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Bayfront hotel plan approved -- with conditions added

The proposed new $30 million Courtyard by Marriott at the Bayfront Convention Center has the signoff it needed to move forward -- with a caveat.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

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Wattsburg-Erie County Fair opens Monday

Even in today's disposable age, some things are built to last: Matchbox cars, the Rolling Stones and the Wattsburg-Erie County Fair.

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Drivers get first roundabout go-round today

And drivers, for the most part, are handling it, said Doug Fry, assistant construction manager for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in Erie County.

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Erie County's High Tech Crime Unit Gets A Boost

We recently brought you the story on the arrest of an Erie man, charged with 60 counts of child pornography charges.

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Pair jailed in Corry robbery, assault

Two people wanted by city police in a robbery and assault on a Corry man on Aug. 10 were jailed this morning after they were apprehended in Erie on Tuesday night.

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Shipwrecks, Erie area communities to benefit from latest round of grants

Lake Erie shipwrecks, a Harborcreek park and Presque Isle pontoon boats will benefit from grants awarded to restore and protect the lake's coastline.

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Related Topix: Erie, PA, Harborcreek, PA, Penn State University Park, Pennsylvania State University

Tue Aug 19, 2014

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City of Erie declines to fund tax fight over private marina

A tax case over a marina on Erie's bayfront will end in a three-way victory or defeat for the city of Erie, Erie County government and the Erie School District.

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Pair charged in Erie burglary

Two people were jailed this morning on charges in a Monday burglary in Erie after police said a relative of the victim used a cell phone to track a stolen iPad.

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Company acquires rights to develop Lake Erie high-voltage line

A large U.S. electricity transmission company has acquired the rights to develop a high-voltage transmission line on the floor of Lake Erie that would run from Ontario to western Erie County.

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Fires continue at vacant industrial complex

Erie Fire Inspector John Widomski was driving through the city's east side on Monday morning when he spotted smoke coming from the large, vacant industrial complex in the 100 block of East 16th Street.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

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Erie man gets prison, probation in arson

Naglowsky told investigators he meant to take his own life with the fire, which burned for hours and heavily damaged the building at 4613 Peach St. An Erie County judge on Monday sought to balance concern for Naglowsky's mental health against the risk his actions posed to rescue workers who responded to the fiery suicide attempt in February.

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Related Topix: Erie, PA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sun Aug 17, 2014

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Erie to host statewide election officials conference

More than 100 officials who handle countywide elections across the state are expected to visit Erie this week for the Pennsylvania County Election Officials Conference at the Bayfront Convention Center, 1 Sassafras Pier, and the adjacent Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel, 55 West Bay Drive.

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Erie sees drop in some crimes

Efforts launched by the Erie Bureau of Police this spring to quell a rash of shootings and other gun-related crimes appear to be keeping a lid on other crimes in the city.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

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Pat Howard: Nonprofits helping to fill void left by elected officials

While the shake-up in the staff and fundraising strategies at the United Way of Erie County a couple of weeks back was bad news for the affected employees, it was also of a piece with the agency's evolution.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

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Erie City Council majority favors proposed bayfront hotel

Erie City Council could sign off next week on plans for a proposed $30 million hotel and parking garage on the Bayfront Convention Center property.

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Our View: Thumbs up for NAMI's educational efforts

Don't go it alone: The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Erie County responded quickly to let Erie residents know about its services in the wake of actor Robin Williams' suicide.

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Related Topix: Erie, PA, Gannon University, Harborcreek, PA

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Only 1 CelebrateErie food vendor cited for health violations

Friendly's Catering received two noncritical violations during an inspection by the Erie County Department of Health.

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Man arraigned in Erie homicide

Jason P. Thomas, 37, was formally arraigned this morning in Erie County Court on homicide and related charges stemming from the April 8 death of Stephon Bibbs.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Erie, PA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Thu Aug 14, 2014

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In Brief: Girard park screen family movie tonight

Bring blankets, lawn chairs and snacks to enjoy a family-oriented movie outdoors tonight at Pleasant Ridge Park, 8289 Barker Road, Girard.

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Erie County restaurant inspections: Aug. 7- 13

At least once a year, Erie County Department of Health officials inspect all restaurants and stores that sell unpackaged food.

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