Gov. Hochul on COVID: ‘We are not in a good place’

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Gov. Kathy Hochul hosted a COVID-19 briefing Monday morning from SUNY Brockport’s Rochester Educational Opportunity Center facility downtown where she updated New Yorkers on the new pandemic metrics, the state’s approach to new CDC guidance for quarantine length, and more. COVID in NY “We are not in a good place,” Gov. … Read more

Community raises $45,000 for single mom’s home, business lost in fire

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A week ago, the unthinkable happened for a businesswoman and single mom of two. After working for years to open her own bakery, Chanelle Kimber’s dreams were destroyed within minutes when a fire broke out at her new bakery in Rochester, destroying both the shop and her home. 11-year-old from Delmar … Read more

New York mom seeks justice after daughter’s brutal Michigan murder

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — New York native Nancy Elliot says her daughter, Amanda Harvey, was murdered in Michigan last month, and the prime suspect is her boyfriend who had a pattern of violence. Now, Elliot wants justice, and to bring greater awareness to domestic violence.  Nick Huban Memorial Giving Tree collecting winter items for Unity … Read more

Where Albany residents are moving to most

ALBANY, N.Y. (STACKER) — Stacker compiled a list of where people in Albany are moving to the most using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Metros are ranked by the estimated number of people who moved to the metro from Albany between 2014 and 2018. Ties were broken by gross migration. BDS2006 // Wikimedia 25. Los Angeles-Long … Read more

Scorpions found in package delivered to Joywave drummer in Rochester

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A shocking afternoon for a Rochester man who received scorpions—real, live scorpions—in a package that arrived days ago. And the plot thickens: That man is the drummer for the nationally-known and locally-based rock band Joywave. A package sat quietly on Paul Brenner’s floor all weekend. When he got back home Monday … Read more

Fatal crash with stolen car leaves Rochester neighbors, police shaken

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — “It was just like a bomb went off in the neighborhood,” said Bruce Register, a resident who lives across the street from Sunday afternoon’s fatal motor vehicle crash involving a stolen van. The accident started on Jefferson Avenue, where police say an officer spotted four suspects in a van that was reported … Read more

Child dead, 8 hospitalized, officers injured at house fire in Rochester

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A child has died and eight others, including six other children, were hospitalized after a house fire in the area of Campbell and Hague Streets in Rochester Monday. Around 9:45 a.m. the Rochester Fire Department responded to Hague Street for the report of a house fire and upon arrival found a … Read more