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Past articles by Adam:

Judge sides with Whole Foods developers in Brighton lawsuit

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A judge has ruled in favor of developers of a Whole Foods store planned for Brighton. According to Daniele Family Companies, the store will now open this spring. “I’m happy for our staff who has worked hard on this for years and I’m thrilled for the community who will benefit from […] → Read More

Memorial honoring fallen RPD Officer Mazurkiewicz in the works

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — This is not something Anthony Mazurkiewicz would have wanted. His son Brad Jamison said his father ran from recognition. “He sold himself short on the acknowledgments, as a lot of first responders do,” Jamison said. But that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t happen. “Not only memorialize him, but tell a tale for […] → Read More

Effort to allow cannabis dispensary licensing stalls

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — An effort to allow licensing of cannabis dispensaries in our area as failed, at least for now. That means the delay will continue. New York State had asked a judge to remove an injunction put in place after a Michigan-based company had sued saying New York’s licensing process discriminated against out-of-state […] → Read More

Police presence on Mosley Rd. in Greece

Greece, N.Y. (WROC) — A large police scene has been set up on Mosley Rd. in Greece Wednesday night. Several cars and crime tape can be seen from Mosley Rd. and Benjamin Ave. Mosley Rd. is currently blocked off to traffic. It’s unclear why police were called to this scene or why they’re still there. […] → Read More

Monroe County Board of Elections results were delayed due to technical difficulties

The Monroe County Board of Elections released a statement saying all of the votes were collected and recorded with no issue. → Read More

Morelle, Singletary participate in Rochester Rotary forum

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Gun violence once again took center stage in the race for the 25th Congressional District Tuesday. This as both Congressman Joe Morelle, a Democrat, and Former Rochester Police Chief La’Ron Singletary, a Republican, took part in a forum for Rochester Rotary. Congressman Joe Morelle pushed for laws making it harder to […] → Read More

Penfield officials hold board meeting over proposed Chick-Fil-A location

If approved, this would be the area’s fourth Chick-fil-A with others in Greece, Henrietta, and Irondequoit. → Read More

The Cinema Theater reopens with different look and feel

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Call it take two, a sequel or a franchise reboot – the Cinema Theater is back. Now dubbed ROC Cinema, the South Clinton movie theater will have its first showing Friday evening. The new owners say they’ve transformed the inside of the historic theater. “Similar to a dinner theater venue so […] → Read More

Brighton alum displays exceptional degree of perseverance

Brighton, N.Y. (WROC) — A nice bike ride after wrapping up some classes at New York University sounded perfect to second-year medical student David Jevotovsky. “I went to go get a bike and hopped on. The next thing I remember was in the hospital,” said Jevotovsky, a 2012 graduate of Brighton High School. On that […] → Read More

Brittanee Drexel disappearance and death: Murder arrest made 13 years later, remains found

Thirteen years after Brittanee Drexel disappeared, an arrest has been made, giving friends and family the long-awaited closure they have been seeking. → Read More

Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office announced much-anticipated press conference

This press conference comes during recent developments into the investigation of Brittanee Drexel’s disappearance. → Read More

Fairport 6-year-old pens more than 1,000 books

Fairport, N.Y. (WROC) — Good writing starts with good reading. No one knows that better than Silas Drogan. “I wanted to write books like these other authors do,” Silas, 6, said. His father, Shawn, saying this passion started a couple years ago. “He always loved going to the library, getting 10 or 15 books and […] → Read More

Mysterious odor discovered at Wastewater Treatment Plant

RED Rochester is planning to have an outside consultant help the situation and promised the odor will be gone by this summe → Read More

Public Defender selection process causes stir

An anonymous letter from more than two dozen attorneys within the Public Defender’s Office also criticizes the process as too secretive. → Read More

Walt Disney Elementary students finish up big mural project in Gates

Gates Chili Art Teacher Kelly Hanning was helping her Walt Disney Elementary School students get started on quite an undertaking — murals that would span the school cafeteria. → Read More

Dueling protests at SUNY Brockport over controversial event

A crowd who opposed Muntaqim’s virtual appearance started to form outside the SUNY President’s home an hour before the start of the event. → Read More

Rochester refugee agencies ready for Ukrainian refugees

Rochester could potentially receive hundreds if not thousands of Ukrainian refugees in the coming months. → Read More

Father of 14-year-old killed in Rochester makes plea one week after son’s death

Greer says he lost his best friend – a kid who loved math and science and had plans to help grow his father's business. → Read More

Balance of power in Monroe County Legislature comes down to absentee ballots

The magic number in the Monroe County Legislature for a majority is 15 because there are 29 seats. Republicans went into Election Day with the 15-seat majority, but right now it’s unclear which party will claim it going forward. → Read More

Adam Interviews Joywave

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Not sure you can call this a happy coincidence, but it did provide a needed distraction this week. First, we found out a guy from Rochester opened a package and found live scorpions inside. Then we learn that guy is the drummer for popular local band Joywave. Then we learn Joywave […] → Read More