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LECOM Creates Concussion Clinic for Erie Athletes Video included

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It's estimated over 4 million student athletes suffer from concussions every year.
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Presque Isle Prepares To Be Discovered

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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>>

Erie Summer Street Repairs On Schedule Video included

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 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>>

Erie Art & Cultural Non-Profits Receive Big Financial Boost

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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>>

State Grants Pay for Shorewood Park Expansion in Harborcreek Video included

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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>>

West 38th Street Bridge Project "On Schedule"

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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>>

Erie Is Happy! Video included

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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>>

Overnight Gunfire in the City

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Erie police are looking into the the latest rash of overnight gunfire in the city.
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Dick's Fires All PGA Pros at Stores Countrywide Video included

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Dick's Sporting Goods has laid off all PGA professionals employed at golf departments across the country, adding up to more than 500 fired.
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PennDOT Raises Speed Limit On Two Major Highways Video included

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 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>>

Erie Police Chief: Suspect Robs Two Credit Unions to Fund Heroin Addiction Video included

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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 Man Arrested For Credit Union Robberies Video included

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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>>

Titusville Successfully Ridding Itself of Nickname,"Meth Capital of PA" Video included

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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>>

"Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Lives Up to Name"

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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>>

Commercial Air Service Preserved at Chautauqua County Airport Video included

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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>>

Alleged Murder Suspect Headed to Trial

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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>>

Bob Evans Express Coming to Millcreek Mall

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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>>

9-1-1 Service in Meadville Area Back on Line

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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.
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Memorial Ride Held For Fallen Biker

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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>>

Hot Night, Hot Music at 8 Great Tuesdays

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It was a little humid and steamy hot for 8 Great Tuesdays in Liberty Park, and the music was pretty hot, too. More>>

Suspected Meth Lab Found in Titusville

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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>>

Erie Man Swims Across Lake Erie Video included

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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>>

Erie Woman Honored for Supporting Troops

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For the owner of the Pittsburgh Inn, it was all about giving rather than receiving. More>>

Governor Corbett Pushes Pension Plan Video included

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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>>

Conneautville Celebrates Its Bicentennial This Week Video included

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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>>

New Restaurant to Open in Downtown Erie Video included

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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 Co. Democratic Chairman Responds to Corbett's Visit

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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>>

Erie Community Foundation Helps Church Fight Teen Violence

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$6,000 was awarded to Erie's Second Baptist Church to help with its War on Teenage Violence. More>>

Dredging Barcelona Harbor Video included

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A busy harbor on Lake Erie will soon be busier and safer for boaters.Crews have started dredging Barcelona Harbor in Chautauqua County. More>>

Millcreek Police Say Bank Robberies Connected

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Police say the two latest bank robberies in Erie County were pulled off by the same man.

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Grape Juice Of Wrath: Local Farmers Feeling The Pinch Video included

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 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>>

Cafeteria & Custodial Workers Protest in Oil City Video included

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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 Forge & Steel Continues Demolition Video included

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Work continues nearly one month into the demolition of Erie Forge Steel's former melt shop.
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Prime State Street Properties Still For Sale Video included

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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>>

Suspect Wanted in Federal Credit Union Robbery

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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>>

Water Ski Clinic for People With Disabilities Video included

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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>>

Child Shot in East Side Drive-By

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Erie police are investigating another shooting in the city this morning, this one sent a 12-year old boy to the hospital. More>>

Update: Man Charged with Domestic Abuse Following Police Standoff

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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>>

Harborcreek Couple Celebrates 75th Wedding Anniversary Video included

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Joseph and Mildred Sell have reached a rare milestone many couples never will.. they're celebrating 75 years of marriage. More>>

Roar on the Shore 2014 Concludes Video included

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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.
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Domestic Dispute Leads to Police Standoff

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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>>

Firefighters Battle Fire at Scrap Iron Warehouse

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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>>

History Highlighted During Waterford Days Video included

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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>>

Second Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Two Days

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One person is dead following a motorcycle accident on I-90. More>>

Water Jetpacks Send Thrill-Seekers 30 Feet Over Lake Erie Video included

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ERIE- You might see them out in Miami, maybe on a tropical island somewhere. They are water jetpacks that shoot people some 10, 20, 30 feet in the air. "They're nowhere else here in Pennsylvania," Certified Flight Instructor David Wilson says. Thrill seekers won’t have to travel too far to embark on the water adventure. Port Erie Sports has two brand new ‘Jetavators.’ They are the first of its kind here in Pennsylvania. "For a weekend tour here, its $150/hr,” Wilson says. “We can fly up to... More>>

GE Earnings Up in Second Quarter

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The numbers are in for General Electric's earnings this quarter, and it looks like profits are up. More>>

Art Auction Benefits Local Transplant Patient

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A local woman felt a lot of love Friday night at a benefit in her name. More>>

Gannon Builds Literacy with "Little Free Libraries"

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Gannon students are sharing their love of reading with Erie kids through the "Little Free Library" project. More>>

Two Hospitalized in Millcreek Motorcycle Accident

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Friday night there was more warning for all drivers on the road to be alert, when a motorcycle collided with a car. More>>

Police search for suspect in credit union robbery

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This is the third robbery in the Erie area this week. More>>

Alligator Skin Motorcycle Seats, Other Unique Items For Sale at "Roar" Video included

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With day three of Roar on the Shore underway, thousands of people are gathering downtown, buying things to commemorate this year's trip. Along with the traditional shirts and signs, some vendors including Mike Miller of Delaware, are selling some unique items. More>>

Shriners Hospital for Children Launches Drive for New Equipment Video included

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With some equipment dating back almost 20 years, the radiology department at the Shriners Hospital for Children, is in need of an upgrade. More>>

Waves Force Erie Teen to Abandon Swim Across Lake Erie Video included

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A 17-year old Cathedral Prep student called off his attempt to swim across Lake Erie today. Norman Stark was in the water for about 45 minutes. He had to battle 1 to 2 foot waves the entire time. He began to swallow water and became seasick. Stark was attempting to cross the lake from Long Point, Ontario to Freeport Beach in North East.Stark's coach is Josh Heynes. Heynes swam across Lake Erie twice and holds the record for the fastest time. He was on Stark's support team that accompanied the... More>>

Thousands Gather For Roar on the Shore Festivities

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Thousands of bike enthusiasts gathered at the Harley Davidson store in Millcreek Friday. Bike Week continues there, and Friday night at 5:30 the annual Thunder on the Isle: The Mayor's Ride starts. Erie Mayor Joe Sinnott will lead a hundreds of bikes from Harley Davidson, around Presque Isle State Park. For a full list of events happening during The Roar this weekend, go to http://roarontheshore.com/events/ More>>

Average Size Local Apple Crop Predicted

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It has been a tough year for local fruit farmers.The long, bitter cold winter caused heavy losses to the cherry crop, and wiped out the peach crop. But, there is some encouraging news. Crews are now busy trimming the 60 acres of apple trees at Burch Farms in North East. And picking is just getting started. So far, it looks like an average size crop. More>>

Motorcyclist Declared Dead After Accident In Erie

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A devastating beginning to Erie's Roar on the Shore motorcycle festivities. Over a hundred thousand motorcycles are in town this weekend, and an accident Thursday night involving a motorcycle, has turned deadly.66-year old William Stablein Sr., of Erie, was declared dead just before noon Friday, after a car versus motorcycle accident last night on the city's east side.It happened around 9:30, along east 38th street.Erie police say Stablein was on his motorcycle, traveling eastbound on 38th st... More>>

New Security Measures at the Erie County Court House

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The Erie County sheriff's department is taking extra security measures to protect deputies at the entrance of the Court House. More>>

Former Pro Athlete Gets Kids Moving

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A former pro-athlete is working to get kids active and teach them about more than just sports. More>>

Man Stabbed in West Erie Apartment Complex

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Erie police are sorting out the details of an incident that happened at a Westside apartment complex, that sent one man to the hospital. More>>

Update: Motorcyclist in Critical Condition After Crash

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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>>

Norman Stark's Bid to Swim Lake Erie Falls Short Due to Poor Conditions

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Choppy waters have forced Norman Stark out of Lake Erie waters during his attempt to make the 24.3 mile swim across the lake. More>>

Cherry Queen Crowned in North East

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The Cherry Festival is in full swing in North East, and  on Thursday night it was the crowning moment, when the Cherry Queen was crowned.  More>>

Mercy Center for Women Honors Donors

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The Mercy Center for Women honored the donors who help make their mission a reality in Erie, Thursday night. More>>

Fire Destroys Car in Credit Union Drive-thru

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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>>

Lilly Broadcasting Hosts Business after Hours

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Here at Lilly Broadcasting we opened our doors and welcomed lots of guests into our studios Thursday night. More>>

Man Caught in Grain Auger Identified

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New information is coming in about the Waterford farm worker who was seriously injured by a grain auger. More>>

Faith & Freedom Ride Kick-starts Roar on the Shore

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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>>

Twin Brothers Charged in Officer-Involved Shooting in Jamestown, NY Video included

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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 Life Flighted After Drive-thru Crash

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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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  • Local Boy Wins National Writing Contest

    Local Boy Wins National Writing Contest

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:39:28 GMT
    Ethan Mattocks came in first place in the PBS KIDS Writers Contest.More >>
    Ethan Mattocks came in first place in the PBS KIDS Writers Contest.
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  • Motorcycle Drawing Benefits St. Patrick's Haven

    Motorcycle Drawing Benefits St. Patrick's Haven

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:49:33 GMT
    Erie, PA - Tim Mannino of Erie grew up riding his mini bike as a kid. Now he has a real motorcycle to ride. Tim's name was drawn as winner of the brand new Ninja 300 at Off Road Express on Peach Street. 1600 tickets were sold at $10 each for a chance to win the bike at Roar On The Shore this year. Proceeds from the drawing as well as Roar proceeds are directed to St. Patrick's Haven for Homeless Men.Congratulations to St. Patrick's Haven and to Tim!More >>
    Erie, PA - Tim Mannino of Erie grew up riding his mini bike as a kid. Now he has a real motorcycle to ride. Tim's name was drawn as winner of the brand new Ninja 300 at Off Road Express on Peach Street. 1600 tickets were sold at $10 each for a chance to win the bike at Roar On The Shore this year. Proceeds from the drawing as well as Roar proceeds are directed to St. Patrick's Haven for Homeless Men.Congratulations to St. Patrick's Haven and to Tim!More >>
  • "Beast On The Bay" Making Preparations

    "Beast On The Bay" Making Preparations

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:12:05 GMT
    As the Barber "Beast On The Bay" draws closer, adults with disabilities tested the competition's adapted course today. All of the obstacles are complete, but the "Barber Center" wants to get approval from two of the participants. It's a final chance to make changes to the adapted course before crews take the obstacles apart and move them to Presque Isle. The 1.2-mile course on Beach One will accommodate ambulatory patients and people who use a wheelchair. Lindsay Kalika says "We actually thin...More >>
    As the Barber "Beast On The Bay" draws closer, adults with disabilities tested the competition's adapted course today. All of the obstacles are complete, but the "Barber Center" wants to get approval from two of the participants. It's a final chance to make changes to the adapted course before crews take the obstacles apart and move them to Presque Isle. The 1.2-mile course on Beach One will accommodate ambulatory patients and people who use a wheelchair. Lindsay Kalika says "We actually thin...More >>
  • GE Employees Giving Back to Community

    GE Employees Giving Back to Community

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:05:13 GMT
    GE Transportation employees are spending today and tomorrow giving back to the community. This afternoon, volunteers set up supplies to freshen up Central High School. 450 workers will paint classrooms, replace ceiling tiles, refurbish the library and science lab, and fix gym bleachers. Other employees will lend a hand to the Boys and Girls Club of Erie, and Community Health Net. Their plan is to complete two years of work over the course of two days. GE employee John Macaulay says, "As part ...More >>
    GE Transportation employees are spending today and tomorrow giving back to the community. This afternoon, volunteers set up supplies to freshen up Central High School. 450 workers will paint classrooms, replace ceiling tiles, refurbish the library and science lab, and fix gym bleachers. Other employees will lend a hand to the Boys and Girls Club of Erie, and Community Health Net. Their plan is to complete two years of work over the course of two days. GE employee John Macaulay says, "As part ...More >>
  • Paranormal Super Con Coming To Erie This Weekend

    Paranormal Super Con Coming To Erie This Weekend

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:17:56 GMT
    Ever have a spooky paranormal experience? Or interested in the paranormal world? If so, Erie is the place to be this weekend. The Paranormal Super Con is set for this Saturday at the Hilton Garden Inn, in Erie.Running from 10:00 am until 8:00 Saturday, it's an expo and lecture series, with a day full of meet and greets with the speakers.A paranormal investigation will follow Saturday night, at the Fort LeBoeuf Historical Complex in Waterford.Rob Szarek, owner of liveparanormal.com, says it's ...More >>
    Ever have a spooky paranormal experience? Or interested in the paranormal world? If so, Erie is the place to be this weekend. The Paranormal Super Con is set for this Saturday at the Hilton Garden Inn, in Erie.Running from 10:00 am until 8:00 Saturday, it's an expo and lecture series, with a day full of meet and greets with the speakers.A paranormal investigation will follow Saturday night, at the Fort LeBoeuf Historical Complex in Waterford.Rob Szarek, owner of liveparanormal.com, says it's ...More >>
  • Erie Downtown Partnership Awards $41,120 in Grants to Local Businesses

    Erie Downtown Partnership Awards $41,120 in Grants to Local Businesses

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:25:08 GMT
    Over $41,000 in grants was awarded to seven downtown Erie businesses Wednesday morning.More >>
    Over $41,000 in grants was awarded to seven downtown Erie businesses Wednesday morning.More >>
  • PA Senator's bill aims to protect students, prevent school assaults

    PA Senator's bill aims to protect students, prevent school assaults

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:52:50 GMT
    Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) has a statistic that would frighten any parent in America; so far, this year, more than one school employee has been arrested, per day, and charged with sexual assault of a child. So Toomey recently took to the Senate Floor to discuss the issue. “Every day seems to bring a new report of a children robbed of his or her innocence by someone they should have been able to trust,” he said. So Toomey introduced the Protecting Students from Sexual and Violent Predators Act. Th...More >>
    Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) has a statistic that would frighten any parent in America; so far, this year, more than one school employee has been arrested, per day, and charged with sexual assault of a child. So Toomey recently took to the Senate Floor to discuss the issue. “Every day seems to bring a new report of a children robbed of his or her innocence by someone they should have been able to trust,” he said. So Toomey introduced the Protecting Students from Sexual and Violent Predators Act. Th...More >>
  • Product Recalls 7/22/14

    Product Recalls 7/22/14

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:40:50 GMT
    WEGMANS AND TRADER JOE'S ARE RECALLING SOME FRESH PRODUCE SUPPLIED BY A COMPANY IN CALIFORNIA, OVER POSSIBLE LISTERIA CONTAMINATION. THE GROCERS ARE REMOVING CERTAIN PEACHES, NECTARINES, PLUMS AND A PLUM-APRICOT HYBRID, KNOWN AS PLUMCOTS OR PLUOTS, FROM ITS SHELVES. THE FRUIT AFFECTED IS DATED BETWEEN JUNE 2ND AND JULY 18TH. THERE ARE NO REPORTED CASES OF ILLNESS. CUSTOMERS ARE URGED NOT TO EAT THE PRODUCE, AND TO THROW IT AWAY OR RETURN IT FOR A FULL REFUND. THE FRUIT IS PACKAGED BY WAWONA....More >>
    WEGMANS AND TRADER JOE'S ARE RECALLING SOME FRESH PRODUCE SUPPLIED BY A COMPANY IN CALIFORNIA, OVER POSSIBLE LISTERIA CONTAMINATION. THE GROCERS ARE REMOVING CERTAIN PEACHES, NECTARINES, PLUMS AND A PLUM-APRICOT HYBRID, KNOWN AS PLUMCOTS OR PLUOTS, FROM ITS SHELVES. THE FRUIT AFFECTED IS DATED BETWEEN JUNE 2ND AND JULY 18TH. THERE ARE NO REPORTED CASES OF ILLNESS. CUSTOMERS ARE URGED NOT TO EAT THE PRODUCE, AND TO THROW IT AWAY OR RETURN IT FOR A FULL REFUND. THE FRUIT IS PACKAGED BY WAWONA....More >>
  • Wegmans Among Stores Recalling Some Fruit

    Wegmans Among Stores Recalling Some Fruit

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:29:19 GMT
    A number of stores including Wegmans and Sam's Club are recalling certain plums and nectarines in light of possible Listeria contamination.The fruit was packaged by the Wawona Packing Company in California from June 1st through July 12th. Many of the recalled fruit comes in two pound bags. For a more complete list of affected products you can click here:See recalled fruitMore >>
    A number of stores including Wegmans and Sam's Club are recalling certain plums and nectarines in light of possible Listeria contamination.The fruit was packaged by the Wawona Packing Company in California from June 1st through July 12th. Many of the recalled fruit comes in two pound bags. For a more complete list of affected products you can click here:See recalled fruitMore >>
  • 9-1-1 Service

    Crawford County, Albion and West Springfield 9-1-1- Service Alert

    Crawford County, Albion and West Springfield 9-1-1- Service Alert

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:21:02 GMT
    Crawford County, PA - The County Office of Emergency Services advises there is a possible fiber phone line that was cut which is affecting land line phones from dialing 9-1-1. You can still call 9-1-1 from cellular phones but not from a Windstream land line phone.More >>
    Crawford County, PA - The County Office of Emergency Services advises there is a possible fiber phone line that was cut which is affecting land line phones from dialing 9-1-1. You can still call 9-1-1 from cellular phones but not from a Windstream land line phone.
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  • North East Cherry Festival and Waterford Heritage Days Schedules

    North East Cherry Festival and Waterford Heritage Days Schedules

    Saturday, July 19 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-07-19 13:42:58 GMT
    Cherry FESTIVAL HOURS: Tuesday - Friday: 5:30pm to "Firemen's Closing" (approx. 11pmSaturday: Noon - "Firemen's Closing" (approx. 11pm)Food, Fun and Games for kids of all ages await you at the 2014 North East Firemen’s Cherry Festival. The festival, celebrating 69 years this year, is slated to be bigger and better than ever. With our NEW midway and return of classic fair fare, there is simply no way to go wrong!!The 2014 festival will feature a NEW midway provider, Bates Brothers Amusements. ...More >>
    Cherry FESTIVAL HOURS: Tuesday - Friday: 5:30pm to "Firemen's Closing" (approx. 11pmSaturday: Noon - "Firemen's Closing" (approx. 11pm)Food, Fun and Games for kids of all ages await you at the 2014 North East Firemen’s Cherry Festival. The festival, celebrating 69 years this year, is slated to be bigger and better than ever. With our NEW midway and return of classic fair fare, there is simply no way to go wrong!!The 2014 festival will feature a NEW midway provider, Bates Brothers Amusements. ...More >>
  • Roar On The Shore Parade Gets 20,000 Revved Up

    Roar On The Shore Parade Gets 20,000 Revved Up

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:59:51 GMT
    5,000 people revved up their engines for the eighth annual roar on the shore parade Thursday night.More >>
    5,000 people revved up their engines for the eighth annual roar on the shore parade Thursday night.More >>
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  • Albion Wins Region Eight Tournament

    Albion Wins Region Eight Tournament

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:18:20 GMT
    The Albion Post 567 baseball team has won the Region 8 Tournament with an 8-0 win over St. Marys. They finished the tournament with a perfect record and now qualify for the state tournament in Boyerstown next week. Albion will compete in the tournament starting next Tuesday July 29th to Saturday August 2nd.More >>
    The Albion Post 567 baseball team has won the Region 8 Tournament with an 8-0 win over St. Marys. They finished the tournament with a perfect record and now qualify for the state tournament in Boyerstown next week. Albion will compete in the tournament starting next Tuesday July 29th to Saturday August 2nd.More >>
  • Seawolves Take Series from Reading

    Seawolves Take Series from Reading

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:13:32 GMT
    The Erie Seawolves beat the Reading Fighting Phils 6-1 Wednesday afternoon at Uht Park in the rubber game of the three game series. Steven Moya hit his 25th homer of the season to break a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the third. Moya leads the Eastern League in homers. Jake Thompson went the first five innings allowing just one run while striking out five to get the win. Erie stays home to begin a weekend series with Richmond on Thursday night.More >>
    The Erie Seawolves beat the Reading Fighting Phils 6-1 Wednesday afternoon at Uht Park in the rubber game of the three game series. Steven Moya hit his 25th homer of the season to break a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the third. Moya leads the Eastern League in homers. Jake Thompson went the first five innings allowing just one run while striking out five to get the win. Erie stays home to begin a weekend series with Richmond on Thursday night.More >>
  • Arizona State Hires Thon Lacrosse Coach

    Arizona State Hires Thon Lacrosse Coach

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:46 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:46:11 GMT
    Mercyhurst University graduate Joe Thon has been hired as the new head coach of the Arizona State men's lacrosse program. Thon is a 2007 graduate where he was a two-time NCAA Division II lacrosse All-American, Lakers team captain, and defensive player of the year. Prior to his new role with the Sun Devils, Thon spent two years on the practice squad of the Rochester Rattlers of Major League Lacrosse. After coaching the McQuaid Jesuit boy's lacrosse team, Thon then served as an assistant coach ...More >>
    Mercyhurst University graduate Joe Thon has been hired as the new head coach of the Arizona State men's lacrosse program. Thon is a 2007 graduate where he was a two-time NCAA Division II lacrosse All-American, Lakers team captain, and defensive player of the year. Prior to his new role with the Sun Devils, Thon spent two years on the practice squad of the Rochester Rattlers of Major League Lacrosse. After coaching the McQuaid Jesuit boy's lacrosse team, Thon then served as an assistant coach ...More >>
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  • Dick's Fires All PGA Pros at Stores Countrywide

    Dick's Fires All PGA Pros at Stores Countrywide

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:43 AM EDT2014-07-24 05:43:26 GMT
    Dick's Sporting Goods has laid off all PGA professionals employed at golf departments across the country, adding up to more than 500 fired.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.
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  • Overnight Gunfire in the City

    Overnight Gunfire in the City

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:22:08 GMT

    Erie police are looking into the the latest rash of overnight gunfire in the city.

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    Erie police are looking into the the latest rash of overnight gunfire in the city.
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  • Erie Is Happy!

    Erie Is Happy!

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:45:59 GMT
    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 >>
    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 >>


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