The Saint Vincent Foundation took the opportunity today, halfway to Christmas, to remind everyone about the Festival of Trees. Planning for the 31st annual festival is already underway. This year's festival starts on November 25 in the Grand Ballroom of the Bayfront Convention Center.
The numbers are in, and this year's Highmark's Walk for a Healthy Community was a huge success. Held in six locations across Pennsylvania and Delaware, a record breaking $1.38 million was raised for more than 200 non-profits. This marks the fourth consecutive year that the walks have generated more than $1 million and brings the 13 year fundraising total to
Some tense moments this morning after a pole barn goes up in flames with a propane tank in the middle of the flames. Fire crews from several departments were called to a home in the 1300 block of West Robison Road just after 8 this morning. The homeowner said she looked out her window and saw the barn totally engulfed
The Erie Neighborhood Watch Council asked for the community's help in the wake of gun violence. The plea brought officials, community members and even some Erie youth together Tuesday night. The Erie community expressed a list of ideas about how we can help our youth and make the city a safer place. More surveillance cameras, mobile therapists on the streets
Former Cathedral Prep swimmer Tommy Steele made the 24 mile trek across Lake Erie in just under twelve hours. Steele began his journey at Long Point around 7 a.m. Tuesday morning. He is the seventeenth person to attempt this course.
The Erie County Coroner's Office has determined 16 year old Shakur Franklin's death as a homicide, dying of a gunshot wound to the back of the head. Now, police are looking for one of two persons of interest to bring in for questioning in the case. Late Friday just before midnight, gunfire broke out at a house party filled with
People for Life were rallying at Griswald Park this afternoon to call upon federal lawmakers to conduct an investigation of Planned Parenthood. People gathered in the park with signs to demand an immediate halt to all government funding for Planned Parenthood. Pro-life State Representative Brad Roae updated the public about measures being taken against Planned Parenthood in the Pennsylvania House
Charges are filed against a man accused of beating another man, breaking his jaw. Darrell Brooks, 24, is charged with aggravated assault by Erie Police. He was arrested at his home without incident. Steve Jacobson was hospitalized last Wednesday after trying to save a puppy he believed was being abused by Brooks. Animal Law Enforcement officers did take the dog
FORE! Look out golfers, the Web.com Tour Players are headed for Peek'n Peek's Upper course in 2016. The PGA's feeder tour announced their partnership with LECOM on Tuesday at a press conference at the Upper Course. LECOM Health is the official sponsor of this internationally recognized tournament. The golf channel will broadcast coverage of the tournament set for July seventh
An Erie teen facing charges for allegedly shooting at a police officer had his bail doubled this afternoon. Korreon Seawright, 16, is being charged as an adult for the shooting incident. Police say they spotted two teens in the area of East 7th and Vine streets following a shots-fired incident. Police say as one officer was taking a teen into
There's a critical blood shortage in our region, so if you're able to donate, now is the time. The Community Blood Bank says the usage by local hospitals is exceeding donations. They're asking you to donate as soon as possible if eligible. The Community Blood Bank is in critical need of blood, especially o-negative and o-positive. Visit the Blood Bank
July 28, 2015- A former Cathedral Prep swimmer is currently crossing Lake Erie in the latest attempt to swim from Long Point to Freeport Beach. Josh Heynes, founder of the Lake Erie Open Water Swimming Association, said Steele entered the water at Long Point this morning around 7:30. Heynes said Steele is the only sanctioned swimmer to make such an
MAYVILLE, NY: Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corporation (CHRIC) announces that it will be holding its 2nd Annual Fundraiser on Saturday, September 12th, 2015 with a benefit performance by political satirist Mark Russell. CHRIC has served Chautauqua County for 37 years and in the last 7 years alone has provided housing rehabilitation to make over 200 lead safe rental homes
A favorite Erie store has a new owner now. Pulakos Chocolates has been around for more than 100 years and the business is now controlled by Mike Noel. The new owner says that he is looking to expand the business and potentially open a new location, but he does not plan to change much else. Pulakos recipe has been the
July 28, 2015- Sheriffs Deputies in Chautauqua County are investigating the death of a 2-year-old boy at a daycare location. The toddler was found deceased at Little Racer's Daycare on Rt. 474 in the Town of North Harmony. The District Attorney says the boy died sometime between 11 p.m. and midnight on Monday. A 14-year-old girl is being held in
Players were having “big” luck in both slots and tables this weekend as two large jackpots were won over the weekend at Presque Isle Downs & Casino by Pennsylvania residents. Geri Newara of Harborcreek, Pennsylvania won a $1 Quick Hit jackpot worth $60,447 from a $15 wager on Friday, July 24, 2015. “I love Presque Isle Downs!” said a very
A public affairs program will air later this week on WQLN in the wake of the recent homicides. Erie Now, with host Marcus Atkinson, will feature among the guests, Mothers Against Teen Violence founder Sonya Arrington, Sister Marlene Bertke and former Times News Public Editor Jeff Pinski. The panel is discussing causes and possible solutions to violence in the community.
An autopsy is underway right now on the second teenage victim in a deadly weekend shootout. Meanwhile, Erie Police need your help finding answers. Still no arrests have been made. Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook is conducting the autopsy on 16 year old Shakur Franklin at this hour. This after gunfire broke out at a house party just before midnight
The state fire commissioner makes a stop in Erie County, assessing the needs of local paid and volunteer fire departments. department. Commissioner Tim Solobay toured several stations of the Erie City Fire Department this morning. The Commonwealth's highest ranking fire official was invited to the area by State Senator Sean Wiley to address the needs of local departments. Since being
The Lake Erie Fanfare returns for another night of heated competition at Veteran's Stadium. The event pits more than 1,000 young musicians and performers against one another in a tough musical competition. The participants spend hours on end preparing for their performances, to make sure they are top-notch. Groups from Oregon, Wisconsin, California, Texas and Wyoming will be taking part,