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Buffalo man charged with murder; his truck the alleged weapon


BUFFALO, NY - A Buffalo man is charged with murder, accused of using his truck to run down the victim on a street corner in the Lovejoy neighborhood.

Buffalo Police homicide detectives say 44-year-old Jason Hiscutt was hit by a vehicle while standing at the corner of Reiman Street and Benzinger Street Saturday at about 3 a.m. He was rushed to Erie County Medical Center where he later died.

Eric Dragone, 26, of Buffalo, has been charged with murder in the second degree in connection with the incident, police said in a statement released Sunday afternoon.


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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. 

Dog Ears to Host Book Signing with Father Zajac

Dog Ears to Host Book Signing with Father Zajac

 

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café will host a book review and signing with Richard E. Zajac, author of Life Injections IV, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 2. Dog Ears is located at 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo.

Four hurt after car and firetruck collide


BUFFALO, NY - Four people, including a firefighter, were hurt after a car and a Buffalo firetruck collided at the intersection of Fillmore and East Delavan avenues, Saturday at about 8:30 p.m.

Officials say Rescue One was headed to a call with lights and sirens on.

All of the injured were taken to Erie County Medical Center. Police say their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

No charges have been filed at this time but the investigation continues.

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Teen accused in murder


BUFFALO, NY - A 17-year-old is under arrest in the city's latest homicide.

Police allege the teenager gunned down a 20-year-old man who was visiting the Queen City from Ohio. The shooting happened last Saturday on Sherman Street on the city's east side.

The suspect was arrested late Thursday in Jamestown. His name has not been released.

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Summer Reading & Writing Camp for Kids

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Summer Reading & Writing Camp for Kids

 

As a part of their ongoing program to encourage literacy among all ages, Dog Ears Bookstore & The Enlightenment Literary Arts Center will again offer free sessions of their Summer Reading & Writing Camp for children in the Buffalo area.

Camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and feature reading and writing activities, games and more, all of which align with Common Core and New York State Standards in education. Each session is limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

The first session, sponsored by South District Councilman Chris Scanlon, will take place on the following dates:

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.