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Summer Meals kicks off with free grab-and-go meals and mobile units

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) —Summer Meals has kicked off again for the summer season but this year COVID-19 has brought some changes. Leaders have found new ways for families to pick up healthy food. Summer Meals is filling the gap left by the closure of traditional summer programming due to COVID-19. “So many families and youth […] → Read More

Denver school board votes unanimously to remove police from public schools

DENVER, C.O. (CBS) – Denver’s public school system is officially ending its relationship with the Denver Police Department (DPD). The district’s school board voted unanimously this week to remove police from all schools by next year in order to undo “the systemic racism that Black children and children of color face.” The Board of Education’s Wednesday decision to terminate […] → Read More

RCSD and United Way team to hand out Chromebooks for students at home

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — At Edison Tech High School yesterday, the Rochester City School District, along with the United Way, passed out laptops for students in fourth and fifth grade. The initiative was funded through the United Way’s Community Crisis Fund, along with the Rochester Area Community Foundation. The school district says more Chromebooks are on the way for next week as well. → Read More

COVID-19 vaccine trial participant says she got involved to help grandfather

Rochester, NY (WROC) — The University of Rochester Medical Center and Rochester Regional Health have started a COVID-19 vaccine trial, a collaboration that makes Rochester one of four sites selected to take part in a study that expands around the world. Rebecca Timmons got her first shot of a COVID-19 trail vaccine Thursday. She says […] → Read More

Local organization helps entrepreneurs navigate around COVID-19

Rochester, NY (WROC) — In April, Main Street America reported 7.5 million small businesses faced permanent closure due to COVID-19. Some small entrepreneurs in the Rochester area were facing the same fate, but were able to turn to a local organization for help. Rochester’s Marvelous Mind Academy is helping families in the Rochester area through […] → Read More

NC officer saves choking child while on lunch break at Olive Garden

GASTONIA, N.C. (WFLA) — A North Carolina police captain on his lunch break Thursday saved the life of a child who was choking on her food at a restaurant. Gastonia Police Capt. Trent Conard was eating at Olive Garden in Gastonia when he heard a woman shout, “She’s not breathing, my baby’s not breathing!” The […] → Read More

Tracking drone can detect symptomatic people

It can detect a fever, coughing, breathing rate, heart rate and blood pressure — all from a distance of 60 meters. → Read More

Veteran who raised more than $30M for healthcare workers receives over 125,000 birthday cards

(CBS)–WWII veteran Captain Tom Moore became one of Britain’s most beloved residents earlier this month when he raised millions for the nation’s health care workers. The 99-year-old has now received more than 125,000 birthday cards from fans, according to BBC News. Earlier this month, Moore vowed to walk 100 laps of his garden — 10 each day — […] → Read More

Wearing face masks: Making sure yours is put on correctly

(WIVT) – As we adjust to the “new normal,” one of the things that few of us are used to doing is wearing a mask. Are you wearing yours correctly? Here are some tips to ensure that your mask is fully protecting you when out in public. If you’re using a disposable mask, there will […] → Read More

Nursing home deaths soar past 2,600 in alarming surge

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. (AP) — More than 2,700 deaths nationwide have been linked to coronavirus outbreaks in nursing homes and long-term care facilities, an alarming rise in just the past two weeks, according to the latest count by The Associated Press. Because the federal government has not been releasing a count of its own, […] → Read More

Cuteness alert: Zoo Miami shows off clouded leopard kittens

The male and female have been secluded in a den with their mother, Serai, since their Feb. 11 birth so that they could properly bond while avoiding external stress, according to a news release from the South Florida zoo. → Read More

The Bethany House, longtime Rochester shelter, to close due to COVID-19 outbreak

The shelter provides housing for woman and children in need, but hallways are filling with bags as guests pack up, some leaving the only home they have → Read More

4th COVID-19 death in Monroe County, 148 total cases, 545 in mandatory quarantine

“We should all assume that we have been exposed to COVID-19, even if we do not have recognizable symptoms, and could be spreading the virus to people who are vulnerable to more severe symptoms,” Department of Health officials said in Wednesday afternoon’s press release. → Read More

Family of 1st COVID-19 patient to die locally: ‘It’s not a joke’

Family members are mourning for 54-year-old Alvin Simmons, who died Tuesday morning at Rochester General Hospital. Public health officials say Simmons had complicating factors that contributed to his death. → Read More

RIT extends spring break, prepares to move courses online

All residence halls will remain open. → Read More

Custom Picture Frame Shop in Canandaigua closing doors

Olde Country Picture Framers has been opened for 27 years, Morse has been turning raw wood into beautiful picture frames the whole time, a job he finds very satisfying. → Read More

First coronavirus case confirmed in New York State

New York, N.Y. (WROC)- Officials have confirmed the first case of coronavirus has been reported in New York State. In a statement from Governor Andrew Cuomo, the patient is a woman in her late thirties. She contracted the virus after traveling to Iran, and is said to be experiencing respiratory symptoms, but is not in […] → Read More

Huge crowds head to Del Lago for the first super bowl with legalized sports betting

Del Lago was packed even before the game started, officials with Del Lago say nearly 300 reservations were made and the big screens, betting kiosks, and a full bar helped make the place fun. → Read More

Sledding takes over Cobb’s Hill Park after weekend snow

Many say Cob's Hill Park is the number one spot in Rochester to come out and have some fun. Sledding wasn't the only thing on the hill, as snowboarders and even a bike took a chance on the snow as well. → Read More

Fairmont City Council nominates Valerie Means to fill city manager position

At this Tuesday's Fairmont city council meeting, council nominated Valerie Means for the city manager position. → Read More