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Sara Meehan

Sara Paulson Meehan is the digital news editor for The Buffalo News. A former copy editor, she has been with The News since 2005.


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Coach Sean McDermott will speak to reporters at 11:20 a.m. before getting his first chance to work with quarterback Josh Allen and the rest of the Bills' first-year players on the practice field. Follow along through coverage by our team at One Bills Drive. https://twitter.com/TBNSports/lists/bills-coverage

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The Liberty Building, one of Buffalo's tallest buildings, was built in 1925. Take a closer look at the landmark building with two Lady Liberty statues perched on top.

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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. …

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The 2018 All-Western New York Scholar-Athlete winter sports team consists of 123 winners and 423 who were honorable mention. 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. The scholar-athlete team is open to seniors from Western New York's 100-plus publi…

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The Original Kazoo Company in Eden has been producing metal kazoos since 1916 and still uses the original machinery from 1916, a machine workers affectionately call "Big Mama." The factory is now owned by Sasi (Suburban Adult Services Inc.). The Kazoo Boutique, owned by Karen Smith, offers the tours. Visitors come from all over the world.

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The house at 160 Brunswick Blvd. in Hamlin Park had been vacant for a decade or so when the Hamlin Park Taxpayers Association and Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency began to rehab the dilapidated house. The rehab cost was $560,000 - reflecting the size and condition of the building, the large amount of environmental remediation needed and the fact that the house is in a historic…

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Is Rob Gronkowski leaving the football field for the silver screen? Maybe, if one Hollywood Insider publication knows what it's talking about. "Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Sylvester Stallone have encouraged New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski to give Hollywood a shot this off-season, and it appears the tight end has listened, as sources tell the Tracking Board th…

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News reporter Tim Graham spoke with Channel 2's Maryalice Demler to discuss his extensive interview with OJ Simpson. Watch the segment below and learn more about how the story came to be. If you are an app user and are having trouble viewing this video, click on this link: https://buffalonews.com/2018/03/17/watch-tim-graham-talks-oj-interview-on-channel-2/  

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Medical personnel at the Buffalo VA Medical Center failed to try to resuscitate a patient suffering cardiac arrest in late 2016, pronouncing him dead even though they should have tried to save his life, the Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General said in a devastating report published Monday. Click here to read Jerry Zremski's story. Below, read the 52-page rep…

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They're chicken wings. And you eat them with blue cheese. Right? Not if you ask Frank's RedHot. https://twitter.com/FranksRedHot/status/972528778516742144?s=19 Not surprisingly, that tweet was met with a whole lot of – what's the opposite of #Buffalove? https://twitter.com/BuffaloBr0/status/972604383484661766?s=19 https://twitter.com/AmherstAleHouse/status/9…

City officials are asking residents to stay off roads as much as they can this morning to allow crews to clear the streets. "City crews have been salting and plowing all night, focusing on mains and secondaries as the snow continues to fall," spokesman Michael DeGeorge said in a release early Friday morning. "Crews will begin transitioning into the side streets as soon …

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As the Bills formally ended their playoff drought in Jacksonville, one of the team's most infamous former players was raising a bit of a stir on Twitter. Was O.J. Simpson really at the Bills-Jaguars game, taking photos with fans, while wearing a LeSean McCoy jersey? Yes and no. The photos are real, but they're from a Bills Backers bar in Las Vegas, where former No. 3…