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Xmas Weather

White Christmas? Go West!


NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) -- If it's a white Christmas you're after, you'd better follow this familiar advice: Go West.  Here in WNY, the only white we're seeing is what's left along the roads and in parking lots.
 
Christmas Wish

Pope Wishes Christmas Hope


VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis focused his concern on those weeping in the world this Christmas, singling out refugees, hostages and others suffering in the Middle East, Africa and Ukraine as he prayed for hope and peace Thursday.
George W. Bush, Bill Clinton
Dynasties

Americans Seem OK With Political Dynasties


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Again? Really?  There here are more than 300 million people in America, yet the same two families keep popping up when it comes to picking a president.
The possibility of a Bush-Clinton matchup in 2016 is increasingly plausible.
Tracking Santa

NORAD Volunteers Warn Kids to be Asleep for Santa Visit


PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) -- Once a year, dozens of volunteers, from generals to people who live near North American Aerospace Defense Command at Colorado's Peterson Air Force Base, take calls from children around the world who want to find out where Santa is. It all started with a typo in a December 1955 newspaper ad that invited kids to call Santa, but the phone number it
No Empty Trucks

Empty Tractors Trailers Banned from Thruway Because of Wind Warning


Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Thruway Authority is banning empty tractor trailers along the Thruway for the next couple of days because of the high wind warning.
 
Windy Xmas

Lake Shore Flood Warning, High WInd Warning Too


LAKE SHORE FLOOD WARNING: Erie and Chautauqua Counties along Lake Erie 10pm tonight  to 1pm Thursday.
HIGH WIND WARNING: Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming, Genesee, Chautauqaua Counties 8pm tonight to 4pm tomorrow.
WIND ADVISORY: Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties 8pm tonight to 4pm tomorrow.
 
Brain Dead

Baby Death Suspect Brain Dead Following Suicide Attempt


Batavia, NY (WBEN) The Batavia man charged with the death of his six month old son is braindead, according to the Genesee County DA.
 
Now Streaming

Sony, YouTube to Stream 'The Interview'


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sony has struck a deal with YouTube to offer digital rentals of "The Interview" beginning today. Other platforms are joining in.
 
Red Kettle

Cheektowaga Police Help After Red Kettle Con


CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (AP) - Police in Cheektowaga have helped take some of the sting out of the theft of hundreds of dollars dropped into two Salvation Army donation kettles.
Wet & Windy

Windy Rainy Christmas Eve & Day


A HIGH WIND WARNING for Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Genesee & Wyoming Counties could bring 65 mile an hour gusts. 

A LAKESHORE FLOOD WATCH says the wind could create problems along the lakeshore
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