CRIME & SAFETY
Erie man sentenced for shooting that injured 14-year-old
An Erie man has been sentenced after pleading guilty to a February shooting that injured a 14-year-old. Orguna Sanders Jr., 20, received a consecutive six to 12 months sentence while appearing before Erie County Judge Daniel Brabender. According to the Erie County District Attorney’s Office, Sanders pleaded guilty to one count of illegal possession of […]
Former NY resident indicted in Erie on drug charges
(WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com) — A federal grand jury in Erie has indicted a former Jamestown, New York resident for drug violations. That indictment named a 23-year-old on a charge of violating federal narcotics laws, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Pennsylvania reports. According to court documents, around March 2023, the suspect possessed with intent to distribute approximately […]
Former Erie man indicted for fatal overdose, intent to distribute fentanyl and meth
(WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com) — A former Erie resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly violating federal narcotic laws after an investigation by Erie County authorities. The three-count indictment named a 33-year-old as the sole defendant in the indictment. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Pennsylvania, the suspect sold an amount […]
Feds indict Erie man on charges of supplying fentanyl that caused 22-year-old's death
An Erie man caught with suspected fentanyl pills in a Millcreek Township police drug investigation in April is accused of supplying the fentanyl that caused another man's death. A federal grand jury has indicted 33-year-old Delvon L. Sanders on charges of distributing a substance containing fentanyl that resulted in serious...
Erie County Sheriff's Warns Residents of New Phone Scam
The Erie County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about a new phone scam. According to the Sheriff's Office, an individual is impersonating a deputy using a fake name and phone number. The Sheriff's Office said the individual is telling people they have a criminal warrant and/or fines for missing Federal...
Summer Crime Concerns
Daryl Craig of the Erie Bluecoats has seen enough. "This is insane. Like really, really, super insane," he said. He's spent years trying to stop youth violence in Erie only to see friends and family members keep dying. "After the pandemic, it was like somebody unlocked the gates of hell,"...
Erie basketball court fatal shootout suspect awaiting trial in mall shots-fired incident
One of two suspects charged by Erie police in a weekend shootout that led to the death of an 18-year-old city man was out on bond awaiting trial in a high-profile shots-fired incident that occurred at the Millcreek Mall in September. James E. Troop III, 19, is facing two felony counts of conspiracy...
Two charged after fatal shooting in east Erie; victim identified
(WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com) — Erie Police have charged two people after a fatal shooting on Erie’s eastside over Memorial Day weekend, and police have released new details on the Sunday night shooting. Erie Police Deputy Chief Rick Lorah reports the shooting happened Sunday evening around 7 p.m. at Queen Street/2nd Street and Pennsylvania Ave. in Erie. Two […]
Semi Catches Fire, Slows Traffic on Interstate 90 in Fairview Area
A semi caught fire, slowing traffic for a while Thursday on Interstate 90 in the Fairview area. It was reported around 11:15 a.m. in the westbound lanes near mile marker 16, which is located east of the Route 98/Avonia Rd. exit. Firefighters were called out to put out the flames.
Plane crashes on Pennsylvania Turnpike near Harrisburg
YORK COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) – A plane has crashed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Fairview Township and the Capital City Airport along the Susquehanna River. According to Ted Czech with York County Office of Emergency Management, there are injuries and the extent of those injuries is unknown. PennDOT says the crash did involve a utility […]
State Police Troop E Memorial Day weekend crash, enforcement results
(WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com) — Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) have released their crash and enforcement findings for the four-day Memorial Day weekend in Troop E (Erie, Crawford, Warren and Venango counties). According to state police, troopers investigated 45 non-fatal vehicle crashes, along with 9 injuries during the Memorial weekend travel period, which ran from May 26-29. Police report […]
Two shot, one dead in Sunday night shooting in east Erie
One person is dead and two people are in custody following a Sunday night shooting in Erie. This happened around 7 p.m. Sunday in the area of East 24th & Wayne streets in Erie. Police say two people were struck and taken to separate hospitals. Erie Police say one of the victims died after suffering […]
Three injured in multi-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon
Three people are injured following a four-car accident Sunday afternoon. That accident happened at the intersection of Avonia Road and Sterrettania Road just before 2 p.m. Sunday. According to reports from the scene, four cars were involved; two of which sustained heavy damage. Three people were reportedly transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries. […]
Mill Village Fire Department Responds to Brush Fire
The warm, dry weather has kept volunteer fire departments busy putting out brush fires. Crews in Mill Village responded to a brush fire on Route Six just after 3:00 in the afternoon on Wednesday. The Mill Village Fire Chief said that the cause of the fire was undetermined, but they...
‘It’s always tough to figure out how you can summarize a life’ Family grieving after Erie woman dies in tragic Utah rock climbing accident
(WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com)– An Erie family is grieving after a rock climbing accident in Utah resulted in the death of one climber and severely injuring another. What started as another fun outing of rock climbing for Kaitlyn Marie Brann, 34, and her boyfriend, Scotty Hogg, 30, of Park City, Utah ended in tragedy after a piece of […]
Testimony in Erie homicide reveals friend ditched suspected murder weapon
A friend of Erie homicide suspect Torrance A. Norris testified on Thursday that he quickly disposed of a pile of clothing Norris had changed out of and a handgun left on top of the clothes when the friend found them on the floor of his East 23rd Street apartment on the early morning of March 18.
Trial for Pittsburgh synagogue shooter begins
The trial for a man accused of killing 11 Jewish worshippers at a Pittsburgh synagogue in 2018 is underway. If convicted, he could face the death penalty. Robert Bowers, 50, pleaded not guilty to 63 charges after firing at people in the Tree of Life synagogue. As opening statements were made on Tuesday, WJET reached […]
Co-defendant: Spat over stolen items led to confrontation, fatal shooting in Erie in 2021
An Erie woman charged with two others in the fatal shooting of 33-year-old Rhonda Glover in November 2021 testified Wednesday that she employed her two co-defendants to help her in a matter involving stolen and damaged property. Aiyanna R. Atkinson said she was upset a former boyfriend had reportedly stolen...
Motorcycle Thefts in the City of Erie
As summer begins so does the season for riding motorcycles but typically it also means that crime increases. Two motorcycles were stolen in the city of Erie from Jorge Barrios, an Erie resident, on Cottage Ave. Victor Irizarry, owner of Prestige Auto Body and friend of Barrios, said after it...
Former New York Resident Indicted for Meth Trafficking
ERIE, PA — A former resident of Jamestown, New York has been indicted by a federal grand jury this week in Erie on a charge of violating federal narcotics laws, announced Acting United States Attorney Troy Rivetti. The one-count Indictment named Andre Richards, 23, as the sole defendant. According...
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