Webster

Firefighters Michael Chiapperini, left, and Tomasz Kaczowka. (courtesy: WebsterPost.com/Messenger Post Media/Facebook)

Second Firefighter Killed In Christmas Eve Ambush Laid To Rest

Tomasz Kaczowka was just 19. Thousands of mourners gathered Sunday for the funeral of his fellow firefighter Michael Chiapperini.

12/31/2012

Sen. Adams And Assemblyman Weprin

Lawmakers Demand Penalties For Those Who Give Guns To Criminals

It turned out it was a neighbor who bought the guns a convicted felon used to kill two firefighters near Rochester on Christmas Eve, and now some state lawmakers want a way to jail people who knowingly give guns to criminals.

12/30/2012

Firefighters Michael Chiapperini, left, and Tomasz Kaczowka. (courtesy: WebsterPost.com/Messenger Post Media/Facebook)

Woman Arrested In Connection With Upstate Firefighter Killings Investigation

New York State Police Senior Investigator James Newell says Dawn Nguyen, of Rochester, faces a state charge of filing a falsified business record.

12/28/2012

Firefighters Michael Chiapperini, left, and Tomasz Kaczowka. (courtesy: WebsterPost.com/Messenger Post Media/Facebook)

Funerals Set For Slain Firefighters In Webster

Michael Chiapperini, 34, and Tomasz Kaczowska, 19, were killed Monday after 62-year-old ex-convict William Spengler armed himself with three weapons and set his house on fire to lure first responders into a death trap.

12/26/2012

William Spengler mugshot (credit: Monroe County Sheriff's Department)

Human Remains Found In Home Of Webster Gunman, Who Left Chilling Note

William Spengler left a typewritten note saying he wanted to burn down the neighborhood and “do what I like doing best, killing people,” police said.

12/25/2012

This home was the site of a blaze apparently set as a trap for first responders on Dec. 24, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

Police: Firefighters Shot Dead While Responding To Call In Upstate New York

Officials say a fire started in one home and spread to two others and a car.

12/24/2012