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Man Charged with Arson in Connection to Hazmat Situation on Ridgeway

WEBSTER, N.Y. — A man is now charged in connection with the investigation into a hazmat situation at a vacant Rochester apartment building on Ridgeway Avenue. Rochester Fire Department officials say


NAACP Leader Vanishes After Posting Cryptic Facebook Video

“I have been crucified,” Liz Smith said in a video posted the morning after Mother’s Day. By David Lohr A frantic search is underway in California for a missing civil


2 Found Dead After Rollover Crash on Harris Road

By Spectrum News Staff PENFIELD, N.Y. — Two people, a man and woman described by deputies as in their 20s, were found dead in the aftermath of a car crash



Carlene Covington i wanted to write with sunshine splashed across my face, curtains hanging by a tight snug, windows open widely, birds whistling afar off, the blaring of a truck


American Airlines Calls Police On Black Political Commentator Over Luggage: I’m In Tears’

By Kiersten Willis Symone D. Sanders shared her racist experience while attempting to check her luggage on an American Airlines flight over the weekend, demonstrating the newest case of flying


Bills sign a pair of tryout players

Chris Brown Bills Insider Two tryout players made a good impression on Sean McDermott and his coaching staff during rookie minicamp earning contracts with the club Monday. This past weekend

Arts Community Music

22nd Annual Clarissa Street Reunion

  Rochester, New York – The 22nd Annual Clarissa Street Reunion will take place on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Since 1996 the annual reunion


2 Bodies Discovered This Weekend in Rochester

By Alex Howard   ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Dozens of officers scoured two separate crime scenes in Rochester for hours Sunday. At the site of a Dayton Street home, investigators discovered


Being Mulatto During Jim Crow: The One-Drop Rule

BY: SETH WILLIAMS With the compromise of 1877 and the end of the Reconstruction Era in the south, southern white legislatures were free to once again codify racism and oppress


A Show of Bipartisan Support After Dinolfo’s Focus on Jobs

By Jordan Mazza Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo is rebooting the county’s Industrial Development Agency. That was one of the key announcements from her first annual State of the County

Health Youth

Mr. Kala Gause, President and CEO of Beyond Athletics Scouting

When we ALL work together Our Voice Becomes ONE Voice! An analysis of 68 after school studies found that students participating in high-quality after school programs went to school more,


Bills hire Brandon Beane as new GM

Right after the 2017 NFL draft, Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula got to work to find their new general manager. After a handful of interviews over the past week


Former Deputy Mayor Leonard Redon Passes

Leonard Redon, Mayor Lovely Warren’s former deputy mayor, has died due to complications from cancer. Redon stepped down from the role last year, after previously serving in the same position under

Education History

Harriet Tubman- Humanitarian, Abolitionist, and Spy (1820-1913)

OV Staff   Harriet Tubman was an African American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. Born into slavery in Maryland, Harriet Tubman escaped to freedom an