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Day four of testimony in Dawn Nguyen trial

A sheriff's deputy, who is a friend of the woman accused of buying the guns used in the West Webster tragedy, took the stand in her trial Thursday.

Dawn Nguyen is accused of buying the guns for the suspect, William Spengler.

Police say Spengler fired upon four West Webster firefighters who responded to reports of a car fire on Lake Road back on Christmas Eve morning 2012. Two of the firefighters, Mike Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka, were killed.

This afternoon, a Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy took the stand. He says Nguyen told him she bought guns for William Spengler, a convicted felon.

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Key witness could take the stand in trial of Greece woman linked to West Webster tragedy

A friend of Dawn Nguyen, the woman accused of buying the guns used to kill two firefighters and injured two others, says moments after Nguyen saw the video of the West Webster attack; she began sending alarming text messages. Defense attorneys claim the trial is now about a possible love triangle and that the witness is out for revenge.

Investigators claim Tomasz Kaczowka and Michael Chiapperini were killed because Nguyen purchased the guns for William Spengler. He purposely set the fire and began shooting at fire crews when they arrived.     

In court Wednesday, it was more like a soap opera than a criminal trial. The prosecution called a key witness to the stand and that witness is the only one so far to testify that she heard straight from Nguyen that she bought the guns and was paid to do it.

County Executive Maggie Brooks to discuss future of Monroe County

What does the future hold for Monroe County?

That's what we are hoping to find out during Wednesday's State of the County address, beginning at 7 p.m. at The Strong National Museum of Play.

County Executive Maggie Brooks could discuss her recent opposition to Governor Cuomo's proposed property tax freeze. Many are wondering if Brooks will also mention anything about the county's future with local development corporations.

Last year, four men, including Brooks' husband Robert Wiesner, were arrested after they were accused of bid rigging and corruption on contracts for county projects.

We will post updates here as they available.

Testimony continues in trial of Greece woman linked to West Webster tragedy

The deadly ambush in West Webster on Christmas Eve 2012 sent shock waves across the country. Mike Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka, two West Webster volunteer firefighters, lost their lives that day.

On Tuesday, more testimony in the case of the woman accused of buying the guns police say the gunman, William Spengler, used to kill those firefighters.

The most compelling piece of evidence Tuesday was the text messages from a phone registered to Dawn Nguyen. Prosecutors say those texts were about the Christmas Eve ambush.

On Tuesday afternoon, a Verizon Wireless worker took the stand. He testified about text messages sent from a phone number registered to Dawn Nguyen to a friend.

Rochester Rocs: Best Irish Pub

Which is the best Irish pub in Rochester? We counted your nominations and here are the top 5 places for Rochester Rocs -- Best Irish Pub.

Top 5
Barry's Old School Irish
Shamrock Jack's Steak & Seafood
McGinnity's Restaurant
Mulconry's Irish Pub
Sheridan's Pub

Get your votes in by 10 a.m. Thursday for your voice to be heard -- vote now!

New York State Exposed: Audits and businesses

It's something no taxpayer ever wants to hear. Local businesses are hearing “you're being audited” more often. They say it is a money grab and just another example of how New York is bad for business. Thousands are audited each year, even if they follow the rules.

Business after business told the same thing. They want their stories told, but they’re too scared of being targeted by the state.

When it comes to taxes, there's nothing worse than an audit, even if you're following all the rules and have paid what's due to the state. A lot of local business owners say overly aggressive auditors are becoming a huge problem in New York, but they fear by speaking out, they'll be the next target.

Trial starts for Greece woman linked to West Webster tragedy

News10NBC is following the trial of a woman accused of buying the guns used to kill two West Webster firefighters and injure two more on Christmas Eve 2012. Tomasz Kaczowka and Mike Chiapperini died after William Spengler set a fire and began shooting at them once they arrived to the scene. 

Dawn Nguyen is accused of buying guns she said were for her, but really police believe she bought them for William Spengler, a convicted felon.