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2 Photonics Industries Heading to Rochester Slated to Create 1,400 Jobs

By Mike Hedeen ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Avogy and Photonica were announced Wednesday as the first two companies to set up shop in Rochester since the city was designated as a

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Why We Must Talk About Black Men and Mental Health

Too many men and boys are suffering in silence Kellee Terrell/   When actor Lee Thompson Young, 29, didn’t show up on the set of TNT’s “Rizzoli and Isles”, the


Family Displaced After Fire Destroys House

By TWC News Staff RIDGEWAY, N.Y. — The Red Cross is helping a family of four after a fire destroyed their home in the Orleans County town of Ridgeway. The


Rochester Man Stabbed on Green Knoll Drive

By TWC News Staff ROCHESTER,N.Y. — A Rochester man was stabbed in his upper body Sunday evening. Rochester police said the incident happened on Green Knoll Drive. Investigators said the victim


Adopted Rochester Woman Learns She Works with Her Birth Mother

By Jordan Mazza ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Jenny Thomas has known she was adopted since age 4. And she’s known her biological mother was also from Rochester. The thought lingered in


Judge Astacio pleads not guilty to DWI

Jon Hand, @jonhand1 The keys were in the ignition and the car was running, according to Kowalski’s report. Kowalski wrote that there was a strong odor of alcohol coming from


Month After Not Guilty Verdict in Triple Murder Case, Man Sentenced for Drug Conviction

By Mike Hedeen The man acquitted on three first-degree murder charges in Rochester last month was sentenced Thursday morning on drug charges. Steve Fulcott was sentenced to 5 1/2 years


Doorley Asks for Out-of-County Prosecutor to Work Judge’s DWI Case

By Web Staff The case of a Rochester City Court judge accused of driving drunk will be prosecuted by Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo. Judge Leticia Astacio was charged


Cuomo Directs Health Department to Expand Zika Testing

By Web Staff Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed the state Department of Health to expand free Zika virus testing to all pregnant women who during their pregnancy had unprotected sex


Water Street Music Hall Is Denied Entertainment License

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The city of Rochester has denied an entertainment license to a popular concert venue, the Water Street Music Hall. Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli sent a letter


Wegmans; Best Companies to Work For

Wegmans has once again made Fortune’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work for. It marks the 19th consecutive year the locally headquartered supermarket has received the honor. Fortune


United Way of Greater Rochester Fundraising Goal for 2016: $25 Million

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The United Way of Greater Rochester kicked off its yearly campaign Thursday morning. Alongside business and community leaders, United Way campaign chair Martin Mucci announced a fundraising


Removal of Controversial Artwork From Carousel

By TWC News Staff ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Rochester’s preservation board unanimously approved the removal of a piece of artwork from the Dentzel Carousel at Ontario Beach Park. “Victory is always

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West Irondequoit High School: “Athlete of the Month”

Name: Zaria Austin Parent: Rhonda Austin Age: 15 School: West Irondequoit High School GPA: 82.5 Extracurricular Activities: I’m involved with Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Teachers. I love to play the keyboard and singing in my choiristers


Handgun Found In Car After Crashing

By TWC News Staff ROCHESTER, N.Y. —  A driver was injured Tuesday morning in a head-on collision with a Rochester city recycling truck, according to police. The crash happened on