Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on June 16, 2022
Representatives Chris Jacobs, Brian Higgins and Grace Meng introduced legislation in the US House of Representatives to restrict what they call enhanced body armor to law enforcement, active duty military and other public servants and make it illegal for private citizens to purchase, sell, trade or own. The legislation is named after Aaron Salter Jr. the TOPs security guard and retired police officer who shot the shooter as he entered the Jefferson road TOPs. The shooter was wearing body armor which stopped the bullet and allowed him to kill Salter and continue on his spree. Representative Jacobs said, “There is simply no reason for enhanced body armor to be used without restriction on our streets. It puts others in extraordinary danger and prevents the swift termination of a dangerous threat.”
After 2 years of cool cats and groovy dudes not being able to come together for the Rochester International Jazz Festival it is finally back. From today till the 25th the Jazz Festival will take over more than 20 venues and host hundreds of performances. This is the 19th International Jazz Festival with free and paid shows. The headliners are Chris Botti, Devon Allman Project and many more and all the headliners shows are free. For details go to Rocehsterjazz.com.
Do you have past due gas or electric utility bills? Governor Hochul announced on Thursday that there is 557 million dollars available for low income households to pay off their bills. All you have to do to get access to this money is be enrolled in the Energy Affordability Program by December 31st. The program will send a one time credit to the utility company to pay off past due balances. The credit will start going out August 1st.
Finger 11 will no longer be coming to Batavia Downs on June 24th during the Rockin’ the Downs concert series. Instead, The Sweet, the legendary band that shot to the top of the charts in the 70s with songs such as Ballroom Blitz and Little Willy, will be playing that evening. The Downs wants everyone to please note that tickets purchased for the Finger 11 concert will still be honored on that date. Those wishing for a refund may do so through their point of purchase. Info can be found inside of your ticket confirmation email. Tickets purchased at the Lucky Treasures gift shop may be refunded during normal gift shop hours.
The Buffalo Bills have announced the 2022 training camp schedule as the team is set to return to St. John Fisher College after two years away due to COVID-19. All fans attending will be required to obtain a mobile ticket, which will be available online here. Season ticket members can claim tickets starting at 10 a.m. on July 13. Registered Bills Mobile App users can secure their tickets from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 14. The tickets will be open to the general public after 1 p.m. on July 14. There is a limit of four tickets per account. For the complete schedule go to wbtai.com.
You can find the schedule below:
Sunday, July 24 (9:45 am)
Monday, July 25 (9:45 am)
Wednesday, July 27 (9:45 am)
Friday, July 29 (9:45 am)
Saturday, July 30 (9:45 am)
Monday, August 1 (9:45 am)
Tuesday, August 2 (9:45 am)
Thursday, August 4 (9:45 am)
Friday, August 5 (5:30 pm) at Highmark Stadium – Return of the Blue and Red
Sunday, August 7 (11:45 am)
Wednesday, August 10 (9:45 am)
Thursday, August 11 (9:45 am)
The team said ticket details for the ‘Return of the Blue and Red’ practice at Highmark Stadium will be announced at a later date.