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Qina Liu is the digital engagement editor at The Buffalo News. Contact her at qliu@buffnews.com.

You might be used to seeing Hoyt Lake in wedding or engagement photos, but you probably haven't seen Hoyt Lake in Delaware Park like this before. Filmed with a drone by Colin Gordon of Buffalo Aerial Productions at 6:05 a.m. on May 17, 2017, this is the kind of picturesque wanderlust-inspiring video that would induce feelings of jealousy and FOMO from all your Instagr…

Unless you live along the shorelines of Lake Ontario, it can be hard to imagine the submerged docks, collapsed breakwalls and streets and parking lots flooded with water. SceniCopter captured some of these scenes with his drone between May 9 and May 10. The 12-and-a-half-minute video showcases the flooding in Greece, N.Y., showing homes and landmarks along Crescent Beac…

Multiple firetrucks and emergency vehicles responded to a barn fire around 12:30 p.m. on 657 Aurora St. in Lancaster, where two full stories were engulfed in flames. https://twitter.com/Lanc_Depew_Bee/status/852609728970665985 Area roads were closed for a short period of time. https://twitter.com/sarapmeehan/status/852559347335016448 https://twitter.com/Kayla_…

The News has launched a new free iOS app. If you have the iPhone or iPad app, you can update the app here or by waiting for an automatic update to run the next time your phone is connected to a power source while connected to a Wi-Fi network. The new iPhone app resembles BuffaloNews.com, but also offers a few additional features including: the ability to save a…

If you've ever wanted to play Ms. Pac-Man in Niagara Square, Soldier's Circle or MLK Park, now's your chance. Google Maps released this interactive feature just in time for April Fool's Day. To play, go to google.com/maps, type in a location and click on the Ms. Pac-Man screen (circled below in red). Here's a look at the area outside 1 News Plaza transformed …

As President Trump addressed a joint session of Congress last night, Americans heard him talk about immigration reform, repealing Obamacare and tax reform. http://buffalonews.com/2017/02/28/trump-says-hes-open-legal-pathway-undocumented-immigrants/ Americans also heard an extremely loud clap close to a microphone on at least three TV stations, which include ABC, NBC …

More than 150 readers responded to our request to email their stories about the Blizzard of '77.  http://buffalonews.com/2017/01/23/blizzard-tales-readers-remember/ Since we've published some of their responses in our Jan. 22 special section in The Buffalo News, many more shared their memories. Here's a look of some of them: https://twitter.com/philsmithwrites/…

Have you ever driven past Buffalo City Hall and thought, "Man, that looks like something from Gotham City"? If you haven't, you won't be able to unsee this Gotham City Buffalo City Hall doppelganger. Take a look at this video game poster for "Batman: The Telltale Series." https://twitter.com/SalecityIn/status/816975047893991424 If you look to the bottom left-han…

2016 was the year of Harambe and Pokemon Go and when a 61-foot-duck invaded Canalside, but as 2016 comes to a close, we're counting down some of the more viral things that happened in Buffalo this year. Remember: 14. When a Bills fan broke his leg during a tailgating stunt. https://twitter.com/B1ackSchefter/status/808124953816133632 13. And when another Bil…

As lake-effect snow hit the Western New York area Thursday, we filmed and time-lapsed the view outside our window at One News Plaza, overlooking Canalside. This is footage between noon and 8 p.m., when the snowfall was heaviest. https://youtu.be/tNK-4XqHZiw http://buffalonews.com/2016/12/14/expect-next-36-hours/ http://buffalonews.com/2016/12/14/storm-coming-go-ho…

As snow is expected to hit "near blizzard conditions" this afternoon, we need your help reporting how much snow you're seeing in your area. Please tweet your images to us with the hashtag #BNSnow, including where you are and what's going on. Your images may appear here and inform our reporting: If you do not have a Twitter account, you can still submit your storm p…

Would it take a miracle for the Bills to make it back to the Super Bowl? Probably. But if the Bills do return to the Super Bowl someday, you might think of Nicholas Iacono and Pope Francis. [Related: Confident Bills fan gets inked with Super Bowl tattoo] Iacono, a Williamsville native and a sophomore at Duquesne University, made sure to pack his Bills flag so h…

Have the Bills got you feeling like this? https://twitter.com/Brendan_Hoare14/status/808046788909367296 While yesterday's 20-27 Bills loss against the Steelers might have been tough for Bills fans, misery loves company, right? That's why we assembled a quick list of famous Bills fans who are also feeling the heartbreak. 1. Logan Couture The San Jose Sharks r…

How many people in your neighborhood read the Bible on a weekly basis? If you live in Buffalo, the answer is lower than the national average. With 13 percent of residents surveyed reporting as "Bible-minded," Buffalo was listed as one of the least Bible-minded cities in the Barna Group and American Bible Society's 2016 survey of the top 100 U.S. media markets. The…