Rochester Sunrise Smart Start

ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) – Stay up to date on the latest headlines in today’s Sunrise Smart Start on Friday, June 10, 2022.


Rochester police officials said a man was hospitalized after he was shot overnight while sitting in a vehicle parked on the southwest side of town.

Authorities say officers responded to the Reynolds Street and Cady Street area for the report of a shooting.

According to police, once at the scene, officers found a 26-year-old man who had been shot at least once in the upper body.

Officials said the man was sitting in a parked vehicle when he was repeatedly hit by gunfire.

The victim was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital with injuries described as non-life threatening.

Police say the investigation is ongoing, no suspects are in custody and anyone with information is asked to call 911.


The House committee investigating January 6 Uprising at the United States Capitol On Thursday night, Donald Trump firmly blamed Donald Trump, saying the assault was not spontaneous but was an ‘attempted coup’ and a direct result of the defeated president’s efforts to cancel the 2020 elections.

With a never-before-seen 12-minute video of extremist groups at the head of the murderous siege and startling testimony from Trump’s inner circle, the 1/6 Committee provided startling detail claiming that Trump repeated lies about voter fraud and his public effort to stop Joe Biden’s victory led to the attack and jeopardized American democracy

“Democracy remains in danger,” said Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., Panel Chair, during the hearing, scheduled for prime time to reach as many Americans as possible.

“Jan. Jan. 6 was the culmination of a coup attempt, a brazen attempt, as one rioter put it shortly after Jan. 6, to overthrow the government, Thompson said. violence was no accident.”

Audiences cannot change The American point of view on the Capitol attack, but the panel’s investigation is meant to be its public record. Ahead of this fall’s midterm elections, and as Trump considers another run for the White House, the committee’s final report aims to capture the the most violent attack on the Capitol since 1814, and to ensure that such an attack never happens again.


A woman was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a body found on Sunday behind the Geneva General Hospital, police officials said Thursday.

Kiara Scott, from Geneva, has been charged with second-degree manslaughter and concealment of a human body, according to Geneva police.

The identity of the victim has also been released.

Officials say Keith Morlang, 44, of Waterloo, New York, had a medical emergency in the city of Waterloo early Sunday morning. Authorities say Scott and others told Morlang’s family they would take him to the hospital for treatment.

Instead, they drove him to a parking lot, where they pulled him out of the vehicle and left him, hiding the body so that Morlang could not be found.

The Geneva Public Security is currently still looking for another suspect, Lacrita Verstraete.


New York State’s legislative session ended last week and passed the Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill, a law that prevents pet stores from selling dogs sourced from Puppy Mills.

Passage of this bill has been a long time coming for advocates across the state. These advocates include dog rescue organizations and animal rights groups, but it also includes two middle schoolers from here in our area.

Lisa Jackson co-founded Puppy Mill Rescue Team, a Brockport nonprofit that rescues dogs from puppy mills and finds them new homes. She has been fighting for the Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill for years.

Now that the bill has passed, Jackson said it won’t completely fix the problem, but it will force the consumer to find out where their new pet is coming from and perhaps encourage puppy mills to close now that their biggest client has been removed. .

Supporters say the bill won’t completely fix the problem, but it’s a step in the right direction, including two Hilton middle schoolers who are on a mission to end animal cruelty in New York City.

Although grinders are still legal in the state, advocates argue that the basic requirements for these breeders are inhumane.


A Fairport man was arrested in connection with a shooting incident near an Ontario County religious center on Wednesday evening.

According to New York State Police officials, 23-year-old Michael Bushart has been arrested and charged with first-degree reckless endangerment.

Police say soldiers were sent to the Hill Cumorah Center in Manchester Village at around 5.45pm after a flat window was hit by a bullet. Law enforcement officers reported that additional shots were fired after they arrived at the scene.

Authorities say Bushart was shooting targets from farmland west of Hill Cumorah. A search warrant was executed in Fairport and a number of long guns were seized, police said Thursday morning.

Bushart was arraigned Thursday morning and released after being placed on pre-trial watch.

No injuries were reported and state police said late Wednesday that there was no apparent malicious intent.


A meeting of the Penfield planning council on a Chick-Fil-A project was held on Thursday where some concerns were expressed.

Officials said they held a public hearing to talk about the application to set up the fast food restaurant on Route 250 just south of Penfield Road and some residents asked council to reject the application to show their support for the community. LGBTQ+.

Past comments about gay marriage by the president of Chick-fil-A have drawn backlash, although the company apparently no longer donates to groups considered by some to be anti-LGBTQ.

“This family business has a long history of discrimination against the LGBTQ+ population, including large donations to organizations linked to hate groups and opposed to equality and marriage rights,” one resident said. “These organizations seek to limit their rights as equal citizens.”

Another speaker told the council the town didn’t need another fast food restaurant.

If approved, it would be the region’s fourth Chick-fil-A along with others in Greece, Henrietta and Irondequoit.


A final push of rain and showers will continue to move through the region just after midnight, with drying skies following close behind. We start Friday with a clean slate; Clear skies and glorious sunshine from start to finish!

The drier air from the high pressure glide will help wash away all the morning rain. Temperatures drop into the 50s overnight and our transition to Friday will be quite pleasant. Mostly sunny skies are accompanied by highs in the 70s making for a great day overall.

An upcoming two-sided weekend presents more chances of rain on Saturday and Sunday, so we’ll keep this weekend in the unstable category for now.

Discussion of the weekend: A weak system to our south will slip by Friday evening and Saturday. We are avoiding rain from this system on Saturday and are dry for the first part of the weekend apart from an isolated chance of showers. We will always be under a spell of fresher air with numbers in the 60s and under 70s.

For those looking nationwide, a massive ridge over the western continental United States will translate to record heat from Texas to South Dakota. This north swinging heat is in balance with the south swinging cold above us. This pattern lasts into Sunday as we add rain showers into the mix for a not so pleasant end to the weekend.

There may be a few scattered rain showers that persist through Monday, but that should start a slight warming trend towards the middle of next week. Temperatures make a daily rise into the 80s by Wednesday.