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Sara Paulson Meehan is the digital news editor for The Buffalo News. She's also a resident of Elma, a graduate of the University at Buffalo and a native of Ithaca. She has been with The News since 2005.


Sorry, Rochester: Bills streaker Tristan Lambright will not be making an appearance at one of your local bars Nov. 26. The Blossom Road Pub in Rochester briefly advertised an appearance by Lambright, who disrupted Sunday's 47-10 loss to the New Orleans Saints when he burst out on to the field, naked, and ran from one end zone to the other. From the bar's Facebook event…

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An accident on the I-190 southbound near the exit for the Skyway is backing up traffic as the rush hour gets underway. The accident was reported at 4:21 p.m. The Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition's traffic map shows traffic moving extremely slowly in the area.

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Opening statement: I want to start off by mentioning my heartfelt condolences, and our heartfelt condolences, to Logan [Thomas] and the Thomas family, on the loss of his daughter. [It] offers great perspective, again, for where we are and what we do. We know how important it is, and it seems like the only thing at times, but it’s certainly not the only thing. We’re goi…


Southtowns commuters, be warned: Route 5 heading into Buffalo will be closed starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday for the funeral procession of Buffalo Police Officer Craig Lehner. The closure will affect a stretch of Route 5 from Camp Road to the Lackawanna city line. Lehner's services begin at 10 a.m. at KeyBank Center. Up to 10,000 law enforcement officers are expected to…

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News columnists Jerry Sullivan and Bucky Gleason, Bills beat reporter Vic Carucci and WGRZ's Jonah Javad get you ready for the Bills-Buccaneers game with "Sports Talk Sunday" at 10 a.m. on WGRZ. Here are some preview clips from the show:


Go ahead and add actor Josh Gad to celebrities gushing about Buffalo. Gad – known for voicing Olaf in Disney blockbuster "Frozen" and for his role as LeFou in this year's "Beauty in the Beast" – came to Buffalo to shoot "Marshall," which filmed at about a dozen sites here in summer 2016. A year later, the impression our city made on him is still strong, apparentl…

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The Biomedical Research Building on UB's South Campus is safe to re-enter, according to the university. Emergency crews were on the scene of a "potential hazardous materials incident" there Monday afternoon. The "incident" was contained to the basement of the building, which was evacuated, the university reported.

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Bills coach Sean McDermott and the players will speak to the media in advance of this Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos. Follow along for live updates from our team at One Bills Drive.


Can't get out of work to watch the solar eclipse? NASA has you covered – with four full hours of eclipse-centric TV. "Eclipse Across America" will stream from noon to 4 p.m. and will feature live coverage of the eclipse, plus eclipse-related activities around the country. The video will come from 12 locations and will be shot using airplanes, ground telescopes and 57 …

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It's a stinky mystery on the Niagara River: What's behind an unusually dark patch of water spilling in the Niagara River, surrounding the dock of the Maid of the Mist, on one of the most gorgeous weekends of the summer? The discolored water can be clearly seen in a video…

News Education Reporter Tiffany Lankes talks with WBFO's Eileen Buckley about the toll that violence takes on schoolchildren in an area not often considered: the classroom. "There's no shortage of kids who are are affected by this," Lankes tells Buckley. "We had one forum with some students from the Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology and we asked the room – there …

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Fifty years ago, the manufacturing giant that bought Lackawanna Steel produced millions of tons of steel a year, employed 22,000 workers and supported entire cities. “Help Wanted” posters papered the complex. The legacy: hollowed-out buildings, piles of brick and broken glass and tall trees that grow in places that once would have withered a blade of grass. Here's a…