Next steps for Erie County Courthouse cafe still undecided

Discussions surrounding the next steps for the Erie County Courthouse cafe are ongoing. The cafe was operated by Chef Lisa Heidelberg who had a lease with Erie County. Erie County Executive Brenton Davis said the original $600 a month lease was changed to $0 during the pandemic by the Dahlkemper Administration. As a result, the […]
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Cheney rips Trump ‘death wish’ comments against McConnell: ‘Absolutely despicable, racist attack’

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) on Monday ripped former President Trump’s recent remarks saying that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has a “death wish,” calling the comments against McConnell and his wife, former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, an “absolutely despicable, racist attack.” Cheney, the vice chairwoman of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, […]
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Colleges teaming up with Eerie Horror Fest

(WJET/WFXP/ — Two local colleges will take part in Eerie Horror Fest this year. Penn State Behrend students will present a workshop to highlight “BOLD-C: The Behrend Open Lab for Digital Creations.” BOLD-C students are encouraged to experience a residency in local film projects. During the workshop, Penn State students will connect with non-commercial filmmakers. […]

PennDOT announces maintenance schedule for week of Oct. 3

Erie, Pennsylvania (WJET/WFXP/ — The northwest region of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has updated the weekly county maintenance schedules listed online to reflect work planned for the week of Oct. 3. The Erie Co. schedule is: Activity Municipalities State Route Common Road Name Ditching Millcreek Township SR 0430 Gore Road Harborcreek Township SR […]

What to do if you find Spotted Lanternfly eggs this fall, winter

(WTAJ) — Spotted Lanternflies continue to pose a risk to agriculture in Pennsylvania as they spread across the state. While adult Spotted Lanternflies will die over the cold winter months, the eggs they leave behind will only continue the invasive species’ presence. Spotted Lanternflies begin laying egg masses in September and can be found on […]

What to know about the Oath Keepers trial

The trial against Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and four of his associates began on Monday as the Department of Justice (DOJ) seeks to convict them on the rarely used charge of seditious conspiracy in a Washington, D.C., court. In opening statements, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Nestler told jurors that Rhodes and the Oath Keepers […]

AHN Saint Vincent celebrates NICU endowment

AHN Saint Vincent is celebrating an endowment to its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The hospital’s unit is a gift from Christine and Arthur Spadafor Jr. who were also born in the NICU at Saint Vincent and have visited over the last few years. The endowment will support the NICU with nursing education, nursing salaries […]

18-year-old driver dies after McKean County rollover

(WJET/WFXP/ — An 18-year-old driver has died following an accident overnight in McKean County. His teenaged passenger was seriously injured. At about 1:03 a.m. on Oct. 3, Donovan Smith was driving north on Forest Road 173 (Fire Road). A Pennsylvania State Police report said the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed when Smith […]

Police arrest suspect in Hess Ave. shooting

Erie Police have arrested a suspect in a shooting that took place on Hess Avenue late last month. Rodjerique Thompson, 27, was arrested on Sunday, Oct. 2 after he allegedly shot two people. According to police, a 31-year-old man was shot multiple times, and a 25-year-old was shot in the calf. Those shootings took place […]

Penelec assessing damage after underground fire in downtown Erie

Penelec crews continue to investigate an underground fire in downtown Erie that happened on Saturday night. Crews returned Monday morning to assess the damage to the manhole located along West 9th Street, between Peach and State streets, in downtown Erie. Penelec officials told us a splice fail caused the underground fire, which was contained to […]

Asbury Woods to host Children’s Water Festival all week

(WJET/WFXP/ — Asbury Woods will be hosting the Children’s Water Festival this week. The Erie nature preserve at 4105 Asbury Road will serve as host to more than 500 fifth-graders throughout this week as they learn about water. The Children’s Water Festival had been held at Penn State Behrend since 2015. The program needed a […]

Jamestown man busted for 70+ grams of meth and more during hotel room raid

(WJET/WFXP/ — Narcotics investigators arrested a Jamestown man following the search of a hotel room. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators along with the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, the Jamestown Police Department SWAT and other members of the Jamestown Police executed a warrant on a room at the Clarion Pointe Hotel (2800 N. Main […]