Sunrise Smart Start for May 8, 2019

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    Investigators are looking into what caused an early morning fire in Rochester.
    It started around 1:30 on Maple Street.
    We’re told the home is listed as vacant — but appears to have been occupied.
    Firefighters were called out of the building when the roof and chimney began to collapse.
    No one was injured.
    The fire is considered suspicious.

    A funeral for the former rush fire chief James Bucci junior will be held this morning.
    Bucci worked as a firefighter and served with Henrietta ambulance crews and the EMS advisory board.
    Two separate wakes were held yesterday and Monday.
    The funeral will be at 10:00 this morning — at the dome in Henrietta.

    The state senate and assembly have agreed on legislation to hold drivers accountable if they illegally pass a school bus.
    Cameras would be installed on the stop sign that swings out from a bus when it stops to pick up or drop off a student.
    The bill would also create a report so police can track where drivers break the law.
    Drivers would be fined 250 dollars for a first-time offense.

    Hundreds — maybe even thousands of jobs might soon be coming to Henrietta.
    T-mobile announced that a call center will be built in Henrietta — if federal officials approve a merger between the cell phone carrier and sprint.
    Just last week — frontier announced it will be cutting 280 call center jobs in Henrietta.
    Henrietta’s town supervisor tells us there’s hope that some of those workers could be hired by T-Mobile.

    Two local theaters are set to screen a film that was shot in the Rochester area — starring award-winning actor John Lithgow.
    The film “The tomorrow man” is set to open on June 14th at both the Little Theatre in Rochester and the Pittsford Cinema.
    A number of scenes were shot around the Big M Supermarket in Gates.

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