One country - Liberia - has been hit particularly hard by the Ebola outbreak. As the death toll climbs and supplies fall short, Erie's human services organization, "Community of Caring," is sending aid with the help of donations.
A touching ceremony Wednesday evening remembered residents of the Erie Home for Children and Adults who have passed away this year. More>>
The NFL has upheld star wide receiver Josh Gordon's year-long suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. It's a decision that's stirring a lot of controversy. Just last month, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice received a two-game suspension for assaulting his then-fiancé. But now, many fans are comparing these two suspensions. "I think it's absolutely ridiculous that Ray Rice can beat his wife, but someone is going to get in trouble for smoking some marijuana,” said J... More>>
The bridge will reopen September 4.
A motorcycle driver is in the hospital after he was thrown from his bike Wednesday afternoon. More>>
A tragedy at an Arizona shooting range is raising questions about gun safety.A nine year old girl handling an Uzi, an Israeli submachine gun, accidentally lost control of the weapon, shooting and killing her instructor.The childsuccessfully fired single rounds of the weapon, but when the instructor switched the weapon to fully automatic, the child apparently couldn't handle the recoil.Bob's Gun Shop owner Bob McDowell allowed reporter Lisa Adams tofire a similar weapon to feel the difference ... More>>
Erie, PA - The Coroner is on the scene of a fatal accident involving a motorcycle and tractor trailer at West 11th and Cherry Streets.The accident happened about 5:45. Cherry Street was blocked from West 11th to 15th Street. West 12th shut down from Liberty to Walnut. More>>
One of the two men charged with last week's murder of violinist Mary Whitaker at her home in Chautauqua County is now facing an additional charge, in an unrelated incident.Authorities have charged 43 year old Jonathan Conklin with grand larceny for stealing more than $1100 from a restaurant in Sherman, New York. More>>
Erie County's 9-11 Memorial, that has been in the planning stages for 3 years, will be officially dedicated in 2 weeks, on the anniversary of the attacks. More>>
A new school year is underway and educators will tell you good attendance is not just important; it's the law. More>>
The start of the Labor Day weekend is now just two days away. And AAA is predicting the most auto travel in the past 6 years.And the auto club thinks the local picture will reflect the increase predicted nationally. More>>
A crowd of nearly 8,000 people packed Liberty Park for the last 8 Great Tuesday of 2014. It's the concert series' 15th anniversary, and organizers say this Tuesday brought one of the largest crowds in its history. More>>
There was a rally to "Take Back the Site" of a recent murder in the city, Tuesday night. More>>
It was a final push to keep the Joy Senior Center alive, but Millcreek Township supervisors say it's just not going to happen. More>>
For the Glass family at Silkscreen Unlimited, the ice bucket challenge that has been sweeping the nation takes on much deeper significance. In December of 2012, Roy Glass was diagnosed with ALS. “You don't really believe that it could be happening,” said Roy's daughter Lindsey Glass. “The disease just sort of takes hold, and it's a rampant decline.” After a 10 month battle with the devastating disease, Glass passed away. "ALS sort of becomes another family member,” said Lindsey. “It's somethi... More>>
It was a team effort Tuesday night, to spruce up the site of the new Children's Advocacy Center. More>>
A case of arson in Meadville is moving forward, with a guilty plea. More>>
It's no secret that Erie is attracting more convention and meeting business.VisitErie is reaching out to regional, state and national organizations to sell them on Erie as a destination. Meeting planners representing groups from Chicago, Washington, D.C., Harrisburg and New York took a trolley tour today to see all that Erie has to offer. The see the Bayfront Convention Center and learn about the four thousand hotel rooms now available in the region. But they also take a look at the attractio... More>>
For most area school districts, school is back in session.And for one Lawrence Park woman, that means back to work, making sure children are safe.We caught up with one woman who is well known in the Lawrence Park community, this week she started yet another year as a crossing guard. 89-year old Adella Clark is a crossing guard in Lawrence Park. She's been on the job now for more than 40 years.Every morning at 8 a.m. and afternoon at 3:00, Adella spends about 2 hours a day, making sure the chi... More>>
After a meeting about speed and safety at the entrance to Presque Isle, Penndot has already made some noticeable changes. On Friday they installed lane markers called "candlesticks" along the centerline of Peninsula Drive from The Beach Zero shop to just beyond Sara's restaurant. Millcreek police traffic enforcement stationed a patrol there over the weekend in response to the recent concerns that drivers are not observing the 25 mph speed limit. Cpl. Anthony Chimera, head of the Millcreek Po... More>>
JAMESTOWN, NY – Comedy legend Bob Newhart will be the featured performer of the 2014 Lucy Town Half Marathon 5K weekend. Newhart will be showcased October 10th in a night of comedy at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts in Lucille Ball's hometown of Jamestown, NY. Tickets for Bob Newhart will be available for purchase on Wednesday, August 27th online at www.lucyrace.com or by calling the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts box office at (716)484-7070. “Having a legend like Bob Newhart perform in Ja... More>>
A familiar face will become the new leader of the Erie Port Authority.The authority today unanimously voted to hire Brenda Sandberg to replace longtime Executive Director Ray Schreckengost, who is retiring.Authority members say she was chosen from a field of 8 candidates. More>>
With the cut of a ribbon, it became official. A mural created by a Mercyhurst Prep graduate had been given to current and future Mercyhurst students.
We have new details tonight, on the shooting death of an erie man over the weekend. After an autopsy this afternoon, the coroner has ruled his death a homicide. Erie police are investigating the 8th homicide of the year, in the city... And investigators say in these hours after the shooting... They've made significant progress. The victim is identified as 39-year old hercules rieger... He died saturday morning, of a gunshot wound to the chest... The coroner today ruled his death a homicide. R... More>>
NAS Pensacola, Fla. – Pilots with the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will fly over the city of Cleveland on Wed., August 27, for a team photo shoot. The Blue Angels are scheduled to fly the squadron's six-jet F/A-18 Hornet Delta Formation around the city with a seventh flying abreast of the formation to photograph the Delta with the city in the background. The photo shoot is being conducted for the Blue Angels official pictorials and is scheduled to take place betwe... More>>
A woman has been arrested and charged with arson, for a fire that left nine people homeless and one critically injured. More>>
As the kids head back to school, it's back to studying, back to schedules, and back to packing lunches.
The Millcreek School Board unanimously voted to sell the old Ridgefield Elementary school building to an engineering firm for $1 million on Monday. The firm is Process and Data Automation, under BNS Properties. Montessori Charter School was the other bidder.
A former Saint Vincent accountant, who stole thousands of dollars from the Health Center, learns her fate in federal court today. More>>
Police say a case of reckless driving caused a car to plunge off of a bridge and into a shallow stream. More>>
There comes a time when the aroma of corn dogs and funnel cake sweep our region. More>>
SEE News/ 12 News has obtained the criminal complaint against the two men accused of murdering Mary Whitaker, detailing the suspect's plans which lead to the deadly outcome. More>>
As the investigation into the murder of a violinist from the Chautauqua Symphony continues, we have reaction from the Erie City Mission, which provided shelter for the two suspects charged in this case. Jonathan Conklin, 43, and Charles Sanford, 30,are facing federal charges in the shooting death of 61-year-old Mary Whitaker in Westfield, New York. "It's just tragic to have heard about it." said Erie City Mission Director of Men's Ministry Darrell Smith. According to Smith, Sanford --who ... More>>
Reports of a meth lab operation brought Erie Police to a home on the city's West side on Monday. More>>
A SWAT investigation in Erie last Friday may be connected to the Chautauqua murder of Mary Whitaker. More>>
Classes began today at Edinboro University's new "Community's College." It is located on the Porreco campus in Millcreek. More>>
Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook has released the name of the victim of a fatal shooting over the weekend.He is identified as 39 year old Hercules Rieger.He was shot early Saturday morning at 11th and Wayne Streets in Erie. More>>
A clerk at an Erie convenience store did not let an attempted robber get away with the crime. More>>
A rally Sunday honored the Suffragettes, who worked for generations to get women the right to vote. More>>
We've obtained new details about one of the men accused of murdering a musician from Chautauqua County last week. More>>
You couldn't ask for better weather to get out and sail, and nearly 100 boats took advantage of the breeze, in the Red Cross charity regatta Sunday afternoon. More>>
We're sad to report thatGECAC has lost a long time leader, board member John Drew.GECAC and the Robert Benjamin Wiley Community Charter School announced his passingon Sunday, saying, "Mr. John Drew was a lifetime educator who touched so many in this city and in this building, lived purposively, and impacted so many Erie students and families." Viewing and funeral details are not yet available. More>>
Another bicyclist was struck by a car on Presque Isle Sunday. It comes as the conversation about safety on the peninsula has been heating up. More>>
More than 1,000 people have signed up for the 20 obstacle, 10 mile challenge, including members from our WICU/WSEE team.
More gun violence wreaks havoc on Erie's east side.
Erie Police have confirmed that the man shot early Saturday morning near East 11th & Wayne Streets has died. More>>
Conneaut , Ohio - Organizers say it is quickly becoming America's premier living history event. They say it is the most realistic ands educational annual reenactment of D-Day - June 6th 1944. This makes it the 70th Anniversary year and a huge crowd in the thousands was there to take it all in. Since 1999, this annual recreation of the amphibious Allied landings upon the beaches of Normandy, France, has thrilled thousands of spectators. The event occurs within the beautifully k... More>>
For the first time, police officer hopefuls can apply to 23 departments and stations, with one physical test. It's the first year for the Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Police Testing Consortium. More>>
Erie Police are staying tight-lipped about a SWAT operation that put three people in handcuffs Friday night. More>>
Two murder suspects are behind bars in Chautauqua County jail on Friday night, without bail, for the home invasion, robbery, and death of 61-year-old violinist Mary Whitaker. More>>
Fire investigators now say a house fire that injured several people, including responders, was set on purpose. More>>
The two suspects in a Westfield, New York murder investigation were brought into custody Friday morning in Erie.WICU WSEE caught the search for the suspects on camera, near the railroad tracks along west 16th street.Friday evening, Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace says 61-year old violinist Mary Whitaker was killed at her rural summer home in Westfield.She had been shot and killed during a robbery attempt, police say the suspects then stole her vehicle.Those suspects are identified as 43... More>>
Erie police investigate two shootings in the same neighborhood, both happening less than 24 hours apart.And they brought in one suspect for questioning in connection to the incidents.The first one happened just after 10 p.m. Thursday, near west 2nd and Walnut streets.According to police, a man was shot once in the back.We're told that the victim was taken to the hospital by a passerby who found him.Officers recovered a dark handgun and a shell casing from the backyard of an apartment, in the ... More>>
The musicians who performed with Mary Whitaker at the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra are still in a state of shock after learning of her murder. There were plenty of hugs and tears today as they remembered the murder victim who spent the past 36 summers playing the violin at Chautauqua. More>>
The body of 61-year-old Mary Whitaker was found Wednesday afternoon in her Westfield home. More>>
Toledo, OH - An Erie, PA man is charged with murder outside of a Toledo, Ohio strip club early Thursday morning. Police say Keevon Johnson ( pictured) shot and killed Marcus Osley early on Thursday morning. Police say it happened after a fight at a club called Chez Joey. According to court documents Johnson was caught on surveillance video walking to his car then returning to the scene of the shooting then heading back to his car.
An early morning fire in the city injured 9 people, Friday morning. More>>
Toledo police have charged an Erie man in connection to a murder outside a Toledo gentleman's club. More>>
A male was shot just after 10pm near W. 2nd Street and Walnut Street on Thursday.The Erie Police Department recovered one dark handgun in the backyard of 461 W. 2nd Street, and a shell casing from the intersection. More>>
Erie faces a local blood shortage that could affect hospital operations as early as this weekend, if more donations don't roll in soon. Donate at the Community Blood Bank: 2646 Peach Street.
The investigation is continuing into the murder of a 61 year old woman near Sherman, New York. Her body was found Wednesday afternoon. She is identified as Mary Whitaker, a violinist who performs with the Chautauqua Symphony during the summer season. More>>
A driving range operated by Millcreek Township is open again after three years. The range was closed due to the runway extension project at nearby Erie International Airport. More>>
We've all likely seen someone we know complete the ALS ice bucket challenge. Now, one local business is preparing for the nation's largest challenge yet.Thursday night, Splash Lagoon in Summit Township, is taking the challenge to a whole new level with their giant tipping bucket.The famed giant bucket is known for dumping water on families and friends, and will douse more than 50 local leaders Thursday night.The bucket holds 1,000 gallons, making this the largest ice bucket challenge in the U... More>>
There are several new cruisers in the fleet at the Erie Police Department.Thursday, the city unveiled four new SUV's.Each fully-outfitted vehicle costs about $40,000 dollars. The department is replacing its cruisers with many years of service, some with more than 100,000 miles on them.The funding for these new cruisers came from donations, from both Gannon University and Erie Insurance, "We have great community partners in both the for-profit and non-profit realm, that are very helpful to the... More>>
There's a new face on the Erie police department.Thursday morning at Erie city hall, Mayor Joe Sinnott swore in a new police officer.Brian Barber says it's been his life-long dream to become a police officer, and he's been trying for the past 6 years to get a job on the Erie police force.His hire brings the department back up to their full compliment of 173 officers.Before coming on to the Erie police department, barber spent 10 years working for Emergycare, and also as a police officer with ... More>>
A quiet Erie neighborhood was stunned two months ago when ATF agents and the bomb squad raided a home on East 33rd Street. They saw the agents remove several guns, fireworks, and dozens of sealed boxes. But, the people who live in the neighborhood were left in the dark about what may have been going on inside the home at 827 East 33rd. The Justice Department is finally unveiling some information about that raid. More>>
Erie fire fighters made quick work of an early morning house fire in East Erie. More>>
At Raceway 7 in Conneaut, Ohio, a tragic accident is on the minds of many racers. Last week, in upstate New York, Tony Stewart's car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. who walked onto the track after an accident. Racers in Ohio, share their thoughts on this incident. "I saw the video of it, and I think it's a bad deal,” said race car driver Kyle Zimmerman. “I don't think it's anything Tony ever intended to do.” Racer Chris Withers agrees. “He probably should have stayed in his car,” said Wit... More>>
She's known for her roles in Basic Instinct and Casino. But in Meadville, she's known as a hometown girl. On Thursday, actress Sharon Stone made her way back to Meadville, to speak at the 46th annual Greater Meadville Area Day dinner. "People here are so lovely, and such ladies and such gentlemen, and so open, and so kind,” said Stone. “You know, you need a lot of that when you work in such a tough business as I do." During her visit, Stone touched on a number of topics, including her acti... More>>
School zones are active during only certain times of the day, and their speeds are significantly lower than those of normal roadways.More >>
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