Rochester

A Boston attorney was in Rochester Wednesday morning to announce that his firm is representing a group of people who say they were sexually abused by priests in the Rochester Catholic Diocese, during a period of time from 1950 to 1978.  

The lawyer, Mitchell Garabedian, who has been prominent for representing victims of sexual abuse by priests and was depicted in the movie Spotlight, is making allegations against 8 priests. Garabedian says the alleged victims are now between the ages of 52 and 77.

The 8 priests the allegations are being made against are:

As the search continues for 14-month old Owen Hidalgo-Calderon, his mother’s boyfriend appeared in court Tuesday.

New York State Sen. Richard Funke

Betty Perkins-Carpenter has died. The health and fitness expert and former Olympic Diving Coach was 87. She had been living in Penfield, outside Rochester.

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The on-again, off-again agreement between Xerox and two major investors to settle a proxy fight is on again.

A tumultuous week for Xerox has resulted in another surprising turn of events. Late Thursday night, Xerox released a statement saying that its current board and management team will stay in place, after a settlement agreement it had reached with two activist shareholders has expired.

World Video Game Hall of Fame

Some popular video games are being recognized for their impact on the multibillion-dollar industry.

Emily Hunt / WXXI News

There’s a major shakeup at Xerox in the wake of the recent fight over the control and direction of the company by two major investors.

The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct is recommending that Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio is removed from office. The commission says Astacio has 30 days to accept or appeal the decision.

Monroe County Sheriff's Department

Two New York State agencies are investigating Rochester General Hospital in connection with the treatment of a Town of Sweden woman who has been charged with killing her 7-year-old son.

Monroe County Sheriff's Department

A community reeling from the brutal killing of a first-grader, allegedly at the hands of his mother, will be saying a final farewell Wednesday evening.

A Rochester lawyer has been accused of "double-dipping" and illegally receiving retirement benefits from New York State.

Woman accused of killing 7-year son in Monroe County

Apr 6, 2018
Monroe County Sheriff's Dept. Photo

Authorities say a woman used a "large-bladed kitchen knife" to sever the head of her 7-year-old son in a home near Rochester Thursday night.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

Downtown Buffalo would have been a very different place if it had been designated as the site of Amazon's second headquarters. That was the message Wednesday as officials unveiled more details of the joint Buffalo-Rochester proposal to secure the tech giant's HQ2.

Candidates for 25th Congressional seat announcing

Mar 26, 2018
U.S. Congress

The potential field of candidates considering a run for Congress in the late Louise Slaughter's 25th district is becoming more clear.

U.S. Congress

Funeral services for Congresswoman Louise Slaughter are being held Friday at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre and a number of notable political officials will be in attendance.

U.S. Congress

The speaker list for Congresswoman Louise Slaughter’s funeral has been announced, and contains some well-known politicians who will travel to Rochester to reflect on Slaughter’s legacy.

Amtrak has agreed to rename the Rochester Train Station after Congresswoman Louise Slaughter.

That information on Tuesday first came from New York’s U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, who say that the station will be named the Louise M. Slaughter Intermodal Station.

Slaughter died last Friday at the age of 88, after being injured in a fall at her Washington, D.C., apartment the previous week.

WXXI News

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia say they have launched an investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding the death of Trevyan Rowe.

Schumer, Gillibrand urge honor for Slaughter

Mar 17, 2018
WBFO News / WBFO

Rep. Louise Slaughter passed away on Friday, after suffering injuries from a fall at her Washington, D.C. residence.

Discuss: Mistakes led to 14-year-old's death

Mar 14, 2018
Spectrum News / WXXI News

In a pair of news conferences late Tuesday afternoon, officials from both the City of Rochester and the Rochester City School District admitted that mistakes were made in the events that led up to the death of 14-year-old Trevyan Rowe.

City of Rochester / WXXI News

Hundreds of people attended a candlelight vigil at the Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial in Rochester on Monday night to honor the life of Trevyan Rowe, the 14-year-old boy whose body was recovered from the Genesee River on Sunday.

WXXI News

Rochester Police have confirmed that late Sunday afternoon, divers from RPD and Monroe County recovered a body from the Genesee River near the Douglass-Anthony Bridge.

Equal Rights Center to open alongside Tubman, Seward

Feb 23, 2018
City of Auburn

Construction is underway on a $10 million Equal Rights Heritage Center in Auburn, NY. The goal of the facility is to highlight New York's history of promoting social and equal rights.

University at Buffalo School of Nursing

A truck driver from Saratoga County has pleaded guilty to killing an assistant professor of nursing at the University at Buffalo.

Special Olympics this weekend in Rochester

Feb 22, 2018
Special Olympics New York

The Olympics in Pyeongchang aren’t the only ones to look out for this weekend. The New York State Special Olympics will take place all day Saturday in venues across Rochester, with nearly 1,000 athletes and coaches in town to compete.

University of Rochester

The University of Rochester researchers who are embroiled in a legal battle with the university over allegations of sexual harassment have filed a lengthy rebuttal to a report issued last month as part of an independent investigation.

Imagine if the flu was about as common as diphtheria, measles or other relatively rare viruses. Researchers say if a universal vaccine being tested right now does what they hope it will, people would be able to get a flu shot that protects against any form of influenza.

Iconic Rochester artist Wendell Castle dies at 85

Jan 22, 2018
WXXI-TV

An iconic figure in the art world, both in Rochester and around the world has died. Wendell Castle died in his Scottsville home on Saturday.

Apple

If at first you don't succeed.... Erie County Legislature Minority Leader Joseph Lorigo says Apple may a better fit for Western New York than Amazon.

Finger Lakes Health

Buffalo's Homeland Security office is looking for the public's help after the arrest of a Newark, NY physician on child pornography charges.

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