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Erie police: Recording key in homicide probe

An Erie man told city police detectives that he spent the early morning of Oct. 19 at John W. Allen's eastside apartment and left hours before Allen was found dead that afternoon.


Erie man charged in March 15 shooting

Erie police charge that a city man who showed up at the hospital with a gunshot wound to his hand on the evening of March 15 shot himself inside a Brown Avenue apartment and lied to police about what had happened.


Erie County gets two new game wardens

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has announced the placement of two new game wardens in Erie County. Cody Jones, of New Cumberland, Dauphin County, will assume the responsibilities as the state game warden for southeastern Erie County, the agency announced on Sunday. The Montana native graduated fro


Accused pants thief charged in escape try

An Erie woman accused of forcing her way into an eastside residence and stealing a pair of pants earlier this month is now charged with trying to escape from police custody at a local hospital before she crashed through the ceiling on Thursday afternoon.


In Pennsylvania, young lawmakers drive conversation on reducing student debt

When freshman state Sen. Lindsey Williams, a Democrat from West View, learned Philadelphia Sen. Vincent Hughes was crafting a bill to tackle student debt refinancing, she quickly agreed to circulate a co-sponsorship memo.


Trees being removed in Erie park will be replaced

Trees being taken down along the Bayfront Parkway in Frontier Park will be replaced this fall. About 25 aging pine, maple and locust trees have grown toward electric utility lines and are being removed, said Vernon Peterson, executive director of the Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier. The power lines


Suspect Charged with Fatal Stabbing in East Erie

Erie police have arrested a suspect in connection to a fatal stabbing from last October. Leonard Darnell Jordan, 57, is now facing a number of charges, including criminal homicide and first-degree murder for the stabbing death of John Allen.


Made-in-Erie dog toys offer a tail-wagging good time

Jon Meighan toyed with the idea for a while. He wanted his rubber manufacturing business, which usually fills orders for other companies, to develop a new product. It would be a first for the business he bought and consolidated into Lake Erie Rubber & Manufacturing, in Fairview Township, in August 2


Veterans gather for day of bird hunting and camaraderie

WEST FALLOWFIELD TOWNSHIP — Eyeing the pile of ring-tailed pheasants and chukar partridges in front of him, Dan Stafford of Erie wondered if he had enough to edge out his brother in the sibling competition the two had waged in fields about one mile north of Hartstown on Saturday.


Student Voices: Public Forum

Erie, PA - The second Student Voices Public Forum took place at East Middle School Saturday. The students are addressing concerns raging from a lack of presence of art and sports in their schools as well as how to improve parent-staff communication. Former students of the district acted as mediators


DA: Erie pair had duty to care for victim in homicide

A pair of homicide defendants charged in the neglect death of an 85-year-old man had a legal obligation to care for the victim, not just a moral one, the Erie County District Attorney's Office is arguing.


This Week in Pennsylvania: March 24

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - This week marks 40 years since the worst nuclear disaster in U.S. history: Three Mile Island. Dennis Owens talks to former WHTM reporters Chuck Rhodes and George Richards about what it was like to cover the incident.


Time running out for Waterford auto junk yard

The clock is ticking for a Waterford man ordered to clean his residential property which has been turned into what appears to be an auto junk yard. Warren Ferraro of Route 19 Waterford Twp has until this week to get rid of all the junk cards in his yard. As of Sunday 16 vehicles were still there.


Up to 5 inches of snow forecast for southern Erie, Crawford counties

The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a winter weather advisory for southern Erie and Crawford counties until Friday at midnight. The forecast calls for total snow accumulations of 3 inches to 5 inches and falling temperatures. Winds gusting to 40 mph could reduce visibility to a half


CEO of Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance visits abc27

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance, Angela Liddle, visited the abc27 studio. Her organization is planning several events ahead of child abuse awareness month in April.


Inmate faces trial in Erie County forged document case

A state prison inmate accused of forging an Erie County court document in an effort to have his lengthy prison term in a 2013 assault in Erie vacated was held for court following a second preliminary hearing in the case on Friday.


Democrat Tepfer seeks Erie County Council's 3rd District seat

Community activist and disability advocate Freda Tepfer this week announced her candidacy for Erie County Council's 3rd District seat. Tepfer, 68, is seeking the Democratic nomination for the County Council seat in the May 21 municipal primary.


Bruster's held their annual PJ day to show customer appreciation

It's a comfortable way to say thank you to customers. Bruster's held their annual PJ day to show appreciation to their loyal customers. The rule is that if you wear pajamas, you'll get a free small waffle cone. Many customers showed up in their favorite PJ's.


Meg Loncharic: Erie Phil's guest conductor touted

Surely mapping her life across time hasn't been easy for 84-year-old Noel Burgoyne. Burgoyne has affected and volunteered at multiple organizations in the city, and she has had thousands of students throughout her long teaching career. Among her many achievements is being an emeritus member of the E


Rollover accident in Harborcreek Township

The driver of a car escapes from a rollover accident. The accident happening at 8:45 Saturday evening at 2923 Depot Road in Harborcreek Township. Rescue crews found a car on its roof in a ditch. The driver was able to get out of the vehicle. He was taken to the hospital to be looked at.