Celebrations on January 20, 2023
News 8 Celebrates
With the Bills season behind us, it's time to turn all of your attention to Section V sports. Carl Jones and AJ Feldman are here to help. There's a new state tournament on the horizon, with girls wrestling hosting an invitational this weekend in Syracuse. We preview the weekend which also features the boys duel meet state championships (0:00-3:35). Our teams of the week are a pair of good ones, with a massive victory for the Franklin boys and an undefeated start for the Canisteo-Greenwood girls basketball teams (3:35-12:00). Geneva boys and Hilton girls basketball will both be contenders come Sectional time, they're our under the radar teams (12:00-19:00). Finally, Aquinas/Victor and Spartan Hockey/Pittsford are two matchups you won't want to miss in the coming days (19:00-23:55)
The nurses union at Rochester General Hospital is continuing calls on leadership to settle a fair contract for workers.
READ MORE: https://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/rgh-nurses-call-on-leadership-for-fair-contract-highlighting-state-vaccine-mandate/
Demand for new firefighters for both paid and volunteer positions is the highest it’s been in years at fire departments around the Greater Rochester Area and State of New York. Read more: https://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/inside-whats-driving-the-demand-for-local-volunteer-and-paid-firefighters/
The RPD says on January 19 at around 6:40 p.m., officers responded to an apartment at the Wilson Commencement Park in the 200 block of Joseph Avenue for the report of an unresponsive child.
Upon their arrival, officers located one-year-old A’Mias Love suffering from significant and life-threatening injuries.
READ MORE: https://www.rochesterfirst.com/rochester/rpd-and-monroe-county-district-attorneys-office-to-speak-about-murder-of-one-year-old-boy/
After aging out of the foster care system, one in five young people will become homeless, according to advocacy group The HUB585. To help ease the transition between the infamously complex foster care system and adulthood, local leaders joined forces with The Hub to create a housing pilot program for this group. Read more: https://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/new-transitional-housing-for-youth-aging-out-of-foster-care-gets-300k-in-state-funding/
The Syracuse Police Department hosted a press conference at 10 a.m. to give a "significant update" on the homicide case of Brexialee Torres-Ortiz. According to jail records, two men - 18-year-old Rasean Patterson and 20-year-old Dahviere Griswold - were arrested and charged with murder last night. They were both arraigned in Syracuse City Court this morning.
Tonight, sporadic flurries continue mixed in with mostly cloudy skies. For the moment, accumulating snow is done, and we're left with nothing more than a nuisance. Temperatures fall slowly overnight as winds continue out of the north with lows in the low 20s across the region.