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Parents and teachers concerned over recent violence near city school

Parents and teachers at one local school are demanding the district does a better job of keeping students safe. It all comes after a shooting that happened Tuesday in the middle of the day on Genesee Street in the city, right across the street from a building that houses two schools with students in grades kindergarten through twelfth.

The school was never on lockdown and students were dismissed shortly after the shooting. That’s why parents and teachers are asking the district to place a school resource officer in their building to help in situations like this.

The issue is a school resource officer, which is a police officer that is usually placed at a school when there are issues inside. There isn’t one at this building. Both the schools in the building are considered safe, but the surrounding neighborhood is what is scary for teachers, parents and students. This week’s shooting was the last straw for many of them.

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City officials announce Rochester Public Market's summer schedule

City officials announced the 2014 Summer of Fun at the Rochester Public Market event schedule.

This year's events will include Bands on the Bricks, Food Truck Rodeos and Flower City Days at the Market.  New this year, the market will host the Flour City Brewer's Fest on Friday August 22. 

For more information, including dates and times of the events, click here.

New York State Exposed Education: Super salaries

Your tax dollars help to pay their salaries, but how are school superintendent salaries measuring up when it comes to your child's test scores?

School superintendents are among the highest paid public officials in the state. Many make more than the governor. News10NBC compiled a list of the base salaries for all 18 public school district superintendents in Monroe County and their pay ranges from $158,000 to $221,000 a year, a comfortable living in an era of increased budget constraints.They get paid generously to lead your child's school district, a demanding job paid with your tax dollars.

Rush-Henrietta Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Graham, who has led the district for 14 years, is at the top of the list. Rochester City School Superintendent Bolgen Vargas, who heads up the area’s largest district, is in the middle of the pack. While Wheatland-Chili, the small district in Monroe County, is paying its superintendent the least at $158,000. 

Teen charged with arson in connection with East Main Street fire

News10NBC has learned that a teenager has been arrested in connection with a fire Thursday morning at a home on East Main Street near Laura Street in Rochester.

Patrick Nshutti, 16, of Rochester is charged with arson. We're told he is a student at East High School. Nshutti lives in the neighborhood.

We're told a firefighter was hurt in the fire. His injuries were not serious.

Police looked at surveillance video from nearby businesses for their investigation.

  

Rochester man pleaded guilty to rape, conspiracy to commit murder

A 20-year-old man has pleaded guilty to rape, predatory sex assault and conspiracy to commit murder.

In June 2013, Marvin Sevilla-Rosales raped a woman in the front yard of an apartment building on East Avenue. Five days later, he raped a second woman in her Alexander Street apartment.

The Monroe County District Attorney’s Office says both crimes were violent and neither victim knew their attacker. Officials say after Sevilla-Rosales was identified and arrested, he plotted to kill one of the victims to ensure she would not testify against him.

Prosecutor Julie Hahn said, “What the defendant did to these two young victims is every woman’s nightmare. The streets of Rochester are most definitely safer with Marvin Sevilla-Rosales behind bars."

Sevilla-Rosales will be sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on May 28.

Two men charged in Genesee Street murder

News10NBC has new information in the shooting death of a 49-year-old Holley man. Two Rochester men are in jail, charged with his murder.

Police say 19-year-old Ralik Coffie and 26-year-old Victor Martin robbed and killed a man Tuesday on Genesee Street. Officers found Ronald Stern and another man, 47-year-old Earl Cartwright, shot on Genesee Street near the Family Dollar store.

Stern was shot in the chest and died at the scene. Cartwright is out of the hospital. He was shot in the lower body.

After today's arraignment, we spoke with the father of Ralik Coffie, one of the suspects. Here’s what he said to the victims’ families. Teddi Coffie said, “I apologize to them. I mean words can't replace somebody's life so the best I can do is apologize for my family, for my son.”

Both men are charged with robbery and murder.

City school officials hold truancy blitz

Students in Rochester who are frequently absent from school may get a visit from the district's top official today.

The Rochester City School District is holding a truancy blitz at 9 a.m. where Superintendent Bolgen Vargas and community volunteers will visit the homes of chronically absent students to give parents and families information about resources that can help their students succeed.

Vargas told us at the last blitz it's possible that the district will finish the school year with about half of its students having serious attendance problems.