City

Tonawanda residents want a new policy that allows police to accept ‘sexual gratuities’

Following tawdry rumors over a sexual misconduct allegation against a popular career police officer, Brett Rider, 46, several Town of Tonawanda residents are pushing the Town Board to change its policies to allow officers to receive ‘sexual gratuities’ while on

Letter to Editor

KOLB: Rights are rights for a reason

BY BRIAN M. KOLB This past week, New York state Attorney General, Letitia James, with the support of Gov. Cuomo and his administration, filed a lawsuit against the National Rifle Association (NRA), citing it as a civil suit as opposed

City & Region

Empire Center sues DOT for hiding study

The Empire Center for Public Policy today announced its lawsuit against the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) for refusing to disclose a study DOT claims justified forcing bidders to sign a deal with specific construction unions. DOT last

Police Beat

Buffalo man indicted for rape

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 39-year-old Rashawne Smith of Buffalo has been virtually arraigned before Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio on an indictment charging him with one count of Rape in the First Degree,