- NY prison officials consider introducing pepper spray Updated: Feb-04-16 4:40 pm
ALBANY, New York - The New York corrections commissioner says prison officials want to introduce pepper spray to deescalate confrontations between officers and inmates.
- Health dept. finds cause for sickness linked to dance event Updated: Feb-04-16 9:02 am
ROCHESTER, New York - Health officials say norovirus caused scores of people to become ill after they attended a dance competition held in Rochester last month.
- Police: Officer fired shotgun during Rochester drug probe Updated: Feb-03-16 9:15 pm
ROCHESTER, New York - Police in Rochester say an officer fired a shotgun while executing a search warrant after a man refused to drop a mop handle.
- High winds knock out power to 11K customers in upstate NY Updated: Feb-03-16 7:05 am
BUFFALO, New York - High winds are being blamed for downing power lines and knocking out electricity service to more than 11,000 utility customers in parts of upstate New York.
- Official: House exploded minutes after firefighters arrived Updated: Feb-03-16 6:34 am
HENRIETTA, New York - Firefighters say a suburban Rochester house explosion would've been deadly if it had happened two minutes earlier.
- Sabres enter NHL All-Star break by demoting 3 to minors Updated: Jan-27-16 12:14 pm
BUFFALO, New York - The Buffalo Sabres have assigned three forwards to the minors as the team enters its weeklong NHL All-Star break.
- Ex-public defender gets 5 years for pot-growing operation Updated: Jan-27-16 7:24 am
BUFFALO, New York - A former western New York public defender is heading to prison after admitting he had guns to protect his marijuana-growing operation.
- Underground blasts blow covers off Rochester manholes Updated: Jan-27-16 7:05 am
ROCHESTER, New York - Officials are looking into the cause of explosions that blew the covers off several manhole covers on a Rochester street.
- Thruway travel plaza reopens after crash blocks entrance Updated: Jan-27-16 6:39 am
HENRIETTA, New York - A tractor-trailer has been removed from the entrance to a travel plaza on the Thruway near Rochester after the truck crashed and overturned.
- Seton Hall star and Hall of Famer Bobby Wanzer dies at 94 Updated: Jan-25-16 1:14 pm
PITTSFORD, New York - Hall of Famer Bobby Wanzer, who starred at point guard for Seton Hall in the 1940s and led the Rochester Royals to their only NBA championship, has died.
- NY native to oversee new upstate national veterans cemetery Updated: Jan-25-16 9:17 am
BATAVIA, New York - The man who will oversee the new national cemetery to be built in western New York is a native of the region and a military veteran himself.
- Small plane lands safely in backyard after engine ices up Updated: Jan-22-16 9:22 am
MACEDON, New York - The pilot of a single-engine plane safely landed in a field behind a western New York home after the engine iced-up.
- 1 man killed, 1 hurt when hit by vehicle on western NY road Updated: Jan-22-16 7:58 am
MENDON, New York - Authorities say one man is dead and another has minor injuries after they were hit by a vehicle when their truck ran out of gas on a western New York road.
- Police investigating fatal daytime shooting in Rochester Updated: Jan-21-16 7:23 am
ROCHESTER, New York - Police say they're investigating the fatal shooting of a man who was gunned down on a Rochester street in the middle of the day.
- Police arrest another man in NY college kidnapping case Updated: Jan-21-16 3:02 am
ROCHESTER, New York - Rochester police have charged two more people in connection with the kidnapping of two male University of Rochester students.
- 5 in western NY sentenced for $5.5M plot to defraud Xerox Updated: Jan-20-16 7:15 am
ROCHESTER, New York - Five people from western New York have been sentenced for a scheme that involved billing the Xerox Corp. for $5.5 million in services that were never provided.
- Police: Ex-boyfriend killed NY students before suicide Updated: Jan-18-16 4:17 pm
GENESEO, New York - A 24-year-old man distraught over a recent breakup stabbed to death his ex-girlfriend and a fellow college athlete she was with in her off-campus bedroom before apparently killing himself with the same knife, police said Monday.
- The Latest: Ex-boyfriend kills 2 NY students, then himself Updated: Jan-18-16 3:04 pm
GENESEO, New York - The latest in the deaths of three young people at a home near a college campus in New York (all times local):
- Armed home invader in upstate NY gets 25 years in prison Updated: Jan-16-16 8:31 am
ROCHESTER, New York - A 23-year-old New York City man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for a pair of upstate home invasions in which he brandished a gun and stole from his victims.
- Sabres recall goalie Lehner after 3-game conditioning stint Updated: Jan-14-16 6:15 pm
BUFFALO, New York - A late-night drive through a lake-effect snowstorm was a small sacrifice for goalie Robin Lehner in his bid to reclaim the Buffalo Sabres starting job.
- New York state to receive federal funds for the arts Updated: Jan-14-16 3:03 am
ALBANY, New York - Upstate New York is getting a dose of federal funding for the arts.
- Police release names of 4 found slain inside Rochester home Updated: Jan-13-16 3:46 pm
ROCHESTER, New York - Authorities have released the names of the four people who were found slain inside a burning apartment in Rochester, New York.
- Few details released on slayings of 4 in Rochester apartment Updated: Jan-12-16 6:53 am
ROCHESTER, New York - Police in Rochester are releasing few details of their investigation into the killings of four people whose bodies were found in a burning apartment.
- Sabres defenseman Pysyk recalled after conditioning stint Updated: Jan-11-16 4:43 pm
BUFFALO, New York - Buffalo Sabres defenseman Mark Pysyk is rejoining the team after completing a conditioning assignment in the minors.
- U of R president to be guest at State of Union speech Updated: Jan-11-16 3:01 am
ROCHESTER, New York - University of Rochester president Joel Seligman plans to attend President Obama's State of the Union address.