July 7, 2015 - The first of EIGHT GREAT TUESDAYS kicked off Tuesday night at Liberty Park. But the recognizable Burger King amphitheater, looked a little different. In its place, a smaller 40x40 temporary tent that will be used for the next month or more, after the main tent was ripped apart and nearly destroyed June 12 during a severe
Erie's U.S. Coast Guard Station gets a change in command. Chief Petty Officer Matthew Jordan is now in command of Erie's Coast Guard Station. Chief Warrant Officer Stephen Pickard is the former command of Erie's U.S. Coast Guard Station. He's moving to the Buffalo sector with CPO Matthew Jordan coming from Oak Island, North Carolina. CPO Jordan says he will
Tobacco use is no longer permitted on Millcreek Township parks property. The Erie County Department of Health has announced that Millcreek Township and Millcreek Youth Athletic has joined the Young Lungs at Play initiative, which means Millcreek public parks, playing fields and playgrounds are now tobacco free. The Young Lungs at Play initiative aims to eliminate children’s exposure to second
An Erie man that's awaiting trial on charges of assaulting a Pennsylvania State Trooper and stealing his car back in January is in trouble with police again. Anthony Kuroda, 28, and his brother 22 year old Aaron Kuroda were charged by Erie Police with burglary, robbery, and other charges. According to police, on Saturday they entered a residence in the
The Pennsylvania State Police and more than 330 municipal police agencies are stepping up aggressive driving enforcement for the next several weeks. The enforcement initiative aims to reduce the number of aggressive driving related crashes, injuries and death. Police describe aggressive driving behaviors as speeding, tailgating, running a red light and improper passing. Any aggressive driver stopped by police will
Wesleyville Police are looking for information regarding a hit and run accident that occurred on June 30. A 23-year-old man was injured when he was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross Buffalo Road at Eastern Avenue. The vehicle is believed to be a dark colored SUV and most likely has front end damage. Please call Wesleyville Police at
A traffic stop leads Erie Police through a high speed chase downtown resulting in damage to a police vehicle. Brad Atkinson, 36, is facing charges stemming from the incident of fleeing from police, reckless driving, and driving under the influence. Police attempted to make a traffic stop on Atkinson Tuesday morning around 3:30 a.m. Atkinson allegedly fled at a high
A man shot by Erie Police officers was in court today facing charges of aggravated assault. The charges stem from an incident in May when Jason Lybrook allegedly pointed two bb guns at police officers prompting them to fire. Lybrook is being charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and terroristic threats. Lybrook plead not guilty to
The Erie County Department of Health will conduct spraying to control the adult mosquito population where sampling indicates the presence of mosquitoes that can potentially carry West Nile virus. Weather permitting, spraying will be conducted in the following areas: Wednesday, July 8 Harborcreek Township – East Lake Road south to Iroquois Avenue along Irvine Drive, Villa Sites and adjacent roads
A free Friday night concert series is back. Get your lawn chairs and picnic baskets ready for WQLN's sounds around town free concert series. Local musical acts will put on an outdoor concert each Friday night. This week's show features The Groove for a special Bark at the Park night. Guests are invited to bring their pets, and Ainsworth Pet
The Erie Community Foundation is kicking off their Erie Gives campaign for this year. Corporate sponsors from GE Transportation, Erie Insurance, Presque Isle Downs and Casino, and Eriez Magnetics have come together with the Erie Community Foundation to create their largest matching fund yet for the upcoming Erie Gives event. People will be able to donate to their favorite non-profit
A home in the 2600 block of Glenwood Park was damaged by fire. Now, a man enters a plea for causing it. Charles Turowski Jr., 68, pleaded guilty to the charges of felony arson and criminal mischief in court. Turowski will now be facing a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. A sentencing date will take
A man wanted for the beating of a witness in a homicide case is waking up behind bars this morning. Erie Police picked up Marquis Barnes on Saturday while he was walking in the area of West 5th Street and Chestnut Street. Barnes along with four others are wanted in the beating of Javon Martin. Martin testified as a witness
It was an emotional day in court as Dominic Diaz plead his innocence to the court before hearing his sentence of life in prison. "I am innocent", were the first words Diaz said as he apologized to Hercules Reigers family during his sentencing. Diaz was found guilty and charged with first degree murder for the shooting death of Reiger outside
The Cole Bros Circus is in town, and we headed under the big top. The show, 'To the Max,' has a mix of acts and attractions, from elephants and tigers to cloud swing performers and high wire walkers. The circus is in town through Wednesday, July 8. Shows start at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. each night at Millcreek Mall.
July 7, 2015- A man found guilty of murder is set to learn his fate in court. Dominic Diaz was found guilty of first degree murder, nd several other charges, by a jury in May. Diaz shot and killed Hercules Reiger outside of The Bearded Lady, where reiger was working as a bouncer, on August 23rd of 2014. Diaz is
July 7, 2015- 8 Great Tuesdays is back. There's something for just about everyone at each show, from rock to jazz to country. The clarks headline the first show of the season tonight at Liberty Park, With Jeff Jensen opening the show. The event is produced by the Erie Western Pennsylvania Port Authority and sponsored this year by Erie Bank.
Erie Police are looking into a shooting at East 6th Street and Reed Street around midnight that sent a teenager to the hospital. An Erie Police officer heard the shots as a house party let out in 500 block of Reed Street. The victim, an unidentified teenager, was found in the intersection at East 6th Street. It is not known
Based off of the crowds reaction the Cole Brothers circus opening night tonight deserves a round of applause! The circus is in town Wednesday and Thursday. Tickets are available in the parking lot in front of JCPenny. This circus features more than just clowns and elephants.There are motorcycle stunts, flames, and even a dog act keeping the audience at the
The Albion Volunteer Fire Department now joins a long list of departments struggling with funding and staffing issues. These problems are seen not only here in Northwestern Pennsylvania, but across the country. Albion FD currently has about a dozen committed volunteers that help staff the firehouse, along with several EMS and ambulance personnel that serve both Albion and Conneaut Townships.