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One Week Later, Patrons Return To Downtown Bars & Restaurants

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Exactly one week after a gunman shot eight people outside of the City Grill, many patrons returned to Downtown Buffalo's bars and restaurants undaunted by the violence.

"I believe in this city," said bride-to-be Cameron Stelmach, as she held rehearsal dinner at the City Grill. "I bought a house in this city. I'm having my wedding in this city. And so I want more people to see the good side of this city."

While it may take weeks, if not longer, to get a true sense of how the murder of four partygoers might affect business for bar and restaurant owners, many of the Friday club goers sounded determined not to let the violence affect their lives.

REPORTER: Does it concern you at all that there was some violence down here?

STELMACH: It doesn't really concern me that it was down here. I really think that was a random act of violence. I don't think it reflects the neighborhood at all.

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Reward Offer Now $20,000 in City Grill Shootings

BUFFALO, NY-- As joint funeral services are held for the two female victim's from the City Grill shooting, Shawntia McNeil and Tiffany Wilhite, a reward is now being offered to track down the person or persons responsible for the tragedy.

Friday, various community members and others are contributing from their own pockets to a newly established reward fund now totaling $20,000 

Some of the reward contributions have come from:

ECMC Nurse Beaten, Patient Charged

BUFFALO, NY-A nurse at the Erie County Medical Center is recovering from injuries she suffered from a beating, allegedly at the hands of a patient at the hospital.

Terrance Caldwell, 22, of Theodore Street in Buffalo, is charged with assault with intent to cause serious physical injury. According to the police report, Caldwell attacked the woman at the 11th floor nursing station which is the hospital's emergency psychiatric unit . He's accused of repeatedly punching the nurse in the face; and then when she fell to the floor, kicking her. The report says he also allegedly choked her and hit her with a phone receiver.

The nurse is suffering from pain, swelling and bruising to her head, face and body. Hospital officials say she is in good condition.

Huge Half-Off Sale: Welcome Back 2 School!

In my continued search to find the best websites to save you time and money, today a celebration of Back 2 School Savings.

Consider this the last weekend to practically steal everything you'll need for your dorm room, apartment and wardrobe.

Let's start with clothes. Today there are a few retailers to keep a close eye on.

Aeropostale offers half off on almost everything with hoodies at $14.75 for girls and guys and many other discoutns. Dont' forget to stop by the sale section. CLICK HERE.

Urban Outfitters has a big selection of clothes $9.99 and under. CLICK HERE.

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Eberl Iron Works Completes Warehouse Expansion

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Eberl Iron Works, 128 Sycamore Street, Buffalo, recently celebrated the completion of an 8,600-sq.-ft. warehouse expansion project at its East Side facility.

The expansion increases Eberl Iron Works' capacity by 46 percent and is expected to improve inventory, assembly, flexibility and job creation potential.

Founded in 1923, Eberl Iron Works, Inc. includes five divisions headquartered in Buffalo. Eberl Iron Works is a family-owned and operated business that has grown from a small welding shop to a leading metal fabrication distribution and installation group.

Pictured above, from left: George Eberl, co-owner; John Eberl, sales and marketing director; Curtis Haynes, Jr., Ellicott District Common Council member; Nora Eberl, chief financial officer; and Frank Eberl, co-owner.

 

Funeral To Be Held Friday For Wilhite and McNeil

BUFFALO (WGRZ)-The funerals to remember the four victims of Saturday's shooting rampage at the City Grill have begun, and Reverend Pridgen pleads with community for a confession.

At the service, Reverend Pridgen said, "if by tomorrow this coward does not come forward...or we don't find him, or her, or whoever it is, I'm going to put my money where my mouth is. We'll put a reward out."

A service was held for Danyell Mackin Thursday at the Durham Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown was among those in attendance.

Governor David Paterson also sent a letter that was read at Thursday mornings' service. In the letter, Paterson referred to Mackin as a devoted husband and father.

Read the full letter from Governor Paterson

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.