Latest Erie News

Bear in Erie backyard tree removed, to be released elsewhere

May. 24, 2020 9:12 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — State game commission wardens in northwestern Pennsylvania tranquilized and removed a 127-pound bear from a neighborhood in the city of Erie over the weekend. Erie police and game wardens were called to the east Erie neighborhood at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday after the animal was spotted in...

Carter Perkins, 21, a rapper and producer, who goes by the name Rozei, is shown May 12, 2020 at Dobbins Landing in Erie, Pa. The McDowell High School graduate recently signed a contract with Atlantic Records. (Jack Hanrahan/Erie Times-News via AP)

Erie rapper Rozei moving up

May. 23, 2020 3:05 AM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Carter Perkins spends the early morning hours locked away in his bedroom. Like many aspiring music artists, the area has become his makeshift studio. The 21-year-old Millcreek Township native occasionally posts his melodies under his artist name “Rozei” on the streaming...

Woman charged in stabbing death to argue self-defense

May. 11, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — The attorney representing a northwestern Pennsylvania woman charged in a stabbing death says he will argue that she acted in self-defense and in the defense of her daughter. The Erie Times-News reports that 67-year-old Delores White was ordered to trial on charges including first-degree...

Friends Michele Boone, left, and Michele Blasius said they were enjoying “the freedom of shopping” on Friday, May 8, 2020, at a gift ship in downtown Lewisburg, Pa. Some of the retail shops in the town’s Market Street shopping strip reopened after about two months on Friday, with a  trickle of customers, as Union County was considered to be safe enough to begin to loosen social distancing restrictions. (AP Photo/Mark Scolforo)

Western Pennsylvania to escape lockdown amid growing anger

May. 8, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Thirteen western Pennsylvania counties, including the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, will see relief from Gov. Tom Wolf's most restrictive pandemic orders on movement and businesses next week, joining much of northern Pennsylvania that began emerging Friday. But frustration among...

Medical professionals and their supporters wearing protective face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus demand safer working conditions and policies during a May Day protest near Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Friday, May 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Virus restrictions to be eased in 24 Pennsylvania counties

May. 1, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — About 1.5 million Pennsylvania residents will be able to freely leave their homes next week, and retail shops and other businesses will be able to reopen, as Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday lifted some pandemic restrictions on 24 largely rural counties. All of the counties moving from...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Apr. 29, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Tuition lawsuits misguided Altoona Mirror April 28 During their future career choices and work lives, most of today’s college students will be confronted with unexpected, challenging circumstances that they will...

People wearing a protective face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus walk past a mural of the world in Philadelphia, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. April 22 is observed as Earth Day every year as a tool to raise ecological awareness. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Pennsylvania governor lays out coronavirus reopening plan

Apr. 22, 2020 8:32 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Residents of northcentral and northwestern Pennsylvania are projected to be the first in the state to be released from Gov. Tom Wolf’s stay-at-home order, and many retail stores in those areas should be able to reopen, under a statewide plan announced Wednesday night. Wolf...

Firefighters find body inside burning vehicle in Erie

Apr. 13, 2020 9:11 AM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Firefighters who extinguished a car fire at an abandoned gas station early Monday found a body in the vehicle, authorities said. The fire in Erie was reported around 2:30 a.m., city police said. The burning vehicle was next to a building and among several vehicles parked between the gas...

From far left to right, Victor Bibbs, 26, and his daughters Kavaya Bibbs, 4, and Zi'yona Calkins, 7, use hand sanitizer as YMCA childcare employee April Moskalczyk holds two-year-old Zavaya Bibbs, having her temperature taken, on April 1, 2020, in Erie, Pa. Bibbs and the girls' mother dropped their three daughters off at the YMCA for the first time because the youngsters' schools are closed due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. (Greg Wohlford/Erie Times-News via AP)

Erie’s essential workers struggle with child care

Apr. 11, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — With many day cares closed, essential workers with kids are struggling to find child care solutions while they are on the job. One mom works from home with her 1-year-old daughter sitting on her lap. Another has her 13- and 11-year-olds watch her baby while she and her boyfriend are at...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Apr. 8, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Right call on airline cash The Citizen’s Voice April 8 Airlines are among the businesses most severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic fallout, and they need federal assistance if they quickly...