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Cuts in state funding for homeless shelters could leave people out on the streets

Cuts in state funding for homeless shelters could leave people out on the streets
Four Rochester area groups who help the homeless are now scrambling to figure out their next steps. This comes after they lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in state funding. “It’s kind of scary,” said Pastor Jon Soza. Soza works at the Salvation Army of Greater Rochester. When we caught up with him, he and a fellow organizer were stocking up on... more

How impeachment could impact Congressional races in Upstate New York

How impeachment could impact Congressional races in Upstate New York
Impeachment could be an impediment when it comes to re-election in certain New York congressional districts. While House Democrats continue their impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, voters in various swing districts around the country and in New York State are taking notice. Impeachment has proven to be an incredibly touchy subject, especially in districts that Trump... more

FOLIAGE REPORT: Explore the Finger Lakes as colors of fall arrive!

FOLIAGE REPORT: Explore the Finger Lakes this weekend as colors
Colors are finally being spotted around the region; and this weekend – the weather should cooperate at least 50 percent of the time. Get out and enjoy fall in the Finger Lakes. Check out the latest foliage reports below to plan your getaway! Finger Lakes In the Finger Lakes, Chemung County reports from Elmira predict 75% change and near-peak leaves by the weekend,... more

Shortage of high-dose vaccine impacting seniors

Shortage of high-dose vaccine impacting seniors
If you’re a senior, and you need the high dose flu vaccine, you may be having trouble getting your flu shot. That’s because there’s a shortage in the high-dose vaccine for those 65 and older. The NewsChannel 9 Your Stories Team has heard from several people dealing with this issue. Phyllis Vanhorn and her husband ran into roadblocks at both... more

Landmark Society of WNY to unveil 2019 “Five to Revive” list

Landmark Society of WNY to unveil 2019 “Five to Revive” list
For the past six years the Landmark Society of Western New York in Rochester has unveiled a list of historic properties it feels merit restoration or preservation. The Society will announce its seventh annual “Five to Revive” at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Historic Parsells Church at 345 Parsells Ave. in Rochester. The list calls attention to historic resources... more

Police: Rochester man gave Canandaigua PD false ID during traffic stop

Police: Rochester man gave Canandaigua PD false ID during traffic stop
The Canandaigua Police Department reports the arrest of a 20-year-old Rochester resident following a traffic stop on North Main Street in the city on October 9th. Police say the stop happened around 3:05 a.m. when a vehicle was observed speeding. Diego L. Mojena, 20, of Rochester was charged with speeding, aggravated unlicensed operation, false impersonation and DWAI drugs. It is... more

Local grad to star on new CBS sitcom ‘Carol’s Second Act’ with Patricia Heaton

Local grad to star on new CBS sitcom ‘Carol’s Second Act’ with Patricia Heaton
When Ito Aghayere was growing up, her father — a civil engineer, college professor and Nigerian immigrant — made it clear there were five professions that would provide her and her siblings with solid futures: medicine, law, accounting, engineering, academia. That was it. Success, stability, self-sufficiency. Aghayere’s dad and mom achieved those things after leaving West Africa for more education and better opportunities... more

Anne Kress to leave MCC, lead Northern Virginia Community College

Anne Kress to leave MCC, lead Northern Virginia Community College
Anne Kress will be leaving her position as president of Monroe Community College. The announcement was made Tuesday afternoon by officials at Northern Virginia Community College. Kress was selected as the next president of Northern Virginia Community College after being named one of three finalists last month. Kress’ new position is scheduled to begin on January 1, 2020. In 2009, Kress... more

Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO says $5M worth of assault rifles destroyed

Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO says $5M worth of assault rifles destroyed
Perhaps the biggest sporting goods chain makes a statement against assault rifles. The CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods said the company has destroyed more than $5 million worth of assault rifles and turned them into scrap metal. Last year the retail chain announced it would stop carrying the rifles following the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Dick’s also said... more

Rochester man arrested for string of Yates County burglaries

Rochester man arrested for string of Yates County burglaries
A Rochester man has been arrested for a string of robberies in Yates County back in January. The Yates County Sheriff’s Office says that 35-year-old Christopher Hearn was charged after investigations in the towns of Potter and Benton into robberies on Jan. 13th. Hearn is now facing 13 charges, including multiple burglary and grand larceny charges, and is being held... more

Raise the Age: What’s working, what’s challenging, and what can help more teens

Raise the Age: What’s working, what’s challenging, and what can help more teens
It’s been about a year since part of the Raise the Age law was implemented in Monroe County and throughout New York State. It calls for 16-year-olds to be treated differently when they get into trouble with the law. Before the law was changed, teenagers were automatically sent into the adult criminal justice system and could be sent to adult... more

Did you get your STAR rebate check yet?

Did you get your STAR rebate check yet?
If you didn’t get your property tax rebate check yet, don’t worry. The state is still sending hundreds of thousands more. Since August, more than 1.4 million tax relief checks have been mailed to New York homeowners whose income was less than $275,000, according to the state tax department. Separately, 390,000 checks have gone to homeowners under the STAR program for new... more

Rochester man pleads guilty to role in $100 million Ponzi scheme; Victor couple lost $214K

Rochester man pleads guilty to role in $100 million Ponzi scheme; Victor couple lost $214K
Federal prosecutors say Perry Santillo liked to dress the part. “I wear a suit every day. I don’ t have $1.2 million dollars worth of suits,” said John Field, an assistant prosecutor involved with the case. According to court documents, Santillo threw himself a lavish $150,000 birthday bash at a Las Vegas Casino. He commissioned a rap song called “King... more

Former Congressman Chris Collins is now a Florida resident

Former Congressman Chris Collins is now a Florida resident
Former Congressman Chris Collins says he’s now a resident of the State of Florida. According to our WGRZ-TV, Collins made the revelation in a letter sent to friends and family looking for character references for the judge to read prior to his sentencing in January. Collins pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit securities fraud and one count of making a false statement last... more

Rochester Regional Health playing big role in ear infection research

Rochester Regional Health playing big role in ear infection research
Rochester is playing a central role in a major national health project. The research is aimed at fostering better treatment for one of the most common and painful medical conditions in children: ear infections. For parents whose children have suffered from ear infections, the work being done in laboratories at Rochester General Hospital could be life changing. Researchers at the... more

Feds to discuss multimillion-dollar fraud scheme in Rochester Monday

Feds to discuss multimillion-dollar fraud scheme in Rochester Monday
Federal prosecutors will discuss “significant developments” in a nationwide, multimillion-dollar fraud scheme at a press conference in Rochester Monday morning. According to a press release, U.S. attorneys from New York’s western district and Pennsylvania’s middle district will be joined by officials from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, FBI, IRS, U.S. Department of Labor, and the New York State Department of... more

No change in Reed’s stance on impeachment

No change in Reed’s stance on impeachment
Nothing has transpired over the past week to convince Rep. Tom Reed that the actions of President Trump and his dealings with Ukraine have reached the level of an impeachable offense. “Impeachment is reserved for high crimes or crimes such as treason, such as bribery,” he said in a conference call with reporters earlier this week. “I just don’t see... more

Rochester plane lands in Pennsylvania river

Rochester plane lands in Pennsylvania river
A small plane from Rochester ended up short of its destination and landed in Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna River on Friday. Local firefighters were on the scene near the Middletown boat launch. No injuries were immediately reported. The plane’s engine had reportedly failed on approach to Harrisburg International Airport, forcing the pilot to put the plane on the water, half a mile... more
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