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News 8 - WROC-TV

Rochester, NY, United States

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Recent articles by James:

Weather Workshop: Fireworks in a glass

ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) – There are no fireworks shows in 2020 that are available for public consumption. While many are still being shot off across the region, this fun experiment is a great way to have a little show inside your home! You’ll need a few things: * Warm water, * Tall glass * Oil * Food coloring Use this experiment to learn about the different densities of water and oil. Enjoy! → Read More

Gates man recovering from shooting on Lyell Avenue

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) – A man from Gates is recovering at Strong Memorial Hospital after having been shot in Rochester on the 1100 block of Lyell Avenue on Sunday. Rochester Police officers responded to the scene shortly after 2 a.m. Officers said the victim, 35, had been shot at least one time in his lower […] → Read More

WATCH LIVE: Mayor Warren addresses media after protest turns violent, reports of looting

Black Lives Matter protest turns violent in downtown Rochester. → Read More

WATCH LIVE: Cars set on fire, tear gas deployed at Black Lives Matter rally in Rochester

The event is taking place at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park at Manhattan Square and is scheduled to go until 4 p.m. → Read More

211 COVID-19 deaths in Monroe County, 2,742 confirmed cases, 190 hospitalized

Latest local COVID-19 numbers announced Wednesday. → Read More

Gov. Cuomo to hold COVID briefing at 11:30 a.m. in New York City

NEW YORK, (WSYR-TV) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo will make an announcement and hold his daily COVID-19 briefing from the Intrepid Air, Sea, and Space Museum in New York City at 11:30 a.m. Monday. You can watch the briefing here at LocalSYR.com and on NewsChannel 9. → Read More

RPD investigating gun incident on Cleveland Street

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) – Rochester Police officers are investigating a gun incident that took place Saturday afternoon on Cleveland Street. Officers said they attempted to take a man into custody when he ran back into the building that he had previously exited. For safety concerns, Cleveland Street was shut down from Hudson Avenue to North […] → Read More

Impressive cold snap to last through mid-May

The cold air is here to stay, at least for the next week or so as the eatern US holds onto cold air. → Read More

One killed in fatal Ontario County crash

Farmington N.Y.(WROC)- One man is dead after an accident in Ontario County. The crash happened in Farmington. The Ontario County Sheriff said the driver was heading south on Hook Road when he hit a dump truck. The two people inside the truck were not injured. The male driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The […] → Read More

The 2019-2020 Winter never got a big storm, a rare occurrence for Rochester

There were no 6" snowfall events from December through February, something not seen in over a decade. → Read More

Video chatting is quickly becoming the new normal

Video calls are exploding in popularity, and there are a lot of available options for people. → Read More

BREAKING: Ontario County declares state of emergency over COVID-19 concerns

ONTARIO COUNTY, N.Y. (WROC)- Ontario County has declared a state of emergency in response to COVID-19. Public Health Director Mary Beer did say there are no confirmed cases in Ontario county but, said the virus is a threat to citizens and visitors in the area. The declaration does not contain specific orders but, directs all […] → Read More

POP ROC celebrates National Cereal Day

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC)- Local cereal bar POP ROC celebrated National Cereal day on Saturday. It’s a national holiday for enthusiasts of the dish, and POP ROC marked the occasion with specialty items like a cereal bagel. Owner Jason Hilton says it’s a great opportunity for people to have some fun with a classic treat. “The […] → Read More

Serial killer claims responsibility for 2 killings in Allen County from 1980

ALLEN COUNTY, I.N. (WANE) — Serial killer Samuel Little, who has confessed to killing more than 90 people around the country, has claimed responsibility for two 1980 Allen County homicides. The Allen County Sheriff’s Department said Friday that Little admitted to strangling 18-year-old Valeria Boyd and 31-year-old Mary Ann Porter in the same night in […] → Read More

Measuring greenhouse gases in your backyard could soon be a reality

While there are plenty of ways to already do this, their goal is to make a cheap and quick tool that everyone can use. → Read More

Time to re-think ‘no two snowflakes are alike’

Some scientists can create snowflakes out of a small number of water molecules that can be virtually identical, but it is very rare in nature. → Read More

Two men die after crash near Utica

WESTMORELAND, N.Y. (WROC) – New York State Police in Marcy are investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash that took place Friday afternoon in Westmoreland. Police say the crash took place at the intersection of Bartlett Road and Dix Road. According to NYSP, 17-year-old Lincoln Armstrong, from Rome, was traveling southbound on Bartlett Road at a high […] → Read More

Record high Great Lakes water levels could mean another year of Lake Ontario floods

Empire innovation professor of wetland science at the College at Brockport Doug Wilcox says record-high waters, while a part of a cycle, have never been this high in recorded history. → Read More

Unsinkable metal inspired by nature

This technique with lasers can make any metal float. → Read More

Man buys Super Bowl ad to thank vets who saved his dog from cancer

(CBS) – Last year, David MacNeil’s golden retriever, Scout, was given a month to live. The 7-year-old dog had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. But MacNeil refused to give up and now he’s purchased a $6 million Super Bowl commercial to thank the veterinarians who saved Scout’s life. MacNeil, the founder and […] → Read More