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Daycare fire that killed 5 children blamed on extension cord

Oct. 10, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Investigators are blaming an electrical extension cord for a fire that killed five small children two months ago in Pennsylvania. The investigative team said Thursday that the deadly Aug. 11 fire at the Erie, Pennsylvania, home that included the Harris Family Daycare was an accident,...

Homeowner finds naked man singing in kitchen, drinking milk

Oct. 8, 2019 8:28 AM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania homeowner who heard someone singing inside his home found a naked man drinking milk in his kitchen. Erie police say the homeowner heard the singing around 3 a.m. Monday. He grabbed his pistol, went to investigate and soon found the man sitting on the kitchen...

High-water Great Lakes reveal pieces of shipwreck history

Sep. 30, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Fragments of long-lost ships are being flung ashore on Michigan beaches. Skeletons of foundered vessels are showing themselves, then vanishing again. With water levels at or approaching record highs on the Great Lakes, history has been visible in unexpected volume on Michigan shorelines....

Middle school teacher receives musical instrument donations

Sep. 28, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A social media post has prompted a wave of donations. When Strong Vincent Middle School music teacher Marena Grondziowski put up a post on Facebook asking her friends to donate old or unused musical instruments, she was expecting a few friends to share it and was hoping for a couple of...

Rare, deadly virus detected in 3 Pennsylvania counties

Sep. 22, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A rare, potentially deadly virus transmitted by mosquitoes has been confirmed in three Pennsylvania counties. The Pennsylvania departments of health and agriculture issued a warning Saturday after confirming eastern equine encephalitis in Erie, Carbon, and Monroe counties. The virus...

Man guilty of killing girlfriend, wounding pregnant woman

Sep. 20, 2019 7:37 AM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A man who fatally shot his girlfriend at a pizza restaurant and wounded her pregnant co-worker has been convicted of first-degree murder and other counts. Luis Rodriguez now faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole when he's sentenced Oct. 29. The 49-year-old Harborcreek...

Deaths of 5 Erie children prompt day care fire safety effort

Sep. 12, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania regulators are acting to increase safety at child care facilities, about a month after five children died in a fire at an Erie day care center. The Human Services Department said Thursday its Office of Child Development and Early Learning will perform fire safety checks...

Kepler's 8th-inning single leads Twins over Tigers 4-3

Sep. 2, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Minnesota Twins' path to the playoffs is getting a boost on the road. Max Kepler hit a two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning and the AL Central-leading Twins topped the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Monday. The Twins have gone 6-1 in the first seven games of a 10-game road trip. They...

Tigers minor leaguer Numata dies after skateboard accident

Sep. 2, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Tigers minor league catcher Chace Numata died Monday, days after being injured in a skateboarding accident in Pennsylvania. He was 27. Numata's family and the team announced the death. Numata, who was playing for Detroit's Double-A Erie affiliate, was found unresponsive Friday morning by...

Tigers' minor leaguer hurt in skateboarding accident

Aug. 30, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — The Detroit Tigers said Friday they have been in contact with hospital officials about the condition of Double-A catcher Chace Numata, who was reportedly injured in a skateboarding accident. GoErie.com reports the 27-year-old Numata was found injured in downtown Erie on Friday morning and...