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Weekend in Review: UB idles Greek orgs, a 'retail apocalypse' and Pancho Billa's battle

This weekend, the University at Buffalo, the community around it and the family of 18-year-old UB student Sebastian Serafin-Bazan are reeling from a possible hazing incident in University Heights. Serafin-Bazan, who went into cardiac arrest, remains in critical condition at Buffalo General Medical Center.

Here is a look back at our coverage of the UB incident and other major stories from the weekend:

UB idles frats, sororities after possible hazing incident involving undergrad

In response to the alleged hazing incident on Thursday night and Friday morning, the University took steps to immediately suspend activity by the social fraternities and sororities associated with the school. They also plan to launch a review this week of the groups' activities, education programs, policies and practices.

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Swept up by gratitude, Pancho Billa ponders Stevie Johnson's offer

Ezra Castro, better known to Bills fans as Pancho Billa, suffered a setback in his cancer treatment this weekend. But as in the past, the team and its fans are rallying behind him: Former Bills wideout Stevie Johnson offered to step back from announcing the Bills' draft pick this week so Castro can do it instead.

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'Someone grabbed my soul,' mother says of boy with big dreams gone

When 12-year-old Badraldeen "Badr" Elwaseem was killed by a stray bullet on April 6, his outsize plans for life — "I want to be big," he told his family. "I want people to know who I am." — died with him. His family shares their story, and their visceral pain, in a moving piece by Maki Becker.

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As the retail apocalypse grows, clear winners and losers emerge

The way people shop is changing, and that's benefitting some outfits more than others.

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Sean Kirst: After 75 years, lost airman who longed for Buffalo comes home

Army Air Force Staff Sergeant Vince Rogers Jr. dreamed of returning home to Buffalo from the Pacific during World War II. But that dream never happened. The 21-year-old radio operator his cousins knew as "Buddy" died when “The Miss Bee Haven,” a B-24 Liberator bomber, crashed in a lagoon while attempting to embark on a night mission from Tarawa atoll. Of a crew of 10, Vince and six others were killed. At war's end, he was listed as missing in action.

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Lake Shore mourns beloved teacher, coach: 'We are all better off for knowing him'

With his gregarious and caring nature, Chris Ignatowski lit up the lives of the athletes he coached, the physical education classes he taught, and the co-workers he grew friendly with over two decades at Lake Shore Central schools.

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Frozen Four attendance plummets at KeyBank Center

The two-game national semifinal session Thursday at KeyBank Center had an announced attendance of 13,051, the lowest attendance for an NCAA Division I men’s hockey semifinal since 2000. The national championship game Saturday night drew an announced 13,624 – about 600 more than the semifinal, but well less than the venue's hockey capacity of 19,070. Attendance for the title game was the least since 2001.

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