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Larkin Square takes wing

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Savoring sunny sounds: Donovan Gomez, 8, below left; Camille Czarniak, 4; and their uncle, Kyle Czarniak, of Jamestown, sit on the grass Wednesday and listen to 10,000 Maniacs, right, on opening day at Larkin Square in Buffalo.


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Musical send-off: An appreciative crowd listens as the rock group 10,000 Maniacs kicks off the Live at Larkin series Wednesday afternoon at Larkin Square, the new public space on Seneca and Swan streets near the Larkin at Exchange Building.


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Aerial surveillance: The Erie County sheriff's helicopter hovers Wednesday afternoon above a wooded area off West Arnold Drive in Lake View as authorities search for a suspect in the fatal shooting at Erie County Medical Center earlier in the day. Story and another photo on Page One.


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Anxious moments: Officers from the State Police Mobile Response Unit keep watch outside Erie County Medical Center during the lockdown that followed a fatal shooting there Wednesday.


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Carrying the torch: State Trooper Sean Mahoney, above, runs with the New York Special Olympics Flame of Hope torch along Main Street in Clarence on Wednesday afternoon in memory of Trooper Kevin P. Dobson, who died in March 2011 when he was struck by a vehicle while making a traffic stop. Sharing the torch at the end of the run, left, are Derek Warren, left, and Briana Schmidt.