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2 Men Shot While in Car on Hawley Street

By Spectrum News Staff Rochester Two Rochester men are recovering following a shooting on Hawley Street this weekend. It happened shortly before 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Police said officers were in


Ava DuVernay Speaks Out After Nigerian Film Disqualified From Being Nominated in Oscars Foreign-Language Category

By Kiersten Willis A Nigerian film that would have made history at the Oscars has now been disqualified from potentially being nominated over the amount of English in the movie.


Public Memorial Service Announced for RPD Officer Manny Ortiz

By Spectrum News Staff Rochester The Rochester Police Department and the family of Officer Manny Ortiz are inviting the public to a memorial service to honor his life. Services will


Buffalo Bills Outrun Washington in 24-9 Victory, Move to 6-2

By Associated Press Orchard Park ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Rookie Devin Singletary had 95 yards rushing, including a 2-yard touchdown, and the Buffalo Bills are off to their best


RPD Officer Killed in Penfield Car Crash

A Rochester police officer is dead after a one-car crash on Empire Boulevard in Penfield Saturday night. RPD Chief La’Ron Singletary identified the officer as Manuel Ortiz, a 22-year veteran


Alliance for Quality Education Announces New Executive Director

Jasmine Gripper to lead Statewide Education Advocacy Organization Beginning in 2020 ALBANY, N.Y. — Statewide education advocacy organization the Alliance for Quality Education announced today that Jasmine Gripper will be


Poll: New Yorkers See Serious Health Threat In Vaping

By Nick Reisman New York State The vast majority of New Yorkers say vaping is a serious threat to public health, while more than half support a ban on flavored


RPD Chief Implements New Patrol Policy Following “Brutal, Vicious” Attack on Officer

By Tymoni Correa-Buntley Rochester The Rochester police officer who was stabbed multiple times while responding to a call on Peck Street remains in serious but stable condition, according to police.


Officer Stabbed in Domestic Incident on Peck Street in Rochester

By Spectrum News Staff Rochester There is a large police presence on Rochester’s east side after an officer was stabbed Friday afternoon. It happened around 12:30 p.m. on Peck Street,


Botham Jean’s brother told Amber Guyger ‘I forgive you.’ It became a polarizing moment.

It was a message of mercy followed by an emotional embrace that took a Dallas courtroom by surprise: the teenage brother of victim Botham Jean telling Amber Guyger, the former


2-Year-Old Found Wandering the Street in Diaper

By Spectrum News Staff Rochester A 2-year-old boy is safe after being found wandering the streets of Rochester’s west side overnight. Police said a taxi driver found him in the


Patriots-Bills Week 4 Preview

By Jon Scott Buffalo It’s a tradition unlike any other. Twice a season, Bills fans are thrown an incredible amount of stats and facts telling them what they already are


2 People Rescued From Jay Street House Fire

By Spectrum News Staff Rochester Two people, including a baby, were rescued from a house fire Monday morning.  It happened at a home in the 700 block of Jay Street


Retailers Scramble as New York Moves To Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes

By Associated Press New York State Vape shops in New York are scrambling to respond to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to prohibit the sale of flavored vaping products — a


GM Workers Strike in Rochester

By Spectrum News Staff Rochester Nearly 50,000 United Auto Workers walked off the job and onto the picket line. It’s happening at more than 30 plants around the country, including