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Weekend in Review: Four accused priests in one parish, Sabres hit draft jackpot and more

Here's a look at some of the most interesting stories you might have missed over the weekend.

Four priests accused of sexual abuse served at one Buffalo-area parish

Members of Most Precious Blood Church in Angola were as stunned as any Catholics – and maybe more so – when the Diocese of Buffalo in March publicly named 42 priests who had been accused of child sex abuse.

"The sticker shock was the number, not that it had happened," said longtime member Karen A. Erickson.

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Victory at last: Sabres win NHL Draft Lottery, will pick first

The third time was the charm for the Buffalo Sabres, who won the NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday night and hold the No. 1 pick for June's draft. Like 2014 and 2015, the last-place Sabres had the best odds for the top spot. Unlike the other two years, they will select first.

It should change the franchise.

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Police quizzed brother of suspect in Mandy Steingasser homicide

Authorities offered Jamie Belstadt an advantageous plea agreement on some outstanding criminal charges if he provided information about his older brother and Steingasser's death, according to two sources with close knowledge of the case.

The plea deal was withdrawn because investigators were not satisfied with Jamie Belstadt's cooperation, the two sources said.

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Buffalo's first-round picks, Josh Allen and Tremaine Edmunds. (James P. McCoy/News file photo)

Everything you need to know about the 2018 NFL Draft

You probably already know that the Bills took a quarterback in the first round. Here is everything else you might want to know (and maybe more) about the Bills draft picks and undrafted free agents.

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Remembering the Underground, Buffalo’s favorite gay dive

News of the Underground Nite-Club’s impending closing led Colin Dabkowski to write an appreciation of the bar. “No matter who walked into the place, there was always a sense of being safe from prying eyes. Cliques dissolved. People who under no circumstances danced felt free to dance there.”

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'What Is Trending?' Channel 2's Kate Welshofer is trending.

Kate Welshofer’s infectious enthusiasm and quirkiness have quickly established her as the most talked about new TV personality in recent memory as she performs a variety of roles at WGRZ-TV (Channel 2) in her 21st year in television.

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All-WNY Scholar Athletes: Winter 2018

More than 100 hundred area seniors were featured in The Buffalo News’ annual All-Western New York Scholar-Athlete team. To be nominated for the team, students must have carried a 90-plus average for the previous six semesters and been a starter or significant player in their fall sport.

See the scholar-athletes here.

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Smiles at 'Phantom of the Opera' in Shea's

Hate it or love it, "Phantom of the Opera" is one of the most popular touring musicals to visit Shea's Buffalo Theatre. Here's who went on Friday.

See the smiles here.

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The meanest things ever said about Buffalo

Alton Brown hurt some feelings in Buffalo when he told a national audience to go anywhere but here for chicken wings. That couldn’t help but remind us of the time we took a lighthearted look at the not-so-nice things people have said about our city.

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