Koyuki Nakahara has seen two sides of America. Thirteen months ago, the Japanese tourist was robbed, beaten and sexually assaulted as she went for a late night walk at Niagara Falls. And on Friday, she watched and listened as her attacker was convicted on all counts. Nakahara says she chooses to see the good side of this country and not just because Robert E. MacL…

LOCKPORT - Tony L. Moore hid 1.75 ounces of cocaine in a box of frozen pierogies. Now he is going to prison for  five years for that felony and two others. Moore, 35, was arrested July 28, 2015, when police executed a search warrant at his Niagara Avenue home in Niagara Falls and found the cocaine in the pierogies in the freezer. They also found an unlicensed, loaded …

Hundreds of people, women and men and some children, marched in Buffalo to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, as thousands marched in Washington, D.C., across the nation and in cities around the world.

A  22-year-old parolee was arrested after a loaded gun was found in his Dunlop Avenue home, police said Saturday. Jordan Hollingsworth, of 131 Dunlop Ave., was charged with felony criminal possession of a weapon. A search of Hollingsworth's home Friday morning by a parole officer found a loaded .45-caliber pistol in Hollingsworth's jacket, located in his bedroom, po…

An early-Saturday morning fire in a Bailey Avenue apartment building forced at least a dozen people out of their homes. No injuries were reported. Firefighters were called to the two-story, 10-unit apartment building at 437 Bailey Ave. at 5:10 a.m., fire officials said. The fire was brought under control, but fire fighters remained at the scene as of 9:45 a.m. …

A man was shot Wednesday night while inside a Jefferson Avenue liquor store, police said Saturday. The victim was shot in the left hand, and another bullet grazed his head,  police said. The victim was taken to Erie County Medical Center for treatment. The shooting occurred about 10 p.m. inside the liquor store at 279 Jefferson Ave., police said.

The  Subway restaurant at 2626 Main St. was robbed at gunpoint Friday night, Buffalo police reported. An employee told police the masked man entered the restaurant shortly after 8 p.m. carrying a long pistol wrapped in a blue bag. The robber demanded money, and got away with $400 in cash, according to the police report.    

300 Western New Yorkers traveled by bus overnight to Washington, D.C., for today's Women's March on Washington, an event expected to draw thousands of women from across the country, as similar demonstrations are held in cities across the country. Follow our reporting on today's events in the nation's capital: https://twitter.com/JWestmoore/lists/women-s-march

Niagara Falls police on Friday were searching for a 2002- to 2005-model, charcoal-colored Hyundai Sonata with front passenger side damage, in connection with a collision Thursday that left a 19-year-old bicyclist in serious condition. The incident occurred about 3:20 p.m. Thursday in the 1100 block of Ontario Avenue, according to authorities. The victim, whose name was …

A former worker at the Rehabilitiation Center in Olean has pleaded guilty to charges of attempted assault on a person with developmental disabilities in his care. Ahmad Burney, 52, of Olean, pleaded guilty to second-degree endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person, along with one count of third-degree attempted assault, according to a speci…

By Peter Baker and Michael D. Shear WASHINGTON – Donald John Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, ushering in a new era that he vowed would shatter the established order and reverse a national decline that he called “this American carnage.” In a ceremony that capped a remarkable rise to power, Trump presented himself as th…

Two vacant houses on James Street sustained $65,000 in damage on Friday evening following a fire, according to the fire department. Buffalo Fire officials ordered an emergency demolition of a two-story house at 192 James St., where the fire started on the first floor. It then spread to a second house at 194 James St. The fire caused $60,000 in damage to the first hou…

WASHINGTON – This was the day they worked for and waited for, the day the pollsters and pundits and other people they don’t trust said would never come. And Donald J. Trump’s supporters from Western New York reveled in the moment as their hero was inaugurated as the nation’s 45th president on Friday. Braving occasional chilly rain showers and a security prese…

Buffalo Fire Department crews were responding to a fire in a two-story frame house at 192 James Street, off Fillmore Avenue, early Friday evening. The fire was reported at 6:22 p.m. The blaze was declared under control at 7 p.m., but crews remained at the scene. No further information was immediately available.

WASHINGTON – Nine Buffalo State students traveled to the capital Friday for President Donald J. Trump’s inauguration and a lesson in democracy, but the first thing they learned is that freedom of movement is not fully guaranteed in the Constitution. Arriving in the morning with their professor, Peter Yacobucci, the students encountered roadblocks and detours that le…