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Rochester man pleads not guilty to second-degree murder

There was an arraignment Wednesday in the shooting death of a Rochester man last month.

The Monroe County District Attorney’s Office says Howard White pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and weapons charges. He's being held in the Monroe County Jail without bail.

Police say White shot and killed John Mack last month. Investigators say Mack was found inside his home on Grafton Street with a gunshot wound. He was taken to Strong Hospital where police say he died.

White is due back in court next month.

Brooklyn man charged with murder in Rochester

A Brooklyn man has been arrested and charged with shooting and killing a Rochester man in December of last year.

Members of the Major Crimes Unit and the U.S. Marshals Task Force went to New York City on Sunday and arrested 33-year-old Dakwan Patterson.  He was brought back to Rochester and charged with second-degree murder.

Investigators believe Patterson and the victim, 27-year-old Antoine Brown, of Rochester, got into an argument that escalated into a shooting on Jay and Orchard Streets on December 18, 2013. Brown suffered two gunshot wounds. He was taken to the old St. Mary’s Hospital in a private vehicle and then transported to Strong Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Rochester man arrested on drug, Leandra's Law charges

A Rochester man was taken into custody after police say he drove under the influence of drugs with a child in the car.

State Police tell News10NBC that 24-year-old Ronnie Simpson was pulled over in the Town of Byron. Troopers say they smelled alcohol during the traffic stop and saw a bag of marijuana in plain view inside Simpson's car.

News10NBC is told Simpson was tested for sobriety and determined to be under the influence of drugs. Police say there was a child under the age of 16 in the car at the time, a violation of Leandra's Law.

Simpson is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, aggravated DWI with a child in the vehicle less than 16 years old, operating a motor vehicle impaired by drugs and other vehicle and traffic charges.

Simpson was arraigned in Byron town court and sent to the Genesee County jail on $1,500 bail.

Rochester auto dealer shut down by state Attorney General's office

News10NBC has learned Frontier Autohaus, an auto dealer on Avis Street in Rochester, has been shut down by the New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office.

We are told the dealer misled customers and took in used cars but failed to pay off liens before re-selling to new owners. The AG’s office says the previous owners remained on the hook for their loans and the new owners were unable to register their vehicles.

The owner was ordered to permanently close the Avis Street location and to never operate another car dealership in New York State.
 

Teen due in family court on robbery charges

A 15-year-old boy is scheduled to be in family court Monday morning. He was arrested after a massive police investigation on Starling Street in Rochester.

We hope to learn more information about the accusations against the teen. Police are not releasing his name but we're told he is charged with robbery.

Around 7 p.m. Saturday police were called to the area of Glenwood Avenue and Linnett Street for a report of an armed robbery. The investigation then led police to a house nearby on Starling Street.

A total of seven people in that house were detained and questioned. Police are not saying if any more arrests are coming.
 

<span lang="EN">Shooting outside East End bar leaves one hospitalized</span>

The East End will be full of people this weekend, but there are safety concerns, especially after a shooting early Friday morning on Charlotte Street near Captain’s Attic bar.

Police say a 22-year-old man was shot. His name is not being released and his injuries are not believed to be life threatening. 

But the shooting has a lot of people who visit and live in the area upset.

The owner of Captain’s Attic says he wants to set the record straight. He says his bar had nothing to do with the shooting that left one man injured.

William Green, Captain’s Attic owner, said, “Basically, I'm assuming someone saw him and recognized him. It could have happened in a Burger King drive thru, it could have happened at Wal-Mart if they saw him there. Obviously, those people know who it was. They weren't customers of this bar that did the shooting.”

Blossom North nurses accused of neglecting patient appear in court

A Rochester man sat in a courtroom Friday and watched the people accused of neglecting his father.

The ten nurses all work at Blossom North Nursing Home and are charged with varying degrees of neglect. Some are charged with falsifying the patient’s medical records to cover up the neglect. The victim in this case was a double-amputee. 

The victim’s son was in court to watch the nurses get arraigned. 

Angel Pabon says it got tough when the judge started reading off the charges. 

Angel Pabon, son of Miguel Pabon, said, “At one point, I just thought about dad and he kind of calmed me down, but it's just hard right now.”

Angel's father, Miguel Pabon, was a resident at Blossom North Nursing Home. He died recently. Miguel brought his father's ashes to court with him Friday.

Pabon said, “Thought he should be here. I really did think he should be here.”