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Past articles by Maureen:

Amazon chooses Rochester company to develop training program for Amazon employees

Second Avenue Learning makes educational content and develops software for schools and corporations alike. It was founded in 2006 and employs 30 people, including 20 in Rochester. → Read More

Keuka College to switch to remote learning for 2 weeks

Keuka College will switch to all-remote learning beginning Monday October 12th because of a spike in Covid19 cases. The college, located on Keuka Lake in Yates County, said Sunday that 11 students had tested positive for the coronavirus in the previous 24 hours. That’s a jump from the day before, when the college reported 12 […] → Read More

Coronavirus Facts First: Evening of March 31, 2020

We are expanding beyond the traditional newscast to deliver the news the matters the most to the people that matter to us: you, the viewer. → Read More

Vehicle struck by gunfire on Rialto Street

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) – Rochester Police officers are investigating a vehicle that had been shot multiple times in a driveway on Rialto Street in Rochester on Sunday afternoon. “At this time it does not appear that anybody was struck nor were any houses,” Captain Cornell said. The investigation remains active. → Read More

News 8 Archive: Rochester Police trailblazer Dorris Smith

Dorris Bobbie Smith is the trailblazer you never heard of. Born in Iowa, raised in England, in WWII she served in the British Royal Army. Then she married, moved back to the states, and got a job as a Rochester cop. News 8 has rare film of Officer Smith being interviewed in 1963. At the […] → Read More

News 8 Archives: Strasenburgh Planetarium

ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) — When Apollo 11 was on its way to the moon, Rochester celebrated this feat of science with its own, brand new landmark. From the News 8 archives, we pulled film from June 29, 1966. On that day, the city gave final approval of the architect’s plans for the Strasenburgh Planetarium. The […] → Read More

News 8 Archives: The early days of Rochester's first TV station

History was made in June 1949 when Rochester's first television station signed on the air. → Read More

Tree service worker killed on the job in Livingston County

A tree service worker in Mt. Morris was killed Tuesday after he came in contact with a power line. → Read More

Rochester musician Joe Dady dies at 61

Joe Dady, one of the region’s most well-known musicians, died on Saturday at the age of 61. → Read More

News 8 Archives: Rochester Lilac Festival

Check out the Rochester Lilac Festival from way back in 1963 when Monroe County set up a band shell for quaint concerts and young ladies vied for the title of Lilac Queen. → Read More

News 8 Archives: Hike for Hope

On May 3, 1971 35,000 people walked 25 miles through Rochester in the second annual Hike for Hope. → Read More

News 8 Archives: 10 year anniversary of Britanee Drexel's disappearance

Ten years ago, Britanee Drexel disappeared.  The 17-year old was Gates Chili teen was on spring break in Myrtle Beach when she vanished, and her case continues to make headlines around the country. → Read More

Suspect in carbon monoxide deaths pleads guilty

An Orleans County man accused of causing the carbon monoxide deaths of a mother and son has pleaded guilty. → Read More

Benefit for Irish Children's Program of Rochester

There was Irish dancing and more Sunday in honor of the Irish Children's Program of Rochester. → Read More

Fairy house artist asked to remove popular creations from Tinker Park

Up until this weekend a small part of the walking trail at Tinker Nature Park featured fairy houses. Now they fill the garage of the woman who made them: artist Betsy Marshall. → Read More

Police union protests Rochester City Council plan for police accountability board

The Rochester Police Locust Club staged a large rally Tuesday on the steps of city hall. The union is speaking out against City Council's plan for a police accountablity board. → Read More

Habitat for Humanity: A home for the holidays

An ambitious plan to renovate and rebuild so-called zombie homes is taking off in Rochester--- thanks to City Hall and Habitat for Humanity.  Six months ago they teamed up to tackle the problem of abandoned and neglected properties around the city. Thanks to the program, 21 year old Alaeah Kendrick and her daughter Sarai are truly home for the holiday. → Read More

News 8 Archives: Midtown Monorail makes its debut

All aboard the Monorail at Midtown Plaza! Check out this film from December 1968. That's when the monorail made its debut at Rochester's downtown mall. This little train that could carried kids around its elevated tracks, past the huge Christmas Tree. → Read More

Man charged with trying to kill Wyoming Co. Sheriff in roadside attack

A Wyoming County man is accused of trying to murder the Wyoming County Sheriff in a roadside attack. → Read More

Man dies in barricaded stand-off in Yates Co.

The Yates County Sheriff's Office says a man in Dundee was found dead today inside a house he allegedly set on fire, during an armed standoff with deputies. → Read More