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WBFO Brief September 21, 2023

On today's WBFO Brief:

  • Buffalo City Comptroller intends to pursue an investigation into the report of a city employee being paid $600,000 while on paid admin leave for 7 1/2 years.
  • Gov Hochul signed into law a measure making it easier for New Yorkers to access mail-in voting.
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  • Ambulance companies in New York say that a new law signed by Governor Kathy Hochul could help their industry. In April of next year, Buffalo will experience a total solar eclipse.
  • Buffalo Police are tracking the trend of reports of four suspected overdose deaths in the city in a 24-hour time span. Governor Kathy Hochul signed the measure known as the Clean Slate Law into effect last week.
  • Starbucks employees are continuing to call for better working conditions. Concerns have been circulating over the allocation of $56 million in new funding for Erie County's 2024 budget. Theater Talk with Peter Hall and Anthony Chase.
  • Driving while Black in Buffalo, You're over 3x more likely to get stopped by police compared to a white person. Holly Kirkpatrick has that report.
  • State Senator Tim Kennedy will be making a run to replace Brian Higgins in Congress. Buffalo residents can sign up to receive winter weather alerts that will begin to be issued this week.
  • State Senator Tim Kennedy has become the first to declare that he is seeking to become the Democratic Party's nominee for a special election. A former Canadian fashion mogul has been found guilty of four counts of sexual assault.
  • Brian Higgins confirms he is leaving in February. Jewish leaders say antisemitism in Toronto and across Canada has skyrocketed.
  • Emyle Watkins has her report from Democratic headquarters on Election night. Alex Simone speaks with Courtney Anderson from Young & Ambitious Magazine. Theater Talk with Peter Hall and Anthony Chase.
  • A local advocacy group is continuing its call to pause the process toward the makeover of the Kensington Expressway. Elections have passed, but area Board of Elections officials will be busy counting in at least two tight races.
  • We bring you the results of last night's local elections.