WBTA Sunday News

Written by on December 31, 2017

A Wind Chill advisory remains in effect until 10 tomorrow morning.
Today’s high is expected to only reach five degrees but with a northwest wind of 10 to 15 miles per hour, wind chills could dip to between 15 and 20 degrees below zero.
These wind chills can cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin.
The wind chill advisory extends to nearly all of Western New York including Genesee and Wyoming counties.

Felony drunk driving charges lodged against a Batavia woman.
35 year old Rebecca Sue Hensel of Pratt Road was stopped late Friday night along Route 5 in the Town of Batavia.

Police in Troy, New York say they have two men in custody in connection to a quadruple homicide. Troy police Chief John Tedesco says they have their suspects:

Police yesterday identified the suspects as 38-year-old James White and 24-year-old Justin Man.
Troy police found the bodies of two women and two children Tuesday in an apartment.
One of the suspects is said to have known at least one of the victims, but police have yet to find a motive

 

The huge celebration in Times Square, New York for New Year’s Eve dates back more than a century. Jeff Strauss with Countdown Entertainment says the first gathering was in 1903:

They switched to a ball drop in 1907.
The idea was inspired by a maritime tradition where a ball is dropped at ports around at world so navigators at sea can adjust their time.


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