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Anyone familiar with hip-hop megastar Drake knows his passion for his birthplace, Toronto, Ont. His 2016 album, "Views," was littered with references to "the 6," while Drake's sideline antics at Raptors games are frequent SportsCenter fodder. In his new playlist "More Life," Drake extends his love a little farther to the south, dropping Queen City-tinted lyrics in "Can'…

CBS' affable broadcaster Verne Lundquist took a basketball straight to face during the Notre Dame-West Virginia game at KeyBank Center Saturday afternoon. https://twitter.com/MarchMadnessTV/status/843145458100842497 He seemed to be OK. https://twitter.com/SBNationGIF/status/843144443595313152 https://twitter.com/SBNationGIF/status/843145041753395205 https:/…

The pool table exiled from the Buffalo Bills’ locker room ended up in the right hands. Chris Hagstrom, 46, is a lifelong Bills fan who grew up in Bemus Point and now lives in Manhattan, where he works in banking. He’s been a Bills season-ticket holder for about 16 years and seized the chance to buy a one-of-a-kind piece of the team he loves. He won Cash Realty &a…

Longtime WROC-TV sports anchor John Kucko received a tip he couldn't wait to pursue. When his Rochester-based station took a phone call Saturday night mentioning a house covered in ice - possible after five days of bitter cold and winds reaching 81 miles per hour - Kucko went on a mission to capture the scene. Equipped with Google Earth and a hunch the house was in W…

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 …

While Buffalo has recently become known for its refugee and immigrant influences from Africa and Asia, the city still loves the cultural heritages that have shaped its identity for the last two centuries. Though St. Patrick's Day in Buffalo may be synonymous, for some, with throngs of teenagers congregating on Delaware Avenue, an abundance of examples around the city pr…

Buffalonian Shemika Charles' career is headed in the opposite direction of her limbo bar, which gets lower and lower. The Guinness Book of World Record holder for limbo was featured on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Feb. 15, engaging in a brief chat with the show's host and then doing the limbo under five spinning plates balanced precariously on sticks. "This is the m…

New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Facebook Live Wednesday that music-streaming giant Spotify would move into Four World Trade Center and create over 1,000 jobs. While that's nice for Manhattan, it's Cuomo's taste in music that has our attention across the state. The governor tweeted out a 28-song playlist, which you can listen to below, that fuses …

When he was sidelined for 30 games earlier this season with a groin injury, the Sabres' Tyler Ennis had plenty of downtime during his rehab. It turns out that Buffalo winger was quietly crafting the launch of a retail condiment, Enzo Sauce. The homemade hot sauce with a twist of buttermilk ranch dressing is available for purchase in Tops Markets and Wegmans, while an au…

If you've scrolled through a social media timeline recently, you may have noticed politically-inspired quarrels and rants. You might remember that 2016 was the year of celebrity deaths. Negativity and sadness run rampant. It's a good thing cute animals still exist. Zoos across the world participated in an impromptu tweet-fest on Thursday, piling on the hashtag #cutea…

Reading, taking uncomfortable naps, watching television and visiting the bar are common ways to waste time waiting for a flight to board. Buffalo's Shemika Charles, a two-time Guinness Book of World Records holder for the limbo, stays a bit more limber during her pre-flight routine. Her low-slung adventure under chairs in the waiting area of a Philadelphia airport earli…

If you've been looking for something to warm your heart, look no further. Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church's youth choir, comprising refugees from Africa and Asia, performed "Fiddler on the Roof" in front of an audience at Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre in Amherst on Wednesday night. Their performance of "If I Were a Rich Man," captured on video by The News' Colin …

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…

Doug Whaley finally gave the State of the Union-type of address that Bills fans have been waiting for. The day after a season-ending loss to the New York Jets that dropped the Bills to 7-9, Whaley answered many questions for 39 minutes but provided only a few answers. Here are some notable tweets from the press conference: https://twitter.com/Espngreeny/status/8…

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…