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>>
A Tornado Watch is in effect for the entire viewing area through 9pm tonight. The Tornado Watch means weather conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms that are capable of producing tornadoes. THUNDERSTORMS TODAY AND THIS EVENING HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO BE SEVERE WITH LARGE HAIL...DAMAGING WINDS...AND LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL. A TORNADO IS POSSIBLE. Stay tuned to First Warning Weather and Watch Weekends Now for more information. 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>>
Officials are unable to determine the cause of a fire on the city's east side late Thursday night tears through an abandoned factory.
The 76th edition of one of the longest running all-star games in the country would bring together two former NFL players, both born and raised in the Erie area. More>>
Christmas may be five months away, but Friday night the calendar flipped ahead at Jerry Uht Park. More>>
Friday brought a busy night to the Erie Zoo as more than a thousand veterans and their families enjoyed a welcome home event. The goal of the evening, showing the community's appreciation for veterans, and connecting vets with the VA and other resources.
As anglers hit Conneaut Lake to reel in bass Friday morning, they also reeled in money for the United Way of Western Crawford County
One of the most popular attractions on Presque Isle is the historic lighthouse. However, visitors usually are not permitted to go inside on a regular basis. That will soon change. More>>
Several Erie businesses are coming together, to help a local boy who's fighting terminal cancer.Lea O'Connell, owner of Ye Ole Sweet Shoppe, is spearheading the campaign.She helped get 15 local businesses get on board, to help raise money for Jax Stone.He's a 9-year old Erie boy, who was diagnosed with a rare malignant brain tumor last year. Local businesses are teaming up over the next week: from area salons, restaurants, to a fishing charter, and hardware store, all to offer different ways ... More>>
A lot of people in the Lake City area today were surprised to see two noisy Black Hawk helicopters in the skies.The choppers were in the area training for water rescues. The helicopters are flown by the new Pennsylvania Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team. More>>
They're smaller than two inches in size, but 9-volt batteries can cause big problems if stored improperly. More>>
Today, County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper appointed Lana Rees as Interim Director of the Erie County Office of Children and Youth. More>>
A canadian teenager is trying to swim her way back to her home country this morning. More>>
The Catholic News Service is reporting Pope Francis has accepted the invitation of Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput to attend the World Meeting of Families in the U.S. next year. More>>
Fire broke out around 11:00 p.m., Thursday at an abandoned factory along East 16th Street, in between French and Holland streets. More>>
It's a swim that will shatter a record all in the name of charity.
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>>
It's estimated over 4 million student athletes suffer from concussions every year.
ERIE, PA (WICU-WSEE) -- Tents line the sidewalks at Presque Isle this eveningand venders like SteveKodrzycki are anticipating large crowds that are expected to make their "Discover Presque Isle"For Steve, this is his first time attending the event as a vender,"we've been coming to the event as spectators for years, and just thought we would try it out."Each year Discover Presque Isle brings thousands visitors to the shores of Lake Erie, for events, contests, and tours. This year, there are a ... More>>
The Erie Streets Department compiled a list of the roadways that needed the most repairs. Crews have been working their way through that list all summer. More>>
A big financial boost Thursday, will benefit several Erie non-profit organizations. They're all groups viewed as major assets to the Erie community. The groups receiving funding Thursday are organizations that aim to make our community a more vibrant place to live. The Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority on Thursday, handed out more than $300,000 dollars worth of grants.Local cultural, entertainment, and heritage organizations are benefiting.Some of the 9 groups getting the money include the... More>>
Harborcreek's Shorewood Park is now bigger, thanks to more than $350,000 in state grants. Officials today celebrated the purchase of an additional 1.5 acres of lakefront property. More>>
A major repair project on the West 38th Street bridge over Interstate 79 is "on schedule" to be complete by Labor Day.The $800,000 project began about 3 weeks ago. 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>>
Dick's Sporting Goods has laid off all PGA professionals employed at golf departments across the country, adding up to more than 500 fired.
It’s a treat for Pennsylvania drivers with the need for speed. Speed limits on more than 100 miles of PennDOT-managed roadways are rising to 70mph. 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>>
Erie police clear two recent bank robberies, after the arrest of an Erie man Wednesday morning.He told police he robbed the credit unions, to support his heroin addiction.There have been more than a dozen robberies at local banks and credit unions this year in our area.Police though have made arrests in a majority of them. Wednesday afternoon, 30-year old Angel Lebron was arraigned on several charges, connected to two recent credit union robberies.After getting a tip, officers arrested him at... More>>
Townspeople have worked hard to dispel that reputation. But, they are worried things may take a turn for the worse again. Yesterday, Titusville Police happened upon a suspected meth lab only one block from police headquarters. More>>
The American Cancer Society benefit walk known as "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" is really living up to its name. The Erie region has been involved in the initiative for about fifteen years. According to the American Cancer Society, in the last 20 years, breast cancer death rates have dropped 34%. During that time, The American Cancer Society has helped more than 4 million women get potentially lifesaving breast cancer screening tests. One in eight women in the U.S. will face the dia... More>>
There is good news for travelers who use the Chautauqua County Airport. Commercial air service will continue. Florida-based Sun Air will take over daily commercial flights in October from the current carrier, Silver Airways. More>>
A judge bound all charges over to trial Wednesday, following the preliminary hearing of an Erie man accused of pulling the trigger on his own roommate. More>>
Erie,PA - Bob Evans Farms, Inc., in partnership with Warren, Ohio-based foodservice company AVI Foodsystems, Inc. (AVI), today announced plans to open two Bob Evans Express locations in shopping malls this year. The fast casual concept will open in food courts at Great Lakes Mall in Mentor, Ohio, and Millcreek Mall in Erie, Penn. Bob Evans Express is a non-traditional restaurant concept designed for venues such as workplace cafés, universities, airports, malls, service plazas, hospitals and... More>>
Crawford County, PA - The Crawford County Office of Emergency Services advises that the fiber optic phone lines that were cut in the City of Meadville at the intersection of Water and Willow streets, which were affecting land line phones and some cellular phones from dialing 9-1-1, were repaired per Windstream. Repairs were completed at approximately 4:20 a.m. this morning.
As Roar on the Shore brought tens of thousands of bikers to the Greater Erie area, it also brought tragedy as 66-year old William Stablein was involved in a horrific motorcycle accident. It cost him his life. More>>
It was a little humid and steamy hot for 8 Great Tuesdays in Liberty Park, and the music was pretty hot, too. More>>
A suspected meth lab has been discovered, in a town that's fought hard to overcome its former reputation as "the meth capital of Pennsylvania". More>>
A local businessman is now part of an elite group of swimmers who've successfully swam across Lake Erie. Welcomed by friends and family, Elliot Spaeder successfully swam from Long Point, Ontario, to Freeport Beach in North East. "The best part was easily the finish when I saw the finish when I saw land…kind of brought a little tear to my eye,” said Spaeder. “Seeing everyone here cheering for me, that was awesome." Spaeder began his journey at 7:14 a.m. Tuesday, and was able to complete it aro... More>>
For the owner of the Pittsburgh Inn, it was all about giving rather than receiving. More>>
Members of the SEIU 32BJ union say it's a decision that would destroy their lives. "This isn't even just about a paycheck," said SEIU 32BJ representative Peter Schmidt. "This is about saving peoples livelihoods and keeping something good here in Oil City." On Monday, the group met with the Oil City School Board, to protest the district's plan to outsource cafeteria and custodial jobs. "These people aren't going to care about the children like we do,” said custodian Vickie Conn. “They're not... More>>
Erie police have filed charges in a domestic dispute case, which led to a standoff with police. It happened around 5:45 Saturday, at a home on East 41st and Fargo Streets. According to police, officers were called to the house for a domestic dispute and police were told that the man involved--identified as 21-year-old James Bigley--was armed. Erie police and the Erie SWAT team surrounded the home and blocked off the area, as they attempted to arrest Bigley. However, police say he left the... More>>
Some tense moments tonight, after a domestic dispute leads to a standoff with Erie police. The situation unfolded around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, at a home on East 41st and Fargo Streets. According to police, officers were called to the house for a domestic dispute and police were told that the man involved was armed. Investigators say that the man also had a warrant out for his arrest. Erie police and the Erie SWAT team surrounded the home and blocked off the surrounding area as they attempte... More>>
Investigators tonight, are looking into the cause of a fire inside of a vacant scrap iron warehouse. It happened around 5:00 p.m. Saturday, inside of the Max Silver and Sons facility at 1501 Myrtle Street. Crews arrived at the scene to find flames and smoke pouring out of the building. Firefighters got the fire under control in about 15 minutes, but as of right now, it's unclear exactly what caused this fire. More>>
William Stablein Sr., 66 of Erie, is in critical condition after his motorcycle collided with an SUV Thursday night on the city's east side. More>>
Some tense moments for firefighters today, after a fire destroys a car outside of a local credit union. The situation unfolded around 4:00 p.m. Thursday, in the drive-thru of the Erie Federal Credit Union on Zuck Road. Crews arrived to find a car engulfed in flames. Firefighters were able to get it under control in a matter of minutes, but the car is considered a total loss. The fire also caused some damage to the roof of the drive-thru. More>>
They're not who you would typically expect to see on a motorcycle. But nearly a dozen of the Sisters of Saint Joseph helped kick-start the 8th Annual Roar on the Shore celebration, by riding in the first ever Faith and Freedom Bayfront Ride. All of the proceeds from this year's event, will benefit the Saint Patrick's Haven, which is a shelter for homeless men. "There's often a misperception of the homeless, but so many of these people are really in need of our help,” said Sister Mary Herrm... More>>
Investigators are releasing new information on an officer-involved shooting in Jamestown, New York. Two twin brothers from Buffalo, New York are facing nearly 22 additional charges in connection to the case. Jaqwan and Maqwan Martin—both 23-- are facing multiple counts of robbery, aggravated sexual abuse, assault, and firearm charges. The two were arrested at the scene of the incident, which happened two weeks ago. On the early morning of July 1, officers exchanged gunfire with a g... More>>
Two women suffered serious injuries, after a car crash in the Meadville Dairy Queen drive-thru. It happened Tuesday around 8:00 p.m. Police say 24-year-old Kevin Francisco was traveling east on SR 322 near Shaw Avenue, when he drifted off the road, passed through the Days Inn parking lot, and slammed into a van parked at the drive-thru window at Dairy Queen. Police say Francisco then struck a pedestrian, identified as Juanita Johnson of Meadville. Johnson and Karey Davis, who was a passenger... More>>
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