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Feds find Erie businessman in tax suit; delay disputed
After more than 90 days, the Justice Department has finally served an Erie businessman with a $470,000 lawsuit over back taxes. The businessman said he was avoiding no one, and he wants a judge to penalize the government for taking so long to find him.
Guilty plea strips Erie auto salesman of license
A guilty plea has cost a former Erie auto salesman his license to sell vehicles for five years. Scott M. Bone, 50, pleaded guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor counts of misapplication of government property and tampering with public records as his case was set to go to trial in Erie County Court. A judge
This day in Erie history: March 20, 1951
1951: "Since its completion a vast, empty $6 million building today began serving its purpose as a hospital in the true sense of the word" with the admission of World War I veteran Francesco Mannerino, of West 19th Street, to the new seven-story Veterans Administration Hospital in Erie. Mannerino pr
A near-average winter for Erie gives way to spring
Yearning to get outdoors after a long winter of indoor hibernation?. It's time to put away the shovels and the snowblower and begin cultivating thoughts of outside projects and activities.
Erie police release video in club burglary probe
Erie police have released surveillance video of the suspect in the burglary of a westside social club earlier this month as detectives continue work on trying to identify the person.
Erie Sikh women share Indian comfort food
I don't make a lot of Indian food, though I have enjoyed some of the classics from time to time, such as Butter Chicken and Tikka Masala. I've defiled freshly baked naan, or soft, delicious Indian bread by making pizzas out of it, though that really doesn't count.
Male stabbed, faces charges in Erie assault
A male is in Erie police custody and is facing criminal charges in a reported break-in and assault at a westside residence that led to him being stabbed early Tuesday morning. The male, whose name has not been released, was taken to UPMC Hamot and was treated for a laceration to the arm and a cut to
Search warrant served at Erie fire scene
Investigators with the Erie Bureau of Fire and the Erie Bureau of Police returned to a burned-out apartment house on the city's west side on Tuesday morning to continue their search for the cause of a Saturday night fire that authorities said is being investigated as suspicious.
Man dead following Corry altercation
CORRY — Authorities are investigating the death of a man following an altercation in the city on Tuesday afternoon. The man, whose name and age have not yet been released, was pronounced dead at Corry Memorial Hospital, Erie County Deputy Coroner John Maloney said Wednesday morning. An autopsy is sc
Family sues after Pennsylvania man with 10 pot plants is crushed by bulldozer in police chase
Gregory Longenecker had a date with his long-term girlfriend he wouldn’t make. At around 11 a.m. one morning last July, Longenecker, 51, and a friend were spotted by a Pennsylvania Game Commission employee and police in an area surrounded by heavy brush and next to 10 marijuana plants they appeared
New report: Erie and Niagara Counties ranking unhealthiest counties in the state
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Out of 62 counties in New York State, Erie County ranked 56 and Niagara County ranked 58 in terms of health, according to a new study. "One of the things we want to do is address this issue and how we're going to move forward," said Phil Haberstro, CEO Wellness Institute of Gr
Solve Lake Erie’s problems with Erie Hack’s mini-challenges
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Lake Erie has lots of problems, from harmful algal blooms to plastic pollution. The Cleveland Water Alliance is looking for technology to solve those problems, through its second $100,000 ErieHack competition.
Reports say stabbing on West 22nd was after suspect attacked a woman and her mother
An Erie man is arraigned after charges of burglary and criminal trespass. This, following an assault that led to him being stabbed in the 1000 block of West 22nd Street. Investigators say 44-year-old Keith Pullium broke into a residence shortly after 2am Tuesday. After breaking in, Pullium allegedly
State rejects 1st version of Erie schools recovery plan
Like a high school teacher displeased with the draft of a term paper, the Pennsylvania secretary of education has sent back the Erie School District's state-mandated financial improvement plan for more work.
Robbery suspect stabbed by owner after breaking into their home on West 22nd Street
An attempt of burglary turns stabbing early this morning along West 22nd Street in Erie. Around 2:30am, a suspect broke into a West 22nd Street residence. The owner was home at the time and stabbed the intruder in self-defense.
Pennsylvania Woman Tries To Set Ex-Boyfriend’s Home On Fire With Him Inside, Police say
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — Authorities in Lehigh County say a woman tried to set her ex-boyfriend’s home on fire with him inside, after he got a protective order against her. It happened Monday in Allentown.
Waterford woman charged in fatal Amity crash
The Pennsylvania State Police have filed criminal charges against a Waterford woman in a one-vehicle crash in Amity Township that killed an Erie man in early June. Charges including felony counts of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI, homic
Talks between Wabtec and union in Erie continue
Representatives of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, former employees of the GE Transportation plant in Erie, sat down last week with negotiators from their new employer, Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp., after concluding a nine-day strike against the company on M
Police investigate whether Cochran Street fire may be linked to others in the area
Investigators used a search warrant to continue their look into what caused Saturday's destructive fire on Cochran Street in Erie. Those investigators returning to the scene to search for a cause. They served what's called an 'Origin of Cause' warrant, which allows them to look into different parts
1 hurt in two-vehicle rollover crash in Erie
One person was transported to the hospital following a two-vehicle crash in the 600 block of Raspberry Street in Erie on Monday afternoon. The driver of one vehicle, a Chevy Equinox, said he was northbound on Raspberry Street around 2:15 p.m., turning east into the driveway of his home, when the dri