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Morning Roundup: Monday, Oct. 18

Good morning.

Today temperatures will range from a high of 53 to a low of 37 degrees with mostly cloudy skies, says the National Weather Service.

Here are some of the stories making news this morning:

-New Yorkers will find out this evening whether the first -- and possibly only -- debate of New York's gubernatorial campaign can go from what has often been a late-night comedian's dream into the realm of policy and issues important to the state.

-In Collins, where the U.S. Energy Development Corp. began drilling for natural gas in 2008, some residents say their tap water is flammable and their families have developed an array of ailments that had no obvious cause. Natalie Brant says gas drilling is the cause.

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Swinging skeleton: Maxwell Steese, 9, of Buffalo, wears his Halloween hoodie as he takes a spin on the Lasso swing ride Sunday afternoon at Darien Lake Theme Park. (Robert Kirkham/Buffalo News) Click here for more photos from today's picture page.

-At least four lawmakers are now allies of the Seneca Indian Nation in the tribe's battle with the governor's office over the sharing of casino profits with local governments and not-for-profit organizations.

-Bills players willingly endure the 'agony' of taking a dip in 38-degree water because it aids in their recovery time.

Check out Good Morning, Buffalo for a quick look at what's happening today in Western New York.

-Lauren Nicole Mariacher

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