Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on May 19, 2022
A Rochester based self defense company is offering active shooter training for free online. The owner of CypherWorx, Paul Cypher, says their company knew there was more they could do to help their community after the recent attack in Tops in Buffalo. The company provides active shooter training to schools, businesses and organizations. Now they are offering a version for free for anyone who wants it. Cypher says that survival hinges on three things in a shooting, Run, Hide and Fight. He says the goal is always to get out alive. To access the free training follow the link at WBTAi.com.
Governor Hochul put out a press release Thursday celebrating the approval of COVID booster shots for 5 to 11 year olds. She said that “now Parents and guardians across New York can rest assured knowing their children will be able to safely access a tool that protects against serious illness from COVID 19.” The New York State Department of Health will issue guidance about the FDA’s decision soon, she said.
A Rochester man was arrested on Wednesday for stealing from the Dicks sporting goods store on Veterans Memorial in Batavia. 49 year old Jefferey Gould was charged with Petit Larceny for the theft. He stole 2 crossbows. Store associates called police as he drove away and gave a description of his vehicle. He was caught on 490 by state police and the crossbows were recovered. He was also allegedly driving a stolen car.
The New York State DEC announced that Muskie season is beginning on June 1st in inland waters and June 15th for the great lakes. “Muskies,” are New York’s largest freshwater sportfish, sometimes exceeding 50 pounds. Often referred to as the “fish of 10,000 casts,” muskies are notoriously difficult to catch. The DEC has a guide on Muskie fishing available at https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/100343.html
Muskies are managed as trophy fish in New York, and minimum size regulations of 40 inches for inland waters and 54 inches for Great Lakes waters reflect that. Some exceptions to inland water regulations exist, so please check the current fishing regulations guide for the water you plan to fish.
Six Flags Darien Lake is opening next weekend just in time for memorial day. The rebranded Hurricane Harbor Water Park with the new ride, the Wahoo Wave will be opening as well. Darien Lake says they have done work to improve the dining, comfort and speed of service in the park. Also added were 450 feet of steel weldless Titan track to the Predator roller coaster and more seating and shade. There is a new low sensory space for people with sensory needs, complimentary wi-fi, and charging stations. Six Flags also announced new tiers to their ticketing system with the Thrill Seeker Pass, the Extreme Pass and the Ultimate Pass plus a junior pass for guests under 42 inches.