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Firefighters battle blaze on lower Parade Street

Erie firefighters are on the scene of a blaze at the 9th & Parade Market at 901 Parade St. The fire was reported by a number of passers-by at 10:49 a.m. A young employee heard a noise, smelled smoke and saw fire in the office area at the back of the store, said John Widomski, chief fire inspector. T


Executive Director of Erie County Library accepts new position with Whole Foods Co-op

The Erie County Public Library will soon be saying goodbye to its executive director. Erin Wincek has worked for the library for four years, the last year and a half as executive director. Next month, she will be stepping into a new role as the Human Resources Manager of Whole Food Co-Op in Erie.


Erie County holding 5 hazardous waste collection events in 2019

If you have old oil-based paint, fertilizer or pesticides lying around in your basement, garage or shed, 2019 is your lucky year. Erie County is increasing the number of free opportunities for county residents to rid their household of potentially dangerous chemicals as part of its yearly household


Three men charged in west Erie drug raid

Three Erie men were arraigned on drug charges after Erie police served a search warrant at a west Erie residence on Friday afternoon and recovered drugs, drug paraphernalia and a stolen gun, police reported.


City of Erie hires new business development officer

The city of Erie has a new business development officer. Jennifer Hoffman, 50, is replacing Brett Wiler in the post, which serves as a direct liaison to Erie's business community. Wiler, 37, left city government in January to focus on federal Opportunity Zone projects full time as part of a new corp


Erie's McInnes Rolled Rings sold

McInnes Rolled Rings, an East 12th Street company that produces rolled rings, has been sold to the Ellwood City-based Ellwood Group Inc. The sale was announced Friday morning by Ellwood Group, which operates a long list of other companies, including Ellwood Quality Steels in New Castle and Corry For


PennDOT imposes I-90 vehicle restrictions Sunday in Erie County

Due to high winds forecast for the Erie region, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation on Sunday is imposing restrictions on tractor trailers hauling empty trailers on Interstate 90 in Erie County.


Friday Night Lights 2-22-19 Part Two

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Man denies flipping woman to her death in Pennsylvania river

A man accused of hurling a woman to her death in the Lackawanna River two years ago testified Friday that he was not responsible and accused police of lying about an alleged confession.


Bernie Sanders fights for union workers during GE/Wabtec negotiations.

Below you can find the letter in full from Bernie Sanders to the Wabtec corporation, asking them to continue negotiations for Erie workers. Stay tuned to JET 24 Action News at noon for more.


Judge sets $1 million bond for R. Kelly

An Illinois judge set a $1 million bond for R. Kelly on Saturday, a day after he was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. The R&B singer turned himself in to Chicago police late Friday.


This day in Erie history: Feb. 23, 1989

Feb. 23, 1989: Bruce Hopkins, 47, went out to breakfast with a friend and came home to find his home gone and its remains on fire. Officials believe the house was leveled by a natural gas explosion in the basement. A neighbor found a portrait of Hopkins' three children intact and about 100 feet from


Erie Home Show Returns This Weekend

The Erie Home Show has returned this weekend to help you with your home improvement projects. You can check out a number of businesses, contractors and more at the Zem Zem Shrine Club.


Pennsylvania to auction over 360 used, seized vehicles

GRANTVILLE, Pa. (WHTM) - More than 360 vehicles, either seized by police or formerly used by state agencies, will go on sale by auction next week. The state's first vehicle auction of the year will be held Tuesday at Manheim Keystone Pennsylvania, at 488 Firehouse Road in Grantville, beginning at 10


Flu cases rise in Erie County

Erie County saw an increase in its number of flu cases last week, the same week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said flu vaccine is doing a good job at protecting people from the viral illness.


2 injured in west Erie crash

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle, head-on crash on Thursday afternoon at the intersection of West 34th and Liberty streets, Erie police reported. The crash, which was reported at 2:15 p.m., injured a man and a woman, authorities said. One of the injured persons was taken to UPMC Hamot and th


Per-Person Fees Proposed for Pennsylvania State Police Protection

Municipalities that currently rely on state police for full-time coverage would need to pay the state a per-resident fee for those services -- as much as $166 for the largest communities -- under Gov. Tom Wolf's 2019 budget proposal.


Erie woman waives felony charge in Dairy Queen theft

A former assistant manager of an Erie Dairy Queen accused of stealing more than $97,000 from the restaurant over a two-year period waived a felony theft charge to court under an agreement reached at her preliminary hearing on Thursday morning.


50 in Erie become naturalized U.S. citizens

Fifty people were welcomed as new United States citizens in a naturalization ceremony Friday at the Federal Courthouse in Erie. They came from 18 countries including Ukraine, Canada, Bhutan, Sudan, Iraq and the Phillipines, among others. The citizens took the naturalization oath, received citizenshi


Organizations gather to plan this year's Global Youth Service Day

Community leaders prepare for a worldwide initiative to serve others. Today, coordinators and volunteers with local organizations gathered in the Blasco Library to discuss Global Youth Service Day. The unofficial holiday will take place on April 27th.