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Missing Person in Buffalo Area

BUFFALO, NY - Buffalo Police need help to find a missing woman. Kathy Miller was last seen leaving a mental health treatment facility, early Thursday morning.

Miller is 57 years old about 5'5", approximately 190 lbs. Has hazel eyes and sandy blonde hair. She was last wearing a beige shirt and shorts and square-wire rimmed glasses.

Miller was seen leaving the facility around 10 a.m.  according to the staff. She was also spotted in the vicinity of Millard-Filmore Gates on Delaware Ave. She is likely confused and roaming in the Buffalo area.

Her family says she is not dangerous or violent. Her family is very concerned and requests the community's help in searching for her.

If anyone has any information please call the Buffalo Police at (716) 851-4444. 


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Source: Suspect in Buffalo Mass Shooting May Have Left Area

BUFFALO, NY (WGRZ) -- A source tells 2 On Your Side the primary suspect in Saturday's mass shooting at the City Grill on Main Street in Downtown Buffalo may have left Western New York.

The source says the individual police are searching for is believed to be in North Carolina or South Carolina.

Tuesday, police searched the Ferry-Grider homes in Buffalo and told residents there they were looking for a bald, African-American male, between 25 and 30-years-old.  However, police would not officially release a description of the suspect to the media.

Minor Mishap Involving Metro Rail Train

BUFFALO, NY - NFTA Officials are investigating the cause of a minor accident involving a Metro Train.

It happened in downtown Buffalo Thursday afternoon and involved a train with three cars that was heading into the yards at Main near Scott Street.

A piece of the concrete on a nearby platform was knocked off and will need to be repaired.

No passengers were on the train at the time.

Get a $50 Gap Gift Card for $25 Today / Freebies & Coupons

In my continued search to find the best deals and websites to save you time and money, today something we can all use, free e-cash.

Today only, if you buy a $25 gift card for the GAP, it doubles in value. That means you'll have a $50 gift card that you can use until November 19, 2010, in store. CLICK HERE and while this is listed under Groupon's deals for New York City, read the fine print. The offer is available to anyone at any Gap Retail store in the U.S. or Canada. UPDATE: Since this article was written at 5am, so many people in WNY have purchased the deal, that Groupon has now made it available on the Buffalo Groupon page too. Well done!

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Catholic School Teachers Go Back to School

With the start of the new school year less than two weeks away, Catholic elementary school teachers are not only busy preparing their classrooms, they are engaged in professional development as well.

During the week of August 17, the diocesan Department of Catholic Schools hosted a number of workshops, ranging from brain-based learning to using learning centers in the classroom.

The sessions included:  Brain Based Learning: Procedures and strategies to address all learners; Using Learning Centers in the Primary Classroom; a Practical Guide to Design and Manage Learning Centers.

State Senator Antoine Thompson Birthday Greeting Angers Constituents

GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. - Call it a birthday greeting gone bad.

Several Grand Island residents are complaining to 2 On Your Side about something that recently came in the mail from State Senator Antoine Thompson (D-Buffalo).

"I was very upset," said Grand Island Resident Michael Pontikos. "And I still am."

The greeting is a generic birthday card mailer from Senator Thompson. The mailer is complete with his photo and a birthday wish. And all of it is printed, paid for, and mailed with state taxpayer dollars.

Ed Shelp, also of Grand Island, showed us the same card sent to his wife Rosemarie.

"I think it's wrong," Shelp said. "Why should we all be paying for something where he's campaigning, or whatever he's doing, and we have got pay for it. Let it come out of his own pocket."

Senator Thompson refused an interview with us Wednesday, but 2 On Your Side Photojournalist Norm Fisher caught up with Thompson recently.

Buffalo Business Board Meets to Discuss Downtown Concerns

BUFFALO, NY-- The Board of Directors of Buffalo Place, Inc. held its monthly meeting Wednesday, but the issue of crime in regards to the weekend shooting, took center stage.

Developers, businessmen, and bar owners met to discuss how the recent outbreak in crime could impact their businesses. All agreed it was a tragic and rare occurrence, but they also realize that public perception is a reality. The downtown area has recently taken several hits to its pubic image.

Brian Patterson, Chief of Downtown District Police, spoke to a group about several law enforcement ideas that could be put into action. One idea was implementing a paddy wagon, so multiple offenders could be detained at once with little impact on man-power.

Patterson also talked about having officers walking more focused beats, an increased emphasis on curfew enforcement, and better communication between business owners and law enforcement.