Latest Erie News

Fictional movie band ‘The Wonders’ hold 25-year reunion

Sep. 11, 2021 09:59 AM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Mary Benjamin was feeling giddy. In a matter of minutes, she’d be face-to-face with The Wonders — or at least, the actors who portrayed the fictional rock band from the 1996 film “That Thing You Do!” ...

Pennsylvania schools making plans to spend pandemic windfall

Aug. 26, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania school leaders are figuring out how to use billions in federal coronavirus relief, a flood of cash that can help lower class sizes, underwrite construction projects, and assist children in catching up after a year and a half of educational disruption. ...

Philly, suburbs drive Pennsylvania's population growth

Aug. 12, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

Philadelphia and its suburbs continued to attract new residents, and south-central Pennsylvania also grew at a healthy clip, but most of the rest of the state’s 67 counties lost people over the past decade, according to new population data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. ...

Police: Father killed 2 children, set fire to home

Jun. 30, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A father killed his two young children and then set fire to their northwestern Pennsylvania house, where he was also found dead, authorities said. State police said the bodies of Richard Zimmer, 48, and the 10-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl were...

3 found dead after fire; state police, fire marshal probing

Jun. 29, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Three people were found dead following a fire in a northwestern Pennsylvania home, authorities said. State police said the blaze was reported shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Greene Township home in Erie County. Trooper Cindy...

Trial opens in shooting death of fast-food restaurant worker

Jun. 28, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Trial has opened for a man charged in the shooting death of an employee during an attempted robbery of a fast-food restaurant in northwestern Pennsylvania last year. Markese Lampley, 21, is charged with first- and second-degree murder in the January...

Openings slated in fast-food restaurant robbery slaying

Jun. 27, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Opening statements are slated Monday in the first-degree murder trial of a man charged in the shooting death of an employee during an attempted robbery of a fast-food restaurant in northwestern Pennsylvania last year. Markese Lampley, 21, is charged in...

Get outside -- adventure awaits in PA lakes, forests, parks

Jun. 19, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Just look at Pennsylvania’s numbers: 2.2 million acres of forestland; 140 state and national parks; home to part of the Appalachian Trail; and 2,500 lakes (including a Great Lake, by the way). And most of it is free. ...