Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on January 1, 2018
The Bills are going to the playoffs for the first time in 18 years.
The Bills’ 17-year playoff drought is over as they beat the Dolphins, 22-16, in Miami.
Tyrod Taylor threw for 204 yards and a touchdown for Buffalo, which earned a playoff spot following a Ravens loss to the Bengals.
Miami scored 13 points in the final 6:16 just to make things interesting and even more interesting, Defensive tackle Kyle Williams rushed for one-yard to score in the win with his first career touchdown for Buffalo.
Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor says they’re ready to prove the doubters wrong.
With the temperature at 2 degrees in the first hours of 2018, fans gathered to sing the Bills’ ”Shout!” song and chant ”Let’s Go Buffalo!” as they greeted the postseason-bound Bills at Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
Some 400 die-hards gathered to cheer the team that on Sunday ended the longest active postseason drought in North America’s four major professional sports.
Two convicted felons are facing charges for a horrifying Upstate quadruple homicide.
On Friday Troy police arrested 24 year old Justin Mann and 38 year old James White for the murder of two women and two children in a basement in Troy.
Troy police Chief John Tedesco.
The bodies were found the day after Christmas but police say they had been dead for days.
The pair pleaded not guilty on Saturday to four counts of second degree murder each and one count of first degree murder.
The pair is due back in court later this week.
Western New York is in for dangerously cold weather this morning.
Forecasters say it could hit two-degrees this morning and with wind chill it could feel between negative five and 24 degrees.
Those kind of temperatures can cause frostbite in as little as 30-minutes.
The wind chill advisory for the region including Genesee and Wyoming counties will be in effect until 10 o’clock this morning.
Minimum wage in Western New York is up.
Under state law, yesterday most of the state’s low wage workers’ pay was bumped up 70-cents to ten-dollars and forty-cents an hour.
Fast food workers across the state are getting a bigger raise.
Pay for tipped food service workers remains stagnant at seven-fifty an hour.