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6 hrs ago | WICU12 Erie

One Suspect in Custody After High-Speed Pursuit

Erie police have a suspect behind bars on a long list of charges after a high speed pursuit Saturday night. The chase ended with the suspect crashing into a house on Weschler Avenue around 11:30 p.m. The house was left with extensive damage, but the owner wasn't injured.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

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Drug deaths remain high in Erie County

If testing proves the suspicions true, it will push the county closer to matching or surpassing in 2014 the high number of drug-related deaths seen in the two previous years. There were 38 accidental deaths caused by drugs as of Friday, Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook said.

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Volunteers sought for coastal cleanup in Erie County

Of the 17,344 cigarette butts collected in Pennsylvania during the 2013 International Coastal Cleanup, 16,276 were found in Erie County. Local organizers are looking for volunteers to pick up not only cigarettes but also cigar tips, plastic bags, bottles, caps, lids, straws and other trash that has accumulated over the past year on beaches and along lakes and waterways.

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In Brief: Health center receives aid

The downtown Erie medical office is one of 38 Pennsylvania medical centers to receive Affordable Care Act funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Community Health Net officials did not return a call seeking comment Friday afternoon, but a Health and Human Services news release said the centers will use the funding to hire staff, stay open longer hours and expand the medical care they provide.

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Albion area remains in running for iron-processing plant

But Huya, 67, a member of Borough Council in Albion, isn't so sure. He's been waiting for months to hear something new about the prospects for building an iron-processing plant in the Albion area.

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Rev. Charles Brock: A dire economic picture

"One in three people in Erie County seek out food pantries, soup kitchens and other meal-service programs to feed themselves and their families." This is a political, social, humanitarian and religious issue of the highest order.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

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Revolving door part of $1.5M in upgrades at Erie Sheraton

The Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel is getting a $1.5 million face-lift, and one of the biggest changes will be to one of the complex's busiest spots: the front entrance. The Erie County Convention Center Authority, which owns the 6-year-old hotel and neighboring Bayfront Convention Center, is replacing the outer set of front automatic sliding doors with an automatic revolving door, mainly to reduce the winter chill in the hotel's lobby.

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Erie County board pushes for 50 percent tax deal

Negotiations are ongoing over how much the nonprofit Knowledge Park at Penn State Behrend will have to pay in lieu of property taxes starting in 2015. The board will not accept a deal in which DevelopErie, which leases the 200-acre Knowledge Park from Penn State Behrend, would pay less than 50 percent of what would be the complex's full property tax bill.

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Our View: Mayor, please bring Train to Erie

All aboard: Pat Monahan, lead singer of Train, says he'd like to do a free or low-cost concert in Erie in 2015. In an interview with Dave Richards for the Sept.

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Union City man charged in assault on police

A borough man wanted by state police on charges of intentionally hitting another man with his truck in Crawford County was jailed today on charges of assaulting state and local police while he was being detained on Thursday night. Tony L. Vincent, 30, was arraigned this morning by Union City District Judge Carol Southwick on aggravated assault, simple assault and other charges and was placed in the Erie County Prison on $10,000 bond.

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Local group still working to revamp McBride Viaduct as public park

"We don't want to lose the history of what happened here," Austin, a co-founder of the local group Civitas, said while standing on the now-closed bridge near East 12th Street and East Avenue on Thursday afternoon. Civitas promotes historical preservation and urban design, transportation and entrepreneurship, and the group is leading an effort to repurpose the McBride Viaduct as a public park and greenway.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

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Erie County teen birthrate at historical low

Veronica Bleil used to wake up most school days at 6:30 a.m., or more like 6:50 if you ask her stepmother. Now the 16-year-old Harbor Creek High School junior rises between 4:30 and 5 a.m. It takes more time to get two people ready, especially if one of them is just 9 weeks old.

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Hundreds attend Erie 9/11 Memorial dedication

More than 300 area residents, firefighters and community leaders stood outside Blasco Library the morning of Sept. 11 for a remembrance ceremony that featured the unveiling and dedicating of the Erie 9/11 Memorial, a 16-foot-tall, 10,000-pound steel beam recovered from the World Trade Center site after the 9/11 terror attacks.

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About 100 attend prayer vigil for slain Erie man

About 100 people attended a prayer vigil this afternoon in a quiet west Erie neighborhood where homicide victim David D. McLendon Tate was found dead on Aug. 6. Tate, 39, was found that day at about 5:45 a.m. on a sidewalk on Delaware Avenue, just south of Ottawa Avenue. The Erie County Coroner's Office ruled Tate's death a homicide.

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Help Erie Law Enforcement Find Wanted Suspects

The district attorney's office is using Twitter, to help find fugitives. This week, they are looking for 37-year-old Larry Alexander.

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Men sentenced in east Erie fight, shooting

Two Erie brothers were sentenced this morning in Erie County Court for their roles in a fight in which two people were shot and a woman was beaten. Gerald A. Johnson, 27, was sentenced by Judge John Garhart to serve nine to 20 years in state prison on charges he shot and wounded two men during the Jan. 18 attack inside an apartment in the 500 block of East Eighth Street.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

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Franklin Township Fire Department gets $77,000 federal grant

The Department of Homeland Security has awarded nearly $77,000 to the Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Department in Erie County, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey announced. To improve firefighters' safety, the department will use the money to replace outdated self-contained breathing apparatuses, which are used to protect firefighters' respiratory systems when fighting fires.

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Lawyer seeks to toss evidence in Erie fugitive's trial

A judge has already ruled that the Erie County District Attorney's Office can try longtime fugitive Michael E. Akerly in absentia on charges he raped and injured a now-deceased 61-year-old woman in 1998. A hearing was held this morning before Erie County President Judge Ernest J. DiSantis Jr. on a motion that seeks to limit the evidence the prosecution can present at trial in November.

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Erie Leaders Gather To Support CRIZ Bill

Local Erie leaders come together Wednesday morning, to push for state tax incentives for development on Erie's Bayfront. Senator Sean Wiley and other local leaders, are pushing to get the City Revitalization Improvement Zone bill, otherwise known as CRIZ passed in the House.

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'Most Wanted' fugitive apprehended in Allegheny County

A woman wanted by the Erie County Sheriff's Office for a probation violation was apprehended in Allegheny County on Tuesday, deputies said today. Samantha Nicolia, 29, was featured in the Aug. 28 Erie Times-News Most Wanted.

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