Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on November 9, 2023
Police in Rochester are looking for suspects in a shooting on the city’s north side Wednesday night. Around 8 p.m., officers responded to the area of Jewel and Carthage streets in Rochester for the report of a person shot. Once there, they found the victim, a 17-year-old from Rochester. He was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to police. The circumstances leading up to the shooting remain unknown as the investigation continues.
Monroe County Deputies are investigating an attempted robbery Wednesday night. The victim was shot at an address on Crockett Drive in Henrietta, and was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said it appears to be an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public, and did not say if any arrests have been made. Around the same time a man was shot on Rochester’s north side, according to police. Around 10:15 p.m., officers responded to Kosciusko Street for the report of a man shot. Once there, they learned the victim, a 25-year-old man from Rochester, was being taken to the hospital by private vehicle. He’s being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. No arrests have been made.
Michael Scott faces charges following a fatal shooting on the city of Rochester’s west side over the summer. 21 year old Michael Scott Jr. allegedly shot and killed 22 year old Demetrius Rucker on Aug. 4th as Rucker was walking down Henion Street. Police said a stray bullet went through a home on neighboring Clifton Street and hit a TV. A woman and three children were watching the TV at the time but were not hit. U.S. Marshals saw Scott leaving his home on Buffalo Road Wednesday and took him into custody. He’s charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon. Police said Scott was previously arrested Sept. 23, 2022 with two illegally possessed handguns and plead guilty in October but was released from custody. Charges for that incident were pending when he allegedly shot and killed Rucker.
If two state lawmakers get their way, no one will be doing any kind of vaping at school. They are proposing a bill that would ban all vaping at all schools – including colleges and universities. Right now, the state’s Public Health Law prohibits smoking and vaping in several indoor areas, like educational buildings. This bill would expand those guidelines to include “outdoor areas contained within a public or private school.” Republican Assemblymen Scott Gray and Ken Blankenbush introduced the legislation requiring a complete ban of e-cigarettes on public and private school and college campuses and for schools to educate communities about the health risks associated with vaping while posting no-vaping signs.
The four lion cubs at the Buffalo Zoo are drawing quite the crowd, Asali, Briggs, Denny and Saúl, are now five months old and weigh about 60-70 lbs. The cubs are spending their days either cuddled up next to their mom and siblings or horsing around and being cooed over by crowds of admirers. You can check out the cutest new residents of Buffalo daily from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Buffalo Zoo.
The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles is reminding snowmobile enthusiasts to make sure that their snowmobiles are registered for the season. Registrations must be renewed annually and the process can be completed either online through the DMV website or by visiting a DMV office. Snowmobilers are required to carry their registration and proof of insurance when they ride. There are over 10-thousand miles of trails in the Statewide Snowmobile Trail System.