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WBFO Brief November 21, 2023

On today's WBFO Brief:

  • 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.
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  • A WBFO investigation into traffic stop receipts issued by the Buffalo Police Department is to be discussed by the Common Council's Police Oversight Committee. Supporters of a bill that would outlaw non-compete contracts say they are concerned about a big business lobbying effort to stop the measure from becoming law.
  • Advocates are urging Gov. Kathy Hochul to sign a bill that would shift some local elections in New York from odd number years to even number years. Dozens of retail marijuana dispensaries should be opening soon following a settling of a lawsuit that put licensing to a halt.
  • Shea's Performing Arts Center is holding a morning press conference to make it is being called a "Special Announcement."
  • The investigation of the explosion on the Rainbow Bridge on Wednesday has been put into the hands of the Niagara Falls Police Department. Theater Talk with Peter Hall and Anthony Chase.
  • Erie County Democrats are endorsing Michael Keane as their candidate to replace Erie County District Attorney John Flynn. The one-year window to file lawsuits against alleged sexual abusers under the state Adult Survivors Act closes Thanksgiving day.
  • 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.