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Woman killed in Erie after crashing into load of utility poles

Roof of Hyundai was torn off in accident at West 26th Street and Harvard Road. A woman in her 20s was killed on Friday morning when her care drove into a load of utility poles on the back of a truck at the intersection of West 26th Street and Harvard Road, authorities said. The roof of the woman's H

ERIE TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-22 18:09:50

High school checked after police receive gun report in west Erie

City police to give Erie High School special attention Friday afternoon. Erie School District officials and the Erie Bureau of Police investigated a report of a person with a gun on the city's west side on Friday. Erie High School was checked for a possible suspect, but no one was found, after a rep

ERIE TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-22 18:35:27

Erie shooter convicted of aggravated assault in split verdict

Izaha Burns argued self-defense and was acquitted of attempted homicide related to altercation at McDonald's. A claim of self-defense appeared to influence the jury, which delivered a split verdict to end an Erie shooting trial on Friday. The jury acquitted the defendant, Izaha D. Burns, 24, who arg

ERIE TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-22 21:42:28

Human leg found in Lake Erie identified as belonging to plane crash victim

The case is closed after a human leg is found in Lake Erie. The remains were recovered near Lake City on June 22nd. Firefighters and water rescue crews launching from Elk Creek Access area searched the lake that night. According to Erie County Coroner, Lyell Cook, DNA confirms the leg was from one o

YOURERIE - 2017-09-22 16:51:11

Erie university breaks ground on house of ministry

St. Joseph House of Faith in Action will serve residents near Gannon University. Gannon University broke ground Friday for a new house of ministry that will serve neighbors of the downtown Erie school. The St. Joseph House of Faith in Action will be located in the 400 block of West Fourth Street. It

ERIE TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-22 21:12:49

Erie Chapter of Chapel of Four Chaplains to present awards

Event organizers said the Legion of Honor Award is presented annually to individuals whose lives encourage the spirit of good will and cooperation among all people without regard to race, religion or creed. The Erie Chapter of the Chapel of the Four Chaplains will honor two men for their service to

ERIE TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-23 07:01:00

Erie mayor candidates headline Oct. 3 luncheon

The two candidates for Erie mayor, Democrat Joe Schember and Republican John Persinger, will attend an Oct. 3 luncheon at the Manufacturer & Business Association, 2171 W. 38th St. The luncheon, which begins at noon, will give the candidates a chance to present their ideas on how to best improve and

ERIE TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-22 21:44:46

Family displaced in west Erie basement fire

The American Red Cross of Northwestern Pennsylvania was summoned to assist a family with lodging after fire damaged a basement and its contents Friday afternoon at their residence in the 200 block of West Second Street, authorities said. Two adults and three children safely evacuated the single-stor

ERIE TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-23 00:09:52

Erie-area clergy, scholars to reflect on Reformation

Inter-Church Ministries of Erie County will host a panel discussion Wednesday. Staff report Inter-Church Ministries of Erie County is gathering a panel of local clergy and scholars to reflect on the Reformation. The Reformation Commemoration Conversation will take place Wednesday from 10 a.m. to no

ERIE TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-23 07:01:00

Algae on river flowing into Lake Erie prompts warning

The Maumee (maw-MEE') River along the city's downtown waterfront has turned unsightly shades of green the past few days, leading local health officials to issue a recreational advisory Thursday. Algae blooms can produce toxins. Three years ago, blooms on Lake Erie contaminated Toledo's drinking wate

WPXI - 2017-09-22 18:04:07

Wattsburg Man to Face Trial for Firing Gun in Home, Toward Trooper

A Wattsburg man who troopers say fired a gun inside an occupied home and toward a trooper after a domestic dispute last month is heading to trial. District Judge Brenda Nichols bound over all charges against Andy Allen, 50, during a preliminary hearing Friday morning. He is charged with assault on l

ERIETVNEWS.COM - 2017-09-23 07:40:00

Gannon to Build in West Bayfront Neighborhood

Gannon University is taking a big step in its outreach program in Erie's West Bayfront neighborhood. The university is constructing a new building in that neighborhood, and its president is personally insuring its success. A groundbreaking ceremony was held today for a building to be called the Sain

ERIETVNEWS.COM - 2017-09-23 00:52:00

Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Erie International Airport

Nearly three dozen airline passengers are safe after a Rochester-bound plane made an emergency landing at Erie International Airport Thursday. The commercial Delta flight landed safely just after 11 a.m. with 34 passengers and three crew members on board. Emergency crews were called to the airport a

ERIETVNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 18:29:00

Erie's best fall fruit hangs, ready to be picked

The region's apple trees are heavy with sweet-tart juicy fruit - yellow, green, red, round, squat and tall. Pick your own for farm-fresh fun. Jennie Geisler @ETNGeisler Janet Skelton, 57, of Edinboro, is going on vacation soon, and had to reassure her mother in Union City, that she'd pick the apple

ERIE TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

GE: Union proposal doesn't address challenges at Erie plant

With just days left in decision bargaining, GE Transportation and its main union remain far apart. GE Transportation's main union has submitted a proposal that wold provide an entry-level wage structure for certain new employees, but only if the company brings in new work building something other th

ERIE TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-21 22:39:57

Erie Insurance commits $5 million to downtown fund

Erie Insurance has yet to write a check, but the company's board of directors has committed $5 million to launch the equity fund that's expected to begin revitalizing downtown Erie block-by-block. Tim NeCastro, CEO of the only Erie-based Fortune 500 company, thinks it will be only a few months befor

ERIE TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-21 23:52:48

The Slants visit Erie after Supreme Court win

The Asian-American dance-rock band will perform Tuesday at Basement Transmissions following frontman Simon Tam's public seminar detailing the band's legal fight. Madeleine O'Neill @ETNONeill Simon Tam has long seen music as a platform to make change in the world. He didn't expect that he'd also end

ERIE TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-21 07:01:00

Jury to continue deliberating in Erie shooting case

The defendant is accused of shooting a 26-year-old woman. His lawyer argued he fired in self-defense. Staff report After a full day of deliberations, jurors will return Friday to continue considering the charges against an Erie man in an October shooting. The defendant, Izaha D. Burns, 24, is still

ERIE TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-21 22:56:22

Bond Reduction Request Denied for Erie Man Charged in Fatal Overdose

A bond reduction request has been denied for the Erie man charged with supplying drugs in a fatal overdose. Damon Henderson, 27, faces a total of nine felony charges, including one count of drug delivery resulting in death. The 56-year-old victim died at UPMC Hamot in June after he was found at a Mi

ERIETVNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 19:21:00

Art show, dances, more to do in Erie, Sept. 21 and later

JazzErie Listening/Discussion Group: Thursday, Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m.; Erie Art Museum Annex, 20 E. Fifth St.; recorded jazz, music news and discussion. Cost: Free. Info: 866-2731. Smith Creative Writing Readers Series: Thursday, Sept. 21, 5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. reading; Smith Chapel, Penn State B

ERIE TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-21 07:01:00