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‘It continues to take a toll:’ Rochester gun violence impacts local hospital staff Alex Love

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Doctors in the local healthcare system are feeling the burden of the surge in gun violence in Rochester, saying it's taking a toll on their staff as more patients come in.   On many occasions, doctors get little to no warning of patients coming in who need immediate help with gunshots and stab wounds. Especially when they arrive by private vehicle. As this keeps happening more often, […]

todayOctober 3, 2022

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NYS ‘Fall Harvest Tour’ for cannabis stops in Rochester

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — State officials hope to have the first-ever, adult-use cannabis sales happening by the end of this year. To finish off growing season, The Office of Cannabis Management is launching their first ever "Fall Harvest Tour." The first stop of the tour, is a farm in Monroe County. The farm requested to remain anonymous due to security concerns. For years, this Rochester farm has been a multi-crop organic vegetable […]

todayOctober 3, 2022

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Jury selection begins in Kirk Ashton trial James Battaglia

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Jury selection began Monday in the trial of Kirk Ashton, the former Hilton elementary school principal accused of sexually abusing dozens of students, many during school hours. Ashton was arrested in April, 2021, pleaded not guilty to 25 charges, and resigned that September. Another family takes legal action in Hilton principal sexual abuse case Ashton had been Northwood’s principal since 2004. When he resigned months after his […]

todayOctober 3, 2022

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Look Up: 4 planets visible from Western New York this week Liam Healy

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — If you find yourself out late or up early this week, be sure to glance up and catch nearly half the solar system lighting up the night sky. Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn will all be visible at different times overnight the week of October 3. What should you look for? Planets can often be mistaken for stars that appear much brighter than all the others […]

todayOctober 3, 2022

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2021 report: 45k domestic dispute calls made in Monroe County Hailie Higgins

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — New statistics have been released on domestic violence in Monroe County, in a report released Monday by the Willow Domestic Violence Center. Outside of Strong Todd Chapel on East Avenue, local leaders gathered alongside Willow Center leadership to discuss the report and what can be done for victims during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. "45,410 calls were made to Monroe County 911 dispatch last year — […]

todayOctober 3, 2022

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New York drivers ranked among most polite in the nation Hailie Higgins

ALBANY, N.Y. (WROC) — Despite the many stereotypes about it's largest city, New York drivers have been ranked as among the most polite in the nation, according to a new Forbes Advisor survey. Using ten different metrics to quantify aggression among 5,000 drivers, New York came in at number five for least aggressive drivers. Empire State drivers tied with North Dakotans for being the least likely to have another driver […]

todayOctober 3, 2022

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Five years later: Single mom reflects on leaving Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria Ally Peters

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) -- It’s been five years since Hurricane Maria devastated parts of the Caribbean, specifically Puerto Rico. The deadly, Category 5 hurricane made landfall in September of 2017 and left roughly 3-thousand people dead. Diveth Garcia was living in Puerto Rico with her family at the time. Shortly after the storm hit, her life would change forever. "Honestly the situation with Puerto Rico was really bad in that […]

todayOctober 3, 2022

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3-time convicted sex offender pleads guilty to another charge Jim Tortora

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A three-time convicted sex offender has pleaded guilty to a new charge. The U.S. Attorney's Office said that 37-year-old Jacob Ritchie of Wolcott was attempting to solicit sex from undercover New York Police Investigators who were portraying a 12-year-old girl. Investigators say Ritchie also sent the girl explicit photos of young children engaging in sexual activity with adults. Prosecutors say Ritchie's cell phone contained dozens of […]

todayOctober 3, 2022

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National record for largest pumpkin set in WNY Jim Tortora

CLARENCE, N.Y. (WROC) - It was a record setting weekend in Clarence as a local grower produced a pumpkin for the ages. Scott Andrusz of Williamsville grew a pumpkin that weighed in at an astonishing 2554 pounds, breaking both New York State and national records. Check here for fun fall and Halloween events The giant squash will be on display at the Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence through October 16. […]

todayOctober 3, 2022

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