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Sep 24, 2021

RPD officer in Daniel Prude death faces departmental discipline

One of several police officers seen on video pinning down Daniel Prude faces potential departmental discipline, the Rochester Police Department said.

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren
Jul 21, 2021

Rochester mayor, husband plead not guilty to gun charges

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges stemming from a police raid that allegedly turned up a rifle and a pistol.

Jul 19, 2021

Rochester police officer won’t be charged in fatal shooting

A Rochester, New York, police officer will not face charges in the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man.

Jul 6, 2021

Rochester police complete internal investigation of Daniel Prude death

The Rochester Police Department has completed its internal investigation into the death of a Black man detained by officers on a city street but has yet to make the results public.

Jun 23, 2021

Rochester councilman defeats indicted mayor in Democratic primary

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, who ran for a third term while under indictment in a campaign finance case and under fire for her handling of a police killing, was defeated in the Democratic primary by City Councilman Malik Evans.

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren
May 26, 2021

Rochester mayor: ‘I am innocent’ despite husband’s gun and drug charges

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, whose husband was arrested on drug and gun charges last week, said at a candidates' forum that she didn't know about the guns found in her house during a police raid.

Sep 27, 2019

Western New York lifestyle helps attract legal talent in a tight job market

One of the best recruiting tools for Western New York law firms might be spending a few years at a big city firm. Rochester and Buffalo law firms rarely compete with the largest big city firms for top-tier students. But after a few years of earning lots of money and getting excellent training in Chicago, […]

Feb 22, 2017

AG provides guidance to ‘sanctuary cities’

“Sanctuary cities” in New York state are getting lots of free legal advice and support from New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Last month, in anticipation of concerns about the policies of President Donald Trump, Schneiderman’s staff prepared a 20-page guide for municipalities on the topic. The guide is intended to assist local elected […]

Jan 26, 2017

2017 could be ‘wow’ year for Rochester’s economy

“This year is different,” M&T Bank economist Gary Keith said Thursday at the start of his especially optimistic annual forecast for the Rochester area. “I think most of us in the economic field are still trying to peer into our crystal balls and understand what the change in Washington is going to mean for the […]

Jan 26, 2017

Lutchman gets 20 years for plotting New Year’s machete attack

An ex-convict who plotted a foiled New Year’s Eve machete attack at a Rochester restaurant in the name of the Islamic State group was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison, provoking a courtroom outburst in which he shouted “there’s going to be more of us.” Emanuel Lutchman, 26, wrote before the sentencing that he […]

Dec 28, 2016

New trial date for 3rd man charged in Genesee Street killings

ROCHESTER — A new trial date has been set for a man charged in the fatal shooting of three people outside a Rochester community center last year. A judge has scheduled June 12 as the start of the trial of 19-year-old Michael Mathis on second-degree murder charges. His trial was supposed to start Jan. 3 […]

Jan 27, 2016

Brian Baxter Jr. gets 25 to life for 2014 murder

A Rochester man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for a 2014 murder. Monroe County Supreme Court Justice Alex R. Renzi sentenced Brian Baxter Jr., 20, for the Nov. 6, 2014, killing of Quadrey Henderson-Speed. 19. Henderson-Speed was walking to his school bus stop on Jefferson Avenue near Seward Street in […]

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