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Social media has been abuzz this week, after the U.S. Coast Guard rescued 10 caged beagles in North Carolina that were trapped by the rising waters of Hurricane Florence. The Erie County SPCA says more than a dozen dogs from hurricane-ravaged areas have transferred in and are available for adoption.

Buffalo Zoo

The Buffalo Zoo is hoping to hand out the cigars next summer, as Tashi is expecting a visit from the stork. The Zoo says it has accomplished another successful artificial insemination of its greater one-horned rhinoceros.

Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is defending himself against allegations that he abused his 6-year-old son.

A Buffalo woman has been found guilty of stabbing her mother to death.

PUSH Buffalo

As calling hours take place before Thursday morning's funeral for Rafael "Pito" Rivera, PUSH Buffalo has set up a GoFundMe webpage to gather donations for the grieving family.

The Heinz Awards

A SUNY Fredonia scientist who warned about the environmental threat of microbeads is one of six people being honored with $250,000 cash awards from the Pittsburgh-based Heinz Family Foundation.

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The attorney for the family of Rafael "Pito" Rivera says a high-definition surveillance video clearly shows Rivera running away from Buffalo Police when he was fatally shot early Wednesday morning.

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Authorities say two men have died after their boat capsized while they were fishing on a pond in Alden.

Buffalo Preservation Board

Live in a historic district but not sure what that means? Preservation Buffalo Niagara is holding an "Ins and Out of Historic Districts" free workshop Thursday evening 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Broadway-Fillmore Neighborhood Housing Services to explain the different types and how they may impact property owners.

Rep. Chris Collins (R-Clarence) says his last day in office will be Dec. 31, as charges of insider trading against him have essentially ended his political career and reputation. He says what he does next will not be politics.

Bon-Ton

Is Bon-Ton on the way back? Just last week, the bankrupt retailer shuttered its stores after more than 100 years in business. Now, a new owner has bought the brand, with plans to reopen the retail chain.

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As the Buffalo Common Council reconvened after summer break Tuesday, a coalition of community activists, organized labor and city residents took to the steps of City Hall to unveil their vision for a more equitable and inclusive Queen City.

Nexium

A new report from the New York Public Interest Research Group finds the cost of prescription drugs can vary widely among pharmacies, even within the same region.

Newfane Central Schools

Newfane Central Schools are beginning the new school year with a drastic cut in bus aides, but an increase in bus cameras.

Darien Lake

Darien Lake says it plans to debut what will be the tallest attraction in New York in the 2019 season.

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The Buffalo Parent-Teacher Organization has announced a tentative agreement has been reached on a new contract between Buffalo Public Schools and the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority. Pending approval by the Buffalo Board of Education and the NFTA Board of Commissioners, the BPTO says the contract includes "notable changes" in bus pass policy and accessibility.

Chris Caya / WBFO News

Just two weeks after downtown Buffalo's Market Arcade reopened to moviegoers, the state has approved a temporary liquor license for the newly renovated AMC theater house.

Erie County Fair

The games have closed down, the food shacks are gone and the animals have headed back to the barn. The "Best 12 Days of Summer" wrapped up Sunday with a slight increase in attendance over last year.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

A long-term agreement has been reached between the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad and the Erie Cattaraugus Rail Trail, giving the green light to the conversion of a 27-mile former rail line into a multi-use recreational trail.

National Public Radio

Condolences and remembrances of Aretha Franklin are coming in from around the world and from her adopted hometown of Buffalo with the news that the Queen of Soul died Thursday morning at the age of 76.

Michael Mroziak / WBFO News

In Defense of Animals is welcoming the news that the Buffalo Zoo is shutting down its elephant exhibit. The California-based animal rights group has included the exhibit five times over the last 10 years on its list of the 10 Worst Zoos for Elephants in North America.

Buffalo Police

Buffalo Police say a car was stolen Tuesday evening with a two-year-old girl in the backseat.

Ed Rath

Erie County Legislator Ed Rath has thrown his name into the pile of those seeking to represent the 27th Congressional District.

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An Irving woman has been arrested and charged in the fatal hit-and-run of an 18-year-old near Darien Lake Saturday morning.

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The indictment charging Rep. Chris Collins (R-Clarence) and his son with insider trading has raised questions about this November's congressional elections. His GOP colleague in Western New York, Tom Reed said he recognizes the indictment represents "serious allegations," but Collins' decision to stay on the ballot is a family decision.

Buffalo Bills

Are you ready for some football? Then get ready for some traffic headaches as well.

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network has released its latest progress report on how states are doing when it comes to passing and implementing policies and legislation to prevent cancer. "How Do You Measure Up?" gave New York generally good grades.

Historic Palace Theatre

New York State will provide low-cost electricity to 22 businesses, non-profits and other organizations around the state in exchange for promises to create or retain jobs. Unifrax's recently opened facility in Tonawanda and the Historic Palace Theater in Lockport are among the beneficiaries this year.

Larry Kensinger / Niagara Gazette

Large plumes of flames and smoke could be seen billowing across Niagara Falls overnight, as emergency crews battled an industrial fire on College Avenue near Hyde Park - the third since 2014 involving the same company.

Two Buffalo men have been arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting that became the subject of a Southtowns manhunt last week.

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