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Rochester, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Jack:

Nursing students graduate in drive-up ceremony

Nursing students at Rochester Regional's Isabella Graham Hart school, accompanied by family and friends, took part in a drive-up graduation Thursday evening. → Read More

Truck driver in tractor-trailer chase killed after shootout in Geneseo

An emergency alert was issued to residents in the area, saying "Livingston County currently in pursuit of a tractor trailer 390 SB from Geneseo, he is trying to ram traffic off the highway at this time." → Read More

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office: Three sheriff’s jail deputies test positive for coronavirus

There are no other known cases of COVID-19 in the Monroe County Jail, the Sheriff's Office said Saturday. → Read More

Phase One reopening: Local construction business prepares

Oaks and his employees, who primarily do work on buildings' exteriors, are ready to get projects started again. → Read More

NYS Dept. of Labor: $7.4 billion in unemployment paid out since start of pandemic, forfeiture day penalties suspended

Some New Yorkers are continuing to report issues during the process as the state handles the high volume of claims. → Read More

Hometown hope? Rochester company beginning COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial

"We know that we want to get back to normal, but that's going to take some time, said Adam Larrabee, RCR's president. "A vaccine clinical trial is where it begins." → Read More

Nurse working COVID-19 frontlines living out of camper to protect pregnant wife

“It’s kind of crazy that it’s all happening now during all of this, but it’ll make for a great story one day for our kid,” said JT. → Read More

How local police are making sure people stay at a safe distance

"Typically we drive by, we bring it to their attention, about the social distancing rules," said VanBrederode. "And everyone, pretty much, has complied with our request, when we do see something like that." → Read More

Monroe County confirms 190 cases of COVID-19

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) – The Monroe County Health Department confirmed on Saturday that there are 190 cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County. There are 24 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 since Friday at 4 p.m. These new individuals include: – 2 Females under age 10 – 1 Female in her 20s – 2 Females in their 30s – 3 […] → Read More

Local gun store seeing surge in customers as COVID-19 cases rise

"Almost all day long, there's been lines of 20-plus people," said owner Mike Centola. → Read More

Balloon release to remember Trevyan Rowe, 2 years after death

In March of 2018, Rowe wandered off from School 12 in Rochester. His body was found several days later in the Genesee River. → Read More

Results of Livingston County man tested for COVID-19 coronavirus come back negative

The man was tested for the flu, and those tests came back negative. Medical officials then tested for COVID-19 coronavirus, and those results are expected to be released within 48 hours. → Read More

Monroe County executive fills five leadership positions

"These dedicated, experienced professionals stand ready to serve the community they love and make a meaningful impact as we strive to build a better future for all of Monroe County’s residents." → Read More

Why are so many lawmakers not running again? Local expert explains

One local political science expert sees a long-term strategy in upcoming legislative changes. → Read More

Rochester couple wins contest, will marry at Sunday’s Bills game

You can catch the wedding and the game this Sunday on WROC at 1 p.m. → Read More

390 South construction wrapping up Wednesday

Traffic on 390 Southbound between Lexington and Lyell Avenues was reduced to two lanes in July to complete Phase Two of the 390/490 Interchange Project. → Read More

Dive Rescue International hosts dive training for Rochester Police Department

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Hands-on Scuba training is certainly not your average work day. But for some police officers in New York, their day was spent underwater. Officers from across the state came to Rochester for dive rescue training. “It can be dangerous,” said Rochester Sergeant Ed McDonald, “depending on if we’re fighting the current, […] → Read More