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Francis Wilkins

Local reporter

Francis was born and raised in and around Webster, and now’s he covering local news and events for the city of Rochester and surrounding areas. He was educated at University of Rochester, and has previously reported for several local TV's and radio stations.

Stories By Francis Wilkins


Local News11 hours ago

Lollypop Farm awarded custody of most of 120 dogs rescued from Rochester home

Victor, New York – The majority of the 120 dogs who were saved in Rochester’s Maplewood area last month are...

Local News1 day ago

According to the comptroller, child poverty is highest in New York cities

Albany, New York – Among the top ten largest cities in the US with the greatest rates of child poverty...

Local News2 days ago

Foodlink leading fight against rising food insecurity in Rochester region

Rochester, New York – There has been a tremendous increase: 33,000 more individuals in our community are now facing food...

Local News3 days ago

Ukrainian artist performs at a fundraising event in Rochester to help with war evacuation efforts

Rochester, New York – In support of Ukraine’s war against Russia, a concert was held in the downtown section of...

Local News4 days ago

The mayor of Rochester announces a juvenile mental health program to assist keep children out of trouble

Rochester, New York – Rochester Mayor Malik Evans is attempting to address the issue in the wake of a recent...

Local News5 days ago

New York restructures its cannabis licensing agency, leaving a Rochester business in limbo

Rochester, New York – A local applicant for a CAURD license has been waiting for approval for almost a year...

Local News6 days ago

Rugby tournament held by Rochester Renegades in honor of a former teammate

Henrietta, New York – A player who committed suicide was commemorated at a rugby competition held in Henrietta. More than...

Local News1 week ago

Reducing illicit ATV and dirt bike activity in Irondequoit; providing an update on the special police detail

Irondequoit, New York – The problem of illegal dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) is not limited to Rochester. Irondequoit...

Local News1 week ago

Students from U of R gather as the institution suggests probable sanctions due to on-campus demonstrations

Rochester, New York – During a demonstration in Genesee Valley Park on Thursday night, a few University of Rochester students...

New York1 week ago

Governor Kathy Hochul and legislators disagreed over New York’s disability cap

New York – At the beginning of this session, it appeared that the Legislature and Governor Kathy Hochul had come...