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1st Annual WNY Wounded Veterans Fishing Tournament [GALLERY]

The first annual WNY Wounded Veterans Fishing Tournament took place today on Lake Erie, launching out of the small boat harbor in Buffalo at 9am today. A fleet of volunteer charter captains provided licensed fishing boats and plenty of fishing expertise

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Honor the Troops at These Western New York Memorial Day Parades

Memorial Day is this country’s annual salute to the men and woman of the armed forces who gave their lives in service of their country. There are dozens of services and ceremonies planned locally. But we were talking earlier this week about Memorial Day parades in this area and I was able to find a list of some of the more notable ones.

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Rodney Atkins Shows Fans He’s Doing Fine on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’

Wednesday night (Jan. 11), Rodney Atkins took the stage for his latest appearance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live.’ Atkins performed two tunes at the end of the show, including his recent chart-topping hit ‘Take a Back Road,’ as well as his brand-new single, ‘He’s Mine.’

“The last time I was on the show, Guillermo and I performed a little skit — or I guess song, i

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25 Things You Might Not Know About Christmas

Christmas is full of familiar traditions: carving the ham, leaving cookies out for Santa, listening to Uncle Morty talk about his gall bladder removal surgery while you’re trying to enjoy some egg nog. These staples had to come from somewhere, and since Christmas offers a mix of religious and secular traditions, their origins are just as mixed and varied.

Everything from the Christmas tree to the marshmallows on Grandma’s yams got their start somewhere, and many have surprising stories. Take a look at a few things you might not know about Christmas below.

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George Washington Bridge (Getty Images)
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Busiest Bridge In World – Dale’s Daily Data

More vehicles cross it every year than any other bridge in the world – 106-million. And to accommodate all that traffic it has 14 driving lanes on two decks – 8 on an upper deck and 6 on a lower deck. It’s the George Washington Bridge connecting Manhattan and New Jersey over the Hudson River. It was first envisioned about 1910, but by the time they decided on where to put it and how to pay for it and all the design work – it wasn’t until 1927 when construction began. It finally opened in 1931 with just one deck. But with steadily increasing traffic a second lower deck was opened in 1962 – some people called it Martha – as in Martha Washington.

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Final Days To Sign up To Win a Trip to See + Meet Rascal Flatts in Florida

Picture yourself down in warm, sunny Florida this winter, hanging with Rascal Flatts right before seeing them perform live at Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville.

You could win a trip for two to Jacksonville, FL to see Rascal Flatts live in concert! One winner will receive round-trip airfare to Jacksonville, a one-night stay in Jacksonville, and meet-and-greet passes to meet Rascal Flatts before or after the show

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Spectators watch the changing of theguard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery (Getty Images)
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Veterans Day – Dale’s Daily Data

Today is Veterans Day – honoring the men and women who’ve served and defended our country.  It’s also a day to give thanks to the members of the military serving around the world and their families who make sacrifices too

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Shouldn’t All American Flags Be 100% American Made [SPONSORED POST]

With Veterans Day coming up, we were thinking of purchasing a new American flag. I happened to be at a national chain store which will remain nameless and noticed they had some flags. I picked one up and it was clearly labeled "Made in China." I wish I could say I was surprised.

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