WEBSTER, N.Y. (WROC)- Friends and family are mourning the death of a 16-year old boy who died after a house fire at his home on Peregrine Way in Penfield Sunday night. Police say the fire happened at 3:30 in the morning. The Webster Fire Department said they believe the fire began near a refrigerator in the garage, but they don't
Rochester, NY (WROC)- A group of teachers, parents, and other community members say it's time to take back public education. "New York State Allies for Public Education" is an organization that is against Governor Cuomo's proposed education reform, including standardized testing. For the next month, teachers and parents will rally against Cuomo's claim that New York public schools are failing.
Rochester, NY (WROC)- This tax season, ongoing budget issues have caused the IRS to to cut back in providing printed materials. Residents told News 8 they can no longer order instructional booklets and forms they need to do their taxes. IRS officials say they are working with a budget that's 3% smaller than the budget last year. The agency will
Rochester, NY (WROC)- Today would have been Dr. Seuss' 111th birthday. Dr. Theodore Seuss Geisel is one of the most well known children's authors of all time. He published 46 books, including Cat in the Hat and Horton Hears a Who. A rare Dr. Seuss manuscript called "What Pet Should I Get?" was recently discovered. It is scheduled to be
Rochester, NY (WROC)- An online petition against Dr. William Lewek is rapidly gaining attention online. The petition started on moveon.org asks that Lewek get the maximum sentence for tampering with evidence in the Matthew Straton case. He plead guilty to burying Straton's body in his backyard last year. Lewek is facing 1 3/4 to 4 years in prison for