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Rochester, NY, United States

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Recent articles by James:

Protesters gather in Rochester against Cuban government

"We've been quiet for 62 years, no longer," said Yeny Valdez. "We are speaking now. And this is time for freedom and change." → Read More

Third Eye Blind performing at New York State Fair

The band behind hits such as “Semi-Charmed Life” and “Never Let You Go” will take the stage at 8 p.m. → Read More

PAB announces 2 new senior staff appointments

Banks and Antonetti are both graduates of the United Way’s African-American Leadership Development Program (AALDP) and Latino Leadership Development Programs (LLDP), respectively. → Read More

Gov. Cuomo provides June 20 COVID-19 update for NYS

ALBANY, N.Y. (WTEN) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo Sunday updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress combatting COVID-19. “New Yorkers have done an incredible job beating back the virus and thanks to their determination, we have been able to begin getting back to normal,” Cuomo said. “However, make no mistake, we are not out of the woods yet and in order […] → Read More

Founder’s Day of Caring: Helping Heaven for the Homeless

News 8 is partnering with Heaven for the Homeless as part of our Founder's Day events celebrating the company's birthday. → Read More

Increased calls for Flagler-Mitchell’s resignation after 13th accuser comes forward

Thursday's press conference follows renewed calls for Monroe County Legislator Ernest Flagler-Mitchell (D-29) to resign Wednesday after more documents were released, with more details of an investigation that concluded the legislator did violate the code of ethics. → Read More

Climate change means more summer rain and flooding in New York

Climate change is impacting Rochester summers, making the extremes even more extreme. → Read More

Brighton Schools to remain hybrid rest of school year

School officials say the current 7-day rolling-average of COVID-19 cases in Monroe County, 133, is too high to safely do so. → Read More

ROC City Skate Park to close May 24 through May 28 for concrete to be sealed

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) —The ROC City Skate Park Downtown will be closed to the public from May 24 to May 28 due to concrete sealing. The sealant will protect the concrete and increase the longevity of the park’s surface. The City is asking residents to refrain from using the skate park during this time and to obey all posted signage and security personnel. The project is weather dependent. → Read More

Pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic held at Scottsville Fire Department on Tuesday

Everyone 16 years of age or older is invited to participate in tomorrow’s vaccination clinic. Walk ins are welcome. For those who prefer, appointments can be made here. → Read More

New York company reforming diesel engine with more mileage, less emissions

SPI Systems is helping save thousands of gallons of diesel enter the atmosphere. → Read More

Snow makes a comeback to start April: What you need to know

A large and impactful storm system is lining up to bring shovel-worthy snow for many to kick off the month of April. Here is the breakdown. → Read More

Cicada ‘Brood X’ returning by the billions

The 2021 cicada has been waiting 17 years for hatch. → Read More

Damaging winds possible Friday: What you need to know

Strong winds gusting over 55 mph will be possible Friday. → Read More

March is driest on record so far in Rochester, could be top ten lowest snowfall

There has not been a March with that many clear sky days in the past five years. → Read More

Thomas Babilon announces run for Syracuse Mayor

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — A second Republican candidate has announced his campaign for the City of Syracuse Mayoral race. Thomas Babilon is a licensed attorney who’s been practicing law for 18 years focusing on municipal law, economic development, labor and employment relations, criminal defense and family law. Babilon has also served as an Assistant Corporation […] → Read More

Multiple fire crews battling fire in abandoned building on Hudson Ave.

It isn’t immediately clear the cause of the fire, or if there are any injuries to report. → Read More

Icicles and ice dams wreak havoc on homes as snow melts

Ice dams can cause major house damage if ignored. → Read More

Water main break closes part of State Street

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) – Officials with the City of Rochester say part of State Street is closed due to a water main break Sunday morning. A portion of the northbound lane is closed from Andrews Street to Commercial Street. The southbound lane is open to traffic. → Read More

Cross country skiing is flourishing as a socially distant activity

The past few weeks have been the first prolonged stretch of at least six inches of snow on the ground, and that has been just enough for cross country skiers to take advantage. → Read More