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Past articles by Will:

Feds: Woman set off explosive in downtown Rochester mailbox to settle feud with neighbor

A woman allegedly detonated an explosive device inside a mailbox in a North Clinton Avenue building in response to a feud with her neighbor. → Read More

Soon-to-open Aldaskeller Wine Co. denied liquor license by State Liquor Authority

Aldaskeller Wine Company owner Brandon Opalich said his liquor license application was denied for dubious reasons by the NY State Liquor Authority. → Read More

'He lived an epic life.' World War II veteran 'Harmonica Pete' DuPre dies at 98

"To know Pete was to love him, and his service, support and friendship meant the world." → Read More

Devin Tribunella pleads guilty in $3 million pawn shop scheme targeting addicts

Tribunella recruited individuals addicted to opioids to shoplift new items, which he then sold on eBay and Amazon. He profited more than $3 million. → Read More

'The mayor has got to own it.' Malik Evans says violence prevention will be priority

Malik Evans inherits a plethora of violence prevention programs and wants to bring them under the umbrella of the mayoral office. → Read More

Malik Evans inherits an alphabet soup of antiviolence programs. Can they be coordinated?

A range of legacy and new violence prevention programs operate in Rochester, but coordinating them will be an early challenge for the Evans administration. → Read More

'We know who they are.' Malik Evans says target known offenders, invest in neighborhoods

In the second of three stories, Evans talks about the need to implement some quick fixes against known offenders and also address jobs and housing prospects → Read More

Malik Evans says new RPD chief will likely come from outside the ranks

Finding the right person is almost like looking for a "unicorn." → Read More

Former Greece police chief Andrew Forsythe pleads guilty to DWI

Fighting back tears, former Greece police chief Andrew Forsythe pleads guilty to DWI → Read More

Trio pleads guilty to kidnapping mail carrier due to missing drug-filled package

The trio kidnapped a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier while she was delivering mail in the area of Second Street and Central Park in Rochester. → Read More

Man found dead in the middle of Wayne County road; homicide investigation underway

Investigation underway after man found dead in middle of road in Wayne County. → Read More

19-year-old man dead after crash in Henrietta

A 19-year-old Rochester man is dead following a one-vehicle crash on Jefferson Road in Henrietta. → Read More

AG: Investigation clears two Rochester police officers who shot and killed Mark Gaskill

Officers Donald Flood Jr. and Blake Langdon were justified in the shooting death of Mark Gaskill on May 14, an investigation determined. → Read More

3 town judges recused from DWI case of former Greece police chief Andrew Forsythe

The former police chiefs' DWI case will be waived to another town court. No date or location for the arraignment has been announced. → Read More

Mayor-elect Evans announces first cabinet, senior-staff appointees

Evans will take office Jan. 1. Who he appoints to his cabinet is an initial test for his promise to reset city government after a tumultuous year. → Read More

It's lit! Genesee keg tree, a uniquely Rochester holiday tradition, returns

After a COVID-induced hiatus the Genesee keg tree has returned. All 532 barrels of it. But gatherings around the display are smaller and staggered. → Read More

'It's been an honor to raise a stein with you.' East End German-style beer hall to close

The business will close out with its annual Krampus Christmas party on Dec. 12. → Read More

Former Rochester Housing Authority George Moses convicted on 28 counts of fraud

A jury returned the verdict Tuesday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Rochester after it deliberated for about 13 hours. → Read More

Well-known pub in South Wedge to close after 14 years

"It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to call time on what has been a truly amazing 14 years." → Read More

Monroe County Public Defender Tim Donaher, in office since 2008, will not seek reappointment

Donaher, who joined the public defender's officer in 2000, has led the department since 2008 and overseen its growth from 83 positions to 141. → Read More