the Rushville branch […] → Read More

Despite ice-cold, 2,000 attend Lakeside Winter Fest at Ontario Beach Park

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The 37th annual Lakeside Winter Celebration attracted about 2,000 people Saturday. Even with temperatures at zero, Jim Farr, the Chairman of the Ontario Beach Park Committee said those folks all braved the chills, wind, and ice for the following: “We had a whole bunch of stuff: horse-drawn carriage rides, wine, and […] → Read More

As arctic blast rips through, experts warn to stay indoors

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — As temperatures continue to drop across the region, experts are warning folks to be ready for things like frostbite and hypothermia… and are encouraging people to stay indoors if possible. “Yeah, so we’ve been tracking some extreme temperatures this week,” said Jordan Guerrein, NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services. […] → Read More

Monroe County leaders unveil opioid dashboard that will provide real-time data

This press conference comes after the recent update to New York’s ongoing opioid lawsuit against Teva Pharmaceuticals. → Read More

As COVID variant spreads, local doctor urges more to get vaxxed, boosted

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The New York State Department of Health Friday is warning that the new COVID variant is spreading more rapidly than other strains currently circulating, and they are recommending that those six months and older get vaccinated, or get their bivalent booster shot. This new variant is called XBB 1.5, and it […] → Read More

Prayers and card signing in Henrietta for recovering Bills player

HENRIETTA, N.Y. (WROC) — On the heels of good news out of Cincinnati regarding Bills safety Damar Hamlin’s recovery, Bills fans, faith leaders, and the community gathered at the Tops plaza in Henrietta to hold a prayer service and sign cards, wishing Hamlin well. “So we’re really happy that we understand that prayer really works,” […] → Read More

Hit-and-run victim man of service to community, dedicated to feeding the poor

ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) — New details are emerging on the death of 42-year-old Edgar Santa-Cruz. Police say Santa-Cruz was walking his dog on Thursday at the intersection of Park Ave. and South Goodman Street in Rochester when he was allegedly struck and killed by 37-year-old Master Bevel. Folks are remembering Santa-Cruz as a man dedicated […] → Read More

‘Stay off roads’ warns local fireman as people still decide to travel

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — With wind chills below freezing, and gusts blasting through the region creating white-out conditions, schools were closed, thousands lost power, businesses shut their doors, and the thruway closed off from Henrietta to Buffalo and south to the Pennsylvania border. In our area, households had to endure property damages, like a tree […] → Read More

Travel advisory issued for Monroe, Ontario, Steuben County: Avoid unnecessary travel as temps drop and winds whip

With a winter storm for our region looming Friday, County Executive Adam Bello and other officials gathered Thursday at the Office of Emergency Management to address contingency plans for what is forecasted to be high winds, freezing cold, and blizzard conditions. → Read More

As RSV and flu cases spike in Finger Lakes, Sen. Schumer calls for more resources

RSV starts out feeling like a cold, then it becomes a respiratory problem with conditions lasting weeks. → 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

First Responders Spotlight: Fire chief/veterinarian saves people and pets during emergencies

“People care about their animals, and no one wants to see an animal suffer,” he said. → Read More

Alleged Zeldin attacker released to alcohol and PTSD treatment program

The program will last for 28 days and provided Jakubonis finishes that, he will then go to Veterans Treatment Court in Monroe County. → Read More

Monroe County Legislature votes to adopt controversial ‘Crescent Map’

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The Monroe County Legislature voted 17-12 to adopt a controversial new redistricting map Friday. The map — supported by Legislature President Sabrina LaMar, her Democratic colleague Rachel Barnhart, and Republicans— is known as the “Crescent Map.” It creates five majority-Black districts in Rochester. “The crescent map has never been about the […] → Read More

Massive ‘Arbors at Penfield’ project generating excitement, concerns

PENFIELD, N.Y. (WROC) — A new project proposed for the Town of Penfield has some folks excited, and others raising concerns. The ‘Arbors at Penfield’ plans to be a massive, four-year, mixed-use development on the corner of Route 250 and Atlantic Avenue, currently a 73-acre field. Christopher Tanea with the Town of Penfield says the ‘Arbors’ project’s […] → Read More

Person in custody after police investigation in Webster

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A portion of East Main Street in the Village of Webster was closed for large police investigation Tuesday evening. According to police, two young men became involved in a domestic dispute around 4:20 p.m. Police said someone took out a shotgun during the confrontation, and one of the individuals fled. Webster […] → Read More