Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on October 12, 2021
An officer at Attica Prison was reportedly stabbed in the chest by an inmate on October 8th. According to the Correction Officers and Police Benevolent Association an officer was letting a prisoner out of their cell when they turned and stabbed the officer multiple times with a metal object before 2 other officers were able to intervene. The 45 year old inmate who is serving a life sentence for murder was subdued and a 14.5 inch rusted piece of metal and a 5.5 inch sharpened copper tube were found in his possession. The officer had a cut in their upper chest and a hurt ankle and was taken to ECMC for treatment and remains unable to return to work.
44 year old Jon Magliocco of Batavia was released from prison on August 2nd and is back behind bars accused of 2 rapes in the same week. 2 people accused him of rape, the first on August 10th and the second on August 14th both at a home on Mill St. Magliocco is charged with 3rd degree rape, 3rd degree criminal sexual act, and 1st degree criminal sexual act. He was originally released as a level 3 sex offender and is now being held in Genesee County Jail.
Rolling Hills Asylum is now open and offering guided and self guided tours almost every night. Opened in 1826 the Asylum ran as a western NY mental facility till the 1970s when it was shut down and has since been known as one of the most haunted places in the world. If you would like to visit you can buy tickets at the Rolling Hills website. HERE
The NYS Department of Health has released a new study showing the effectiveness of COVID vaccines over time. They say that the results show a drop off in how effective the vaccines are in preventing infection by covid of about 20 percent over 5 months for people between the ages of 18 and 64 and closer to 10 percent for those older than 64 for all major vaccines. They say that this is seen more with the delta variant and less with other variants. The vaccines are effective in preventing hospitalization by over 86 percent across age groups and this effectiveness wanes less than 6 percent over the 5 months for all age groups. Dr. Eli Rosenberg of the Department of Health says that these findings support the need for booster shots for all age groups but specifically for those who are older or immunocompromised.
Restaurant goers may be met with a new way to combat the lack of servers, robots. In several Rochester restaurants automated servers are being tasked with delivering food and drinks to tables when the servers are hard pressed to keep up due to staffing shortages. The robots can carry 80 lbs, memorize the floor plans of restaurants and even sing and dance. The distillery and Henrietta Food Supply are using them. The question now is, how do you give a tip to a robot?
The northern lights may be visible in the northern sky tonight. Those who can be closer to the shore of Lake Ontario have a better chance of seeing them once it gets sufficiently dark this evening. A large geomagnetic storm has struck the planet and space forecasters expect a decent Aurora reaction in the Northern Hemisphere.