Latest Erie News

Hammered: COVID-19 nails Pennsylvania’s lumber industry

Aug. 8, 2020 3:02 AM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Matt Summerell, the owner of Summerell Builders, has a client waiting for a new deck to be built. Summerrell, who signed the contract in May, would like to have the deck finished in time for the homeowner to enjoy it this summer. But like thousands of contractors and even more...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jul. 22, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: With data switch, Trump delivers another slap to CDC The York Dispatch July 17 Forgive us if we take it with an entire shaker of salt when the Trump administration says it’s making a change to improve a government...

Officer seen kicking seated protester won't face charges

Jul. 9, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania police officer seen on video kicking a protester sitting on the street during civil unrest in Erie will not face any criminal charges in the matter, prosecutors announced Thursday. Erie County District Attorney Jack Daneri also said the protester will not face charges...

Attorney of kicked protester seeks officer's name

Jun. 22, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — The attorney for a protester kicked by a northwestern Pennsylvania police officer as she was sitting on the street during civil unrest in Erie last month has filed court papers seeking the officer's identity. Attorney Timothy McNair said Monday he had filed for a writ of summons against...

Nursing homes strained by pandemic rules, costs - and tests

Jun. 20, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After a nursing aide tested positive for COVID-19 on May 19, Presbyterian SeniorCare moved quickly to test all staff and residents at its Elmwood Gardens facilities in Erie for the highly contagious respiratory disease. The Memorial Day weekend was fast approaching, and leadership,...

People stand by tea lights after nursing home workers and advocates lit over 3,400 of them on the steps of the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Thursday, June 18, 2020, to represent the women and men who have died of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania nursing homes. The event was part of a National Nursing Home Day of Action. (Sean Simmers/The Patriot-News via AP)

Wolf loosens restrictions in last of counties except Lebanon

Jun. 19, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Heavily populated regions of Pennsylvania that were among the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic will move next week into the "green” phase of Gov. Tom Wolf's reopening plan, meaning gyms, salons and theaters can reopen and people can gather in larger groups, his...

Officer seen kicking seated protester suspended, mayor says

Jun. 16, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania police officer seen on video kicking a protester sitting on the street during civil unrest in Erie last month will be suspended without pay for three days and will then be on desk duty until he completes sensitivity training, officials said. The Erie Times-News reports that...

State board approves Erie community college

Jun. 11, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Erie's County on Thursday received state approval for a community college. The state Board of Education's 9-6 vote followed a two-day evidentiary hearing and came three years after the county submitted its plan. "After years of dedicated time and research and Erie County’s...

Death of man found in burning car in April ruled accidental

Jun. 10, 2020 11:55 AM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say the death of a man found in a burning car in northwestern Pennsylvania almost two months ago has been ruled accidental. Firefighters in Erie found the body of 62-year-old William Deangelo after extinguishing the blaze at an abandoned gas station early April 13 on the city's...