Breaking News from Erie PA

Find the latest Erie PA News from the most up to date source on all headlines and breaking stories from around the world.

Feds charge man with robbing Erie bank twice

An Erie man has been charged with robbing a west Erie bank branch twice within three weeks. Ronald Lomax Jr., 30, of Erie, was charged in federal court in Erie on Thursday with bank robbery and possession of a firearm by an individual convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceed


FBI agents arrest bank robbery suspect, Ronald Lomax, Jr.

Federal Court documents show that one man has been arrested for two bank robberies five weeks apart at the same bank branch. FBI agents arrested Ronald Lomax, Jr. He is charged with both the November 21st and the December 28th robberies at the Northwest Savings Bank on Liberty Street in Erie.


Plan proposed to demolish Erie County's Pleasant Ridge Manor East

Pleasant Ridge ManorEast, the former county-owned nursing home in Millcreek Township, presents no feasible opportunity to be reused and should be demolished, Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper's administration told Erie County Council Thursday.


Seven-Footer McLeod Headlines BK Classic

ERIE, Pa - Florida State commit and Plymouth-Whitemarsh senior Naheem McLeod stands 7'3.5" tall and will lead his Colonials into Erie to face host Cathedral Prep on Friday night in the second game of the Burger King Classic. Tip-off is at 7:30 PM.


Erie hires 4 new police officers

Four people with experience working with law enforcement have been hired onto the Erie Bureau of Police. Erie Mayor Joe Schember on Thursday swore in Justin Seath, Shawn Stafford, Emerson Sturdevant and Jessica Wroblewski as the city's newest police officers during a ceremony at Erie City Hall. The


Weekend forecast for Erie: Snow, possibly lots of it

The Erie area could see heavy snow and near-zero temperatures, according to the National Weather Service in Cleveland. Snow accumulation will be somewhere between 5 and 11 inches for the city of Erie and along the lakeshore on Saturday if the weather service forecast pans out.


Good Samaritan drives surgeon, donor kidney to Erie

Martin Wijkstrom, M.D., had two jobs to perform Wednesday evening: Drive a donor kidney from Pittsburgh to Erie, then implant the organ in a patient at UPMC Hamot. Transporting the kidney proved more difficult than transplanting it.


As Martin Luther King, Jr. Day approaches, Erie prepares for events

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day a little under a week away and Erie has big plans. With a month packed full of events in honor of King, Erie is hosting many events. This coming Monday at noon, there will be an 'MLK Memorial March' starting at Perry Square. Following the march, there will be programs at


Erie man held for court in stabbing

An Erie man accused of stabbing another man during a confrontation at a westside rooming house in December was held for court Thursday on all charges in the case. LaJohn J. Coleman, 42, was held for court on charges including felony aggravated assault following his preliminary hearing before Erie 3r


EPD Chief Spizarny releases 2018 statistics, recovered firearms/robberies down...

With newly released statistics from the Erie City Police, show that overall crime is down. Recovered firearms from 2016 to 2018 dropped from 208 to 163. Robberies also decreasing from 191 to 169.


Erie police chief appeals to person wanted in homicide probe

Erie's police chief issued an appeal on Thursday to the driver of a car connected to a recent fatal shooting to come forward. Chief Dan Spizarny said Thursday that detectives investigating the fatal shooting of Jeffrey A. Miller on Jan. 7 are getting close to identifying two other people who were wi


Help Find Erie's Wanted Fugitives

Each week, Erie News Now teams up with the Erie County Sheriff's Office to help land wanted suspects behind bars. This week they are looking for Arthur Smart, 24. He is wanted for a probation violation warrant on the original charge of carrying a firearm without a license.


Erie blood bank appeals for donors

Community Blood Bank officials have issued an urgent appeal for donors, especially ones who have O-positive and O-negative blood. The blood bank, which serves most northwestern Pennsylvania hospitals, has less than a day's supply of both blood types. No elective surgeries have been postponed due to


Erie County restaurant inspections: Jan. 10-16

At least once a year, Erie County Department of Health officials inspect all restaurants and stores that sell unpackaged food. Here is a list of violations recorded Jan. 10 through Wednesday. For a first look at the list, go to GoErie.com every Thursday.


Pennsylvania man charged in iPhone scam

Gabriel Evangelista Rosario — FAIRFIELD — Gabriel Rosario, a 33-year-old man from Hazleton, Pa., was charged with identity theft after allegedly scamming a local resident. On Jan. 13, a Fairfield resident reported they had been a victim of identity theft when they provided an individual impersonatin


Fire Destroys Garages in East Erie

Fire destroyed a garage on Erie's east side Thursday afternoon. The flames were reported at the home on E. 43 St. between McClelland and Rice Ave. just before 12:13 p.m. Nearby Erie Water Works crews spotted the fire.


Erie County public defender to run for municipal court judge

Erie County Public Defender Jeff Whitacre has announced his candidacy for judge of Erie County Municipal Court. “I believe I have the experience, the knowledge and the commitment to provide the community with solutions, fairness and unbiased justice,” he said.


Erie County launches Choose Erie website, data center

A new website tells you how to find that new park you've been meaning to explore or all of the open fishing areas Erie County offers. It maps the location of every fire hydrant, cellular tower, hospital, college and even grocer in the area.


Everett Simpson appears before Pennsylvania judge

DELAWARE COUNTY, Penn. - The St. Johnsbury man accused of going on an interstate crime spree earlier this month faced a judge in Pennsylvania today. Everett Simpson waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He's accused of several crimes there, including stealing a


Defendant testifies in Summit police shooting trial

A 72-year-old Summit Township resident testified Thursday that he never fired a shot at the Pennsylvania State Police troopers who responded to his home in the early hours of Jan. 7, 2018.