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Man Driving Stolen Car Leads Police on Chase, Crashes into 2 Cars

By Spectrum News Staff A man is facing felony charges following a short police chase in Rochester Friday night. Rochester police and State troopers say they tried to stop a

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Tenants Escape Apartment Fire Despite Lack of Working Smoke Detectors

By Spectrum News Staff Tenants at a Rochester apartment were forced out of their home by a fire early Thursday morning. Firefighters say someone on the second floor of a

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Felicia Astacio Running for City Council

By Spectrum News Staff Felicia Astacio, the sister of former Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio, is running for City Council. Felicia posted on her Facebook page that she has

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Maximum Sentence for Man Who Hit and Killed Toddler With Car

By Mary McCombs A Mount Morris man will spend 25 years to life in prison for murder in connection with the death of a toddler last summer. Frank Cassata, 49,

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Cold, Blustery With Isolated Lake Effect For Some

By Alec Zuch Rochester Today is blustery and cold, with a cold front passing through this afternoon. This will bring a few scattered snow showers, and perhaps a brief snow

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U of R Student Cited For Putting Up White Supremacy Stickers

By Spectrum News Staff Brighton police have ticketed a University of Rochester student for allegedly putting up stickers advocating white supremacy in the town. Three stickers advocating for white nationalism were

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Rochester Receives Low Rank in New Job Market Report

By Breon Martin Rochester A new report has compiled a list of the hottest and coldest metro job markets in the nation. The Wall Street Journal looked at metro areas

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2 Adults, 2 Children Safe After Clifford Ave. House Fire

By Spectrum News Staff Two adults and two children are safe after Rochester firefighters put out a fire in their home early Tuesday morning.  Fire crews say a family woke

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If Marijuana Is Legalized, What About People Already Behind Bars?

By Katelynn Ulrich Legalizing marijuana for adult use is much more than an issue for New Yorkers who wish to partake recreationally. It’s part of a sweeping criminal justice reform

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Roberts Wesleyan Graduates Celebrate New Beginnings

The end of the year is as good a time as to celebrate new beginnings and the same goes for those graduating college. Roberts Wesleyan College in Chili held its

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Rochester Deputy Mayor Stepping Down at End of Year

By Spectrum News Staff Rochester Deputy Mayor, Cedric Alexander is stepping down at the end of the year. The resignation comes as he heads to Florida to take care of

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Our Lady of Mercy Launches $1.2 Million World-Class Cheryl Speranza Leadership Institute

Dr. Bernice A. King, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King’s daughter, served as event’s keynote speaker Rochester, N.Y. — On Friday, Nov. 9, Our Lady of Mercy

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DA: Officer Michael Sippel to Face Third-Degree Assault Charge

By Spectrum News     Officer Michael Sippel will be charged with third-degree assault in the May 5 assaulat on Christopher Pate. Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley announced the

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Explosive Devices Addressed to Clinton, Obama Halts Nation

  By Spectrum News Staff Crude pipe bombs addressed to Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama appear to be sent from the same source that mailed an explosive device

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Port To Be Renamed After Former Mayor Johnson

  By Jim Aroune Rochester is set to rededicate the Port of Rochester in honor of a former mayor closely tied to the start of its renaissance. The city will