Rochester, N.Y.- Channel 13 is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and we’re taking a look back at the past five decades. The 1990s was the era of Newssource 13.
One of the biggest stories in 1990 was serial killer Arthur Shawcross’s trial and conviction in Rochester.
1990 would bring another major story to the local community: an armored car heist. 11 million dollars was taken during an armored car heist in June 1990. Over a decade later, Albert Ranieri junior would admit to his role in that robbery. None of the money was ever recovered.
And it was Channel 13’s Jane Flasch who was the only local reporter in Germany the day Batavia’s Terry Anderson, an Associated Press Correspondent, was finally released after being held hostage in Lebanon for nearly seven years.
It was Anderson’s sister, Peggy Say who led the fight to keep his story alive.