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
Officials are unable to determine the cause of a fire on the city's east side late Thursday night tears through an abandoned factory.
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>>
Governor Tom Corbett is trying to enlist Pennsylvania citizens in his push for state pension reforms. He brought the message to a round table conversation at Harbor Creek High School on Tuesday. Pending reform legislation doesn't go as far as he would like but Governor Corbett says it's a start. Right now, the state is spending 63 cents of every new dollar of revenue on pensions. That's 610 million dollars a year, something Corbett says Pennsylvania can't continue. The bill won't take pensio... More>>
A small town in a Crawford county is planning to celebrate big this week.Conneautville is celebrating its bicentennial. This week, a small Crawford county town will come alive, as hundreds of people will gather for a big celebration.Conneautville, is a small borough in Crawford county, along Conneaut creek. And it has a lot to celebrate this week.Founded in 1814, they're celebrating 200 years.Once a booming town, today, it looks far different than even 50 years ago.But this week, residents cu... More>>
An empty commercial space in Downtown Erie will soon be coming back to life. A new restaurant will be opening soon at the site of the former "Cougar's" nightclub at 14th and State. More>>
Erie County Democratic Party Chairman Bill Cole is giving his response to remarks made today by Governor Corbett during the governor's visit to Erie. More>>
$6,000 was awarded to Erie's Second Baptist Church to help with its War on Teenage Violence. More>>
A busy harbor on Lake Erie will soon be busier and safer for boaters.Crews have started dredging Barcelona Harbor in Chautauqua County. More>>
Police say the two latest bank robberies in Erie County were pulled off by the same man.
Police say the two latest bank robberies in Erie County were pulled off by the same man.More>>
In a push to aid local grape farmers, U.S. Senator Bob Casey is looking to the U.S Department of Agriculture as the state embarks on a surplus of Concord grape juice. Its grape juice made possible by more than 150 grape growers here in Pennsylvania who cultivate nearly 7,000 acres of product on a national scale. 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>>
Work continues nearly one month into the demolition of Erie Forge Steel's former melt shop.
Two prime business locations on State Street, that were put up for sale months ago, have yet to be sold. Under the Clock restaurant, inside the old Boston Store building, was closed on November 20. The Cell Block nightclub closed on March 2. John Buchna, CEO of the Erie Downtown Partnership, says his agency is helping to locate potential buyers. He says he has been in contact with a few people who are interested in the Under the Clock location. Buchna said a possible sale of the Cell Block... More>>
An update on Erie county's third bank robbery in just a week. Today, Erie police identify the suspect wanted in connection to Friday's robbery at the Erie Federal Credit Union on Buffalo Road. Police are looking for 30-year-old Angel Lebron. He's described as a Hispanic male, 5-feet 7-inches tall, weighing about 150 pounds. According to police, a man held up the Credit Union around 5 p.m. Friday evening. The suspect reportedly had a gun during the robbery attempt. Police have located a blue M... More>>
Sunshine and warm temperatures at Conneaut Lake meant perfect conditions for today's kickoff of the 24th annual water ski clinic for people with disabilties.It is sponsored by Three Rivers Adaptive Sports. More>>
Erie police are investigating another shooting in the city this morning, this one sent a 12-year old boy to the hospital. 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>>
Joseph and Mildred Sell have reached a rare milestone many couples never will.. they're celebrating 75 years of marriage. More>>
With every sweep of a broom and dropping of a tent, crews cleaned up downtown Erie Sunday as Roar on the Shore comes to a close.
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>>
Food, family and fun are just some of the reasons people come from near and far for Waterford days. But the 40th annual festival also provides a glimpse into American history, including ties to George Washington. More>>
One person is dead following a motorcycle accident on I-90. 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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