PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rough edges are rounded smoother here on the shore of Lake Erie. Wind races across its shallow waters from Canada, pushing waves that can punch the rocky beach like a boxer on...
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Defense attorneys say a man and woman have agreed to plead guilty to third-degree murder in the death of an 85-year-old Korean War veteran found buried in a shallow grave behind a...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A commuter railroad worker in Philadelphia has been fatally struck by a train while doing work on the tracks.
Police say it happened Monday night at the Southeastern...
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A coke plant in northwestern Pennsylvania will be allowed to continue operating until a hearing board rules on its appeal of state environmental officials efforts to shut the...
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — State environmental regulators are moving to shut down a coke plant in northwestern Pennsylvania, citing "years of numerous repetitive environmental violations."
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on state environmental department moves to shut down coke plant (all times local):
An official with a northwestern Pennsylvania coke plant says...
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by the family of a work-release inmate who died after suffering an asthma attack has been settled for $1.1 million.
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — The former chief pharmacist at a medical facility for veterans in Pennsylvania has admitted stealing more than 12,000 doses of medication to fuel his own drug...
Record lake levels swamp Erie’s landscape
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Carp are swimming in a flooded a picnic area at Presque Isle State Park.
Docks have become so submerged along Presque Isle Bay that the Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port...
Erie native dives for prehistoric shark teeth
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Bill Eberlein, a 1983 graduate of Erie Tech Memorial High School, learned to dive in the murky waters of Lake Erie, honing his skills with the Erie County Sheriff's Office Scuba...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Another casino in Pennsylvania has secured a sports-betting license as casinos get closer to offering sports betting online.
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — This is a senior project that everyone in Erie can appreciate.
In a region that gets about 10 feet of snow a year, imagine never having to shovel it again.
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors will ask Pennsylvania's highest court to reverse an appeals court ruling overturning the first-degree murder conviction and life sentence of a former northwestern...
Editorials from around Pennsylvania
Editorials from around Pennsylvania:
ONLINE GAMBLING LEAVING LOTTERY PROFITS AT RISK, May 5
To varying degrees, lotteries impact the budgets of America's states.
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Family members say a Pennsylvania couple who had been married for almost 45 years died within minutes of each other.
Clair "Cos" Vance had made daily visits to a care center...
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Detroit Tigers No. 1 draft pick Casey Mize pitched a no-hitter for the Erie SeaWolves in his Double-A debut Monday night.
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — An appeals court has overturned the first-degree murder conviction and life sentence of a former northwestern Pennsylvania high school teacher in the strangulation death of a...
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- Dixon TelegraphCounty gives canine officer to Erie PDMay 23, 2019
- Daily AmericanPenelec trimming treesApril 30, 2019
- Wilkes-Barre Citizens' VoiceNo Criminal Charges Filed In Crash That Killed W-B WomanApril 18, 2019
1 of 3 stabbed inside Erie club dies
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say one of three men stabbed in a northwestern Pennsylvania club over the weekend has died.
The Erie Times-News reports that the county coroner's office says the...
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A driver has pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in the hit-and-run death of a woman in northwestern Pennsylvania that followed an argument over a pit bull.
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A man declined a judge's plea to "come clean and tell us why" as he was sentenced to a life term in the murder of wife a year ago in northwestern Pennsylvania.
Robot offers a deeper dive into Lake Erie research
MEADVILLE, Pa. (AP) — An underwater robot will be roaming Presque Isle Bay to collect water quality data beginning this spring.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two more casinos in Pennsylvania are seeking sports-betting licenses.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Friday that Mount Airy Casino Resort and Mohegan Sun...
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese in Pennsylvania has agreed to pay $2 million to a man who was sexually abused as a child by a priest who made him say confession after the...
Wabtec workers back under 90-day pact as talks continue
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Workers at the former GE Transportation plant in northwestern Pennsylvania are back on the job under a 90-day agreement as negotiators try to reach agreement on a new...
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Who fought for women's right to vote in Erie County? 'Shop girls,' bankers' wives and teachers.
It was one of the largest grassroots movements in American political...
Congregations mull how to keep sacred spaces safe
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Eleven killed at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, in October.
Twenty-six slain at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, in November 2017.
Workers strike at ex-GE Transportation plant in Pennsylvania
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Workers at the former GE Transportation plant in northwestern Pennsylvania have gone on strike for the first time in a half-century, and a day after completion of a merger between...
Inmate serving life in slayings convicted in inmate’s death
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A prison inmate serving a life sentence in Philadelphia homicides now faces another life term in the death of a fellow inmate in northwestern Pennsylvania.
The Erie Times-News reports that 30-year-old Kareem Savage was convicted Wednesday of third-degree murder and assault by a life prisoner, a count punishable by life without parole.
Solutions proposed as domestic killings spike in Erie
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — The calls starting coming more often during the summer of 2018.
Marinda Matasowski's relationship with her boyfriend was deteriorating. The 20-year-old would call her mother when their arguments turned violent.
"A lot of times it was a phone call with her crying that he had hit her," said Matasowski's mother, Kim Lobaugh. "I really wanted her to leave him. Somehow she always ended up back there."
Husband accused of shooting wife in head convicted
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who claimed he accidentally shot his wife in the back of the head has been convicted of first-degree murder.
Editorials from around Pennsylvania
Editorials from around Pennsylvania:
STRIP PUBLIC PENSIONS FROM FELONS, Feb. 6
Erie region taxpayers are familiar with legal loopholes that have allowed public officials and employees to retain lucrative taxpayer-funded pensions even after being convicted of committing crimes related to their work or representing what would seem to be disqualifying moral failures.
Trial to begin for man accused of killing wife
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in the trial of a man accused of having shot his wife to death in their northwestern Pennsylvania home.
The Erie Times-News reports that 45-year-old John Grazioli of Millcreek Township faces criminal homicide and other charges in the March 8 slaying of 31-year-old Amanda Grazioli.
Though later than usual, Erie welcomes ice fishing season
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Luke Soboleski and two friends dragged their equipment-laden sled onto the Misery Bay ice on a recent sunny afternoon, joining about 25 other huts dotting the popular Presque Isle State Park ice-fishing spot.
Soboleski, 19, of McKean, and his friends drilled three holes — one for each fisherman — and then used their auger to carve an additional hole in the ice.
Erie police excessive force lawsuit settled for $125,000
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A federal civil rights lawsuit stemming from a 2016 arrest in northwestern Pennsylvania has been settled for $125,000.
Montrice Bolden alleged that six Erie police officers used excessive force during a June 2016 arrest outside a tavern, which was recorded on surveillance video.
Police alleged that Bolden assaulted two officers and grabbed at an officer's sidearm. Bolden alleged he was punched "multiple times in the face," slammed into a police cruiser and kicked while prone.
Priest who abused boys, made 1 confess, sentenced to prison
BROOKVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania Roman Catholic priest who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two boys and making one of them say confession after the assaults was sentenced Friday to 2 ½ to 14 years in prison.
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16-year-old pleads guilty, mentally ill in grandma killing
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A 16-year-old Pennsylvania boy has pleaded guilty but mentally ill in the 2016 shooting death of his grandmother.
The Erie Times-News reports Hunter Reeser entered the plea on Friday morning as part of a deal with prosecutors.
Persico seen as game changer in with clergy abuse stance
PITTSBURGH (AP) — When it snowed, Betty Nemchik always knew the sidewalks outside St. James Roman Catholic Church would be shoveled in time for morning Mass.
The now-retired church secretary said her boss, Monsignor Lawrence Persico, personally cleared a path to the New Alexandria church, where he served from 1998 to 2012.
Erie Diocese announces start of victim compensation fund
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie says that it will soon start accepting claims for compensation by survivors of child sexual abuse by clergy.
The diocese announced Friday that in mid-February it will launch a Survivors' Reparation Fund. It will offer survivors who are barred from suing because of time limits a "straight-forward, non-contentious" way to obtain compensation for what it says was the "harm that sexual predators within the Diocese of Erie inflicted."
Truck driver charged with 2nd rape based on DNA test
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in Erie County say DNA has tied a truck driver already charged with a 2017 rape to a similar crime two years earlier.
Jerome Keyes was charged Tuesday in the beating and rape of a 42-year-old woman in Erie in 2015.
Keyes is already in custody, charged with abducting and raping a 37-year-old woman in October.
Man convicted of killing wife on Lake Erie sentenced to life
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man convicted of fatally shooting his wife, tying her body to an anchor and tossing it into Lake Erie, then trying to cover up the crime by claiming she had apparently fallen overboard, was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.
Woman pleads guilty to bludgeoning, crushing boyfriend
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A woman has pleaded guilty to killing her boyfriend by stabbing him, hitting him with a table leg and crushing him under the weight of her roughly 300 pounds.
Windi Thomas, of Erie, faces a sentence of 18 to 36 years after pleading guilty to third-degree murder. She had been scheduled for trial next week, but instead will be sentenced on Dec. 21.
Woman pleads guilty to causing death by sitting on boyfriend
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — An approximately 300-pound woman has pleaded guilty to third-degree murder for killing her nearly 120-pound boyfriend by beating him with a table leg and sitting on him, rendering him unable to breathe.
Authorities say 44-year-old former home health aide Windi C. Thomas entered the plea in Erie County court on Monday, agreeing to a recommended sentence of 18 to 36 years.