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WNY woman charged with killing boyfriend in New Orleans


BUFFALO, NY - A 20-year old college student from Williamsville attending Tulane University is charged with negligent homicide.

Police in New Orleans say Nicole Dukarm shot and killed her 25-year-old boyfriend inside the apartment they shared in Louisiana. However, her lawyer, Fred King, calls it an accidental shooting and a horrible accident.

Police say Dukarm originally told police her boyfriend accidentally shot himself in the face. It happened on June 18. She later changed her story. Her attorney says she was likely in shock.

Attorney King said the weapons were out because the couple was going to a gun range. When their plans changed, Dukarm's boyfriend was showing her proper pistol safety.

Cheektowaga Native Rose Rustowicz Receives Prestigious Fulbright Award

Cheektowaga Native Rose Rustowicz Receives Prestigious Fulbright Award

 

Rose Rustowicz, a member of the Maryvale High School Class of 2011 and Rochester Institute of Technology Class of 2015, has been offered a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Iceland in physical sciences. This announcement was recently made by the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Fewer than 2,000 students in the nation receive this prestigious award each year.

 

Berardi Immigration Law Names Gabriella Agostinelli Associate Attorney

Berardi Immigration Law Names Gabriella Agostinelli Associate Attorney

 

Berardi Immigration Law is pleased to announce that Gabriella Agostinelli has been promoted to the position of Associate Attorney.

Agostinelli joined Berardi Immigration Law as a Law Clerk in 2014. She received her Juris Doctor from the SUNY Buffalo Law School in 2014 and Bachelor’s Degrees in International Business and International Relations from Canisius College in 2011. 

Client Success Story: Fichman Furniture

Client Success Story: Fichman Furniture

 

Toronto-native Erran Fichman came to Berardi Immigration Law just three years ago wondering how he could expand his furniture business to the United States. Fichman owns Fichman Furniture (www.fichman.com), a company that designs and manufactures custom radiator covers. After successfully running his business for seven years in Canada, the demand for his product grew exponentially. It was time for Fichman Furniture to branch out. 

Exit 2 Golf Tournament to Raise Funds for SPCA

Exit 2 Golf Tournament to Raise Funds for SPCA

 

Exit 2 Bar & Grille will hold its first annual golf tournament to raise funds for the SPCA Serving Erie County on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at Sheridan Park Golf Course in Tonawanda.

The tournament will feature a 10 a.m. shotgun start, contests and prizes on the course, lunch at the turn and a Southern BBQ cookout dinner with a three-hour call bar at Exit 2 following the event. The cost is $100 per person and the event is limited to 24 foursomes. Please visit www.exit2bar.com or contact the restaurant for more information.

Catholic Charities Receives $100,000 Grant from John R. Oishei Foundation for Healthcare Project

Catholic Charities of Buffalo has received a two-year, $200,000 grant from the John R. Oishei Foundation to assist its Immigration and Refugee Assistance Program (IRAP) in establishing a multidisciplinary health care clinic to serve new arrivals at its campus on Buffalo’s West Side.
        
Funding for the clinic will help support the renovation and repurposing of the former Nativity Roman Catholic Church on Herkimer Street to serve as a “one-stop” service center. Health care partner Mobile Primary will provide refugee health assessments and primary care. Baker Victory Services will provide dental health assessment and services. D’Youville College faculty and allied health students will assist in provision of clinic services. Plans also include the location of a Women, Infants and Children (WIC) site in the facility.
        

New book profiles nearly fifty Roycroft Master Artisans

New book profiles nearly fifty Roycroft Master Artisans

 

“Head, Heart & Hands: Continuing the Handcrafted Tradition of the Original Roycroft Artisans” by West Seneca author Joe Kirchmyer, will be available for sale for the first time during the annual Roycroft Summer Festival. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 27-28 on the grounds of Parkdale Elementary School, 141 Girard Ave., East Aurora.