Sunrise Smart Start: Monday, June 15

Sunrise Smart Start

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Here are the latest headlines in today’s Sunrise Smart Start on Monday, June 15, 2020.

Fire on Dewey Ave. displaced six people, but none were injured

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Rochester Fire Department is still investigating a fire last night on Dewey Ave. Six people of in the 21 apartments in the complex were displaced, but no one was injured.

RPD identify the man shot and killed on N. Clinton Avenue

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) – A Rochester man has died after being shot Sunday morning on the 1600 block of N. Clinton Avenue in Rochester as 35 year old Trenton Cook of Rochester.

No arrests have been made in connection to this incident, and police are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers.

Rochester Police officers responded to the scene shortly after 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Officers found Cook who had a gunshot wound to his upper body.

An ambulance transported Cook to Strong Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced deceased a short time afterwards.

N. Clinton Avenue was shut down between Bastian Street and Resolute Street for the next few hours.

Rally focuses on voting rights and education

On Sunday, speakers, performances, and voter registration tables filled the plaza at the Hall of Justice in downtown Rochester, as part of rally for justice.  

Members of the Divine Nine, the nine historically Black Greek letter organizations, were there to remember injustice in the black community.

With early voting underway and primaries right around the corner, a huge part of the event was dedicated to voting rights and registration tables were set up to help get people started. 

“We need to make sure that we have people who are registered, educated, and get out to the polls to use their god given right to vote,” said Malik Goodson, President of the NY association of chapters of Alpha.

For the people in attendance, leaders wanted them to walk away with a plan on what action to take next, including voting and advocating for communities of color.

Gov. Cuomo signs legislation affirming the ‘right to record law enforcement’

The “New Yorker’s Right To Monitor Act” also allows members of the public to maintain custody of any recordings they make, and the instruments used to make those recordings.

Meaning items like cellphones cannot be confiscated by police purely because they have been used to film an arrest.

Gov. Cuomo said bars, restaurants will lose liquor licenses if there are crowds

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBS) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Sunday that he would revoke the liquor licenses of bars and restaurants that have large crowds that are in violation of coronavirus restrictions.

Although he did not give specifics, Cuomo said “there is a very real possibility” reopening in certain areas could be rolled back if there is an increase in coronavirus cases. He specifically cited Manhattan and the Hamptons on the eastern end of Long Island. 

Cuomo said there have been 25,000 complaints to the state about businesses not complying with social distancing guidelines, although he did not give a timeframe for when the state received the complaints. Cuomo said the State Liquor Authority and a special task force is investigating, and he said he personally called some establishments that he believed violated the laws.

Ibero’s affordable housing project seeks to buy city-owned parcels

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A big affordable housing project could take a step forward if the Rochester city council gives it the thumbs up. Ibero-American Development Corporation is looking to purchase roughly 15 parcels from the city of Rochester to provide affordable housing.

The project is called “Pueblo Nuevo” which includes about 104 housing units, which includes single family homes, duplexes and triplexes.  The project has a price tag of $35 million.  

A majority of it will be built in the North Clinton Avenue area. Ibero leaders say developing the area will mitigate some of the challenges it faces. 

Weather forecast: Wall to wall sunshine today

High pressure across the entire Northeast sets the stage for some of the finest weather imaginable today despite a cool start.

Expect a gorgeous day to start the work week with lows in the mid 40s and highs in the mid 70s. The only weather for much of the eastern half of the United States is found in the Carolinas where a cutoff surface low will linger for days. Rochester will be significantly nicer than the Outer Banks for this week!

What is nice about this stretch is the fact that the humidity will remain low. Tuesday’s sun will send temperatures to around 80°, but low humidity will make it feel superb. During this stretch there will be a good lake breeze that establishes itself and keeps the shoreline some 10° or so cooler than further inland. Wednesday’s sun gets temperatures into the middle 80s and Thursday close to 90° as overnight lows remain in the 50s. That is nice for those that may not have air conditioning and need the overnight lows to not climb too far above average.

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