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Signs pointing to Tyrod as Sunday’s starter

    By Jon Scott ORCHARD PARK — As Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor was carted off the field during the Patriots game, he thought the worst. “I didn’t know what was


Genesee St. mass shooting documentary premieres

By Jordan Mazza ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Tuesday night was the premiere at the Little Theatre for a new film that documents one of Rochester’s most painful moments. “Move” is a


Police: Note found with woman’s body

By Spectrum News Staff ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Elwell McPhail pleaded not guilty Monday to second degree murder in the death of Syreeta Knight, whose body was found Saturday inside a


A Seat At The Table

By CaTyra Polland   I recently attended an event to encourage veteran entrepreneurship. I attended with two colleagues, one of whom was a guest speaker. Myself and my other colleague


Stanford University study: Rochester schools last in U.S. in growth

      A novel, large-scale study from Stanford University shows Rochester-area primary schools are dead last among the 200 largest cities in the country for academic growth. The study,


Police make arrest in Geneva homicide, man facing murder charge

By Spectrum News Staff WOLCOTT, N.Y. — Police have made an arrest in connection to this week’s fatal shooting in Geneva. Authorities say 30-year-old Willie McKoy Jr. has been arrested


Lawyer admits to stealing nearly $400,000 from clients

By Spectrum News Staff ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A local attorney and former East Rochester town justice has surrendered his license after admitting to the misappropriation of almost $400,000 from former clients.


Black Man White Man

By Barbara Burke As an only child Joe Janowicz found friendship in comic books, he loved them and collected them. During high school at Greece Arcadia he created his own


RPD makes arrest in last week’s fatal hit-and-run

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Rochester police have made an arrest in connection to last week’s fatal hit-and-run near the University of Rochester campus. Jon Jamberdino, 27, is charged with the leaving


No Money, No Vote: How Imposed Fines, Fees and Cost Keep Black People From Voting

By Nareissa Smith When a person leaves jail/prison, it is often said that he or she has “paid their debt to society.” But for many ex-offenders, the debt grows even


Human trafficking victims find help in Rochester coalition

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — New York State has the fifth highest call volume to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, according to the Rochester Regional Coalition Against Human Trafficking. The group


NBC News fires Matt Lauer

NBC fires Matt Lauer after complaint about ‘inappropriate sexual behavior’ by Brian Stelter Matt Lauer was fired from NBC News on Wednesday after an employee filed a complaint about “inappropriate


No room for error as Bills prep for Patriots

  ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Things are about to ramp up at one Bills drive. The players were off Tuesday, but the plan is being put in place for a visit


Black Business Matter: Historic Washington Neighborhood Anacostia Getting its First (Black) Bookstore in Two Decades

By D. Amari Jackson The historic Anacostia neighborhood of Southeast Washington, D.C., has a lot of stories to tell. Within this predominantly Black community lying east of the Anacostia River,