Gannon engineering students build snow-removal robot

Science 05/13/19, 16:49

This is a senior project that everyone in Erie can appreciate.In a region that gets about 10 feet of snow a year, imagine never having to shovel it again.Five engineering students at Gannon University have built a snow-removal robot that does the job. They say it has 16 miles of ...

Longtime married couple die within minutes of each other

U.S. 05/03/19, 13:14

Family members say a Pennsylvania couple who had been married for almost 45 years died within minutes of each other.Clair "Cos" Vance had made daily visits to a care center where his 70-year-old wife, Jeanne, lived because of mobility and medical problems. But those visits stopped last week when he ...

Tigers’ top pick Mize pitches no-hitter in Double-A debut

Baseball 04/30/19, 01:34

Detroit Tigers No. 1 draft pick Casey Mize pitched a no-hitter for the Erie SeaWolves in his Double-A debut Monday night.Mize threw 98 pitches while overpowering the Altoona Curve. He hit the first batter of the game but got a groundball double play. He struck out seven and walked one, ...

Workers strike at ex-GE Transportation plant in Pennsylvania

U.S. 02/26/19, 17:17

Workers at the former GE Transportation plant in northwestern Pennsylvania have gone on strike for the first time in a half-century, and a day after completion of a merger between GE Transportation and Wabtec.Employees at the plant now owned by Wabtec (the former Westinghouse Airbrakes Technologies Corp.) hit the picket ...

Though later than usual, Erie welcomes ice fishing season

U.S. 02/02/19, 13:37

Luke Soboleski and two friends dragged their equipment-laden sled onto the Misery Bay ice on a recent sunny afternoon, joining about 25 other huts dotting the popular Presque Isle State Park ice-fishing spot.Soboleski, 19, of McKean, and his friends drilled three holes — one for each fisherman — and then ...

Man convicted of killing wife on Lake Erie sentenced to life

U.S. 12/11/18, 15:36

A Pennsylvania man convicted of fatally shooting his wife, tying her body to an anchor and tossing it into Lake Erie, then trying to cover up the crime by claiming she had apparently fallen overboard, was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.A judge Tuesday imposed the mandatory ...

Mixing bravado and insults, Trump rallies delight supporters

U.S. 10/15/18, 00:30

President Donald Trump gazes out over his rally crowd and lets loose a stream of insults with a theatrical flourish and playful grin. He jabs at Cory Booker the "disaster" mayor, Elizabeth Warren the "Pocahontas" pretender and "sleepy" Joe Biden."I want to be careful," Trump tells the crowd, feigning a ...

Trump on rally blitz as he tries to stave off Dem gains

U.S. 10/14/18, 08:40

President Donald Trump gazes out over his rally crowd and looses a stream of insults with a theatrical flourish and playful grin. He jabs at Corey Booker the "disaster" mayor, Elizabeth Warren the "Pocahontas" pretender and "sleepy" Joe Biden."I want to be careful," Trump tells the crowd, feigning a confession. ...

Trump prays for hurricane victims, criticizes Democrats

U.S. 10/11/18, 00:37

As Hurricane Michael pounded Florida, President Donald Trump took shelter at a campaign event in Pennsylvania, where he sought to boost Republicans before the midterms.Trump acknowledged the hurricane at the top of his rally Wednesday night in Erie, offering his "thoughts and prayers" to those 1in the storm's path and ...

Update: Trump to rally in Pa. as hurricane strikes Fla.

U.S. 10/10/18, 16:33

The Latest on President Donald Trump on the campaign trail (all times local):4:20 p.m.President Donald Trump is set to campaign in Pennsylvania as Hurricane Michael pounds Florida's Panhandle.Trump headed Wednesday to Erie, where he will rally voters for Republican candidates. Trump told reporters that "thousands of people" were lined up ...

Tornado prompts nursing home evacuation; no serious injuries

Pennsylvania 10/02/18, 17:47

Authorities say a tornado struck a nursing home in northwestern Pennsylvania, blowing a roof off one building and causing moderate to heavy damage. No serious injuries were reported.Meteorologist Mike Griffin of the National Weather Service office in Cleveland said the EF-2 twister packing winds up to 115 mph struck the ...

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