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Council Chairman Joe Giles, who has served on County Council since 1982, and fellow Democrat Ronald Cleaver, a councilman since 2006, each lost in the May primary and will leave office later this month.
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Joshua Hughes said he opened the door of his West 21st Street apartment to let in some friends on the evening of Oct. 14 when he saw three men with masks and guns approaching.
A man wanted by the Erie County Sheriff's Office for failure to appear for a plea on burglary charges turned himself in on Monday, deputies said today.
Members of three Erie area religious orders will host a "Take Back the Site" prayer vigil Thursday at 5:15 p.m. The vigil will take place at 2320 German St., near where Stevenson "Joka" Jordan, 37, was shot and killed on Dec. 1. Erie police have charged Kenneth Ellis, 62, with homicide in the death of Jordan, Erie County's fifth homicide victim ... (more)
A Millcreek Township man was jailed this morning on charges of fleeing from a state police trooper who confronted him while the man was masturbating outside of a Girard Township grocery store on Monday night.
Cody Lee Menhart, 25, of the 700 block of Cascade Street, is in the Erie County Prison today on $50,000 bond after he was arraigned on Monday afternoon by Millcreek Township District Judge Paul Manzi on charges of burglary, theft and criminal mischief.
Erie County Council members and the county court system's top judge will meet this morning about a proposal to create a centralized information technology department within county government.
The preliminary hearing for a man accused of perjuring himself in a recent burglary trial was postponed this morning after a witness failed to appear for the hearing in Erie County Central Court.
Already on snow overload, the Erie region could see an additional 2 inches to 4 inches today, according to the National Weather Service in Cleveland, and more snow tonight, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Erie police have made an arrest in a shooting investigation from over the weekend.
According to a Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry press release, the Final Determination of an audit of the WIB's books, requires the member counties to repay $227,476.29 in disallowed costs run up by the WIB's fiscal agent over four years.
"Cigarette butts are the number one thing picked up," said Jake Moore, coordinator of the International Coastal Cleanup in Erie County.
The Erie County Coroner's office has identified a 77-year-old woman killed in a two-car crash in Millcreek Township this afternoon.
"Yes, it's taxpayer dollars, but we'd been watching money go to Harrisburg or Philadelphia and even neighboring communities and decided we should try for some," said Jean Rodemaker, Lawrence Park commissioner of parks and recreation.
A large storm system tracking across the northeast dumped several inches of snow in the region today and led to numerous accidents on area roadways.