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Weekend in Review: Jay and Bey, Collins fallout and remembering Aretha

Western New Yorkers scrambling to pack maximum fun into the waning weeks of summer can be forgiven for missing some of the weekend's great reads. As you settle into the work week, here's a look back at the weekend's most interesting stories:

Jay-Z and Beyoncé come to New Era

Saturday brought one of the biggest musical events of the year when Jay-Z and Beyoncé came to New Era Field. Western New Yorkers turned out in droves, and Jay and Bey delivered. And then some.

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Build-a-Bear fail 2.0?

After four months of giving customers free birthday wings – one free chicken wing for every year of their life – Dwyer's Irish Pub has ended its popular promotion.

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Remembering a fallen kitesurfer

Jeff Biehler, the owner of Biehler's Village Square Liquors in Hamburg's Village Square plaza, had 20 years of kitesurfing experience. But it wasn't enough to save him last week.

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Outrage over an 8-year-old's treatment

Erie County Youth Detention employees placed leg irons on an 8-year-old boy and left him shackled while he was waiting to appear before a judge. Reaction has been swift and damning.

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Chris Collins and the truth: a shaky relationship

Mathew Spina explored six dubious statements from Rep. Chris Collins, who will not run for reelection after being arrested and charged with securities fraud.

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A match made for the airwaves

If you've detected some chemistry between WIVB employees Erica Brecher and Andrew Baglini, you're not wrong. They're married, and their relationship is a rarity on local TV news.

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Digging down to Aretha Buffalo roots

Long before she was the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin was a frequent visitor to Buffalo. Sean Kirst explores how this city helped shape her.

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Strange math at BMHA

Everything from batteries to rock salt to floor tile can cost more when the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority is the buyer, a Buffalo News' analysis of BMHA spending found.

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Buffalo's refugee renaissance stalls

Under President Donald Trump, refugee arrivals to Buffalo are taking a dive.

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