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Recent articles by Adam:

Woman injured in rockfall at Stony Brook State Park

Adrianne Yurgosky was walking with her fiancé on the Fourth of July when he looked up and yelled "Duck!" → Read More

Adam Interviews teens about gun violence

I always call the Boys and Girls Club my second home and I feel really safe inside these doors because I know it keeps me from outside and out of trouble so I feel safe here. → Read More

Rochester Rundown: Week of June 11, 2021

Rochester Rundown, a new digital exclusive brought to you by News 8 WROC, recaps the past week’s top stories with everything you need to know, or might have missed. → Read More

Why everyone should know about Martha Matilda Harper, but few do

Rochester, N.Y. (WROC) — The story goes that through McDonald’s, Ray Kroc created modern franchising. But that story is wrong. Kroc was beat to the punch by a woman from Rochester, who built a 500-store empire through franchising decades before McDonald’s served its first burger. Martha Matilda Harper’s story should be the stuff of legend, […] → Read More

Rochester Rundown: Week of April 30, 2021

Rochester Rundown, a new digital exclusive brought to you by News 8 WROC, recaps the past week’s top stories with everything you need to know, or might have missed. → Read More

Local legislators push for bicycle safety bill

The bill was written by Monroe County Legislators Rachel Barnhart (D, 21) and Jackie Smith (R,2) and will be introduced next Tuesday. → Read More

Rochester Rundown: Week of April 2, 2021

Rochester Rundown, a new digital exclusive brought to you by News 8 WROC, recaps the past week’s top stories with everything you need to know, or might have missed. → Read More

Relatives of COVID-19 victims talk about their grief and stress

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Shawntae McKee’s birthday a couple days ago came with festivity and memories she wishes weren’t hers. Around this time last year she learned her uncle, Alvin Simmons, 54, had contracted COVID-19. “After my birthday I hadn’t seen him until they called to let us know that he was brain dead,” McKee […] → Read More

Michelle Obama, Mia Hamm among 2021 National Women’s Hall of Fame inductees

SENECA FALLS, N.Y. (WROC) — The National Women’s Hall of Fame announced its 2021 inductee class on Monday, International Women’s Day. The inductees include: Octavia Butler — author Judy Chicago — artist Rebecca Halstead — Brigadier General, Ret., Motivational Speaker Mia Hamm — Olympic Athlete, Philanthropist Joy Harjo — poet Emily Howland — activist, educator […] → Read More

Daylight saving (and extra sleep) just days away

DALLAS (NEXSTAR) — Go ahead and mark your calendars for Daylight saving time and an extra hour of sleep — and it happens the day after Halloween! The clocks roll back one hour on November 1 at 2 a.m. The annual change comes in the middle of the night, but most people usually set their […] → Read More

Adam Interviews ESL CEO Faheem Masood

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — ESL Federal Credit Union, that bank that George Eastman built, is celebrating 100 years in business this year and Faheem Masood has been there for a good number of them. A graduate of Allegheny College and SUNY Buffalo, Masood started with ESL in 1991. His move into the role of president […] → Read More

Sheriff, GOP Monroe County Clerk candidate trade jabs over planned 490 protest in Rochester

According to the Facebook Event called “Shut it down! Highway shutdown!” organized by SAVE ROCHESTER-Black Lives Matter, the event will take place at 2 p.m. Beginning at Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Park at Manhattan Square at 2 p.m. Sunday and then demonstrators will “take an undisclosed route” to nearby Interstate-490 in an attempt to block the roadways. → Read More

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