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Meet Champ!

Meet Champ!

Poor Champ has been at Lollypop Farm more than once in his life, most recently because his owner could no longer afford to care for him. He is an 11-year-old Chow Chow mix who will stick to you like Velcro - he loves being around his owner. He likes back scratches and chin rubs, and will gladly keep you company any night of the week! He has a great smile, too. Lollypop Farm recommends Champ go to a home with kids age 10 or older, and he needs to meet any dogs already in the home. Lollypop Farm is celebrating Spring Break with 25% off adoption fees on all cats and dogs through Saturday the 19th. Champ is also eligible for the Seniors-for-Seniors program so approved adopters age 60 or older can bring him home for free. To find out more about Champ, call 223-1330 or visit him at Lollypop Farm at 99 Victor Rd., Fairport 14450. Lex, our "Friday's Friend" from last week, is still available! 

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Returning to College: A Pathway to Success for Adult Learners

Are you an adult who is looking to go back to school? On Wednesday, May 14, Monroe Community College’s Director of Adult Learning will be on hand at an informational session at Webster Schroeder High School.

Here are a few questions that will be answered:

1. Do I really need and really want a college degree at my age?Is it going to take me a long time (like 10 years) to get the degree?

2. I heard about getting credit for learning from life and work experiences outside the classroom. Is this actually possible?

3. I doubt that I qualify for financial aid. Should I apply?

4. What services will MCC provide for adult students to help make the college process a little easier for me?

5. Is it easy as an adult to transfer to a four year college from MCC?

6. Will I be able to get advising for my entire time if I select MCC as my choice of colleges?

News10NBC obtains mug shot of Dawn Nguyen

News10NBC has obtained the mug shot of Dawn Nguyen from the Monroe County Jail.

Nguyen was found guilty on Tuesday of falsifying business records and taken into custody until her sentencing in May because the judge felt she was a flight risk.

Prosecutors say Nguyen lied on the paperwork she filled out in order to purchase two guns for convicted felon William Spengler. Spengler killed firefighters Mike Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka and injured two others on Christmas Eve 2012 in West Webster.

Nguyen is looking at a range from probation to four years in state prison. She also is facing charges in federal court and could be sentenced to more time behind bars if convicted there.

Splash Week at the Eastside Family YMCA

Spring break is almost over but there are still local events going on. If you are dreaming of warmer weather, the YMCA is offering "Splash Week".

YMCAs all over the area will open their doors to the community and you don’t have to be a member to participate.

Splash Week runs through April 18.

The YMCA will waive all joining fees for Splash Week participants who are not currently YMCA members and join the Y before April 30.

Mother of Greece woman found guilty in connection with West Webster tragedy speaks out

A jury found her guilty in connection with the West Webster ambush and now while she sits in a jail cell, waiting to learn her punishment, families impacted by the tragedy continue to rebuild their lives and homes. As construction continues in that neighborhood on Lake Road, many people are wondering what's next in this case.

Dawn Nguyen faces several years in prison. A jury found her guilty Tuesday of lying on a gun application in 2010. She bought the guns for convicted felon, William Spengler, who shot four firefighters, killing two of them.

Dawn Nguyen’s mother went on a local radio station to defend her daughter. Throughout the trial, Dawn Nguyen’s mother has been outspoken, defending her daughter. News10NBC reached out to her for a comment, but never heard back. News10NBC did get the recording of her call into Kimberly and Beck on The Buzz before the verdict came down.

WWFD and Webster Police react to Dawn Nguyen verdict

It was more than a year ago, but the Christmas Eve Tragedy is still fresh on the minds of so many. Especially those who were at the scene along with the two firefighters killed and two others injured.

New10NBC spoke with a couple of West Webster firefighters about that verdict. They say they're relieved and that it's been a long and painful 16 months for all of them. They really want the community to know - their healing process is far from over.

West Webster Firefighter Tom Link responded to the 2012 Christmas Eve fire call that turned out to be an ambush.  

"It's kind of a bitter sweet ending to a tragic event," says Link.

Link says he's pleased with the guilty verdict in the trial of Dawn Nguyen, but says there are no winners in this case.

Greece woman found guilty in connection with West Webster tragedy

There was a guilty verdict Tuesday for the woman who bought the guns that were used to kill two firefighters and injure two others in the line of duty. It was a tragedy that began with a reported car fire and ended with three lives lost.

A jury found Dawn Nguyen guilty on a charge of falsifying business records. The jury's decision meant that they felt Nguyen filled out the paperwork to buy the guns used in the West Webster tragedy and intended to give them to the suspected gunman, William Spengler. Police say William Spengler set a fire outside his home on Lake Road in Webster and then used the guns to fire at four West Webster firefighters who responded to calls for that fire. Two firefighters, veteran Mike Chiapperini and 19-year-old Tomasz Kaczowka, were killed. Ted Scardino and Joseph Hofstetter survived the attack. Spengler's sister, Cheryl Spengler, was also killed.