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3 hrs ago | Erie Times News

3 'Most Wanted' fugitives apprehended

Three people wanted on warrants by the Erie County Sheriff's Office are back in custody following their recent apprehensions. Anna McGroarty, 19, was apprehended in Ohio on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Erie, PA, North East, PA

5 hrs ago | Erie Times News

North East man sentenced in home invasion robbery

A North East man was sentenced this morning to serve 16 to 32 years in state prison after being convicted in July of charges in a September 2013 home invasion robbery. Erie County Judge Shad Connelly also revoked Timothy Nadolny's probation in a theft case from 2009 and sentenced him to an additional two to four years in prison in the case.

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Related Topix: North East, PA, State Prisons, Prison

11 hrs ago | Erie Times News

In Brief: Ohio man charged after Erie police find suspected LSD

An Ohio man was jailed on drug charges Tuesday after Erie police said they found him with suspected LSD while investigating a suspicious vehicle. Gunnar J. West, 23, of Coshocton, Ohio, is accused of possessing 251 hits of suspected LSD, with an estimated street value of $2,510.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Erie, PA

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Erie Times News

Waterfront advocate takes issue with bayfront path's design

Ed Kissell thinks that 1,100 feet of new public walkway along the former GAF Materials Corp. property on Erie's west bayfront is a gorgeous space that offers great waterfront views. Kissell -- a longtime advocate for public access along Erie's waterfront -- has lodged a formal complaint with the city of Erie's Zoning Office over the project, which is part of $7 million worth of environmental remediation work at the 12.5-acre GAF property.

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YourErie

Golden Corral Fire Sets off Sprinklers

September 16, 2014 - A little earlier in the evening, dinner came to a screeching halt for diners at a Summit Township restaurant. Five fire departments were called to the Golden Corral on upper Peach Street just before 9 p.m, according to Erie County 911.

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Erie Times News

Mistrial declared in Erie elder abuse case

A last-minute evidentiary dispute led an Erie County judge today to declare a mistrial in the case of a 53-year-old Wesleyville man accused of stealing $15,000 from a 90-year-old woman. Judge Shad Connelly declared the mistrial around 10 a.m., as the prosecution was to start its second day of testimony.

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Related Topix: Erie, PA, Wesleyville, PA

Erie Times News

Ohio man goes into cardiac arrest, drives into I-90 median

An Akron, Ohio man died at UPMC Hamot this afternoon after going into cardiac arrest while driving on Interstate 90. Erie County dispatchers said the man was headed westbound on the interstate near mile marker 8 in Girard Township shortly after 3:30 p.m. when responders believe he went into cardiac arrest then drove into the median and hit a guard rail. The 40-year-old man was transported to UPMC Hamot where Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook said he was pronounced dead.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Erie Times News

4th District House candidates agree to debate

Incumbent Curt Sonney, a Republican from Harborcreek Township, said he has accepted Democratic challenger Curt Smith's request to hold a series of debates. "It's always good for the public to hear what both candidates have to say," said Sonney, 56, who is seeking a sixth term representing eastern Erie County.

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Related Topix: Penn State Erie The Behrend College, Harborcreek, PA, Erie, PA

Erie Times News

Corry man charged in assault on brother

A city man faces assault and endangerment charges after police accused him of beating his brother with a baseball bat and spitting on police officers Friday. Garrett A. Birkmire, 26, of the 700 block of West Washington Street, is in the Erie County Prison on $30,000 in bonds today after he was arraigned by Corry District Judge Brenda Nichols on two sets of criminal charges.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Times Observer

Drunken Sailor

The search for widowm is not an easy road, most especially the highway of the big business, DUI program in Warren County. Bigger yet is the discretionary power of the judges and district attorney.

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Related Topix: Warren County, PA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Warren, PA, Erie, PA

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

Erie Times News

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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Erie Times News

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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Erie Times News

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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Related Topix: Erie, PA, Sharon, PA, Hydetown, PA

Erie Times News

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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Related Topix: Albion, PA, Cranesville, PA, Erie, PA

Erie Times News

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

Erie Times News

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 Times News

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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Related Topix: Penn State Erie The Behrend College

Erie Times News

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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Related Topix: Erie, PA, Train Disaster, Pop/Rock, Train

Erie Times News

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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Related Topix: Union City, PA, Crawford County, PA

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