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WBFO Brief Thursday November 3, 2022

Today, a look at two big races on Tuesday's ballot. First, Karen DeWitt looks at Attorney General Letitita James and her challenger Michael Henry. Then, a recap of the annual St, Joseph's Collegiate Institute debate— this one featuring state Senate candidates Ed Rath and Sean Ryan
And a big player in the semi-conductor industry is coming to Genesee County, and Ontario labor leaders are warning that a teachers' strike that could start Friday will last quite a long time.

Latest Episodes
  • The latest on Payton Gendron's guilty plea to state murder and domestic terror charges in the Tops shooting massacre that killed 10 people and injured 3 others on May 14. Also today a push for donations to Catholic Charities and a COVID-19 memorial tree in Kenmore.
  • The latest on morning snow closings, road advisories and cleanout plans after this weekend’s massive snowfalls. Travel bans are in place for Lackawanna and south Buffalo, and work continues in those places and across Erie County. Buffalo, Hamburg and Lackawanna among the schools closed.
  • We have the latest on the lake effect snows, including a chat with the National Weather Service, Also word of a upcoming guilty plea on state charges by accused Tops shooter Payton Gendron, the push for a statewide ban on crypto-currency mining, and ... if it's Friday, It's Theater Talk- this week with a Buffalo-born actor Stephen Stocking on Broadway in "Death of a Salesman"
  • The Erie County Department of Public Works is gearing up - and ready they say- for intense Lake Effect snow forecast for Thursday. M&T Bank is developing a multi-cultural business development lab with a pitch competition and mentorship. An audit of the NYS unemployment insurance system during the COVID pandemic shows billions of dollars in overpayments. . Also, a delay in the lawsuit against the city of Buffalo on re-districting city council boundaries and a shortage of some prescription medicines in Ontario is not abating.
  • Gov. Kathy Hochul is pushing back on calls to oust Jay Jacobs as the NYS Democratic Party Chairman. Also, a unique look at Buffalo's alleys- and the historic nature of what could be found there. And efforts to preserve the Seneca language. Also, remembering the Tops shooting 6 months later. Canisius College moves away from testing as an admission tool.
  • Observing six months since the racist shootings at Tops Market on Jefferson Ave. killed 10 people and looking at emergency room and hospital capacity in Canada after a spike in RSV cases
  • Imagine being an immigrant taking a 16 year journey from Eritrea to get to Buffalo. Hear some of the stories from inside Buffalo's Vive La Casa immigration and refugee shelter. Also, a look at Governor Kathy Hochul's agenda after being elected Tuesday. And federal officials have joined the investigation into Thursday's shooting at Alba Di Vida, Hispanos Unidos' methadone clinic on Virginia Street. And if it's Friday, it's Theater Talk, today with Anthony and Peter talking of all the big offerings on Buffalo's stage right now— including Ujima's "Toni Stone" and Shea's "Tina".
  • Republican candidate Lee Zeldin sends a concession message to Gov. Kathy Hochul, a rise in emergency room visits for children in WNY with RSV and other respiratory issues. The efforts to try and unionize at Lexington Food Co-op, and
  • Election results and analysis including a look at Gov. Hochul and criminal justice issues, and her victory speech in a room with a glass ceiling. Also, results in the 8th Judicial District Supreme Court race with an apparent loss for Shannon Henneghan. We also have a look at the races that Republican and Democratic party leaders are touting.
  • Election Day 2022: redistricting of Congressional Districts, a governor's race, along with every state legislator on the ballot. Also, a look at turnout in NYC, and what it could mean for Gov. Kathy Hochul, the quest for accessible voting machines, and an overview of the races on today's ballot.