Graffiti is, once again, a growing problem in the City of Erie. At one time, a special task force on graffiti was tackling the problem head-on. But, that is not the case anymore.
Donjon Shipbuilding and Repair is now a very busy place. Work is underway on the second major ship construction project in recent years. Crews are working 3 shifts a day, to build the 600 foot chemical and petroleum barge. More>>
Edinboro University has a new budget for 2015. The spending plan includes a projected $4.5 million deficit. But leaders are optimistic that the school's financial picture is slowly improving. More>>
Social media “challenges,” a ploy for online users to share a video that generates millions of “Likes” or “Shares” on Facebook or YouTube. It seems to be working as dozens of people nationwide have caught on to the popular “Fire challenge.” More>>
A suspected DUI river struck two pedestrians on May 11, killing one woman and seriously injuring her husband. There were also three children in the car with the suspect. Now, the suspect's wife is speaking out, asking why there are still no charges filed.
Should offshore wind turbines come to Lake Erie? that was the topic of debate Thursday night, as a developer presented his case for clean energy. More>>
A jam-packed two and a half day celebration got started tonight in downtown Girard.
A jam-packed two and a half day celebration got started tonight in downtown Girard.More>>
It was a fantastic night for a downtown Erie block party on Thursday, with a crowd pleasing performance.
It was a fantastic night for a downtown Erie block party on Thursday, with a crowd pleasing performance.More>>
Two people are dead after a shooting on Liberty Street in Erie this morning. Investigators say the case could be a murder-suicide, but they are still keeping other options open.
A sentence was handed down Thursday morning to the man responsible for pulling the trigger, in the city's first homicide of the year. More>>
City of Erie Police and the Erie County Coroner are on the scene of an apparent murder-suicide on the city's west side. More>>
Nearly 30 high school students have been getting a lot of intense training at this week's Gannon University Criminal Investigators Camp. This afternoon the lesson was "loud." Experts set off a series of explosions at the Gem City Gun Club. More>>
A Waterford road restoration project from 2009 is now deteriorating. Residents claim the roads churn up a very fine dust, and after breathing it for years, some believe it has even led to life-threatening conditions. More>>
As new information is released on drug arrests in Jamestown, New York, we take a look behind some of the crimes, and it seems to be a wide web of dealers. More>>
Erie Police and Erie firefighters went head to head at Park Place in downtown Erie Wednesday night. More>>
Pennsylvania State Police are now fighting a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, that basically says the way they hire is sexist. More>>
Members of the new Conneaut Lake Park Board of Trustees are hoping to move forward with plans to revitalize the troubled park. But, it appears they have a major hurdle to overcome before any work can begin. "We're getting close to a tipping point,” said the board’s chairman Bill Bragg. “Right now, we're spending Economic Progress Alliance money and we either have to go forward or stop." On Wednesday, members of the four taxing bodies responsible for the park, met with the new board to ... More>>
A missing Spartansburg woman has been found unharmed in North Carolina. State Police tell us they are working with the North Carolina Highway Patrol to get 77 year old Donna Lee Kemp home to her family. She was last seen Tuesday, when she left to go to the Titusville library, but never came back. No other details about how she was found have been released. More>>
Over 40 people are in jail after a major drug sweep in Jamestown, New York this morning. The effort is the result of a year-long investigation to combat a big heroin problem in that city.
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board voted unanimously today to lower the fee for a tavern gaming license from $2,000 to $500. Since taverns were first allowed to add small games of chance earlier this year, only 21 licenses have been issued state wide. A change in the law allows for the lower fee structure approved by the board. The new fee structure applies to all new tavern gaming license applicants and three applicants who have yet to pay the license fee. Board officials say they decided... More>>
Construction is now underway on a big repair and renovation project at the Shades Beach Boat Launch in Harborcreek. More>>
Most teachers spend more than $400 of their own money each year on supplies and materials for their classrooms. This weekend, from August 1st through August 3rd, Erie area teachers have the opportunity to receive 25% off classroom supplies at one retailer.Teachers enrolled in Staples Teacher Rewards program will receive a coupon for 25% off any purchase of $10.00 or more. The coupons can be redeemed during the Teacher Appreciation Event, August 1-3. According to Staples, teachers will also re... More>>
A motion was made Wednesday afternoon to change bond for the man accused of brutally attacking a neighborhood watch coordinator. More>>
A local student ran his way through Edinboro this afternoon, as part of an ongoing 3,000 mile-long journey that started on the West coast. More>>
Attack ads in the governor's race are already well underway, earlier than the norm. Ads launched in early July, and have grown more negative as the weeks passed. More>>
From the outside, it’s a pleasant looking colonial building nestled on West 6th street. More>>
The skies stayed clear for another 8 Great Tuesdays concert, but what wasn't clear, was who exactly was on the stage. More>>
The PA Fish and Boat Commission is investigating the circumstances of a deadly canoe accident on Elk Creek Monday night. Waterways Conservation Officer Brook Tolbert says the waters of Elk Creek were high because of heavy rains on Sunday. Tolbert said 53-year old Michael Kohler, and 33-year-old Matthew Kaliszewski were riding that high water when they got into difficulty. Tolbert said they did many things right, including wearing their life jackets, but their trip still ended tragically. The ... More>>
Erie Police arrested a man Monday in connection with a bank robbery earlier that afternoon. But it's what the suspect told them that may close a pair of other cases as well.
It's been a busy summer for construction projects in Millcreek Township. Work is currently underway on many new commercial and retail establishments. More>>
A multi-million dollar improvement project in Conneaut Lake Borough takes a big step forward. The federal government approves a $1 million grant to help pay for the work. More>>
The waters of Lake Erie have claimed two lives in less than a week. The latest incident, a canoeing trip that turned tragic in western Erie County.
An East Springfield man is in custody tonight, and is expected to be charged with robbing an Erie bank Monday afternoon. More>>
One by one, they boarded their coach bus with a week long opportunity of fellowship and education ahead of them. More>>
A water rescue effort ends with rescue crews finding the body of a 33-year-old man in Elk Creek around 1am on Tuesday morning. More>>
The governor is continuing his crusade around the commonwealth, garnering support for pension reform. More>>
There's a lot of smoke damage left to clean up, after a house fire in Crawford County Monday evening. More>>
Authorities know more now about the tragic drowning of a teen in Presque Isle Bay. It apparently happened last Thursday, when the boy was in the water with friends, but he was never reported missing. As 12News/SEENews first reported on the weekend, the victim surfaced Saturday morning near the mouth of Cascade Creek. The body of the teen was discovered by fishermen. The coroner identified the victim as 17-year-old Prem Thapa, a Bhutanese immigrant and a student at East High School. We've lear... More>>
A man was ejected from his truck in a one-vehicle accident, late this afternoon. More>>
Severe weather tore through parts of our viewing area overnight. It also knocked out electricity at Edinboro University. Edinboro officials tell us lightning is believed to have caused a power outage around 5a.m. Monday morning. More>>
A convenient way to dispose of recyclable items in Waterford is now a thing of the past. Government officials recently decided to remove a row of large bins at the parking lot of Tops Market.
This week has been declared "Jax Stone Week," and despite the sad news of the 9- year- old cancer patient's passing, the fundraising goes on in his name. More>>
The construction of LECOM's $42 million Senior Living Center along upper Peach Street is on target to open next June, 2 years after construction began. More>>
The numbers are in, and attendance was up at this year's Discover Presque Isle.The 3-day annual event that wrapped up Sunday attracted nearly 98,000 visitors to the peninsula. That is an increase of nearly 9,000 compared to last year. More>>
One man is now in custody after Erie Police stopped a vehicle near West 26th and Peninsula, capturing a suspect from a bank hold up minutes before. More>>
Park Management at Presque Isle issues a "Precautionary Swimming Advisory” for all of the Swimming Beaches at Presque Isle due to heavy rain and storm conditions from last evening and throughout Monday. For public safety, testing of swimming waters is performed twice weekly. According to Erie County Department of Health protocol, if E. coli counts are between 235 and 999 per 100 milliliters of water, a Swimming Advisory is posted on that beach.
A section of Route 430 in Harborcreek will close Thursday for a bridge rehabilitation project. More>>
One of the men accused of stealing thousands of dollars in high-end pain medications from a local pharmacy, had his day in court.
Storms swept through northwestern Pennsylvania Sunday evening packing high winds and a lot of lightning strikes. More>>
Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook has released the identity of the teen found floating in Presque Isle Bay on Saturday morning, and has ruled the death a case of accidental drowning. More>>
A house fire in Harborcreek early Sunday displaced a family of six adults and two children. The fire broke out about 5:00 a.m. at 5144 Ebersole Drive. Fire officials say a family member woke up to the sound of crackling flames and managed to get everyone else up and safely out of the house. Assistant Fairfield Hose Company Chief Jeff Hawryliw says firefighters from Fuller Hose, Harborcreek, Lawrence Park and Belle Valley assisted in the firefight. It took more than 40 minutes to get the flame... More>>
If you're driving through Cambridge Springs, and tune your radio dial to 92.9 FM, you’ll hear songs by local and regional musicians. More>>
Erie police have released a more detailed description of the body of a young man discovered Saturday morning in Cascade Creek. It was about 10:30 a.m. when two fishermen spotted the body floating in the water where cascade creek empties into Presque Isle Bay. The Erie Fire Department recovered the body. Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook says the young man was wearing only shorts and had no identification. He hopes that an autopsy scheduled Sunday may provide more information on what led to the d... More>>
Congratulations to a special couple celebrating 50 years of marriage. You could say Linda and Andy Stevenson sailed into their silver anniversary. They celebrated by taking a day sail with friends and family on board the flagship Niagara. They finished the evening with a party alongside Niagara in port. Linda, known for her work in banking and with the Athena Powerlink program, has been on the Niagara League board for five years and one of her grandsons Philip Conner has been on the Niagara c... More>>
The Presque Isle Partnership is inviting local people and visitors to "Discover Presque Isle" all this weekend. Saturday's festivities included the "Best on the Beach" sand sculpture competition at Beach 8.. Artists of all skill levels took part, creating impressive masterpieces in the sand. Saturday afternoon and into the evening though, Beach 8 was about music and the traditional bonfire. Four bands rocked the beach, with "Taylor-Maid" closing out the sounds on the sand.Sunday is the final ... More>>
With more than 40 food and drink vendors, Beer on the Bay is bigger than ever.
City police and the coroner have a mystery on their hands after a young man's body was discovered Saturday morning in Cascade Creek. At about 10:30 a.m., two fishermen spotted the body floating in the water,where Cascade Creek empties into Presque Isle Bay. The Erie Fire Department water rescue team retrieved the body. According to Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook, the victim is a white male, believed to be in his late teens to early 20's. He was wearing only shorts. The coroner also says ther... More>>
A Canadian teenager has become the youngest person to swim from Presque Isle to Long Point, Ontario, Canada. More>>
On the night of February 20, 51-year-old Emery Black's life came to an end, after he became the victim of a hit-and-run. It happened in front of his house on West 15th and Liberty Streets. Six months later, Black’s neighbor Bobby Fletcher is still trying to make sense of his death. "I miss the guy,” said Fletcher. “This apartment building, it's a big complex. He cut the grass, when the snow came, he helped shovel. You don't find people like him." Police have released surveillance video of... More>>
A national survey rates Erie as unhappy but WE'RE happy as clams! Post why Erie makes you happy to this page and we'll share it with our visitors! VisitErie doesn't agree and neither do we! More>>
As an Erie man sits in jail tonight, charged with two recent bank robberies, police say they're finding a common motive in these type of crimes. Erie police are now charging 30-year-old Angel Lebron with robbing two Erie Federal Credit Unions. According to Erie Police Chief Randy Bowers, Lebron's reason behind the robberies—drug addiction. "At the time of his apprehension, and during the interview, we learned that he is a heroin addict.” said Bowers. Chief Bowers said Lebron robbed the ... More>>
Edinboro University Student crosses Pennsylvania in route from California to New York City.More >>
Edinboro University Student crosses Pennsylvania in route from California to New York City.More >>
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