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Past articles by Hailie:

Firefighters on scene battling Burbank blaze

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Firefighters are currently battling a working fire at a house on Burbank Street. News 8 staff on scene learned that crews arrived to find heavy smoke and fire on the first floor of a vacant home, extending to the second floor. Majority of the damage is to that second floor. Fire […] → Read More

Police on scene of crash involving RTS bus

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Police are currently on scene of a crash near the intersection of Dewey Ave. and Costar St. According to News 8 staff, at least one car crashed into a City of Rochester bus. Details are limited at this time, but News 8 staff are currently on scene attempting to learn more. […] → Read More

Man arrested for Houses Motel murder in Wayne Co.

ROCHESTER,N.Y. (WROC) — A Newark man has been arrested for a 2021 murder that took place in the Houses Motel, police announced Wednesday afternoon. Wayne County Sheriff Robert Milby provided the update at the Public Safety Building in Lyons. Back in June 2021, deputies with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Houses Motel on […] → Read More

Dates announced for Corn Hill Arts Festival

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The Corn Hill Neighbors Association has announced the dates for the 55th annual Corn Hill Arts Festival. Over 300 artists and creators will be coming together on July 8 and 9 in the historic neighborhood, organizers announced. The festival spans about nine streets, and will have four music stages, food trucks, […] → Read More

Monroe Co. to drop clothing sales tax for certain purchases Wednesday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Starting Wednesday, buying clothes and shoes in Monroe County will get a bit cheaper. Effective Wednesday, March 1, clothing and shoe purchases under $110 will no longer have a four percent sales tax from the county. The exemption will apply to every individual item (or pair, for shoes) under $110 in […] → Read More

James Brown’s Place closes, business for sale

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Beloved local diner James Brown’s Place is up for sale once again, the owner confirmed with News 8 Friday. After about two years at the helm, Amanda Pena Joyce has closed the business, she told News 8. The business is for sale, according to a Facebook post by Joyce. She said […] → Read More

INSIDE LOOK: New 10-acre greenhouse dedicated to NY agriculture

ONTARIO, N.Y. (WROC) — Like tomatoes? Thanks to a new ten-acre greenhouse, New York just got access to tons more, literally. The facility is owned and operated by Intergrow, an organization that specializes in growing tomatoes in greenhouses. Their products can be found in many grocery stores across Western New York, including Walmart, Tops, and […] → Read More

LIVE: Evans, city officials to speak on pedestrian safety efforts

Editor’s note: This conference will be live-streamed on this page at approximately 10 a.m. ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Being a pedestrian in the City of Rochester is dangerous, Mayor Malik Evans said in a press conference Wednesday morning. Nationally, being a pedestrian is the most dangerous it has been in decades. Joined by other city […] → Read More

State police on scene at ‘serious’ I-490 crash

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — State police are currently on scene at what they are calling a “serious” accident along I-490 in Rochester. The one-person, one-car crash occurred at around 7 p.m. Sunday, troopers said. The crash was along I-490 West, just by Winton road. Details are limited at this time. News 8 staff are currently […] → Read More

Buffalo man killed in shooting in Rochester

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A man in his 30s was fatally shot Saturday night on Denver St, according to police. Officers with the Rochester Police Department say they responded to a 911 caller at the 300 block of Parsells Ave just before 9:30 p.m. reporting a man knocked on their door saying he was shot. […] → Read More

Police on scene investigating at Parsells Ave.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Police are currently investigating along the 300 block of Parsells Avenue. Officers with the Rochester Police Department have blocked off several blocks of the street past the Greely Street intersection. Details are limited at this time, but News 8 staff are currently on scene attempting to learn more. Staff on scene […] → Read More

Henrietta approves permit for Shake Shack

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Milkshake lovers, rejoice! The Town of Henrietta has approved the plans to build a Shake Shack location. On January 4, the business submitted the paperwork to demolish what was once a Denny’s at the intersection of Clay Road and Jefferson Road. In its place, Shake Shack wants to build a location […] → Read More

2 hospitalized after crash outside Webster Wegmans

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A crash outside of the Wegmans on Empire Boulevard sent two to the hospital Saturday evening. Details are limited at this time. News 8 staff on scene confirmed that two cars crashed into one another in the area of Bay Road and Empire Blvd., and two individuals have been transported to […] → Read More

1 teen pleads guilty to intentionally setting man on fire, other goes to trial

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Two years after he was accused of intentionally setting fire to a man on Lyell Avenue, Zayvion Perry pleaded guilty to manslaughter Wednesday. In March 2021, Perry along with Adriel Riley Jr. were arrested for the death of Steven Amenhauser, who police say was set on fire in February 2021. Amenhauser […] → Read More

2 men in custody after caller spots them allegedly carrying dead body into car

The area of Bloss Street, along with other streets along Plymouth Avenue, was blocked off with police tape. → Read More

Bicyclist dies in Farmington car crash

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A bicyclist is dead after she crashed into a moving car Wednesday morning, New York State Police confirmed. Shortly before 8:30 a.m. troopers arrived at an accident on State Route 332 in Farmington, just south of State Route 96, they said. A driver was heading southbound on Rt. 332, when a […] → Read More

Teenager brings loaded gun to Monroe HS, police say

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A teenager is in custody after he brought a firearm to James Monroe High School Monday morning, officers with the Rochester Police Department (RPD) confirmed. Just before 9 a.m. officers responded to the school — located on Alexander Ave — for a 911 call about a student bringing a firearm to […] → Read More

Encompass Resources holds Super Bowl watch party for teens, pre-teens

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — If you have a teen or pre-teen and they’re looking for somewhere fun to watch The Big Game Sunday, Encompass Resources for Learning will be hosting a Super Bowl party for them! Kids between sixth and twelfth grade are invited. The center will be inviting mentors to come and talk to […] → Read More

Penfield Town Supervisor resigns

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Marie Cinti has stepped down from her role as Penfield Town Supervisor, the town announced Tuesday. Currently, Deputy Town Supervisor Debbie Drawe will oversee the day-to-day operations until another supervisor is chosen. “I made this decision on my own a few weeks ago; there are simply not enough hours in the […] → Read More

3 Eastman alumni took home Grammies Sunday night

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Last night, Harry Styles took home the well-hyped Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Viola Davis reached EGOT status — adding a Grammy to her Emmy, Oscar and Tony awards. And several star performers provided entertainment throughout the evening. Here in Rochester, those watching the 63rd annual Grammy Awards had […] → Read More