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Weekend in Review: First attack ad in Collins-McMurray race, Bills and UB win big and more

The first weekend of fall was a busy one, with a big 27-6 win by the Buffalo Bills over the Minnesota Vikings and Borderland, a new music festival at Knox Farm in East Aurora. Here are some stories you may have missed.

Collins ad attacks – and distorts – McMurray's Korean ties

Indicted Rep. Chris Collins' recently resuscitated campaign has launched the first attack ad of the race, which tries to tie his challenger, Democrat Nathan McMurray, to the sort of foreign trade deals that many Americans hate and that helped get President Trump elected.

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3 Buffalo area firms barred from debt collection industry

A court order that permanently bars three local business people and their companies from the debt collection industry and requires them to pay a total of $27 million in restitution and damages.

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Amherst pain doctor charged with threatening witness

When Dr. Gautam Arora, a pain management specialist from Amherst, returned home last Friday, the FBI was waiting for him. Under investigation for fraud and doling out illegal prescriptions, Arora closed his medical practice in December and fled to his native India, according to investigators. He returned late last week, they said, after sending his wife several texts threatening a cooperating witness in his case.

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Jay Skurski's 10 observations: Bills' defense matches Josh Allen's greatness

For as outstanding as Josh Allen played Sunday for the Buffalo Bills in their shocking upset of the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium, the defense matched him every step of the way in a 27-6 victory.

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UB football improves to 4-0 with win at Rutgers

The University at Buffalo's win Saturday at HighPoint.com Stadium against Rutgers gave UB a 4-0 record for the first time as an FBS program.

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With a week left in preseason, Sabres have some interesting choices

There are only three preseason games left for the Buffalo Sabres and there is plenty of roster roulette to be played before then.

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Sean Kirst: A TV wisecrack misses the real Buffalo, by a mile

Joe Kernen was speaking last week on his CNBC “Squawk Box” about a positive rating of the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. He wondered aloud “if anyone actually goes there, to see how they do,” and then conceded, “I guess people still fly to Buffalo." You know what happened next. Twitter quickly erupted in a Buffalo-centric explosion of defensive fury.

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Borderland festival transforms Knox Farm into a chilled out mini-Woodstock

Borderland felt like an almost magical confluence of good ideas, great music, and a perfect setting, says News Music Critic Jeff Miers.

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