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Past articles by Adam:

The gift of a rainbow baby photo session

FAIRPORT, N.Y. (WROC-TV) — Jessica and Nathan Parrino arrived at the photo studio in Fairport as prepared as possible“You just show up and have the baby just fed and happy,” Jessica remembered being told. They entered with their daughter Lena for a newborn photo shoot. “This huge, this helps out a lot, this is nice,” […] → Read More

Couple gets married in Zoom wedding

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) — One by one people signed in. When all 100 spots were full, the Master of Ceremonies started things off. “’I’ll be going ahead and unmuting those individuals when it’s their turn,” she told the crowd, made up of many Rochesterians. The judge came next saying, “To know another human being in […] → Read More

Adam Interviews Mayor Lovely Warren

Through her leadership role, she's trying to get a message into every corner of the city: Social distancing will save lives. → Read More

WROC scheduled to be off air for scheduled antenna replacement

Check back with News 8 WROC for updates on local antenna replacements. → Read More

Keto Concerns: Weight loss craze comes with caution for some

Cardiologist Dr. Gaurav Sharma at Rochester Regional Health says Keto can be used to treat certain conditions like epilepsy but cautions against using it for general weight loss. → Read More

Parents seek accountability after child’s death

Outside of their frustration and their mission, the Gillans are trying to live their lives, raising their other daughter while expecting another child, never forgetting their perfect baby, the always happy Maisie – a gift so special her absence hurts all the more. → Read More

Adam Interviews Chubby Checker

WATERLOO, N.Y. (WROC-TV) — Chubby Checker, the performer who popularized The Twist, has a show at del Lago Resort next Friday, but made himself available for interviews this week. At 77, Checker is still all about entertaining and keep the Twist alive. In this interview with Adam, Checker talks about why the dance took off […] → Read More

Adam Interviews Abby Feldman

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) — When Abby Feldman walked the halls of Sutherland High School she wanted to be a broadcast journalist. That changed, though, when she realized comedy offered a way to be less… objective. That path correction took her to the comedy scene in New York City where she’s found a decent amount of […] → Read More

Naples woman arrested for vandalizing 9/11 and WWII memorials

Both the 9/11 and WWII memorial in Geneva were defaced. → Read More

Adam Interviews Lyonel Anderson

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) — It was a March Madness Sweet 16 game in 2016. Thomas Bryant was leading Indiana to a win over Kansas. The Rochester connection on that court was notable. Bryant was from Rochester, of course. So was one of the referees, Jeff Anderson. Lyonel Anderson was also there as a coach and […] → Read More

Police investigating homicide on Bay Street in Rochester

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Rochester police are investigating a homicide on the city’s north side. Officers responded to Bay Street and Sigel Street shortly before 8 p.m. for a ShotSpotter activation. When officers arrived they found a male victim in the backyard of a home with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the […] → Read More

Adam Interviews Geva’s Mark Cuddy

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) — If you’ve gone to see a play or musical at Geva Theatre Center, there’s a good chance you either saw Mark Cuddy on stage or the product of his directing. In his 24 years as artistic director there, he’s starred in and directed dozens of productions. He’s also helped to guide […] → Read More

Local Rabbi reacts to Trump’s comments on Jews and Israel

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — President Trump’s recent comments and tweets about American Jews and Israel are receiving a good deal of attention. Earlier this week he said Jews would be disloyal to Israel if they vote for a Democrat. He also sent out these tweets on Wednesday: Rabbi Alan Katz from Temple Sinai visited the […] → Read More

Young heroes rescue 5 from house fire

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) — Darius Dillard and Nate Willams were sitting on a porch on Emerson St. in Rochester when they saw smoke streaming from the second floor of a home across the street. While their uncle called 911, they bounded over and without hesitation kicked in the door and sprinted inside to find a […] → Read More

Opening night for the 82nd Hill Cumorah Pageant

PALMYRA, NY (WROC) — Thursday marked opening night for the 82nd Hill Cumorah Pageant. The event is held at Hill Cumorah in Palmyra and brings in tens of thousands of people from all over the area. It’s put on by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This year’s show features the largest cast […] → Read More

Greece man pleads guilty after being arrested for building pipe bomb

GREECE, NY (WROC) — A Greece man accused of building a pipe bomb has pleaded guilty to possessing ammunition. Police say Daniel Owens, 27, was arrested in January after Greece Police found several rounds of 12 gauge shotgun ammunition and a device that appeared to be a pipe bomb. Owens was convicted of criminal possession […] → Read More

Rochester developer Bob Morgan, son indicted in fraud case

A grand jury has handed up a federal indictment against Rochester developer Bob Morgan. → Read More

Adam Interviews Medical Legend

It came down to a coin toss. → Read More

Adam Interviews Sesame Street Musical Director

This weekend, Fiedler combined his role with his love of jazz trombone when he played jazzy versions of Sesame Street at Rochester's Bob Shop Records. → Read More

Police: E. Irondequoit bus driver was driving drunk with seven kids on board

An East Irondequoit school bus driver has been accused of driving a school bus while drunk. → Read More