Woman sets man on fire after offering massage, police say

Police are searching for a 27-year-old woman after they say she doused a man in flammable liquid and lit him on fire.  Christina Leach, whose last known address was in Dauphin County, offered to give a man a massage at a home on the 7100 block of Wertzville Road, said Silver Spring Township police Sgt. Leroy […]

Is it safe to start naming things for Joe Paterno again? One PA lawmaker thinks so

A Pennsylvania lawmaker seems to think it’s time to reclaim Joe Paterno’s legacy from its post-Sandusky purgatory. Rep. Michael Regan, a Republican from Northern York County, plans to introduce a bill soon that, if passed, would see the Pennsylvania Turnpike bridge over the Susquehanna River named the Joseph V. Paterno Memorial Bridge. PennLive’s attempts to […]

Adrian Robinson Jr. funeral arrangements announced

Funeral arrangements for Adrian Robinson Jr. have been scheduled for Wednesday in Susquehanna Township. Services for Robinson are scheduled for 11 a.m. at the Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church at 212 North Progress Avenue, according to an obituary from the Hooper Memorial Home. A viewing will be held prior to the service at 10 a.m. Officials from the Hooper Memorial Home […]

Penn Scientists Receive Grant for Neuroendocrine Cancer Immunotherapy Research

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania received a $400,000 grant from the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation (CFCF), a non-profit that funds research for carcinoid, pancreatic, and related neuroendocrine cancers (NETS), to investigate the use of an experimental gene therapy that engineers immune cells to attack cancers. The award is […]

In Penn Grads’ Futures: Aircraft, Cruisers, Destroyers

By Julie McWilliams Unlike some new college graduates who aren’t sure what their futures hold, four May graduates of the University of Pennsylvania have known for years where their paths will lead. All completed the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Penn, and this spring, they finalized their duty stations. Lydia Miller’s future includes a stint […]

2 Rivals in College-application Industry Chart New Courses

Just as applying to college is a rite of passage for millions of students each year, delivering all those applications to campuses is a big business. Now, as one admissions cycle gives way to another, the industry’s two most-prominent operators are poised to move in new directions. The players: CollegeNet Inc., a technology company that […]

Unsealing Police Records

Sworn police departments at private colleges in Ohio are public entities and subject to state open-records laws, the state’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday, saying that a college being a “private institution does not preclude its police department from being a public office.” The ruling came a day after the Texas House of Representatives passed a […]

Troika Festival Kicks Off, Bringing Thousands to Celebrate Russian Culture

Russian food, drinks, and traditional Russian dancers – it’s all part of the 7th annual Troika Russian Festival, which kicked off at E. 2nd and German Streets on Friday afternoon. “We really have something for the whole family. The entertainment is good for kids, we have some really nice adult beverages, and the food, everybody […]

Community Helps Out Millcreek Fire Victims

The Mercyhurst Prep community is coming together to help out a family whose house burned down on Wednesday. Fire crews say the house at 4108 South Shore Drive in Millcreek is a total loss. Apparently, the fire started from a plugged in dust buster vacuum cleaner that sparked while no one was home. Mercyhurst prep […]

State Police: Fatal Crash Suspects May Be Responsible For String of Burglaries

We now know the names of the suspects involved in a deadly officer-involved crash Thursday afternoon. Investigators say they may be connected to a string of unsolved burglaries, throughout Erie county. The suspects were reportedly fleeing from a burglary in progress, a crime that sparked Thursday’s deadly police chase. And now, it appears the suspects, […]

Burglary Victim Speaks Out Following Fatal High-Speed Chase

A home invasion that led to a high-speed chase came to a deadly end in Wayne Township. “I was in shock,” said burglary victim Brandon Peck.   “It was definitely not something you want to come home to and see.” When Peck arrived at his house following an appointment around 11:00 a.m. Thursday, he realized something […]

State Police Release Suspects’ Names, Killed While Fleeing From Burglary

State police have released the names of some of the suspects, involved in a deadly officer involved crash.  And investigators say the suspects may be connected to a string of unsolved burglaries in Erie county. As police continue to investigate a car-crash that killed four males, all are believed to have been involved in a […]

McCallion, McMahon Named to North-South Rosters

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