LOCKPORT – Koyuki Nakahara – the Japanese woman who told police she was robbed, beaten and sexually abused on a late Christmas 2015 night in Niagara Falls State Park – identified Robert E. MacLeod in court Tuesday as the attacker. "Him," she answered, pointing with her right index finger at MacLeod, when Niagara County Assistant District Attorney Robert A. Zucco …

The Town of Amherst has been awarded $4.85 million from a state fund to repair the bridge that carries JJ Audubon Parkway over Ellicott Creek near the University at Buffalo, town officials announced. The money is from the state's 2016 BRIDGE NY program. Recommended projects were identified on the basis of a competitive scoring process and consideration of available fund…

Theodore T. Hill led police on car chase Monday night when his vehicle sideswiped several parked cars in the city's Riverside District. Hill 19, of Page Street was spotted  about 11 p.m. Monday driving without headlights and failing to stop at the stop sign on Gallatin Avenue and Hunt Avenue, according to police. Though officers tried to force him to park, he drove of…

Bernard A. Tolbert, the former FBI agent and 2013 Democratic candidate for mayor, is making serious inquiries about challenging Republican incumbent Timothy B. Howard for Erie County sheriff this year. Tolbert, a Buffalo native who supervised the FBI’s Buffalo office and later headed security for the National Basketball Association, said he harbors a “very strong in…

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority will sponsor a “public conversation” regarding Metro Bus service in Lackawanna  5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Willie Cotton Center, 52 Gates Ave., Lackawanna. Officials said the meeting will focus on transit initiatives and the transportation needs of local residents.

Members of the Buffalo School Board are expected to consider Wednesday night a second resolution seeking the removal of Carl P. Paladino from his elected position. In this attempt, Board Member Sharon Belton-Cottman makes the argument that Paladino should be removed from the board because he shared information that was discussed in executive session. District policy p…

OLAF FUB SEZ: An observation from “Winnie-the-Pooh” author A.A. Milne, born on this date in 1882: “It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words, like ‘What about lunch?’ ” . . . GRAB A PLATE – Homemade chili, bread, salad, dessert and beverages are on the menu as New Hope United Methodist Church,…

The assessed value of land at the former Westwood Country Club in Amherst was reduced by nearly two-thirds under a settlement the Amherst Town Board approved Tuesday night. The settlement will end a civil action brought against the town by an investor group that bought the club five years ago and is planning a $250 million mixed-use project there. Town Assessor David…

LOCKPORT -- State Police said they  charged Lucile C. Lillenthal, 22, of Amherst, with driving impaired by drugs and marijuana possession after she was found in a parked SUV outside a Town of Lockport apartment complex Saturday. Troopers had been called to the site after getting a disturbance call involving an allegedly heated argument between and man and a woman, who …

John Munson, 54, of Ridgewood Road, was charged with driving while intoxicated after a property damage accident was reported in the 2000 block of South Park Avenue just after midnight Tuesday. Police said Munson refused to submit to field sobriety or chemical tests to determine his blood alcohol content, according to an arrest report.

Extremely slippery road conditions Monday resulted in a chain reaction collision in the southbound lane of the Interstate-190 at the North Grand Island Bridge, according to Grand Island Fire Chief  Chris Soluri. The 6 a.m. early rush hour pile-up was the second multi-vehicle accident to occur at that location within the past two weeks, he added. One motorist who was…

Officers charged Arthur McMorris, 21, Jordan Williams, 20, and Demario MCarley, 17, all of Langfield Drive, with weapons and drug possession counts after stopping a vehicle on a routine traffic check at Langfield and Edison Avenue about 7:30 p.m. Monday, according to Buffalo Police. Officers said they found a small plastic bag of crack cocaine, a vial of marijuana, a bu…

The village of Depew is here to stay. Depew residents voted 3,006 to 1,165 on Tuesday to keep their 124-year-old village government intact, rejecting a proposal to merge the village with the towns of Cheektowaga and Lancaster. After months of haggling over Depew’s future, weighing potential tax savings against the prospect of 170 village workers losing their jobs a…

Depew residents came out strong Tuesday to determine the fate of their village.

West Seneca police checked on a car stalled on Seneca Street near Potter Road early Sunday and ended up arresting an alleged armed parole violator on a drunk driving charge, according to Lt. James P. Unger. At about 2:30 a.m. officers found Virginia A. Maxwell, 33, of Gatchell Street, Buffalo, slumped over at the wheel of the car and her passenger, Lee V. Anderson, 36,…

A one-story brick building and almost one acre of land near the entrance to Niagara Falls State Park has been donated to Niagara County Community College Foundation, NCCC  President James P. Klyczek announced Tuesday. The Cordish Companies, which is based in Baltimore, donated the property at 333 Prospect St. in Niagara Falls to the college. The parcel includes a …